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Let the fun begin..... 954 project (New Bike Being Picked Up)
Well good news, Currie came through and the body work arrived. After some hard poking and pushing..... the parts came to my house. In good shape and ready for my work to be done. Sanding, filling, painting, and etc...
I am going to try to paint the body work as close to the silver on the tank. Keep a little black in the front fender.
Other work to be done.... Gear Work, need suggestions on the best combo (ABTECH?). I am going to keep slip on exhaust, no mods on the flapper. Just a track bike that is reliable and good to go.
Will clean the bike from top to bottom. One issue I found is that the two clips that held my headlight assembly to the bike, both broken. I do not know if that is from my lowside or just years of up and down the road. Will replace the frame sliders just so I have new ones. I want to go with longer ones then the satos. They really saved the day for the bike, but longer ones might have presented more protection for the body work.
I also have a bolt on the clutch cover that is ground down to a nub. Will need to attempt to remove, or just leave since it is not leaking and clutch is in good shape.... suggestions?
Now on to the new bike CBRVFR was not able to convince me and no one will be able to. I am in love and it is with a bike that is way out of my norm of what I would normally purchase. It is Sporty, Tourish, and does the dirt on occasion. It is tall, very tall. It is one of the most comfortable bikes I have ever rode and it comes with hard bags and a tail bag that is removable.
The hint that will lead you to a great guess. It is the 1203 CC push rod 45 degree torque machine that will make my 300 mile days a dream and still be fun in the twisty stuff. Showa Forks, Shocks and fully adjustable on the fly for the shock. Yeap, you are getting close.... Fuel tank is the frame, oil reserve in the swing-arm
Ladies and Germs.... DEPO is buying:
The Ulysses! Got a deal I can not say no and the wife approves..... She hated the 954 because she likes motorcycles, but did not like the ride on the back of the 954, especially in the Chicagoland area. She loves the idea of the back rest and the bags for the 3 day trips.
I got the bike for under ten out the door with the bags. Took a Demo and fell in LOVE. Is not the 140 HP honda. But it has so much more street usable power. It is quick from idle to redline.... 103 hp and 84 ft lbs of torque..... should be fun stuff.
Lover of all small woodland creatures.
Last edited by DEPO; 11-07-2006 at 12:00 AM.