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Feb 9th 2016, 04:04 PM   #91
 wooden's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Hah, I searched and found that same video. I'm a little skeptical of how that is going to help, though - the problem seems to be that the element itself, being laminated in some thin plastic, is rather slippery, as is the throttle tube. Not enough friction!

I'll give it a shot, though - and maybe rough up the throttle tube with some sandpaper while I'm at it. My grips don't have those convenient slots, but I have been considering buying some new grips... might be time for that, too.

Thanks for the tips!
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Feb 9th 2016, 06:40 PM   #92
 Tombraider2's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Arlington

RedKat your having to much fun. 2nd day of the new year riding to work. Today was very thick fog and cold. But @ 02:50 I have the road to my self.

This new place needs a ( Bump if you road to work ) One more day then back to cage'n it.
Feb 9th 2016, 07:09 PM   #93
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  Jan 2016
  Kent

Well... I got my project gsxr running.... The only problem is it's running only on cylinders 3&4.
I'll be taking the carbs off next weekend to poke around in there again.
Feb 25th 2016, 06:07 PM   #94
 Bill98579's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  98579

  Aprilia
New socks. Brake was extremely faded. clutch stretched out and blew off somewhere.

Feb 28th 2016, 07:15 PM   #95
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
Today, after 3 years, I think I finished modifying my KTM. I added crash bars and a skid plate. I also changed the oil. Every time I work on that bike I'm reminded why the KTM engineers included a bottle opener in their tool bag. When you're done with even the most basic maintenance you need a drink. I love KTM, but they don't make it easy.

Total mods:
- Remus exhaust
- Pannier rack
- Panniers (SW Motech)
- Tail rack (Black Dog Cycle Works)
- Throttle lock
- Heated gear electrical connection
- Touratech locking GPS mount
- Skid plate (SW Motech)
- Crash bars (SW Motech)
- Bar risers (Rox 2' risers)
- Superduke mirrors
- WMRRA and Scooty Puff Jr. bumper stickers
Feb 28th 2016, 07:17 PM   #96
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  Jan 2016
  Pasco, WA

  2001 1150GS
Quote:
Originally Posted by CodeBlue
Today, after 3 years, I think I finished modifying my KTM. I added crash bars and a skid plate. I also changed the oil. Every time I work on that bike I'm reminded why the KTM engineers included a bottle opener in their tool bag. When you're done with even the most basic maintenance you need a drink. I love KTM, but they don't make it easy.

Total mods:
- Remus exhaust
- Pannier rack
- Panniers (SW Motech)
- Tail rack (Black Dog Cycle Works)
- Throttle lock
- Heated gear electrical connection
- Touratech locking GPS mount
- Skid plate (SW Motech)
- Crash bars (SW Motech)
- Bar risers (Rox 2' risers)
- Superduke mirrors
- WMRRA and Scooty Puff Jr. bumper stickers
Got any pics to go with that list?

Feb 28th 2016, 07:21 PM   #97
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  Jan 2016
  Kent

For me, I tore into the carbs on my gsxr to find out why it only ran on 2 cylinders. The problem ended up being clogged pilot jets. I cleaned them up with a wire (which was crazy thin by the way) and now it's running on all fours. I foresee this bike getting in the road soon.
Feb 28th 2016, 07:29 PM   #98
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  KTM 990 Adventure
Quote:
Originally Posted by riceman
Got any pics to go with that list?

Assuming I can drunkenly navigate photobucket, yes. You'll have to forgive the poor lighting for most of them. The bumper sticker photo is from a month or two back, but the rest were taken today in the pouring down rain under my race paddock EZ up, giving them an odd look. I'll also throw in some others for funsies.











As proof that I use it the way it's designed: here she is at the top of Cleman Mountain on the WA BDR two years ago:
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Edited by CodeBlue on Feb 28th 2016 at 07:41 PM
Feb 28th 2016, 11:40 PM   #99
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
Added a little saddlebag (formerly Harley handlebar bag).



Baby steps...
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Feb 29th 2016, 09:14 AM   #100
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Installed LED headlight bulb and could see much better on way to work this morning!
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Feb 29th 2016, 12:54 PM   #101
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  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  With a grin on my face
New chain and sprockets
Feb 29th 2016, 01:01 PM   #102
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  2008 Kawasaki Versys (Sylvester), 1972 Suzuki RV90 (vanvan), 1981 Honda TwinStar (Bobber),yamaha 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redkat600
Well, yesterday....but it's race ready now!

Last piece of the puzzle complete! Had to have a mount welded on the muffler and then make a bracket to mount it to the frame. Triangulated and safety wired.

It'll go on the dyno in a couple weeks to see where the new pipe puts the power. Is it racing season yet?

Welder did a great job on the mount.







looken good!
Feb 29th 2016, 01:33 PM   #103
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  Jan 2016
  Pasco, WA

  2001 1150GS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redkat600
a lot of the time when someone posts a picture of a weld they (or their buddy, or a hired hand) did, i cringe. they generally look awful or at least visibly not structurally sound.

Not this time. This looks quality. bravo



For instance... we had a customer bring in a sample of a piece he wanted us to replicate. He said "don't worry about the welding. I'll take care of that." I wanted to say, "no, please don't."

Feb 29th 2016, 02:41 PM   #104
 BluesBrad's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spokane

  2013 Wing with Tunes...
I rode it to work.
Mar 2nd 2016, 08:57 PM   #105
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  Jan 2016
  Oak Harbor, WA

  Modded Chinese Scooters
Still not really sure where build threads go. Especially for scooters lol. But here I went and decided to shorten my lowered 150. Here it is mocked up with a engine mount I bought. It was too wide and the dimensions were off on it. So I had a welding shop do their thing. Last picture is it now. The placement of the rear wheel is about an inch too far to the right. But a skinnier tire might fix it. Good news is it is straighter then what it was stock.

Long is my 50cc... short is the 150.




A day later and welding shop finishes lol.


Now I get to put it all together.
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