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post #1 of 25 Old 01-11-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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What to do next???

Now that the front end of my bike is done...(Thanks to Tomatocity... Preload adjusters, KTM front fender. Eaglemike... Fork brace, bar risers. Prodressive spings SS brake lines. And a +4 windshield) I need to work on the rest.

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Motor? 685?

Farkles?
Tank guards/bags?

Rear suspension? (progressive)

I have about $600 to play with, and I am trying to figure out what would be the best bang for the buck??

Anyone?


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post #2 of 25 Old 01-11-2010, 11:34 PM
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now that the front end of my bike is done...(thanks to tomatocity... Preload adjusters, ktm front fender. Eaglemike... Fork brace, bar risers. Prodressive spings ss brake lines. And a +4 windshield) i need to work on the rest.

Thoughts:

Motor? 685?

Farkles?
Tank guards/bags?

Rear suspension? (progressive)

i have about $600 to play with, and i am trying to figure out what would be the best bang for the buck??

Anyone?


Mb4
685...........
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post #3 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Yeh... Thats what I thought Ouch$$$$

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post #4 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 01:32 AM
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685 is the best improvement for the dollar. There are some other Eagle upgrades you could use.
-rear brake pedal bracket
-torsion spring

Then there is the 12pack and wine bottle holder so you can use both hands on your way back from the General Store.

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post #5 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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Go 685 dude!




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post #6 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 10:46 AM
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post #7 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 07:56 PM
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I say 685, since you ride two-up.

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post #8 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 09:54 PM
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Gas and tires...
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post #9 of 25 Old 01-12-2010, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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All great replies... Thank you! It looks like the 685 wins the bet! Now... Should I do it at the True NorCal tech day??? Or before??? (mini techday Santa Rosa) Chime in!

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post #10 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 01:47 AM
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IMHO it's best to do the 685 at a private tech day. Too much going on and too many people want to fondle the parts. With the detail work required, best to do it one bike at a time for the average person, with just a few people there.

Figure a little over $400 including shipping and cylinder work.
About $255 including shipping for the 685 kit, $100 including shipping for cylinder boring & honing, ring fitting, etc. Head gasket, cylinder to headpipe gasket, and cam chain tensioner gasket. Oil filter, oil, coolant.
all the best,
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