G'day From Rockhampton

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Bully_109
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G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bully_109 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:39 am

G'day folks,
Firstly a big thanks to admin for accepting my join reques, much appreciated.
Now for the introduction.
Im in Gracemere (Rockhampton), QLD.
My ride is a 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C109R 1800cc.
Mods to the bike to date are: Stage 2 Pipes, Gman Highflow Stealth Air Intakes, Gman "The Bully" Fuel controller, Chopped Read Fender, Car tyre on the rear, Stick shift and Foot clutch (All custom made, not bought as a kit) and a Gman ATRE.
Mods im looking at doing to the bike are puttting a set of 16" apes on it and ptting a springer front end on it, with a taller, narrower tyre up front.
Look forward to talking with other members and getting new ideas.

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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Youngblood » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:27 pm

Welcome to Choppers Australia.... Bully_109, sounds like you're already having fun chopping away at your bike. Good luck with your project and post some pictures, we love pictures.
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bearcx » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:49 pm

Welcome Bully, nice ride. How you going with the car tyre on the rear ? Notice any steering issues 'round corners.?
Put some pics up, when ya get a mo'. Be intersted in the springer front on the 109. :D
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Prof » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:55 pm

One of our long time members (Apache Rod) is in Rocky. He is very active in pistol and rifle shooting I believe and is a really great guy. you may be albe to catch up with him. email me for his number.
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Bully_109
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bully_109 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:40 pm

Bearcx wrote:Welcome Bully, nice ride. How you going with the car tyre on the rear ? Notice any steering issues 'round corners.?
Put some pics up, when ya get a mo'. Be intersted in the springer front on the 109. :D
Thanks mate, The car tyre is great, it does handle a bit differently to a bike tyre, but its just a matter of getting used too really. Cornering is fine, i can still scrape the boards without any worries. And it sure beats paying for 3 bike tyres a year.
Ive tried posting pics up, but it keeps saying error. :cry: Im not sure what im doing wrong. Ive read the post about how to do it, but i dont want to pay to put them on the website.

Bully_109
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bully_109 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:57 pm

I cant upload photos for some reason, so hopefully this works.

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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Youngblood » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:01 pm

The pictures worked no problems there, that rear Tyre looks nice and chunky

:) :) :)
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Prof » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:19 am

Looks like setting up the suicide clutch was a bit of a challenge.
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bully_109 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:45 pm

Not half as much of a challenge as learning to operate it without stalling all the time hahaha. :lol: I'm getting better at it though. Time and patience.
Took me a couple of goes to get the set up for it right though.
The back tyre would be nearly a year old now, and shows no signs of wear.

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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Prof » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:06 pm

I have set up a suicide clutch on my WLA and in the first couple of rides ended up in someone's rose garden and also into my workshop door!

Rode a mates shovel with the same setup, but he is a real tall bloke and the pedal had no rubber... doing a tight U turn my foot slipped off and I went into a tree!

Good fun to ride once you get used to it though.
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bully_109 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:41 pm

Lmao you've made my day Prof. :lol: :lol: :lol: I haven't managed to run into anything yet, just takes me several goes to get moving from a stop sometimes. Which is fun in afternoon peak hour traffic. :oops:
And then there's theres the times I lean the wrong way when stopping and have to grab a hand full of front brake in a hurry.
Ahh but it's all part of the fun I recon. If it was easy it wouldn't be as much fun hahaha.

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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Prof » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:52 pm

Yep I learnt pretty quickly t drop the bike into neutral while still rolling. One just has to remember t o do it each time. You'll find a post on the forum of a guy who has runs suicide clutches on all his bikes including a big inch drag bike, Reckons once you get used to it there's no going back. That said, I'd not be game to use one with a passenger.
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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Bully_109 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:35 pm

Mine puts itself in nuteural unless I hold it in gear until I release the clutch. The gear knob I've got on causes a pendulum affect and rocks it out of gear.
Can you recall that blokes handle? I'd be interested to read his posts.
I plan on riding mine with a pillion, but not until I'm confident riding without out first. Lucky for me I'll have all summer to practise.

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Re: G'day From Rockhampton

Post by Prof » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:26 pm

Here's a link to comments he made to me by email... http://www.choppersaustralia.com/forum/ ... =24&t=7906
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