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I have trouble locating the sidestand tab with my size 12s, did you thread the prong to fit the Ram ball onto it??
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First of all, such beautiful scenery should entail some suffering just to keep the world in balance, but happiness does have amazing insulating qualities.  Nice video, as usual!
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Yes, we managed to go out for easter. Freezing our balls off, but still happy  :190:

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CB500X - General Chat / Re: Wind noise. What to expect
« Last post by BenjaminCB on Yesterday at 10:12:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
I don't get buffering and it doesn't seem that noisey but it makes my ears ring  :156:

Get yourself some custom made earplugs mate (if you already have them, ignore me). I have tinnitus (permanent ringing) and it's really not fun.

Because of this I am also very much experimenting with windscreens and such. What i have found is that the biggest issue with the X is that it has a really strong updraft coming from the fork tunnel. I think that this is what is causing most of my buffeting. I have made a winddeflector that blocks the gap between the fork tunnel and the tank/fairings. Have not yet been able to test it however so can't tell you just yet wether or not it works. (coronalockdown)  :431:

I do know that the africa twin has the same problem. A comany called swegotech makes exactely the same kind of thing for this bike.
http://www.swegotech.com/Forkshield-Africa-Twin-CRF1000L-stop-ADV-helmet-vibrations.html
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Is this normal?
« Last post by Wedgetail on Yesterday at 09:53:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
Stupid question  :435: 
Is it possible to change the SAG on a 19/20 bike with standard spring/shocks?

Sag is a measurement of how much your suspension compresses when under normal load...ie when you sit on it. If you have adjusted the preload on the suspension you have changed the sag. Setting it up correctly for your requirements is a matter of measuring the difference in height between unloaded and loaded. There are numerous examples of how to do it online if you google "set motorcycle sag"
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Is this normal?
« Last post by Swanny on Yesterday at 08:04:50 PM »
Haha challenge excepted. I don't have a favourite side. I think I go further on the right as I have a love for roundabouts  :071: There's a big one near me that's been recently resurfaced and is great fun, all my mates love it, it's the sort that if you wanted to practice getting your knee down you go there  :046:
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Is this normal?
« Last post by Steve T on Yesterday at 07:21:57 PM »
Looks just like my bikes rear tyre, and I'm a riding woose, so its fine  :745:

Getting the 180 section on the back of your 1300 will always be more challenging than edging a little 160 section tyre that is that much narrower, so worry not.

As for the difference between the L & R sides, we all have a cornering "preference", be it due to a previous "problem"  :005: around a certain direction of bend or whatever, so don't worry about it. Gives you a bit of a challenge, trying to get rid of the chicken strip  :152:

Steve T

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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Is this normal?
« Last post by Swanny on Yesterday at 07:18:42 PM »
Stupid question  :435: 
Is it possible to change the SAG on a 19/20 bike with standard spring/shocks?
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Is this normal?
« Last post by timur on Yesterday at 07:02:28 PM »
Trail biassed tyre with big radius profile - for a given cornering angle the edge is reached earlier. With Pilot Road5 and ContiRoadAttack it's impossible to reach the edge due to peg scraping. And even so you need to reduce sag to don't scrape in every corner when you're in Gran Prix mode.

Regards
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Is this normal?
« Last post by Swanny on Yesterday at 06:44:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mister Paul [+]
You're just showing off.

Haha  :008:
I'm genuinely worried about losing the back end. If I know the pegs will scrape long before that then I'm ok with it   :152:

Rear shock is on 2nd hardest setting and I'm 14 stone  :306:
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