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  1. I was joking about my changing size as well. An older response from Rick at Cogent was that a OEM was a poor choice. It required a nitrogen fill fitting, and one of the internals was built in a way that it could not be rebuilt. Now that was a 6 year old thread, I'm going to ask if things have changed. Rick set my fork rebuild for my size back when. They gave a noticeable ride difference. But the bike still hobby horses on certain roads. My problem is that my skills aren't good enough to know a good ride from a great ride. 10 to 15 years ago, I thought
  2. Thanks Bill. I've actually gotten to 180 without gear. 😀 I remember Rick saying that the OEM shock was not the best to rebuild do some internals that can't be replaced. DMr shows a shock without remote in the $700.00 range. I have a couple other vendors that were recommended to check out. My research found that I had asked a lot of the same questions before. At that time, I was focusing on shocks with remotes. Life and riding has changed, so the less costly option looks better now. I even found a thread with Big Dave asking the same questions. I sho
  3. Did you bounce the suspension a few times before tightening the pinch bolts. I have read that you can get binding if you don't.
  4. Is that what we called a Sprint here in the States? 250 CC single cylinder. The cylinder stuck forward, and often hit anything just behind the front wheel. If so, then I spent a few years of my youth abusing and repairing one. I never figured out the compression release, and went over the handle bars many times trying to start it. Youth and stupidity caused me many a bruise. But it was a fun ride back in the day.
  5. Yes I also see that Traxion, and Cognet have products. Plus shocks from wilbees, olins,penske, hyperpro (sp). And others are available. I have reached out privately to some members who race to get their thoughts. My knowledge is not good enough to know what is a good product / vendor or not. I remember that using rebuilt 954 and the like shocks were marginal. Small shock, easier to overwhelm. My POS SV came with a busa shock. A bigger shock that is too small because of the differences. In linkage. This is one reason why I keep looking at suspension shop.
  6. Does anyone remember??? There was a suspension tuner using a modified 954 shock as a starting point. They were building a custom shock body since 954 were impossible to find. It wasn't Cogent, and internet search found one of Eric's threads. Not supported anymore. Does anyone remember the company name??
  7. 😄😄 I thought that I was the only one with that problem. I found one of the kids bikes in the garage last week. Missing it for at least 10 years
  8. Your weight might be below the sweet spot that most bikes are suspended for. Great for you. I understand finances. I have needed a shock, for almost 20 years. $1000.00 hurts. Keep posting your progress. It helps to remind me that the bird ages gracefully, but it does age.
  9. Do you have a old fashioned trouble light? I spent an embarring amount of time chasing a fried relay contact with a meter. Voltage through, no current. I use a trouble light (bulb in series with a jumper) on my old VW. Cheap, and will show high impedance connections that meters will lie about.
  10. The nice thing about a HID conversion is that there is no cutting. The OEM low beam bulb will go back in the socket by removing the windshield and coming in through the top. I carry a replacement HID bulb on long trips. Plus the HID tend to flicker and hard start before a hard failure.
  11. You won't be disappointed. You can get the parts for a couple hundred dollars. Rick (I think) at Cognet, helped me pick emulator, and spring rates , if I purchased from him. My little SV had a great improvement, and let me learn a few things.
  12. HID units cost $200.00 when they first came out. Still worth it. Now at $30.00, The are a no brainer. I don't know how good led systems are. Hid bulbs have to warm up. Because of that, I only run them on my low beam, always on, circuit. Trust me, it's a great upgrade. The bulb fits into the standard socket, but is a little loose. I used a garden hose washer behind the bulb to tighten the fit. Eric, RIP, had spent the effort to build a bulb cover that eliminated the scattered light. Most of us were too lazy, and just installed the bulb.
  13. You already have the forks down. Unless you are a lightweight, I would look at springs ( 1 kg) and emulators. I put the Penske cartridge in mine years ago, on a group buy. I ran 240 lbs full gear at that time. A friend, same size, rides a k1200rs. I would bottom out hard on the little bridge on 180 between Suches and Hwy 129. Not at all on the RS. Penske cartridge and correct springs make a real difference. The rear shim helps the bike turn in. Doing the front end is worth it. Cogent Dynamics did the group buy. They also supplied springs, emu
  14. 2001 had the double green dot (paint marker) CCT as OEM. 2001 also had the largest stator and relocated R/r. I think the large stator puts out a heady 900 watts. I replaced my stator with a Ricks, and a Mosfet series regulator. Done at 50k, I'm at 65k now with no issues. A HID, or possibly LED headlamp upgrade helps on night rides. Good luck on your search, and welcome.
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