Weather has been great lately so I'm starting to prepare to get the bike back out on the road. Local shops wanted around $300 to replace the fork seals, even with me bringing them the forks off the bike along with all the parts and fork oil! Ridiculous! I ordered a fork seal driver and a spring compressor for less than $100 so I will just do them myself, can't be that hard.
I have a few minor things to complete after that as well, one being mounting the Koso water temp gauge I bought
It's very small and I think I am going to mount it to the frame of the bike so it is between the shelter lid and the top triple, tucked away and not overly noticeable. For anyone interested, Koso makes a sensor that is a direct bolt on replacement to our stock unit (M14x1.5) to work with their gauges.
Looking to make a couple cosmetic changes as well. I am going to paint the front fender gloss black to match the side covers and I am also thinking of painting the center of the front rotors black. Then I’m going to look at getting the rear shock reservoirs wrapped in a matte gold metallic to match the front forks (sort of an Ohlins rip-off, I know). I feel like that will really balance the look out as right now the front end is very gold 'heavy' while the rear is almost entirely black. I made a very rudimentary low res mock up of the subtle change:
Thoughts or suggestions?
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Last edited by Hanslehoff
on Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 am, edited 1 time in total.