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  • decay
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    Originally posted by varg View Post
    I wouldn't worry about 10lbs off of an already light bike too much when it doesn't look like it sees any track use or twisties
    well, i wanted to make an already light bike lighter, like the two i owned previously- 200lb two-stroke sportbikes

    look past the exhaust you don't like and you'll see that's not all i've done to ditch weight, i'm down about 30lbs so far, so almost 10% of the weight of the bike gone

    it's still a bit heavy for my tastes, i want it twitchier, and as it becomes that way i'll become more comfortable pushing it

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  • ak-
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    Originally posted by wworm View Post
    sick. Looks like exhaust and rear sets? Anything other mods?
    Thanks man!
    Racetech 1.0kg/mm front springs with 15wt oil.
    2007 ZX10R rear shock
    Sag and preload adjusted for my weight
    Clip-on conversion
    R6 throttle tube (cuts twist by 25% or so)
    SS Galfer GP style lines, fluid
    Short Levers

    Rear sets yes, and that's about it I think!

    Originally posted by varg View Post
    I like SVs. They are a fun bike to toss around and make a good first bike imo. With some suspension mods I've heard they make a really sweet track bike, though I've only ever ridden one with stock suspension and it left some to be desired. They do not like wheelies though.
    Stock suspension is absolute trash unless you weight like 120lbs, and even then it isn't confidence inspiring. That's the department were Suzuki cut costs to make the bike affordable when released.
    Great first bike and track capable when the suspension is sorted, yeah.
    Next track day is on the 29th! Yeeeeeeew.

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  • varg
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    I like SVs. They are a fun bike to toss around and make a good first bike imo. With some suspension mods I've heard they make a really sweet track bike, though I've only ever ridden one with stock suspension and it left some to be desired. They do not like wheelies though.

    Originally posted by decay View Post
    it is effectively a straight pipe, yeah, but that slip-on weighs 1 pound where the factory piece is more like 10.
    I wouldn't worry about 10lbs off of an already light bike too much when it doesn't look like it sees any track use or twisties
    Last edited by varg; 07-25-2019, 06:07 PM.

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  • wworm
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    Originally posted by ak- View Post
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    sick. Looks like exhaust and rear sets? Anything other mods?

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  • decay
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    Originally posted by varg View Post
    That has got to be loud as hell.
    it is effectively a straight pipe, yeah, but that slip-on weighs 1 pound where the factory piece is more like 10.

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  • varg
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    That has got to be loud as hell.

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  • decay
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    finally got everything together to fix the body damage caused by someone backing over my bike while it was at work

    sorta went overboard fixing the tail section

    thankfully the damage was limited to stock parts, so new carbon fiber tail fairings, and the factory solo tail conversion since i'd already deleted the rear footpegs

    happy to have this girl looking right again





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  • Ryan...
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    Originally posted by Melon View Post
    That picture on the wall, lol.

    Oh Terry.
    That was my 2018 Secret Santa gift lol

    Getting my Screaming Eagle pipes this week, removing the cat, and possibly buying an intake as well.

    Got the solo seat installed:

    .

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

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  • Melon
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    That picture on the wall, lol.

    Oh Terry.

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  • Ryan...
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    Just picked up a 2018 Street Glide. It's my first bagger, absolutely adore this thing.



    I still have my dad's old '79 Lowrider that I need to get running, probably a winter project at this point..

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  • econti
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    Never realised there was a motorbike thread.

    Here's my garbage.
    It's a '94 Ducati 600ss. I can only ride up to 660 due to novice rider laws, so anything faster was out. It had to be a Ducati because I like being a financially unstable idiot. So it was either this, a 400ss which can't go up hills, or a 600 Monster but I don't like how they look.

    Candidate was found 4h drive each way from home:



    Note the disgusting tri-colour 600ss logo in the seat

    Not running due to 2 year old fuel, I rebuilt the carbs, fresh fluids throughout, fired it up and got right down to the task of annoying neighbours.



    Put a few thousand km on it like this.
    But as always, the perfectionist itch must be scratched.

    So it became this:




    And then the frame looked like this:




    I then had a jigsaw puzzle to put back together



    Only "uprated" parts were some new fork springs.

    Few more thousand km on it as pictured.





    Yet again however, the itch returned.....

    Found the front forks, twin disc setup, front and rear wheel of a 1000ss.
    Bought new Brembo clutch and brake master cyls with external reservoirs (hugely expensive).

    Finally got the fairings blocked back and put the stickers on too.







    Got it together a few months ago and absolutely loving life. Such a joy to ride. The lighter wheels make a difference, the new front forks are in a different world to the originals, and the braking power, my God....
    Time to get it to the track!

    Pictured at a pizza place run by a bike mad Italian. He was so excited he named the new special the "Salami V-twin".
    Mrs 998 then dumped half its coolant on the footpath. Average Italian bike experience





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  • coldweatherblue
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    Changed the oil in my Vstrom today.



    my dad brought over my old kx125 a few weeks ago, currently under a tarp beneath the deck. probably needs a top end and a few odds and ends but rode great the last time I had her out (5 years ago). winter project

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