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About thereisnospoon

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  1. Thank you all for the suggestions! here's my slow progress... 1. new, soft, Superbike grips - and i hadn't realized how worn and thin my old ones were :/ 2. covered them with grip puppies - the increase in grip size is great and they're really soft - i found the easiest way to install these is to: cut to length, roll them up like a... well it ends up looking like a doughnut, work the doughnut over the end of the grip, unroll towards the center just like a.. doughnut. Of course I did 1 and 2 at the same time, so I just have the sum, but it's far better. 3. steering head bearings
  2. omg how did i not think of googling for shit? "what is your take" - that's the sort of question you ask when you're looking for personal experiences. but thanks for your grade A+ commitment to providing useful input and getting another post count. to clarify for you, i climb and ride. neither am i willing to give up without a fight. this is why i come to a forum like this to find out if others (see above replies to learn) have had any sort of similar experiences or knowledge that i can learn from. i don't mind throwing money at this but i'm going to try to learn from
  3. i didn't know that was an option! thank you. i'll look into it. yes, just a change may help.
  4. hi Max. there isn't an underlying condition, but i started indoor climbing some months back and this has aggravated what already happened on long rides. I remember seeing the grips you describe, but can't find them now. i think i'm going to try a pair of "grip puppies" and see if they work at least as well as my foam. do you still use softer than standard grips? if so, which ones?
  5. Hi all, I'm having trouble with my hands starting to go numb after fairly short rides. If this has been discussed, please point me in the right direction ... What's your take on the "best" grips for reducing vibration? the rubber and weights inside my handlebars are ok, i definitely feel them vibrate more than the bar does so they're working. they just aren't working good enough for me. I know there are gel and foam grips available but I'm hoping someone has found one that works well to better quell vibration. My current fix ... is thin foam sheet wrapped a
  6. Hi thereisnospoon, Thank you for your donation of --. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  7. snoman, how did this end up working for you? I have a spot about the size of a dime, almost in the line of sight, that is scratched pretty bad and considering trying the heat gun technique...
  8. I've had my tankbag mounted backwards all this time :( Great write-up, as usual!
  9. Math Check... so the increase from 17/43 to 17/45 is 4.453%, and that translates roughly to 6267 instead of 6000 RPM in top gear? That isn't much change. One of the reasons that the mileage isn't hurt much or at all is because the engine is running slightly "easier" even though it's spinning a little faster. Sounds like a decent change. For the increase of two teeth in the rear, does the new chain need to be +2 links from the stock chain length (don't remember that count off hand)?
  10. I had it all memorized then got a speed-o-healer... now i must relearn, and it is much more difficult now that i'm oooooooooolder :p
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    Pete on the VFR.jpg

    Oh that is a nice picture.
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