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So I guess this would be the best place for me to brag about and show off what I recently purchased, and to document how im going to make it even better!

I have been taking lots of pictures, but the sad part is ever since photo****et messed everyone up, I haven't found a good hosting site that I like. I take all my pictures with my phone (samsung s7) so I'm trying to find a way I can load them directly from the phone to the forum and have them come up as a picture and not a link.

So for the time being, check the link for teaser pic...

Story of the bike go's somthing like this....
From what I know I'm the 3rd owner, it clearly has been laid down at some point, but was repaired enough to ride. Originally a California bike, but all emissions have been removed. I Purchase it to be mainly a fun track oriented bike with occasional trips to work or weekend trips to the mountain, but like I said, the bike will have a more track oriented build.

When I came across the for sale add and realized the bike had full ohlins suspension i didn't hesitate to pull the purchase trigger. Made a few phone calls and with in a week it was at my house (I live in Olympia, WA and the bike was in California so some arragments had to be made but all went smoothly). The bike also comes with a full akro system, I believe it's just the stainless and not the ty, but still it's in pretty good shape. Also has a scotts dampened, and the bike has been tuned on the dyno and is putting down roughly 138hp.

Im not a huge fan of all black, I like flashy things, so this off season it will be getting a repaint. But for now, I just wanna enjoy it. The bike was really in need of some detail TLC, lots of screws missing or in the wrong place, loose wires, things of that sort. The biggest thing it was in need of was a new subframe, the old one was bent pretty bad. I have had the bike about 2 weeks now and have repaired or replaced most everything. I will post more detail stuff about the things I have done, and future plans as they happen.
 

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So I guess this would be the best place for me to brag about and show off what I recently purchased, and to document how im going to make it even better!

I have been taking lots of pictures, but the sad part is ever since photo****et messed everyone up, I haven't found a good hosting site that I like. I take all my pictures with my phone (samsung s7) so I'm trying to find a way I can load them directly from the phone to the forum and have them come up as a picture and not a link.

So for the time being, check the link for teaser pic...

Story of the bike go's somthing like this....
From what I know I'm the 3rd owner, it clearly has been laid down at some point, but was repaired enough to ride. Originally a California bike, but all emissions have been removed. I Purchase it to be mainly a fun track oriented bike with occasional trips to work or weekend trips to the mountain, but like I said, the bike will have a more track oriented build.

When I came across the for sale add and realized the bike had full ohlins suspension i didn't hesitate to pull the purchase trigger. Made a few phone calls and with in a week it was at my house (I live in Olympia, WA and the bike was in California so some arragments had to be made but all went smoothly). The bike also comes with a full akro system, I believe it's just the stainless and not the ty, but still it's in pretty good shape. Also has a scotts dampened, and the bike has been tuned on the dyno and is putting down roughly 138hp.

Im not a huge fan of all black, I like flashy things, so this off season it will be getting a repaint. But for now, I just wanna enjoy it. The bike was really in need of some detail TLC, lots of screws missing or in the wrong place, loose wires, things of that sort. The biggest thing it was in need of was a new subframe, the old one was bent pretty bad. I have had the bike about 2 weeks now and have repaired or replaced most everything. I will post more detail stuff about the things I have done, and future plans as they happen.
Good bike matey, can't wait to see what your going to do:smile
 

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If you use the paperclip thumb to attach your image(s), then (before posting) click on the LINK, it should bring the image up. Then, cut & paste the address into your post flanked by ---> [img ] & [/img ] (without the space between the g and the ]), and voila!

I know it's a PITA, but it allows you to post a "full-sized" picture until something EASIER comes along.


oh... nice bike, and welcome to our beloved .org :hi:
 

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Without running out to Serenity to compare (or even pulling up a pic)... those are not the stock forks.... Pretty sure after 4+ years of having an RR2 I am moderately qualified to make such an observation =] Any clue as to what they are?

:welcome: to the .org by the way! Always good to see new folks... especially on one of my all-time favorite 'Blades =]
 

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Without running out to Serenity to compare (or even pulling up a pic)... those are not the stock forks.... Pretty sure after 4+ years of having an RR2 I am moderately qualified to make such an observation =] Any clue as to what they are?

