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creaky

XMAS Plumper
So spent 4 hrs diving into AliExpress last night seems the big advantage to buying a Chinese bike is parts and accessories everywhere - even things I didn’t even know or think I wanted til I saw them Hahahah
How many different motos have you bought since you switched hobbies 3 months ago? 5?
 
Had braided lines installed on the vtr.

The line for the front left caliper hits the bracket that holds the instrument cluster on full left steering lock. It is an elbow bend made of alloy (I guess) where the single line from the reservoir splits to left and right caliper. It now has a crimp in it and doesn't let the caliper immediately release the disc on hard braking.

Ffs I've only ridden it once since they were installed, idiots !!!
get it back this arvo, mechanic reckons he had the guy who made the original brake lines come over and sort it.

Took 5 hours.

o_O
 

crash3

Likes Dirt
Currently riding XSR900 bought new in '18.
Super easy to get into trouble on these things. But that's most bikes nowadays to be honest.

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And on the topic of people's names matching their professions - I've used an explosion protection consultant who's last name is pronounced 'Va-boom'. Bloody classic.
 

crash3

Likes Dirt
Nice… that chain likes tight tho…
Yeah the factory spec is a ridiculously right 5-15mm deflection, which felt so tight to me that it was harder to roll the bike around the shed when I did my first re-tention.
I leave it backed it off to about 20 or 25mm usually. It's a topic of much contention among XSR900/MT09 folk.
 
Currently riding XSR900 bought new in '18.
Super easy to get into trouble on these things. But that's most bikes nowadays to be honest.

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And on the topic of people's names matching their professions - I've used an explosion protection consultant who's last name is pronounced 'Va-boom'. Bloody classic.
show us the other side, wanna see that sexy akrapovic pipe
 

Minlak

Lockdowns have cut into the blowing hobo market
Took the CfMoto 650Nk for its first ride today - 200km round trip - It went well no hiccups - seems happy to cruise the highway at the 100km/h - I took it a bit easier as they say to keep it below 4000 rpm for the first 1000kms - i don't follow this advice I just don't give it a hard time until its first service.
Shift lever still needs to be adjusted down - you have to remove it and rotate it.
Brakes are solid - Great feel to the lever and stops well - not a lot of LAMS bikes still get the twin front disc so I assume this is helping.
Suspension is adequate but you can't put it into the same class as anything that has adjustable suspension - At no time did it feel unsafe or even unsettled but I was not a fan of diving into the corners under brakes either - I guess at a consistent pace it was settled and capable is the best description.
Once you realise its a LAMS bike and at around halfish the price of similar bikes new you can't be unhappy with it.
Slipper clutch made downshift worry free.
I had some issues "Blipping" the throttle for the down shift but my main bike is fly-by-wire and more responsive (also has auto blipper lol) there is a lot of talk online of people doing the R6 throttle body mod but you lose a lot of control in the mid range from it so I will work with this.
I was thinking a lot about it on the way home and even buying anything LAMS 2nd hand for the money I would not have gotten much better.
The only thing that annoys me a bit is the dash - you get TFT screen and they have the information you need but only that
Time - Revs - speed - volts - Trip A or ODO - Fuel and Temp lines only - Electronic sensors already exist to get this info I would have liked an actual temp in degs - range - light or dark mode - Pretty cheap easy adds that would have just tricked it out.

Overall - It will do!

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Minlak

Lockdowns have cut into the blowing hobo market
I am going great guns with AliExpress parts for the 2 CFMoto’s lol
Fuel tank guard - doesn’t fit
Rad guard 650nk doesn’t fit
Rad guard 300nk doesn’t fit
Wheel stickers - don’t fit
Expanded foot for stand - doesn’t fit
Screen protectors for TFT screens absolute trash to fit and make look nice
Oh and when the fuel cap guard didn’t fit it took some flecks of paint off with it - cheapest paint job ever - even worse than Kawasaki lol
 

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)

crash3

Likes Dirt
More info on the Datto 1600 please (project cars thread is calling you @crash3!). :)
Yeah I should do something with that car. Bought it at 16 as a built rally car, did a couple of events and put a valve into one of the pistons about 5 years ago, have been meaning to fix it up but life gets in the way.

Info on it:
L18 with twin dellortos
240k close ratio 5 speed box
5.1:1 welded R160 diff (yes it tops out at about 120)
Alloy bolt in cage (CAMS Log Booked)
a few suspension and brake upgrades I can't remember
 

beeb

Dr. Beebenson, PhD HA, ST, Offset (hons)
Yeah I should do something with that car. Bought it at 16 as a built rally car, did a couple of events and put a valve into one of the pistons about 5 years ago, have been meaning to fix it up but life gets in the way.

Info on it:
L18 with twin dellortos
240k close ratio 5 speed box
5.1:1 welded R160 diff (yes it tops out at about 120)
Alloy bolt in cage (CAMS Log Booked)
a few suspension and brake upgrades I can't remember
I had a road going 1600 with an L18, downdraft carby off a 2L Escort, extractors, 5-speed “upside down” rally gearbox (left and down to 1st, back across neutral and straight up for second, straight down into 3rd. It had a few suspension mods too and stuck to the road stupidly well. Unfortunately I banana’d it and it went to the great scrap metal yard in the sky. :( Thought about buying another a few years back, but the prices these days! :eek:
 

crash3

Likes Dirt
I had a road going 1600 with an L18, downdraft carby off a 2L Escort, extractors, 5-speed “upside down” rally gearbox (left and down to 1st, back across neutral and straight up for second, straight down into 3rd. It had a few suspension mods too and stuck to the road stupidly well. Unfortunately I banana’d it and it went to the great scrap metal yard in the sky. :( Thought about buying another a few years back, but the prices these days! :eek:
I love that so many people have a story with one of these cars. Pretty much anyone I meet had one, or knew someone who had one, and they all got up to some stupid shit in them.

Mine sticks to the road like glue too. Or did when I last drove it at least lol.
The plan is to fix it up as a weekender so I can go cruising with my brother in his KE55 coupe.
 
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