Featured T120 Ace Cafe One Year Old Now..

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  1. jdwalmsley

    jdwalmsley Well-Known Member

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    Some mods to the bike after a year, So far they all seem to have been good choices.
    - Dart Flyscreen. Doesn't look like much, but it makes a significant difference at speed on the highway. Takes the wind off the chest, more relaxing ride, no adverse effect on steering or handling.
    - Rear passenger rail and grab bar. Easy to tie down anything too big for the backpack.
    - Foldable, length adjustable levers. Look great and infinitely adjustable grip. The come in any colours for lever and adjustment. Fit my hand much better than OEM.
    New Hagon 2810 shocks on back just installed. Still working them in and trying new preload and damping, but I like the feel already, Feel the road, but not harsh. Am waiting till the shocks bed in, then will install the progressive fork springs.
    Still in love with the bike, it turns heads where ever I ride, horn beeps, thumbs up, guys in parking lots want to tell me about the time way back when they had a bike. Wistful sighs!

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  2. Markus

    Markus Noble Member
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    Very stylish and useful components for your Bonnie!
     
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  3. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Well-Known Member

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    wow, what a stunner!
    gorgeous bike, congrats
     
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  4. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    Is there some legal requirement for bikes in Canada to have nasty plastic reflectors on the fork legs? If not, then would you kindly remove them. Thank you.
     
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  5. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That is a good looking bike, jd! :heart_eyes: Along with those folks you mentioned, I give it a definite thumbs up, too. What brand are your adjustable levers? I might be interested in a pair of those. And I agree wholeheartedly with @beerkat, yank those reflectors off those beautiful blacked out forks. ;):joy:
     
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  6. jdwalmsley

    jdwalmsley Well-Known Member

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    The levers were from French company
    AVDB-Moto on eBay.
    I think they are of German manufacture. Not cheap, but fit is excellent with no pivot slack when installed. Company response was immediate to enquiries and delivered earlier than promised.
    Never thought about the reflectors 'till now, but I think you may be right, will investigate if they're required here.
    Thanks for the input.
     
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  7. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Lovely bike! The reflectors are easily removed using some fishing line - any glue residue can be got rid off with WD40.
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks for the info on the levers, jd. :)

    Regarding the reflectors, I know that in the U.S. new bicycles and motorcycles (not sure about what else) must have reflectors when they are sold. Even high end racing bicycles come with them. I've pulled all the reflectors off each and every bicycle and motorcycle that I've ever owned and not once has it been an issue. And I'm a real "rule follower" generally. :worried: But about the first thing I do when I get a new motorcycle is yank off those fugly reflectors. ;):joy:
     
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  9. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    Once you've got rid of the reflectors you will feel sooo much better and bollox to the rules and regs!
    Next thing is to bin those Pirelli Phantom tyres. Plenty of suggestions and advice about replacements on here. I went for Continentals but others are just as good, and ALL of them work, unlike the originals which should have a 'Slippery when Wet' warning sign attached (just look at the tread!). A 'Reduced Grip on White Lines' sign would also be useful.
     
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  10. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Looking good. y115.gif y115.gif
     
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  11. joe mc donald

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    Nice machine. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
    Joe.
     
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