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Oct 13th, 2019 12:46 pm
RockAZ Looking like the last anti-clockwise 1/2 turn on the idle mixture did the job on the stock Mikuni's I've been fighting for months. 300 mile plus day in the badlands of Arizona with friends. This is Bisbee, an old mining town.

Oct 13th, 2019 12:11 pm
scott
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Originally Posted by GBV2 View Post
Yip, I'll vouch for that!
Paul at RSR is second to none and provides great customer service and products. I've a few items to fit from RSR Moto over the coming weeks.

At the moment a new chain & sprocket kit is going on. Stainless headers, Ohlins shock, Oberon clutch slave and a few other bits and pieces to follow.

But first........the obligatory strip and clean involving several spent toothbrushes 😂
That is indeed clean!
Oct 13th, 2019 7:27 am
GBV2
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Originally Posted by Iwannaduc View Post
All I can say is, if you were on the fence about ordering from RSR or someone else, RSR stuff is excellent quality.
Yip, I'll vouch for that!
Paul at RSR is second to none and provides great customer service and products. I've a few items to fit from RSR Moto over the coming weeks.

At the moment a new chain & sprocket kit is going on. Stainless headers, Ohlins shock, Oberon clutch slave and a few other bits and pieces to follow.

But first........the obligatory strip and clean involving several spent toothbrushes 😂
Oct 12th, 2019 10:36 am
Iwannaduc I think you misunderstood my post. I am only replacing the stock bearings and using a spacer to allow the use of the 20mm axle. There are no bearings that I could find that were 12mm wide with a 20mm ID and proper OD. (47mm IIRC).

I ordered, and recieved the stock bearings to support using the 20mm axle, but they were 14mm wide and won't completely fit into the bearing well in the wheel. The only way I could see to work around that, were to either use the stock 12mm wide bearing with a spacer, or machine out the wheel to accept the 20mm ID bearings that I already have.

Machining out 2mm on each side of the wheel doesn't seem like a big deal. There is plenty of "meat" to work with. It just seems like it is much easier and less complicated to go the spacer/stock bearing route.

While I am not a machinist, I've worked in a machine shop. I know my way around machine tools and can do simple things. I've cut plenty of brake drums and rotors. I could handle hogging out a tube to accept a larger diameter insert. I do not however, have access to a lathe or mill anymore.

That, and the local machinists I trusted from my time working in Heavy Equipment repair, are now all retired. So, I have to depend on mutual acquaintances to contact them for small projects like the axle spacer....and I might not see said acquaintances for 6-8 months at a time.

I could go to any random machine shop around, but I have trust issues with people I haven't worked with before. Unless they come highly recommended from someone I trust and have worked with. Kinda how I choose who I ride with too..........sean
Oct 12th, 2019 7:43 am
rennsportmotorrad I may have missed something in this somewhere--but If the stock bearings are 12mm in width then why not order the correct bearings? machining the wheel to me just sounds like a bad idea. Making a new spacer is far easier. and to answer your question about the spacer ID all you need is a lathe it can be done one of 2 ways-with a 20mm drill bit or end mill chucked in the lathe or by using a boring bar to make the ID 20mm should be quick & easy
Oct 11th, 2019 7:50 pm
Iwannaduc What have I done to or with my SS today. Nothing. What have I done for my SS today, now that would be a better question. Nothing would still be the answer though. I did all the stuff days ago...ordering parts for my 900 SS resto-mod.

Today is just the day that all those parts came in. Sorta anyway. One or two came in last weekend. Today my new carbon front fender from RSR Moto arrived. All I can say is, if you were on the fence about ordering from RSR or someone else, RSR stuff is excellent quality. I ordered some Ti bolts and a rear hugger from them previously and knew from that experience that I was going to order my front fender from them too.

Other stuff that arrived is an alloy tube that I'm having machined into an axle spacer in order to fit the wheel from a later SSie bike to the forks set up I already have. Yeah, I could have just ordered set of SBK forks or Monster forks with the 25mm axle, and I may do that down the road in the future. For now though, I'm just going to have an axle spacer machined to fit the 20mm axle parts that I already have.

The reason is, the bearings I ordered for the wheel are the proper OD and ID but the width is 14mm. The stock bearings are 12mm wide. I have 2 choices. Machine the wheel to accept the wider bearings or, just keep the 12mm wide bearings and machine a spacer to take up the difference in axle diameter. A 1ft length of 25mm OD X 19mm ID was just $6 on Amazon. I dunno what it'll take to have the ID machined out 1mm but I can't imagine it would be a great deal of money.

Also, I ordered 10 ft worth of 10 gauge primary wire to wire the start system and grounds. That came in today also.

Toying around with ordering a new shock. Not sure if I wanna do that right now though. I have a shock from an SSie that I'm planning on using, but it is a Sachs. I can't find a rebuild manual much less the parts I'd need to do the rebuild.

Anyone have thoughts on that or a source for a manual...or better yet, someone I can just send the shock to for a refresh? Honestly, all I was planning on was change the oil and service the nitrogen and call it a day.....sean
Oct 2nd, 2019 3:27 pm
psyopper
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Originally Posted by StraDuc View Post
Will those Brembo Silverline 4P/4P 999 calipers bolt right on a 900SS as a direct replacement for the stock 4P/2P calipers?
I'm not the OP but... It depends.

They will bolt onto any fork with a 65mm caliper bolt spacing, which showed up on the SS with the fuel injected models. You may need to change the lines as the banjo bolts are oriented differently and in a different location than on the 2 pad calipers.

With some work you can retrofit these forks to the carb'd bikes, the fork tube diameters match the triples; the difference being the carb'd bikes had axle sizes at 17mm or 20mm depending on the year, and the newer fork has a 25mm axle.
Oct 2nd, 2019 12:02 pm
StraDuc Will those Brembo Silverline 4P/4P 999 calipers bolt right on a 900SS as a direct replacement for the stock 4P/2P calipers?
Oct 1st, 2019 6:05 pm
Kiwihame
Rise of The Shittersport

FINALLY, have some income coming in =) so back on the job. Need a bike to ride for the Summer so my basket case 900SSie, aka "The Shittersport", is my cheapest, quickest option.

The original Gold Calipers, like the rest of the bike, are a dirty corroded mess, so today I cleaned up some 999 Calipers I've bought for a worthwhile brake upgrade.

The bike is a 1/2 fairing Senna-style that is going monochromatic.
Sep 28th, 2019 11:09 pm
RockAZ
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