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2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:13:13 PM »
Finally finished my conversion (well just about) some minor things to complete!
Add new heritage decals
Balance rear wheel although it feels fine no vibes.
Adjust the rear shock couple of turns to soften off from factory settings as I'm a lightweight at 68Kg/149lbs. Might try a small adjustment on the front forks by reducing the oil by maybe 5-10ml.

As it is it feels fantastic really plush over bumps and undulations on poor roads.

It also sounds brill with the Scorpion Serket end can. Much nicer than the sewing machine sound of the OEM Can.

Attached a couple of pictures to titilate those of you awaiting patiently for the delivery of your RRP kits. 
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 08:32:23 PM »
Looks the business now. Are you going to do some off road, if so where are the trails?
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 08:48:46 PM »
The trails are where ever I find them providing they are legal.  Got a few local routes that I will test it on to get a feel for it.  That said my preference is Spain the trails there can be ridden all day long every day without fear of prosecution by plod.  The Spanish actively promote the use of the trails. Great country for motorcycling. 

You've got some great trails around the Carron Valley up near Falkirk yourself and the Trossachs on your doorstep too.  I've ridden enduros in the Pentland Hills too some great fun to be had in Scotland if only the weather was more considerate.
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 09:04:35 PM »
Had a days off road riding in Trabuco, yes Spain is great. I live a stones throw from the Carron Valley, but there are no trails accessible that I know of. I have made a video going up the single track road from the Carron valley dam to Cambusbarron. There is a forest trail at the top, but like most have the barrier in place. Same for the Trossachs I'm afraid. I am booked on a day course up at Moto-Scotland in Inverary on the Duke of Argyll's 50,000 acre estate in September.
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 09:33:20 PM »
Aye, it's sad the way we are losing all the good riding areas to small minded people who want it all to themselves and screw everyone else.  the emerald isle has some great off rode rides too and a lot less hassle.

Always good to have a chat with like minded. 
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 10:05:03 PM »
Ireland is not as strict as this place and I have many routes to explore on my next trip over to Donegal. Going to do the NC500 on the Easter weekend. Cheers mate.  :821:
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 05:48:08 AM »
Looks great, congratulations and hope you get lots of use. Just a question, how tall are you and how do you find the extra height?
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 08:01:40 AM »
It looks really good Archie, you must be dead chuffed with it!

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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 09:46:23 AM »
@ Garth, I'm 1.7m or in old money 5'8" No problem with the extra height, although I will point out that I have been riding very tall enduro bikes for more years than I can remember.  However as I said above if I take a couple of turns off factory setting on spring preload that will allow it to sag/drop a little. Inside leg is 29" and thats the killer for us with the ducks disease.  Arse too near the ground....

@ John, Well chuffed with it John!  The hard part is done now just the fine tuning and personal tweaks to fully personalise it.  BTW I noted on John Mitchisons thread on ADV rider last night that he has mounted the remote reservoir the other way around.  I'm guessing that will allow more slack in the hydraulic hose and less chance of it snagging on the ABS cover. Hmmmmn I may copy that as it was very tight in there. 
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Re: 2016 CBX - RRP L3 Adv Conversion
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 10:26:59 AM »
Looking great Archie!

I see you managed to remove the two grey stripes on the tank where your knees go - could you describe how you did that for anyone else interested? - I presume you are satisfied with the result/finish in that area? - looks good in the photos for sure!

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