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|08-22-2019 09:35 PM|
Originally Posted by oldjeep View Post
4: now that you’ve raised the rear, raise the forks in the tree which will help with the lightness. Add a fork brace for stability if needed.
5: if you think you need a GI, go for it. Otherwise you’ll get used to it over time
6: speedo and odo will both be further off now. Speedo healer can get the speedo back on track but won’t make the odo perfect, only better.
Lots of good old “tuning” info over on the VSRI forum
|08-22-2019 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by WildDoktor View Post
I'll likely raise the fork legs up tonight, but all the fork junk will get done this winter. Preload and rebound on the back will get done once I fix the adjuster.
I've got a traxxion kit and new bushings on the bench to put into my other bike this winter, not sure that I would go to that level with this bike.
Main focus now is figuring out the engine "issues". Still need to get into the filter box and clean the throttle bodies, that will likely be the next task. Would be nice if there was a known good bike locally that I could ride to see how much of this is a problem and how much of it is just inherent in the engine/bike design.
|08-22-2019 01:31 PM|
4" lowering holes?? Yikes! That must be for Friday nights when crusin' the Gut. :-)
I can't remember: Do you have a fork brace? Did you already replace fork springs / oil / set the air gap / set your sag? If yes to all, then I have no suggestions. :-) If no to any, I suggest do them all!
|08-22-2019 12:57 PM|
Weird. I've never had a backfire except in that 2nd to 1st downshift. Your backfires must be happening for a different reason than mine.
The idle hammer is the only engine sound I've never quite got used to. However, simple denial has been effective so far, since I wear earplugs nearly every ride.
|08-22-2019 12:50 PM|
Originally Posted by DesertBike View Post
My biggest issue at this point is that I don't know what this bike is supposed to sound like/perform like. It runs like a lawnmower compared to my FZ1, but that may just be the way it is supposed to run.
|08-22-2019 12:46 PM|
I occasionally get a backfire when downshifting from 2nd to 1st.
It doesn't happen often enough to make me too concerned, and doesn't happen consistently enough to have any clue what may cause it.
Is that the kind of backfiring you get, or is it more frequent?
|08-22-2019 09:40 AM|
Brought the rear suspension back up to stock height last night, which then required me to cut the 4" lowering holes off of the links because they were hitting the new centerstand. Also adjusted the preload on the forks to 0, back suspension preload knob was seized so I will pull that apart another day. Didn't notice as much squirrellyness on the 40 mile ride to work, but the bike is still not really that planted at highway speeds.
Bike still vibrates more than I would expect and after the 40 mile ride it started back firing at low speed for a couple of blocks.
|08-21-2019 02:14 PM|
|oldjeep||I think my first move will be to put the rear back to stock height. It has a set of Protek LL-45 links on it set at the 2" drop setting. Wouldn't take more than a few minutes to put it back to the stock height hole.|
|08-21-2019 01:10 PM|
|WildDoktor||Try dropping the forks 6mm in trees, then adjust to suit! Just be aware that you may bottom out more often, especially if your springs are squishy.|
|08-21-2019 10:52 AM|
Wandering idle, backfire
The idle could be due to a misrouted or misadjusted throttle cable. This could cause the cable to not return the throttle plates fully to their idle position.
The backfire, and to a lesser extent the idle bug, sounds to me like it needs a valve shim check, and/or there is excessive carbon deposits in one or both combustion chambers.
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