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New mirrors, because looking at your elbows is over rated.

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After trying at least8 different pairs on the three Sporty’s I’ve settled on bar end mirrors. Got them on two so far, wished I’d have done it long ago!
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Yes they work well, I got my first set about 4 years ago.
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The gearbag looks saggy and weird when theres nothing in it, so I was taking it off every days off and putting the OEM rack on and then changing it all again to ride to work, the whole process was wearing thin. So I decided I needed to design some way to make the transition from commuter bike to weekend fun bike a little quicker.


The aluminium plate I had on the back got tossed in the scrap heap and the OEM rack has been reinstalled permanently.



I took the OEM hold down set screws out of the rack and cut some 1/4" allthread stainless rod to size. Wound on some nyloc nuts and now use them as hold down screws.



Next I install the bag and use wingnuts to hold it on. With a bit of that aluminium as backing plate.



Now when I get to work or home I can just undo the wingnuts and take the bag off.

The only problem with this setup is when the bag isn't on the bike I have these ugly dangerous looking studs sticking up. So I used the spacers I made for the aluminium plate I took off to try and hide some of this ugliness, holding them in place with the wingnuts.. Yes its still ugly but what else can I do? Some plastic or rubber caps might look better, just need to find some I can try out.



The other change I made was the rear suspension risers have been reinstated permanently.

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That octane booster isn't cheap. So today I made some changes to my spark map in an attempt to stop the engine pinging when I pass cars and trucks on the lower octane fuel I have to use on my commute. I will store the new map in the Powervision and flash the emc with it when needed. Basically I just retarded pretty much all load areas 1 degree, if that doesn't stop the pinging on that country fuel I'll try retarding it some more until it stops. Performance may be affected but that's not my goal at the moment.

I then ran the new map through a pro autotune session on the powervision. I wanted to see if I would get any changes to the VE tables after the gearing change and retarding the spark, also I was curious to see if there would be any VE cell changes after 15000klms of more wear to the engine since my last tune. There was a few changes, some cells lost airflow, others gained airflow, but I don't think any of the changes were huge or are anything to worry about. Different day and all that would come into play aswell I guess.

Comparing the changes to the VE tables on the new map against the old map.



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I just wanted to keep riding this afternoon, perfect weather for it, unfortunately I have to start work soon. No tank bag this week, I’ve discovered I can fit everything I need in my big bag. I hope the weather is this good on my run home this Friday.

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This morning after nightshift I noticed something has been rubbing on the drive belt.



Couldn’t see or feel anything out of place, the belt did feel a little loose but not bad. So after I had a sleep I pulled the front pulley cover off to see if anything was touching it inside the cover, like something loose or jammed in there. As soon I pulled the cover I could see the belt wasn’t tight enough and I could see a spot inside the cover where the belt had been touching.





Now what I think has happened is when I put the riser blocks for the rear suspension back on it’s changed the belt tension some how. And that spring loaded belt tensioner gives a false feel to the bottom tension on the belt. Belt contact on the front pulley is how I normally adjust belt tension, I adjust the back wheel until the belt has full contact of the pulley. I didn’t check that when I changed the suspension, silly mistake.

This is what it should look like.


I don’t have the tools at the mining camp to adjust the rear wheel and neither do any of my work mates, well the ones that are also awake at the moment don’t. So it will either be a sneaky job in the car park at work tonight or bring the tools back to camp tomorrow morning and do it before I ride home tomorrow afternoon after a sleep. Just happy it’s nothing serious.

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