a new Jamie'D 929 shock, and some spring cleaning

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  1. abner malidy

    abner malidy New Member

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    mark it 8, dude
    i just installed my new Jamie'd 929 rear shock recently
    great bang for the buck, easy to replace
    i was afraid the rear inner fender tray was gonna have to come out
    but it was not even necessary. only one fit note for future upgraders...
    the 929 rez is a REALLY close/tight fit near the main wiring harness
    i sleeved my WH with some old inner tube to prevent any rubbing
    (the LAST thing us VFR gang needs is ANY potential elect problems!)
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    notice the 3 holes drilled in the flap on the bottom of the inner tray...
    shock looked so good i decided to make a "mud flap" to keep the area cleaner
    $5 of rubber runner material and bolts from HD was enough to make half a dozen
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    while everything was all apart, decided to do some other maint and cleaning of unseen areas
    1st stop was removing the pair crap. easy... a couple of plugs, cover the elect connect, done.
    the decel POP on the staintune is COMPLETELY gone. none, nadda, done
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    fresh rotella and pure one, plugs, pads, etc.
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  2. OOTV

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    Nice! I use the same Oil & Filter combo. The bike seems to shift a lot smoother with the T6. If you like them brake pads, combine those with some steel braided lines and you'll love them! Nice job on the mud flap.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Terry Smith

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    Hi Abner, seeing as you have just pulled your stock shock out recently, can you tell me the measurements of it? My reason for asking I have just (today!) bought myself a 5th gen, and will probably sell my RF900, which is sitting on a nice Ohlins shock. If it is practical, I'll look at swapping the Ohlins into the VFR. Can you tell me the eye-to-eye length of the stock shock, and the width of the eyes at each end? Many thanks.
     
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    Awesome dude that shock should definitely make that bike flick around much easier. How have you been?
     
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    Is it just me or does that picture show that rubber flap touching the exhaust pipe................ just something you may want to double check, would hate to see a vfr catch fire
     
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    good catch...looks like it is touching. I doubt it'd catch fire, but it'd be quite smelly for many miles...
     
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    Hi mate, have you had any problem with the reservoir getting too hot.
    I've just done mine, and went for a quick ride, it seemed to get relly hot in no time.
     
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