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Old 03-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #1531
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Good move on removing the decals...how did you go about it?
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:04 AM   #1532
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Good move on removing the decals...how did you go about it?
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I simply used a hairdryer to warm them up and they peeled right off.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:01 PM   #1533
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I simply used a hairdryer to warm them up and they peeled right off.
Did the same thing on my Ninja, works great.

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #1534
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I simply used a hairdryer to warm them up and they peeled right off.
i thought so , did the same thing with the original safety stickers...
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #1535
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Got it mostly back together today, still some details needed to finish. Decided against using the original blinkers so I'm shopping for L.E.D. replacements. I need to save up some more coin for the stainless brake lines and the horn will be relocated at the same time I do the lines. Otherwise I just need to install the bar ends and mirrors and do the final adjustments on clutch and brake lever positions.

I'm really liking the Delkevic headlight, old school look with a modern flair.


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Old 03-04-2013, 11:57 AM   #1536
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #1537
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If I have a slight forward rake, would it be a bad idea to lower the fork tubes in the triple clamp just slightly to even things out?

Is there something I'm missing here?

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #1538
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I have decided to get clip-ons for the Bandit. As much as I like the Renthal Ultra Low bars I am searching for more comfort. Less vibration through my hands.

So after reading some reviews on the DanMoto clip-ons and seeing as they are around $100 I thought I would give them a go.

Yes I know they are made in China. Hey come on Kawasaki make some of their 650 Twins in Indonesia and sell them around the world. Yes i know that some of the first batch of these clip-ons had some breaks under heavy braking. That was a few years back now and I have yet to any feedback since then to suggest that they are still crap. So I thought I would give them a go.

I ordered them just as Chinese New year was happening. So had to wait for that to finish and then they were sent via EMS. Real quick postage this. I had them within 4 days. Open the packet and find they sent one fork clamp that was way to big for my forks. Quick emails between me and them and they have sent me a replacement clamp no questions asked.

So while I wait on this to arrive I thought I would do a "dry" fit of the one I have that will fit. I replaced all the hex bolts supplied with stainless steel ones. The ones supplied were, well, a bit not so good.

I will pass judgement when I have them fully fitted and have had a bit of a spin on the bike to see how they feel.





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Old 03-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #1539
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I was thinking about changing the front lighting on my Bandit. Replacing the mirrors with similar units w/turn signals and going to the flush LED's on the faring as running lamps.

How are you finding those mirrors?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #1540
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I was thinking about changing the front lighting on my Bandit. Replacing the mirrors with similar units w/turn signals and going to the flush LED's on the faring as running lamps.

How are you finding those mirrors?
Mirrors are great. The LEDs in them are not so bright hence me using a setof led indicators attached to the bottom headlamp bracket. So I have 2 sets of indicators at the front on both sides.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:54 AM   #1541
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How about this

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I never heard of anyone lubing a motorcycle chain with WD40! Always a first for everything.

"WD-40 protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture, and lubricates just about anything. WD-40 is also great when it comes to cleaning grease, grime, and other marks from most surfaces." -- WD40 website
My old man said a friend of his was being bothered by joint pain in his knee, he'd tried many conventional treatments w/o any luck, one day out of desparation he put WD 40 on it for a few days...PAINS GONE!!!

Talk about WTF!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #1542
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DanMoto clip-ons done different..

I had a brain wave. Or brain fart, depends on how you see what I have done. Instead of mounting these clip-ons to the forks I played around with some old Renthal bars by cutting them up and fitting the clip-ons to these. I have made my own set of Jota Bars. Adjustable as anything.

I will carry an allen key with me till I get the bars set in just the right position.

The way I have them they are way narrower than the OEM bars. Which I really like the feel of so far.

The only down side is to have them any higher will need a longer brake line.





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Old 03-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #1543
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:49 AM   #1544
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I am more than happy with my DanMoto clips-ons done different. Not as low as full blown clip-ons yet lower than oem bars. I just need to make a tweak to the bars and they should right.

Vibes are different through these bars compared to hollow ones. There but not as tingly.

I like how the bike steers now with a bit more weight on the front.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #1545
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Mirrors are great. The LEDs in them are not so bright hence me using a setof led indicators attached to the bottom headlamp bracket. So I have 2 sets of indicators at the front on both sides.
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