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Old 03-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #8011
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Although my pushrod isn't threaded, the idea of shortening the pushrod is good. That will be next for me if I need more. Grind off a bit at a time.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:07 PM   #8012
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Well, Dad2bike, you might be right. My wife says suddenly Darth Vader was suddenly breathing heavily in her helmet... Luke.... Got to love intercoms lol.

Anyway, perhaps I'm approaching this from the wrong angle. Maybe I don't need case protection as much as I need a lever that doesn't bend as much. How likely would it be the a billet lever like the CleanSpeed would bend far enough to hit the case?

Turns out I didn't escape totally free. Hours later you can just see the glisten of oil on your finger if you wipe the gouge the brake pad made. Pretty lucky though.

Still a great day!
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:02 PM   #8013
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I have the '12 model, UNI drop in air filter, canisterectomy/desmoggification has been done with the 22k ohm resister applied where appropropriate, Wings slip on with the large diameter sparkie installed, and have the stock map loaded up which came on the bike as delivered.

It ain't broke, I do the 15 minute idle reset with large seasonal/ambient temperature changes, I have never gotten a code, it doesn't stall, it makes me smile, a whack at the throttle lifts the front in 3rd, and I ain't gonna remap the thing.

Keep in mind for all practical purposes, I'm at sea level here in south Louisiana at 13 feet. The low fuel light usually comes on right around 125 to 130 miles, so your experience may vary.

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What gearing ??
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:05 PM   #8014
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Stock Gearing.

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:29 PM   #8015
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Stock Gearing.

Dirty
Which is ??

Mine was swapped out before I bought it - set up for more road use - and it is not that desirable for how I ride.

I wanna do 3rd gear power wheelies (btw I can do 4th gear standing wheelies on my 520 )
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:02 PM   #8016
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which is ??

Mine was swapped out before i bought it - set up for more road use - and it is not that desirable for how i ride.

I wanna do 3rd gear power wheelies (btw i can do 4th gear standing wheelies on my 520 )
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:42 AM   #8017
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Well, Dad2bike, you might be right. My wife says suddenly Darth Vader was suddenly breathing heavily in her helmet... Luke.... Got to love intercoms lol.

Anyway, perhaps I'm approaching this from the wrong angle. Maybe I don't need case protection as much as I need a lever that doesn't bend as much. How likely would it be the a billet lever like the CleanSpeed would bend far enough to hit the case?

Turns out I didn't escape totally free. Hours later you can just see the glisten of oil on your finger if you wipe the gouge the brake pad made. Pretty lucky though.

Still a great day!
Highly unlikely, its made of 6000 series T6 and is thick. Its at least double thickness of original.

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Old 04-01-2013, 04:51 AM   #8018
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Well, Dad2bike, you might be right. My wife says suddenly Darth Vader was suddenly breathing heavily in her helmet... Luke.... Got to love intercoms lol.

Anyway, perhaps I'm approaching this from the wrong angle. Maybe I don't need case protection as much as I need a lever that doesn't bend as much. How likely would it be the a billet lever like the CleanSpeed would bend far enough to hit the case?

Turns out I didn't escape totally free. Hours later you can just see the glisten of oil on your finger if you wipe the gouge the brake pad made. Pretty lucky though.

Still a great day!
get the adventure spec case savers
http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...m-690-e-r.html
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:52 AM   #8019
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Do they have a US distributor?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #8020
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Do they have a US distributor?

Just buy them directly from Advspec. I ordered a skid plate and the case protectors from them. Shipping was reasonable, arrived via DHL, and arrive at my door on the friday of the same week I ordered it. I ordered something else from California on the same day and it arrived after the parts from the UK.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #8021
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Anybody interested in buying a couple of sets or such for a group buy? Freaking shipping is half again as much as the plates cost.
I bet the shipping does change much at all wtih multiple sets.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #8022
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Anybody interested in buying a couple of sets or such for a group buy? Freaking shipping is half again as much as the plates cost.
I bet the shipping does change much at all wtih multiple sets.
i need to do the exchange rate math and figure the interstate additional shipping, but i spose i am interested...

or i could just ride to vegas and get mine from you.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:47 AM   #8023
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i need to do the exchange rate math and figure the interstate additional shipping, but i spose i am interested...

or i could just ride to vegas and get mine from you.
I just posted up on my local board (my2wheels) hoping to get enough in a group purchase that either ASV throws in shipping or it end up being only about $5 each. You are pretty close and could easily get into that group.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:06 AM   #8024
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JB Quick?

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Highly unlikely, its made of 6000 series T6 and is thick. Its at least double thickness of original.

sent using my fingers and voodoo magic.
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Thank you both, I decided to double up and ordered both parts. Sorry Dad2bike, I would have joined your buy, but had already purchased before seeing your post.

I realize that something has to absorb the energy in a fall, but that brake lever twisted a full 90 degrees and etched the teeth into the clutch case cover.

And, all it took to make it look good as new was putting a small screw driver into the toe pad and twisting it back.... I suppose there is good and bad to that.

It has a very very tiny weep of oil when the bike is level. Any issues with using JB Quick, or Weld to repair this?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:30 PM   #8025
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Thank you both, I decided to double up and ordered both parts. Sorry Dad2bike, I would have joined your buy, but had already purchased before seeing your post.

I realize that something has to absorb the energy in a fall, but that brake lever twisted a full 90 degrees and etched the teeth into the clutch case cover.

And, all it took to make it look good as new was putting a small screw driver into the toe pad and twisting it back.... I suppose there is good and bad to that.

It has a very very tiny weep of oil when the bike is level. Any issues with using JB Quick, or Weld to repair this?
I should've mentioned that I've lowered my brake pedal enough so that the adv spec case saver might not stop it. There's a good chance that it will. It's the cleanspeed lever, so I'm not too concerned.

Likewise for the shifter, although it's kinda beefier than the stock brake pedal.

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