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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.
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.

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?
BINGO!!

Both are K5's, title and Vin #'s.
For some reason however- #1.0 had the K6 decals- very slight differences.
My Rt side off #1.0 and the both sides from #2.0 were hanging in my garage.
An acquaintance was in my garage, and I was telling him about the still mint Rt side fairing I had, and how it had slightly different decals.
I went to look where I hung the K6'd decaled one, and it was gone!
Then I looked where I hung the K5 one- still there!
Oh course I kinda went, Oh Shirt!


It was as plain as the nose on my face and I didn't see it.
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.

You plan on riding with the strap in the swingarm that you used to lift the bike:0
Fub, I don't see any straps? I'll look when I'm home though.

Thanks everyone who looked and/or joined in.

I'm going to keep using that term too 'Dogbone Head move'
 

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Bad: Putting the bike back together and realizing you forgot something, or did something wrong.
Worse: When you take a picture of the bike and people point out stuff you were not even thinking about besides what you already see :grin

Haha part of a being a bike owner.
 

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OH that, Optical illusion he he

I had a light on each side while I re-installed the fairings.

That's a light glare of that front/top part of the swingarm from the light behind the bike.
If you look at the original one, you can kinda see what I mean.
I should have turned out the light behind the bike before I took the pic- sorry

No strap, but thanks for looking out for me
 

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Front wheel on backwards.:devil
Ya know they did take the axle out of the wheel when they spin balanced it- this is new rubber.
I put the axle back in it and out again when I installed it on the newer/rebuilt forks.
Then you got me thinking about this, so when I got home from work, used my LED/IPhone in the garage, took the cover up enough, and sure enough- it's on the correct direction. Whew
 

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I had to take it for a 'Test Ride' today.
Sunny and in the 60's.
I had it soooo clean too- too bad there was so much wet snow melt on several of the roads.

The fork swap/front end felt great. I had just bled the distal caliper and ran a bunch of new fluid thru it too. Really tightened up the lever/feel.
The -1/+1 520 chainset felt really smooth/quiet too.
The new Q3+'s also felt really good, it was one continuous motion/feel from left to right to up.
I continue to really like the ECU flash too, todays short ride was my 3rd time with it. Smoother throttle response thru out, and less engine braking.

The highlight of my little ride was when stopped at a light, I look over, and 2 middle age woman gave me the thumbs up sign! (Now I know I'm getting to be an old fart!)
 

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Gearing/speedo/speed update:

Just before my 'Dragon' trip, I had installed a 520 chain swap with a -1/+1 sprocketsI also had new Dunlop Q3+'s, and went with a 190/55 rear /50 in OEM.

I had used my IPhone and 2 different speedometer apps before these changes.
And I was about 7mph off at 70 with the stock sprockets/tire size.

I was amazed that even with the -1/+1 I am now only aoubt 8mph off at 70.
Thanks to the higher profile tire, I'm glad I went with the -1/+1- 520 conversion.

I didn't think I could really tell a difference in how it's going thru the gears, and
it's not enough to notice really.
I confirmed it with my Ram mount/speedo apps!

I thought I'd share my experiences with gear changes and tire profile changes.
I case it may help someone else too.

I do have one of those speedo corrector things I need to hook up too!
All in good time.
 

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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!
 

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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!
haha! Love the "flame away"
 

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haha! Love the "flame away"
Thanks Jon,

Ya know, the Pros: raising the stock grips ~2"- free
The cons:
-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)

Etc.

Happy Fathers Day everyone
 

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Thanks Jon,

Ya know, the Pros: raising the stock grips ~2"- free
The cons:
-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)

Etc.

Happy Fathers Day everyone
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
 

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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
Thanks John,
The thought of them loosening up and twisting on the fork did cross my mind. As you know since when it's in it's OEM postion it does have a locator pin that does go into the recess under the upper triple.
But IFAIK, the Aftermarket ones don't have any locator pins, and I think they do hold.

I'll be watching it closely, especially for the first few rides, and perhaps the first few wheelies or two!

And don't stop daydreaming, and don't loose your mind. :wink
 

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I just got back from 'up north'- (it's a WI thing), w/o my GSXR.
I went for a short ride today- and what a pleasure it was when I remembered I had just raised my clip ons a bit!
It was about 20 miles thru town to meet some riders at a famous custard stand in town.
I did a few wheelies too- they didn't budge.
So far- GOOD.

In the parking lot of bikes, a notced a few Honda f4's, that had the clip ons this way from the factory.
 

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So, with my Driven sprockets/520 chain, I also got a speed DRD to reduce the miles some and correct the speedo, so I didn't have to do it in my head, OR WATCH MY gps PHONE APP.

So yesterday, I installed my speedo DRD per the instructions, and there is also a good video website link from them included the instructions.

I used the 'GPS' method to get my correct factor.

The results so far comparing them to my GPS app/phone mount.

Now I'm about 1mph slower- at 30, or 70mph.

Glad I finally did it too.

*Edit- I think I did notice that the OEM speedo now jumps it's speed more, like 1mph back and forth even when I'm trying to go steady state since adding in the Speedo RDR, we'll see, only one short ride so far.
 

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Went for a great ride on some Twisties yesterday with a bud on hi '91 GSXR750.

We stopped at a friends shop afterwards, the guy in the middle- who owns/rides a Tuono- not pictured.

 

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Score!

I've been wanting a decent summer jacket, and have yet to find a good used one for the right price. Luckily, the hottest it gets around here in High 80's, and a rare low 90's- I know right? That ain't hot.

Well when scanning the regional FB group WI Motorcycle Enthusiansts- I came across this post selling a used GSXR Textile jacket.
He lives about an hour and a half away- long story short- he brought it to within 10 minutes of my home- he was working in the area (HVAC) tonight.

It's a Genuine Icon Contra jacket with pads, liner, etc.- clean, no abrasions.



No more sticking to the inside of my leathers on those hot days.
 

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I usually just wipe down my GSXR, and things like chain grease fling, use a little Kerosene too. That has been working well. I don't take it to the Spray washes, or use my garden hose with a nozzle.

After reading posts from riders about using various products,
I decided to try one.
I bought some Turtle Wax 'Clean and Shine'- Total Exterior detailer

Whad' da ya think?











 
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