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post #3701 of 3843 (permalink) Old 11-26-2018, 10:43 AM
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jon, just put sockets under your kickstand till you find the sweet spot, then measure the socket. easiest way.

remember to account for the thickness of the cut off disc or saw blade when you are getting your filler piece.
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^ great idea, thanks Wibbly.

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Just let me know the dimension (length), and I'm on it.........
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Just let me know the dimension (length), and I'm on it.........
That's really cool, thanks! I'll take you up on it.
I have a new 200/55 tire showing up any day, (my fourth one), and I just ordered a new stand bracket and bolt. Mine has a ridiculous amount of play.
I tried a couple sockets under the stand, and I came up with 1-1/8". That's with a worn tire and lots of slop in my sidestand. I suspect with a new bracket/bolt and new tire, 1-1/4" will be spot on for my setup too.
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1-1/4" it is.....PM me where you would like it shipped.

After replacing my spring and pivot bolt, I put some waterproof grease in the slot between the stand and base, and on the shoulder bolt. Once mounted to the bike, a few degrees kick back makes it automatically snap up into riding position. When I press it down with my foot, after about 10 degrees, it snaps down into the park position. Feels like it is electronically assisted!

With the old spring, it would need to be kicked most of the way up, and down....
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excessive heat may have been involved here
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New parts.
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So I decided to outfit the old girl with some modern electronics, a Motec CDL3. It was not quite a plug and play but with some help from a really smart guy who knows his way around Motec, we got it hooked up using a lot of the OEM sensors. It comes with GPS and some data logging capabilities. So I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.
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My SP1 got some more SP2 parts.
Purpose of converting to sp2 oil cooler was to make more room for a spal fan on both sides.
I already have a SP2 right radiator mounted, which of course has the fan mounts.
I'm just hoping @Wibbly has another SP2 right spal bracket.
I still use a SP1 left radiator, because of the thermo grounding switch inherent of the SP1.

My left radiator sprung a leak at the bracket (shocking rignt?). I already had a Wibbly bracket and a spal pusher fan, and I opted for a new GPI radiator. At $140 to my door, the price point is hard to ignore. Yes, the radiator needed a little massaging, but it fits very nicely. A couple of the welded tabs weren't spot on for fitment, but the material is just soft enough to bend slightly into place. Also, the 4 tabs for the screen are too thick. A small ignition file worked fine to open up the slots of the screen tabs. Time will tell if it holds up, but so far, so good. Rode a couple hundred miles yesterday and no problems.

This little conversion wasn't really intended. It started out when I replaced my right side radiator with a used OEM SP2 one. That got me thinking about adding a second fan, and using spal fans. But the SP1 oil cooler is in the way for that. So I ended up with this new combination. I think it's probably one of the more sound cooling system mods available at an affordable price for the SP1.
btw, this pusher fan is VERY impressive how much air it moves. Blows the oem fans away!
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