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Old 12-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
Ninthlord OP
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Virgin GSPD needs mods

My '94 GSPD just turned 45K trouble free miles. She is bone stock, down to the brake shoes. Please help me prioritize the necessary mods. This bike is a keeper.

Thanks, Guys..

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Chastity Belt!

If it has worked well thus far, don't spoil that "bone stock" condition. It will only appreciate! Otherwise, if a mod is absolutely necessary, then modify the title to include,....ME!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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Gas.... Congrats, looks like a nice bike!

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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I'm in the leave it alone camp. If it's worked for all these years, and you can't think of anything specific it needs, don't mess with it!

You know what they say; if it ain't broke....
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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Modding a GSPD? The first thing I would do to it is take off about 40lb's of PD crap. Easier to work on AND lighter. It makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Of all the things I've done so far to my GSPD, there's only one I think is an absolute no-brainer: enduralast alternator.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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Stock is good!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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Modding a GSPD? The first thing I would do to it is take off about 40lb's of PD crap. Easier to work on AND lighter. It makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:15 PM   #9
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  • Corbin seat (so you can put that one on the shelf for later restoration)
  • Omega charging system

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #10
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First thing you must do is to turn it into a cafe racer.

Second thing is to purchase a "Red Centre" ignition system from Australia.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:30 AM   #11
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Do the normal maintenance and leave it alone. As they say If it's not broke don't fix it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:50 AM   #12
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Change front brake caliper!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=625343
Best mod I did. Looks stock but better
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:06 AM   #13
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You need to switch garages and change the ownership papers...........................to me.



Nice bike.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #14
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If you must...

Suspension! New fork springs and fork refresh as well as a rear shock sprung for your riding. Otherwise make sure it is lubed and adjusted. I almost don't trust a bike that clean.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:41 AM   #15
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pegs,
Fastway
or
Pivot.....

If
you
ever
even
think
about
getting
muddy...
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