Work Over Christmas

Technical stuff specific to the Raptor 1000

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sidrat
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Work Over Christmas

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I have attached the L brackets and grab rail for the Ventura luggage, i have a rack also. To keep the seat cover on i had to place a couple of small washers under the locking mechanism.
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I took the forks apart and changed the oil to 5W along with putting a 10mm spacer at the top and bottom to increase the ride height/reduce the sag.
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Finally i have fitted a very low mileage Falco shock. I had already put some trianges to raise the ride height and this takes it to the next level. I have slackened off the spring rate as it was too hard.
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So now just looking for some good weather to try it all out!
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Well done... very productive... we came to the conclusion that sharing a shed is not the best idea... my woodwork swarf, his kiln and casting kit all in a small space is potentially a fire bomb... so come the spring I’m building a new shed for me! :mrgreen:
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Hi Shebs,

Funny you should mention mixed-craft accoms as just today I've been trying to find a bit of space in the dirty workshop for Dianne to try wood-carving again. She was good at it years ago before her career got in the way. I've promised I won't get angry if there's wood chips everywhere! It's not as if I'm a tidy worker... :lol:

Happy New year, by the way,

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ok, so 150 miles out on the Raptor on Saturday, scrubbed in a new rear tyre.

This is what i found. I hate the new bars so are going back to the old ones. It also means i havn't really tested the change to the front as i could not get comfortable, my only positive note is that i didn't notice it so that may be a good sign!.

As for the rear, its awful!!!!! To recap i have replaced the shock with a Falco one and kept the new trianges for ride height, up 25mm, So with the Falco shock its raised the height again.

I have set the spring on the shock to its softest position, but i was getting thrown out of the saddle over bumps, it was way too hard. I had left the combined damping/rebound on the setting it came with, about halfway, so i wonder if the geometry of the triangles and the new shock is not compatible??

I have reverted back to the original trianges, and reduced the rebound/compression (and taken off the the platform boots from the sidestand!!!)

I will try and get out this week to see how it rides, but any feedback is welcome.

Finally any idea what the speedo will read flat out in top gear?
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