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Old 08-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #2176
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #2177
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #2178
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #2179
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Went down to Puyallup today to buy a Corbin for my K1. Dude had a blue with silver markings K1 with only 5k on the clock.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #2180
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Went down to Puyallup today to buy a Corbin for my K1. Dude had a blue with silver markings K1 with only 5k on the clock.
not your usual quality posting Duck..

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:38 PM   #2181
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not your usual quality posting Duck..

Yup, I'll give you that. 2 reasons for no pics:

1) Just had my shitty cell cam with me.

2) I didn't even see the whole thing. He's got it stuffed behind a bunch of other crap under a cover in the garage and hasn't ridden it in a couple of years. He lifted the cover off of the back of it to let me take a peek.

He's got a 12GS as his daily rider so the reason it doesn't have many miles on it is because he doesn't ever ride it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #2182
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Somebody in The Bay Area should steal this S for $2100: (no affiliation)

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/mcy/3222192993.html
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #2183
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ooh. A red 75S!! I've been lusting after that bike for 20 yrs!
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #2184
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This one's even nicer - Mystic Red with 22k: (where's the drool smiley?)

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #2185
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:27 AM   #2186
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Well being the super impatient guy that I am, I decided to put the new forks I got on the bike last weekend. Part of my decision was the all day Saturday rain last Saturday.

I found that apparently there were 2 different designs on the fork brace. The one I got was all flat across the bottom where it connects to the forks. I did a bit of research and found that most of them are machined so there is a little square shelf around each of the bolt holes. So I clamped the brace in the mill and got it to work after a bit of shaping.

I changed out the fork oil before swapping the forks, the old stuff was a dark purple, and I probably could have used them as is, but I thought new fluid was pretty easy since they were off the bike. That and it's impossible to tell what the fluid looks like without removing it...

I've spent the last week getting used to how it's actually supposed to ride...

It rides really nice. So since I didn't replace the steering bearings (I need to), I will yank it all back apart and do some painting this winter and add new bearings and maybe a new fluidbloc. The fender I got is a dark grey, it doesn't look too bad, but I want it to match the rest of the bike.

Would there be any way to tell if the forks have progressive springs in them, by looks or inspection. Since the forks work without leaks, I'll probably leave well enough alone, but I'm curious.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:49 AM   #2187
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Would there be any way to tell if the forks have progressive springs in them, by looks or inspection.
Push the fork cap down, remove the snap ring that retains it, pull the spacer and spring out.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 AM   #2188
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Push the fork cap down, remove the snap ring that retains it, pull the spacer and spring out.
Do they say progressive on them or something? Or is the setup different enough from stock to be able to tell by looking? Sorry for my ignorance.

But I may look when I have them off in the winter.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #2189
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:03 AM   #2190
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Do they say progressive on them or something? Or is the setup different enough from stock to be able to tell by looking? Sorry for my ignorance.

But I may look when I have them off in the winter.
Well, you can tell by looking at the springs to see if they have a variable spring rate. (one side will be have a narrower gap between the coils). Also often times the plastic insert won't be there as the springs are longer than the oem ones. It can be a bitch to push the cap down and remove the snap ring, under pressure so don't catch a spring in the eye.
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