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PostSubject: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:39 am

Saturday was 82 F and sunny here
 Yard work done ( for now)


Fitted Knight pegs and AF-1 pedal pegs
  Removed pass. pegs and used the stock pins as attachment points for tail bag
  Checked fluids & critical fasteners ( clamps on T/B "boots" were a tad loose for my liking)
  Seller had tires at 50psi ( no wonder my test ride was harsh!)

  Put on a 100 miles local to see if any gremlins reared their ugly heads
  All went well , no hiccups, belching or farting
  Very stable , tracks well and doesn`t tram line on road imperfections

   Picking nits:
    The grips are small and hard after 2 hours  , fitting Grip Puppies this PM
      Ordered longer hardware and may experiment with shimming the riser "up"

     I prefer more friction ( less spring) on throttle , will experiment with O-rings between grip and bar end weight
   
     I rather expected a Euro bike to have taller gearing ,  60 is 3.5K , I`d like 70mph, but that can not be changed

     Overall , quite pleased with purchase Very Happy

     Next moves:  Dial in suspension for 175# solo riding ?
                        Remove Evap cannister ?

  EDIT the exhaust S pipe has a sensor in it , the head pipes each have a threaded bung that is plugged off
     What`s the story ?
             Thanks !
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:11 pm

eighteight wrote:


     
   
     I rather expected a Euro bike to have taller gearing ,  60 is 3.5K , I`d like 70mph, but that can not be changed



Oh,  but it it can. I've got a custom gearbox.  60 is 3200 RPM.
     


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  EDIT the exhaust S pipe has a sensor in it , the head pipes each have a threaded bung that is plugged off
     What`s the story ?
             Thanks !



Probably modified by previous owner. The single sensor in the pretzel is standard. The bungs in the headers are not.






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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 02, 2022 3:35 am

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Quote :

  EDIT the exhaust S pipe has a sensor in it , the head pipes each have a threaded bung that is plugged off
     What`s the story ?
             Thanks !



Probably modified by previous owner. The single sensor in the pretzel is standard. The bungs in the headers are no

If that`s the case , the PO was a skilled welder as this is a double wall pipe
Looks stock scratch
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 02, 2022 3:37 am

They aren't standard.

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 09, 2022 5:16 am

Pete Roper wrote:
They aren't standard.

Parts fiche at Harpers shows them

"Cover" & "gasket"

Perhaps it`s a US spec ( ? )
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 09, 2022 5:32 am

Maybe. My 1100 never had the. Nor have I ever seen another with them.
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 09, 2022 10:16 am

Just checked my bike, and lo & behold: I also have them. Never noticed these things before!

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 09, 2022 11:44 am

Thank you Bioman !
We now have 2 confirmed sightings in North America
Somewhat less elusive than Bigfoot

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Mon May 09, 2022 1:20 pm


Well, bugger me lonesome! Learn something every day.

I wonder if they were initially thinking dual lambda? scratch


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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Tue May 10, 2022 4:17 am

eighteight wrote:


   Picking nits:
    The grips are small and hard after 2 hours  , fitting Grip Puppies this PM
    Ordered longer hardware and may experiment with shimming the riser "up"

Seems to me apart from harleys every bike on the planet has grips designed for pianists. (25mm as opposed to 22mm).
Oxford do monster grips though how 1mm extra can be classed as monster is beyond me.
Heated grips are epic proportioned except for the hideous cable coming off them rotates with throttle grip.

Maybe checkout Onurs Risers 22mm increase in handlebar height, gets rid of a crooked neck for giraffe necked f*ckers like me.

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Tue May 10, 2022 4:48 am

Not elegant but simple and solid:
Moved bars up 17mm using longer bolts and a stack of washers with an H-D riser cup washer top & bottom
May extend to 25mm
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Tue May 10, 2022 5:11 am

eighteight wrote:
 Not elegant but simple and solid:
 Moved bars up 17mm using longer bolts and a stack of washers with an H-D riser cup washer top & bottom
May extend to 25mm

Pictures!!??, lets see not elegant but simple compared to.
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Tue May 10, 2022 7:19 am

I mispoke, no more or less simple than installing the Onur`s ( which are very nice BTW Very Happy )

But as a proof of concept lash-up it was cheap , available and adjustable

If I like the next iteration ( higher) I`ll try to source the real thing
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Tue May 10, 2022 9:59 am

eighteight wrote:
I mispoke, no more or less simple than installing the Onur`s ( which are very nice BTW Very Happy )

But as a proof of concept lash-up it was cheap , available and adjustable

If I like the next iteration ( higher) I`ll try to source the real thing

I had a set of 26mm rise 22mm pull back risers fitted that obscured the ignition, did think maybe Onurs risers wouldnt be enough, but they are for me Cool

My mate was hoping to get a spin on the GRiSO now he's miffed bike in standard trim fitted him perfect.
Since raising rear suspension 25mm, dropping forks 8mm and raising bars 22mm plus 1.5inch drop footpegs its thrown his knees onto cylinder heads Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Wed May 11, 2022 1:29 am

I am finding it more comfortable with the pegs back 50mm and standard bars. Makes me more tipped forwards into the wind and more space to pick up your feet
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Wed May 11, 2022 2:26 am

lcjohnny wrote:
I am finding it more comfortable with the pegs back 50mm and standard bars. Makes me more tipped forwards into the wind and more space to pick up your feet

These buell footpegs are rearward is a complete transformation for me.
No longer have to fit my legs in is just natural, wont say they are a completely comfortable peg as peg angle as others have mentioned is a tad too extreme.
I prefer the look of them to others.
Toe peg options on the gearchange side are pretty limitless with the rod as well as toe peg adjutments.
Brake side is not so clever as toe peg needs extending outwards.
Prior used entire area including arm now only have peg its somewhat awkward.
Was still not quite right before as had to lift foot to brake. Creating more stomp than levered pressure.
Am 6.2 with 32 inseam.

