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post #5721 of 5757 Old 05-07-2017, 05:51 PM
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Cracked the shit out of my right bar end mirror. So pissed, because it was such a stupid mistake, just maneuvering around the garage. Also because I opted for the pricey CRG lanesplitters, I'm out $60.

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post #5722 of 5757 Old 05-08-2017, 04:55 AM
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If the mistakes stay in the garage, you're doing alright!

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I'm in love! Getting more and more comfortable each ride, especially after adjusting my hand controls as others had pointed out. Working on my shifting, just all around getting a better feel for what the bike wants to do and how it reacts to my inputs. Been quite busy recently though, so plenty of time to take her out but I'm looking forward to some downtime actually so that I can clean up and lube the chain (for the first time since getting her, don't shoot me!) and performing an oil change for some peace of mind.
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I finally got to install the Danmoto ....WOW... totally changed character of bike... love it.

Install wise.. i had to get some aluminum spacers... and used some aluminum wrap as ghetto gasket but...dang that sound is sweet n loud.
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I finally got to install the Danmoto ....WOW... totally changed character of bike... love it.

Install wise.. i had to get some aluminum spacers... and used some aluminum wrap as ghetto gasket but...dang that sound is sweet n loud.
Have you noticed a bit of a wiggle? Especially at the point where the exhaust slips on? I think I have a leak there. Might wrap it up to seal. It better.

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post #5726 of 5757 Old 05-10-2017, 03:34 PM
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yep mine had wiggle. Thats why I used aluminum foil. It seemed to help a bit.

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I finally got to install the Danmoto ....WOW... totally changed character of bike... love it.

Install wise.. i had to get some aluminum spacers... and used some aluminum wrap as ghetto gasket but...dang that sound is sweet n loud.
Skytree, could you post some pics of your Danmoto's. Thanks mate.

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Nice. Might try that out as well seeing as its in the shop already.
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yep mine had wiggle. Thats why I used aluminum foil. It seemed to help a bit.

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post #5729 of 5757 Old 05-12-2017, 01:38 PM
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[IMG][/IMG]here it is...
still love the sound... I finally got to grin riding this bike.
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Nice pipes...is that Silver Spring MD?
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[IMG][/IMG]here it is...
still love the sound... I finally got to grin riding this bike.
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[IMG][/IMG]here it is...
still love the sound... I finally got to grin riding this bike.
Those are pretty sweet looking....VERY nice man! Enjoy!

I still get a little excited over carbon fiber, I wish the Mivv's I ordered were CF, but they ain't. Fortunately there are other places on the bike that I can put some tasty CF. I'll post some photos when those new goodies arrive.
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yes its silver spring MD...
where are you?

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Nice pipes Skytree.

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post #5734 of 5757 Old 05-12-2017, 04:09 PM
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I lived in Chevy Chase about 13 years ago.
right on E-W highway....close to Colesville Road? if I remember correctly. we were 1/2 way between the Bethesda metro and the Silver Spring metro.
We moved to Potomac, then we moved to SoCal.
The first time I lived in the MD area I didn't have my bikes.....but now, I'm never gonna let them go ever again.

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yes its silver spring MD...
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post #5735 of 5757 Old 05-14-2017, 06:00 PM
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Installed an LED headlamp unit using @carotman's instructions.

Headlamp is a 7" Wecade "daymaker" (so basically a clone of a JW Speaker) off of Amazon. Yeah, it might suck in the end but is such an improvement over the stock headlamp and is $64.99.
Trim ring is an Emgo CB750 kit from Dime City Cycles and was $25.

Getting the trim ring kit on was a bit of a pain, especially keeping the square nuts in place that you need to screw the rear bowl into the trim ring.

Once I got the trim ring figured out:


Once I got it into the bucket:


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I need to do some horizontal aiming, then to get the halo powered, and to make a minor adjustment to rotate it slightly.



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Installed an LED headlamp unit using @carotman's instructions.

Headlamp is a 7" Wecade "daymaker" (so basically a clone of a JW Speaker) off of Amazon. Yeah, it might suck in the end but is such an improvement over the stock headlamp and is $64.99.
Trim ring is an Emgo CB750 kit from Dime City Cycles and was $25.