:welcome: to the .org by the way! Always good to see new folks... especially on one of my all-time favorite 'Blades =]
Whoopsie... :rotfl: :poke: :stirpot:
 

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Why does it post it sideways, so annoying.

But those gold forks :grin:plus1::thumb::hitit:
I have the same problem with this site. If I originally took the picture in landscape, no matter how I try to edit and rotate, it still ends up like that. Once in a while.

If that Ohlins is properly sprung for you, and sag setting, etc. are close, you got a wicked canyon carver.
Watched my buddy set his 954 with the gold stuff, an Akra and PC dyno tuned, and I couldn't keep up with him anymore. He would check out on me. :grin

Nice looking bike, great foundation, keep us up on the changes. I'm sure they'll be interesting.

Cheers! :cheers:
 

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Without running out to Serenity to compare (or even pulling up a pic)... those are not the stock forks.... Pretty sure after 4+ years of having an RR2 I am moderately qualified to make such an observation =] Any clue as to what they are?

:welcome: to the .org by the way! Always good to see new folks... especially on one of my all-time favorite 'Blades =]
You are correct, there not stock, there ohlins!! With a matching rear shock also. The front forks are almost unattainable these days. I will be doing a respring for my wieght this off season plus I talked with Dan Kyle and he said make sure I do the superbike valve upgrade kit they have for the older ohlins forks, it's a huge upgrade supposedly.
 

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Well damn... so much for reading =P It does say right there.... I got distracted by the picture! If I am not mistaken I was looking at an Ohlins setup for Serenity a couple years ago, they were not cheap, but they were available. I may have found them used though.... hard to remember for how much stuff I have looked at to be honest!

At any rate- how are you and the new missus getting along =]
 
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Track prep engaged!

I have a 2 day event coming up next weekend and will be doing several changes to the front end/cockpit area that included new clip-ons, motion pro throttle, brembo MC and some spiegler brake lines.

I started off by rebalancing the wheels and removing the balance beads that the previous owner had done and went with the more conventional style tape weights.

I Should also mention the new zero gravity double bubble wind screen, the ebay special solo seat cowl (I'll share the story of fitment issues another time) and the new vortex 520 chain and sprocket kit. I dropped down one tooth in the front for a 15/43 setup. I also have a 16 and 17 tooth front sprocket so if I feel I need to re gear it for the track. I like the 15 front for the streets.

Side bar: Still haven't figured out how to get the pics to not post sideways :(
 

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Careful with the new clip-ons! I bought a set of Voodoo clip-ons (great quality) only to find out that they will not install with the snorkel covers in-place! As she looks "goofy" without them I opted to switch back to stock before I even finished the install. You can make them work... or use them with the ducts... but you will not be able to get close to full-lock in either direction!
 

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Careful with the new clip-ons! I bought a set of Voodoo clip-ons (great quality) only to find out that they will not install with the snorkel covers in-place! As she looks "goofy" without them I opted to switch back to stock before I even finished the install. You can make them work... or use them with the ducts... but you will not be able to get close to full-lock in either direction!
I am aware, and thank you for the concern. I had clip-on' s on a previous 954 I had. The way I am doing it i will still be able to run the air ducts, just wait and see.....:grin
 

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Tease....
 

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Great bike, well spotted. Will it be mainly used for trackdays?
Yes, mainly track bike. But I will ride it on the road every now and then.

Got some work done on it last night, installed the woodcraft clip-ons, motion pro throttle, and worked a little on placement of the MC and reservoir. Also mounted the rc51 kill/start switch. Next step is to wire it in.

A couple side notes...

- re-installing the throttle cables is a real PITA, took me almost an hour. Such a small area to work in. Having the right tools probably would have helped a little.
- switching to the rc51 kill switch is pretty straight forward. They use the same color wires so all you have to do is splice the matching colors back togther.
- I bought the woodcraft reservoir mount to help keep everything nice and tidy and looking good. The only problem is the brembo reservoir has horizontal screw mount and the woodcraft mount was perpendicular, so I still had use the bracket, over all I think it turned out nice.





 

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Upon installing the new brake lines i tried my best to drain out the old fluid, but when i did, it more slid out as a runny goo, wtf, not sure how the bike was even stopping before. i ended up taking the calipers apart, popping out the pistons and cleaning out the sludge build up. The lack of maintenance from the 2 previous owners is mind boggling.


 

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