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fateddy
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Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:24 pm

Ok, got a wheel swap done.
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Seems this bike is taking new directions.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:34 pm

fateddy wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Seems this bike is taking new directions.
It looks so mean with those tires fitted. Like its' aching to get out and eat dirt. Any clearance issues or other trouble with the larger tires? And does your centerstand still work?
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:44 am

I have a whole bunch of scrap ABS plastic sheet. We ought to make you a pair of coil covers. Protect the coils and they'd look good in red.

Also, have you considered fork boots? I think I used ones for an HD; 39mm diameter by 7-some-odd inches long -> $13.50 on eBay
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:52 pm

That looks like a very serious bike now :)
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Oh man, that looks wicked! :thumbsup:
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Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Centerstand works, but wheels still touch the ground. It'll probably take a bit of practice with a touring load. Practice and strategic parking.

I'm not a fan of accordion-style fork boots, but I may try some neoprene ones. Either way, I'll need some protection before too much gravel running happens.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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