790R....Here We Go Again

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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:48 am

Boredom has got the better of me and the bike is in bits....

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Relocated the side stand switch to somewhere out of the way after gluing and heat shrinking a magnet into place

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Revalved shock came in from MPE

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Cant wait to try that :-)

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15 tooth front sprocket replacing the 16 T

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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:26 pm

Rebuilt that crappy old Torpedo tyre changer, welded on some legs and made it a bit more rigid.
Now it actually works but still a shit of a thing :?

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So no better time to try it out and get rid of that horrible OEM tyre and fit a Tractionator on

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I was expecting to have to true up the back wheel like I did the front but it was sweet, just had to tighten a few spokes

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Motoz have their shortcomings and one is that I always needs heaps of weight to get them balanced.
Every single Motoz Ive had has been the same and it doesnt help they dont come with balance marks on them.

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Thats better 8)

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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Trying again with a decat midpipe.
The first el cheapo Chinese attempt was not nice, very loud and raspy note.
I sold it for what I got it for so thought Id try the Arrow mid pipe with the power bomb style hotdog muffler in it.

Arrow compared to the OEM cat.

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Wow, it fits so nice without forcing, cutting, grinding! Really nicely made but it should be for 2.5 times the price.

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Sweet as, much nicer note, DEEP tone, so much better :thumb:

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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by 1coolbanana » Thu May 07, 2020 7:33 pm

1coolbanana wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:43 pm
A few design tweaks made on the foam retention sizes and a few other detail bits.
Hopefully filter foam gets here soon.

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Well Ive been working on this for a while in my spare time and Im really chuffed that its come out great and I think its going to work well.
Final proto and I reckon its good to go.

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And also a lid for it for washing the bike :lol:

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A little vid I did to show how easy the install is, no mods to the original airbox, quick change media and wash cover.

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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by plindz » Wed May 13, 2020 6:45 pm

Mate - that air box mod is awesome.

You've had a few "big" Adv bikes - how is the transition to the smaller 790

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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by 1coolbanana » Wed May 13, 2020 7:03 pm

plindz wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 6:45 pm
Mate - that air box mod is awesome.

You've had a few "big" Adv bikes - how is the transition to the smaller 790

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Going down a size is great, so much easier to manage really.
Theres a ton of high tech of which I could do without some but I need CC, so everything else comes for the ride I guess.
Dropping down a size is quite a step up, if that makes sense :lol:
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Re: 790R....Here We Go Again

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri May 15, 2020 7:17 pm

With current lockdowns , extortionate shipping costs and huge delays in getting anything from OS, I got a B&B bashplate.
It seems ok and will no doubt do the job but it did need some modifying.

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The centre section (X shaped) is the main rear mount and also the mount for the optional crash bars.
I did fit it all up as is and then realised that the crash bar mount section remains when removing the bash plate for maintenance its right in the way of the oil changing duties.

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It annoyed me and is of no use so it got the chop

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Quick test ride :thumb:

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