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Old 04-25-2012, 04:20 PM   #6796
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The wee at Lake Tahoe a few days ago
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #6797
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new threads !

new tires, skid plate and givi crash bars. Bike is almost complete and all that is left to do this year on it are the front brake lines! Should have em tommorow or something like that





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Old 04-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #6798
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New markings.

Finally got around to replacing the stock '08 graphics with the cool, reflective, "German" style decals I bought last December. It's been too cold until recently to apply them. When I first took the factory decals off, I really liked the clean look of the bike. I was hesitant to apply the new decals but I had already purchased them so I figured I might as well use them. I'm very pleased with the black decals on a black bike. It still results in a subtle, clean look. The reflectivity gives them a dark metallic gray appearance in the daylight, which I like.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #6799
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here's my new to me bike! had it for about a thousand km and already modified it a bit ! I've been riding for 8 years now and got from super sport bike to motard to dual to mx to standard and then finally this wonderful machine ! best machine i've ever bought! far far better to live with than my last stupid bmw. :) anyways here it is





How did you raise your front fender?
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:20 AM   #6800
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high front fender is awesome

i raised it by building a bracket that is bolted on the lower triple. Check out the weestrom index, there are a couple of different approaches that are shown. Instead of the fender moving with the bike, it's locked on top like a mx. I really like this mod. It makes the bike look awesome and no more jammed pebble between the wheel and fender.

here's my approach

i removed the triple and drilled 2 holes in the front of it. Then i built this L bracket to hold the fender in place. The key was to build the bracket out of very thick steel so there would be no vibration and then remove excess metal to lighten it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:12 AM   #6801
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Thanks for the info. Looks great. I'm going to try doing something like that.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #6802
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looks good but....want a S10!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:14 AM   #6803
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s10 !

please please keep me away from the S10. Ive seen it a powersports ottawa and don't like it one bit. Way too many electronic systems on it. Traction control ? no thanks, joint braking ? no thanks , Abs ? maybe.. shaft drive ? no thanks. I like to change ratios. I mean the weestrom is as good as you can get for the money.. throw in another 2 grand and you got your suspensions on par with Ktm. Can't go wrong with that especially since the bike is so reliable.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #6804
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I mean the weestrom is as good as you can get for the money.. throw in another 2 grand and you got your suspensions on par with Ktm.
No you don't, but it at least becomes tolerable.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #6805
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #6806
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #6807
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Laguna Seca Trackday 04/25/12

The morning started out a bit on the wet side. I basically tip toed around the track as the Heidenau tires hate the rain. They kept begging me to go off-course for some real fun





Then as the day progressed, I began to trust the tires some more. I highly doubt they were made with track riding in mind, but they performed great in the dry, not one slip!





I was hanging off to the point where I barely had a tip toe left on the outside peg. So basically conceded on my initial plans to drag knee on the v-strom at the track.





The name of the game for the whole day was to not drag hard parts. Hard with the bigger Leo Vince pipes dragging on the right and the center stand dragging on the lefts when I'm hanging off as much as I can reasonably do

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:11 AM   #6808
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I really like it.!!! He put a lot of time , attention to detail and MONEY into that bike. I think it's purdy.
+1 Looks awesome!
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #6809
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The morning started out a bit on the wet side. I basically tip toed around the track as the Heidenau tires hate the rain. They kept begging me to go off-course for some real fun
Awesome pictures! Those certainly are not the tires I'd pick for a day at the track but it looks like they took it in stride. Well done!
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #6810
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+1 awesome ! would have been great to have a powerslide shot like the pros
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