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    apriliaforum prov-nov five-two-p's Avatar
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    Finally I took the time to mount my Top Block frame sliders !

    Powder coated in black they look great IMO. I hope I will never have to use them, but they really looks reassuring in case of crash beside "classic" frame sliders

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    Dorsoduro 750 Factory (2012) : Akrapovic cans + Arrow De-Cat / 520 Conversion (PBR 15t, DID Gold Chain, Renthal 46t) / Top-Block Frame Sliders / Black powder coated rear subframe, swing-arm and some others bits...

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    /\those frame sliders look great!

    Back to the nail: Yeah, I've only ever had them in the rear as well. This is the 1st time in a relatively new tyre *&^#@!!!

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    Hi 5 2 P

    I'd be a little concerned about hitting my shins on the sharp edges on those sliders.
    What other projects do have underway? I see the front wheel, brakes and clutch slave removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    Hi 5 2 P

    I'd be a little concerned about hitting my shins on the sharp edges on those sliders.
    What other projects do have underway? I see the front wheel, brakes and clutch slave removed.
    So much... I'm finishing to reassamble the rear of the bike after the "powder coating party" lol

    I will start the front of the bike soon (fork plates, clamps in black...) and some others bits
    Dorsoduro 750 Factory (2012) : Akrapovic cans + Arrow De-Cat / 520 Conversion (PBR 15t, DID Gold Chain, Renthal 46t) / Top-Block Frame Sliders / Black powder coated rear subframe, swing-arm and some others bits...

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    Did a toy run yesterday, first one I've ever been in. Was pretty fun. The kids LIT up as soon as they saw all the bikes lol. About 60-70 kids. They had a santa riding a bike, too. Free food, and they had prizes for us. Was a good time, though it was 51F and overcast the whole day and was super cold.

    We also had a police escort 80% of the way, and got to run many red lights with cops blocking off the intersections for us and then speeding past us to block off the next ones.

    Just me on the Aprilia and a bunch of harleys, an indian, and 2 victories.

    I've added a pic here but there's some more and a few videos on my insta, www.instagram.com/mandalorian_biker

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesRiskey View Post
    I did one of Malkey's favorite rides with my brother this morning.


    Bitchin' ride up the 39.

    At Crystal Lake Cafe:

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    We were hoping to hit Angeles Crest Hwy, but 39 was closed just past the turn-off for the cafe.

    I suppose that's why google maps wouldn't let me map the whole loop last night, when I was checking the route.
    I was up there on Sunday on the Tiger.




    The road from 39 to ACH has been closed for years. There is rumour that it may get reopened at some point which would be mega.
    I'd rather play rugby and loose than play football and win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonmccann View Post
    Did a toy run yesterday, first one I've ever been in. Was pretty fun. The kids LIT up as soon as they saw all the bikes lol. About 60-70 kids. They had a santa riding a bike, too. Free food, and they had prizes for us. Was a good time, though it was 51F and overcast the whole day and was super cold.

    We also had a police escort 80% of the way, and got to run many red lights with cops blocking off the intersections for us and then speeding past us to block off the next ones.

    Just me on the Aprilia and a bunch of harleys, an indian, and 2 victories.

    I've added a pic here but there's some more and a few videos on my insta, www.instagram.com/mandalorian_biker

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    Sounds like an all v-twin event!

    I know this one guy with a Harley who's always giving me crap about my "foreign" bike. I'll start by telling him we both have v-twins, then move on to horsepower vs displacement discussions. Strangely, we have about the same power, despite his nearly double displacement and weight. He's usually ready to move on to a different topic about then. He's a good guy, so it's all in good humor.
    2009 Aprilia Dosoduro 750 (Adventurized: http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/a...893274&thumb=1)

