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Buy, Sell or Trade / Re: Jardine Rumblers full system for sale
« Last post by Phil KM on August 18, 2019, 05:17:26 AM »
Hi, Just joined the Forum, a bit of a long shot I know, because you advertised
some months ago , but, I need an exhaust system for my VX... did you manage
to sell yours? If not I am interested.
Phil KM
 
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VX Project Bikes / Re: My first project bike
« Last post by Blade on August 14, 2019, 08:55:04 AM »
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VX Project Bikes / Re: My first project bike
« Last post by Blade on August 14, 2019, 08:34:42 AM »
that is a VS800 tank
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VX Project Bikes / Re: My first project bike
« Last post by SimonS on August 07, 2019, 08:32:58 AM »
Where comes the fueltank from?
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VX Project Bikes / Re: Picked up a 1990 VX800 today, would appreciate any/all input
« Last post by SimonS on August 07, 2019, 08:26:05 AM »
I'm 6 ft 5 and ordered forward controls by aliexpress.
 I need to  adjust them because it is made for a Harley but it looks better and is much cheaper than an VX fitted set.
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Buy, Sell or Trade / Re: Looking for a Corbin seat
« Last post by VXinSC on August 04, 2019, 03:57:49 PM »
I have  corbin seat  for $100 + s&h
Or can pickup in upstate  SC
Scott at Scottspence@yandex.com
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VX Project Bikes / She Lives!! 90 VX 800 finally running right!
« Last post by Happycat254 on July 29, 2019, 11:02:32 PM »
Picked her up about a month ago running but rear cylinder cutting in n out. Then, the petcock failed and had to rebuild.that. Changed the plugs,.oil,air filters, and just did a compression test. Had good compression 120 118.
    Took her for a test drive, and for the first time she ran smoothly with both cylinders firing.away!! Let's hope this is a trend. Will post the pic when i figure out how to reduce the file size.
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Accessories / Re: Different bars for wrist pain & hand numbness?
« Last post by VegasRider on July 02, 2019, 07:22:02 AM »
Of course, foam rubber grips!  I have a pair for my Sportster and I didn't even think of getting a pair for my VX. 

Risers, now that's a good idea.  If the foam grips don't completely fix the issue, I will get the risers as well.

Thanks again.
-Ken
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Accessories / Re: Different bars for wrist pain & hand numbness?
« Last post by Tilos on June 30, 2019, 12:19:33 PM »
After 30 years of computer programming, my wrists and finger joints are really starting to complain.  My right hand and wrist has always disliked riding but now, after 30 minutes on my bike the complain so bad I need to pull over and shake it out. 

So, the VX I bought last year had been dropped lightly.  The broken and bent parts have all been replaced except the bars.  She currently has stock bars but the right side is bent back about 2 inches from where it should be.

So, I have read that drag bars on a bike give less wrist stress and I am wondering if anyone here has a recommendation on which drag bars fit best and maybe are good for older wrists.

TNX all
-Ken
My go to relief for this stuff is to add risers under the bars, with the cable length being the limiting factor.
It's a simple 5 minute fix for less than $25.
 https://www.amazon.com/Tusk-Handlebar-Risers-Height-Fits/dp/B0145REG62/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=handlebar+risers&qid=1561910382&s=gateway&sr=8-12
Another thing I've done is have Carpel Tunnel Release on both wrists and hands :o

I believe drag bars on a VX without tall/swept back risers would end up with your upper body leaning forward putting more weight onto your wrists/hands.
I had an S50 that came stock with drag bars and 6" risers but those bars are 1".
I found the ride position was leaning too far forward so I changed risers to 4" so Drag bars were closer to me for less reach.
 ;D
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Accessories / Re: Different bars for wrist pain & hand numbness?
« Last post by Tinbasher on June 30, 2019, 10:04:24 AM »
You can get foam rubber grips that should help but try relaxing you grip a little as well, no need to choke the grips.

Richard
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