ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #151
TonyKZ1
Studly Adventurer
 
TonyKZ1's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Marble Hill, MO
Oddometer: 675
Quote:
Originally Posted by socalmike View Post
Picked one up this evening.
Congrats on the new bike.
Tony
__________________
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Oxford Heaterz heated grips, a Scottoiler system. My Mileage Tracker Page
TonyKZ1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 08:11 AM   #152
surly357
Cochetopa dreamin'
 
surly357's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 532
Ride pics! ride pics!
surly357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #153
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by socalmike View Post
Picked one up this evening.

Congrats! I guess you found the right deal? What do you think of it so far?
Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #154
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
Here is mine. Stagnant due to rationing.

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #155
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
rear sets from SV Racing Parts

These increased comfort ten fold set at the fully rear most, lowest peg height, andf no more pressed steel brake pedal!

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #156
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
Shifter with fully adjustable settings and option for GP - reverse shift pattern. I stayed with standard.

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #157
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
And on my test ride I discovered I couldn't down shift with the kickstand up...

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 01:05 PM   #158
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
Soooo....

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 01:15 PM   #159
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
And waiting for the paint to dry...


Seriously, these pegs slid on without effort, (except the kickstand loop), and included everything except the brake master bolts, which gave me an excuse to use a few leftover KTM bolts ) and a brakelight pressure switch which I'll add later. The vendor did email me and warn me about the switch, offered to add it on but I have one here somewhere. I can't say enough about the service either, about 6 emails and I got these from Wa to NJ in 4 days despite the storm.

http://www.svracingparts.com/

Highly recommend using this guy, his name is Blair and he is right on top of his business. Guys who referred me there tell me they never wait more than 30 minutes for a reply to email and he got back to me within minutes every question and thru the order.

BTW, these were for the older gen EX250s, bolt rignt on as should the Akra slip on I expect and minute at my door.
Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #160
Gryphon12
Beastly Adventurer
 
Gryphon12's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Carnation, WA USA
Oddometer: 1,261
Navin, I've always like the "racing" adjustable rear-sets, but have been concerned about the rigid foot pegs. In a low side crash, they have a reputation for gouging the pavement and increasing damage and/or jack-knifing into a high-side.

What are your thoughts?
__________________
1990 Honda NT-650 Hawk-GT

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
Gryphon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #161
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
I tell ya, I'm sure they will leave a mark!

As far as causing a full on high side I really have my doubts. I've seen them worn down from a low side and if they are going to cause that you have really blown it at speed and that should be the last of your worries on the street where I'll be riding it at a "sporty" pace .

These seem really popular with the 250 Ninja racers at WERA, lots of nuthin but good to say on their board from my search. It hasn't crossed my mind at all, if it falls, I'l fix it.

From the sounds of it the tips are likely to be damaged in a fall and they are all standard parts that Blair has on hand, or can turn out in a day or two. I'll have my stock stuff on a shelf too, in case.

Only $175 shipped BTW. I'm impressed by the quality and fit.
Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #162
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
2012 Ninja 250 Akra slip on bolted right up, woke the HP up above 7k RPMs too. Bike actually gets a little frantic up there now.

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #163
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
And I guess they are afraid of you tampering with the brake fluids??? delete this little cap lock before you need to IMO, serves no real purpose except blocking you from adding fluid.

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 05:38 PM   #164
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
And my tail tidy, need to find a new flasher unit as these aren't drawing enough to cycle it. Non LEDs too, but tiny bulbs. Bracket is a universal sportbike cheapo, needed the edge ground off a tad to clear the lip in the plastic.

Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #165
Navin
Beastly Adventurer
 
Navin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Oddometer: 7,176
And about that Akra, I'm not a kid and not a loud bike fan. This pipe is for grown ups. Quiet enough to fool anyone it is bone stock, even at WFO. I've heard the Yosh and Two Bros and all the rest. Blatty, farty and nasty, exactly what their customers want IMO. This is quiet, soothing and respectable. I'll have no worries starting or riding from my house at 4 a.m. if necessary. Nice piece, only ever had one on a 2t KTM and it was sweet too.

I also was reminded first hand why these are so "affordable". They are built cheap!!! The friggin side cover "tit" broke off while reinstalling it into its rubber grommet under the seat. As soon as a wrench goes to these you miss the KTM sano bolts and build. I've had cheaper Japanese bikes before but I didn't ham fist this thing as I know they break. Ah well, such is life! I'm sure further dissapointment awaits farther under the hood.

Navin screwed with this post 11-02-2012 at 08:15 PM
Navin is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014