Thanks for pointing that out Rip, I was looking at that the other day when I was installing the shift support. At least now I got confirmation that it's not where it should be. Looks like I'm gonna have to cut, drill and retap a new hole at the end to shorten it up.Im sending the geometry police out to youre place to kick your hinie.
Your link rod is too long :shoot:
It's a bit different now, but they aren't too much lighter than stock anyway. Honda made some incredibly light rims for this bike so the stock ones weren't really heavy to begin with.How much of a difference did the rims make with the handling?
I think the biggest difference is going to be at the top end where air velocity and volume is the highest. I'm not going to get this bike dyno tuned until i open up the head and put a HRC cam and springs into it. They are shaped differently with a wider radius, shorter outer stacks and taller inner stacks when compared to the 04' stacks that came out of it. It won't be noticeable by itself but when combined with exhaust, opened up airbox, race air filter and cams it can only help. I'm sure it freed up a horsepower or two.lhintze said:Did you notice a difference with the new velocity stacks?
It's an old Jardine slipon which was already pitted and grimy from road wear which is why I had no problem cutting like 5" off the end of it. I didn't expect any power gains out of it, I just like the stumpy exhaust look. I'm sure it's not made nearly as well as or performs as well as something from akrapovic or arrow but I already have it and it matches the color of the swingarm more or less :laugh: I may go with a Ladybird GP can eventually.Your bike looks really good, only thing i would changed if it was mine is the exhaust.
Heres another one off dotUS.
Link rod must approach shift arm at right angles.