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How to's and write ups in the "what did you do to your Z125 today"
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LED Headlight Bulb

I Tried two of what I thought to be the best LED bulbs available and I am going with the Cyclops 10.0 Ultra

Videos and pictures are very different to what it actually looks like in real life due to Cameras, Locations,
But all 3 bulbs were tested on same road at the same locations in the Z125

Video comparing the Stock Halogen bulb to the ADVmonster Native 4 & Cyclops 10.0 Ultra



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Front Fork Mod's

Starting to try some different Mod's to improve the front suspension

Will add below Mod's separately as I do them due to 10 Picture limit

All these will be pending actual results after riding and Dis-Assembly inspection

1 / Adding more Travel

2 / Stiffen the Travel by adding more Pre-Load to the stock springs

3 / And changing to heaver fork fluid

First up / more Travel

Added 1" more travel by flipping the bottoming stop .

Basically a Free Mod using Washers

Pic 1 / Remove Forks
Pic 2 / Dis-Assemble Top Cap from tube
Pic 3 / Remove Collar Ring screw and remove top cap from damping tube and collar
Pic 4 / Free the Bottoming Stop from the circle clip and remove both
Pic 5 / Grind the bottoming stop top lip to flush
Pic 6 / Install circle clip in bottoming stop to bottom plate
Pic 7 / Install bottoming stop
Pic 8 / Install Grade 8 / 1/2" washer
Pic 9 / Blue Thread Locker to Cap Threads
Pic 10 / Install a 5/16" Harden Tooling washer (pic shown) better.
OR .... Two Grade 8 , 5/16" washers over Top Cap threads assemble and tighten

Re-Install fork tubes to Caps being very careful . the Fine Thread is easy to damage trying to re-assemble under load of the springs. I stuck one and barley got it apart and back together again !!!

Re-Assemble forks ...
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Travel Pic's

And It gave me 1" more of travel so instead of 3" there's 4" of actual compression travel

Plus the 1" top out counting the OEM way so 5" travel

I can not bottom the forks by hand now on the bike

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Pic 1 / Full drop
Pic 2 / Full Bottom
Pic 3 / Travel
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Nice job. No more saying "maybe I'll find a way around" when you come to a log in the woods.
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Hey Kaw'ee,

Do you have a thread on adding those front fork suspension protectors? Thinking about just losing the front fender and going with the protectors and a small piece of material on top like what a mtn bike would use. Thanks and looking good!!

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It's kind of a tough fit with the ABS radius not following the fork radius . but ABS is cheap so just buy enough for a couple of 3 or 4 try's . I can send you a paper pattern if need one but I know your a good fab'ee from your other posts

https://www.z125owners.com/forum/wha...rk-guards.html
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Dont forget the stock fender re-work that could be cut to any Cafe style you want and still have the paint match . Just mount it down lower than I did ( Pic' )

https://www.z125owners.com/forum/wha...ender-mod.html
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Just mount it down lower than I did ( Pic' )
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 02:08 PM
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OIC, you must have drilled a hole through the oem mount for the 1/4 bolt to hold it on. If you have a paper guide handy that would save me some extra time. Yeah I am thinking of just the back part of the fender up until you get to the light and then maybe just an inch past that, something real short just to keep stop light spray off me (oil, spit, coffee, etc from the 'cagers lol). Had wanted to fab something earlier but got side tracked with my other hobbies. Good to see you're still riding and modding, it's winter here in Indiana so my fun machine is dormant!
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