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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Jan 10, 2009.
Understood on all.
Cayman it is!......nice.
I looked at my bike, and yes, it is adjustable.
I may have to move it up a notch!
Man o man, these drastic temperature changes are reeking havoc on my sinus and aging body.....lol. 51° yesterday , 15° this morning. ....but, ahhhh, it'll be over soon. Ride on.
Got a couple short rides in before this morning, too cold to do much but look at it and figure out the next farkle to bolt on. Shout out to Brad at The Bike Shop for all the work he’s done for me. Found a black seat on ebay to swap out the Smurf seat.....
Post up pics of the black seat when you put it on. I have a 99 with the blue seat and fork gators, tank graphics are similar. Would like to see what it looks like with a black seat.
I know you didn't ask me but, I have that!
Will do, I wasn’t a fan of the fork boots either. It’s already 90s enough!
Much better with the black seat!
I haven't found any that fit, other than oem. OEm are to pricey for me.
Sweet, thanks! Deffinetly looks better in black. I have a seat concepts on my KLX, may have to pick one up for the TW.
What's everybodies opinion on ordering a repair manual from procycle. My last klx I had a Haynes manual if I remember. Procycle sells a manual for what I believe is 80 bucks. I have to install a kick start and springs this spring before riding season. Is it worth buying. I'm not smart enough or have much tolerance to down load pdf and crap. Hate looking at a computer to figure out pictures.
I like to buy the shop manual for every bike I own.
It is cheaper than taking the bike to a dealer for anything.
I'm not a mechanic but I can follow directions even if I have to read it several times, look at the pictures, look at the bike...
Everything seems to be available online but I do better with the manual in hand and open to the page.
Manuals are available from several sources, but I like to support ProCycle when possible.
Ya, it's on the list. I'll spend the cash
Manuals are always good to have. The local dealership here has a table full of old shop manuals for cheap. Kickstarter......easy to do including clutch etc. I believe the tw200forum.com has a "sticky" on this ,Kickstarter install and the like....FYI. View that and then make your decision. Again , it's easy to do, I'm no trained mechanic either. IIRC, including the removal of old cover gasket material , I was finished on about 2-3 hours.....taking my time , inspecting the internals etc. Ride on.
Believe me, a lot of the guys who are working at motorcycle shops in the service dept. aren't "trained mechanics" either. Not meaning this as a stab at them, just speaking truth. Most of what I learned in my 7 year stint as a motorcycle mechanic was from experience, less from actual training and education.
I was disappointed in the shipping cost on one order from PC so I contacted them and questioned it.
They explained the how and why, then offered a deal to make me happy.
That is excellent customer service.
They can't change what a shipper does with the box once it is out of their door, but they do try to do the best they can.
If you feel the extra money was wasted, talk with them.
They don't want anyone to waste money on shipping that could be spent on buying more stuff!
I haven't paid for expedited shipping because it often takes as long to get here as the standard shipping.
But if I paid for overnight, or even 2 day shipping and it didn't get here on time I would be unhappy.
For us in Alaska, priority mail flat rate boxes are usually the least expensive method and take 3 or 4 days average.
For bulky items that go parcel post, or whatever they call it now, it will take two or three WEEKS, and sometimes four.
I have disputed a charge with UPS for a package (from another company, no PC) that I paid 2nd day charges for that took 5 days to arrive.
They showed me in the computer that while the shipping label had been generated and entered into their computer system, the box itself wasn't picked up until 3 days later.
Then I contacted the company I bought the stuff from and they claimed to know nothing about that...
I don't buy anything from them anymore obviously.
First World problems, man...
I know that the rear spring preload settings are high/med/low in measuring sag but if a spacer is added, would that technically make it stiffer in layman's terms?
Not the spring but the ride?
Preload only changes the ride height, not the spring rate. So no.