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    1. Member nhbubba's Avatar
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      04-15-2012 05:08 PM #726
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      I had my suspension adjusted for my weight today. Absolutely amazing difference.
      Curious what this means. Did you pay someone to dial in the adjustments on your adjustable suspension? Or did you swap parts?

      Last winter I loaded new (much heavier) springs and some Race Tech emulators into my damper-rod forks. Unfortunately it looks like I still have quite a bit of tuning to do. I think they are too harsh and I think I need to relax the preload on the RT emulators. Although I would like to learn how to properly set pre-load as well. Still working on understanding how that is done.

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      04-15-2012 09:17 PM #727
      Sold it. :/ Will hopefully be the owner of a new fuel injected bike within 2 months tho.

      Sent from my MB865 using Tapatalk 2

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      04-16-2012 02:48 PM #728
      Bought my son's 1st bike. (he's 2)

      Now Daddy and the little monster have matching Kawi's

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      04-16-2012 06:24 PM #729
      That right there is 12 volts of win.

      My new high(er) perf brake pads arrived today. Will likely install tomorrow.

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      04-16-2012 08:56 PM #730
      rode to work 3 days in a row...

      first day i got stuck in some rain on the way home

      second day i rode through the rain in the morning to enjoy the high 70's on the way home

      today i enjoyed a gorgeous morning ride followed by a high 80's ride home

      washed her tonight, adjusted clutch cable (see if it fixed my difficulty to get neutral), and cleaned/lubed chain

      may adjust chain tomorrow, i need to research the tolerances first

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      04-16-2012 09:04 PM #731
      SV? I bet it is like my DL: About an inch of total play.

      I rode to work today too. Sweated my balls off riding home. This ATGATT bit is tough.

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      04-16-2012 09:04 PM #732
      Picked up a 98 GS500 for my dad. Has 8400 miles, but looks like it is brand new.

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      04-16-2012 09:29 PM #733
      Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
      SV? I bet it is like my DL: About an inch of total play.

      I rode to work today too. Sweated my balls off riding home. This ATGATT bit is tough.
      yup 1 inch, i think im still good mine is right around there, if its more its not much at all

      it was high 80s here and yes very warm, atgatt is warm but worth it

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      04-17-2012 06:53 AM #734
      Loose is better than tight with valves and chains, but not much else. I wouldn't screw with it unless it were clearly over say 1.5". But that's me.

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      04-17-2012 09:32 AM #735
      Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
      Loose is better than tight with valves and chains, but not much else. I wouldn't screw with it unless it were clearly over say 1.5". But that's me.
      yeah im not messing with it, its very very close to 1 inch, like you said. no adjustment needed till over 1.5


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      04-17-2012 11:36 AM #736
      Quote Originally Posted by thescirocco.com View Post
      I've been meaning to setup my suspension, for my weight, also...
      I'm ~200lbs, and my guess, is that the ZX10 is probably setup for around 150lbs.

      What weight are the Ducati's setup for from the factory? ...And how far off was it?
      The front was set up pretty well with the factory settings but the rear was too stiff.

      Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
      Curious what this means. Did you pay someone to dial in the adjustments on your adjustable suspension? Or did you swap parts?
      I had the local Ducati dealer do it. They didn't have to replace any springs, just set up the stock Ohlins for my weight with gear. I weigh about 162 with gear, so I'm right in the range that Ducati uses for the stock springs.

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      04-17-2012 01:58 PM #737
      Rode into work this morning since I'm on days this week. The powers that be failed to have things we needed for the PM on the tool I'm supposed to be working so I left for the day.

      Went by my girlfriend's place to check on her house since she's in Puerto Rico for a conference.

      On the way back to my place I get popped for speeding. Yes, I was speeding.

      Traffic school (online) in my immediate future.
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      Blast from the past..........

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      04-17-2012 09:35 PM #738
      Paint!

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      04-18-2012 12:20 PM #739
      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post
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      MOAR, please.

      Yesterday, I road from Düsseldorf to Aachen to meet some Ford peeps, then road down to Stuttgart for a conference. First "long" trip. Road right by the Hockeheimring. That was cool. The whole area around Hockenheimring was overrun with crazy drivers. The second 200kms were easier than the first 200kms. I guess I needed to get into it. Also, the bike appears to be fine, and whatever noises it is making are actually not that serious, as I am sure if it was a big end issue, it would have eaten itself on the way down.

      My seat, which I normally bitch about, has redeemed itself. It is very comfy.

      I ride back to Düsseldorf tomorrow afternoon.
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      04-18-2012 05:19 PM #740
      Rode it to work for the first time today since purhcase. Beautiful weather for it!
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      04-19-2012 04:48 AM #741
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post
      Rode it to work for the first time today since purhcase. Beautiful weather for it!
      Me too!
      Logic'd.

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      04-19-2012 08:41 AM #742
      Freshened up the 18 year old exhaust on my cbr, could have got it a little better but it was getting late. Now I need to send the 4-1 header for Swain coat and I'll be quite happy.

      Before

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      04-19-2012 10:41 AM #743
      Fantastic before/after! Very nice work!

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      04-19-2012 12:36 PM #744
      Ordered a LeoVince for the VFR after deciding to keep it. Pics once they are on

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      04-19-2012 02:52 PM #745
      Got a new headlight, and promptly dropped it on the ground
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      04-19-2012 03:38 PM #746
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      It's actually a dream where the Husaberg is pulsating up and down, with the voice of Wilford Brimley saying "ride me you dirty Eye-talian"... "You know you want it"



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      04-19-2012 03:49 PM #747
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      I went for a little ride and crossed a little stream.


      I had already crossed by this point so yeah, that isn't me falling over on the GS. I just got water in my boots and a pair of wet socks.

      Notice the KLR makes it thru w/o issue.

      In all seriousness- any engine damage?
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      04-20-2012 04:07 AM #748
      Rode home from Stuttgart through horrible traffic backups (construction), bad weather, and more construction. 5.5 hours instead of 4 hours. Whatever. I figured out lane splitting, which is not completely legal, but once I committed to the split, the left lane drivers all moved over for me. Made the traffic backups less annoying.

      Also turned over 5500kms and road right by the Hockenheimring. Yes, big grins.
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      04-20-2012 07:20 AM #749
      Installed new handguards and sliders. Crashed it 10 min later

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      04-20-2012 08:20 AM #750
      Quote Originally Posted by Cedric_s View Post
      Installed new handguards and sliders. Crashed it 10 min later
      Do you have any current pictures of your SMR?

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