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Been a fun day of playing with the bike today.

Things on the list included.


Michelin Pilot Power rear and Pilot Sport front.
F3 wheel and TWF spacers.
Dismount and mount front tire.
Mount rear tire.
520 conversion with a 15/45 combo on sprockets.
DID G&B chain.

Some things to note.

I don't like the 70 series front tire so it will be going away soon for a 60 pilot power. Other then that my first impressions of new combo are very good. Glad to be rid of the D220s.

Also it was WAAAy quicker to just do the 520 conversion for another 100 bucks then it was to wait as long as a month for a custom rear sprocket.

My chain is very close to the rear tire but so far no contact. Around an 1/8th inch gap.





Short driving impressions are good. I may go out and mix it up a bit tommorrow. :shock: :twisted:












 

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Thanks fellas, more mods to come. :p :shock:
 

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normally i like the look of naked's...but i think i just wet myself. Great. :x

beautiful SV, that color is amazing
 

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Re: A day full of mods (F3 wheel and stuff like that) (pics

Mr. Black said:
Also it was WAAAy quicker to just do the 520 conversion for another 100 bucks then it was to wait as long as a month for a custom rear sprocket.
I ordered an RK 525 rear sprocket to fit my f3 wheel last thursday, ups tracking info shows it will be delivered this coming wednesday(less than a week!). Sprocket specialists are the ones that take forever, other companies aren't so bad. :)

180 pilot power on the f3 looks so flippin cool... it better not handle weird though :?

what size rear tire did you go with?
 

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Sweeeet!!!

I really need to start saving my pennies for some better tires :oops:
 

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Re: A day full of mods (F3 wheel and stuff like that) (pics

wonderjosh said:
I ordered an RK 525 rear sprocket to fit my f3 wheel last thursday, ups tracking info shows it will be delivered this coming wednesday(less than a week!). Sprocket specialists are the ones that take forever, other companies aren't so bad. :)

180 pilot power on the f3 looks so flippin cool... it better not handle weird though :?

what size rear tire did you go with?

I guess that is what I get for not searching around some more. What tooth counts were available from RK?

I like sprocket specialists when I get shelf parts from them though. They are close and fast.

Tire is a 180 55 17.
 

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Ah ya did it! Very nice work. I looks great. :)
Yes and I thank you and your thread for the learning curve. Helped a bunch.

On your zoran spacers did the sprocket side bushing not fit the seal all the way? My right side bushing fits the seal but my left side bushing has a like a 1/16th" gap around the bushing to the seal lips. Not too worried about it as the cush drive bearing appears to be sealed anyways.
 

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As far as handling goes josh, the first thing I noticed immediately is that the bars feel heavy going slow speeds trying to balance the bike.

It takes more effort to keep balance in traffic. Right now I am attributing this to the 70 series pilot sport front tire. I will researve judgement on handling untill I get a 60 series pilot power front on the bike. Hopefully next month. I seem to recall that someone else had this problem in here.

The bike seems to fall over very nicely at speed in the corners still. Again taking a little more effort or push on the bars once leaned over. Hopefully this will go away with the new front tire. Also I may try lowering the forks in the tripples 10mm or so.
 

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Mr. Black said:
As far as handling goes josh, the first thing I noticed immediately is that the bars feel heavy going slow speeds trying to balance the bike.

It takes more effort to keep balance in traffic. Right now I am attributing this to the 70 series pilot sport front tire. I will researve judgement on handling untill I get a 60 series pilot power front on the bike. Hopefully next month. I seem to recall that someone else had this problem in here.

The bike seems to fall over very nicely at speed in the corners still. Again taking a little more effort or push on the bars once leaned over. Hopefully this will go away with the new front tire. Also I may try lowering the forks in the tripples 10mm or so.
stick with the 70 front, no reason to go back to 60.. just drop the forks a bit.
 

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andy4us said:
If you didn't frop the forks with the 70 front you will have slower steering regardless of what you did in the back, unless you raised rear ride height.

BTW , your chain looks really tight.

Andy

Thanks guys I will try lowering the forks today and see how she feels.


Andy, I just went out and checked the chain with the bike on the sidestand and it was at 1.1 inches after about 10 miles of riding. I suspect that another 50 miles and it will be 1.3 or more.

It was a brand spankin new chain when the pics were taken and I set it up a smidge tight. I think the book says no tighter then .8 inches or some damn thing. I like to run it around an inch and a quarter when it is settled in.

Good eye though as it does look taught in the pics.:)
 

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How much are you guys dropping the forks? 5 or 10mm?
 
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Looks Awesome.

Nice Bike, it looks great. I'm suprised the 180 rear fit okay with swingarm clearance. Good Job.
 

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Update 10mm drop at tripples = totally different bike. :shock:

I can't believe how much different it feels for the better.

I like it better then stock with stock tires felt. :shock:

Gotta get some riding in this week for sure. :twisted:
 

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stranger said:
i know that's a modified stock pipe, but you should do something with that - maybe put something on like donniej did:
lol I have thought about that but I really have no friggen clue what to use for a symbol.
 
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