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post #1 of 11 Old 12-01-2012, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hot day farkles.

Well Thursday out my way was Fung hot!

So I got out in the carport after the sun had moved a little further north so I could work in the shade until the day got too hot [why be outside if I don't have to when there is an aircon running inside ].

I recently picked up a brand new Narcosis Junkie bash plate from Strombow [thanks Steve ].

In between regular water/coffee breaks I got all the tools out and fitted it up.



Then I had a rummage through the shed looking for the raising links Wardy [Saturn5] gave me months ago.....finally found them still wrapped in the old piece of newspaper he gave them to me in.


Yes, I know I should have cleaned them to make them look shiny and new again, but that would have made them stand out like the proverbial dog's balls and shown up that I don't clean the bike very often.
By the time I managed to get them on the temp in the shade of the carport had reached 41 deg. so I decided enough was enough.

I had originally planned to do a few odd jobs on the KLE while I had the tools out, but the aircon and a fridge full of ice cold beer seemed much more appealing in the end.

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RAISING links?--you kick the side stand down at the lights now-
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RAISING links?--you kick the side stand down at the lights now-
Well actually I'd like to go higher Don, what the links gained the bash plate took away again in ground clearance [only about 20mm lift from what Wardy told me the links do].

I can still easily flat foot on the bike, even managed to flat foot the old KLR when I had it [guess I have long legs, have to keep the end of my dick off the ground somehow ].


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Well actually I'd like to go higher Don, what the links gained the bash plate took away again in ground clearance [only about 20mm lift from what Wardy told me the links do].

I can still easily flat foot on the bike, even managed to flat foot the old KLR when I had it [guess I have long legs, have to keep the end of my dick off the ground somehow ].

Crikey Ock..watch ya don't trip over it
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Looks good Ock', I too have raising links in mine to give back the clearance that the Bashplate took away.
I am glad I don't live at the bottom of the Mountains, I would melt . Cheers Steve
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Dave, I usually tuck it down inside my boot just so I don't trip over it.


Yes it was hot down here Steve, worked up a real sweat while fitting the parts.

I could use a bit more lift though, still looking at options to gain a bit more.

Thanks for the bashplate, it certainly seems like it could take a solid hit.

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Dave, I usually tuck it down inside my boot just so I don't trip over it.

That's where all the leeches are
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Looking good ock , should have mudded up the bashplate to match the rest of the bike
Gees im glad i live in Orange in weather like this , gets too hot
in western Sydney.
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That's where all the leeches are
Only if you ride in the Watagans Dave, no leeches down here where I ride.


Don't worry Ozzy, I don't wash my bikes often so it will soon blend in.

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Now that your bike is lifted your nob is going to poke out the top of your boots Ock, maybe invest in some calf length MX boots ... before our next ride !!

Did you re-adjust your chain after the lift, it looks a bit tight in your pic???

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