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Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« on: August 06, 2019, 11:00:28 PM »
Here is what I have done to the poor thing to get it ready for Euro trip

GPS fitted
12v unswitched socket under the seat ( to feed a light in the tent etc )
12v + 2xUSB switched sockets on the handlebars
Ally accessory bar made to go on the windshield brackets and a GoPro mount welded to it
GoPro ( with external voltage feed so no battery worries )
Hand guards ( meant for 2016 but got them to fit the '19 no problem )
Vista Cruise throttle lock ( though this will be changed for on of my stainless throttle locks when I get home )
Givi screen ( 19 cm taller than stock ) Again for 2015 model but with minor tweek fitted ok )
Front sprocket changed to 16t
Rear sprocket to 39t. This has resulted in the speedo being within 1.5 mph ..  at 80mph
Scottoiler fitted ( old original type, bought 2nd hand for 20 )
Givi case locks changed so one key fits all ( demerit mark for Wheels of Peterborough for not doing it before bike was collected  )
Centre stand.. will be fitting it tomorrow when the paint dries  :002:
I took an old Blackbird stand, reduced the width by about 2" and the height the same. Cut the HUGE side lever ( the bit you put your foot on to assist getting the bike on the stand ) much shorter and reattached the foot pad to it. Shortened the spring and put new bend in it

I think that about it so far

« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 11:06:20 PM by Jaws »
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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 11:04:46 PM »
Forgot.. I had a tank bag connector ring from an old BMW GS.. modified it to fit the CB and fitted a small Givi tank bag
Another pic.
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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 08:22:15 PM »
Hi Jaws,
I also have an old Scott-oiler that I would like to fit,
Where did you find a take-off point for the Scott-oiler vacuum pipe ?

regards
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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 09:24:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by short-edd [+]
Hi Jaws,
I also have an old Scott-oiler that I would like to fit,
Where did you find a take-off point for the Scott-oiler vacuum pipe ?

regards
Edd.
Off the injector body balance pipes Edd
The black plastic bit I blagged off a windscreen washer pipe I happened to have laying around, but you can get a Y or T piece from any motor factors ( I think even Halfords might have them but prolly charge 4 million for them LOL !

« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 09:28:17 PM by Jaws »
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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 09:14:26 PM »
And a clear photo included, Top man.
many thanks.

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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 01:42:38 AM »
Hey Jaws,

Which brand of rear socket did you use?

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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 01:54:36 PM »
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Hey Jaws,

Which brand of rear socket did you use?
Sorry for late reply.. Last Friday afternoon I left for Lake Garda.. By Saturday late morning I was in hospital in Leuven undergoing 4+ hours of emergency surgery after a hernia did a passable impression of Chernobyl and put me on my back
Got shipped home and recovery is going well..

Any ways.. Rear sprocket.. I used JT sprockets front and back..And happy to report that although the bike struggled a bit up hills, just downshifting still had is cruising at 75 mph no problem and playing catchup briefly saw well over 100mph on both the gps and speedo ( full up camping gear , panniers. top box, a big waterproof bag full of stuff for someone in Italy came in at a portly 105 kilos!)
Fuel consumption is recorded at 62 mpg
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Re: Had the bike two weeks.. a couple of mods
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 07:09:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jaws [+]
Sorry for late reply.. Last Friday afternoon I left for Lake Garda.. By Saturday late morning I was in hospital in Leuven undergoing 4+ hours of emergency surgery after a hernia did a passable impression of Chernobyl and put me on my back
Got shipped home and recovery is going well..

Glad to read you are recovering well and that is where the Chernobyl impression ends!

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 09:31:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by ewryly [+]
Glad to read you are recovering well and that is where the Chernobyl impression ends!
Cheers :-)
Just cant wait to get out on the X again.. haven't enjoyed riding and owning a bike so much since I bought my firs Blackbird.. So much fun and ability in such a small package ! Just amazing :-)
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