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posted August 08, 2010 10:56 AM        
Finished with the LSL bar kit install. Lock to lock there are zero clearance issues. I think if I had used the lower bars that came with the kit, it would have given me issues with the tank clearance. In order to have cleared the tank, bars would have to be rotated upwards putting your hands at an auckward position. Not with these bars at all.
Seating position is VERY close to a ZRX with more leg room.

See for yourself Louis...great clearance.



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posted August 08, 2010 01:15 PM        
Looks good Jon. can you rotoate the brake clamp up a bit so the reservoir is more up right like the clutch side is?? No big deal if not, I will be purchasing a set of those bars. Looks like your bars a bit higher up and back some :-) Wheelie will be kidding with like he did me....... Setting
High as a 4X4 and Ape hanger bars LMAO being 6'3" and now 220 (lost 15) and 400 plus mile days was realy hard on my old back. I need a Connie 14 and my ZX-14 ... can't afford it.

Pic with bags on now.... :-) by the way Great job on cleaning the used exhaust... I did the same when I got mine from Shane661 they were blue and gold but not as bad as yours.
This fall lets meet up in Arkansas. Orzark Mountains. Hiway 14 out of Harrison has a lot of 50 MPH posted S turns for miles.you can see thru to the next S.Big fun ona big 14. Next rear tire try a 190/55/17 I was suprised how quicker my 14 turned.
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posted August 08, 2010 01:22 PM        
Nice SuperSport Tourer you're building up.........she'll be the fastest goldwinger ever made!
Liking those cadillac footpegs too........just fitted the Buell's on mine and really dig them, but the bigger flatter footprint of yours seem even a more comfortable option.
REALLY love the levers..........gonna have to look some up for mine -- I'm a 2 finger braker/shifter myself.
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posted August 08, 2010 01:38 PM        
I'd have to bend the bracket just a little bit in order to get that type of reservoir level with the way I like my levers to be positioned. I would like to get one similar to the clutch one. The mounting hole is just in the wrong place as it is.


I'm not sure what my late summer/fall will be like this year. Retiring from the Air Force this month (after 24 yrs) and starting a new job in Sept or Oct. Huge life transition going on here....lol
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posted August 08, 2010 01:42 PM        
quote:
Nice SuperSport Tourer you're building up.........she'll be the fastest goldwinger ever made!
Liking those cadillac footpegs too........just fitted the Buell's on mine and really dig them, but the bigger flatter footprint of yours seem even a more comfortable option.
REALLY love the levers..........gonna have to look some up for mine -- I'm a 2 finger braker/shifter myself.



Levers are sweet! Was not sure at first, but now it'd be hard to go back to long ones. The pegs were a huge surprise for me. Never realized that tetering on stock style pegs was that big of deal. But man, your feet feel very secure and solid. Plus you have a lot of room to move your feet around which is great when touring. I've had buells before...and those are junk compared to these. Not everyone will like the looks, but these are for function. Might get them powdercoated to make them disappear a bit.
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posted August 08, 2010 03:33 PM        
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I'd have to bend the bracket just a little bit in order to get that type of reservoir level with the way I like my levers to be positioned. I would like to get one similar to the clutch one. The mounting hole is just in the wrong place as it is.


I'm not sure what my late summer/fall will be like this year. Retiring from the Air Force this month (after 24 yrs) and starting a new job in Sept or Oct. Huge life transition going on here....lol


Whn I was at the Drag Races watching Wheelie and TNT I noticed several ZX-14 with

the clutch reservoir on the brake side two...looked neat with two smaller one's mounted.

Now question is, will this smaller amount of brake fluid hurt while on the open road????

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posted August 08, 2010 04:38 PM        
Only issue is having to monitor it MUCH closer as your pads wear so your fluid does not get too low. Other than that, as long as you have fluid in there you are good to go.
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posted August 08, 2010 05:09 PM        
9,000 miles on stock front pads...never added fluid.......I did flush and replace fluid when we installed the LSL bar kit. New SS brake lines are a Plus. Now all my lines are SS. Clutch line was a P.I.A. to bleed. Purchased a power bleeder.....good tool. Glad I have it now.
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posted August 08, 2010 07:35 PM        
you didn't have to add because you had the large reservoir. It's a safety thing.

Just went for a short ride. Man, this is gonna be sweet! Smooooooooth, and more importantly..COMFY!
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posted August 19, 2010 07:32 AM        
Got the hardwiring for the GPS and heated gear installed last night. It's ready to knock out some seriously fun miles on the backroads. Bike rides, handles great and it does it all in big time comfort.

I'd like to try out a few different screens to see what differences they make, and still gotta sort out hard bags/exhaust deal...that is frustrating to say the least.
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posted August 21, 2010 02:22 AM        
Jon.got your PM, come to Fort Worth ....lunch is on me. Have spare room you can crash at. You will have to make friends with our German Shepard "Jager" he sleeps in there sometimes :-) can't get away until late Sept...... wife and I have been going on week ends to different places for her Photo shoots. DFW Photo Club she is in. Been logging some hiway miles in old Vette, she can't ride on bike too much camera gear to haul.
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posted August 21, 2010 03:09 AM        
Jon, you got that bike lookin good!!!!!!
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posted August 21, 2010 03:37 PM        
Thanks...here's a full side shot of the set up. This thing is friggin awesome set up this way. Bring on the long road trips!


Here's how versatile it's become. Try this on a stocker. Making package delivery's to UPS. Love it.


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