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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kiffsta, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Andych

    Andych Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    After having a few good reasonable distance rides this last week on the Triumph and another test ride of the RE I have decided that for now at least... the Triumph stays.
    The run up through the gears using the quick shifter and the handling, seat position are too good to give up :)
    I have also ordered a set of lowering links for the Triumph that will allow me to be more comfortable when slow speed stopping... being on tip-toe isnt really confidence inspiring.. another 25mm (1 inch for us old farts) lower should make a huge difference.
    I purchased them through Triumph Performance Parts in Victoria.
     
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    @Andych Remembering back when I discovered the Daytona 675 had lowering links and I replaced them with the stock links , apart from improving the handling , I went from mostly flat footing to half footing it ..... so that might be just enough to get you the stability you need
     
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    Thanks for the input @GreyImport I forgot about the 675 having lowering links previously.
    The instructions on this set also include a recommendation on setting the height on the front forks a bit lower as well to keep the original geometry very similar.
    I dont remember if lowering it firms up the rear end or softens it but I have remote adjustable pre-load so hopefully I can adjust and variances out.
     
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  4. Andych

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    I got to the point yesterday where I thought I would put the SL125 up for sale as is (98% finished) as an expression of interest on Market-Place but in the many related groups I am in.... not really thinking it would gather much attention...
    Within 30 minutes I could have sold it 5 times... maybe I had it on there too cheap but... I was never going to get what I put into it over the years... looks as though it will be going to a new home in Griffith on Tuesday.
    Maybe then I can get on with the paint on the SRX lol.
     
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    Took the exhaust off the new bike in preparation for a new Arrow slip on.
    Popped into a bike shop and paid for the exhaust, waiting for it to be ready to pick up...

    Shop called, exhaust ready to be picked up, sweet!
    Turn up at the shop, attendant says "oh your friend picked it up just now"
    Certainly no friend of mine!

    Turns out, a random person (they didn't ask for a name or number) said he had an exhaust to pick up for his friends girlfriend so they assumed it was for me and gave him my shiny new exhaust :headbang:

    They are going to get me another tomorrow morning hopefully, but a weird day nonetheless haha
     
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    Haha i was waiting for the new exhaust before posting :cool:

    But aye you've twisted my arm! I went for a ZX6R, felt a 1000 might be a bit too much for me

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    Just picked up my spare ZXR250 head, cleaned up and re-honed the cylinders, done by Nippon Performance in Brisbane.

    Will be looking to lap the valves a little and swap onto the bike :)

    Oliver's Motorcycles confirmed that they don't have a spare exhaust so are issuing a refund for the ZX6R exhaust that they gave away...

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    Looks the goods ! .... what year is it? ..... Im sure it will have plenty of beans .... I continually have to check my speed when riding the Daytona 675 ... overtaking traffic is a pleasure though.
    At least now you should be able to ride with confidence in a bikes reliability :D
     
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    Shes registered 2014, MY15, i don't really know how that works though haha, 30th anniversary plastics

    Ooh yeah the 675 is a wicked bike! Lovely intake sound from the triple too :D

    Correct haha, nice to have one (hopefully) reliable bike and then the 250 can have a bit more care rather than rushing to get it on the road again all the time!

    Olivers have given me a refund too so that exhaust saga is put to bed for now ;)
     
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    I finally got around to fitting the lowering kit to the Triumph... wasnt the easiest but not overly difficult either. Hardest part was manhandling the rear wheel out and back in... now if I had looked properly at the instructions I wouldnt have put it on the paddock stand but would have put it into my front wheel chock and used the jack to raise the back wheel... then it is much easier as you dont have the wheel as high in the air... lesson learned.
    End result... after setting the front forks as per the instructions about 15mm higher in the top clamp it is pretty much perfect foe me.
    I can easilly manouvere the bike around very close to flat footed with both feet and in a resting postition (same as stopping at lights etc) the bike is stable with only the left foot on the ground.
    That is the result I was looking for... I am going to try and get out for a bit of a ride today or tomorrow and see how it feels but for what I want to do I am sure it will be perfect.. Plus I have the standard link to revert if ever needed.
     
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    Done a bit more rooting on the fzr today and picked up this beauty . Anyone any guesses what it is ? Been heavily modified and dosent run currently but I'm hopeful I'll get it sorted . Biggest 2t I've got so far[​IMG]

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    That's right , very uncommon bike to find here in Ireland

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    Another customer bike. 2003 CBR600RR. When hot it won't rev above a few thousand RPM.

    Cause: Rusted out fuel tank, clogged pickup screen and high pressure filter.

    Problem: High pressure filter is part of the regulator assembly and is not sold separate from the entire fuel pump assembly. Pump assembly is $966 from Honda. Aftermarket pump replacement kits do not include a high pressure filter/regulator body.

    Same story with the Suzuki's as it's a very similar pump, but at least they sell the regulator body sometimes. Doesn't help that they call it a regulator and has no mention of the high pressure filter at all.

    This one might be another candidate for a bypass modification and external fuel filter fitted to the fuel line.

    Tank will be sent off for treatment and lining.
     
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    A bit off topic but does anyone know if there is a code on the ignition barrel of an fzr250 I have lost my key to my good petrol tank but I have the ignition barrel from the bike that I got the tank off of . Thank you

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    I went through not having a key - the ignition key/lock can be disassembled and the actual key barrel removed (be careful of the wafers as they've got springs underneath them) and with a key blank and a file you can make a new key.

    I'm not sure if there's a key number on the ignition switch unit itself.
     
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    Thanks for the reply lad , sounds like I've got myself in for some more work so . I was hoping i was just missing a small stamp or something on the barrell


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