Been it's while since my last update. Really nothing much going on with the bike. Found some clip-ons and a pair of sweetass (IMHO) grips at the local junkyard. GOOD NEWS
Christmas was good this year and I sold my other dirtbike ('00 KX) so I'm loaded with cash, just need to find the right bits at the right price and I should have the XS running in no time. I'm also moving into a smaller apartment which means less money for rent-> more money for the bikes.BAD NEWS
My main concern at the moment is getting the wheels set up. I was really hoping I could go with shouldered 18"s but the swingarm doesn't leave enough room for it so I'm stuck with 17"s. At least finding suitable tires will be a bit easier. Getting a 36-spoke front wheel with dual 320mm discs is also presenting a bit of a problem, any help would be welcome. The only thing I've found so far is from a Moto-Guzzi, but with 40 spokes. I'm also currently the highest bidder on a 17-4" BMW tubeless spoke rear wheel and 17-2.5" front rim. They just looked so trick that I made a bid on them without really thinking it through. Not even sure if I can have cross-spoked rims with my stock rear hub. Hopefully I'll get outbid and can return to normal rims, or maybe not......just news
Even though I haven't really been able to get anything substantial done on the bike this month, the 3 week holiday gave me plenty of time for planning, so right now I know exactly what I need to do and where I can get the stuff I need to do it.
-The Unflying Finn-