Getting the trim ring kit on was a bit of a pain, especially keeping the square nuts in place that you need to screw the rear bowl into the trim ring.

Once I got the trim ring figured out:


Once I got it into the bucket:


Low beam:


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I need to do some horizontal aiming, then to get the halo powered, and to make a minor adjustment to rotate it slightly.



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Nice work and a definite improvement in light from stock!

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I finally got to install the Danmoto ....WOW... totally changed character of bike... love it.

Install wise.. i had to get some aluminum spacers... and used some aluminum wrap as ghetto gasket but...dang that sound is sweet n loud.
I'm wondering if the Danmoto's change the exhaust outflow at all (either volume or direction)? I have very mild exhaust stink (smells like exhaust not rotten eggs) and want to install Danmotos but I'm not sure if that will aggravate the smell.

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The SV is getting a valve adjustment.

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mmmmmmm......(real) carbon fiber!
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Real nice CB919. Looks cool.
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How much for the carbon bits? and where from?

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How much for the carbon bits? and where from?
Expensive! I did a search for 2006 CB900F Hornet side covers and stumbled across them. I had to remortgage my house, but it was totally worth it!


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Did the headlight fix. Connector at the switch came unsoldered twice, so I just cut the wires and soldered them at the light.

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Expensive! I did a search for 2006 CB900F Hornet side covers and stumbled across them. I had to remortgage my house, but it was totally worth it!





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How many bacon sandwiches will negate the weight reductions you got from the side covers?

Seriously though, they look great!


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How many bacon sandwiches will negate the weight reductions you got from the side covers?

Seriously though, they look great!


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3. Primo bacon is expensive.


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How many bacon sandwiches will negate the weight reductions you got from the side covers?

Seriously though, they look great!


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Not really sure, I don't eat bacon very often, but they are super light. I'd guess about 8 sandwiches anyway.
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Installed a Honda ST1300 tank pad, and TechSpec Gripsters today.
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Diggin that thick center tank pad.....nice.
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Gday CB919. I put the exact tank pad on my bike about 3 months ago. I luv it. The tank was starting to scratch up where my jacket zipper was rubbing. Tank pad fixed that. I was crapping my pants when sticking the thing on and I'm sure it's not on straight but apparently I'm the only one that can see flaws in my bike. Everyone else says it's fine. I'm looking at those cool snake skin pads for the tank sides.
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Yep, that tank pad rocks!
I had issues with the TechSpec gripsters, the left one went on just fine, but the glue was separated on the right one. In other words, the glue stayed on the backing paper when I tried to peel the paper off. I know how to peel backing paper off, trust me! You can see it was already separated in the last photo. I sent a message to the eBay seller I bought them from, hopefully they will replace them. I had to use automotive double-sided tape to put it temporarily on since I already had the left side on. Actually it's the same double sided tape the Honda ST1300 tank pad goes on with.

I was soooooo pissed.
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Picked up a new lid today. Didn't really NEED a new one, but, really liked the look. It matches my new jacket, plus it has a transition shield and built in Sena mount. It will be nice to not have to carry a spare shield around.



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Picked up a new lid today. Didn't really NEED a new one, but, really liked the look. It matches my new jacket, plus it has a transition shield and built in Sena mount. It will be nice to not have to carry a spare shield around.



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VERY nice, good luck with it. Mine is like that but no stripe. I love the transitions shield, and the Sena mount. Is it the Qualifier DLX w/MIPS? The only thing that kind of bugs me is you can't put the trap door back on when you're not using the Sena
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No MIPS. I read a lot about that gripe but the only time I remove the Sena is to charge it or when I lock the helmet to my trunk. For me, a non issue.


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Installed some Rox Speed 2" pivoting risers on the Explorer. What a difference! Absolute transformation. More comfortable and makes the bike easier to maneuver. Makes the bars seem less wide on tight turns and gets to full lock quicker and easier for me.
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How much for the carbon bits? and where from?
I work with a guy who does custom small batch carbon fiber parts... If there is enough interest I could talk to him and see what a price would be for various pieces. Let me know if you guys are interested.
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Badmoon. How about the front sprocket cover? I've always liked this one. Maybe something similar in carbon fiber.
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