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Old 12-23-2005, 03:29 PM   #11
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Default Re: 101 Sportbike Performance Projects

The performance of most modern sports bikes is way beyond the capability of the average rider, so fitting performance parts is usually just for show and bragging rites. I worked as a bike mechanic for a while and believe me; some of the mechanical work carried out by owners was terrifying to say the least. The ****ups like stripped threads, loose brake callipers, axle nuts, missing bolts on forks etc. The repairs kept us busy but it was terrifying to think that these guys play boy racers on public roads. Leave the modifications and vital mechanical repairs to the experts ,it cost less in the long run and could save your life.
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:37 PM   #12
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I worked in a shop too and know exactly what you are talking about. Downright dangerous (usually about the same caliber as their riding skills). However, there are some that really are good at doing their own mods and, for those, this book is worth it's weight in gold.
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:46 PM   #13
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One of the main reasons I do all of my own work is because of how terrifying some of the work I've seen from "mechanics" in bike shops and dealerships is. A mechanic that you know is good and really cares about his craftmanship and your bike is a rare happening and worth his weight in gold.
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Old 12-23-2005, 03:57 PM   #14
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Drilling holes in the right location for the "registration pins".



My solution was to file them off. Works great.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: Joe says punch it out to 95 inches and then.....

While you have the heads off for above mods, have them ported by Short Block Charlie in AZ. The heads are the weak link for better power throughout the range.
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:07 PM   #16
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Supercharger - it is your only hope!!



http://www.wbtinc.com/
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:45 AM   #17
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Default Re: Joe says punch it out to 95 inches and then.....

I'll let you go first this time.



Joe Minton's mods are with the stock heads.



My geezer is staying as is for now. 85 ft/lbs and 75 hp and 40 mpg. If I wanna go fast I'll borrow your Busa.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:02 AM   #18
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Default less than 420 ON aMAZON

I just ordered it for less than $20 on Amazon.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:06 AM   #19
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The subject should read $20 NOT 420. Those of you in the know I did not partake prior to writing that it was just a slip of the shift key. Those in the dark, well never mind
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:11 AM   #20
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That's what I did on my Thruxton. the S3 bars I converted to had pin holes in them but I didn't like the position.
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