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im going to do this when money allows. commuting kinda hurts with stock position. ****, im getting old, meh.
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There's no cost involved in turning them down. It's the stock clutch and brake brackets. I just have aftermarket levers because the bike came with ugly pink (faded red) ones. Just loosen the clamp.and turn it till it's comfortable.
 

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There's no cost involved in turning them down. It's the stock clutch and brake brackets. I just have aftermarket levers because the bike came with ugly pink (faded red) ones. Just loosen the clamp.and turn it till it's comfortable.
Ill try that, i meant the risers, need some vario bars im thinking, pricey lil shits though.
 

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might want to measure clearances at full lock. you might need a different reservoir for the brakes as it doesn't look like it'll fit under the fairing stay. i thought about risers but the stock position is a lot more comfortable than those junk clipons that were on.
 

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Took way longer than I thought since I wanted to retain my trunk. The money shot is really from the rear with the new plate placement, will post a picture when I take one. Still have to get rid of those damn red levers.

Happy to cut off the previous owners hackery, god, it was bad. Have to do some finishing sanding but got tired and put it back together, will get around to it one day...
Took off a good half pound of plastic I would say, will weigh and report back. Should be race bike once I install my magnesium valve cover. :lol:





 

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After a few weeks of inactivity due to being distracted with other projects with my son, I fired up the the old girl at 6 this morning, flicked on the twin headlamps, and enjoyed a brilliant early morning ride. Mainly empty roads, the sun came up during my ride and it was a truly stunning morning.
 

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Thought about going out, but as Nigel says there’s only 12” dry line and all the backroads are covered in sh1t. All I’ve done is my weekly swap of the Optimate from one machine to the other!
 

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I did look at Super Blackbirds for French trip next year too 🙂
Never ridden one, but they must be a great machine for touring. Have you had VFRs at all? I imagine the 1200s would also be a good choice - depending on price.

I often think of having something like that, even an early Goldwing or Pan, but because I don't know the bikes, I'm fearful of being caught out mechanically.

Suppose I could always ship it to the 'old bastard' for repairs. Only prob is it would be stripped and rebuilt 3 times before I got it back! :devil :grin :grin
 

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Hi Nigel

The B/B’s are a lot of bike for the money. Engines are sound so it’s just seeing if the rest of it’s ok, and there are some good ones out there for not a lot of money. I’ll end up taking the Blade to France of course but no harm in looking 👍
 

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Finished giving the girl all new fluids and buttoning her back up. Next she will get new shoes in the spring as the ones on it are 10 years old. It'll be a while before that happens since it'll be months before riding season hits us and then I'll have to wait until the salt clears the roads since I won't ride this garage queen on crap roads.........
 
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