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post #4501 of 6085 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 03:08 PM
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Took a little day trip to the hills of Connecticut. I need to ride on the slab for about 2 hrs until I get into good riding area. And that is leaving home at 5 am to beat the traffic. (For those who don't know, traffic around NYC is the pits! lol)

The weather was chilly, and the hills were very foggy, but it was a worthwhile trip. 160 miles and back home in Long Island by Noon.


Iím in CT! Let me know the next time you need a CT curvy road fix!


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Need to swap batteries. Blue bike has been sitting too long since I've been riding the GSX-R. Woundlt start on the way to work.
cTek US800 maintainer. (https://www.amazon.com/CTEK-800-Smart-Battery-Charger/dp/B002QUT8IC) Best battery insurance you can buy.
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Iím in CT! Let me know the next time you need a CT curvy road fix!


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What good luck to have the whole state to ride in. Long Island has a lot of traffic going for it, and a few back roads that are interesting.
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cTek US800 maintainer. (https://www.amazon.com/CTEK-800-Smar.../dp/B002QUT8IC) Best battery insurance you can buy.
I have a Ctek charger, and it is head and shoulders above anything else I've tried. Highly recommended!
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post #4505 of 6085 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 09:28 PM
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post #4506 of 6085 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 09:48 AM
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post #4507 of 6085 (permalink) Old 10-26-2017, 06:12 PM
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Last outing today before putting away for winter cruudy months and don't have the heart to keep cleaning it - fixed some clear indicators on and rescued my double crash bobbins from my old sprint before part ex so they will go on next. Lovely ride to Snowdonia and toasty hands on them grips so well happy.

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Nice seeing y'all enjoying your bikes. I walk by Sybil (my 2006) and the yet-to-be-named 2002 Sapphire Blue ST every day, with the Vivian (the Caspian 2003) in the shop. I just got cleared to drive yesterday by Mrs. MHS, but she won't let me ride. TBH my shoulder's f'd up from last week's off, so I shouldn't be on two wheels. Doc tomorrow to evaluate.my wing, but I'll run my hand along each bike on the way out.

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post #4509 of 6085 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 05:16 AM
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swapped out the stock shock for the rebuilt one with racetech valving and 900lb spring
pulled the forks and revalved with CH36 RH18 stacks and 16cst fluid on the oem valves.
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took the oem shock that came off - rebuild that with schrader valve, trial shim stacks and 900lb spring and appropriate preload - ready for A/B comparing against the racetech down the track.

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I got it out fairly easy on my ST1050, did it when it was 1 year old. Took 2 hours to draw it out of my ST955 when I found out dealers weren't greasing it. My pal took 2 days to get his out using spacers with the M14 setscrew & nut drawing it out a midges at a time while soaking it in penetrating oil.

Another chum is just doing his, all he can see is orange metal (rust) & it won't budge. Bet there's some choice language at his house. I'll keep away.

This would appear to be a common problem with dealer servicing not greasing the linkage, or maybe just this part 'cos it's such a bitch to get out. And having to shift the pipe on the ST1050. Out of sight out of mind for them.

Any of you folks found similar?
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