Back to straight bars again

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Back to straight bars again

Postby bic_bicknell » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Today I managed to get the time to spend a whole day sorting out my 990 which has been doing a lot of milage lately but without much time for any care and attention. I've got a leaking radiator but I can't find where from, it just leaves a small puddle on the ground after long runs. It may be just the filler cap leaking as I know this is a common issue but can't be sure. I've got a front fork seal gone on the left but the right is also starting to go. I had a chain that was really in need of a good clean and resetting to the right tension. And I stripped the front callipers to make sure that the pistons were free because I was sure I've felt them starting to stay on a bit first thing in the mornings and the fear of a front end seizure fills me with dread!

But after a good clean I decided to revert back to my old straight bars as having been riding my H2 around for quite a while with Ace bars I find that getting onto the 990 with high bars feels really weird and it's just too upright for me. I put them on a few years ago when I was doing high motorway milage at the time but now I'm back to blasting about A roads in the summer I always likes these bars the best.
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The bars are cur down as narrow as possible which doesn't leave much room for all the controls and Garmin but it all just fits!

These are the bars I now have on my H2. They are period Tomasselli adjustable Ace bars - not clip-ons - but they are still pretty low.
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Re: Back to straight bars again

Postby No. 47 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:43 pm

Let me know if you'd like to borrow my spare radiator while you get yours checked out and/or repaired.
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Re: Back to straight bars again

Postby bic_bicknell » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:19 pm

Hey that might be good. Thanks. I've been worried about this in case I have to take off for repair. I'll let you know. I was a bit sceptical about the old 'It's the radiator cap" diagnosis but I took the cap apart and the lower rubber seal has a pretty big deformation ring in it from all the years use so I took it off and turned it upside down. So far no more puddles. But I haven't really been out for a long blast - tomorrow I got 100 miles to cover so we'll see.
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Re: Back to straight bars again

Postby No. 47 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:39 pm

I've used Steve here - www.regalrads.com - rural, rustic 'old school' but good job and local to me.
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Re: Back to straight bars again

Postby speedfiend41 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:15 pm

LSL flat bars on mine as well. I took 47 mm off each end. They're great on road and track.
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Re: Back to straight bars again

Postby PBRnr » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:10 am

and here i was thinking this was what you gave up :lol:
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Re: Back to straight bars again

Postby bic_bicknell » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:42 am

Ha ha! :D
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