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I got my all balls steering head bearing kit today along with my 11.5" progressive rear shocks and my new metzeler tires. This evening I put on the new shocks and while I was at it I pulled off my fender and got the inner support ready for my impending foots mod. I also had one of the crooked fenders(big time) and straightened that out the best I could with some washers...I looks pretty damn near straight now, so hopefully that 200 will fit up in there o.k. now.

I just read a pm stating that my rim/rotor, etc. is on the way. Boy I can't wait, there is a huge difference looking at that 200 beside my stock tire.

Hopefully I get a chance to put my steering bearings in before my rim an stuff gets here, cause after that tire is on there I know all I'm going to want to do is ride.

As far as the new shocks, I didn't even ride it yet so I don't know if there is a big difference in ride or not, but their front springs sure helped the handling so I'm sure these will make it all the better, and I like the stance better now...except for the fact that getting the jack doesn't fit under quite as easily now, but no big deal.
 

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You'll love the new shocks and the look of that 200 is nice. Betty Boops bike looked killer in Daytona with the same setup you're doing.

Can't wait for my 1800 brake setup and rim to get here too. :D
 

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Got my alls balls neck bearings also..
As for the foots mod, you will be well please, I know I was...Looks phat compared to stock..
 

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Well, tonight I got my steering bearings in, changed my fork oil to 15 weight and got my front tire changed. All thats left is to mount the rear tire on the 1800 rim, get it balanced and put it on the bike along with the new brake parts. The parts are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. :D

The bearings were actually pretty simple to change with the right tools...BFH and cold chisel. :lol: I took my time and it took me just a tick under 4 hours to change the bearings and the fork oil, but that included a 15/20 min. break to take a phone call, along with a couple short water breaks. My wobble was just starting to progress, but now it is gone and the front end is exceptionally smooth and stable. And the 15 weight fork oil really enhanced the progressive front springs. With this combo in the front and the 11.5" progressive shocks on the rear set on 4, the bike seems to handle perfectly for me and my riding style. Now I just can't wait to see what the 200 rear adds to the package.
 
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