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Old 08-08-2017, 06:20 AM   #9201
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Well, I put a double bubble on to replace the cut off screen the PO had on. Then I was all set to put my favorite Renthal road race grips that go on every motorcycle I buy, and I couldn't get the bar ends off.

Best I can figure (can you all confirm this) is that the hex size is a 4.5...my 4 is too small and a 5 is too big. I even tried an SAE and none of them fit. Of course I didn't have a dang 4.5 for some reason. Are the stock bar ends screw end type or expanding insert type? If it's screw type I'll just take them off with pliers.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:36 AM   #9202
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Yes they screw on. Could be corrosion. Using pliers will ruin your bar ends unless they are soft jaw
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:48 AM   #9203
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Thanks fermic. I'm going to replace the bar ends so chewing them up isn't an issue.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:36 PM   #9204
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Bought a 2006 FZ1 to add to my stable... been riding the 2006 FZ6 for the past 2 years, and both are my favorite cycle color, red
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:57 PM   #9205
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Not so dry roads on the dragon today. But thee s21s seem to be coaping very well. As are the q3s. Middle fz has new Conti road attacks.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:02 AM   #9206
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And the crowd goes ooooooooo aaaaaaaaaa. Strippers show yet?
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:26 AM   #9207
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Saw a few meth heads that most likely would stip for $3.50
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:37 AM   #9208
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Saw a few meth heads that most likely would stip for $3.50
Who are ya, the Loch Ness monster?! You ain't gettin my three fiddy!
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:02 PM   #9209
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Took this beast off
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:09 PM   #9210
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And put this on...
Also took servo out and put a eliminator on.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:49 PM   #9211
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Installed sv650 risers. I drilled out my OEM top clamp so I could reuse that as I think it looks much better. Lovin it so far and plenty of room lock to lock.



And then gave the bike a wash. She was really dirty from my trip to WV. Of course the dog wanted in.

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:25 AM   #9212
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Cute pups!
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:12 AM   #9213
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Last night I spent about 2 hours stripping down bike to do the fuel line mod as well as (properly) wire a new USB dual charging port with a relay. (the old, direct wired was draining my battery)

Fuel mod....holy shit, I have a new bike. And it's way more powerful than my old one. I cannot believe what this did. My fuel line had a definite kink and my engine was chasing a clean idle. It sits at 1,000 rpm now, solid.

I'm the 3rd owner of this bike. When I was wiring the USB ports I noticed all sorts of aftermarket crap on my bike. While I knew it had a power commander, there's also a bunch of other crap wired under my gas tank that read "for race use only". I'm not sure what the hell those are. Furthermore, is it normal for the gold flaps on the intake to be marked as Ivans?

I was also pleased to see that the airbox mod was also done...less work for me!

Finally, I was out with a few friends, and for the hell of it I asked them what their speedos were reading. I've been sorta bummed that I only get around 100-110 miles before the reserve and "F Trip" kick in. Here's what I found out:

They both had indicated speeds of 65 and 66 when I was showing 55. I just replaced my rear tire and noted I am running a 45T in the rear. Unless I'm missing something, one of the prior owners must've dropped a tooth in the front, thus throwing off my indicated speed as well as my odometer. (so there's around 20% more mileage on my bike than indicated...not a big deal) On the flip side, I'm getting better gas mileage than I thought since my mileage is off by 20%. Woot for that I guess.

Anyone that hasn't done the fuel line mod, please do. It's easy as hell and I cannot believe how much more power I have. It's way quicker off the line and the mid and upper RPM is just stupid. Meanwhile, my kink wasn't even that bad.

I'm going to find the fuel line thread to give props to the person who posted it...
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:42 PM   #9214
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Put around 500miles on mine at and around the dragon this weekend. 75% of it was in the rain, the s21s handled the rain just as good as my old angel gts.

Got some killer downpour pics though, and drank some of PJs bourbon, which is always a success.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:27 PM   #9215
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Spent the morning and early afternoon being chased by Cruzman and TheWolfTamer, started at Twos and wound up in Highlands for some pizza and cake before splitting off to head home. Most 4 wheeled travelers were kind enough to pull over when a safe opportunity presented itself, always nice when people are considerate.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:50 PM   #9216
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Got out for 4 hours today. Ran 1 1/2 tanks of fuel through the D bike. Noticed both forks are leaking, figure I'll be sending out for flush and seals. They have the ak20's so thinking of sending back to Traxxion.

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Old 08-13-2017, 05:26 PM   #9217
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Installed sv650 risers. I drilled out my OEM top clamp so I could reuse that as I think it looks much better. Lovin it so far and plenty of room lock to lock.



And then gave the bike a wash. She was really dirty from my trip to WV. Of course the dog wanted in.

Do you have a part number for the exact risers you used? I had gotten a set off eBay and they were way to short to clear my CD screen.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:51 AM   #9218
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Got my first speeding ticket on the FZ
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:04 AM   #9219
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I've got some good mojo going, first time in my motorcycling career that I don't have any speeding citations on my record.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:45 AM   #9220
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Took off the Suburban Machinery bars, and put back the Rizomas. I think it's just a better fit for me.

Swapped bars, and then took a ride up to Lake Geneva. Pretty nice scenery up there on a warm sunny day.

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