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by nickst4
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Ride for me
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: First Ride for me

Keith,

I can't be certain now if the OEM triangular link plates allowed fitment of an adjustable-damping shock, but I think probably so. Someone else may be able to advise on that. Certainly, the Lust Racing ones didn't make room for them.

Nick
by nickst4
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Ride for me
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: First Ride for me

Keith Almost all bikes have springs too hard for my light weight and sensitive backside! Sometimes I regret being a princess (or rather a lightweight prince :wink: ), because I've lost track on the number of suspensions and seats I've modified. If the roads in East Anglia were smoother, it would sav...
by nickst4
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Ride for me
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: First Ride for me

Good to hear that it's all go! Re your points: I'm afraid I've never liked any of Brembo's pads and alway default to GoldFren HH as giving a good but not vicious bite. As regards the shock, be warned that the obvious option for jack-up of the suspension will not fit those models that have a damping ...
by nickst4
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Navigator
Topic: Where've they come from?!
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Where've they come from?!

All of a sudden, there are three blue/silver Navigators on ebay UK! I guess it's like buses... :D

If I had longer legs, wasn't in love with my (somewhat-lowered) Gran Canyon and had any room to spare, I'd be getting excited!

Nick
by nickst4
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 187
Views: 22842

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Craigfell wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 pm
Speedo drive nick? :suspect:
You're going to remind me it doesn't have a speedo drive? :lol: Well, whatever takes up space behind the headlamp, maybe the front brake hose...

Nick
by nickst4
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 187
Views: 22842

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Glad the cable routing worked out! The problem with headlights is that the width between the mounts is unusually narrow on the Raptor: you got lucky to find one that actually went in! My bike came with a naff aftermarket unit stuck out on extra brackets and I tried hard to find an original. No go, s...
by nickst4
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 187
Views: 22842

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Clutch cable route: basically whichever way feels free! Standard is inboard of the headlamp support, past the head-stock and down below the top radiator mount (there should be a wire guide there), along beneath the frame tube and behind the engine hanger, continuing along the frame tube until it dis...
by nickst4
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Fuel tank

If you are in the UK and not in Scotland (go figure!), you can avoid ethanol in petrol by using Esso Supreme 97. It is classified in the E5 range but the makers demand that they don't put ethanol in it, not least because some of them run classic vehicles. How long this situation will last I don't kn...
by nickst4
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Greetings from Jakarta!
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Greetings from Jakarta!

More for Andie's benefit; I'm pretty sure that screen only appeared on the 650ie and not the earlier 1000 Raptor. It works well to deflect a bit of wind pressure, without creating turbulence. I wonder why someone removed it? You'll be lucky to find one!


Nick
by nickst4
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 187
Views: 22842

Re: The rusty work hoss.

Doesn't sound that bad, but a bit of an unfamiliar rattling too, sort of cyclical. I don't suppose that error codes are in the owners handbook? I'd have to get out of bed to look... :roll:

Nick
by nickst4
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Riders + Rides
Topic: The rusty work hoss.
Replies: 187
Views: 22842

Re: The rusty work hoss.

andybaggies wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:26 am
[. Probably because they are 400 billion Kgs lighter than the originals.

Andy B
And probably whisper-quiet, I don't doubt! :lol:

Nick
by nickst4
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: V Raptor in a couple of weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: V Raptor in a couple of weeks

Awesome list of kit! Not so sure that the tiddlers and scooters count, but we'll let you off if you tell us about some of the others. My Ducati ST4 remains very close to my heart, but I'm struggling a bit with a Monster S4R that seems more 'raw' than I expected, despite proper tuning. And having jus...
by nickst4
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: V Raptor in a couple of weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: V Raptor in a couple of weeks

I'll get in first and say welcome, Sid the Rat! Unless it's a pint Adnams Broadside bought close to Southwold, I'd rather have a G&T please. I love the variety of bikes you describe, though have never aspired (if that's the right word :wink: ) to track riding. Smelling the roses is my thang, with th...
by nickst4
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Newbie

Welcome indeed.

Are you looking for full exhausts or just replacement silencers? Whatever, the 650 Raptors have smaller-bore pipes and smaller silencers than the 1000. Frankly, I'd be surprised if you found that much available s/h for Raptors but you might get lucky.

Nick
by nickst4
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Bar
Topic: Greetings from Jakarta!
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Greetings from Jakarta!

Welcome indeed! It's amazing to see the spread of the membership. Are you a native of Indonesia or just living there for a while? The bike looks great! It's the first time I've heard of a single-sided swing-arm conversion on one of these. Was the ProArm a Honda thing? I think my Honda NTV/Revere was...