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Chains, bark busters, frame sliders, and windshields

So I am going to bike week in a couple weeks with my father, and my bike is a 2004 with 8k miles and im thinking its time to update the chain and sprockets and were looking for a suggestion. I am also looking for essentially a smaller flat black or smoked windshield and i have a pair of black power madd bark busters, hand guards has anyone used these before on their 919 i know i have the snowmobile mounts, and i have pro taper handle bars on the bike...I previously posted about the windshield but i got cut off by bicyclist on a blind corner and dumped in the grass so had to buy some new mirrors and such...*&$% didn't even ask if i was okay or help me pick up my bike just peddled right by me. Also interested in wear to get frame sliders...maybe even clean up the rear brake section with an integrated kit?

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shoot, windshields....lmao

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A lot going on there Charleshulair, lol! Lets see...

Chain/sprockets: Hit up LDH for that. He can get you a good deal on a complete set. If you do a bit of freeway riding or want to reduce vibes without hitting your acceleration much, think about switching to the 17/44 sprocket setup.

If you're thinking about an integrated kit, CUSTOMLED comes very highly recommended. Yes they're expensive, but they're worth every penny!

Sorry I'm not much help on everything else. I've got to run to class.

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If you're thinking about an integrated kit, CUSTOMLED comes very highly recommended. Yes they're expensive, but they're worth every penny!
Non-DOT approved though. Known to blind other drivers



+1 on 17/44 LDH kit. If you could care less about a little bit of performance gain with weight savings, go with the steel rear sprocket.

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I stuck with the stock gearing, steel sprockets and a nice DID X ring chain. Sprocketcenter.com has good kits. I think I paid $225 for mine.

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What benefits are their to changing gearing? And you are always forfeiting something when you do change gearing

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Non-DOT approved though. Known to blind other drivers
The Ebay junk isn't dot approved either but that's not a problem for some reason? : whistling:

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What benefits are their to changing gearing? And you are always forfeiting something when you do change gearing
With the 17/44, you lose just a smudge of acceleration down low and allows you to ride at 80 at roughly 5k indicated rpm. It also corrects your Speedo for the most part.

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FF to 1:10 to see the 17/44 gear in action. Not too much acceleration lost I think. And it does make a huge difference in vibes at highway speeds.

Ask LDH but he has the 17/44 steel or alu combo going for $200 shipped IIRC. DID Chain with AFAM sprockets. Can't go wrong with those brands

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it essentially smoothes the bike out at the cost of a small amount of acceleration, small enought that you probably wouldn't notice

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Does any one have advice for frame sliders?

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Does any one have advice for frame sliders?
Definitely go with motivation frame sliders.

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wouldnt it be cheaper to build your own 125.00 seems expensive to me?

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wouldnt it be cheaper to build your own 125.00 seems expensive to me?
Yeah possibly.. But those are perfect. I know I can't pull that off.

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Sato sells some sliders for like 80 but they aren't attached as one unit.

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Holy crap, $125? For the motovations? I paid $80 for mine and sold them for almost as much!

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thats what I found for the going rate sadly

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Random question: what does the 17-44 do in the low speed range, like in a parking garage or traffic? Excuse my lack of gearing knowledge, but if the sprocket change brings RPM's down, does that mean 1st gear has a higher range as well? Then must one clutch it more in slow speed riding? Or am I thinking about this all wrong, something my wife might entertain in some conversations....

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Random question: what does the 17-44 do in the low speed range, like in a parking garage or traffic? Excuse my lack of gearing knowledge, but if the sprocket change brings RPM's down, does that mean 1st gear has a higher range as well? Then must one clutch it more in slow speed riding? Or am I thinking about this all wrong, something my wife might entertain in some conversations....
yes there will be times when more gas and clutch is needed.to get the bike moving.... stock set up does everything well,,,,quicker faster,,best mpg

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Random question: what does the 17-44 do in the low speed range, like in a parking garage or traffic? Excuse my lack of gearing knowledge, but if the sprocket change brings RPM's down, does that mean 1st gear has a higher range as well? Then must one clutch it more in slow speed riding? Or am I thinking about this all wrong, something my wife might entertain in some conversations....
Before I moved to a small rural town, I commuted all the time on my 919 with the 17/44 setup and loved it. In traffic, I was able to walk the bike down to 800 rpms without any issues and can hammer it hard without the engine lugging at 1200 rpms. The 17/44 setup seems to be the best combination of low end along with reducing some buzz at the upper end. Most noticeable is the ability to cruise at 70-75 mph without any buzz whereas with stock gearing you get the buzz at those speeds.

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You won't notice too much of a difference, it's not like your dropping 500cc's off the engine. You won't need to change your clutch habits either. She'll work like she always does...

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Awesome. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the posts!

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