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Old 12-13-2008, 11:20 AM   #1546
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Got a chance to see Zadok's Radiator Guard, here at Rancho Highfive this morning. Ooo--aahh...its nicer in person. Looks very strong! Very nice workmanship. I do think it would protect the radiator well in a fall on the right side.

Got to try out his new 13/49 gearing too. I liked it! You can go creepy crawly in 1st with out the motor flaming out....and not having to feather the clutch. Where we would ride the track in 1st & 2nd, now we're in 2nd & 3rd. Since he is "dirt only", I think that gearing will be SPOT ON in the woods!

Think I'll be swapping my counter-sprocket in the woods to go from 13/46 to 12/46....when it a serious dirt/rock ride (like Scipio last weekend).

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Old 12-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #1547
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Highfive's Pipe Change

Got the header & can installed. Very simple & easy. You know....this bike is about the easiest bike I've ever worked on. Anybody else notice that?

Anyway....yeah, I've been riding R² today with the new pipe. Not going to say much about it yet. I need to ride more conditions and situations for comparison. I'll let the new Dyno chart speak for itself later this week.....and then everyone can argue about it all over again (while I'm out riding).

A few inital comments though:

1) Sounds nice. Very similar to my Graves Insert.
2) Rev's quicker and maybe higher (I'm hitting the Rev limiter faster)
3) Easily pulled to 98 mph indicated (before I had to shut down for traffic). I never got over 92 mph previously....flat out. Also, did it over shorter distance....I always test on the same street between the same points.

I'm also performing sound tests on each system as I go. I will post results later. Too windy today to test measure the Q4 correctly.



The Powerbomb I.D. is 42mm. The Stock Header I.D. is 35mm.



You can see the bigger mid-pipe size in this photo, too. The whole FMF system weighs 4 lbs lighter (FMF = 7.0 lbs, Stock = 11.0 lbs.)...bathroom scale method.



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Old 12-13-2008, 01:24 PM   #1548
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Looking better every day HF!

Once they make a 450 version of that thing and it proves reliable I am going to sell a couple of my bikes and get one.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #1549
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I have a 250 mile day planned for Jan 9th but I doubt I will be able to purchase any of the stuff by then
A 250 mile day is one fill up.
I've done that several times on a stock WRR with no problems. I try to stay off the slab and stick to roads that are more fun and scenic, but no problems with the bike or comfort etc.
You've already got a windscreen, so it should be even easier on you.
One very simple mod that I would recommend trying before anyone goes to the trouble of replacing the stock seat is bicycle shorts. They make for a much more comfortable ride (on any motorcycle), and you don't lose any of the positive aspects of the stock seat.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:18 PM   #1550
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Originally Posted by HighFive
Got the header & can installed. Very simple & easy. You know....this bike is about the easiest bike I've ever worked on. Anybody else notice that?

Anyway....yeah, I've been riding Rē today with the new pipe. Not going to say much about it yet. I need to ride more conditions and situations for comparison. I'll let the new Dyno chart speak for itself later this week.....and then everyone can argue about it all over again (while I'm out riding).

A few inital comments though:

1) Sounds nice. Very similar to my Graves Insert.
2) Rev's quicker and maybe higher (I'm hitting the Rev limiter faster)
3) Easily pulled to 98 mph indicated (before I had to shut down for traffic). I never got over 92 mph previously....flat out. Also, did it over shorter distance....I always test on the same street between the same points.

I'm also performing sound tests on each system as I go. I will post results later. Too windy today to test measure the Q4 correctly.



The Powerbomb I.D. is 42mm. The Stock Header I.D. is 35mm.



You can see the bigger mid-pipe size in this photo, too. The whole FMF system weighs 4 lbs lighter (FMF = 7.0 lbs, Stock = 11.0 lbs.)...bathroom scale method.



HF

Lookin' nice HF!

Have you talked to Zadok about doing the EXUP servo motor
removal? That'll save you another 3 lbs or so of dead weight
you're carrying around now without the stock pipe.

Do that and swap that anvil under your rear fender for a DRC
kit and drop another lb and a half ...
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:58 PM   #1551
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Dammit Zadok, you're costin' me money here!!!

That radiator guard is sweeet!!!! Just put an order in
for one myself.
Sorry buddy, but turnabout is fair play. You have cost me
a LOT of money over the past few months. Tell ya what.
You send me an invoice for the money I have cost you
in mod persuasion, and in return I will send you a bill....But
you better get ready for a heavy bill......
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:48 PM   #1552
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Dammit Zadok, you're costin' me money here!!!

That radiator guard is sweeet!!!! Just put an order in
for one myself.
I ordered one too!
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #1553
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this thing kicks now!

13/46 combo works for me!!!! Pulls in 6th up hills now! I'm happy! And HF is right about the smart chain. This chain is awsome!
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #1554
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Hills...

Saw these pics on THE SBR thread and they brought
back memories. Memories of bustin' my leg!!!

I tried this hill with the original stock Deathwings.

Not a good idea.

They call this one $100 hill because that's what
it'll cost in parts if you don't make it.

(Cost my INS $3000, but I truly was lost and it WAS)
an accident!!!)

Thanks for the shots R1!!







The approach...





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Old 12-14-2008, 05:18 AM   #1555
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Electrical load update

Electrical load update.

Was lucky again yesterday with the weather and got to ride it all day long again and can do my first oil change.

Since my last post before adding my heated grips I now just wanted to report that I ran my headlight (remember I added a switch to turn if off if I want), heated grips, heated vest, heated arm chaps--heated gloves on high all day long and held over 13 volts all day even at idle. It was very cold and windy---I'd a had to stay at home without the heated stuff--had a blast-----trail wings have got to go--along with a few other tidbits.

And so far----everyday I've rode it I got to test my tip-over switch--damn thing works--
I guess you guys that don't crash can remove it
If you don't crash--you need to ride faster

Didn't want the day to end--didn't want to go home---got on top of my favorite hill and got this sunset shot.
Got home---dog was glad to see me---wife was worried sick I'd crashed somewhere and the coyotes would find me !!!! She doesn't know--she was almost right.

Dang thing is costing me a fortune to ride all day !!
Gas $1.78 Car Wash $5.75

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Old 12-14-2008, 07:08 AM   #1556
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Easily pulled to 98 mph indicated (before I had to shut down for traffic). I never got over 92 mph previously....flat out. HF
A six mph top speed increase is a big gain. If that translates to the dyno results like I'm afraid it will, I'll be eating crow about aftermarket pipes.

A lot of people are using this FMF pipe on the WRR. What are the instructions for maintenance? Does it have packing that needs regular replacement? Anybody tried one and gone back to stock because of the noise? (Desperately trying to find something negative here to justify my opinions before HF humiliates me with his dyno results.)
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:49 AM   #1557
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New rack bag

Found the perfect bag for the new rack. A small backpack from Wal-Mart, $9.97. No modifications needed, just two straps at each end run through the strap holder and top loop. Holds more than enough for a day ride.

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Old 12-14-2008, 08:20 AM   #1558
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I ordered one too!
Too nice of a price to pass up... Count me in too.

How long should it take to ship from Aussieland?
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:25 AM   #1559
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Too nice of a price to pass up... Count me in too.

How long should it take to ship from Aussieland?
I'll let you know once I get it. Zadok said he got his pretty quick.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:39 AM   #1560
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Too nice of a price to pass up... Count me in too.

How long should it take to ship from Aussieland?
Should receive it within about 2 weeks. I ordered mine on
a monday or tuesday, if I remember correctly, and received
it on friday of the following week. So about 8 to 10 business
days.

Nice piece and a nice price indeed......
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