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post #41 of 59 Old 05-19-2012, 11:22 PM
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Isn't 40psi for a front tire kinda high anyways!??

I don't think I've ever had mine above 36.

Love the report - it's amazing all that you've done to your bike .

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Isn't 40psi for a front tire kinda high anyways!??

I don't think I've ever had mine above 36.

Love the report - it's amazing all that you've done to your bike .
Learning curve. I used to run 40psi front and rear in the Storm St's on my old Bandit. It was such a docile bike.
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its cold outside and i want to tinker with my 919...how is your project coming along ken? been wondering how the new bar rise was treating you and what you figured out for highway pegs.

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its cold outside and i want to tinker with my 919...how is your project coming along ken? been wondering how the new bar rise was treating you and what you figured out for highway pegs.
I just came in from the man cave. I have the new motionpro cables I bought back in January connected and routed. The Tusk Raptor bend ATV bars are an excellent value having the most width, the most rise and the most sweep I could find. The grip position is good but I needed more sweep. I just tweaked them ever so slightly to give a bit more. That and the 1" risers feel much better. We'll see. I'm kicking around the idea of dropping the rearsets and inch or so. I also bought some 3/4" DOM tube and a bender but that's as far as I've gotten on the engine guards and highway pegs. I should make some headway after Christmas. In the next day or two (work gets in the way, you know) I'll be posting pics of the bar risers and the new hand guard and windshield mountings I'm fabbing. Stay tuned.
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It took less than a minute to come to the realization the needlenose-swearing-throwing-drinking method of throttle cable replacement was not for me and that Honda had gone to great lengths to make this modern bike look naked. I broke out the manual and followed along. The air box and throttle bodies had to come out the left side of the bike as a unit and then separated. Once I resigned myself to go ahead and unplug everything - injectors, fuel rail, etc. the job went smoothly. The cable ends attached surprisingly easily.


I used a tire tool between air box and frame to ever so gently persuade the boots back onto the intake spigots.


With the new-found adjustment I needed, I tweaked the bars slightly to offer a bit more sweep. I also installed 1" risers. Next, now I have to tidy up all the rig jobs around the bars. (left) The bar-mount hardware that came with my windshield was ugly and cumbersome and had to go. (center) The stylish black anodized Moose Racing hand guard brackets came with a nice slot. Hummm, I thought. (right) I "MacGyvered" 3/8" shaft collars with studs to replace the set screws to hold the windshield rods. It is now lighter and cleaner looking.


I also made new extensions for the hand guards out of 1" x 1/4" aluminum.



There's still more to do before a proper test ride but the grip position seems greatly improved.

. . . . . and man cave time is always a good thing.

Oh yeah, while I had it out, I took a few shots of the trick I pulled on the battery so I could hang more stuff on the terminals. I spun the battery around in the air box and used a strap covered in 4 layers of shrink tube to make it easier to connect power to my accessories.


A section of shrink tube held in place by zip ties covers the new positive terminal.


Here are the 15a push-button circuit breakers clamped to the frame that send power to my heated glove and jacket controllers. I can reach the buttons without removing the side cover.
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I stressed over the rear too until I saw how ridiculously easy it was. I had to drill one hole.

Slightly changing the shock angle softened the ride a bit too.
Very interested in how this would soften the ride. Wonder if it changes leverage the ratio on the shock?

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Very interested in how this would soften the ride. Wonder if it changes leverage the ratio on the shock?
That's correct. There was no need for me to try to calculate the change here. I merely wanted to raise the ride height. Softening the ride a bit and greatly reducing the cavitation these bikes are known for were unintended benefits.
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How much did it lift the bike?

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How much did it lift the bike?
About an inch and a half front and rear.





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Damn. That is amazing.

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Hi Ken, how are the forks holding up with this lift mod?

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Hi Ken, how are the forks holding up with this lift mod?
I'd say rock solid. I put another 300 miles on them today. The bike had about 10k on the clock when I did the mod - has 35k now. I haven't pulled the tubes to check for excessive wear yet but the front end is as stable as ever and there are no signs of seal leakage. I do intend to give the rear lift mod a once over before my upcoming trip. I'll report any issues. Anyhow, I think these mods are safe enough to recommend - and I'd do them again.
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Any new mods on the bike of late?

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Any new mods on the bike of late?
Nothing to speak of. I did "modify" the odometer to read a little over 40k though.

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The bike performed flawlessly. Even the old battery held on until I got home.

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Ken have you ever finished your crash bars and highway pegs or are you still in the engineering phase? I was thinking of grabbing a set of the SW-Motech crash bars and tossing on the pegs they have but I am concerned they won't quite allow me to stretch "enough"... I'd love to hear any feedback or opinion you have on that idea.

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Ken have you ever finished your crash bars and highway pegs or are you still in the engineering phase? I was thinking of grabbing a set of the SW-Motech crash bars and tossing on the pegs they have but I am concerned they won't quite allow me to stretch "enough"... I'd love to hear any feedback or opinion you have on that idea.
No, I'm still brainstorming. The design in my head keeps changing. My original plan was to reroute the pipes and fab a Tourtech style crash bar / skid plate setup but I seem to be doing more highway miles than dirt roads so I've given up on that idea. I can stretch out and rest the backs of my legs on the makeshift frame sliders which is pretty comfortable. So now I'm thinking I will build crash bars off the sliders to protect the engine and also to give me a place to mount a pair of fog beams. Stay tuned.
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I think your next project should be cramming a 919 engine into a Versys.

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You'd basically have that SMT you have.

Except the Versys suspension is crap.

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I think your next project should be cramming a 919 engine into a Versys.
The Versys has many desirable attributes, stock suspension not being among them. I believe the only advantage it has is its light weight and nimble dirt mangers which would be lost in such a motor swap. V649HP-Kawasaki's new gravel runner - ADVrider No, I think I'd be better off concentrating on suspension mods to the 919 frame.
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