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What have you done this winter?

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    Wanna see my Member SVixxer's Avatar
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    What have you done this winter?


    OK I posted this on onother site and it seemed to go over pretty well.

    I am a hobby junkie when it come to Jeep's and bikes. I would like to know what you guys/gals have done to your bikes this winter. Every bike could use something to make its better, or just make it yours.

    Here is where I'm at so far:

    The SV suspension sucks. I put Racetech springs, Gold valve Cartridge Emulators and 15w oil in the forks.

    Got a shock from a 98 GSXR 750 and installed a stiffer spring.

    Full M4 exhaust with Desnorkled Air box and Jets.

    Ignition advancer.

    Made my own Frame Sliders, Swingarm Sliders and rear stand.

    Polished the frame and swingarm.

    Dubble bubble, smoked.

    Made my own fender eliminator.

    New pegs, blinkers, and SV stickers.

    Lower Fairing and solo seat cover.

    Todo's before spring.
    Installing new cam and looking for some Busa pistons for a compression bump.

    This site has alot of bike junkies. What have you all done?

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    Me? Sarchastic?? Nooooo!! FazerChic's Avatar
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    What have you done this winter?

    You forgot to say that you've also taken my bike apart, and prepped it for the new paint job. New fairings are in the shop waiting for the paint to be sprayed on. Oh yeah, got a new side mirror and chrome stickers to be put on during the paint job too.

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    What have you done this winter?

    I sat on my 9R and made "vroom vroom VROOM" noises. I got a stainless fastener kit ( for free!!!) and grip heaters for it that I've yet to install. That's it for this year. Sad, I know.

    Did the race tech fix on my Concours forks last year. Also put a Mayer custom saddle, and a big Clearview vented windshield on it. Made a custom power panel with relays, a power and ground bus and a fuse block for accessories.

    Put heated grips on the Bandit last year.



    Non-bike stuff but may be interesting to some:

    I rebuilt the Volvo engine in my old boat last year. Runs great. Wanna buy it?

    This Winter I put a 624 square foot addition above my garage that I had to roll the bikes out of the way for now and then. Not quite finished but close. Mudding and taping sheetrock sucks.

    I took the transaxle out of my car after it grenaded on route 101. Paid someone to put another one in it since I don't own a transmission jack.

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    What have you done this winter?

    I haven't done much this winter except shovel snow, I have ridden only 1000 miles or so since November

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    What have you done this winter?

    I've pissed, moaned, moped around a lot, drank an ungodly amount of alcohol, pissed, moaned, moped around a lot, sat on my TL and made some feeble engine rev sounds, pissed, moaned, bought a ZX-12, sat on it and made slightly less feeble engine rev sounds than my previous efforts, pissed and moaned even more because now I have two bikes that I can't ride, drank an ungodly amount of alcohol, and played a shitload of counter-strike.


    ...and played a lot of guitar.

    ...and kicked Rachel's ass several times.

    Yeah...that's about it.

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    What have you done this winter?

    Had the front forks re-valved and sprung at Computrack,

    Had the rear shock re-valved and sprung at the sametime as well as ride height set.

    Bought a composite gas tank (from a Mille' R) for my bike.

    K&N filter and airbox kit

    Have new SharkSkinz on the way.

    Have new Michelins on the way.

    to-do's

    New 2 into 1 into 2 Akrapovic high mount Titanium exhaust.

    Aprilia Racing Factory re-map chip

    Paint the skinz and re-saftey wire the bike.

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    What have you done this winter?

    I safety wired my spin on oil filter and now it leaks through the holes I drilled. What a dumb design!

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    What have you done this winter?

    Originally posted by stoinkythepig
    I safety wired my spin on oil filter and now it leaks through the holes I drilled. What a dumb design!

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    What have you done this winter?

    I took the bars off my bike and installed "ape hangers" because the old ones wre just too low! I also installed some "forward controls" because I just felt too cramped on that CBR! i took off all the plastic and installed some longer forks because that bike is just too twitchy. Now I'm ready for Laconia!!!
    Born to ride!!!
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