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Old 06-29-2018, 11:39 PM   #9781
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Dean:

Sorry about your troubles with that Chinese brake line. I do remember offering you the old stock brake lines and the look of disgust you gave them.

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Old 06-30-2018, 08:47 AM   #9782
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Sorry about your troubles with that Chinese brake line. I do remember offering you the old stock brake lines and the look of disgust you gave them.

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Yes, I thought I would never need them!

That, and along with all the sixties cars that I junked, many years ago, that are now worth tens of thousands of dollars! lol! Who knew, what I should have kept.

Next time you see your old bike, there will be more changes. Little bit of custom painting, here and there. lol!

Feel better, and see you next week, if you are up for it.

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Old 07-02-2018, 03:10 AM   #9783
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ended up meeting with a few ex fz1 Canadians on multis yesterday and did a 250 mile fast paced loop up to Allegheny National Forest.

First long and fast ride the gf did. And after 50 miles in the dirt the night before.

And didn't bitch once.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:33 AM   #9784
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And didn't bitch once.

Rare as hen's teeth - sounds like a keeper. I must have missed it in the news yesterday - did hell actually freeze over??

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Old 07-02-2018, 04:16 AM   #9785
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who knew the secret to keeping her happy was getting her a hobby in motorcycles. If only I knew this two years ago.
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:15 AM   #9786
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who knew the secret to keeping her happy was getting her a hobby in motorcycles. If only I knew this two years ago.
It was my wife that got me into bikes, lol.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:12 PM   #9787
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Today was hot. Got bored and decided to put on a like new swing arm I had bought a year ago, but never got around to.

Things went well till I got to inspecting the shock linkage bearings. Specifically the two that pivot the link arms up to the swingarm. I'm a little surprised that after 200K miles they were completly frozen up. I had replaced them more than a 12 years ago when bike had 30K miles. Hey time goes by.

The Yamaha bearings are $13 each. Aftermarket are more like $5.50. I need the collar as well. Getting a little hesitant to order all aftermarket bearings and collars and then not having things line up. If you replace all the bearings, collars and seals with oem parts it well over $100. I see Yamaha does have some complete bearing kits but I couldn't find one that was specific to Gen 1.

I see a nice used complete Linkage Assy on the bay for $35.

I'm amazed at how well bike was still handling. I'm sure I'll notice some difference when I get done. Need to get the upper shock mount off to see how it looks as well before ordering parts.

I see a nice used Linkage Assy on the bay for $35.

May just go that route instead of buying new. No matter what probably 7 to 10 days waiting for parts.

I have a feeling that the cooler temps that are coming this weekend may force me to steal the linkage off my spare Gen 1 which has about 8K on it. Doubles my labor, but it probably needs lube as well.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:33 AM   #9788
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Spent some time early this morning swapping shock pivot link from the spare bike. Now the test drive comes (fun part). Will follow up with a replacement pivot for the spare bike at my leisure now.

Wish I had room for a bike lift. It would have made things easier however, when your swapping suspension from one bike to another it would probably take two lifts.

As noted in previous post I did change out to an almost new black swingarm. So far the black color isn't thrilling me on my black 01. The bike has never been about appearance. The old swing arm got pitted on the cross member in front of the tire, plus with 235K on it it the bearings probably need an update.

We shall see.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:17 AM   #9789
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Put WileE's old chain on my girlfriend's FZ6 yesterday. Went overboard when riveting the master link and accidentally pushed the pins out a bit. Now I know not to do that. New master link ordered. Will change it on Monday probably. Live and learn..
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:13 PM   #9790
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Installed a healtech quick shifter.

Video of bmidds old shifter with bmidds old GoPro lol

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Old 07-06-2018, 05:27 AM   #9791
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I pulled the old girl out, gave her a bath and then took her for a 20 mile ride to make sure everything was functional. (She is getting prepped to be on loan for one of my traveling buddies if he comes.)

More insights after putting so many miles on the S1000R.
1. The brakes on this bike with the 2007 R1 forks are awesome.
2. I have freaking forgot how to use the clutch correctly
3. The throttle seems so stiff (I have weak wrist?)
4. The stock seat on the Gen1 with my minor mods (shaved foam) is way more comfortable that the aftermarket seat I have on the BMW,
5. She runs and rides so smooth.
6. I need to tighten up the front suspension as it is way way way softer than the S1000Rs
7. The Gauge of Eternal Coolness, is still the bomb.com (If you don't have one do it!)

I'll post a pick just because here in a bit.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:54 AM   #9792
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I pulled the old girl out, gave her a bath and then took her for a 20 mile ride to make sure everything was functional. (She is getting prepped to be on loan for one of my traveling buddies if he comes.)

More insights after putting so many miles on the S1000R.
1. The brakes on this bike with the 2007 R1 forks are awesome.
2. I have freaking forgot how to use the clutch correctly
3. The throttle seems so stiff (I have weak wrist?)
4. The stock seat on the Gen1 with my minor mods (shaved foam) is way more comfortable that the aftermarket seat I have on the BMW,
5. She runs and rides so smooth.
6. I need to tighten up the front suspension as it is way way way softer than the S1000Rs
7. The Gauge of Eternal Coolness, is still the bomb.com (If you don't have one do it!)

I'll post a pick just because here in a bit.
Cruzman,

Good to get your new vs old bike perspective. I haven't ridden any post 2010 bikes of any genre. I don't think there is any debate in anyone's mind that newer bikes are better in almost every performance / handling category.

I have a general question about newer bikes to you and others:

"You have a bike that is some significant percentage better than a Gen 1, do you find that you are using that additional performance during your rides? "
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:08 PM   #9793
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Stompgrip and an oil change

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Old 07-07-2018, 02:28 PM   #9794
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This quick shifter is so much fun.

Had a squid moment last night, jumping on and off curbs on the ktm with no jacket on and my forearm had a talking to against the concreat. But its 70 degrees in pa right now so bandaged it up and spend the day in the fz.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:10 PM   #9795
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Airbox and exhaust mod done, reading previous discussions I expected a big noise difference but didn't hear one. The old girl definitely pulls more according to the butt dyno.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:52 PM   #9796
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This quick shifter is so much fun.

Had a squid moment last night, jumping on and off curbs on the ktm with no jacket on and my forearm had a talking to against the concreat. But its 70 degrees in pa right now so bandaged it up and spend the day in the fz.
Dumbazz.........heal up
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:53 PM   #9797
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Airbox and exhaust mod done, reading previous discussions I expected a big noise difference but didn't hear one. The old girl definitely pulls more according to the butt dyno.
Must've worked... thats a BIG butt...........not that I noticed ye frikken squatch you.


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Old 07-09-2018, 05:33 PM   #9798
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Must've worked... thats a BIG butt...........not that I noticed ye frikken squatch you.


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DIdn't know you squatches could read...............ride on feller.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:06 PM   #9800
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