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Old 04-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #5416
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I like this one. Nice work. I've been saving for longer better rear shocks but a seat like this might give me just enough for the gravel and dirt roads I ride. Can you tell use how well it works with that set up?
Thanks for the comment. I won't be using this one on too much gravel unless I have to, my Versys is for that. The seat shocks would only help if they are set to the highest setting and the front lifted back to the factory hight. The rear springs are quite stiff due to the Police bike having a lot more weight (that I took off) so the ride is a little stiff. Having said that this bike is still 550lbs with all the extras removed.

If you're looking for something that run fire roads and such I'd look somewhere else. Althogh, might be fun.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:18 PM   #5417
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Just finished a little winter project. 81' Kawi 1000 Police Special. Wife got it for me on my 40th birthday in the fall and was told to get in the garage for the winter and quite bugging her.JK. Hope it's old enough for the 'old shool crowd'.

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Thanks for the comment. I won't be using this one on too much gravel unless I have to, my Versys is for that. The seat shocks would only help if they are set to the highest setting and the front lifted back to the factory hight. The rear springs are quite stiff due to the Police bike having a lot more weight (that I took off) so the ride is a little stiff. Having said that this bike is still 550lbs with all the extras removed.

If you're looking for something that run fire roads and such I'd look somewhere else. Althogh, might be fun.
I'm not looking for something. I already use my cb750 whenever I'm not going all pavement. I've got no fireroads around here. Just miles and miles of graded gravel where the CB performs good enough for me. I just find the need of a little more edge off the odd stutter bumps I can't avoid. thanks for the report.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:22 PM   #5418
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I'm not looking for something. I already use my cb750 whenever I'm not going all pavement. I've got no fireroads around here. Just miles and miles of graded gravel where the CB performs good enough for me. I just find the need of a little more edge off the odd stutter bumps I can't avoid. thanks for the report.
The seat might work for you then. You would need to find seat springs that aren't baked like mine though.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:28 PM   #5419
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The seat might work for you then. You would need to find seat springs that aren't baked like mine though.
I would build my own seat and springs and all.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:42 PM   #5420
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #5421
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Wow. That bike is awesome.

I absolutely love Suzukis.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:45 AM   #5422
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:58 AM   #5423
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:54 PM   #5424
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:37 PM   #5425
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Fixed it for you.

Where in Missouri are you?
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #5426
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Thanks for helping with the image. I'm in Columbia.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #5427
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Nice Jawa!

Nice indeed.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:10 PM   #5428
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #5429
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #5430
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