Got my first bike.

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:30 am

Have you left plenty of chain clearance?
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:48 am

Yeah i just have to test that mate, if not i can cut it down a bit

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:43 pm

To check chain clearance, remove the shockers and let the wheel sit up about 8mm form guard... that shoudl be its highest position. Then check the top chain, rmembering that as it travels it moves up about 25mm at the centre point.
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:46 am

ok cool, I have checked it, and I have about an inch and a half. Would that be ok?

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:13 am

A half inch clearance when chain is stretched up will be fine.
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:15 am

cool, I have a question to ask. I have the original headlight from this bike and I'm not to sure if i should use it or replace it. The pros are i can hide all the wiring back in it and it will tidy up the front. Cons are it looks a little to big and throws out the overall look of the bike. I could lower the mounts on it but I'm not sure.
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What do you think?

Imagine it being black

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Prof » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:23 pm

If you can drop it down a bit and move it in it will not look so large. Painting it black or a dark colour will also make it look smaller.
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by xsive » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:30 pm

My 2 cents worth it needs a smaller light P it off you can get leagal 5-3/4 from old fart independent parts free freight if you mention C of A cheap as chips around the fourty buck mark you will have to make a new mount as they are bottom mount but this will remove the ugly h/lamp brackets making the front end appear slimmer and taller .even though it is not . you will definately not be dissapointed .cut you connection plugs off and join via male female joiners or simply solder together and shrink wrap if ya dont plan taking it off again any time soon I have managed over fourty wires in mine on the last xs full control digital tach speedo and idiot lights included all working
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Bearcx » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Agreed +1.

Think it needs a smaller housing. As stated, moving it down a bit and sinking in back into the forks will help. As would painting it black. Dont forget to use etch primer. :D

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:46 pm

she is blonde haha, and thats my Fiance

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Youngblood » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:59 pm

It definitely needs a smaller light but don’t know about pushing it back in towards the forks. I personally don’t like that look as it looks like it’s got a pushed in nose. I did the opposite on my bike by getting a smaller light and bringing it out further as the light was sitting very close/in between the forks. I guess it depends what you like and if it suits the bike.
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Bearcx » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:07 pm

Just stirring the pot, Junior.

Congats on the engagement. :)
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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by junior123 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:50 pm

yeah all good, not bothered haha

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by Happosai » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:30 pm

Junior

As you say the headlight size and position makes a big difference, if you want the forks to look longer, mount a small headlight up on the top triple clamp, loking shorter, move the same small heedlight down on the lower clamp, and in close to the steering head.

If you want the bike to look "FAT" run the original one.

All depends on what look your going for.

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Re: Got my first bike.

Post by doobinator » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:02 am

Man it's weird how you don't think about something until someone else starts talking about it, I agree it does look quite big and sort of steers the eye towards it which does detract a little from the rest of the bike. A smaller headlight would give a bit more balance to the overall look. Got me thinking about my own now :lol:

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