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Wed May 11, 2022 3:43 am

^ Mr. Bloke
  I notice your jack under the sump but a stand as well.
Can one use just the jack ?
 Unsure how sturdy that oil pan may be ?

( you have a carpeted garage ? Your bike sure is clean ! )
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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Wed May 11, 2022 6:59 am

It's fine (same for V50 & V65 btw), but I'd always put an axle stand under the rear suspension or similar point if I'm taking rear wheel off (see pic). I know the V65 is balanced on paint tin, but it is Farrow & Ball so hopefully the £75 for 2.5 litres also goes into the tin strength.

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Wed May 11, 2022 7:38 am

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^ Mr. Bloke
  I notice your jack under the sump but a stand as well.
Can one use just the jack ?
 Unsure how sturdy that oil pan may be ?

( you have a carpeted garage ? Your bike sure is clean !  )

I primarily use the becker bike stand and use the jack to lift the front end.
As paulbrice says you will need something at the back as the GRiSO is tail heavy.
Pic shows bike on jack with becker stand or axle stand not supporting back end, its there but not mounted.

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Seeing as do all my own work and my garage belongs to a local authority, is not heated has no mains.
In the winter the ground can get cold enough to seize your bones, hence the cheap carpet scrap cut off.
Plus who wants to roll around on a rippled concrete floor when you can have carpet Very Happy

Thanx  Cool
I went thru the bike when I bought it last October, November until February did all the service work plus some Laughing
maybe thats why it looks so clean Very Happy

Replaced damaged right front indicator with new body.
Fitted missing bungie bobbins.
Replaced most bolts with stainless upgrades.
Upgraded rospopuro torque arm front mount.
De Seized suspension pivot block from Swing arm and fitted new suspension pivot block and greased, serviced old pivot block and sold to pay for new one.
Stripped swing arm bearings and greased.
Fitted new Universal joint to cardan shaft drive.
Performed mr ropers loctite 290 fix to bevel box locking nut.
Swapped rear shock for taller Stelvio unit plus re painted the stelvio shock/swapped out spring for rated.
Modified becker stand mounting bolts to fit perfect.
Re painted rocker covers and fitted new hardware/rubber seals (condoms).
Serviced clutch fluid and rear brake fluid, fitted a full set of front brake pads.
Changed gearbox and bevel box oils.
Sold carbon heel plates and rear rack for orginal heel plates.
Fitted buell firebolt 1.5inch lowered footpegs and lowered brake pedal.
Cleaned and regreased plus fitted neoprene boots to gearchange linkage.
Polished headers and pretzel link pipe plus fitted new mistral shorty polished stainless pipe.
Sorted and re connected head breathers plus connected battery breather/airbox breather. fuel tank breather pipes.
Fitted handle bar risers, first from gutsibits later from Onur.
Removed heated grips, replaced grips, repainted master cylinder caps.
Swapped out black bar ends and trick pazzo levers for originals oem.
Fitted new fuel tank front rubber mounts plus missing parts.
Fitted front engine crash bars and rear carc crash bar protector.
Stripped front end, re greased headrace bearings, re painted lower yoke and fork bottoms.
Stripped out forks and drained completely, fitted new fork oil seals and dust seals.
Changed standard fork springs for k-tech rated to my weight springs/fitted 5w oil instead of 7.5w @470ml instead of 520ml, just put another 40ml in per leg.
Re painted brake fluid damaged gearbox housing and drop damaged oil cooler housing.
Fitted stainless grill to oil cooler housing.
Sold termignoni to pay for mistral shorty.
Sold rusty spoke wheels to pay for tidy dark grey original alloy versions.
Sold other removed parts to help pay for replacement parts.
Checked tappets, throttle body balance and tps reset.
Bike already had new plugs and NKG caps fitted plus new rocker gaskets.
Fitted MPH kit and serviced engine oil and filter.
Fitted startus Interuptus 2 fix and removed/sold MPH kit.

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PostSubject: Re: First ride / misc. musings   First ride / misc. musings Icon_minitime1Wed May 11, 2022 8:04 am

I hope to never  need to have both F & R up @ the same time

 So my plan for rear was put front in a wheel chock and jack the rear using either the sump or floor jack with a cup under the shock linkage , the chock will keep it from tipping side to side

 For front , jack under sump and tiedowns from the ceiling to bars or top clamp

That takes care of simple wheel /tire service

If I go deeper I`ll need a different plan

But pan strength was my concern, thank you both.


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Unless of course I succumb to the notion of powder coating my rims silver Wink
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