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Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  MCM on Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:51 pm

New guy here. Am 53 and have had about 50 bikes over the past 48 yrs.........
This one is probably going to be my favorite. It just fits me these days.
The bike came with some pretty nice extras, 1/2 of them will stay, 1/2 listed on the bay.
This one runs really strong, so I am pretty happy. This bike will be used primarily on the road.
So it will probably transform in that direction. Susp has Eibach springs for my 225 weight (score) and a few other nice features. 1st few pics was how I brought it home Tues, after that Thurs. Ordered new stock plactics & stripes, a new Baja Designs headlight shroud  & a few other OEM parts. The big news is how it runs. Starts easy & lifts the front wheel in 2nd & 3rd at will. Gearing is 13 / 45.  That seems to be an odd combo. Have a few xtra (larger) counter shaft sprockets that came in the spare parts bin. Will probably swap it out. Anyway, here it is.











Note, have always wanted to copy my buddies old race bike with a street legal version.
Might keep this one stock & do a build down the road. Was planning to use this bike, but its too fun the way it is. LOL LOL

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Post  MCM on Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:00 am

As the IMS tank was "steeper", my seat has an upward bias "small gap" with the stock tank.
Is there a way to get this seat boner to go down a bit? Heat & bend?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  SkidMark on Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:01 pm

re the seat - looks like the seat 'scoop' isn't locating on the screw in the tank like it should.... you have the rubber strap attached to the tank that connects to the frame right?
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:19 pm

You could use the heatgun to soften and straighten the seat .
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  BuRP on Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:43 pm

Skidmark's right, just refit it properly.
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Post  MCM on Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:25 pm

All the parts are there and the seat is captured on the stud. It just has an upward bias due to the steeper tank prev installed. Will try some heat.
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  MCM on Sat May 02, 2015 1:09 am

Used the wifes hair dryer on hi-heat to fix the seat erection. Just in case anyone has the same issue.
Heated in the center at the up ward bend while pushing down then put a wet towel on it to cool.
Same with the two ears at the front. Heated 'em up and rollded them down with a screw driver handle to get closer to the stud.
Took about 10 minutes. In case anyone has the same issue from running a steeper IMS tank then going back to stock.









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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  Mad Frosty on Sat May 02, 2015 9:53 pm

Simple innit BRP smile
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Post  Mad Frosty on Sat May 02, 2015 9:55 pm

I have installed new seat concepts seat today ( second one as i have stupidly sold the first one ) Jeeez how nice that feels .... 2 thumbs
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  Zoro on Sun May 03, 2015 12:40 am

I agree, they're an awesome bit of gear those seats.
Thoroughly recommend them if you're thinking about it.

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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  MCM on Sun May 03, 2015 1:11 am

They look comfy. Quite orthopedic. 2 thumbs
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  Zoro on Sun May 03, 2015 3:44 am

The foam is much softer and the wider area makes all the difference, money well spent.
It turns a half hr bike into a multi hr tourer.

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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  SkidMark on Sun May 03, 2015 8:21 am

hey Frosty wanna sell that fancy seat? (just trying to find out how stupid you really are.... razz )
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  Mad Frosty on Sun May 03, 2015 3:39 pm

Standard seat - pain starts after 5 minutes of riding
Seat concepts or renazco seat - gets slightly uncomfortable after 2 hours as any other seat
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Re: Picked up a 2001 last week.

Post  BuRP on Tue May 05, 2015 11:58 am

MCM wrote:.. the seat erection...
Bump

Well, maybe I will keep my std seat after all, not too fond of any kind of competition.
Mind though, this then also sheds quite new light on those raving here over 'other' seats..... or is it?

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