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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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removing reflectors...

How do I go about removing the front reflectors of my gsxr600??? (front wheel near the brakes)

I can unscrew the reflectors but am I stuck with the metal stem?...id have to cut it off and smooth it out to get rid of it right?
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Find one that fits in the place of the stud. (like the other fender bolt) Then go to dealer and get a couple just like'em.

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I have a varity of fairing bolts that I keep. I ordered a complete set from eBay for around $30. Its always nice to have spares when something fall out.

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all my metal stem was is another bolt, I just took a wrench to it and it came right off.

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all my metal stem was is another bolt, I just took a wrench to it and it came right off.
I left that part out.

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i was under the impression that the 2-3 inch stem for the reflector was welded in place?? No?

it looks like its part of the caliper bracket....

the stem is a hex (5 sides)...are you saying that i could just put a small wrench on it and twist it off??

that would be SWEET!

thanks for the help.
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i was under the impression that the 2-3 inch stem for the reflector was welded in place?? No?

it looks like its part of the caliper bracket....

the stem is a hex (5 sides)...are you saying that i could just put a small wrench on it and twist it off??

that would be SWEET!

thanks for the help.
yeah, it comes right off dude.

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sweet!!!! thanks alot man...appreciate it...ill take care of that tonite.
(spending too much time arguing with morons in the "top speed" thread right now)...lol
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sweet!!!! thanks alot man...appreciate it...ill take care of that tonite.
(spending too much time arguing with morons in the "top speed" thread right now)...lol
You can't remove reflectors and callin' others morons???
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You can't remove reflectors and callin' others morons???
im not even gonna respond to you anymore....no time for this.
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You can't remove reflectors and callin' others morons???
im surprised that you cant see why i would get upset at the situation...

with ALL of the newbies around here....we have a guy who is posting threads about going 190mph like its a joke and other threads about his buddies not wearing helmets like whatever....and thats ok??? with jokes and smilies all over the post.

dont want some new guyz to get the wrong idea and think they have to go 150+ ....someone will try this stuff and get hurt!.....

we are promoting safety i thought....not stupidity.....its one thing to go fast and talk about it....another thing to gloat about it.
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You can't remove reflectors and callin' others morons???

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im surprised that you cant see why i would get upset at the situation...

with ALL of the newbies around here....we have a guy who is posting threads about going 190mph like its a joke and other threads about his buddies not wearing helmets like whatever....and thats ok??? with jokes and smilies all over the post.

dont want some new guyz to get the wrong idea and think they have to go 150+ ....someone will try this stuff and get hurt!.....

we are promoting safety i thought....not stupidity.....its one thing to go fast and talk about it....another thing to gloat about it.

I think that is ironic for someone that bought a GSXR-600 for his first motorcycle and made these comments

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I think that is ironic for someone that bought a GSXR-600 for his first motorcycle and made these comments




after having a sportbike less than two weeks...Hadn't taken the MSF course...Didn't even know what the MSF was...

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you tell him, bee!
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everyone is different...

my dirtbikes make more power than those meesly bikes at the MSF course....so i not wasting my time with that.
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everyone is different...

my dirtbikes make more power than those meesly bikes at the MSF course....so i not wasting my time with that.

SO you think that riding dirt bikes with more power is gonna teach you how to ride on the streets? You cant even compare the two. How is riding a dirt bike with more power gonna teach you what to do when a car is running straight at you, or when a corner comes at you fast? Give me a break dude.
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SO you think that riding dirt bikes with more power is gonna teach you how to ride on the streets? You cant even compare the two. How is riding a dirt bike with more power gonna teach you what to do when a car is running straight at you, or when a corner comes at you fast? Give me a break dude.

what did your butt buddy bumblebee call you up and tell u what threads to post in?

and anyway.....taking a corner is taking a corner......ive read all the technique books...and practice alot helps too.....

coming into a turn too fast on a dirtbike or on the street is the same thing....you react and have to do the same principle moves to get situated....just at different speeds...but the principle is the same.


about the car coming straight at you?....do you play chicken with cars at the MSF course or something???...or do they tell you that a cone on the course = a car.

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and anyway.....taking a corner is taking a corner......ive read all the technique books...and practice alot helps too.....

coming into a turn too fast on a dirtbike or on the street is the same thing....you react and have to do the same principle moves to get situated....just at different speeds...but the principle is the same.


about the car coming straight at you?....do you play chicken with cars at the MSF course or something???...or do they tell you that a cone on the course = a car.
So riding a dirtbike is the same as riding on the street? I've never ridden a dirt bike, but I see what these guys do out here at Pismo...they're friggin nuts! I'll stay at the track personally...and yes, the MSF does teach you the basics of corner control, quick stops, quick swerving, weaving and in the high speed or Experienced Riders Course they teach you launching (a good thing when the cage is about to rear-end you) high speed techniques, turning, stopping and better control. A book won't tell you when you're not doing it right, you need to push more, this is how to counter-steer etc, etc...you really should enroll in the class. The best class is to surround yourself with experienced riders and the MSF course, whether it's the Basic, or Experienced and learn as much as you can. The track schools are worth it too, but you have to crawl before you can walk. BTW, do you know what elevation and camber changes are? Seems to me, on a dirtbike you put your foot down on banks, but I don't know why...on a GXR (is it?) do you put your foot down? All corners are not created equally. Take our advice...enroll in the class. It's worth it.

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So riding a dirtbike is the same as riding on the street? I've never ridden a dirt bike, but I see what these guys do out here at Pismo...they're friggin nuts! I'll stay at the track personally...and yes, the MSF does teach you the basics of corner control, quick stops, quick swerving, weaving and in the high speed or Experienced Riders Course they teach you launching (a good thing when the cage is about to rear-end you) high speed techniques, turning, stopping and better control. A book won't tell you when you're not doing it right, you need to push more, this is how to counter-steer etc, etc...you really should enroll in the class. The best class is to surround yourself with experienced riders and the MSF course, whether it's the Basic, or Experienced and learn as much as you can. The track schools are worth it too, but you have to crawl before you can walk. BTW, do you know what elevation and camber changes are? Seems to me, on a dirtbike you put your foot down on banks, but I don't know why...on a GXR (is it?) do you put your foot down? All corners are not created equally. Take our advice...enroll in the class. It's worth it.

EDIT: And know your limits. We don't want anyone to go down. Wrecking sucks and I hate seeing others dump.

never said riding in the dirt or on the street is the same.....i said the principles involved in getting in and out of trouble in turn is :"similar"....2-wheel vehicles are going to be similar in turns they want to do the same thing.

and NO...you dont put your foot down at ALL on a streetbike....on a dirtbike its used as a "pivot" device...while you are on the rear brake...swings the bike around faster in the dirt since you whip the bike around in turns (not gradual turning like on a streetbike)

but entering a turn too fast is the same on each machine....your screwed....unless you know how to safely keep yourself upright.


BTW...i find it easier to swerve out of harms way on a streetbike...many different ways to do it....mainly pressuring 1 leg on either side into the pegs to control direction works good for me for 'quick' manuevers....i NEVER use the handlebars to steer except at low speeds or countersteering at higher speeds in turns.

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