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by obsidian
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: What did you do to your Ninja today?
Replies: 745
Views: 33953

Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Not the 9 this time, but will have to do it later on as well:


All new&fancy sprockets, and the new chain was made whole with a connecting link,

which was a truly ... riveting experience :lol:
by obsidian
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Spark plugs for a C2....
Replies: 25
Views: 241

Re: Spark plugs for a C2....

Something I recently found, seems very old.
Don't even know where from.
by obsidian
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Spark plugs for a C2....
Replies: 25
Views: 241

Re: Spark plugs for a C2....

Maybe that's what's happenin and you do your little routine all for nothin?

by obsidian
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Spark plugs for a C2....
Replies: 25
Views: 241

Re: Spark plugs for a C2....

Rough running can mean different things for different ppl.. There's a difference btw. you just givin it some gas at theser rpms and whacking it open and experiencing some un-smoothness. And if you're doing that way below that .. well, you might wanna rethink your approach - dis a sportbike, yo. (the...
by obsidian
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Scrapheap Challenge
Topic: More pictures of my home made slipper clutch.
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: More pictures of my home made slipper clutch.

I had sent yngve a email regarding the rest of the pics and info about this slipper clutch and he got back to me and told me that the z1000 03-07 slipper clutch is a bolt on. He didnt specify though if for a C E or F models Ha! I actually sent him a PM way back when - and having checked it now, he ...
by obsidian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: What did you do to your Ninja today?
Replies: 745
Views: 33953

Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Well, first of all, there is a smallish difference where you have a metric buttload of pressure on them brake lines and basically none on fuel lines. Specifically, none before and just a little tiny bit after the fuel pump. If it was an FI bike, where they have some solid pressures on the line, I wo...
by obsidian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: What did you do to your Ninja today?
Replies: 745
Views: 33953

Re: What did you do to your Ninja today?

Bought some new fuel line but after taking the tank off couldn't fit it, as though bore looks the same overall width is smaller so the clips just slide about. Not the first time something doesn't fit correctly from a well known on-line parts supplier :-| Is this the normal NBR type? The original on...
by obsidian
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Racing Chat
Topic: I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you!
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

Tbh., I think it's more of a financial decision in this particular case than them worrying about the virus. Sure, it's a higher risk and all that but in theory they could limit the people involved to a minimum, making everyone do a covid test beforehand, the team wearing masks, etc. and - this is th...
by obsidian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Aftermarket Headlamp
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Aftermarket Headlamp

Look for chinese aftermarket parts for the side cowl. Not sure if they're on ebay, but should be on aliexpress. The whole fairing set with shipping might end up being cheaper than just the original one. Do some research on the quality, though - some are better than others, from what I've heard. Ship...
by obsidian
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Aftermarket Headlamp
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Aftermarket Headlamp

you might be better off glueing or welding the the tab(s), if you still got em.
then again, I've heard people affixing their lamps with one tab minus for years.
- from what I know, the F lamp isn't even all that heavy.
compared to a "full-outta-glass" 7R one, anyway.
by obsidian
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Camera mouting options
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Camera mouting options

I went ahead and bought a clear screen.

I guess one could entertain the idea of 3d printing a camera mount as a replacement of the passenger's footpeg.
Not sure how good of a view it'll provide, tho.
by obsidian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: spotted this on youtube
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: spotted this on youtube

Yeah, not bad, but I wish it wasn't after just the one short(ish) test ride. Maybe his pal could have shown some stuff while riding it or at least be filmed riding it, as the author of the video didn't exactly seem all that used to the bike. If they're on really good terms, maybe they could've switc...
by obsidian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Push button starting
Replies: 7
Views: 54

Re: Push button starting

On a carburated engine: not advisable, for chokingly obvious reasons.
by obsidian
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: Fork Alignment.
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Fork Alignment.

If you want em on the same height, use the protracting side of the vernier calipers. Alternatively, a thread depth gauge should do. There are lcd air pressure gauges with one built-in; an opportunity to get it, if you dont own one. A stack of something of an appropriate height (if you can muster) ca...
by obsidian
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Bike Talk
Topic: ZX-9R improvement feature in Practical Sportsbikes
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: ZX-9R improvement feature in Practical Sportsbikes

Well, that's the thing - I haven't really done anything. Setting up the (stock) suspension to fit your needs and the usual maintenance don't count, as that's what you'd do with any other bike and tends to be very individual in nature. What else aside from that - LED indicators? - pff.. An astute obs...