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    Think I'm done?!

    Although I have my eye on a 4LS front brake...
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    i can hear you going down 17K from here and the sound is good. and youll never be done
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    I like my shocks like I like my women. Cheap and Chinese.

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    "i can hear you going down 17K from here and the sound is good"
    No kidding? Where are you? I'll stop by!
    Nice stable of "must have" bikes by the way! (82 Suzuki gs550m katana, 75 S3 400 kawasaki, 75 H1 500 kawasaki, 76 suzuki gt 500 , 70 kawasaki a7 350 avenger...).
    The R5 is currently the only bike I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo184 View Post
    Where are you? I'll stop by!
    The R5 is currently the only bike I own.

    Jim B
    i lived most of my life about 20 miles north of you in Highland. live in central NJ now (it sucks, but theres work $). 208 n. out of walden, 52 west over the hill toward ellenville, 302 toward middletown. great roads. sure do miss em.
    I like my shocks like I like my women. Cheap and Chinese.

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    Classy looking machine...nicely done!
    No...never really finished; always something else you want to do, unless you sell it.
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    Cheap Chinese RFY shocks? Really? Is the bike for static display only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    Cheap Chinese RFY shocks? Really? Is the bike for static display only?
    Yes, cheap! $90 shipped. They actually work, although they are firm. Way better than the stock pogo sticks. At that price, it allowed me to continue throwing $$ at other things like bearings, seals, rims & rearsets. Down the road I'll do a proper upgrade. As noted, these things are never done.

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    Your exhaust flanges are leaking, if you didn't realize that already. Aside from that and the previously mentioned shock issue, it presents well.

    I'm curious - not meaning to hijack but here it is - between the cheap Ohlins knock-offs and the cheap OEM shocks, which would you choose? Jimbo184 has already cast his vote. Note: there is no Door #3 option on this one ("you just save until you can afford good shocks"), if you're truly bucks-down, which way would you go?
    I believe we have run out of trolls.

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    Very pretty bike!

    I've never ridden on those RFY's, but there have been a few here that have rebuilt them. I've always wondered, without full disassembly and rebuild, if you just take them to a tire place and balance out the nitrogen, do they atleast feel better than OEM or NOS pogo sticks?

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