Project: Dzida

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jaszczomb
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Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:29 am

After 5 years of almost no maintenance my bike became a little bit rusty, so it's high time to tune her up.

At the beggining i've decided to remove stock headlamp and gaugages because it was making her very ugly without fairing and also turn lights were exposed on damage on every fall.
Here's how it used to look like:
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and how is looking now:
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now, i'm looking for new small meter that would fit to this fairing and I've found two interesing ones:

Koso DB-01R: http://www.koso.com.tw/products-detail. ... =en&id=292
or
Daytona Asura: http://daytona-global.com/products/?pag ... ctID=83396

They have pretty similiar features, but i'm not sure about quality of them and the only way for me to get them is by the internet. So guys what you think, which one is better?

beside this i'd like to:
  • regenerate rear caliper (with broken and rusted bolts)
    extend engine guards
    add handbars
    paint it black (probably next winter)
    mount bigger rear sprocket

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Golly
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Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:29 am

Looking good matey! ;)

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:40 pm

Same headlight as me looks good!

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jaszczomb
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Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:04 am

Yesterday i got Koso DB01R meter and installed it today. It was really plug & play and took me 1.5h to make it working. Now I have to cut wires because now they are taking too much space.

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jaszczomb
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:59 am

New toy just arrived:
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I'm still waiting for my new custom sprockets and chain, but probably won't get them by the end of this week.

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xjman
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:47 am

looks mean - clean engine :!:
Bender: I support and oppose many things, but not strongly enough to pick up a pen.

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jaszczomb
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:43 am

Bender wrote:looks mean - clean engine :!:
This is 2009 shock from xj6, seller said that it has about 5000 km, so should be in pretty good condition. I'll try to install it tomorrow :drapheus:

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jaszczomb
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:49 pm

Replacement was easier than I've thought. On first look both xj600 and xj6 (fz6r in US) shocks are the same:

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But new one is little bit longer, and rear wheel is not fully lifted up when bike is on central stand.

Photo before:

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and after:

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Both have default settings (3)

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jaszczomb
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:13 am

Since I've improved my rear suspension, it was high time to add some torque. After playing with Gearing Commander I've calculated that optimal settings that would allow me common every day riding and also add some fun should be: 16 tooth front sprocket, 55 tooth rear sprocket and chain with 114 links. Total cost of all this stuff was $145. I've ordered it and was waiting, waiting, then argued with UPS which lost my shipping, and finally on Tuesday got them :)
Diameter of new sprocket is about 2cm greater than original one:
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I have two thoughts after installation:
- Guy on this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 8dmidgLbDA unscrewed front sprocket nut so easily without chain only on first gear - I would say: NO WAY, don't remove chain before removing that nut. I had to use so much force, that to be able to unscrew it I've had to use theft protection chain and link my wheel with street lamp to lock sprocket, because even when bike was on gear and was standing on side stand whole bike was moving.
- Gearing Commander chain length calculation was not accurate - with 114 links chain was way too long and I had to shorten it to 112 links:
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And job was done:
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There's only QA inspection left
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After approval I could do test ride. Unfortunately it was raining, so I hadn't check fully acceleration but for now I can tell that this set is fine for city riding and feels much more torque than on previous sprocket.

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:32 am

That's a real nice sprocket!
1992 Yamaha XJ 600 Neikiddo

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