Need rebuild/restoration advice.
I got my bike out onto the mountainy hiways last weekend and i think its time i restore/rebuild the bike...entirely. it feels a tad loose. So basicly what i need to do is build a list of parts to start buying and restore this bike. I am asking for the insiders tips on what to replace and what to replace it with to make the bike feel "tight" again. This now project will start once i put the bike away for winter (octoberish)
So first on the list is suspension. Rear shock i think is going...front forks i asked about in an eariler thread howver i would like some exact details. I don't want to spend a ton. i am thinking a stock rebuild/ replace might just do the trick. its honestly stiff enough for how i ride the bike.
Next is fairings. some are cracked and broken, i think i can figure this out on my own though. also i will get an undertail kit. hopefully ill find a used one. new bar ends and new grips as well. Also i bought these mirrors of ebay with turn signals. i wanted the turn signals because i figured it made the bike more visible and drivers oppsising me could see my turn signal (i have flush mounts currently). however i hate them. the mirrors flop around and i always have to readjust them. so i might just make a custom piece. and don't make fun of me...drivers in my city are fucking morons. (pardon my french)
Something else i want to look into is..well i am going to use the term bushings. i know on a car after many years of use, it is a great idea to replace the suspension bushings(control arm, steering, sway bar). now i realize a bike is different, but i would imagine it would have similar wear parts. So what should i replace here, if anything?
Im going to replace my gas tank. I fixed it with another kit thing, but i am after a sp2 tank. however i am still hunting to see if i can find someone to just weld the damn thing. I think it was the gas leak the may have let my rear shock go...effin thing.
As for the engine. its strong. the ignition i think needs to be done, but that is a whatever issue that is easily fixed. that said. i am going to check the valves, check compression/do a leakdown test to get an actual idea for the engines health. anything else you guys would do. i am going to go through the engine harness. i am getting some weird codes, and the service manual is pointing me in that direction (yes the ecu is sercured, but there was a time it wasn't). i think the problem will be under the gas tank. Also, i don't think my bike has the soft rev mod done to it.
I think i want a new exhaust....a full one. because i want more noise and a slightly different tone. the jardines just aren't doing it for me anymore.
Look into the clutch system (minus the clutch as i just did it)
bend the fins back out for the oil cooler/radiators.
change the coolant.
ss brakelines and new fluid. whats the advantage of going with an aftermarket master cylinder?
new rubber, preilli diablo sport corsa 3's. its what the bike came with. i like them, they have never let me down. the wear a bit quick i think, but dry weather traction has really supported me in my "learning experiences".
I am thinking of switching to gp shift. i wanna try and i think i'll like it way better.
I think that just about sums it up off the top of my head. like i said, i am after advice, criticiziums, comments of all kinds. my only thing is i want it done once and right. i don't wannt have to think about a problem with this bike for its fourth season in my pocession. i'll get some pictures up later. Most of this stuff will be ordered online. its way cheaper, even after shipping. i plan to do all the work i can myself. i have tools and the service manual and im good with these sort things. so yea, thanks in advance and lets have a discussion!
Edit: Went through it once again, looks much better.
Last edited by Hellraiser456; 07-11-2011 at 07:58 PM.