[QUOTE=geno;1215010]rz I took off the Storz............... and I bought new boots. I had the standard Storz that fastened with the derby cover bolts. I loctited them, but i had issues with them coming loose, and even sheared the bolts once or twice while shifting in "anger". Ended up selling the Storz to one our esteemed members (MitchG from way northern Canada). I think he ultimately sold it to John (Shackman) in Australia. That shifter has been around the world.[QUOTE]
Well, well well. Every picture tells a story, eh? I always assumed Mitch bought that shifter from Storz himself before GIVING it to me at Colorado 2016 in a peak act of Canadian generousity. Seems not, it was originally yours Geno!
I do find the shifter peg chews the leather of your left boot upper a bit, but by now the serations are worn down some and it's not a problem. You should have hung on to it and waited, or got the file out and smoothed them down a little!
Anyhow I put some nice alloy Sato Racing front pegs on mine over Christmas (thanks again to Jim Hom aka hhauto for assisting with getting hold of them) and the pegs match the Storz shifter nicely. Now for the rears...
Forecast for Tonioght: ALCOHOL,Low Standards and Poor Decisions
Another day...another hundred(miles that is) It's exactly 100 miles round trip to work, currently.
You gas up everyday!? Thats a lot of miles.
Imoo, that's one nice sorted XR, Well Done!
2009 XR 1200
1983 XR 1000
Beeeeeeeeeautiful! How’s the ride?
Great rear end, imoo.
Rest of it isn't bad neither.
I only went locally but seemed better on a couple of the sweeper corners near my place - not sure if it is the shocks (most likely) or the fact that the back is now higher. Plan to take it out to a couple of local "country roads" where I have previously tested the bike and see if there is a difference. Overall it felt firmer without being too hard if that makes sense..
$250 for an Ohlins service??? I nearly fainted.
I just paid a suspension shop to rebuild my old Works Racers on another bike for nearly $450.
I tried to change to the pro taper bars and just wasn't successful using the joker machine spacers for the controls. It was very loose. I put the stock bars back for now.
I also spent some time tuning the Ohlins. It seems the previous owner had The Left Preload @ 56mm. But the Right one @ 26mm. Weird.
I set both to 22mm (Ohlins recommends 15mm, I can't set sag yet..no buddies around today to help)
I set the compression @ 1 before soft.
I set the rebound at the recommended 18 clicks.
Can I just say, this is my first Ohlins, and I love how easy it is to change preload! No more bashed knuckles.
You see in this world there are two kinds of people my friend.
Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. #sand to the haters.Hidden Content
After new Registration today all i can say after 30 mls.The Seat is great and works well.Sitting a little higher makes it much more comfortable than the OEM Seat.I got the Seat for Free,if you go to a Upholstery Shop it will cost maybe 150,-$ to get the OEM Seat 1inch thicker.There is maybe no need for Gelpads inside but its your choice.
Added stock Harley slip on’s
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Added a USB port and volt meter