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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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catching up with mods

Been a while since i have been here - but have been busy with some upgrades.

Just replaced today the freespirits front disc and brembo 4 pot - yes there is definitely a difference and it will get better with age.
Fox shock also installed - still breaking it in.
Dart screen - Tec levers - cylinder cap union jack of course - bike bros small side bags - rear rack. I tried the la rosa and just did not look right to me nor fit well.

Coming soon - rear LED light set up replacement Newrage as well as front fork LED 41 mm signals.

Stock mirrors are ok (will try dropping them and see if i can still see ) - as well as pipes - and seat - no problem i see to exchange. your big ass is hiding the seat anyway.

Next $$ year - x-pipe motone / re-paint covers to remove the "bobber" its like saying hey i'm cool on your forehead / motodemic head light maybe next year as they are so expensive.
Too old for clip ons.
Lots of other items but doing the basics first.

Need some recommendations on tires - liking the white walls i saw on this forum.
Loving the bike and the small things we do to give them their solo personality.
some quick photos attached but can post better after the LED are done.

ps - map of next ride - anyone been on the parkway ?

All that and only a precious few months of riding weather here in canada and lately it has not
been great even in these good months.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 11:32 PM
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Lookin’ good and based on future mod plans, only to get better. Have ridden the Blue Ridge but, not on the Bobber. It was many years ago. Three things I remember. One, it’s a beautiful road. Two, during high season, there are a LOT of cars and campers. So it can be very slow going which really minimizes the enjoyment. Three, and for a Bobber, most important, unless it’s changed, there are no services. So, you have to plan your route as far as exits for gas. At one point, our fuel light came on so, after riding some distance we took the first exit. To the left was a town almost 20 miles away, to the right a bit more. Ran out of fuel about two miles from the station. ��. I’m sure there are way better fuel options than that particular exit so, like I said, a little planning will go a long way. Google, which we didn’t have at that time, is your friend.
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Love the Brembo upgrade, I'm sure that will give a bit more confidence on the right hand (unless you went over the front on the first squeeze!)

Can't wait to see the front indicator upgrade, I Like the standard but am always looking for inspiration.

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I spotted the older BMW in one of your pictures. Very cool. I'm trying to find one about that age. I used to own an old R65. I would love to find a toaster tank.

I live in North Carolina. I've been all over the Parkway. However, some of the better roads are just off the Parkway.
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P.S. not sure of the distance from the Blue Ridge and it depends on your route but, one road in that area you really might want to explore is The Cherahola Skyway. Absolutely stunning ride.
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P.S. not sure of the distance from the Blue Ridge and it depends on your route but, one road in that area you really might want to explore is The Cherahola Skyway. Absolutely stunning ride.
The Cherohala Skyway is great! It is much better than Deal's Gap (The Dragon) IMHO.

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Thank you all for the advice - looking forward to the blue ridge and will
investigate Cherohala as never heard of it - maybe push it to early September
when kids are back to school.
Yes thats a R75/6 in the photo - took it out yesterday to Paris ON to view the bikes
at the CVMG - Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group a weekend show - lots of restored beauts of all kinds - lots of older triumphs as well. Most interesting is what was showing up in the parking lot. photos attached

Anyone put rizomas' front and rear - thinking optional to the newrage set up
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BRP is a time warp. I swear the miles just melt away and before you know it, the ride is over. I once took Skyline Drive to the BRP to Vinton (near Roanoke) and by the time I got to the end, I thought my watch was broken.

I'd advise you to ride the Parkway during the week. It can get busy on the weekend, especially in the fall. Not as big of a deal on a bike if you don't mind passing on double yellows, but kind of annoying to be behind slow moving RVs or leaf peepers that don't pull off.
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I will fit the Brembo calliper in my bike by myself, so i ask you if was needed a special tool ( ABS pump) to drain and replace the brake fluid.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 01:35 PM
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You need https://dealertoolcouk.ipage.com/interest.htm. This lets you open the ABS pump up for fluid changes, but also does a lot more come service time. Indispensible if you want to service your bike yourself IMHO, and essential for working on the ABS.
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