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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by brstar, Dec 26, 2010.
You can get 92 , 95 and at some bowsers 98 octane.
Often though in the bush only 92.
Not sure what year vin numbers came in here.
These were made 73 thru 75.
The owner was saying how difficult it was to access engine numbers etc.
I looked at a government site and it said mandatory after Jan 1989.
Not that long ago.
Question for Y'all.
Has anyone made up a pair of dogbones?
I believe if I make a shorter pair it would raise the rear of the bike.
Hoping for about 1" to 1 1/2".
The ratio is around the 1 to 2.
So if I shorten by 3/4" I get 1 1/2" lift.
Approximately as the ratio's vary with position.
OK now they look simple but is ther anything special about the steel used?
They used to be common on fleabay but not so much now.
Last ones I bought for a KLR650 were milled from aluminum bar. Since they are a static member, are more a spacer than a function. IMHO
Have seen some that were turnbuckles with solid ends. Fully adjustable
Ok and thanks.
These would be for the Wee.
Plain old carbon steel should be sufficient then.
I liked the adjustable ones but didn't see any on my recent search.
The only shorter dogbones were stateside and pricey.
These guys --
still make them in various lengths out of aluminum. That link above shows you how much the bike changes based on the length of the dogbone which is kind of handy. Seems like if they can make them from aluminum your carbon steel should be fine.
iirc I swapped to 1/2" longer jobbers when I went to the 50 series CT.
I went looking on eBay and all they had was the $pendy adjustable jobbers.
It turned out that a pair I took of my 1000 Strom solo bike were taller than factory.
Have you tried preloading your Shock some to see if you like it?
A useful link thanks
The length range is only 20mm variation but causes 2 1/4" change overall.
I would hate to work that out by trial and error.
Seems to my mind the big issue would be accurate holes so as not to exelerate wear.
Josh the preload feature was the 1st thing to pack it in.
So when I fitted the heavy spring I used the scientific or SWAG approach to pre set it.
So the preload is now fixed.
It has minimal sag now.
Just think it sits a little low still is one thing.
The other is to steepen the steering a little.
Overall it will level the chair as well.
Plus more ground clearance.
Those adjustables work out pricey with peso exchange rates.
Not many years back we were dollar for dollar.
And I can cut and drill OK hopefully.
OK now we have built in adjusters for toe in.
If I drop the suspension unit of for some reason, it goes back at the exact same setting .
Should stop any incidental creeping.
Don't like incidental creeps.
May get to doing a proper paint job yet?
Nah! scruffy is OK.
As part of the not really being in the workforce now.
I planted a few veges.
Closely supervised by a mighty pair of bug hunters.
Junior is the one closest to my hand and wasn't shy of using it to stand on.
Dad. I think I will call it that though not sure.
Is the one with the white markings over his eyes.
Its a clever little trick in that he can move the feathers there to uncover the white patches below the black.
Means he is getting stroppy.
Probably saying to junior it's about time to get your own territory (me).
Kayak required a trailer as simple and light as possible.
Yep that worked.
@DRONE I filled up with 91 Octane the other day.
Yet another variation.
Filled the wife's Corolla tonight on the way home.
Its the cheapest its been in the last 10 years or so.
9.990987 US Gal
January last year.
Unleaded 91 octane.
Meant to post this while back.
Must have passed out before I could hit the post button.
5.085312 Gal $US16.3940
A recent fill up
OK spending time again
Gearing on the Suzi side hack thing.
Its at about 30k klm and a bit chain slappy now.
Had in mind to lift the revs a bit.
Whats a good percentage???
I don't like the idea of just going down a size in the front sprocket for 2 reasons.
1 increased stress on drive shaft or is that the counter shaft?
And 2 increased wear on chain and particularly the front sprocket.
So was thinking 17/60 teeth.
That according to https://www.gearingcommander.com/ is a 15.94% increase.
Now bearing in mind the speed limit here is 110kph or 70 imperial measurements with a complete lack of super slabs.
RPM @110 KPH in 6th.
Stock 15/47 5067 rpm Standard tire,
Current 15/47 5216 rpm 175/55 17 car tire,
Next? 17/60 5875 rpm
So according to the chart that is about the same in 6th as 5th is now.
Thoughts and/or experiences?
16-43 iirc was really zippy round town but went 16-45 for slightly better motorway running, I'd probably go 16-46 next time as I have at least an hour of freeway driving before getting to the good stuff. 16-43 will feel like you added 10 Ponies under the Bonnet.
205-50-17 winter Tar General Altimax Arctic - Tire Rackwww.tirerack.com › tires › tires › tireModel=Altimax+...
Thanks Josh I will check those out on the website.
But I think you are talking solo?
The 205/50 may not be much different than stock or my 175/55 which is 2.8% smaller than stock.
The gearing I'm looking at will make 6th seem like 5th.
More revs but a load of the clutch.
650 with a Sputnik, I think they go 275-300 #s
those gearing charts make my brain hurt
I just noticed the tread on your rear tire.
It's a pity we don't seem to get that option here.
I assume it's a winter pattern.
OK I had a look on gearing commander again.
Feel the head pressure Josh??
Stock tire and sprockets gives 5067 rpm at 110 kph.
Our legal speed limit in Western Australia.
Other state its 100.
I was advised to use a 16 tooth front and one of 53 to 56 rear.
With 175/55/17 tire and 16 to 56 tooth we get 5819 rpm at 110 kph
With what I had in mind.
175/55/17 tire and 17 to 60 tooth sprockets it would be, 5868 rpm at 110 kph.
So not much difference between theirs and mine apart from if I went 16 tooth front then I would have the option of going 17 tooth to drop cruising revs for say an interstate trip.
If the government obeys the constitution that stipulates freedom of trade across state borders. (section 92)
Having it revving at about 5800rpm in 6th is close to the revs it would do in 5th in stock form.
Somebody whispered in my ear that a 16 tooth front with somewhere between 53 and 56 tooth at the back would be the go.
For a change I might just follow advice.
Mind I hope he wasn't an expert as some of my most co$tly mistakes in life have had experts as the main cause.
Most others of course were done through someones stupidity.
What tire is this?!?!
PM, from a note, General Altimax snow tire, 205-50-17, I'm now the proud owner of the rig.
(and I'm totally sober right now)
I based my research on what a local here with a Strom Rig was running and some other old threads here.
Something tells me you don't pick up $30-50 sprockets in WA?