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Old 03-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #6796
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Hey nattyMo - as cool as that looks, it doesn't look complete without the BST wheels!!


goodcat8- Consider the sig line a gift. You just need to do the right thing and keep your Katie and get the Triumph!

Will do, heading out shortly w/ a few friends. 2 of which have less than a year riding experience, and the other my cousin who's an insane race track monster...... should lead to an "interesting" ride.

I'll post pics later.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #6797
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I totally agree. Tell you what Buck, I'll post up my shipping address so you can send a set my way. How's that sound?


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Hey nattyMo - as cool as that looks, it doesn't look complete without the BST wheels!!


goodcat8- Consider the sig line a gift. You just need to do the right thing and keep your Katie and get the Triumph!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #6798
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I totally agree. Tell you what Buck, I'll post up my shipping address so you can send a set my way. How's that sound?
As soon as I win the lotto, I promise to buy you a set. You have the sweetest looking SMR and I'd really like to see a set on it too!
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #6799
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Went out with a few guys today. Lost my fancy cam lens cap and hit a mini boulder that was bigger than a sharp edged softball and put a nice dent in my rim

Regardless it was a great day of riding, the wheel holds air and there's no wabbles at highway speed, had no issue the 20 miles of twisties and 40 miles of highway on the return trip home.

I remember maybe a year ago there were some posts (maybe by Walter?) who had a dented rim. Was it fixed or replaced? Bummer.

Spent a few miles being chased by a Harley XR1200, I don't know if it was the bike or the pilot but he was hauling ass!! Every other turn I'd check my mirror and he was still there!! I know that road, and was hauling ass so it was pretty impressive

Anyways, not the best but heres a few pics for the brethren...







SV gettin' dirty


My awesome wheel battle, kept her up though!!


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Old 03-03-2012, 11:35 PM   #6800
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good job not going down...could've been a lot worse. i think that can be fixed.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #6801
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I was the one with a bent wheel. Way worse than that. Mine had a lip bend like that AND a side to side wobble (out of true) of an inch+.
In June of 2000 I put my CBR under a guardrail at Deals Gap and took a chunk right out of the lip as well as bent it. Imagine your bent portion completely torn right off of the lip of the rim....that's what I had. Same guy welded in a repair and straightened out the whole mess.

Cost me $225 to have repaired....but that was here locally in Ontario Canada, where this shop has little if any competitiors who can accomplish wheel repair. Down in the USA there are a number of people highly regarding in WERA racing circles who charge alot less. One guy in east TN (near MAryville) is supposed to be fast and affordable.

Powersports Warehouse sells new wheels for under $500 as well. That is what I would've preferred to do but I was short on time and needed a straight wheel in a few days.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #6802
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Thumper:

I am trying to turn my bike into something of a sport tourer, so all out track type suspension performance isn't paramount. I think I am gonna go with a Corbin seat for comfort and to lower seat height a little. Also gonna need to lower the suspension, as you said you had.
Do you happen to recall how large a block was needed in your shock, and how much lowering the block achieved at the seat height?
I have a local suspnsion builder, and was thinking of just telling him what I want and having him do it, instead of dealing with the issues of shipping parts for service back and forth across the border.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #6803
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Thumper:

I am trying to turn my bike into something of a sport tourer, so all out track type suspension performance isn't paramount. I think I am gonna go with a Corbin seat for comfort and to lower seat height a little. Also gonna need to lower the suspension, as you said you had.
Do you happen to recall how large a block was needed in your shock, and how much lowering the block achieved at the seat height?
I have a local suspnsion builder, and was thinking of just telling him what I want and having him do it, instead of dealing with the issues of shipping parts for service back and forth across the border.

Well suspension is on the way back now and stupid me didn't measure the seat height before disassembling the stuff. I did however measure the fork and shock un-sprung length and can let you know how much shorter it is.

BTW, shipping your KTM parts tomorrow to your buddy..
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #6804
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Well suspension is on the way back now and stupid me didn't measure the seat height before disassembling the stuff. I did however measure the fork and shock un-sprung length and can let you know how much shorter it is.

BTW, shipping your KTM parts tomorrow to your buddy..

Cool. Keep us posted as to suspension updates. Reason I posted it here vs. PMing is becasue the info might be of use to other inmates on SM's too.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #6805
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Cool. Keep us posted as to suspension updates. Reason I posted it here vs. PMing is becasue the info might be of use to other inmates on SM's too.
Yep Yep, I searched and searched for any info on shim stack and spacers to lower the SM suspension and since i couldn't find anything i bit the bullet and sent mine off. Funny thing is i have done my own suspension for years referencing other setup or RaceTech; however everywhere i looked it was always notes on ADV or SE and that is not what i wanted.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #6806
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Thumper:

I am trying to turn my bike into something of a sport tourer, so all out track type suspension performance isn't paramount. I think I am gonna go with a Corbin seat for comfort and to lower seat height a little.
What if anything are you going to do about wind protection?

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #6807
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What if anything are you going to do about wind protection?

JA

First I will try mounting an MRA touring screen I have leftover from my "sport tourified GSXR1000", and if that doesn't work, maybe a 690 screen or something else....MRA makes some cool naked bike screens too.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:24 PM   #6808
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Dented Rim

I had something like that on my front rim. I used a hard rubber mallet and was able to get it back into shape. You can barely notice it now.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #6809
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I had something like that on my front rim. I used a hard rubber mallet and was able to get it back into shape. You can barely notice it now.
I'm gonna give that a whirl, thanks man.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #6810
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I'm gonna give that a whirl, thanks man.
you bet. Take your time. I did mine with the tire still on. I hit a pot hole that I could have been up to my knees in. I was totally surprised I didn't blow out the tire. Oh well.

I still haven't been able to get my hands on the TKC 80's for our rim sizes, but soon the SM is gonna transform into an SM/SCRAMBLER or a SMRAMBLER?
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