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15 hours ago, Zephyr said:

 

I'm sure there's a logical reason for this, but I have to ask.  Why?

Really long arms?

:P 

I like distance but the angle of the my bars a little weird. Its a temporary thing to get a feel on travel. Got new mounts and new bars in mail.

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I installed the K-Tech Lite shock.  Still; trying to figure out how to get the sag adjustment nut to turn, but I'm only 1cm out from where I should be so not too bad.  Went for a bit of a ride to get the rebound dialed in.  Initial verdict is "WOW"! 

 

I had begun to feel a bit underwhelmed with the bike's performance lately as the power seemed a bit sluggish and the bike felt unsure in corners like it couldn't settle on a driving line.  The sluggishness must have been the stock rear shock's inability to handle the power delivery and my weight, because now I can feel the rear wheel hooking up to the pavement and giving me back that "instant torque" feel that I was missing.  The bike now tracks true to the line that I give and bumps mid corner do not unsettle the bike and give me "pucker" syndrome.

 

Can't wait to take delivery of the forks kit by Matt and have the suspension fully settled.  PS.  You can't go wrong with Matt!  He has been top notch with me and his character has proven impeccable.  Highly recommend! 

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1 hour ago, Zephyr said:

now I can feel the rear wheel hooking up to the pavement and giving me back that "instant torque" feel that I was missing.  

I felt the same way when I swapped shocks. And I felt the same way again when I put a fresh tire on the back. 

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Put full coverage back on it now that we are finally creeping out of cold temps and into consistent 60 degree plus weather. The one nice thing about not riding for 6 months out of the year is that you get that excited feeling when you get to pull it back out...almost like bringing the bike home for the first time.

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After getting only 9 months of riding out of an aluminum sprocket, I'm going back to steel...and aluminum. I'm just waiting on the rivet master link. 

https://www.2wheel.com/supersprox-stealth-rear-sprockets.html 

https://www.2wheel.com/supersprox-front-sprockets.html

https://www.2wheel.com/d.i.d-520-pro-street-vx2-series-x-ring-chain.html

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1 hour ago, superfishal said:

After getting only 9 months of riding out of an aluminum sprocket, I'm going back to steel...and aluminum. I'm just waiting on the rivet master link. 

https://www.2wheel.com/supersprox-stealth-rear-sprockets.html 

https://www.2wheel.com/supersprox-front-sprockets.html

https://www.2wheel.com/d.i.d-520-pro-street-vx2-series-x-ring-chain.html

 

I almost ordered something from that site cause they had good prices but I ended up price matching elsewhere. Let me know how it goes once you get your items.

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Installed CRG Arrow mirrors.

 

I know I've previously stated I was fine with the OEM mirrors... and as far as being able to see, I was. That being said I'd never used bar end mirrors before. I just couldn't see how smaller mirrors could allow you to see better.

 

Until I rode @Beemer's bike which has the CRG hindsight mirrors.  Their slight convex field of view was better than OEMs and tucking my elbow wasn't required to see directly behind me as  needed with OEMs. The view was solid with no noticeable vibrations.

 

I was impressed. Impressed enough to order the CRG Arrows and mounts. I chose the Arrows since I preferred their slightly wider lens and more angular styling over the lollipop look of the Hindsights.

 

And I'm happy to lose the rabbit ears look too.  😁

 

Install took maybe 10 minutes and adjustment took another 5 minutes. A test drive for final tweaking of the angles was another 10 minutes. 

I'm still debating on if I want to get Rhinomoto bar ends. I think the Rhinos would look better but would limit me to keeping the OEM bars. And they're a bit pricey.

 

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On 4/14/2018 at 4:07 PM, DewMan said:

Installed CRG Arrow mirrors.

 

I know I've previously stated I was fine with the OEM mirrors... and as far as being able to see, I was. That being said I'd never used bar end mirrors before. I just couldn't see how smaller mirrors could allow you to see better.

 

Until I rode @Beemer's bike which has the CRG hindsight mirrors.  Their slight convex field of view was better than OEMs and tucking my elbow wasn't required to see directly behind me as  needed with OEMs. The view was solid with no noticeable vibrations.

 

I was impressed. Impressed enough to order the CRG Arrows and mounts. I chose the Arrows since I preferred their slightly wider lens and more angular styling over the lollipop look of the Hindsights.

 

And I'm happy to lose the rabbit ears look too.  😁

 

Install took maybe 10 minutes and adjustment took another 5 minutes. A test drive for final tweaking of the angles was another 10 minutes. 

I'm still debating on if I want to get Rhinomoto bar ends. I think the Rhinos would look better but would limit me to keeping the OEM bars. And they're a bit pricey.

 

Thanks for pointing out that they are convex. That really makes a difference to me. I extended my stock mirrors and love how well they work. Best mirrors I ever had on a bike, but with the extension they move a bit now when I'm chugging the bike. Almost as annoying as the bunny ears look. I think I'll have to look in to these. 

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18 hours ago, tavisb said:

Tank bag

 

 

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Do you have to unzip the tank bag every time you put gas in the tank???

 

 

Ha, I kid! I like that type of tank bag. It comes off quick and easy, not too big, not too small and looks nice enough. Hate to ask but could/would you get a pic of it from the side and level with it? I would like to see how big a gap there is between the bag and the tank and how it looks from that view. Thanks for any help!

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