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« Reply #3280 on: March 21, 2012, 04:49:16 PM »

I did not do very much to my bike today, so please stop pestering me for information on what I did to my bike today. Oh, I did finally fit the bar end weights. After much problems with Triumph buying mild steel ones from Malaya which rotted overnight and me buying old ones off Ebay that turned out be off an America. Which has 1" bars. So they needed a metal lathe to make them fit. Pah.
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« Reply #3281 on: March 21, 2012, 06:58:08 PM »

Absolutely nothing.
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« Reply #3282 on: March 22, 2012, 09:39:40 AM »

Installed a set of Heli-bars on the new to me CBR, my hands are much happier now..
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« Reply #3283 on: March 22, 2012, 03:03:44 PM »

Installed new rear stop pads.  Locked up the rear in the driveway immediately.  

They work.
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« Reply #3284 on: March 23, 2012, 06:16:20 PM »

A couple things recently, not all today.  

New PR3's installed.  I have about 300 miles on them and so far so good.
Had a new Performance works rear shock installed.  Linkhttp://www.worksperformance.com/pdf/app_guide/street.pdf  I got the DuraSport and it is setup for my weight and riding style.  More tour than sport.

It has a made a huge difference over stock and they were real easy to work with.

I also bought a new ram mount now that I am going to use my phone for GPS, and music.  I got the X Mount which i was skeptical about but it really does hold well.  The other advantage is it will work on my bicycle as well as motorcycle.  here are the part numbers for the X mount and the base on the bike handle bars.

RAP-B-231U
RAM-HOL-UN7BU

http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/brockep/Ram%20Mount/DSC01982.jpg
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/brockep/Ram%20Mount/DSC01983.jpg

Bicycle mounting with the same X mount and arm.  I bought a real cheap base for the handle bar that works real well and takes up little to know space.
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad219/brockep/Ram%20Mount/DSC01984.jpg
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« Reply #3285 on: March 23, 2012, 08:04:19 PM »

Rode my B12 for a good 30min in the rain, testing my new rain gear, then I left it at the shop for the week while I'm back in NY.  When I get home, she'll have new chain and sprockets!
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« Reply #3286 on: March 23, 2012, 08:22:51 PM »

I changed its oil and filter plus cleaned out one of the two oil screens. One of the inline metal oil screens is in the back of the dry sump and you must remove the left gas tank to access it.  I only do that every other oil change.  On the off cycle changes, I cheat and drain the dry sump w/o removing the left gas tank.  One needs to be a little creative as to avoid making a mess when doing it that way.   Bigsmile



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« Reply #3287 on: March 23, 2012, 08:25:05 PM »

Aluminum foil is your friend.
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« Reply #3288 on: March 23, 2012, 10:47:55 PM »


Aluminum foil is your friend.


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« Reply #3289 on: March 24, 2012, 12:04:38 AM »

Dropped the Multi off to be re-shoed.

Went home and removed the ugly pre-installed stuff (faux leather saddle bags, windshield, Kuryakyn "comfort" grips, poorly mounted Kuryakyn highway pegs) on the VN2000 I got this week.  Noticed the PCIII was mounted -on top- of the shock spring under the seat.  Both the PCIII and the shock spring show signs of rubbing, with the PCIII getting the worse end of the deal.  Relocated the PCIII to a new location where it fits better and won't come into contact with any other moving parts.

Bike looks cleaner without all that crap.
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« Reply #3290 on: March 24, 2012, 11:31:44 AM »

Glued a tear in the seat with glue that only works when you heat it so making it really difficult to9 stick the edges together before you heat it so I had to use button thread to sew the edges togather and then had a hell of a job removing the button thread once I'd ironed the glue to make it work and it was all a bit of a faff really and I had to paint the rewsulting mess to match the seat and there were still some gaps so tomorrow I'll fill the gaps and paint the tear again.
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« Reply #3291 on: March 24, 2012, 10:21:38 PM »

Watched in amazement as my buddy (who is a dental equipment technician by trade) popped in a new H7 bulb in my GSA that I couldn't do in two hours.  He did it in about five minutes...with his offhand.   Lol
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« Reply #3292 on: March 24, 2012, 10:52:12 PM »

Got the front Death Wing off the Strom and put on a shinny new Tourance.
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« Reply #3293 on: March 25, 2012, 10:07:26 AM »

Realized that maybe my rear brakes suck from lack of juice.
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« Reply #3294 on: March 25, 2012, 11:25:56 AM »

Wow. You must have been nearly out to notice that.
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« Reply #3295 on: March 25, 2012, 12:18:51 PM »


Wow. You must have been nearly out to notice that.


Not sure but there is none in the little window thingy. Ill check tomorrow.
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« Reply #3296 on: March 26, 2012, 11:00:09 AM »




Not sure but there is none in the little window thingy. Ill check tomorrow.


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« Reply #3297 on: March 26, 2012, 11:12:03 AM »

Helps with the whole breathing stuff, though
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« Reply #3298 on: March 26, 2012, 11:30:01 AM »

Well huh. Both reservoirs are full, the front pads still have plenty of meat on them and the rears are new. I may bleed them when I get back into the shed but they work fine for now. I just thought they felt as though they were not as stiff as they once were. I feel their pain.
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« Reply #3299 on: March 26, 2012, 11:32:05 AM »

Drop a blue pill in the reservoir.  



*Be sure to tell your mechanic if they stiffen up longer than 4 hours.
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