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Tony nitrous

Next bike. GSX1400.

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Shorter pegs would help, as would spacer plates
to move them back like fake rear-sets as used
on the Bandits.

Neither really fix the problem, as its still
possible to touch down the side stand, engine mounts etc etc.

For me, raising the rear is the way to go.
They do spacer blocks that fit under the bottom
shock mount, or just use longer shocks.

This has the added advantage of giving a steeper
steering head angle and making it steer a bit
sharper / quicker.
Most non-sportsbikes bikes tend to be on the
safe / conservative side anyway.

Im also going to go to a 190/55 tyre and not
the normal 190/50, every little bit helps.

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These are the blocks that mount under the shocks
on top of the swingarm and give the rear a good lift.

I wasnt convinced at first but I know a couple
of lads using them (hard) and they say they're
fine.

Might be the way to go when funds allow.

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Not really looked into it,
but a quick seach came up with...

Bought in AU.
295.00 AUD = 185.949 GBP

Bought from the US.
250.00 USD = 154.775 GBP

I should be able to find them cheaper I expect.

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a pretty penny then, they look too complicated to knock up in the shed .
if i see any for sale I'll give you a shout.

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I thought about doing something similar
(using the linkage) on the Hayabusa.

It gets "real interesting" when cranked
right over low with a pillion on,
the guys chasing normaly back off... Laughing



Im currently running without a steering damper,
but I think raising the rear I may need to refit one.

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bond some flat titanium plates on and get someone to follow and video the fireworks then put it on here Smile

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Laughing I hadn't thought of that... Laughing


We used to take the "hero" bolts out of
the foot pegs and put titanium bolts in
(had a mate who "lost" a few at work)

Similar to drilling holes in knee sliders
and glueing in lighter flints... Wink

looks great around roundabouts at night !



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@madcarper wrote:
bond some flat titanium plates on and get someone to follow and video the fireworks then put it on here Smile


agree

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Had a go at polishing some of the alloy
where the weather had "furred" the coating.



Then pulled the (smashed) clocks off.
Saved the mounting brackets, loom and a few
bits and pieces.

Just need to decide If I go aftermarket like
Koso or Vapour, or maybe GSXR or Busa clocks.

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Laughing I hadn't thought of that... Laughing


We used to take the "hero" bolts out of
the foot pegs and put titanium bolts in
(had a mate who "lost" a few at work)

Similar to drilling holes in knee sliders
and glueing in lighter flints... Wink

looks great around roundabouts at night !





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Not too bad so far,

found permanent live / ignition live and earth.
Indicators / main beam / oil light / back lights were easy.
Plugged rev counter into original feed, seems OK,
Fuel guage seems OK,
Adjusted shift light and pre-shift light settings,
set clock and date.

Put the speedo pick up supplied on for now,
doesnt use a magnet, just counts "changes" so should
work with either disc bolts or spokes in disc ( 8-of)

I'd like to use the original feed but thats something i'll
look into in the future.

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Going to make some new bracket to mount it lower,
and will double check to speedo against my GPS,
but everything I wanted is now working.There's still
oil temp and air temp senders to play with sometime.






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Looks good mate, and the clocks look nice thumbsthumbs

Still a nice looking bike, but think I'll have to stay with the ZX for the minute Laughingthumbs

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Yeah, won't replace my Busa either !

Cheap toy, big, new"ish" 2008, few extra's,
go's quite well, pipe & power commander,
I think it owe's me about £1,640 so far.

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I might look at some spacers that fit under the rear shocks next,
partly because the 14's aren't very quick to turn,
partly to give more ground clearance,
But especially because a lot of the owners club dislike
them for making the bike "unstable",
probably what I'd call sporty or twitchy.

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Had a guy come around and do the Safety Cert (MOT)

Went to department of transport and registered it,
Paid for Rego (tax) and picked up it new number plate.

Phoned up insurance and added it to my policey.

Went out to play.

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Checked a few things like cam chain tensioner and valve clearancesvetc
but bike has a little constant rattle that's annoying me.
Not down on power at all, go's hard, but to my ears, its not 100% healthy.

Currently in bits getting a new cam chain and guides.

Got an "April Fools Run" coming up into NSW and I'd like to use the 14.

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Friday, that's the start of the weekend ? Right ?


30mm jack-up on the shocks, new cam chain and a service deserves a test ride......


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Friday, that's the start of the weekend ? Right ?


30mm jack-up on the shocks, new cam chain and a service deserves a test ride......



These things need checking   thumbs    thumbs    thumbs    Laughing

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