It may help b/c when you tighten the nut, when it's on the OEM side, it wants to pull it away on a stock adjuster- or tighten it a little more sometimes. On the right, you tighten towards the bike. Mine's still on the left too.It really makes no difference which side the rear axle nut is on. The manual shows left side but many, myself included, put the nut on the right as the exhaust protects the nut and axle end from damage in a slide.
I have read that putting the nut on one side or the other is helpful when tightening it, but don't see why.
BINGO!!Looks to me, that you posted left and right of 2 different bikes, OR put the wrong skins on one side of the same bike?
WB, I put in on and didn't realize it! Now that I know, I'll swap it out when I have time Friday morning.It was as plain as the nose on my face and I didn't see it.
Fub, I don't see any straps? I'll look when I'm home though.You plan on riding with the strap in the swingarm that you used to lift the bike:0
OH that, Optical illusion he heWhat's this
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Ya know they did take the axle out of the wheel when they spin balanced it- this is new rubber.Front wheel on backwards.:devil
haha! Love the "flame away"When I took ownership of #1.0, The PO had a really nice name brand custom upper triple tree, with short risers,
and Renthal Bars too. It esentially raised the grips about 7" from stock.
He also gave me the stock stuff in a box to change it back- which I did w/in 2 weeks.
But I have always felt that with my body stature (short legs, medium/long torso/short arms, overall height now 5'7"- I'm shrinking!)- I would like the grips about 2-3" higher.
Last Thursday, I'm at a really nice and well attended bike night and a friend of a friends sportbike (forgot what it was, Kawi 600 maybe?) had what I thought were some aftermarket riser clip ons.
ON closer inspection, he had taken the clip ons out, pushed his forks up some,
and put the OEM clipons ABOVE the upper triple tree!!!!
I looked at it- and all I could say was- Genius!
So, this afternoon I had some time-
hung the front of my bike on one of my hangers in the garage.
And made it happen!
Not all bikes have the locator pins like mine comes with- so I figured- just tighten it up- it'll hold.
And yes, I realize it changes some of the geometry- I already had them pushed up thru about 6mm anyways- as suggested. They also often talk of a 5-10mm shim for the rear shock. Well, I'm leaving the rear alone, and the front lowered a bit- so the ass end sticks up a bit more relatively.
I'm going to stay with it a while-
NOw I've raised my grips about 2"!- Just what I was after- free.
Changes back in a jiffy too.
OK, flame away!
Thanks Jon,haha! Love the "flame away"
Honestly a lot of people probably wouldn't notice at first glance. Does look strange when you do look at it. To each their own of course and everything is better when it's free. Are you worried about it loosening up at all since there is nothing holding their position on the fork?Thanks Jon,
Ya know, the Pros: raising the stock grips ~2"- free
-changing the geometry (ever so slightly- in my bikes case-for the better)
- now the stop pins don't hit anything (most of them have no stop pins)
- changing it from OEM- what a freak'n whimp!- might as well put ape hanger handlebars on it!
(it actually helps my normal torso/short arms and legs, AND- my Old man arthritic spine/neck)
Happy Fathers Day everyone
Thanks John,Honestly a lot of people probably wouldn't notice at first glance. Does look strange when you do look at it. To each their own of course and everything is better when it's free. Are you worried about it loosening up at all since there is nothing holding their position on the fork?
Don't mind me I'm just having another day of sitting here losing my mind and day dreaming lol