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Old 02-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #9481
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Shorty brake, Long clutch, or GTFO : )
I can’t do it. My Clutch lever is 1 finger just like my brake.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:40 AM   #9482
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Shorty brake, Long clutch, or GTFO : )
That's how I was on my last FZ... Then on this one I thought maybe I'd like both shorty, but was hesitant. I got the "extenda-levers", and have never felt the need to extend. Shorty on both has been all good for me!
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:05 PM   #9483
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ASV shorties on mine too!
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:01 PM   #9484
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Ordered a custom rear brake line set up to finally finish up my rear wheel swap. Got it from these guys:

http://www.venhillusa.com/products/c...e-builder.html

Pics when it comes in.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:19 AM   #9485
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Venhill are a quality brand. Had them make lines for a GSXR a long time ago. I need them to make an extended line for the '09 as I'm running a Brembo rear brake that mounts differently.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:26 PM   #9486
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Installed 190/55 rear and new sprockets yesterday and went for a nice ride today. I installed Gilles adjusters last year and they make readjusting the chain quickly and accurately a breeze. They were worth every penny.

If anyone is interested I have OEM 17t and Sunstar 47t sprockets with <5k miles on them. I’ll post them for sale when I get a chance.
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:44 PM   #9487
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Venhill are a quality brand. Had them make lines for a GSXR a long time ago. I need them to make an extended line for the '09 as I'm running a Brembo rear brake that mounts differently.
More info on the rear Brembo caliper please! With pics of course!!! I've been thinking about this for a while, but haven't got around to it yet.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:07 PM   #9488
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carbon chain guard and frt sprocket cover...then a 95 mile ride in the country.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:12 AM   #9489
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Had a mini heart attack because I saw white mist in the oil sight glass. Thought the water pump seal broke again. The paper towel over exhaust test confirmed condensation. I really didn't want to pull the water pump apart again so I was pretty happy afterwards. Need to go on a longer ride than just downtown and back.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:07 AM   #9490
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Took the fz out to lunch and scrubbed in the new tires. Got about 70 miles on them with a couple heat cycles. First impressions are good on the new road 5s, nice and smooth, good grip, stability over tar snakes and bumps.

For those wondering about the balance beads, to be honest I never noticed a difference in the ride. Was nice and smooth past 90mph, no juddering at slow speeds or takeoff. So for those of you doing your tires at home and can’t balance or don’t want weights on your wheels, give the beads a shot. You’ll probably like them.
Update number 2:

Will and I went out for a ride Sunday and I was able to finish scrubbing in the Road 5s. Pushed them relatively hard, got em all the way edge to edge with just a touch of feathering. They never budged a inch, these tires are glue! As long as they last like the pilot roads we’re used too, they should be great!

Balance beads also continuing to perform marvelously. No strange vibes.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:47 AM   #9491
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I got a 5 min ride in around the neighborhood!

Was hoping to get a ride in Sunday, but we had a foster parent bring over a dog that we are going to adopt.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:53 AM   #9492
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Pulled the carbs as the bike has been sitting for nearly a year and they were all kinds of gummed up. Took FOREVER to get them back in - that rear throttle cable is an absolute b**** to get back on! But she started up and ran beautifully afterwards.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:07 PM   #9493
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Started fork seal replacement... hope not biting off more than I can handle. They are AK-20's so I bought the tool kit from Traxxion. Here goes nuttin'
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:10 PM   #9494
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:17 PM   #9495
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Pulled the carbs as the bike has been sitting for nearly a year and they were all kinds of gummed up. Took FOREVER to get them back in - that rear throttle cable is an absolute b**** to get back on! But she started up and ran beautifully afterwards.
Did you buy the bike back from your brother?
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:25 PM   #9496
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You got this!
Yes he does............

Plenty of knowledgeable people here to ask questions of and I wouldn't doubt a thread could be found on that very job. No worries, take your time, do it right.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:30 PM   #9497
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Have to say.. a fully-faired DPM FZ1 is a thing of beauty!
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:08 PM   #9498
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Finally wired up the brake lights on my Givi v35 side cases.
They were bought used and did not come with the bike side of the brake light harness. And for some reason, nobody sells connectors for these light kits without buying a whole new light kit.

So I made my own with some flush mount waterproof connectors from eBay, and some UV rated cord I had laying around. Good as new!

Connectors: http://r.ebay.com/IAtqWH

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