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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-06-2007, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Woohoo!

I finally ordered my new bars for my 650R. Got tired of the very upright position so I ordered the bars from SuburbanMachinery.

Hooray for more aggressive lean angles!

They should be arriving sometime this week.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-07-2007, 07:12 AM
 
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nice! dont forget the pics!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2007, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got my bars in. Now I just have to find some time to put them on. Pics to follow!
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-16-2007, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got the bars on and WOW is all I can say. They make a world of difference. I'll have some pictures soon.

I do however have a serious question. In the process of putting the new bars on, you have to flip the banjo bolt outside the front brake reservoir. Now, after doing that, obviously you introduce air into the line so the brakes need to be bled. I bought a 1man brake bleeding kit but when I attach it, it seems like air bubbles never stop flowing from the 2 front caliper nipples. So...

1) Do I do 1 caliper at a time?

2) Is there a better way to bleed the system?

Right now, the front brake feels like it should. However, I want to make sure there are no issues before I go out riding it. Especially since it involes the front brakes.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I figured out how to bleed the front 2 calipers the right way. Here's a pic of the turnout.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here's pic #2.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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wow dude that looks great. way better than the stock bars eh?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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WAY better. The riding position is very close to a RR. And I didn't have to spend over a grand in lowering it for clip-ons.

Next up will probably be the frame sliders I should have bought a long time ago.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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ya get some sliders on that thing pronto! be a shame to mess up such a nice bike.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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looks good & agree with a set of frame sliders, but have a hunch in time you might find the urge to change the rear-sets so less weight on the butt & the strain on the back.

I have a '97 Yamaha YZF600r the same as the same make & model on '07 of where I would prefer to lower the clip-ons along with a more adjustable set of rear-sets, but the bike is 10 yrs old & I have a Honda 929 & 954 so I can let the above go by me & accept it for a bike around town.
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