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Old 06-20-2011, 03:47 AM   #46
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Suspension will be your most important mod and also of most benefit to you, even if it is only new springs. The rear shock does need work though if you are going to do much off road stuff as it does pack it in pretty quick.

My quote from Paul was $700 ish for front and rear done.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:31 AM   #47
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Hmmm ok. I might look into that a bit further.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:43 AM   #48
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New tank

Looks good!

Will be interested in your thoughts on how the bike handles now - both on road and off - with the bigger tank.

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Old 06-21-2011, 12:53 AM   #49
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Suspension will be your most important mod and also of most benefit to you, even if it is only new springs. The rear shock does need work though if you are going to do much off road stuff as it does pack it in pretty quick.

My quote from Paul was $700 ish for front and rear done.
I have to say i totaly agree with Cruz .... turns a shite dr into somthing worth riding ... i would spend my money there first Joe
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:40 AM   #50
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Alrighty then guys, it is moving up the list. But the thing is, I am a crap rider, like there is no way I push the bike or its suspension to its limits, so I am wondering why I would need it.....??
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:55 AM   #51
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The suspension will make you able to handle the bike better and more safely and become a better rider and able to ride for longer periods over harder terrain. (Have I sold you yet?) All the other stuff on your bike won't do that.

For me, suspension should be the first thing you get done and then go from there.

Want a ride this week?

Will be 2 crap riders out there.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:28 AM   #52
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Cruz is right again im afrade Joe, i had MPE do my 9fiddy and i was gob smacked at the result, same with the DR so much easyer to ride .... and by the way ive herd your not such a crap rider ... just what i herd
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Cruz: I am working all week including Saturday!! Then Sunday, I have already promised to take the kids to see Cars 2....

Ok, so suspension has moved right up the list of stuff to do then, I will start looking into it more.




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Cruz is right again im afrade Joe, i had MPE do my 9fiddy and i was gob smacked at the result, same with the DR so much easyer to ride .... and by the way ive herd your not such a crap rider ... just what i herd
I like to play myself down so people are more forgiving when they ride with me. I would like to thing I am improving, but hey, who knows.

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Old 06-21-2011, 05:25 AM   #54
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Cruz: I am working all week including Saturday!! Then Sunday, I have already promised to take the kids to see Cars 2....

Ok, so suspension has moved right up the list of stuff to do then, I will start looking into it more.






I like to play myself down so people are more forgiving when they ride with me. I would like to thing I am improving, but hey, who knows.

have fun with the little ones mate the WR can wait
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #55
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Ok, well I got some time to play with the bike today. Gave it a good clean and check over, lube etc and also fitted my new barkbusters.


First cut the ends off the grips. On the throttle side I got the Dremil out and bored out the tube hole.






All fitted up:







The bike in its current state, definitely a work in progress:







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Old 07-06-2011, 06:47 AM   #56
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Just uploaded a vid of me pretending I know how to do a mono too......I call it: Monofail


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Old 07-07-2011, 04:09 AM   #57
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So Joe when are you coming riding then?

I think them pretty barkys wont be looking so shiny after.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:57 AM   #58
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You mean actually ride the thing Joe??? Are you crazy!! I only do modifications on it and wash it. I only have a motorbike so that I can tell everyone I have a motorbike and they will think I am cool!


Anyway, I made another vid pointing out my inability to ride:


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Old 08-28-2011, 04:03 AM   #59
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Update time.

I mounted the switch for the heated grips and fitted an hour metre / tacho. Both on custom made aluminium brackets:








I also added a Acerbis locking fuel cap, more on that soon.
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I got some Pivot Pegs for it. It was cheaper to order them from the US even though they are made not far from where I live.... go figure!!






Then I refitted the 13T front sprocket because I wasn't happy with how high it was revving on the highway.




While I was doing this, I could smell fuel. I found it was coming from one of the bungs on the new tank. I took the new Acerbis cap off the tank and a "Woosh" of air came out, so the vent wasn't working well enough to let air out, so the tank built up a lot of pressure which made the bung leak. So I syphoned the tank out, layed the bike over and added more thread tape to the bung and it hasn't leaked since.








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