01/05/14 at 2:16 pm #53266
Last night while watching some nfl play offs… I polished up the wheels, you can kind of say I gave myself a rim job haha!
Such a huge change pics just don’t do them justice… I’ve had quite a few people ask me if I painted them… I just laugh and say “no, I just cleaned the $h!t out of them.”01/06/14 at 9:23 pm #53315
Today got them balanced up… Now to just clean off some grubby finger prints they left behind and put them back on… Im as gitty as a school girl right now, but the damn weather keeps freezing and leaving my roads all frosty…. GRRRR!01/14/14 at 1:33 am #53631
A little update… Tonite I got them mounted and everything torqued to specs. minus one thing… And there are not enough vulgar words that I can express how frustrated I am, BUTT… my speedo cable hold down for the screw snapped in half… Currently using 2part epoxy and a zip tie to repair (temporarily) until I order a new one…. GRRRRRRR!!!!
I never even got the chance to even start the screw as it broke in my hand as I was moving it into position to install into place…01/14/14 at 9:57 am #53648
That sucks! But, at least speedo cables are somewhat cheap, and if you haven’t replaced it yet, you would have to sooner or later anyway!
(((http://ridecbr.com/forums/topic/my-f2-builds/))) (((https://www.facebook.com/JNSRacing72)))01/14/14 at 8:44 pm #5368201/18/14 at 6:22 pm #53808
Before the blackout I remember posting that I hope it holds and @jnsracing asked about the tires. Here is what I got in an email update
cbr-f2 mentioned you in an update:
“@spdygak … Check out the reviews in the wheel & tire section. I put a link up from site that gathers reviews from a bunch of places. And these use 2ct technology
@jnsracing … Yes!! PR3’s
So far the first 10miles has great!!! They feel so good! “01/18/14 at 7:56 pm #5381801/18/14 at 8:32 pm #53836
Then here she is… Again lol…
01/18/14 at 8:36 pm #53837
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The rim tape puts together the whole look. Nice!01/18/14 at 11:20 pm #53865
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Since the post disappeared I will remind you once again that you gave yourself a very nice rim job sir. Nicely done.01/18/14 at 11:49 pm #53868
Sha-ZAM!!! Looks fantastic, Derek!!
(((http://ridecbr.com/forums/topic/my-f2-builds/))) (((https://www.facebook.com/JNSRacing72)))01/25/14 at 1:06 pm #54297
A little part replaced due to age…01/25/14 at 5:57 pm #54305
Seemingly insignigicant little bit, but that’s going to look much better, for sure!
(((http://ridecbr.com/forums/topic/my-f2-builds/))) (((https://www.facebook.com/JNSRacing72)))01/26/14 at 10:27 pm #54330
I. Must. Comment. To. Follow. This. Build. The bike looks amazing. I love seeing other F2’s. I love this bike. I am more than a little jealous.
What did you use on the wheels? I went to the website, without much luck. Thanks.01/27/14 at 9:48 am #54342
@94f2-08rr … I used Simple Green and a bunch of rags followed by Zymol polish to get haze off from the S.G. That stuff really attacks grease02/21/14 at 7:59 pm #5510803/31/14 at 9:20 pm #55849
waiting for my new front and rear sprockets i ordered… 14 & 45… gonna put them on one at a time and see how i will like them… if not then gonna put stock ones back on…03/31/14 at 9:23 pm #55850
Just to see if I remember, stock sprockets are 15/43?03/31/14 at 9:25 pm #55851
That is correct sir!03/31/14 at 9:39 pm #55852
Alright! I’ve retained a little of what I’ve learned.
Gearing of -1/+2 is what I am running on my bike. It is what was on there when I bought it, so I went with it again when the time came. I don’t have any complaints against it. But, then again, I haven’t had anything else…04/01/14 at 1:17 pm #55856
1 down AND 2 up? That’s a lot of revin’!
(((http://ridecbr.com/forums/topic/my-f2-builds/))) (((https://www.facebook.com/JNSRacing72)))04/01/14 at 1:51 pm #55857
Well… Im gonna try just the 45 first. See how i like. Then maybe just try the 14. Then maybe both. We shall see… And i also ordered a new thermostat and gasket to replace the 20 year old item and give the old girl the go around fluid changes…04/01/14 at 3:59 pm #55860
For what it’s worth, -1 tooth on your front sprocket is roughly the equivalent of +2 in the back… let’s put it this way: it’s not exactly the same, but it will be so close that you might not really notice the difference.
With the above stated, I would go with the lightest combination, which would obviously be to run 14/43.
To get very specific, let’s say you are running an OEM-size 120/60 tire in the front, 160/60 in the rear, and you’re going 70mph:
1) 15/43 will run at 5565 RPM
2) 14/43 will run at 5980 RPM
3) 15/45 will run at 5825 RPM
4) 14/45 will run at 6240 RPM
A little more “spririted” riding now – stock tire sizes again, but this time at 85mph:
1) 15/43 will run at 6760 RPM
2) 14/43 will run at 7240 RPM
3) 15/45 will run at 7070 RPM
4) 14/45 will run at 7575 RPM
In each instance, the difference is less than 1000 RPM between the most conservative (stock) and the most acceleration-biased setup, so if a little more fuel consumption doesn’t matter that much too you, and you don’t care about slicing into your top speed capabilities, then just run ’em all, and see how you like it!
(((http://ridecbr.com/forums/topic/my-f2-builds/))) (((https://www.facebook.com/JNSRacing72)))04/01/14 at 4:12 pm #55861
Thank you @jnsracing thats excellent info. So with that i may just try the 14 first and maybe return the 45 and get a new speedo cable… We shall see!04/02/14 at 7:45 am #55865
I hope with all this changing of the sprockets you guys use a speedo drd/healer to fix your MPH and mileage. Too bad I didn’t get to see it in person when I was in SEA. I really want to ride up there although it’s not looking good for this year.04/02/14 at 8:12 am #55870
There is no need for this on an F2 – the speedo gets its input in a mechanical fashion from the front wheel, changes to final drive ratios have no effect… the only thing that will affect the speed reading on an F2, is having your front wheel off the ground, and when that’s happening, you don’t care about your speed!
(((http://ridecbr.com/forums/topic/my-f2-builds/))) (((https://www.facebook.com/JNSRacing72)))04/02/14 at 4:19 pm #55875
Very interesting. I’m not a fan of raising the front end on my bike. Maybe someday when I revive the bronco bike and learn to stunt- haha04/02/14 at 6:36 pm #55876
Im sort of going for the being able to lift the front end up without being a jack ass on the clutch… Mainly cause i miss how my 05 600RR would do it with just a flick of my wrist… And just tryin different set ups out to see how i may or may not like it. So if all else fails, back to stock she will go.04/20/14 at 12:13 pm #5633204/20/14 at 12:16 pm #56342
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