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Reply #30 - 02/21/18 at 12:48:07
 
I have a 1996. When i bought it the bike would die on me at 50 mph. And would always backfire super loud after a ride.So far ive done all these things and its running better than ever.

Got to the air fuel mixture screw and adjusted , jetted the carb, dealed with the white spacer on the needle (removed), installed a harley muffler(#65842-07) on it, and replaced the petcock to a raptor 660 with a in line fuel filter, pretty much solved all the issues inclucing the backfiring.
Post some pics man!
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Reply #31 - 05/13/18 at 09:11:52
 
This is the first season with my 2008 s40.  It's my second Savage, so now it's time to do all those mods again!   I did the raptor petcock last week and am going to do the seat lift this week.  Here is a pic of the bolts and #8 rubber stoppers that I bought last time.  Lucky for me I have a habit of ordering 2 sets of stuff if it's cheap.  I liked the seat mod in my 97 Savage, and am looking forward to it this one.  The seat on the 2008 is more cozy than the 97 right off the start

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Reply #32 - 05/14/18 at 06:12:51
 
I will be picking a few of these up this week

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I took the warning sticker off the gas tank, the forum was right on.  Warmed it up with a heat gun, it peeled right off. wd40 took off the glue with a soft plastic scraper.

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Reply #33 - 05/15/18 at 03:35:34
 
My mods so far have been for style and ergonomics. I pushed the style thing, but had to make concessions to get the ride right. I think I'm finished with that side of things ... I think ... pretty sure! :

Dyna muff and stock air filter - Perfect. Louder and deeper, but still cool to start her up at 5am

Re-jetted accordingly - that was a really good education!

Yamaha Raptor Fuel Tap - Do yourself a favour!

Modified stock seat - This involved moving the rectifier (to the tool box, and drilling a hole in the bottom of the tool box cover to allow air-flow). I took a bit off the height of the driver's seat, lowered the pillion, cut the angle off between front and back, and shaped the front so my legs can relax out front. The seat now allows me some wriggle room, forward and back. And some shimmy room, left and right (Thank you MShipley for the seat to experiment with). Then I got it professionally covered - probably the best $150 I've spent.

Tail Light - Ditched the stock tail light and went with an LED (DOT rated) cat eye tail light under the rear fender. Also replaced the flasher relay with an electronic version that supports halogen and LED lights.

Turn Signals - switched to 'bullet style' turn signals. They are halogen and DOT rated (don't buy cheap LEDs ... I did initially!). Front signals are mounted on P Clamps sourced locally (You have to drop the forks to get the stock brackets off). The rear ones are mounted on a bracket I made to sit on the license plate bracket. I initially bent some aluminium to make a bracket but it failed! Then I welded one from mild steel and painted it with chrome paint. It vibrates a lot back there at the rear fender. I had to silicon around the globes on the rear because they vibrated off their little mounts inside the housing ... so far, so good.

Handle Bars - I started with wider drag bars, then I made custom risers from aluminium rod - However I was concerned about using bolts that were 40mm longer than spec at the same diameter, and I had to grind the hex head to fit into the clamps - metallurgy anyone?  So, I switched to the old-style clamps/risers (thank you Lancer) and Triumph Superbars (Very good, Look great! ... but not quite right). Then finally settled on Z Bars with a 6" rise - spot on!

Forward Controls - I ran with a set of Ed L's 4" forward controls. I polished them up and modified the shape a little. They're a great product, and I liked them ... but ... I was trying to find a happy medium for various riding styles, and they weren't quite for me. It's fun to ride with feet out front, but ultimately (I found out) I want a more dynamic experience (says the guy riding a 650 cruiser!!)

Rear Fender - I ditched the chrome "eyebrows". The holes bugged me, and I wanted at least some storage capacity. I fitted eye-bolts to the fender to act as tie-down points, and I got a weather proof bag with D-Rings. That worked out really well. That just leaves me two bolt-holes near that seat that have rubber grommets in them - maybe a little badge? Oh yeah, I made a badge to cover the holes in the rear fender where the stock tail light was.

Tyres - Metzelers. I'm running marathons ... again ... do yourself a favour!


The ride now is sweet!



Next ... I've got a high-comp piston on my desk that will be going in soon (once I order a gasket kit). Then, I'd like to get a direct-slide carb, and play with the intake/exhaust/jetting as necessary. I've got one of Versy's head plugs (that will go in when the engine's out ... and I need to pick up a Versy cam-chain tensioner, but no hurry on that - low kms!)



I'd love to tackle the suspension too. But I'll look at that after the engine mods are done. I have read 'Gary from NJ's' excellent tutorial on the front suspension ... but yeah .. later! As for the rear shocks, I'm not a heavy guy (73 kgs) so I don't bottom out. And I don't want to add extra height to the rear, so maybe stock is ok!


FWIW, here she is as of today:

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S40, 2014, Dyna, Raptor, 52.5/152.5, spacer mod, sea level, cat-eye LED tail light, bullet style halogen turn signals, 'Superbars' with custom 40mm risers, modified stock seat, Metzeler tyres.
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Reply #34 - 09/08/20 at 17:23:50
 
Relaced the front hub to a 19" rim (was 21"). Swingarm work all done (no longer "hanging" way out) and clearance for 18" tire. Upper framework done for shock relocation.  Yam it465 triple tree modded to fit. Zuki GS425 tank with top cap cover removed and filled in. Footpegs are on. Not quite finished but getting close.
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Reply #35 - 09/09/20 at 18:30:08
 
Lookin Good , keep the pics coming , love the vintage look , very cool
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Reply #36 - 09/13/20 at 17:12:07
 
Ruttly wrote on 09/09/20 at 18:30:08:
Lookin Good , keep the pics coming , love the vintage look , very cool
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I agree.  Super cool!
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Reply #37 - 09/17/20 at 23:36:54
 
Thank you Ruttly and ohiomoto. Couple pictures of the swingarm mods. Sliver cut the wide arm attachment. With a propane torch and an axle with many spacers was able to slowly move into the line i needed. Turned out great.
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Reply #38 - 09/17/20 at 23:37:30
 
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Reply #40 - 09/17/20 at 23:44:22
 
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Reply #41 - 09/24/20 at 20:51:44
 
This is my bobber build with the suicide shifter and clutch l
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