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Look's good!! & yeh I like low gearing, would be hard for me to compare your gearing as you have a larger rear tire ( I think? ) my tire 130 90 x 16

with the lower gears you will have to shft quicker, as the shift point will come up quick. but once in top gear you will notice less down shifts needed. I Think.
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Yeah I’ve only just gotten used to the tall gearing.
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when my sporty was stock 1200 (74cid) the stock gearing felt tall , I had to shift a lot more. now with 88cid feels like low gearing.
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Got an email telling me my pulley has landed in Australia, gone through customs and on its way.
Meanwhile I’ve finished changing everything else and went out for a shake down ride up the mountain this afternoon . Nothing fell off so that’s a bonus. The low bars definitely inspire confidence on the mountain, so much fun.
At this stage I like the look of the fairing and now I’m thinking about taking the indicators off the handlebars and mounting some indicators on the brackets holding the fairing in place. Those brackets are solid aluminium so they will handle the extra weight no problem.



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Found a rut yet, where you collapse the front suspension with such force you superman over the handle bars, tumble and tumble and tumble...walk back to bike, whilst collecting bits and pieces of scattered personal protection gear only to find a bent clutch or brake lever.

Lesson served is keep the forging control levers clamps loose, in order to keep your feckin fingers from getting pinched off yah.
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Found a rut yet, where you collapse the front suspension with such force you superman over the handle bars, tumble and tumble and tumble...walk back to bike, whilst collecting bits and pieces of scattered personal protection gear only to find a bent clutch or brake lever.

Lesson served is keep the forging control levers clamps loose, in order to keep your feckin fingers from getting pinched off yah.

Nothing that drastic on this bike, but a couple of years ago I had a lowside crash. Went down on the leftside, folded the bars back into the tank, folded the rear set back and jammed the gear lever into the clutch cover so hard I had ride home in 5th gear because I couldn't move it. The gear selector shaft was so bent I had to cut the end off it to get the primary cover off. I raced dirtbikes for 20 years so I know a few tricks to limit damage, both levers will move if I go down again, like they did last time. Thanks for the heads up though.
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