Oh dear, another project. When will it end?

Discussion in '5th Generation 1998-2001' started by OZ VFR, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. OZ VFR

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    I saw something today that I couldn't walk past.
    I said I was done with my 5G, except for the quickshifter project that I started doing homework on, but this was too good to pass up.
    Fully reworked SP1 forks with Racetech internals resprung with 0.9kg/mm springs and gold valves to suit for AU$200.
    It made me weak at the knees, and I jumped on them.

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    I mentioned I also needed the bottom triple, caliper brackets and axle, and he said he's got them and was going to throw them out, so he's sending them to me.
    What a gentleman.
    Now to source a wheel, 929/954 top triple, front guard and Convertibars.
     
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    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up of the ground!
    Look, you said you had finished your bike, so because I am such a nice person I will take that unnecessary SP type stuff off your hands, I'll even make sure you aren't out of pocket... ;-)
    Great find! I'm sure you will have fun both converting your bike and riding it afterwards :)
     
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    I'll be interested in how you find the bike - steering wise - at slower speeds, post the upgrade.

    Different "comparison" base, true, but I had my original (stock, but with rebuilt internals) 5th-Gen for some 8 years, and got pretty used to how it handled at slower speeds. Jumping on AB's old bike (the one now in my avatar and garage) was something of a revelation...Much better at pace (1 or 2-up), but it takes some getting used to at what might be termed "parking" speeds (it's a lot slower at those speeds than the old bike).
     
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    That's the only bit that concerns me.
    My rear is raised 15mm, which will make it a bit better, but anticipating losing some quick response.
    If I don't like it I can always go back to my current set up I guess.
     

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