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Old 12-17-2009, 08:12 PM   #61
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Worth $150??? We'll see.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:18 PM   #62
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Worth $150??? We'll see.
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So what kind of mileage or time would you get out of your previous setups? Have you been running stock sprockets?
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:28 PM   #63
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Still a few things to do this weekend.
Like ride it??

Just kidding. Looks fantastic!
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #64
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So what kind of mileage or time would you get out of your previous setups? Have you been running stock sprockets?
I've been running stock sprockets.
3 fronts and 2 rears this year.
Fairly knackered when I change them (which of course eats chains faster).

So the math seems to make sense if indeed they last like everyone says they do (not to mention less wrenching).
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:47 AM   #65
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Like ride it??

Just kidding. Looks fantastic!

Yes that is one of the things on the agenda. A good test cruise is in order.

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Old 12-18-2009, 05:56 AM   #66
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Yes that is one of the things on the agenda. A good test cruise is in order.
I'm taking the GS up to Mike today, or I'd suggest getting together and doing a shakedown ride this weekend on the old bikes. I did not ride it in this morning, was 21F at the house and it's not heated-gear capable yet

I could take the XR though...
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:30 AM   #67
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Yes that is one of the things on the agenda. A good test cruise is in order.

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Old 12-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #68
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Lemme know and i'll make sure you have a chase-rd.
It will be going out for a short spin Sunday early afternoon for sure. I can't really plan a ride however. Come on over and turn a wrench.

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Old 12-18-2009, 03:54 PM   #69
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I can't really plan a ride however. Come on over and turn a wrench.
It's a Norton....you can plan on turning a wrench on a ride.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #70
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I have a quick question that I'm hoping someone has some thoughts on. I've chosen to use these cold days to wire up a newly acquired Autocom system to my 1150 GS which already has a GPS and connections for heated gear for the wifey. I've already got the relay and fused distribution setup but am having a heck up a time finding a place for the autocom system. I just picked up the SuperPro AVI and have read most the autocom threads on this site but the most recommend permanent mounting spots (on top of airbox and under seat) are taken up by my BMW alarm and toolkit respectively. I've toyed with pitching the tool kit but will undoulbtedly need it the very next ride . Does anyone have any other creative ideas? I don't normally ride with a tank bag so am not a fan of that option either.
Thanks in advance
Can't really help without looking, BUT I've been told ya wanna keep em away from the alternator as much as possible 'cause they'll pick up interference. Me? I've had an Autocom in my bin o stuff for years but haven't managed to get it on a bike yet. Maybe one winter....

My personal thought is to put it somewhere where you can get to the adjuster knobs. Having to tear apart the bike to get to em could be 'problematic.'

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Old 12-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #71
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Can't really help without looking, BUT I've been told ya wanna keep em away from the alternator as much as possible 'cause they'll pick up interference. Me? I've had an Autocom in my bin o stuff for years but haven't managed to get it on a bike yet. Maybe one winter....

My personal thought is to put it somewhere where you can get to the adjuster knobs. Having to tear apart the bike to get to em could be 'problematic.'

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I've heard the same about the interference so am just about through with a pretty sano installation in my tool kit (GS) - and the best parts is that I can keep ALL the tools in it. I haven't seen it done like this so I'll post pics when I'm done because I think it's going to turn out pretty cool.
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:10 PM   #72
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I've heard the same about the interference so am just about through with a pretty sano installation in my tool kit (GS) - and the best parts is that I can keep ALL the tools in it. I haven't seen it done like this so I'll post pics when I'm done because I think it's going to turn out pretty cool.


I won't mention that it was darn near 70 again today. Nope. Won't say it! That'd be cruel.

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Old 12-18-2009, 07:00 PM   #73
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I am getting ready to mount up a set of D606's on the DRZ. I have done 3 sets in the past but I am wondering: Is it a LOT easier with longer spoons? I use 10" spoons right now. Whnat if I went with 18" spoons? Much easier?
No, not really, If you do it right you realy don't need long spoons. Just remember to always keep the tire's beed in the spoke well and all will be fine. It also helps if the tire is warm and you use something to lube the tire, like soap and water.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #74
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My Ironman sprockets just shipped and won't be here likely until Friday.. I already have the chain waiting.

That means I'm going to push my luck when we ride Thursday and try and get one last ride out of the current chain.

Why do I have a bad feeling about this? Probably because when Xytomic snapped his TE610's chain the damage to the cases was $1600


I remember reading some thread on thumpertalk or here...don't remember which...knock down drag out fight on ironman vs. regular. One seemed to think it was foolhardy to run steel sprockets. Something to do with chain stretch or something. I read the entire thing through but didn't really figure out why it was so bad. But...hey this is the internet...somebody always disagrees about something.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:45 PM   #75
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Worth $150??? We'll see.
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On a side note, when your motor puts out a whopping 20HP, it takes a long time to go through sprockets and chains.
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