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    Senior Member Richard_Pitman's Avatar
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    Good choice !

    The sky's the limit with the little Kwacker, just look at the Super twins class at the TT. I reckon that budget rear shock is letting you down ( or up ! ), something like a Nitron would sort it. My Hornet has the same sort of rear suspension, direct acting mono shock without a linkage. I used to get banged out of the saddle on certain bumpy roads, fitted an Ohlins shock which made the ride much more controlled and plush.

    For small but powerful bikes I reckon the Yamaha MT07 is worth a look, pity it is so ugly though.
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    Probably going to get a Wilbers replacement, not impressed at the extra cost though, none of the reviews pointed out this problem.
    Irene

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    Ah, sport bikes...
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by HondaCB200Lady View Post
    Probably going to get a Wilbers replacement, not impressed at the extra cost though, none of the reviews pointed out this problem.
    Tell me about it. When I bought the Ohlins shock, I got a small discount from a friend with a trade account, creatively invoiced me for 'lawn mower parts'.

    It cost me about 20% of the price that I paid for the whole bike.
    1970 Honda CB175K4
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    Well Steve and I have been tinkering with Olive today. Since she won best in show the other month, she became a bit of a DIVA and refused to run properly! Steve took the carbs to work, cleaned them out and we set them up today with the help of a newly purchased float gauge. We already had the necessary sets of OEM replacement seals and gaskets which was a bonus. She seems to be running a lot better now but the wet weather means a good test ride to check was out of the question.

    We are probably going to finally invest in an ultrasonic cleaner for the carbs, we have been talking about it long enough so time to bite the bullet. Plenty of searching for the right one first, of course!
    Irene

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