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    Well, I finally got around to giving the girl her Chrissy presents: new drivetrain (and gearing). I went 15/48T (yeehaw), in the 520...
    Took my time doing everything, using my new $38 chain-breaker tool: it's the D.I.D. knock-off...
    Got to the last step, "flare the rivet heads" on the master link. Bugger me, the tool "U-Piece" bent/opened-up... Don't skimp on tools kids!
    Anyway, I don't have calipers to accurately measure if I got 'em good enough or not (should mushroom out to 5.5-5.8mm), & so, I'm not super keen on smacking them anymore with a tapered punch: yep, I've called a friend to borrow a tool. Whom is away for the holidays. Ah, the joys.
    BTW: the previous forum posts/instructions were an absolute godsend... awesome info. And, other previous forum posts/pictures: how the hell was the front sprocket area so clean on your bikes?! I had to tunnel my way through the excess old chain lube...
    (yep- going to the shops to buy calipers and another chain-breaker tomoz) sigh. Going by the last picture, do you reckon I got the rivets good enough to ride to shops?! argh.

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    Hey Yankee
    Those rivets look good. Certainly to the shops and may be for ever. The crimping is only to hold the side plate on. There are minimal lateral forces. But like you, I want to be safe with the drive chain and measured the width of the riveted link.
    Frodo
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    Thanks for the look-in/comments, Frodo - bit of piece of mind. But hey, I've got a great excuse to go get a new tool (digital calipers)! I've been needing them for years...
    I tried to write the "tool shop" that I bought the chain-breaker from, but the emails bounce... buy cheap, buy twice *&^$#@!!!

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    Yankee they look ok, but better to be safe than sorry so it wouldnt hurt to flair them just a bit more buddie
    2010 Factory DD that I want to make FACTORY Factory
    Shes there ... stands at 22.96kg shed.

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    /\LOL... that's all I can do atm - is laugh./\
    So, I bought a you-beaut chain tool and borrowed the calipers... and I went to "work" - concentrating so hard on the "flaring of the rivets". IE: I only focused on the front of the link. Yep, late at night. Yep, probably a few too many relaxing ales... I pushed the rivets back through the link. So, then, (this new tool is so good!), I pushed them back through to start again... probably got it pretty good in the end, but the X-Rings are overly squashed (I reckon).
    So, going to the shops again. Grab a new link and finally be done with this drivetrain swap-over! Then I can finally report how the 520/15/48 is!
    ay yi yi

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    Clip link with a little safety wire to hold the clip more securely to the plate - FTW!
    2014 DD 750 ABS - Spark exhaust, Arrow decat, headers (all ceramic coated), BMC filter, BikeMaster DLFP16-BS LiFePO battery, NGK iridium plugs, GPR steering damper, DD 1200 fully adjustable rear shock w/spring swap, 2016 Tuono Factory wheels, 15/44 520 conversion (PBR/Superlite/DID), Strada-7 fork preload adjusters, Samco 2-piece hose kit w/clamps, Engine Ice, Renazco Racing seat, EvoTech tidy tail, Aprilia grab handles, shorty levers, crank-case breather mod, evap-can delete... and a Rapid Bike EVO.

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    HaHaHa RULE!!!
    I had to look-up some images of what/how you'd safety wire a master link... OMG- I feel so much better now that my current riveting efforts are totally sound!
    (p.s. no local shops have a 520 Rivet Link - some have the circlip option. Which I have stashed under my seat. Who wudda thought swapping over chain/sprockets would be this, uh, convoluted?!)

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    This is kinda how I do it. (canned image, not my bike) Haven't yet had an issue.
    2014 DD 750 ABS - Spark exhaust, Arrow decat, headers (all ceramic coated), BMC filter, BikeMaster DLFP16-BS LiFePO battery, NGK iridium plugs, GPR steering damper, DD 1200 fully adjustable rear shock w/spring swap, 2016 Tuono Factory wheels, 15/44 520 conversion (PBR/Superlite/DID), Strada-7 fork preload adjusters, Samco 2-piece hose kit w/clamps, Engine Ice, Renazco Racing seat, EvoTech tidy tail, Aprilia grab handles, shorty levers, crank-case breather mod, evap-can delete... and a Rapid Bike EVO.

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