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The next mods done

Well I've got the next few upgrades finished.
ROX anti-vibe risers:


Tank protector:


DIY Radiator guard:


Pyramid front fender extender:


And finally SHINEY RED go fast valve stem caps Should add 1-2 HP for sure


AHHH what to do next...


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Well I've got the next few upgrades finished.
ROX anti-vibe risers:

Hmm not my choice




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Exactly what are you trying to say?


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What I said that ROX riser is not my choice, I prefer Motowerk
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Both risers are good. It seems like the Rox ones give a lot more adjustability, however. Motowerk is just raised. Rox raises, but then you can also move the handlebars more fore and aft. I had access to a set of Rox to fiddle with, but I found the stock height was fine for me.

I like the valve stem caps! My mod along those lines will be to replace the rubber valve stems with 90 degree metal ones when I change tires.

How was the install on the Fenda extenda? Does it work? After cleaning all the crap off the front of my engine last year, I think that is now on the mod list.
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I have a Fenda Extenda, I don't believe it does anything
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...I like the valve stem caps! My mod along those lines will be to replace the rubber valve stems with 90 degree metal ones when I change tires....
FOR SURE don't try the rubber 90s! I had them till I got a flat from leakage, caused by (I think...) them moving from centrifugal force due wheel rotation....

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I have a Fenda Extenda, I don't believe it does anything
One member here (a few years ago) had a fenda extenda contact the ground riding off-road when he hit a large bump, compressing his forks (bottoming them?). It caused some damage but I can't remember what.

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What I said that ROX riser is not my choice, I prefer Motowerk
BUT I don't believe I was asking anyone opinions if they like the choices I've made and to post what they thought I should have done in MY THREAD!
If you don't have anything nice to say in someone's thread (unless an opinion was asked for) Start YOUR OWN thread with what YOU want!

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"Hmm not my choice"
"What I said that ROX riser is not my choice, I prefer Motowerk"
"I have a Fenda Extenda, I don't believe it does anything"


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FOR SURE don't try the rubber 90s! I had them till I got a flat from leakage, caused by (I think...) them moving from centrifugal force due wheel rotation....

Wow, I've never even seen rubber ones! I get metal ones from Kurveygirl.com
They come in different colors, too!
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BUT I don't believe I was asking anyone opinions if they like the choices I've made and to post what they thought I should have done in MY THREAD!
So what your saying is free speech is not welcome in YOUR thread. I was under the impression that this was an open forum for anyone to express there opinion. No worries mate I won't express my opinion in any of YOUR threads again.

Actually I was being polite, your ROX riser is an ugly agricultural POS.
BTW you are now blocked

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I would recommend plastic valve stem caps, I had something similar happen to me and some of the equipment i work on like in this article.

http://fdo-workspace.blogspot.com/20...-removing.html

Have you tried your risers yet, if so how do you like them, they look awesome!
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Jeff, I love my 2" Rox Risers. No more hunched and sore shoulders. BTW,
I'm 6'2" with fairly long arms.
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I would recommend plastic valve stem caps, I had something similar happen to me and some of the equipment i work on like in this article.

http://fdo-workspace.blogspot.com/20...-removing.html

Have you tried your risers yet, if so how do you like them, they look awesome!
I've been sitting on the bike in the garage tweaking their position every once and awhile. But NO, It's not exactly riding weather here in Alaska. So I will have to wait for a bit until I road test them. I had a set of the 3.5" ROX Risers on my XR and they worked exactly as I hoped they would. They are a very functional product for an "ugly agricultural POS" whatever that is?? And a special shout out to MaverickAus for being such a Debbie Downer Luckily I actually know some normal Aussies who are very nice and positive people. Too bad there is always that ONE who spoils it for the rest.


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I would recommend plastic valve stem caps, I had something similar happen to me and some of the equipment i work on like in this article.

http://fdo-workspace.blogspot.com/20...-removing.html
A friend of mine had that happen with metal valve caps put on the car. The shop had to remove the wheels and tires to replace the valve stems, as the metal caps were "welded" on there. It's galvanic corrosion; different metals will react and corrode. The solution is some anti-seize. When I install metal caps that didn't come with the valve stems, and therefore may be incompatible (ie aluminum caps/steel valve stems) I just coat the valve stem threads with a bit of anti-seize. No problems if that's done.
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...Actually I was being polite, your ROX riser is an ugly agricultural POS.
BTW you are now blocked
I REALLY like the "ugly agricultural POS" ROX risers on BOTH my Vs, altho' knowing what I do NOW - I wish I had the anti-vibes on the GREEN HORNET too, because of that 'little-extra' room to adjust the bars.
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I REALLY like the "ugly agricultural POS" ROX risers on BOTH my Vs, altho' knowing what I do NOW - I wish I had the anti-vibes on the GREEN HORNET too, because of that 'little-extra' room to adjust the bars.
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