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  1. keithu

    Calne bike show

    I want that Akira bike.
  2. Congratulations! Sadly (or fortunately?) we have no Awful Waffles in the west, so we can't do Eggsanity here.
  3. Correct. The spacers just slide along with the skewer so the windscreen height is now infinitely variable.
  4. They're parts I just happened to have. They are aluminum and a quick measurement shows: ID: 5mm (3/16") OD: 10mm (3/8") The 5mm ID is an almost perfect fit over the QR skewer shaft, but 6mm would be reasonably close. I wouldn't go much bigger though. The OD is probably less critical.
  5. I had them in my parts bin, but you can buy standoffs/spacers at a hardware or home improvement store.
  6. Thanks for the peer review Piotrek, that's a great point about straining the bracket. I checked it and indeed the skewer was flexing the bracket inwards in a way the stock adjusters wouldn't. So here's Version 2. I added a couple of aluminum standoffs and washers to brace between the two sides of the bracket. I also added fender washers on each outside edge so the skewer has more purchase on the bracket. The spacing for the standoffs and washers is 83mm (3.25").
  7. I simply removed the stock adjusters and passed the skewer through the existing holes. The skewer shaft is just small enough to pass through without drilling or any other permanent mod. The skewer is certainly strong enough to hold the windshield in place by itself.
  8. Yes, for bicycles with quick release skewers, 100mm is the standard front axle width. Rear axles usually vary between 130mm (road) and 135mm (mountain). The 100mm skewer is just right for the FJ-09 windscreen adjuster.
  9. I want to start by thanking whoever came up with this idea a couple of years ago. I can't remember who, and rather than search for an old thread I decided to start a new one. If you have a '15-17 FJ-09/Tracer, you know the stock windscreen adjuster is junk. It's wobbly and doesn't stay tight. But it can be replaced with a 100mm bicycle wheel skewer. If you don't have one collecting dust in the shed like I did, just go to the local bike shop and buy a cheap front wheel (100mm) skewer. I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. It took me five minutes and is 10x easier and more solid than the stock adjusters. No drilling required.
  10. An easy mod: at Maupin take Bakeoven Road down to Shaniko. This won't add any time to your trip, in fact it's probably quicker than 197 to 97. Bakeoven Road has no traffic and is a lot of fun.
  11. So far, no, nobody has adapted the GT code for older FJ/Tracer models. It would probably be too complex given that the GT has a completely different display unit and new switchgear.
  12. It's not everyone's cup of tea, for sure. I'm looking forward to it though.
  13. Yep, I had Mr. Ed's Moto build me a custom seat a few years ago. That part of the bike is definitely ready! I got 10k miles out of my most recent PR4 rear tire. Now I'm running a Road 5 and we'll see how well it wears. My plan is two have new tires mounted at the start of the rally.
  14. It'll be challenging, for sure, and to be honest that is part of the appeal for me. But if these endurance rallies were just about droning down a freeway watching numbers click by on the odometer, I wouldn't be interested. Every rally I've ridden in has taken me to interesting, unexpected places that I would have never thought to visit on my own. I've been half a mile underground in a pitch dark cave, I've ridden Tioga Pass at dawn with the sun at my back, and I've discovered countless incredible roads during rallies. Most of the best rides I've had have also been the most challenging.
  15. If some riding is good, more must be better, right?