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Old 03-15-2009, 10:22 PM   #92
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Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Washington, DC, USA
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wow, lookin' good man!

You may have said it already, but which lights did you put on your crash bars? While riding a twisty mountain road in dense fog this weekend it occurred to me that if my headlight winked out I'd likely run off the road--a backup would be a good idea.

I put some Gold Valves in (well, actually somebody else did it for me at Datchew's Tech Day while I stood there with my hands in my pockets). They really make a difference. I can't feel any brake dive under normal circumstances, just a little when I crank down on the lever. I tried them on my 'bump test'--I hit a 6" curb at a steady 10 mph. I've hit the same curb many times so I know how it used to feel. I got prepared for the hit but nothing happened. The Gold Valves made it seem like I ran over a nickel. So far I can't see a downside. I think you'll really like them.
'85 BMW r80G/S--Another G/S on the road--Central America on a Shoestring--Nova Scotia on a Shoestring--Never Leave a Man's Behind

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