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Old 11-30-2012, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ball Bearing Up the AI. and "Chazzo" Levers.

When my 2013 Bonneville arrives in the next few weeks one of the first things that I intend to do is stick a "Ball Bearing" up the AI pipe from the Air Box.

Would those of a superior knowledge please let me know if my understanding is correct.

Up's. Less heat in the down-pipes so reduced "Blueing".
Reduced "Popping" on the overrun.
Smoother take up fro a closed throttle.

Down's. None.

Also, on the last bike I fitted the Chinese copies of "Pazzo" Levers and they were superb. Problem is I cannot remember if I fitted the "Std" or the "shortie" variants so if you have got these can you let me know which ones you have.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can stick a ball bearing like you said but it is going to rust with time, better put something that doesn't rust OR better take the whole thing off. Ask your dealer , he might be OK to do it for you.

I also have the standard size pazzo levers, they are very good. I think mine came from some vendor on Ebay called 2wheel . Lots of people are quite happy , only thing is when you get the black ones , they tend to fade with the sun.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just remove the AI.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Got these al ebay for 8.12
Foldable and extensible. So far the black coating is holding up well, no signs of wear or fade.
Lots of colors to choose from.
I saw a set of Italian levers that would be my first choice, but 284 against 8.12 isn't really an option...
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The main downside to the AI removal is you lose the popping. That might sound like a plus, but I really miss the popping.
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I have a carb'd bonnie with NH Togas. I still hear the popping all the time with AI removed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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most marbles are a good fit up the hose, a tight ziptie on ether side will keep it in place. I myself like the CRG CR2 levers, they have a replacable delrin end, can be had for around 180 USD for a set.
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The main downside to the AI removal is you lose the popping. That might sound like a plus, but I really miss the popping.
I'm with you on that one - I liked the popping.
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Just remove the AI.
+1, thats all you need to do,with a carb bike anyway.

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