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On the phone to the tuner Sat night.   Him " I just did a rough tune so far and its making 380 at about 18psi. How far do you want me to push those pistons?"   Me "Just get it to 4

A proud day for me on wednesday. My young bloke did his first ever laps on his new Gixer thou drag bike. He started slowly and ended up the night with 10.92 and still being very cautious on

I officially finished my drag bike build today. The short story is.... 2001 GSXR1000 with 2007 tail and and a 2007 race fairing. Painted in House of Kolour Candy Apple Tangerine and Pearl white in the

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I have been looking for a while at something to commute to work on cos I'm getting sick of all the retards on the drive home

going to work is fine, I leave home at 5:30 am and the traffic is quite light

the drive home on the other hand is sometimes excruciating

I considered riding my Ducati to work but don't want it sitting out in the sun all day long, being a 2007 model it would rapidly deteriorate in a serious way

this bike is far from practical but I've been watching a heap of supermoto vids and I've caught the bug

service intervals are the killer

looks like I will be changing the oil around once a month and checking the valve clearance every other month if I ride it every day

but no biggie, it only holds 1.5 liters so not a huge cost, just an inconvenience and valves are easy access  

it's really going to be a bit of a toy/hoon mobile and probably only use it 50% of the time

another reason I went down this path is when we buy our property on the tablelands, I will swap out the road rims and put the dirt rims back in

I picked it up Thursday :original: 

 

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2 hours ago, violetpop said:

Most fun I've had on any bike has been my motard.

what size rear rim do you run and what size tyre ?

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I ran a couple of different combos but the one on the bike now is best 4.25 inch rim with a 150/60 tyre. You could stretch a 160 on easy if you find a 'package deal combo' 120/160 for cheap.

The cast cbr wheels I got cheap and turned up some spacers to make fit, they were a 4.00 inch rear but I spooned on one of my old 160 race tyres and it worked but was a little bulky on the rim. Didnt give me any traction issues though.

Got a few mates who run race tards and go for 5 inch with 160 but not necessary for street traction in my opinion and chain rub will happen.091c7256b8bc45628abe0f596cb07fb9.jpg42ef82b1eca1ebac64ef66fd15d69bd1.jpg1b2b6f66bb41d0e5b30356d03d258bf5.jpg
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got a mate with a 510 husky

he runs a 4.25 with a 160

he has about 12mm of clearance at the chain/tyre 

I was looking at a 5 inch but think I will go with the 4.25

the same seller has 4.5 rears but is out of stock

would have to wait a couple of months and can't wait cos big kid :aaggl:

 

edit:  also going to get a cush drive rear hub for friendliness to the gearbox/countershaft 

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You're right mate, it really depends on the tyre, some 160's are fat some are skinny. All the 160 pirellis in ran were really tell never has any issues.

Good call on the cush drive.. What you thinking gearing wise? I ran 15/44 road and 14/47 dirt/kart track. The 15/44 kept the bike very civil on a stretch of 80kmh road I had on the commute so stuck with it.
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riding home from the motor reg in town I was lane splitting at the lights and accelerating away on the green very sedately trying not to tear up the knobbies on the bitumen and it was still wheel standing on half throttle :bopp:

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I scrapped the exhaust doing exactly that on my tourer. pissed me off so bad cause the ceramic coating now has this groove in it ffs.

I keep forgetting that I am not on a sports bike.

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Polished the header for my Supermoto
Got my Acerbis plastics kit this week
Now just waiting on the rims to be built and I'll be terrorising the idiots that got their drivers licence out of a weetbix packet

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header and plastics fitted

Mrs BCB said the old plastic shrouds with the KTM stickers looks better than the new plain

what do you recon?

 

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it's been just over a month and a half but finally I have the bike I envisioned when I decided on a dirtbike commuter 

picked up the rims yesterday arvo and spent about 3 and a half hours to do a bit of cutting plastics and squeezing things to fit

blew my mid that I could program the speedo for a different circumference wheel, thumbs up to KTM 

get up early today to go for a ride..........................................pissing down with rain :cry:

 

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On 26/12/2020 at 5:50 AM, violetpop said:

Most fun I've had on any bike has been my motard.

finally got a (semi) fine day and rode my favorite range 6 times :aaggl:

2 were early morning and the road was still patchy wet

2 more times after breakfast and the range was almost dry

got home and one of the lads from work rang to go for a squirt 

so off again and this time she was dry as a bone 

managed to keep the young fella at bay (he has raced up at the Mako where Jack Miller raced in his younger days)   :buttrock:

@violetpop you are definitely right about the fun that is had on a supermoto

I've had a stupid grin on my face for most of today, and unless I'm going senile then it must be motard fun factor off the richter scale

I'm in love with my new toy :wub:

 

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that's what its all about! Light weight, punchy engine, grip for days and you can just chuck the bike around how ever you please, brake as hard and as late as you wish. Leg out knee down take your pick. Go and carve up some big boy bikes now haha

Pics are awesome.. That bike, I want to have a go!
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11 minutes ago, violetpop said:

Light weight, punchy engine, grip for days and you can just chuck the bike around how ever you please, brake as hard and as late as you wish. 

 

that's it in a nutshell :asciidity:

do need to gear it up a bit though 

rims I finally went with didn't come with a sprocket so I've had to use the 52 tooth one that came with the bike

did see 155 today and didn't hit the limiter

the guy on the Husky recons his does around 170 before it hits the limiter, he has a 46 tooth rear 

mine cruises good at 80, but at 100 it feels like it needs another gear

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It sounds like you're on the right track. This unfortunately is the trade off with motards and finding the gearing sweet spot. I geared mine up for the commute I had at the time and when I would setup for the kart track 14/47 - gear it short. I then found the balance in the middle, got jack of swapping sprockets and left it at 15/44. My DRZ could always have used an extra gear though.

It looks like your bike is in full on mx gearing.. Wouldn't hurt to go up a tooth on the front which might calm it down a little bit.

Going through some old photos motard life, the rmz I used to prepare for a mate in another life, full house, ohlins everything, titanium as far as the eye can see. Gun rider too but that bike made me tingle haha 218d3b1ae6e686418b2238ba65479be3.jpgc76382905c78331cac2441c45d150c73.jpgb8444ccc5b4100f337ee91cf9d38f236.jpgbc7c0a76b850b9e23c827d992652d643.jpg
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finally dry enough to commute to work on my new scooter

cut at least 12 minutes off my evening time

so much satisfaction lane splitting at the lights and going around slow ass drivers in the right hand lane on the highway

when I left work a couple of the guys came out for a look, pull a wheele they said....................need I say more  :buttrock:

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