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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is this a newbie thing.... ?

As I said in my other post, my GS500 ran perfectly for 70+ laps. It even taught me three very important lessons:

1. It won't run without fuel.
2. I like riding better than pushing.
3. If it won't start, check the kill switch.

Well, you get the picture. I'm knockin' on wood but the the bike was flawless and... here I sat yesterday, talking about how I am now in a "maintenance" situation and all I have to worry about for the next race is entry fees and travel costs.

Then, five minutes later, like some drug kicking in.... I'm deciding to change the rear shock to something more adjustable, move the rearsets, get rid of the fat clunky stock pegs, upgrade the carbs and filter and replace and move the can....

What's happening to meeeee......
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 06:31 AM
 
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LOL!! I warned you.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 07:25 AM
 
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You have to have spares, right? So buy new rear sets with pegs and controls included, the old stuff will be the spares. And youve got to get a keyless gas gap to reduce possible fups. If you need any more spending ideas just ask.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 10:59 AM
 
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I have seen the future and it goes something like this:
<one year from now>...
For sale- GS500 race bike. Bored to 640cc, Falicon crank, cams, R1 bodywork (Sharkskinz), GSXR 705 USD front end, Marvic wheels, Pirelli slicks (just scrubbed in), much more. Over $8500 invested, asking $3200 OR TRADE FOR SV650!
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I have seen the future and it goes something like this:
<one year from now>...
For sale- GS500 race bike. Bored to 640cc, Falicon crank, cams, R1 bodywork (Sharkskinz), GSXR 705 USD front end, Marvic wheels, Pirelli slicks (just scrubbed in), much more. Over $8500 invested, asking $3200 OR TRADE FOR SV650!

ROTFLMFAO so true so true
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 11:09 AM
 
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Be careful Tristan, hes only done one track weekend, you,ll scare him off.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 01:16 PM
 
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Nah, he's hooked but good!
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-27-2002, 01:30 PM
 
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How about the carbon fiber gas tank cause that'll take 2 seconds a lap off. Of course you have to replace any stickers from the old tank cause they added at least 20 hp right?????
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2002, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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LMAO! (But secretly writing down all those possible mods and breathing heavy)

You, know, this sport needs another smilie real bad... a take off on the old cartoon image of ^$^ , the dollar sign with wings representing money flying away.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-28-2002, 04:09 AM
 
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I wasnt kidding about the rearsets/pegs/controls.

Does your bike have race style clip-ons? The bar is just a piece of 7/8 od pipe, its the part likely to fail in a crash so its nice to have a pair for spares. ProFlo has them for $20 in a choice of colors, I went wild and got black. Or Ive heard you can go to a shop that does race cars for the 7/8 pipe that they use. Do something to plug the outside end of the pipe.

http://www.pro-flo.com/proflo_clipons.htm
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