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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.
Windjammer Sporties and Airheads are da bomb!
Here's a link to my build thread
Some of my adventures
I rode over to a neighboring city for a vintage bike show this past weekend. Tremendous number of interesting machines!
Your bike looks great as always. Is that white bike a VFR and is that your friend's Sabre? Seeing those as vintage makes me feel really old.
The white bike is definitely a first-generation VFR. I really wanted one of those back in ‘86! Got a first-generation (‘84) VF750 Interceptor in 1990 for a whopping $1500 instead. Pain to work on, but fun rides!
I had a 500, 700, 800 all red white blue and a red 1200. Really liked all of them but the white 750 was the coolest looking for sure.
Yes, that’s a VFR, and it’s really been worked over and hot rodded. That black and red bike is a friend’s 900F, but I don’t see a Sabre.
That VFR is a one owner bike with 98,000 miles on it!
I got a 1600 Vulcan for the cheap and your Pacifco fairing makes me think. I might try this.
That's not MY Pacifico, but yeah, have at it. Most of those "other" fairings were designed to fit on Vetter mounts. There's good info on the Vetter website for mounting too. Keep an eye on Craigslist and such, I have my nice Jammer, and 2 spares, and don't have 75 bucks in the 3 of them combined.
I have thrown away several windjammers over the years. I’m going to keep everything from now on. My kids have been after me to thin the herd and parts, but I’ll just let them deal with it.
Looks like a really cool show, and what an awesome venue!
It was! There were some really rare bikes there, too.
Well that Dream is a new one for me! I have never seen the 2 stroke, plunger frame model. That's beautiful!
*Edit: So I'm completely wrong, that's a 98cc 4 stroke!!
Interesting. Same basic frame & rear suspension.
How about this first-ever model Yamaha motorcycle, the YA-1?
Sweet!!! I’ve never seen one of those before, only in photos from Japan. Very cool.
We had some rainy days so I did some fooling around in the garage.
The forks on my 2009 883 started making a lot of noise.
The progressive springs for the bike are a snug fit in the forks and rub a lot, and on draining the oil found it
very dark with lots of metal in it.
I thought that was not very good....
So, as an experiment, I put some fork springs for my TW200 in the sportster, these were the stiffest springs pro cycle sells
for the TW that were a bit too still for that bike.
I put some new 5 weight fork oil in to replace the metalic oil that came out and tested it.
More sag, then with the progressive springs so I pushed the forks down in the clamps and gave it a test ride.
Lots more travel under use, about the right amount of sag, and the ride was fantastic, very plush!
I love it.
No more fork noise.
Now, I can hit the speed bump/hump things and not feel them from the front, the back wheel still feels them but not bad.
Besides being tight in the bores of the forks, the progressive springs seemed too stiff to provide much travel.
The TW200 springs are a bit longer then the progressive springs and are not progressive wound, and while a little bit too soft maybe, are in the ball park and give a very nice ride.
This was a no cost experiment for me.
I don't follow how changing the fork tube position in the triple clamp (presuming that is what you mean by "forks down in the clamps") would have any bearing on the amount of sag. Can you clarify?