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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2006, 5:46 pm Thread Starter
 
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Smile Good news story for a change

(Even if I don't understand why!!)

Having just installed my new Cee Bailey +4+2 screen I took the bike out and did about 100 mile round trip just because it was a nice afternoon. The screen was everything I expected and was very much quieter than the BMW tall screen it replaced. However, I had also just fitted the gear lever extender (from Pirates Lair), to go with the peg lowerers as it makes the gear lever a little longer. My gearbox has always 'clunked', especially from 1st - 2nd and 2nd - 3rd, so imagine my surprise when I started off and ........ nothing....... not a sound from the gearbox. I was expecting the clunk to be a little more obvious with the quieter screen, but in the entire 100 miles there was just one very small noise when changing from 2nd - 3rd, but apart from that it was absolutely silent, smooth gearchanges. It still clunks going from neutral into first at the halt, but once its moving no sound at all now.

I haven't suddenly changed overnight to be the perfect rider, and the bike had only done just over 1000 miles when I started the journey today, so the gearbox hasn't suddenly run-in either. I can't imagine why the gear lever extender should have this effect, unless it has something to do with the pressure on the lever changing direction slightly. Could it be because the lever is now fatter and therefore my foot comes up from a lower position to give a slightly different pressure?

Whatever the reason I am extremely pleased with this unexpected bonus but admit to being completely baffled as to why it has had this effect Anyone got any ideas?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 2006, 8:22 pm
 
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Shift entender should not make the shift any smoother, unless the position of the shifter is change somehow... You know which way?

I might change my screen before my next trip... Cee Bailey +4+2, is that +4 taller and +2 wider? Than the bmw standard screen?

I am 5'8" with 30 inseam, anyone know which Cee Bailey I should get? I have the bmw tall screen now.

Thanks.
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Shift entender should not make the shift any smoother, unless the position of the shifter is change somehow... You know which way?

I might change my screen before my next trip... Cee Bailey +4+2, is that +4 taller and +2 wider? Than the bmw standard screen?

I am 5'8" with 30 inseam, anyone know which Cee Bailey I should get? I have the bmw tall screen now.

Thanks.
I'm 5'9" and went with the 2" lower + 2" wider. Works perfect, and makes the bike a little
sportier looking. Make sure that you mention to them that you want the measurment from
the standard size or the tall.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2006, 8:25 am
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I'm 5'9" and went with the 2" lower + 2" wider. Works perfect, and makes the bike a little
sportier looking. Make sure that you mention to them that you want the measurment from
the standard size or the tall.
Phil
C'mon Phil, aren't you into the whining category. What's with this being pleased with something and reporting good?

Haven't been on for a bit so nice to see Cee Bailey's working out for you.

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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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Shift entender should not make the shift any smoother, unless the position of the shifter is change somehow... You know which way?

I might change my screen before my next trip... Cee Bailey +4+2, is that +4 taller and +2 wider? Than the bmw standard screen?

I am 5'8" with 30 inseam, anyone know which Cee Bailey I should get? I have the bmw tall screen now.

Thanks.
I know the shift extender should make no difference at all and there was no change to the position of the shift lever at all, apart from the fact that it is now slightly fatter - that's why I'm baffled as to why it has had that effect.

As for the screen, the +4+2 is compared to the standard screen, so that makes it +2+2 relative to the BMW tall screen. I'm slightly taller than you (5' 10", 31" inseam), but there is a lot of adjustment distance below where I find the screen comfortable for me, so I would suggest that +4+2 would probably be OK for you too. Alternatively, +3+2 would give similar effects with the screen positioned slightly higher (relatively speaking).
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 2006, 3:58 pm
 
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My CB +4+3 came yesterday although I haven't been on the bike. Can't wait to see how it does. I might order that extender.

I've been shifting two fingered using my ring/pinky as a clutch "stop" and there's not clunking. Also have the clutch lever set to position 1.
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(Even if I don't understand why!!)

