Well it's Green and a bike !!!

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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:31 pm

Oooh the wait sounds a bit bad and did notice the ones on ebay had dried up :?

He has them on his site so whether he has them in stock or not :?:

Some on ebay from a bloke who bought some new but never fitted them :?: but I guess I wouldn't get the one year warranty
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:32 pm

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Now fitted

Haven't ridden it yet though

The remote reservoirs look a bit out of place but saw another Bonny with a black cover over the reservoirs and it made them blend in

Maybe just fit upside down front forks now !
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by Binetta Steve » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:53 pm

Matin maybe its the camera angle but in the last shot your pipes gave really blued and the heat affected zone is much more pronounced. If you compare them to earlier photos they are more blued.
Its not running too weak is it.
Have you changed the headers?

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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:32 pm

headcoats wrote:Image

Well this was the last run I had but that was with Thruxton needles and 135 main jets, It ran super rich at the bottom and was told to fit the standard Bonny needles and go up to 140 mains which is what it's on now

Standard trim they have 110 mains :?

I kept the airbox but is gutted with a K&N and belmouth intake trumpet

The pipes were second hand and were quite blued as it came off a fuel injected model if that makes any difference
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:41 pm

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That's the first pic I had of the pipes before I even ran it
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by Binetta Steve » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:46 pm

Yep they look like the same there, error on my part.

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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:56 pm

I thrash this more than the LC though :shock:

It just has no power or torque, especially torque :?

I have no rev counter but you get the feeling you are quite up the rev range to keep it on the boil

Just can't ride it on low revs like a Harley :shock:
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:15 pm

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Crap photo but the replacement EBC front disc has arrived today :P

It's a floating disc so should be better
the old one has got down to minimum now at 22K miles (4.5mm minimum thickness)

I'd loctited the disc bolts on per manual so will be a booger to get them off
I usually just copper slip the disc bolts and don't usually have a problem

Only time was the LC rear disc where I just needed to tweak them back up
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:52 pm

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Put some 50mm heat shrink over the rear shock reservoir canisters to disguise them

I think it looks better :P
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:08 pm

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Fitted disc now

Bike was balancing on bricks and a plank :lol:
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by pookie » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:49 pm

headcoats wrote:Image

Put some 50mm heat shrink over the rear shock reservoir canisters to disguise them

I think it looks better :P

Instead of disguising the reservoirs for just £20 more you could have got a pair of yss shocks on e-bay that are better quality with more adjustment than the Chinese ones, I only chose mine above the yss ones because I wanted the reservoirs to copy the look of the originals on my 250 Katana

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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:53 pm

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Well it's done now :mrgreen:

I got them as everyone that had fitted them were happy with them

In hindsight maybe had some without the reservoirs 8-[
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:22 pm

Had it's maiden ride today with the new shocks and has totally transformed the ride quality

Actually got back without my back feeling shagged :P
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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by pookie » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:33 pm

I noticed the same thing after fitting mine, they were a massive improvement over the aftermarket shocks fitted to the bike when I bought it, the great news is they get better with age (what doesn't?) after being on my Katana for just over a year they are comfortable and the handling is sharper. \:D/


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Re: Well it's Green and a bike !!!

Post by headcoats » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:44 pm

My springs are still totally backed off too at the moment

Another thing I noticed was that while accelerating over white lines,the old shocks would make the bike have a good wiggle but with these hardly noticeable :P
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