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Old 01-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #61
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Thanks Chrome, I think that may be what I am going with for the lining. Currently there is no lining in my new tank, just very very slight rust.

Few questions for you guys about resources.
I am definitely putting on Ohlins rear shocks. Anyone know a better/cheaper resource then : http://www.jcmotors.com/p-13808-hlin...0rt-r100s.aspx

What do you guys think about dual sparking, is it worth it?

What starter do yall recommend? Is valeo thrustworthy?
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:20 AM   #62
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If you're planning to buy another starter, I'd give this a serious look.

http://www.motoelekt.com/starter.htm
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:50 PM   #63
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What starter do yall recommend? Is valeo thrustworthy?
Originals = no.
new ones = yes.
Call John and discuss with him. He has a good reputation.
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/

The old ones had glued in magnets that eventually (um, 20 years?) fell off and killed the starter. The new ones are wired into place, are lighter, use less juice, produce more torque than bosch and they're around $180 brand new. I have one. Love it.

The thing Rick @ motorrad sells is about twice the price and some folks love it. I have no experience with it, but I would recommend Rick to anyone. Also good reputation.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:05 PM   #64
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Rick has the Nippondenso. It's the starter that comes from a Toyota pick-up truck but has a different gear to mesh with your flywheel. Never heard a bad thing about them but they cost twice as much as a Valeo.

They are both lighter than the stock Bosch and draw less amps. I haven't read anything showing that the Nippondenso is better than the Valeo at all, much less twice as good.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #65
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Hmm, paying twice as much for something that will do the same job.
The valeo sounds like it will suffice. If not I will have my crust Bosch back up.
Basically I'd like to replace anything Bosch on this bike
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #66
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The stock Bosch parts have definitely been surpassed by better options. An old bike with modern electrics makes me happy.

I borrowed a r90s for several weekends. It had Del'orto carbs and dual plugs. I guess technically it was faster than my bone stock r80 but I think saying that it's a 'lighter shade of slow' is more accurate. It got worse gas mileage.

Dual Plugging threads can sound like oil arguments. You'll have people on both sides argue 'til they're blue in the face. Most will agree though--it's not easy to get it right. You can always do it later if you want to. It may be a better idea to wait on that one.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #67
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When I got my Ohlins the cheapest place I could find was Kyle Racing. I paid $650 shipped for my mono-shock iirc.

http://www.shop.kyleusa.com/category...?categoryId=46

it's worth a call. Just because your shock isn't listed on their site doesn't mean they can't get it.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:09 AM   #68
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What do you guys think about dual sparking, is it worth it?
No. I had it done per advice from the person working on the bike. Honestly, I don't notice a different. The bike never pinged to begin with, and it has not made any difference in fuel efficiency. It actually was more efficient prior to the dual/plug, and its one more thing to think about when tuning. It was a waste of money for me and kind of a pain in the ass, the bike hasn't really been the same since. No. I don't think its necessary.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #69
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Who has two thumbs and is picking his frame up in a few hours? This guy.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:38 AM   #70
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #71
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No. I had it done per advice from the person working on the bike. Honestly, I don't notice a different. The bike never pinged to begin with, and it has not made any difference in fuel efficiency. It actually was more efficient prior to the dual/plug, and its one more thing to think about when tuning. It was a waste of money for me and kind of a pain in the ass, the bike hasn't really been the same since. No. I don't think its necessary.
It's really only necessary for high compression motors - which the ST isn't. At this point, it would probably be a good idea to increase your compression ratio to get the benefits: more power, more mpg, and even better starting when cold.
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #72
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:57 PM   #73
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Nice.

You keeping the time lapse going at all?
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