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Old 11-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #83461
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I'm glad to hear that, about the Shinko 705's that is. I just bought a pair and plan on installing them soon (still have another 1K miles on the OEM tires, but that won't take too long). I'm 80/20 street and trail so they might be what the doctor ordered.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #83462
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I swear i saw a sink in there somewhere
yep, doubles as a parts washing basin for me when things break
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #83463
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
WHY DOES THE POST OFFICE HATE ME?

At 13:00 today my new shock was 15 miles from my house according to the tracking info.

Now it is 150 miles away.

I swear there just F****ing with me...........
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:50 PM   #83464
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:04 PM   #83465
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Hey blackcap,

If you get a minute would you post a close up picture of your chopped rear fender. That is my next project. I was going to just remove the whole thing and weld up new license plate bracket out of angle iron and sheet metal then bolt it to the original mounting holes, but if there is an easier, better way I will do that.

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done. i just used all the old hardware in a different configuration. the bracket that the plate illumination light is mounted to is the old plate mounting bracket, just turned round and mounted in a different location. the only addition was the aluminium backing plate that needed a few minor bends and some holes drilled to make it fit all the stock holes







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Old 11-06-2013, 10:10 PM   #83466
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dickin about with the bike today. new horns sorted out and had some leftover heat shield tape so thought put it to good use and try to stop the engine from evaporating all my petrol away. probably wont make a noticeable difference on a single tank, but im going to tell myself that in the long term im saving millions haha







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Old 11-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #83467
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Thanks for the info on Mr. Clean.

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ER,

Good to hear your experience, especially given we're riding in the same area (I haven't found much sand, either). I may follow the tire combo setup of you and TUCKERS.

I saw your pics posted recently of the natural tank. They appeared to be on Daniel's Park Road, so I'm guessing you're nearby. Maybe we can run up to Rampart and you can show me what these things can do! I'll buy lunch.
Yep, Daniel's Park.

We may have missed the season. Once there's snow and ice, it's there until spring. Last week I tried to get up to Rampart from Woodland Park, there's ice on the paved road far before getting up to Rampart.

These were taken on a section that gets afternoon sun. Most of the trails are hiding in the shade.



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Old 11-07-2013, 09:12 AM   #83468
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Get a handful of dimes or thin washers. Set the bike on the sidestand. Use a pair of pliers or strong fingers to shove the dimes/washers between the coils of the spring. When enough have been shoved in the sidestand spring will come off much easier. Leave the dimes/washers in the spring until you are ready to re-mount the sidestand.

When re-mounting, attach the spring when the sidestand is in the retracted position. Then move it to a point approx 1/2 retracted. The dimes/washers should come out easily.
Thats a great idea!
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:42 AM   #83469
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Or you can tie a strong leather shoe lace to the end if the spring by the rear wheel .Tie the other end to a spoke on the rear wheel.With the center stand UP roll the bike forward and the spring comes off,then pull spring down and roll the bike back .To install just reverse the process.It sounds kinda complicated but is really easy.


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Old 11-07-2013, 09:56 AM   #83470
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That's a lot of work for the sidestand spring. I have several hook tools used to put springs on 2 stroke pipes, they work easy as pie for removing and installing the kickstand spring. Takes 2 seconds.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:44 AM   #83471
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That's a lot of work for the sidestand spring. I have several hook tools used to put springs on 2 stroke pipes, they work easy as pie for removing and installing the kickstand spring. Takes 2 seconds.
Yep, What's the big deal? I just use a screw driver with the stand in the up position. One little flick and it's on.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #83472
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Yep, What's the big deal? I just use a screw driver with the stand in the up position. One little flick and it's on.
No big deal I use the above method just thought the washer idea was creative.. thats all.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #83473
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That's a lot of work for the sidestand spring. I have several hook tools used to put springs on 2 stroke pipes, they work easy as pie for removing and installing the kickstand spring. Takes 2 seconds.
Shady I love your tag line, thats totally me, whenever I have to go to the church I'm sitting there thinking about riding my bike…
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #83474
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Shady I love your tag line, thats totally me, whenever I have to go to the church I'm sitting there thinking about riding my bike…
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #83475
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