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Author Topic: What did you do to your Bolt today?  (Read 386259 times)

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Offline ecoyne

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What did you do to your Bolt today?
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:16:06 pm »
Today, I made my rear shocks a little stiffer, purchased a new helmet (which I'm going to return as I don't like it after riding with it), and attempted to find some black mirrors. No luck on the mirrors, but I feel that's the only thing Yamaha did wrong as far as styling goes... I want my mirrors black.



Offline jhoff88

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 09:39:15 pm »
I stiffened up my shocks and I took off the warning sticker and the Yamaha sticker.  Looks much better to me.

Offline SimpleUT

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 10:44:30 pm »
So out of curiousity, how many notches did you guys tighten your rear suspension up?

As for what I did to my Bolt today, I put some more miles on it towards the break in period.
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Offline ecoyne

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 11:44:13 pm »
Ah ha, the very first thing I did do was remove the warning sticker on the gas tank! Which other Yamaha sticker did you remove? The one near the tail light?

Offline jhoff88

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 12:03:57 am »
I went up 2 notches, Yeah I took the warning label off the tank and the Yamaha sticker off of the rear fender, also removed the reflectors.

Offline Zaxeiler

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 08:32:05 am »
I went up 2 notches, Yeah I took the warning label off the tank and the Yamaha sticker off of the rear fender, also removed the reflectors.

What differences did you notice with the two notches?  What number does that put you at now?  6-7?

Offline Pirate

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 06:45:30 pm »
I rode mine

Offline wakx

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 07:19:40 pm »
Wow, that gauge really is hard to see! It doesn't even show up on photographs!  ;D

Offline SimpleUT

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 08:07:57 pm »
Sure it does, it's just a little shy in the sunlight.
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Offline Pirate

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 09:41:50 pm »
I just put in a xenon bulb I had lying around from my previous yamaha. much brighter ;D

Offline wakx

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 10:06:01 pm »
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!

Offline Zaxeiler

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2013, 05:08:12 pm »

Offline Ace

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 11:52:38 pm »
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!

Agreed!

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2013, 06:01:00 pm »
You may need to create a "How To" thread in the mods section!

I'm an Admin on the XS650 Garage USA forum and think that the idea for a "How-To" section would be great!  If this bike is anything near as popular as the old XS, there will soon be a lot of people here who know more about their bikes than the engineers at Yamaha do!  The engineers know what it's SUPPOSED to do - the backyard mechanics will be able to tell you what it CAN do......  Hopefully safely and legally.....

And being able to ask someone in the know sure makes everyone's life a LOT happier, especially when you have a problem.
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Offline ecoyne

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Re: What did you do to your Bolt today?
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2013, 03:24:44 am »
Today I stiffened my rear shock... May still need to go Progressive in the near future.