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Chak

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Apr 2019

Get the hammer

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    But why? The spacing for a 10 speed is different to a 11 and etap is programmed for 11 speed spacing?

    I have a spare 11 speed 5800 cassette if you want it to tide you over and you're in London. Don't fuck shit up, just use it as it's supposed to.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You ever try those tubeless? I love them, but they don't come in tubeless. The G-Ones are nearly worn out and looking to stay on 30mm.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm going for a Versys 650 and keeping the SV as it's of little value. It's a hideous thing to look at, but its grown on me, its cheap, reliable, fun and it has a proper good fan base.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    An insurance quote put an end to my desire for a Daytona.

    Mine wasn't as bad, but like fuck If I'm trusting it in London. One day.

    I'd love a 90's Africa Twin, but they fetch for near decent modern stuff monies, so It makes sense to look at newer stuff.
    Strictly dual sport or mainly road? Tiger?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Been reading a bit on the 750's since your last post, and they do seem to have a bit of trouble.

    You got your eye on another bike?

    Small bikes are awesome and underrated. A while ago I had a weekend on an Inazuma 250 and it was a riot. You can really wring it's neck and not worry about much.

    I hate riding or getting out of London at the moment. I never see third and there's a constant paranoia about traps and hazards.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It has been decided! The 520ening shall be accomplished and the revs shall sing!

    @Vince That looks great. What's the riding position like? Looks comfy

  • in General
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    the bolts holding in the rear shock were finger tight

    Shock bolts should be tight from the factory yes, as should a certain percentage of the bolts on all bikes. As the bikes out of the box are mostly assembled, they need to be built, torqued to spec and checked over.

    All shops are guilty of not using a torque wrench. I spent time with a racing team and I was laughed at for asking for one.
    Go figure.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That's easy. Motorcycle racing has been doing those for a while now and they undergo a lot of pressure.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Also, question to all. 520 Renthal chain and sprocket sets. Worth it or better for the track only?
    Also, what ratios do people use? It'll be on a torque-y twin.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    In some ways maybe, but in other bikes, the snorkel faces downwards towards the front wheel, so not sure if that's it's main purpose. I still wouldn't remove it though.

    Someone might chip in, but wouldn't the design act as some soft of ramjet as opposed to sucking everything in?
    There's always a debate about it, but with EFI bikes, I doubt removing it would make any difference apart from a raspier intake noise.

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