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    and the search goes on...

    latest study: Honda CBR650F way cool *ss little bike. looks really good in person, especially in red.

    minus: no gear position indicator. solution: healtech gpi $159.

    questions for gurus:

    1 aftermarket pre-load adjusters, (conventional forks)are they as simple as they look? screw them in place of the caps and presto! pre=load is adjustable? also, is this a good solution worth $100, or would you go with pvc cut to length and replace the stock spacers and play with it till it's right? I mean it's occurred to me that you could even keep the stiffer (longer) ones in your tank bag and drop em in when you get to the mountains, then put back the shorter ones for the trip home.

    2 fork extensions (conventional forks): since the clipons are above the triple clamp, can you add fork extensions and then simply slide the clipons up, resulting in a more upright riding position. (provided of course that the cables, wires, etc. are long enough) and again, like pre-load above, could you theoretically slide the clipons back down and take off the extensions when you get to the mountains?

    footnote/disclaimer: in no way am I suggesting or supporting riding like an idiot in the mountains!

    any and all input welcome. thanks in advance!
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    f'ing change the name of this board to ga lepr

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgl3 View Post
    f'ing change the name of this board to ga lepr
    You're better off posting to WERA lol

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    All three things seem like a waste of time and money to me.

    -Gear posistion indicator? After 25 minutes of riding any bike you can't remember what gear your in by RPM vs Speed?
    -If I'm gonna buy a new bike, and adjustable suspension matters to me, I'm buying a new bike w/ adjustable suspension.
    -Ain't no one got time to change clip on heights depending on the style of riding I'm doing for the next hour or two. Buy a bike that is a happy medium between whatever style you're gonna ride.

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    gpi - vstrom is first bike i ever had w/o one. and i am ocd or add or both or something, because i find myself constantly looking at speed/rpm like you describe and i'm sick of it. i don't want to do it, but otherwise i end up trying for 7th gear.

    a. s. - i'm not made out of money, so i weigh my options

    clipon height - wait till you're 50 years old and see how you feel about that. when i was 28 i felt the same way.

    thanks for the input though.

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    where you been? you still racing? you racing Sunday 21st at Rd Atlanta? now that i'm at least temporarily only a fan, i could finally come watch you. or you could loan me your bike and i could teach you a thing or two LOL!
    Quote Originally Posted by ramm View Post
    You're better off posting to WERA lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimgl3 View Post
    where you been? you still racing? you racing Sunday 21st at Rd Atlanta? now that i'm at least temporarily only a fan, i could finally come watch you. or you could loan me your bike and i could teach you a thing or two LOL!
    What bike?

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    i thought you got another one... that sux.

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    if msrp is 7,500 (just to pick a #) what would you expect to pay to the door? tax? tag? title? prep? freight? what the *&#*# is that?

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    Easy.

    http://www.southernhonda.com/index.htm

    And done.

    Those ****ers have magical pricing on Honda's compared to anyone else in the lower 48.

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