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Old 07-11-2013, 03:42 AM   #16
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Got one

Ordered a damper last night , it should be here in a week or so. I was thinking about the handle bars , a set of say 2" risers and a set of wider bars may help with steer-ability and clear the side-car windscreen .Problem solved????. Question? where should I start as far as tyre pressures are concerned?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #17
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I tend to run my tire pressures towards the upper end of what is printed on the tire sidewall.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:20 AM   #18
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checked it

I just checked my front tyre pressure rating it said 41 psi I think .The actual pressure was 38 psi so considering the steering is very light I think I will drop it to about 28 psi and give it a go tomorrow.What do you think ??
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #19
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On the GS if I run the front high then it steers a lot easier but I tend to get a little head shake at around 25mph when slowing down. Nothing serious and hitting the front brake will stop it. At lower pressures it gets harder to steer but I lose the head shake. I am talking tire pressures between 40 and 36 I never go below 36 on the GS. I also do not run a steering dampner and I have done no steering mods.

The Ural who knows what the tire pressures are since I only check them when I leave on a road trip and I set them at 36 front, 38 rear and 34 sidecar. I usually go all Winter on the Ural without checking the tire pressure though.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #20
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Now THAT is a sweet hack! It goes well with the retro Honda.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:09 AM   #21
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Yes she is

Yes it came out very well ,a lot of fun . I thinks alot of people have forgotten that is smiles per hour that counts not miles per hour.little bikes can be real fun !!!!. I am still waiting for my damper to arrive and i don't want to do to much more till i get that on . So i will post asap
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #22
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damper

Nice little Honda there. VW beetle dampers are only $35 and universal fit. Keep the bars, you will soon have Popeye-like forearms any way.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:22 AM   #23
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yep I wont be doing anything till the damper is on and well tested.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:28 PM   #24
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The side choice to mount it on looks good to me.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:56 AM   #25
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To the left

Yes we gentlemen down under tend to dress to the left
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:18 AM   #26
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Its here

Got the damper today looks good for $39 inc postage .Need to make a bracket up to mount it ,so that will wait for the weekend . I have lost my man cave to my wife as she needs more room for her new toy a long arm quilter .It not all bad we are going to build a new shed for me (bigger and better)..
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:27 AM   #27
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done

Put the damper on little red today took it out for a very quick spin .And yes it makes a big difference ,still a little head shake but much less now . I think i will give it a bit more lean out as I still have a good pull to the left .But all in all I am getting closer to where i want it to be.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:51 AM   #28
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Getting closer

gave Little Red a bit more lean out today . The combination of that and the damper are making a big difference .I can now ride around the block and not feel like I am fighting it the whole way .I think another 3 turns out on the top adjustment might be in order . But that will have to wait, Bro and I are of to a swap meat Sparrow fart tomorrow ,might find some good old shit
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:02 AM   #29
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A lot of the head shake will disappear when you get the lean out correct .

You will always get some slow speed shake due to trail .. watch the wheels on a shopping trolley when you take off for an idea of what is happening on your bike .

Once your lean out is dialed in the head shake you get slowing down will disappear . Taking off some will remain .
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:34 AM   #30
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thanks

Thanks for that , thats really good to know .Its really good to see improvements ,and the help and advise I am getting here is GREAT
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