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« on: May 17, 2016, 08:07:22 pm »
Overdue I guess



Finally got the brake lines done. Lever is tite like prom nite. Now all that's left is the rear shock and the bike is about as good as I'm willing to spend to make it.
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 08:53:38 pm »
Should've gotten a shorter muffler, that yoshi is ruining the underbody exhaust
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 09:50:36 pm »
That's a Grom headlight, right? Looks sweet.

Do you just have a bar end mirror on the left side?
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 10:05:27 pm »
Nice!

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 05:40:41 am »
Should've gotten a shorter muffler, that yoshi is ruining the underbody exhaust
Doesn't bother me, I like it

That's a Grom headlight, right? Looks sweet.

Do you just have a bar end mirror on the left side?
Yep I retrofitted a projector into it too. That pic is like 3 years old, I have regular mirrors. BE mirrors could be interesting though.
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 04:55:57 am »
Ha.... now that the brakes have such great feel it's obvious the pads are shit. No stopping power. So now, rear shock and pad. I am probably going to bleed the rear soon as well
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 08:51:20 am »
Why are you calling it the Cockroach?  All I can think of is that Modest Mouse song.  Doin' the Cockroach!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 02:11:39 pm »
Its been down like 5 times and it's still truck'n

This was it when I got it

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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 08:25:49 pm »
Put the EBC HH pads on, changed the coolant overflow reservoir and topped off the coolant (last overflow reservoir had a crack in it)

Hope those pads bed in quickly.... looking forward to lower lever effort and better feel. All I need now is a rear shock and this bike is finished for mods. I gotta sort out some electrical shit though.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 10:28:26 pm »
Looks nice naked.

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2016, 05:43:56 am »
Yea I hate the bucktoothed look of the fairings. All the upright standards have the same problem.

New brakes feel incredible! Haven't even been close to bedded in and they grip better. Def warrants 2 finger braking. So much nicer into corners.... I can get on and off the brakes much smoother.

Something is up with my chain. I think the shop that installed it years ago didn't take enough links out. I banged peg on one of my favorite tight left handers and it popped off :facepalm: Debating whether to just take a link out or just remove everything. I think I will start with taking out a link and see what happens.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 08:08:28 am »
Yea I hate the bucktoothed look of the fairings. All the upright standards have the same problem.

New brakes feel incredible! Haven't even been close to bedded in and they grip better. Def warrants 2 finger braking. So much nicer into corners.... I can get on and off the brakes much smoother.

Something is up with my chain. I think the shop that installed it years ago didn't take enough links out. I banged peg on one of my favorite tight left handers and it popped off :facepalm: Debating whether to just take a link out or just remove everything. I think I will start with taking out a link and see what happens.

Your chain "popped off"? Wtf?
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2016, 08:40:33 am »
If they installed it years ago I have a hard time believing it as their fault it fell off unless you don't ride at all. Chains do stretch and you're supposed to adjust them every 1-2k miles... You got lucky that didn't jam up between your sprocket and swingarm or something and cause you to lose control or fly off.
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 08:42:26 am »
It's either too long or stretched beyond repair. I got a new chain/sprocket set coming later in the week and the chain tool coming tonight so I will drop a link on the chain that's on now and then replace it when the other shit comes in. It's still on the original sprockets so that probably fucked up the new chain right away. Stay on top of chain maintenance kids.
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2016, 08:43:08 am »
Speaking of which, I should check my chain :lol:
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2016, 09:11:17 am »
It's either too long or stretched beyond repair. I got a new chain/sprocket set coming later in the week and the chain tool coming tonight so I will drop a link on the chain that's on now and then replace it when the other shit comes in. It's still on the original sprockets so that probably fucked up the new chain right away. Stay on top of chain maintenance kids.

I check my chain for proper tension basically every ride.  Also, I'm in need of a couple extra links.  Send 'em over. :lol:

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The Cockroach
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2016, 09:23:46 am »
Lol dude ur akon

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2016, 09:24:15 am »
I agree, it looks good naked

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2016, 09:29:39 am »
"On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high." - Ayrton Senna

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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2016, 03:41:43 pm »
Man changing a chain is no joke. Had to get an impact gun, a 22 & 27mm socket, a chain kit and a bunch of other shit. Pretty straightforward though and I'm definitely gonna use most of that shit again, if for no other reason than tire swaps
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2016, 07:21:19 pm »
Electric or air impact?
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2016, 07:25:25 pm »
Electric, can't justify a tank right now. Worked well enough, only $45!

Pretty cool vid on how they work. Humans man... we figure shit out.

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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2016, 07:34:05 pm »
I've used an electric a few times and they're awesome, but I'm not sure if they'd handle some of the hardcore bolts I use the air impact for. Like getting 40 year old rusty bolts off. I guess I'll just have to try it and find out.
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2016, 09:09:47 pm »
Man changing a chain is no joke. Had to get an impact gun, a 22 & 27mm socket, a chain kit and a bunch of other shit. Pretty straightforward though and I'm definitely gonna use most of that shit again, if for no other reason than tire swaps

Why did you need sockets and impact to press a pin and put on a chain?  Have you never taken your rear wheel off before? 

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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2016, 06:41:13 am »
I needed new sprockets too. They were worn to shit.
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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2016, 09:48:03 am »
Throttle response is so much better... pulls way smoother
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2016, 06:10:10 pm »
I cannot get over how much smoother it is! I am such an idiot. I am definitely going to be more diligent with chain tension and maintenance. It feels like it got a tune. It pulls so smooth it almost feels slower since the driveline lash doesn't make the power hit like before. But that's all good. I feel like I could do gymkhana :lol:
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2017, 06:22:56 pm »
Ordered a new rear shock... got a Progressive 1 way shock for a Versys to hike up the ass and give me rebound adjustment. I took it for a ride today and that rear shock is soggy as shit. Versys shock will be a little softer than a 650R one, but I really want the rake and it's the cheapest adjustable rear shock for this bike.

Also got all the shit for my annual oil change.
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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2017, 07:07:06 pm »
Got the shock in.... installation and quick impressions:

- Versys frame has wider mounts.... was an adventure fabbing up a replacement for the spacer :facepalm:
- Rear end is definitely hiked up. Have to readjust my headlight a good bit. Bike def seems to want to dive into corners more as opposed to leaning back like a boat.... will take some getting used to
- Spring rate seems a bit softer than I hoped. Going to have to take it on a longer ride to see if I like it, but initial impression seemed so-so. Front seems to match the back though

Mixed feels. Going to see if I can ride to work one day to get a full impression
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Re: The Cockroach
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2017, 07:10:16 pm »
I don't know about bike geometries so much, but make sure you don't get the speed wobbles above 25 Hz or whatever MPH
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