Having just installed my new Cee Bailey +4+2 screen I took the bike out and did about 100 mile round trip just because it was a nice afternoon. The screen was everything I expected and was very much quieter than the BMW tall screen it replaced. However, I had also just fitted the gear lever extender (from Pirates Lair), to go with the peg lowerers as it makes the gear lever a little longer. My gearbox has always 'clunked', especially from 1st - 2nd and 2nd - 3rd, so imagine my surprise when I started off and ........ nothing....... not a sound from the gearbox. I was expecting the clunk to be a little more obvious with the quieter screen, but in the entire 100 miles there was just one very small noise when changing from 2nd - 3rd, but apart from that it was absolutely silent, smooth gearchanges. It still clunks going from neutral into first at the halt, but once its moving no sound at all now.

I haven't suddenly changed overnight to be the perfect rider, and the bike had only done just over 1000 miles when I started the journey today, so the gearbox hasn't suddenly run-in either. I can't imagine why the gear lever extender should have this effect, unless it has something to do with the pressure on the lever changing direction slightly. Could it be because the lever is now fatter and therefore my foot comes up from a lower position to give a slightly different pressure?

Whatever the reason I am extremely pleased with this unexpected bonus but admit to being completely baffled as to why it has had this effect Anyone got any ideas?
I have got the pegs lowered 1 inch and getting the new low seat installed this week. I have also got the handle bar risers ordered because the highest position just does not cut it for me. I only have a 32 inch inseam I hope to get the bike to fit better. i LOVE THIS MACHINE. Let me know what you have found. If I could just find some Highway pegs I would be totally satisfied. I have put my feet on the top of the faring (glove box) to ride and stretch and also stand up sometimes on the pegs.
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I have got the pegs lowered 1 inch and getting the new low seat installed this week. I have also got the handle bar risers ordered because the highest position just does not cut it for me. I only have a 32 inch inseam I hope to get the bike to fit better. i LOVE THIS MACHINE. Let me know what you have found. If I could just find some Highway pegs I would be totally satisfied. I have put my feet on the top of the faring (glove box) to ride and stretch and also stand up sometimes on the pegs.
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I now have the Verholen peg lowering kit, the Pirates Lair shift lever extension, the Heli bar risers, and the Cee Bailey +4+2 screen, and the GT is now just about perfect. I have just come back from the dealers after getting them to fit the bar risers (it isn't quite as simple as the instructions imply) and did just over 100 miles (for a 15 mile trip) home. The riding position is much better (for me anyway) with less weight on the bars and thus the bike feels lighter in turns etc. The down side is that the seat's failings become more apparent after a long(ish) ride, so guess that's next. I've also just bought a Schuberth C2 helmet and that, combined with the CB screen, makes the GT just about silent at all legal speeds and only a whisper of wind at motorway speeds(!!). You actually get to hear the engine note much more clearly when the rest of the bike is so quiet and that just adds to the fun.

Actually, there are now only two things preventing my GT from being absolutely perfect - the seat and the feeble horn. The latter is being replaced in a couple of weeks with the two tone from the LT, and I'm hoping the Corbin saddle replacement will be a succes story in another couple of weeks as well. By Christmas I should be one happy bunny.
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I added the Heli Riser and the Suburban Machinery peg lowering kit along with a Cee Bailer +4+2 windscreen and it is definitely more comfortable for me. 6' 2" and a 30" inseam with the stock equipment made my knees hurt, my butt hurt and my head hurt. The new setup is great, I get a null spot with the windscreen up about 75 % and my knees now love to ride.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 2006, 8:37 am
 
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Hey CO-AZ,

I also have the cb(+4+3) and the suburban peg brackets. How do you like the brake pedal position with the brackets? I find that now I have to lift my foot off the peg to use the pedal, or else it is uncomfortable to try and raise my toe.
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