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Old 10-20-2017, 04:46 PM   #9301
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Fitted 05 r1 forks and brakes after servicing them. 1 year later I am officially done modifying the bike .
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:12 PM   #9302
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My FZ has sat outside rain or shine, no cover for 2 years. My clutch cable was super hard to pull. Like horribly so. Mechanic used this stuff on my FZ1 and SV and it was magical. So I got my own. I can see this stuff lasting over a year since it doesn't take much. The metal nozzle fits inside the actual cable sheath and is more precise and less messy than other cable lubers. My clutch cable is almost like new again. I'd recommend it for sure.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:13 PM   #9303
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Fitted 05 r1 forks and brakes after servicing them. 1 year later I am officially done modifying the bike .
Until you find the next mod you want
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #9304
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Lol I said that after my r1 forks as well..
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:42 PM   #9305
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My list of completed mods is looooong and yet I doubt I'll ever be finished customizing this bike. I'm still contemplating deeper engine mods (mill/prep the head), will almost certainly do the large fuel tank fabrication. Got a couple other things in mind beyond that like a possible redesign and 3D print of a new front cowl and windscreen to smooth turbulence in the cockpit. Buell pegs will be installed this winter. Thinking of better valves for the 07 forks. The list goes on....

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Old 10-21-2017, 03:03 PM   #9306
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Tried to get the front sprocket off to put on a 16T one. Didn't have a 1/2 inch impact wrench bit so ordered that on Amazon, should be here Monday-Tuesday. Tried it with a breaker bar but the rear brake wasn't strong enough to hold the wheel while in neutral, was going to try with the bike in gear, decided to wait for the impact bit.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:41 PM   #9307
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My FZ has sat outside rain or shine, no cover for 2 years. My clutch cable was super hard to pull. Like horribly so. Mechanic used this stuff on my FZ1 and SV and it was magical. So I got my own. I can see this stuff lasting over a year since it doesn't take much. The metal nozzle fits inside the actual cable sheath and is more precise and less messy than other cable lubers. My clutch cable is almost like new again. I'd recommend it for sure.

That is what I've used for many years, I think its graphite based. It does work great for cables, locks, hinges etc.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:31 PM   #9308
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It is GOOD. Once you put the level back on, pump it about 10 times, work the fluid down some and then let it sit so the liquid can dry and be slippery. Or else it just leaks all over your clutch cover.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:50 PM   #9309
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Molybdenum sulfide in a liquid carrier. Gotta find some of that stuff. Usede the Moly Z powder for years, much better than graphite, but this Dri Slide stuff has a solvent and oily carrier to help get it into deeper reaches.
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:53 PM   #9310
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Here ya go

https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Aid-Bike...slide+bike+aid
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:45 PM   #9311
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Finally, after getting MOTECH bags I could ditch my rear pegs and put this hanger on. No I don't ride 2 up.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:14 AM   #9312
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Tried to get the front sprocket off to put on a 16T one. Didn't have a 1/2 inch impact wrench bit so ordered that on Amazon, should be here Monday-Tuesday. Tried it with a breaker bar but the rear brake wasn't strong enough to hold the wheel while in neutral, was going to try with the bike in gear, decided to wait for the impact bit.
Hmmm, for what it's worth, I've never had any issue just standing on the rear brake, and hitting the breaker bar with my other foot. Might wanna give it a shot while you're waiting for the socket to arrive.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:22 AM   #9313
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Woke up early so gave her a much needed wash and wax at 6am, glad I have the tech spec pads because the rest of the tank is smoooooooth. Currently sipping coffee on the porch at Twos before heading up 60 for some video of the leaves.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:17 PM   #9314
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Woke up early so gave her a much needed wash and wax at 6am, glad I have the tech spec pads because the rest of the tank is smoooooooth. Currently sipping coffee on the porch at Twos before heading up 60 for some video of the leaves.
6 AM? It's pitch black out here at 6:00 doesn't get light enough to see until 7:30.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:19 PM   #9315
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Stompgrip>Tech Spec
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Old 10-23-2017, 02:06 AM   #9316
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Stompgrip>Tech Spec
Never liked the look of Stompgrip, reminds me of the stuff old people used to put in hallways to keep their carpet looking new.


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6 AM? It's pitch black out here at 6:00 doesn't get light enough to see until 7:30.
I was indeed washing it under a flood light with a forehead light, I usually get up before 5am for work so I’m kinda used to doing things early.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:04 AM   #9317
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I never liked ether until i started riding bikes with them. Stomp grips are just so nice, takes a while to grow on you though.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:16 AM   #9318
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Never liked the look of Stompgrip, reminds me of the stuff old people used to put in hallways to keep their carpet looking new.

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Reminded me of the bathtub grippy things.

Honestly, the texture and ugliness is overemphasized online. It actually looks great, even close up, and the grip is much much more compared to tech spec (I had the high end Snakeskin on my old Gen 1 tank) and the knoblike texture isn't that noticeable unless you are close up. Install was easy.
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Old 10-23-2017, 05:08 AM   #9319
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We could just buy a big sheet and make our own as a forum!

https://www.amazon.com/WJ-Dennis-VPC.../dp/B002BK77YO


(in reality I've never found my snakeskin tech spec wanting in any weather, plus I like the accent they give the tank)
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:46 AM   #9320
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Tried to get the front sprocket off to put on a 16T one. Didn't have a 1/2 inch impact wrench bit so ordered that on Amazon, should be here Monday-Tuesday. Tried it with a breaker bar but the rear brake wasn't strong enough to hold the wheel while in neutral, was going to try with the bike in gear, decided to wait for the impact bit.
Shoot some penetrant on it the day before. Leave the chain on and put a 2x4 through the wheel above the swing arm to keep it from rotating. A breaker bar with a 2ft pc of pipe as a BB extender should provide adequate torque to break it free.

An impact gun is always a good thing too have anyhow.
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