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Have you riden your bike with the GSX-R forks yet? After I did my GSX-R full suspension I noticed a huge improvement in handling and controll. Can't wait to see the pics.
 

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Here are my pics of the dismantling. Nothing great or beautiful, just tearing it apart...


Before:




Seats, tank, bar removed:




Headlamp gone:




Holy dirty engine bay, Batman! (Carb throats have been covered since this shot was made.)





I gently tapped a screwdriver into each pinch point to slightly open the clamps--else getting the top triple off would have been nearly impossible. Even this way, it took a bit of "nudging" with a rubber mallet.

 

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"Security" type Torx nuts that hold the ignition in:



You'll need one of these to remove it:






Takes some force, as there's a locking glue in the threads:




Everything removed from the fork legs:




To lift it, I had J-Dog stand and support the legs as I lifted it on the motorcycle lift. As the chassis rose, the front forks just fell out of the bike. Very easy.





 

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Egads, what bird built that nest of wires at the bottom.

That was from splices I had to put in a couple of years ago--when I put in the duals, I had a bird's nest of wires in the OEM bucket to hide, so I cut and spliced and moved the wires and connectors back into the frame. Trust me; it isn't as bad as it looks in the pic. The wires aren't tangled and can be pulled apart easily.

It was my first-ever attempt at rewiring a vehicle. Surprisingly enough, it was successful, and landed me the job I have now.
 

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is that carpet in there?

i picked up my security torx bit set a napa for 7 bucks. they keep them behind the counter right behind the aero-kroil (best penetrant in the world) so you have to ask for them.

what's with putting the kroil behind the counter?
 

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You gonna have your bike all ready for the 2009 SV Rally?

Yup. With a fresh paint job.



how much did you pay for the front end?

$400 for the complete front end, minus left clip on that was damaged in a crash.

$65 (shipped) for a complete left clip on from and eBay seller. Clip on, grip, clutch, controls.

$45 for stearing head bearing from www.twfracing.com

$8 for rubber sleeved steel clamps to attach the headlamp to the new legs.



is that carpet in there?

Nope. Bare cement floor.
 
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