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  1. #61
    Fifth gear streak
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    If you change your own oil at 600 miles, drop the screen, its a cover held in place with 4 bolts, just behind the oil drain plug.
    Mine had lots of paint and silicone crap in it.

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  3. #62
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    Check your bar end weights for tightness, mine have a propensity to vibrate loose.

    If like me, you ride all year round, cover everything in ACF 50, especially if you take something apart, cover everything with it.

    Basically the factory finish is shoite.


    When God rides, he rides in Scotland. I know this for a fact, because people often confuse him with me..!!

  4. #63
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    If you are pondering new handlebars because you think a little change would feel better, try rotating the bars upward/forward some so that the grips are parallel to the ground and not pointing slightly downward. This changes the ergonomics a good bit and works best f0r riders that are 6' or taller. It just might be the right feel you are looking for. You can also narrow your handlebars by trimming 1.5" off each end and leaving the bar end weights off. This gives a sportier feel and I've found makes no difference as far as vibration is concerned. If you rotate them a lot or narrow the bars, then you'll have to do something about the little position nub on the inside of the controls. These fit in pre-drilled holes on the handlebars. You will either need to drill new holes or grind off the little position nub.

    If you decide to try drag bars with the stock risers and hand controls, you'll need at least a 29" drag bar. It the drag bar has more pullback than usual drag bars, you might be able to get by with 28-28.5' drag bars.

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    Memphis Shades lowers and the MC Enterprises engine guard don't play well together. If you have one don't get the other.
    Current Mods/Accessories: OEM short sissy bar, MC Enterprises crash bar, Mustang Vintage Wide Touring seat, Kuryakyn Dually Iso highway pegs + Longhorn mounts, Highway Hawk floorboards, Tsukayu Corner hard bags, Memphis Shades Pop-Top with modified mounts, Kuryakyn GranTour bag for the long trips

  7. #65
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    If you have the John's Kit forward Controls, you can put on HB Smalley's adapters on your Suzuki or Cobra highway bars so they can work together. The link is on the John's website too. New Page 1

    http://www.johnskits.com/

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    Last edited by SNAFU; 06-30-2008 at 11:47 PM.



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  10. #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by fake View Post
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    It's fixed now.

  11. #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    It's fixed now.
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    *Zombies

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    It works for me? I don't know....

    And for gawds sake man! Put down the hammer and chair! My head hurts....

  13. #71
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    the original post works snafu... the quoted post does not
    2009 Kawasaki KLR 650 called Beast and 2006 Suzuki M50 to be reborn M50 Service Manual
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    "we, the few, the proud, the motorcyclists of the world, refuse to sit down in comfort, insulated from the environment, and run the gauntlet of life with a front row seat. And we wouldn't want it any other way." Jim

  14. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    It works for me? I don't know....

    And for gawds sake man! Put down the hammer and chair! My head hurts....
    works now
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    *Cobra Fi2000R O2
    *Krank Vent
    *Custom LED Intergrated Taillight
    *Kury Scythe Mirrors
    *Zombies

  15. #73
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    just got this tip today, it is called preloading the shifter. as explained to me and I found it to be a pretty good tip.

    while riding, (the mech mentioned this)

    you can lift up on the shifter to get it ready to engage, then pull the clutch and it will shift into gear easily and quickly. Also, if you practice this, you will notice that if you control your throttle, you can shift gears without the clutch.

    again, a mech mentioned this to me.

  16. #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoJPizzle View Post
    just got this tip today, it is called preloading the shifter. as explained to me and I found it to be a pretty good tip.

    while riding, (the mech mentioned this)

    you can lift up on the shifter to get it ready to engage, then pull the clutch and it will shift into gear easily and quickly. Also, if you practice this, you will notice that if you control your throttle, you can shift gears without the clutch.

    again, a mech mentioned this to me.
    cool tip.

    I'll try it tomorrow...

    As to no clutch shifting, not recommended for long period usage

    Most stick shift drivers have done it i think...lol
    WHEN I SAID "LET'S GET SOME SUN", THIS IS WHAT I MEANT

  17. #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestik View Post
    cool tip.

    I'll try it tomorrow...

    As to no clutch shifting, not recommended for long period usage

    Most stick shift drivers have done it i think...lol
    Had to do that when my Master and Slave clutch cylinders went out on the highway on my old S-10. It was of course rush hour and Chicago Construction.Drove 10 miles like that, got towed once I got off the expressway, but it was a scary 45 minutes. Getting rolling again was the hardest part, had to grind the hell out of 2nd, sold the truck after that getting the cylinders fixed, third 1000 in 4 months, I signed the papers at the dealership and drove off in a new Cobalt, ten minutes later the salesman, a friend of mine called and told me the fly wheel self destructed when they were driving it across the lot, another 1000 repair...

    And to get back on topic... Make sure you use a punch to start the hole if you drill holes in the exhaust end plate to avoid walking the drill across it.. forgot to on the bottom pipe and now I might have to debaffle simply for aesthetics And if you do the air box mod be prepared to repaint the box chrome, the cheap crap flakes off BAD, no matter what I tried. Sounds better and the fan isn't kicking on as often now that its pulling in air from somewhere thats not the engine cooling fins..
    Last edited by Trigger1985; 07-02-2008 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Correcting glaring grammer mistakes..


 
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