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Ghey Thunder Build

Post  Crown Imperial on Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:05 pm

So like, I've had this bike for like 3 years and like it's just been sitting around and like I am tired of seeing this thing just rot away in a corner.
The dude I bought the bike from, a Frenchman here in Florida, performed what I would consider a healthy amount of modifications. The bike has:

Larger than stock front brake disc.
Some sort of boxy contraption mounted on the tripple clamp to hold many things.
Acerbis 7 gal tank.
GPR stabilizer and tripple clamp for bigger handle bar (not installed yet)
Big handle bar. Yes, duh.
SPAL cooling fan on one rad
Vapor display
And a few other things here and there.







First came cleaning the carb. That's done. Although  I haven't started the bike yet.
Now it's suspension time.
So like the rear shock came first.
Took it all apart.
Changed the bump stop and bladder.






Unstaking shim stack. What a delicate affair this is.







Chasing threads on rod nut



Voila





Lastly filling up with Nitrogen. 142 psi is what the manual calls for. Those Japanese Honda engineers are so precise.



While I had the shock out I decided to inspect the swing arm needle bearings. Good this I did. They were shit.











Next are the forks.
Lost the little air relief valve on one of the fork caps. Damn thing just disappeared. I think the previous owener had these Moose racing valves so I'll get another set of them.

Not having the damper dissasembly tool I just used a punch inserted as pictured below to loose the damper rod from the sleeve thingey. Worked like a charm. It's not clamped very strongly otherwise I would not recommed doing this as it might damage the surface of the damper tube.





More to come in a few days.
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Re: Ghey Thunder Build

Post  Mauser on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:20 pm

Been more than a few days ?.....status ?

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