I just bought my 09 about 5-6 weeks ago & I thought I'd share what Ive been doing to the bike since then. Its cold & wet during the winters here, so I thought it'd be a good time to go through the bike & do some deep cleaning, replacing worn parts & adding new goodies. The bike wasn't in bad shape when I go it. It had a fresh top end & ready to ride. But anytime I buy a new/used bike, I like to go though it, grease everything, change ALL the fluids, clean up wires, replace bolts, take everything apart & give it a good toothbrush type detail. Nothing major, just your basic tune up type stuff.
First I started with the air hose mod. Only reason I did this is because the 1st day we hit the woods, I crossed a pretty deep river & stalled. I tried kicking it a bunch of times & couldnt get it started. I had to push it to shore to finally get it fired up. I just happen to find out a few days later about this mod & why people do it, so I thought I should since I ride at that same place every weekend.
Next, I had to add some Cycra Pro Bends & triple side mounts. I always have to run these on my bikes. I love the feel & performance. The bike doesnt feel right without them.
Then I started to take the bike apart. All the plastics, wheels, axles & linkage. I dit alot of scrubbing w/ a scothc brite & a little degreser. Greased the sxles & bearings along w/ a good clean up. They were pretty nasty. Cleaned my cables, adjusted the controls & cleaned the throttle tube up nicley. I like to use graphit in mine.
I found a used Moose case saver on Ebay for $10 to my door.
The brake pedal was bent...
So I decided to go ahead & get the HammerHead shifter & pedal set. I picked it up for $125 for the set. I've always wanted to get these & let me tell you, they feel great! They lived up to the hype & looked good to. The brake pedal came with the blue clevis, so that added a little more to the finshed look. It has an extra large pedal which is really nice. I thought the OEM pedals where always a little small feeling for me. I feel like I have more control now. It came with a wire to that connects to the frame. These are good for riding in the woods so that little branches can't reach out & grab your pedal. It's good protection. The gear shifter is a bit larger to & it just feels really strong. Theres no play in it & you can just grab a toe full!! Theres a few different offsets for both sides, but I'm not really sure which ones I have. I think its just the OEM offset, so theres no different feel except in size & feel. I would recommend these to anyone thinking about getting a set. Well see how they hold up after a few races & crashes; )
Thats all the pics itll let me save on this thread, so I'll start another one.
Edited by Bturner44, January 10, 2014 - 10:42 PM.