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Old 04-09-2010, 01:03 PM   #316
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tony, why so little adjustment? 10mm doesn't seem significant, especially if the goal is to level out the bike with a fork/wheel change.
That's what they build into all their shocks (I think). 10mm on the shock is almost an inch at the axle (I think).
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:39 PM   #317
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That's what they build into all their shocks (I think). 10mm on the shock is almost an inch at the axle (I think).
...but the 10mm is at the CL of the stock versys length, so if you want to go up, you're only talking 5mm. since everyone is thinking longer legs for the front, it would have been better to have at least twice the adjustment around the CL, say 20-25mm total.

if you're going to trade springs, you might ask them about it.
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:18 PM   #318
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...but the 10mm is at the CL of the stock versys length, so if you want to go up, you're only talking 5mm. since everyone is thinking longer legs for the front, it would have been better to have at least twice the adjustment around the CL, say 20-25mm total.

if you're going to trade springs, you might ask them about it.

I guess I can ask for you. I really don't want mine any taller. I wonder how far you could go before the swingarm angle is too much?
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #319
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How does your givi rack work on the back seat?

How did you mount it?
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:22 AM   #320
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How does your givi rack work on the back seat?

How did you mount it?
It works OK. I was going on a trip and needed storage but didn't have much time to figure something out. I did it in a hurry but decided after that I liked it.

I don't like the racks that put the bag so far off the back of the bike. I hardly ever have a passenger especially on this bike so I wanted the bag mounted closer to me. I wanted to be able to get to my tools and tire pump under the seat so a rack built over the top would make that difficult. I noticed that seats for these bikes are very cheap on Fleabay. So I just drilled some holes right through it and bolted it up. You can't draw the bolts down too tight though because the seat pan is plastic and warps if you do. You definitly need to use locking nuts. It's kind of loose on there but when I sit on the seat it doesn't move as much. It's been on for 2 years now and still holding up well.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:20 AM   #321
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Not sure that would work in the opposite direction but perhaps.

Mine is plenty tall enough right now. I actually shortened the new Elka shock to it's shortest length after trying it out. It came in the middle of the 10mm adjustment. The new shock is a bit on the stiff side. With no preload I only have about 1 3/8" sag and 1/4" static (if that). I'm going to mess around with the damping some more but I think I'm going to end up requesting a sligthtly softer spring. It definitly works better than stock but it's not the plush feel that I was hoping for.




That is definitely one of the coolest transformations I've seen. I wish the factories would do something like this. Excellent job.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:14 PM   #322
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JD, I saw pics of your bike on the Canukistan thread. You got some more that you can throw up here on the interwebs. Looks pretty nice.

I have a friend doing mods on a couple of bikes and would like to show him some of the ideas you've put together.

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:00 AM   #323
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JD, I saw pics of your bike on the Canukistan thread. You got some more that you can throw up here on the interwebs. Looks pretty nice.
thanks, rode about 175 miles yesterday. these machines can be set up for travel very easily.

the ongoing build writeup is over on the Versys forum. the Canuckistan report is mixed in on the front end, but you can skip over those posts. more photos are added regularly in that ER6C thread as the build moves forward.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=5480

you might be amused by what i used to make a mold for my fairing. that fairing works well on the bike and is rock solid even at speed.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:29 PM   #324
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JD, I saw pics of your bike on the Canukistan thread....
this is the photo from the Canuckistan trip report. fairing and panniers on, but fuel can racks and gravel guard not mounted yet.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:46 AM   #325
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Any update on the Elka shock Tony? Off road?

Rode a bunch of dirt yesterday. The CBR shock limits the speed and obstacles. Figure with more travel I can keep up with the 300/400 cc bikes in the rough stuff.

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The Elka shock is definitly better but it came with too stiff a spring. Waiting for a lighter one. No idea when it will get here.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:51 AM   #327
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Sorry, have been on vacation in WV dirtbiking. The softer spring has not arrived yet from Elka. I'll get a seat height measurement this week.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:49 AM   #328
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Anybody got any experience thoughts on using honda xr650l forks and trees on an 08 ninja 650?
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:28 AM   #329
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Anybody got any experience thoughts on using honda xr650l forks and trees on an 08 ninja 650?
If you're going to the trouble of swaping front ends, why not go for the good stuff? Like an inverted, fully adjustable fork off an MXer?
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:56 AM   #330
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If you're going to the trouble of swaping front ends, why not go for the good stuff? Like an inverted, fully adjustable fork off an MXer?

100 for the whole front end, minus the hoop and spokes, money talks

but that was the dream, originally, but i found the xr forks, and i'm ready to get this party started
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