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1. Find a good waste paper basket (yellow ones are best),

2. Find the perfect equilibrium point,

3. Place brake lines on waste paper basket at optimised angle (important) - they have remarkable strength.

4. Place 8 bricks on a towel 150mm behind rear wheel, AND

5. Voilà



and step 3 illustrated:




Step 4 Illustrated:



I hope this "How To" is helpful as we generally make things far too complicated and we need to explore new simplified ways to doing work on our bikes :)


Of course, if you are the less adventurous type you can always add into the equation a frame jack & two car stands :eek:

 

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Headers are stock, no cat - ceramic coated in 2010 from memory.

The pipes are straight through - like the F3 - they are in-house "rossi modded pipes" :naughty:
 

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Fork upgrade? Is it ohlins.
No Ohlins - LOL -... just some sexier internals in the Marzocchis (nothing major) - exactly what still being debated in terms of (primarily) cost - lol If costs spiral we'll just do the seals (leaking) and that's it :)

I may be a bit slow, but what do the bricks do?
Just love high tech fixes!
The bricks are necessary in case anyone knocks it over, I then have a ready made pile of projectiles to hurl at the moron concerned :)

Well sort of, where the bike is sitting is kind of a thoroughfare from backyard into the house - the bricks are there to weight down the stand (towel is there to stop my bloody expensive Anderson stand from getting scratched) & provide a visual & psychological barrier (hopefully) to some klutz walking through - as I know my family & relatives well, I think it a sound & necessary precaution :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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Rob... Were did you use the stringed musical instrument ?

Was it kept on stand by in case the bike came crashing back down to Earth..

Looks like you got this set up from page 42 of the " Heath Robinson" book of DIY suspension tuning..


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Indeed Johnny, the Voilà player was on stand by to play an appropriate requiem perhaps Missa Pro Defunctis (of course only the string section & movements) in case of such an unimaginable catastrophe took place :cry: Luckily it didn't & now we play the waiting game.

I am not familiar with Heath Robinson but if he promulgates set ups like that then I shall have seek him out to become disciple. :)



If you take the blue waste paper basket, you don't need another block of wood under it :laughing: LOL
(love your construction! :yo: )
INDEED another block of wood would have been required with the highly inferior blue waste paper basket! - Go straight to the head of the class - well done Sir, very well done. :yo: Who said suspension was boring? :laughing:
 

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Love your work Rob, your like Macgyver
 

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Rob the spring on the S is perfect for the road is plush for bumpy.back roads. Other model like the R is much harder good for the track. Fork oil should be service at least once a year
 

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Rob the spring on the S is perfect for the road is plush for bumpy.back roads. Other model like the R is much harder good for the track. Fork oil should be service at least once a year
Yes that's the problem, as manic as I am with everything else on the bike, the fork oil is my Achilles heel & always put on the back-burner - I usually don't think about it until I pop a seal! Embarrassingly, I can't even remember when it was last done!!!

But you are right the spring is nice as is for what I use it for & I like the set up which was done by James Gunn at Zenodamper some 4 years ago :eek: - we'll see where we go but I am leaning more towards just redoing the seal maybe a better weight oil depending on advice & save the money for carbon for the F3. Thanks for the tip/advice Tony. :)
 

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Hey Rob

Heath Robinson is a slang term used here in the UK.

Here is the good old Wikipedia explanation
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Heath_Robinson

They say that Necessity is the mother of invention, and your set up certainly proves that point.. Well done mate ! :)

What fork upgrades are you thinking of doing ?.. Are you just doing the spring and valve upgrade or going the full hog and installing radial bottoms ?

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Rob, is there any specific type of brick used here...? Sandstock, bluestone, wire cut...? Am amazed that you haven't covered this area mate

Size is also important :naughty:
 

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Hey Rob

Heath Robinson is a slang term used here in the UK.

Here is the good old Wikipedia explanation
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Heath_Robinson

They say that Necessity is the mother of invention, and your set up certainly proves that point.. Well done mate ! :)

What fork upgrades are you thinking of doing ?.. Are you just doing the spring and valve upgrade or going the full hog and installing radial bottoms ?

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Good grief mate, Heath Robinson - I feel like Luke Skywalker - I think I just found out who my dad was - he was obviously leading a double life! :jsm:

Just a straightforward spring and valve upgrade is the plan ... well, for now that is.....must be/stay strong! :laughing:
 

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Rob, is there any specific type of brick used here...? Sandstock, bluestone, wire cut...? Am amazed that you haven't covered this area mate

Size is also important :naughty:
My apologies mate, obviously important factor and how very remiss of me to overlook this - different models require different bricks the 1000s which is the bike in question needs Austral sandstone bricks - with a 312R (like yours) being a faster bike it needs a more dense brick to hold it down - I would recommend a corderite brick. Hope this helps. :)

Size is ALWAYS imporant always go (as with anything in life) with as big as you can handle :naughty:


And they should be Italian....
Ahh excellent point revhead - Italian bricks are not necessary on the standard - 750 - 1000s /R - 312 R models, however they are a must for all special models like the Senna, Tamburini, CC, Veltro etc - if in doubt, take no risks & go with Italian bricks. :smoking:

haha good job, personally I find A frames and ratchet straps equally good

Gosh Jimmy - great job! :yo: The only flaw I can see with that method is that you need an A frame and/or exposed trusess & beams which (as in my case) not everyone has - but nearly everyone can come up with the essential elements of my method, namely, a floor, a waste paper basket & some bricks :smoking:

This thread as a community service has turned out better than I ever expected :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
 
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