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by nickst4
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Side Stand Mod
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Side Stand Mod

There seems to be some sort of weird bright object that's casting light & shadows on the bike and making it sparkle. It also seems to be adding warmth to the air & I'm not entirely sure what it may be and whether we have such a thing in the UK. Andy B We had the WBO in Norfolk today, along with blu...
by nickst4
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Side Stand Mod
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Side Stand Mod

Nice! Who'd have thought that the same DNA was in my bike? Still, I'm happy with the restrained styling of mine which suits my style. :nod:

Where did the plexiglass clutch cover come from?

Nick, UK
by nickst4
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy New Raptorous Year!
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Happy New Raptorous Year!

Well, someone needs to say it! Our lucky friends Down Under who are still riding should, by all accounts, avoid exploding fireworks. :evil: :happyhappy:

Nick, in murky Old England
by nickst4
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Side Stand Mod
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Side Stand Mod

Oz, that's the first Vee-Raptor I've liked the look of! I think it's mostly to do with the higher-level exhaust which balances the droopy snoot much better than the OEM version ever did. Have you got more pics to delight us with? :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Nick in wet muddy Norfolk
by nickst4
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Has my 650 rappi been lowered?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Has my 650 rappi been lowered?

I have no experience of the 650 Raptor, but can say that my 1000 is the lowest bike with the highest foot-pegs of any that I've ridden. Folding my legs into place comes as a surprise, and I'm only 5'6" tall! That's certainly how my bike was made. I've raised the ride height somewhat by making new sh...
by nickst4
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Bar is open...
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Bar is open...

Blimey; I'm looking to replace the fork legs (the insides anyway) on my Raptor this winter, but replacing your own legs seems a bit radical! Heal quickly and hopefully you'll be able to wrap your ankles around your ears and fit any bike, maybe even an MV multi! Not that you'd want to, of course, bei...
by nickst4
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: cagiva raptor spares
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: cagiva raptor spares

if above dont work will buy one of theses. http://www.max-inc.com.au/matte-black-handlebar-mount-gps-digital-speedometer-mph-kph-fits-1-25-4mm-bars/ I have a much cheaper version (maybe £20) as my no.1 speed/distance indicator on my Gran Canyon because it has a 17" front wheel instead of 19" OEM. I...
by nickst4
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Raptor 1000 for sale. SOLD
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: Raptor 1000 for sale

Hope you got a decent price? I forgot to put it on my watch list, not that I could really justify bidding...

Nick
by nickst4
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Side Stand Mod
Replies: 17
Views: 358

Re: Side Stand Mod

I thought the X-Raptor was supplied with taller, better-quality suspension? Maybe the bike has been deliberately lowered. On my standard Rap1K, the angle on the sidestand was also a bit iffy and upright, and it made it much more stable when I raised the shock linkage. That's the only bike I've playe...
by nickst4
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Swingarm removal
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Swingarm removal

I was also thinking of the polished stainless look for the hangars as you are correct - it is a bit dull. Dave T Hi Dave, Check out my bike under 'Silver Dream Machine' or somesuch and you can see the effect of the hanger powder-coating in 'polished alloy'. (Of course, you could just polish the all...
by nickst4
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Exhaust header seals
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Exhaust header seals

I'm pretty sure I found new seals intended for the TL Suzy, but have no receipts to tell me where they came from: some ebay sellers are like that. There's a chap on ebay who specialises in exhaust seals and it could have been him, but I agree that many supposedly-Raptor ones are deffo the wrong size...
by nickst4
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Technical
Topic: Swingarm removal
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Swingarm removal

Thankfully, I've not had to remove the swingarm on mine, but I did take the hangers off to get them powder-coated in polished-alloy silver which really brightened the bike up. Something to note is that the bolts that attach the hangers have rather shallow sockets in their mushroom heads and it is ea...
by nickst4
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Matris Fork Kit
Replies: 26
Views: 2401

Re: Matris Fork Kit

OK, word back from Matris is as Andy reported: holes in bottom of cartridge is Rebound side, in top is Compression , with Rebound generally fitted to the right leg, not that it matters. They say they will now mark the cartridge bodies as such. Progress! No response to my query about the drilling of ...
by nickst4
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Matris Fork Kit
Replies: 26
Views: 2401

Re: Matris Fork Kit

Thanks Andy; helpful comments as ever. I agree that spring rate is relative to more than just cross-section, but I'd say that is the major factor given that the metal and temper are similar, as they are likely to be for our application. I shall certainly look to putting back the OEM linkages and add...
by nickst4
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Raptor 1000
Topic: Matris Fork Kit
Replies: 26
Views: 2401

Re: Matris Fork Kit

To my surprise, the whole Matris package (fork cartridges and shock) arrived little more than a week after ordering, and I can echo Andy's view that it looks superbly made. I'm also starting to understand all the stuff about making jigs to fit the fork cartridge springs! Nothing has gone near the bi...