My tank is done already, I have a few smaller things to finish plus the exhausts then I should be ready to start her up.....but there is no rush, we still have 10" of snow sitting on the ground up here.
Lol no problem, lets just hope it isn't $125 waste haha.Thanks... Always nice to have someone take one for the team
Yeah hopefully! Usually smaller companies like that are pretty good at making sure you get what you want and the guy that I talked to before sounded like he knew what he was doing.By the looks of their Facebook page the quality look very nice. Hopefully they do a good job for you guys!
Oh nice! lol soon though.....very soon!My tank is done already, I have a few smaller things to finish plus the exhausts then I should be ready to start her up.....but there is no rush, we still have 10" of snow sitting on the ground up here.
Again, thanks for your help on the seat. Hopefully it comes out as planned from the upholster. Keep in mind, just because I'm getting mine stitched professionally, doesn't mean I'm too rich to pay someone to do it. lol. Far from it actually. Just because I love fashion, doesn't make me a designer.I just finished two seats today, now they are ready for the covering. One Cafe and the other tracker style......not sure the garage will ever be clean again.....No one goes for profesional service and mine will get hand stitched....I'm too broke now to pay someone to do it.....augh!
For me that's always one of the scariest parts too. Putting electricity through my freshly completed wiring. Hopefully it all works good for you, as troubleshooting wiring can be a pain in the rear!2 battery boxes made and mine is installed.....next the raised front fender bracket, needs it for the correct tracker look....then a final check on the wiring just to leave me with less of a nausous feeling before I send power from the key to the new Ignatech and Mosphet.....two expensive ooooops if things aren't 100% correct.
The biggest bonus is....I found the keys.....lol
I used to have a part-time job at Parma International in the vacuum-forming dept. making the car & truck bodies! The owner Ken was a really nice guy to work for. Great company!Back on the subject of adhesives for that flex light.
I have used this stuff
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For years to adhere receivers/speed controls in high flying, rough and tumble 1/10th and 1/8th scale r/c off road cars. Never had a failure with this stuff. It sticks with a tenacity close to epoxy, yet will release cleanly should you need to remove it. You can buy it at most good hobby stores or most walk arts (bigger rolls,ESCs money)
The hobby brand is Parma.
Thanks for the info Jonathan! I've heard about your trip from another thread and that is the main reason why I started looking in to getting a dual sport tire. The mileage and performance sounds perfect for me. I was worried about grip on road, but sounds like that shouldn't be an issue at all. A fried of mine who has an Enduro bike says that he has never had any grip issues with dual sport tires either.I have the 761's on my bike. I also have been running them on my KLR705 fully modded and they last a long time on that also and have been for the last 8 years. They are my favorite tire by far. Great dry weather grip for a semi aggressive tread pattern, good wet wet weather grip but i also do not ride aggressively in the wet like some do. IF you do they will slide under hard accelleration and hard braking especially in the rear as I would expect any tire to do in the wet. The rear tire has a seimi wear bar in the middle of the tread that allows for such high mileages but it also creates a solid bar which at this point in their lifespan they are slippery in the wet but you soon adjust to this and realize what to expect. I have ridden across Canada and up to the Arctic Circle and beyond, back down to Victoria on a new set.....the rear was toast at this point but the front easily made it back and lasted the reast of the season. This was all on the KLR which was heavily loaded for camping adventure. The whole trip was 27,000kms in 5 weeks and the last part on the fresh rear was solely across Canada back home.......this shows me they are excellent value for the money. You just have to realize after the rear gets to that wear bar that in the rain it becomes slipery compared to before. IF you own a tire groover you could easily knife in a few grooves to get it back to original also.....I used to have the groover but stiupidly sold it.....
They are inexpensive, easy to mount and last forever........so you decide.
There are no clearance issues as well.....
Yeah from what I've heard those are one of the best all-around tires for the cx500. I am not a huge fan of the zig-zag pattern personally, but a lot of that depends on the style of the bike. On your bike they do look very nice though I must admit!The Shinko 230s are what I put on my cx. They had great reviews but not personally sure of performance or longevity yet but I think the look of the tire is pretty nice. Those Shinko 705s sure look aggressive! Sorry not really any help
Yeah I thought of that, but I'd want matching rims, so I'd need to get both front and rear. Not to mention I would need to paint and put the red rim tape on the new tires too.OR locate an 18" rim....?