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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-29-2017, 10:43 AM   #31
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Finally!



Actually, the head is on now. But I need to check the FSM to double check cam timing and valve lash before buttoning her back up.

Now we're expecting more snow
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-30-2017, 12:27 AM   #32
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 01-30-2017, 08:23 PM   #33
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Runs good, too!

Just buttoned it up a few hours ago. Feels so tiny compared to the KLR. Almost surprised how tiny it felt when I hopped on it today. I wouldn't mind a taller seat, tbh.

Found out the PO had installed the compression ring upside down, so that couldn't have been running as it should. The manual decompressor is an absolute necessity now. I cannot kick through the compression stroke anymore. Plus, the Wiseco is 10:1 and I think stock was a little over 9?

I never did get to ride the bike enough before ( odo showed about 100 miles) to learn what it likes as far as a cold starting sequence, but it fired up within 5 or 6 kicks. Since 1 kick doesn't equal a full 4-stroke cycle, I'm happy with that.

Runs quiet,smooth and strong. Refreshed brakes are strong and predictable. New clutch is smooth, I hope it holds up well.

Only got to ride the bike about 5 miles to check things out. I'll dump the oil, new filter, run the valves then give it hell tomorrow evening.
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Missed this thread, subbed now! Inspiring me to get stuck into the dirty bike!
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 02-01-2017, 11:08 PM   #35
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Don't do it! You'll be bored on pavement afterwards

I need to get some plastic polished up. I know this thing is gonna hit the ground a lot, but it does look a little too dingy. Even for my low standards.

I started cleaning up my spare tank, but I got tired of chasing it all over. After the shop gets a thorough clean up I'm gonna whip up a buck to work on these body panels.

However....eBay and laziness are taking root. I can order all new fenders and side panels for $100 to my door.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 03-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #36
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This morning was rear tire maintenance. Huge improvement! Think I'm gonna add some cuts for lateral traction in the morning.









So much more fun than buying new street tires.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 03-25-2017, 11:57 AM   #37
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Looks like my tire didn't appreciate the razor blade treatment.



So I had to throw money at it.



MT16 Garacross. What'sa Gara? I have no clue, but let's go see how it does



Knobs are falling​ off the front tire, too. Gotta new one of those on the way. Found out one of my cousins got a job working for a bike shop in the evenings after school, and they all ride/race harescrambles. My cousin and his brother have been doing it since they were kids on 50's. I can get a 10% family discount on anything in the store. But I'll feel guilty not supporting the same shop my buddy owns that's been hooking me up for years. Well, at least I've got options.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 03-25-2017, 09:00 PM   #39
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The tire had been flipped once before, that's why both sides of the knobs were already rounded.

I'm on the fence on the MT16. Braking and off camber traction is great. Brake slides/sliding the rear out on corners is very predictable. But straight line traction is, ehh...not 100%. It's heavy, but mounted easy. Only needed one tire iron. Weird tire. I think I like it.
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This morning was a quick fork spring swap. Stock is .40kg and these are .50kg. Picked them up second hand from a guy on another forum. $75 to my door.


HUGE difference. Stiffer springs making the bike ride way plusher is counterintuitive, but when your forks are compressed to far you are riding too far down in to the stroke, or basically, you're past the slow speed valving and jarring your teeth on the high speed valving instead.

Two things I didn't expect today:
1: When I opened my freshly serviced forks to pop these sittings in my oil was filthy. Really filthy. I need to look in to an hour meter to keep better track of these things. Did not expect to find trashed oil after only a couple months of riding.

2: After a quick sub-two hour ride ( rain got hard) my forks were hot. Not scalding hot, but very warm. Probably 100 or more. I was only riding at about 80% . Rear shock reservoir was even hotter. Weird.

Maybe I'll get in touch with Race Tech and see about modernizing these cartridges a little bit. And get a new rear spring while I'm at it.

This girl's a keeper. I don't mind dropping a few hundred on dialing in the bouncy stuff on this one.
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