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Unread 05-08-2019, 08:42 PM
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The front forks though!!!!! He aint forking around.
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Unread 05-09-2019, 06:31 AM
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The front forks though!!!!! He aint forking around.
No kidding - those forks and brakes look dead serious!
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Unread 05-22-2019, 07:31 PM
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TT made the trip down to the 2019 2 Stroke Extravaganza this past weekend and performed great on the Saturday ride and even got awarded 2nd best exotic at the show on Sunday! I really feel all my 6 months of hard work paid off!

You can read more about the 2 stroke extravaganza by checking out my blog www.jeniusbiker.com

During the ride Saturday, not sure how fast that is, but TT was able to keep up with the other two fast bikes at the front no problem.



Trophy from the Sunday Show


TT had a filthy layer of road grime from sitting in an open trailer all the way up I-5 during the rain storm that hit us here in California on the way back from the Extravaganza.





I normally don't give TT the hose down, but this called for extreme cleaning action!



Clean and mean ready for the next show!

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Past: Versys, Typhoon, NCXD, RC390², Madass, PW50, KTM BR 65, Aprilia BR50, Aprilia RS125², DRD, WR250X, Derbi SM⁷, Aprilia RS50¹⁰, Derbi GPR³, Aprilia RS250², Mito², NSR50R², NS50, HRC RS125, HRC RS80, YSR63 (1st 2stroke!), FZ600, KLR250(1st Bike!)
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Unread 05-23-2019, 06:06 AM
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Congrats on the award!

Looks like a blast!
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Unread 05-24-2019, 08:38 PM
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Nice going my friend. Mine are all still dirty. I'm just busy.
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TT needs some fork seal love so I took the fork off, ordered the seal, and decided to take off the tank and plastics to clean the rest of the road grime.




As can be seen in the photo below, removing the tank and bodywork revealed the grime I couldn't reach when I washed it. This is more than a vanity project as it will make finding leaks and issues easier in the future.





Also added some dielectric grease to all of the electrical connections on the bike to prevent corrosion and help maintain a strong connection. This is an easy and often overlooked part of most bikes that can lead to untraceable electrical gremlins down the road.



After everything was clean and buttoned up I decided to adjust the chain as well so it will be ready to ride once the fork seal is resolved.

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Unread 08-31-2019, 10:16 PM
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If it ain't shiny, it ain't miney!
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Unread 09-03-2019, 08:51 PM
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Changed out the leaky fork seal on TT which is a 2004 Aprilia RS50 sporting a fully custom adapted Aprilia RS125 front end. The forks were just overhauled earlier this year for the 2 stroke extravaganza show and go so I was puzzled how the seal gave up the ghost so fast.

Picked up the replacement seal from my local Aprilia Dealer, Scuderia West, where Bob always helps me find and order bits for my rare Aprilia machines! Next up was some Motul 15 wt fork oil from SF Moto where everyone knows my name. Then Cycle Gear for the seal driver. Sounds like a lot of travel, but they are all within a mile of each other and keeping local shops open is something I try my best to support.



After assembling the needed materials and toolsI pulled the fork apart to inspect what was causing the leak. Never seen one this bad in such a short time so I'm thinking our difficulty in seating the seal may have caused some damage the last time resulting in catastrophic failure.





I didn't want to repeat the same mistake with the new seal so I created a simple rig which enabled me to apply equal pressure to each side of the seal while pushing the fork down with my body weight. This prevented the issue we had last time where one side would seat and the other side would pop out.



Job done with minimal mess and fuss so time to get everything fitted back together.



All put back together and ready for the next ride!

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Unread 09-03-2019, 08:55 PM
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Don't let Carlos see that wood stand. He'll get pissed off you didn't buy his $300 hand made one.
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2003 Derbi Super Motard with a CR85R race engine
2001 Honda RS 250R that beat my fastest times already
2006 Aprilia RS125 Street legal
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2017 Ford F2fity to haul all my bike with
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With all the Aprilia RS250 buying we've been doing lately it has provided us a bunch of extra parts including this MK1 RS250 front end. This front end included a front wheel, but we most likely won't be using that. So why is this front end important you may ask? Well it shares measurements with the similar era RS125 front end that currently resides on my personal RS50 TT. The benefits of this front end over the current RS125 front end installed should be obvious, the adjustability and black color. I've already measured and it will fit in the triple clamps and the axel is also the same measurement so it shouldn't be too difficult to swap over. A few issues will be the front fender mounts being different and the extra caliper mount, but it may be worth the effort long term.

This will be added to the long list of items still on the upgrade list for TT:
-RS250 Forks (Have Parts)
-Speedo, Tach, Temp (RS125, KOSO? Still undecided)
-Domino Throttle and switch gear (Have Parts)
-Ti frame bolts (Have Parts)
-Rear braided line (Have Parts)
-GP top triple clamp
-RFID ignition
-Silencer Mount
-Headlight
-Rear mud guard



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Past: Versys, Typhoon, NCXD, RC390², Madass, PW50, KTM BR 65, Aprilia BR50, Aprilia RS125², DRD, WR250X, Derbi SM⁷, Aprilia RS50¹⁰, Derbi GPR³, Aprilia RS250², Mito², NSR50R², NS50, HRC RS125, HRC RS80, YSR63 (1st 2stroke!), FZ600, KLR250(1st Bike!)
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