Tink’s Red Road Rocket
2009 ST1300A 1995 ST1100
Company sale pictures
Laminar LIP …with NT700 covers, for that OEM look ;-)
Tip Over Bars by www.bygdawg.com
Farkels, Body Off
Turn Signal Mirror LEDs
Sonic Fork Springs http://www.sonicsprings.com
1.2kg/mm springs, 125mm (4.9") spacer, 18mm (3/4") preload
7W fork oil, level 125mm, volume 17oz (503ml)
These are the best grips I have ever owned, bar none.
Honda Wind Deflector vs. Suzuki Hand Guards
I wanted to reduce the wind hitting my hands but was not crazy about the look or functionality of the Honda OEM “Wind Deflectors”
So I decided I would try a set of Suzuki V-Strom hand
(“knuckle”) guards on my ST1300.
I ordered the guards, 57341-27G01-291 Rt. and 57541-06G10-291 Lt. and two (2) of the special bolts, 57431-06G00.
Thought this was going to be a simple plug&play installation, but NOoooooo...
What I found out is that the left (clutch) side, was a straight install, but on the right (throttle) side the head of the bolt would not clear the recess in the top of the
Honda brake lever housing. Hmmmmmm...
My solution was to machine (grind in my case as I don't have a lathe) the base of the bolt head down to fit.
Once that was done I was back to plug&play.
I chose to use Honda hex (us old guys still call then Allen) head screws to match the rest of the bike.
I have a Gen-II Heli Bar plate which moves the bars back thus allowing the hand guards to just clear the dash and tank perfectly.
I used a 3/4" sanding drum to enlarge the "U" shape on the bar end of the hand guards to fit the inner land of the Honda bar end weight.
On the throttle side I installed one (1) flat washer between the step lands of the bar end weight to space out the weight to clear the throttle grip.
The really cool part about these hand guards is that I can remove them in minutes by removing just one screw and a nut.