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Old 05-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #12931
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.... (BTW, what do you all like better for frame finishing...?? Paint or Powdercoat?) ...
I chose 2-component industrial epoxy paint when I did mine 2 yrs ago. It was supposed to show possible cracks in frame better than powdercoat. At least thats what I was told back then. So far there have been no cracks, knock on wood. But the paint is chipping in some places due to purposeful use of the bike.

BTW, the GSXR exhaust looks very nice. Definately an option to choose.

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #12932
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the GSXR exhaust looks very nice. Definately an option to choose.
Thanks,

Due to their popular addition to the DR650, they are getting quite difficult (and expensive) to source here in the USA. If they are available in europe, you might want to give this a try now.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #12933
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[...] If they are available in europe, you might want to give this a try now.
Ray, your exhaust looks similar to this one:



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BTW: Are you satisfied with the performance? I think the exhaust is little quieter than Laser ProDuro, but cuts top end, too.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #12934
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Hi there,
haven't had a look here for a few days. Nice to see, that your new toy finally reached home, Ray.
Concerning this 'At least now I can discover first-hand if the 43 airbox can be crammed into a 41 frame....same with the windscreen.' you can take a look at Stefan Hessler's rallye-site www.hessler-motorsport.de to see how to fit the SR 43 windshield to the SR 41/42. He took quite another road with his airbox. This can be seen on his site, too. The question of the 43-airbox adapted to the SR 41/42 has been discussed on www.dr-big.de but it seems to be a big effort which leads you to a complete rearrangement of the under-seat-area.
I'll try to find the thread about this theme and place a link here. In case of questions English/German - German/English feel free to ask.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #12935
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Hello again,
this http://www.dr-big.de/forum/viewtopic...chente#p142000 is the (short) discussion about a change of the airboxes. As I said: in need of translation send me a note.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #12936
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Thanks Bambi....working on my translations now. I'll let you know if I don't understand something.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #12937
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Resi,

The silencer is the Titanium/Aluminium(x)40F0(x) off the 2001 GSXR 1000.

I haven't had the chance to test top end yet but it pulls 3rd and 4th gear to redline just fine.

Using #130 mains in a pair of SR42 carbs with the U-5 needle jet and standard pilots set about 1.5 to 2 turns out.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #12938
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It looks like fitting SR43 airbox to SR41 or SR42 is major hassle. Fabricating your own air-box might be even easier and better solution. Then again it might be harder to get the jetting right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebwUi...2&feature=plcp
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #12939
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Hi Mait,
totally agreed! That's what I meant with the 'complete rearrangement of the under-seat-area'. If Suzuki only had blessed us with a detachable rear-frame ...
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:07 AM   #12940
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Hi Mait,
totally agreed! That's what I meant with the 'complete rearrangement of the under-seat-area'. If Suzuki only had blessed us with a detachable rear-frame ...
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Bambi, since the invention of angle grinders and TIG-welders even weldings lines are detachable connections...

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #12941
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Kermit Lives !!

Just finished installing dual headlights from Lars last night.

Treated the neighbors to 15 minutes of idling SR41 at 10 pm. while I a adjusted the beam.

Only Plugged in one light since my relay kit has not yet arrived. I guess the relays look enough likek a large detonator to get hung up in customs.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #12942
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Ray useless without photo,s .
If you want a taller wider screen HRT sells them for a SR/41 but beware your bark busters will hit them on full lock, it flares out just after the mounting screws to get the extra width.
Off to the the loaded dog rally this week end .
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #12943
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Some assembly required, but she's back home where she belongs........





With my other love............


For those who don't know the story, I bought this bike new in 1988 and sold it 15 years ago. The guy I sold it to called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I wanted it back.......... I did!

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:49 AM   #12944
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Hello guys, hello Tony,
now I'm pretty sure that I have seen your avatar in the 'Elefant sighting'- and 'Elefant technical'-Threads. Your bikes are a nice pair!!!
@ Resi: Although I could never do it, I already knew this version of a 'detachable' rear-loop. You're not afraid of TÜV, are you?
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #12945
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@ Resi: Although I could never do it, I already knew this version of a 'detachable' rear-loop. You're not afraid of TÜV, are you?
Hehe...
As long as the TÜV-guy needs my help to get on my Bigs for a test ride I am not.
Let him jingle the spokes to get himself satisfied and he won't look too close

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