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Old 12-19-2011, 01:31 AM   #6511
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Lovely!

Great bike project too
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:55 AM   #6512
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I'll. E interested to see it once they put the seat on and finish it.

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Old 12-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #6513
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Cool looking custom 690. What size is the front wheel, 21"? Is it installed just for looks? From the photo it appears that the front tire would hit the Rad if the fork compresses much at all. I had a 690sm, sweet ridding bike with challenging looks, seems the builder may have reversed those stock traits. Looks great, wonder how it rides.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:41 AM   #6514
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Actually, I put the Adventure box in the glove box and the ST is mounted on the left in the fairing. The box(es) I've used and seen are all relatively small so fitting it under the SM seat should be doable. Any questions/problems, hollar. I did work like this for 40 years and someone actually paid me for it!
The Fuzeblock I'm looking at measures 2.5" by 3.25" and 1.5" high....it should fit under the seat but I may have to remove the tool kit, will be close.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:34 AM   #6515
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Just got a rear flat while doing 70mph. A little butt puckering but got to the side without incident. 17 motorcycles and 17 years of riding its my first moving flat. Yay for "firsts"!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #6516
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Just got a rear flat while doing 70mph. A little butt puckering but got to the side without incident. 17 motorcycles and 17 years of riding its my first moving flat. Yay for "firsts"!!
That is scary. I had one happen on my DRZ SM in Honolulu on the way home one night. I managed to get to the side and pushed the bike off the highway at the next exit ramp. A half mile seems a lot longer pushing a 300lb + bike with a flat rear tire. Glad you managed to hold it together!!!
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #6517
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That is scary. I had one happen on my DRZ SM in Honolulu on the way home one night. I managed to get to the side and pushed the bike off the highway at the next exit ramp. A half mile seems a lot longer pushing a 300lb + bike with a flat rear tire. Glad you managed to hold it together!!!
I picked up a bolt at Miller in the rear tire on my 675. Hit third gear at about 110mph laying through a turn called "Faster", accelerating out went wide to the outside rumble strip thinking I'd been hit with a gust. Accelerated up to about 135mph whereupon you stand on the brakes HARD for Blackrock Hairpin. The back felt a little floaty hopping off the ground and as I laid it onto its side the back said "I don't think so". Stood it up and ran off to the verge. Tire was flat to the rim. The centrifugal force had kept it holding through the faster turns. BIG FUN! My advice... If its going flat, pin it!
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #6518
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The Fuzeblock I'm looking at measures 2.5" by 3.25" and 1.5" high....it should fit under the seat but I may have to remove the tool kit, will be close.
Get a strip of velcro from Lowe's and mount it using that. Check for fit. IIRC, it that doesn't work Keith, check up in the headlight nacelle.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:04 AM   #6519
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Get a strip of velcro from Lowe's and mount it using that. Check for fit. IIRC, it that doesn't work Keith, check up in the headlight nacelle.
Tks, Mike..I was wondering if velcro would hold it....
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:37 AM   #6520
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Yes it will - buy Velcro Brand though. There are copies that are not as strong.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:27 AM   #6521
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Hey Mike your old bike is up for sale. My buddy who ended up with it wants a adv of some sort.

http://www.squidbusters.com/forums/T...5973#pid125973

Fyi if anyone knows someone looking for a 950SMR.

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Yes it will - buy Velcro Brand though. There are copies that are not as strong.

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:53 AM   #6522
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Thanks Natty! There are days when I miss her and knowing what I know now about suspension mods, she would be a lot more fun but I'm afraid that I'd still be cursed with the tuning fork in my wrist.

I wish him luck with the sale.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:05 PM   #6523
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Rear tyre blow out

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I picked up a bolt at Miller in the rear tire on my 675. Hit third gear at about 110mph laying through a turn called "Faster", accelerating out went wide to the outside rumble strip thinking I'd been hit with a gust. Accelerated up to about 135mph whereupon you stand on the brakes HARD for Blackrock Hairpin. The back felt a little floaty hopping off the ground and as I laid it onto its side the back said "I don't think so". Stood it up and ran off to the verge. Tire was flat to the rim. The centrifugal force had kept it holding through the faster turns. BIG FUN! My advice... If its going flat, pin it!
My third bike was a Honda Blackbird- exiting a motorway (having been well into 3 figures) I attempted to go around a roundabout and the bike felt as stiff as b*ggery ... the rear was flat with a big nail in it.
Not sure what it was about that bike- I had a big lump of metal in the rear tyre on another occasion - I rode it (carefully) 75 miles to the only shop open on a Sunday
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #6524
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Hey Mike your old bike is up for sale. My buddy who ended up with it wants a adv of some sort.

http://www.squidbusters.com/forums/T...5973#pid125973

Fyi if anyone knows someone looking for a 950SMR.

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Can you tell where the bike is located ? Norfolk ?
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:27 PM   #6525
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The FS 950smr is in Baltimore Md.
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