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Old 09-26-2007, 02:26 AM   #7471
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Is that a newer Corbin? Mine are 2 or 3 years old. Maybe they wised up and went to something lighter. Both mine are steel and heavy. Thanks
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:59 AM   #7472
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[quote=Django Loco]I know most here go with Eibach springs up front. I also know the Eibach straight rate spring is shorter than the stock progressive Suzuki fork springs and you need to add a PVC spacer to make up the shorter spring in order to achieve correct preload.

Given that a shorter spring means a stiffer spring, could one CUT the stock spring to a certain length and achieve the a similar result to an Eibach? (Adding a spacer to match the cut off amount.

Unless the Eibach wire is thicker or less tightly wound, this could work, no? I'm experimenting, thought I'd give it a shot.

Can anyone tell me the length of their Eiback spring and what the rate is?

Anyone ever cut stock springs before? Anygood?


I would start with adding different length preload spacers to the stock springs, and maybe experimenting with adding a bit more fork oil. Little investment but time......
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:50 AM   #7473
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Every time I see that picture I just want to pat the little guy on the head. Little guys are so much fun. Little girls are even more precious! You're in for big problems with the boyfriends in the future! Good luck!!!
Yes! She had a birthday yesterday and announced that she had 10 (TEN) boyfriends!!!

The little guy pictured has never changed. He's all fun! What a great sense of humor he has.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:59 AM   #7474
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damn... i cant believe this thread is 500 pages long... has anyone read from begining to end?
Yes, but starting a long time ago and keeping current. probably never more than 10 pages at once to catch up after vacation and such.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:02 AM   #7475
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I tried the gel seat and thought it was much worse than the stock seat. The Corbin is fantastic. Some people here like a Renazco seat, but I've never tried that.
I'd have to agree, the Suzuki gel seat is barely an improvement from the stocker.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:32 AM   #7476
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Ride along the Cannonsville Reservoir in Upstate NY

The Cannonsville Reservoir was one of many upstate New York reservoirs created to slake New York City's thirst for clean water.

Many, many villages and hamlets were sacrificed, submerged below the waters.




The hamlet of Rock Rift stood here once.


For a full ride report:
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For a memorial to the towns that were sacrificed to New York City:
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:18 AM   #7477
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I'd have to agree, the Suzuki gel seat is barely an improvement from the stocker.
I have spent a lot of time on this seat stuff and what I'm saying IS redundant, so.....
The way the seat sits on the frame rails that taper upward to the subframe at the rear.... if you are prone to ride a bit behind the center of the seat [which I sure do... right on top of the Z in SuZuki], there's just not a lot of depth to work with right in that part of the seat. I had a guy mod to my spec: 1.7 inches or so WIDER, [totals ~10" at the widest spot], and FLATTER... the stock seat has quite a hump to it. It does reduce the seat height toward the rear, cause I was trying to get rid of the 'sliding board' effect. So, the result is a stock pan/seat that is very much like the corbin... wide, flat and firm toward the rear half, and about stock from mid to front. it will push your legs out a bit. I'm good for about 200 miles now and then I need a good stretch break. If you need a really soft seat, you're going to have to add foam.... raising your height.


I also liberated my seats from the anchor bolts. Those steel tabs prevent the seat from taking advantage of those rubber bumpers, and also make VERY effective transmitters of vibration from frame to seatpan!

I sent corbin an inquiry recently and they said their seat weighs 8lbs. I'm guessing mine weigh about three or four...[stock-minus]

Renazco/sargent etc and corbin all look to be great if you can articulate what you want.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:48 AM   #7478
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I got a 'renasco seat' for my azz 1500 miles ago and am a happy azz camper...that said I wish I could dwnload a pic or two but I'm not there yet!
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:18 AM   #7479
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The black bike looked very good.

What luggage and racks do you use in the newer pics? It looks like you can fit a ton of stuff.


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swish ill be in for a couple....





RIP.... killed by a woman who" didn't see you"

new badness....(but i love it)



and of course... FB hisself < that was intentional eddy



i sure do love a piccy thread moment.

cheers fish
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:39 AM   #7480
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For Sale - 1 1995 Honda XR250R with 26000kms and 3 months NSW rego. Paid $2800. Rode it for 12 km. It died. Stretched ligament in right shin/foot trying to restart it for 330 minutes. *Bonus* Comes free with the original curse plus the incentive to buy a brand new Suzuki 07DR650SE.


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Old 09-26-2007, 09:47 AM   #7481
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I painted and mounted a beemer front fender on it to day to get rid of the cow catcher, bolted right up no problems. It made a HUGE difference driving home in the wind and rain. Took photos but they are too large to post here.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:49 AM   #7482
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:23 AM   #7483
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Well done.

Fender looks great and has to work 100 times better than the high oem fender.

What BMW is the fender from? Will the fender fit with oem fork boots installed?

Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2007, 10:30 AM   #7484
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Question Useless fact...

I got 186 kms on a full tank w/o reserve. Thats 186km for 10 litres. 18.6km per litre. I use a 14t front sproket and for this tank it was almost only ridden on the road. 1 trip 50km. 1 trip 100km. 36km of numerous small trips around town and to work. It was Mobil Premium which I think is 95 Octane?

Do you think a 15t ridden on the road will make much difference to fuel economy?
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:31 AM   #7485
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I'm laughing too, but only because of the pain killers and bourbon.
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