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Old 10-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #1373
DaBinChe
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Santa Cruz Mtns.
Oddometer: 1,026
my W675

I'm just about done with my w675.

List of things done:
Super Brace
RaceTech fork springs (lowered an inch) and gold emulator
Hagon rear shocks (210mm, which should come out to about an inch lower at rear axle)
shorten center stand an inch and bent out kick stand
Honda CB600F handle bar (3" rise and 28" width at bar end weights) with problem solver bar shims
Shorten throttle cable (cut them down and solder new ends)
Shorter clutch cable (from oem low bar)
stainless steel braided brake line
HH brake pads
Signal Dynamics headlight and brake light modulator
Powder coated fenders and grab bars
spot welded on gussets on rear fender
smaller turn signals
2001 knee pads
trimmed seat and upholstered (plan on trimming down the middle hump flat)
Rapid Transit tail bag
Gerbing electric heater ready
oil dip stick thermometer
de-baffled stock mufflers
air/fuel screw at 2.5 turns out and shim needles
All emissions stuff removed/replaced properly not just plugged up
BT45's tires with over 5k miles (looks like they will last 6k miles) Trying some Pilot Activ next

Big improvements were the suspension upgrades and the lower handle bars. Lower the bike an inch did reduce ground clearance a little but I like the lower center of gravity. Carb tune is just right and am getting over 60mpg taking it easy, upper 50's mpg thru the mountains and about mid 50's mpg if I ride it like a sports bike. Overall the bike feels much better then stock...almost sold it when it was stock cause I wasn't happy with how it rode but now am very happy.

Thinking about taking off the emblems, just don't like how thick they are, makes the bike look wider. If I do do it then they will be replaced with W's. Bike is a little dirty in this pic, hadn't washed it in about 3 months.


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