Thanks guys. I got the e-mail form Moto-Mummy and I thought I would check it out. I'm also on Gixxer.com. I'm just a casual rider to work during the week and ride with friends on the weekends to where ever we decide to go. I have a myspace page www.myspace.com/gixxertom gear towards bikes and socom my other passion.
If anyone needs help with changing the tach. colors let me know I can help you out. I found a nice write up on www.I-Hacked.com for a Kawasaki. You can go there to find out the basics of how to do it. Once you get to the page there's a car/home section on the left click on that. Then look for the bike mod.
I can't wait until the cold weather is over with. If it's cold it should snow. If it doesn't snow then it should get warm.
1.) Remove and replace with a red led.
2.) Remove and replace with a blue led.
3.) Remove and replace with a blue led.
4.) Remove and replace with a blue led.
5.) Remove and replace with a blue led.
6.) Is a little harder because you need a solder sucker to remove the solder from the holes. You may be able to use a solder wick but it wont be easy and not recommended if you don't know what you are doing.
7.) This is your basic led with 2 leads coming of it which you can get away with going back and forth between the 2 leads with a soldering iron and pull the led out.
I work on circuit boards like this daily and it takes me 30 mins. to take it apart, change it, and put it back together. That's having the best tools to do the job. If you just have a soldering iron and a solder sucker pump which will suck the solder out of the holes then I would say about 45 mins if you know what you are doing.
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don't try doing it yourself or let me know if I need to explain it in more detail. Just becareful putting it back to gether and make sure your pointer hits the stop point in the stepper moter at 0. Basicly you put the needle on and push it back to zero. If it stops before you hit 0 or doesn't stop at 0 take it off and put it back on again. Do so until it stops at 0. If you want to know what other colors look like go to www.BlueGagues.com. This is where I got the idea from and when I started working at my new job, which it has been almost a year now, the guys that have bikes here had already done it to their bikes. So I hope this helps or at least gives you an idea on how to do it.
Since each bike is a little different I will just leave it like this. If anyone needs help just let me know.
Corey if you want me to PM you a more detailed version in case you are interested in seeing what's all involved I can. That way if you wanted to do this I can give examples of what tools and things you would need to complete the job.
I still love the pazzo levers you sent me. One of my favorite mods that i have.
Anyone ever try this?
I have an 04 GSXR 1000. I had read on gixxer.com that you can get the feel of an aftermarket steering damper by simply going to a heavier weight fork oil in the stock damper. Many people have tried it out and they are very satisfied with the results. Here's the info from their website.
As soon as I took the dampner off, I could easily pull it in and out with two fingers on each end. I think it comes stock with a 10wt oil in it. I pulled the screw out that holds the oil in and pumped it all out.
I got 1 quart of 20wt fork oil for about 8 bucks and cut a 2 liter soda bottle in half long ways. Completely submerged the dampner in oil and moved it back and forth until there were no more air bubles. Pulled the slider all the way out and with it still submerged reinstalled the screw that holds in the oil.
Wipe it down with a rag to clean the contraption up and wallah! It took a lot more effort to move the dampner in and out and it moved much more slowly by hand. I can feel a significant difference with it on the bike as well. Haven't had a slapper since. I would not go any heavier then a 20wt from what I have been told though.
$400 aftermarket feel and perfomance for 8 bucks. Can't beat it.
You don't need to be a member to check out other parts of this mod. Go to the forums, GSX-R 1000, and do a search for Free stock damper mod.
I just did this over the weekend with 15wt oil and it's enough to make a difference. I say 15wt if you just ride to work and for fun on the weekends. then 20wt for more agressive riding. The higher the weight the harder it is to turn your bike at slow speeds. I like the 15wt fork oil which is fine for now but 20wt oil will have to wait. I figured I will get use to 15wt and jump to 20wt next year. If you get the 20wt just get used to it before you riding. I like the 15wt because it's not much different but it's enough that you can feel it. Good luck to everyone who trys it and you will be happy that you did.