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« Reply #3180 on: February 14, 2012, 12:21:49 PM »

So did you do that just to get rid of all the extra plumbing on top.  It seems you're in there pretty often.
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« Reply #3181 on: February 14, 2012, 12:31:20 PM »

That's for the air induction system. Two of the pasages in the head are completely plugged and it's not doing much of anything else but taking up space.

I'm waiting for the valve shims to finish the valve adjustment so the top of the motor is still open.
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« Reply #3182 on: February 14, 2012, 09:52:25 PM »




Most modern reservoirs are sized so that low brake fluid indicates a need for pads/shoes. The days of topping off low brake fluid as a normal maintenance thing are about over. It's full when pads are new, and "low" when pads are worn, typically[1].

1 - I'm sure there are plenty of makes or models that haven't gotten onboard with that yet, but for the most part, the modern stuff is.  Thumbsup


Does that mean that if I compress the caliper when putting in new pads I never have to change fluid???


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« Reply #3183 on: February 14, 2012, 10:05:02 PM »

Looked @ it.  then looked to make sure Battery Tender was still working.

Still love that ole '02 VTR.  Was thinking of selling her, but as usual would never get what I have in it + nothing is better than a V-Twin.  If I can still ride ( recovering from a cage accident caused by other) left ankle is pretty fused up w/ lots O screws & other metal junk a junk, but I'm still alive so thats a good thing. Thumbsup

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« Reply #3184 on: February 17, 2012, 12:46:20 PM »

Got the valves adjusted on the FJR last night. But stupid me i forgot to put the cam chain tensioner on and when i turned the crank to check the clearance the chain jumped and threw the engine timing off.  Bash

Took me a while to get every thing lined up again but all is good now. Lesson learned.

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« Reply #3185 on: February 17, 2012, 08:02:44 PM »


Got the valves adjusted on the FJR last night. But stupid me i forgot to put the cam chain tensioner on and when i turned the crank to check the clearance the chain jumped and threw the engine timing off.  Bash

Took me a while to get every thing lined up again but all is good now. Lesson learned.




Your a lucky man    Thats defiantly an "O Crap" moment. Glad things worked out

Just out of curiosity how many valves were out of range?
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« Reply #3186 on: February 17, 2012, 08:19:38 PM »


Looked @ it.  then looked to make sure Battery Tender was still working.

Still love that ole '02 VTR.  Was thinking of selling her, but as usual would never get what I have in it + nothing is better than a V-Twin.  If I can still ride ( recovering from a cage accident caused by other) left ankle is pretty fused up w/ lots O screws & other metal junk a junk, but I'm still alive so thats a good thing. Thumbsup

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stupid cages - those things are dangerous.
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« Reply #3187 on: February 17, 2012, 09:44:53 PM »




Your a lucky man    Thats defiantly an "O Shit" moment. Glad things worked out

Just out of curiosity how many valves were out of range?



Considering i haven't looked at them in over 100,000 miles not as bad as i thought. 2 exhaust were tight and 6 intake were also tight. I only had to drop those 1 shim size and now every thing is in specs.
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« Reply #3188 on: February 18, 2012, 01:46:05 AM »

I took my replacement Ebay LH radiator and painted it gloss black to match the RH one.
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« Reply #3189 on: February 18, 2012, 09:36:23 PM »

I added some sidebags today. Bolted some Seahorse SE720 (Pelican 1520 sized) cases to SW-Motech removable racks. Final width is 33" (mirrors are 35") and I can get my 2-man tent (with poles) and 15 degree sleeping bag in one side. Should be able to get most of the rest of my camping gear in the other side.  Bigok




The plan this spring is to ride out to AR after work on Friday, throw up the tent and wake in the middle of the twisties.  Inlove
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« Reply #3190 on: February 19, 2012, 12:09:17 PM »

Got the long needed new rubber put on, Michelin PR3s. Can't wait to give them a real try.
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« Reply #3191 on: February 19, 2012, 12:42:15 PM »

I added some sidebags today. Bolted some Seahorse SE720 (Pelican 1520 sized) cases to SW-Motech removable racks. Final width is 33" (mirrors are 35") and I can get my 2-man tent (with poles) and 15 degree sleeping bag in one side. Should be able to get most of the rest of my camping gear in the other side.  Bigok

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The plan this spring is to ride out to AR after work on Friday, throw up the tent and wake in the middle of the twisties.  Inlove

Looks great with the Pelicans, nice setup!

I took mine for a midwinter ride yesterday.

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« Reply #3192 on: February 19, 2012, 01:19:47 PM »



I took mine for a midwinter ride yesterday.




Nice looking place you've got there.  How's your heating bills?
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« Reply #3193 on: February 19, 2012, 01:22:26 PM »

Lol Through the roof!
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« Reply #3194 on: February 19, 2012, 02:21:45 PM »

Been an expensive week of winter maintenance on my 950 SM-R. Sent the suspension off for a full rebuild/re-valve ($500 add $200 if springs needed) and just got done ordering $650 in parts (battery, fuel pump, sprockets and chain, high-flow air filter, jets). Had a set of Pirelli Angels mounted ($300) too. A trip to the dealer for a valve check/adjust and water pump seal rebuild is pending. But investing $1500 - $2000 in a bit of mid-life maintenance (44K miles) is a lot cheaper than buying a new bike.

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« Reply #3195 on: February 19, 2012, 03:07:32 PM »

Ran last week's tank of gas out and put new in.  It's February in Michigan and the tank is getting filled every week?   :in love:  I could get used to this.
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« Reply #3196 on: February 19, 2012, 05:58:58 PM »

Rode the sh!t out of it. 225 miles in mid-February is pretty good.
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« Reply #3197 on: February 20, 2012, 08:38:06 AM »

Went for a ride.  Let 2 pounds of air out of the front tire.  Slowed down to let a dozen deer cross in front of me pre-dawn.
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« Reply #3198 on: February 20, 2012, 01:24:50 PM »

Looked longingly at all three of them as I stumped past on my crutches to catch the stupid bus.  
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« Reply #3199 on: February 20, 2012, 01:31:34 PM »


Looked longingly at all three of them as I stumped past on my crutches to catch the stupid bus.  


The short bus?


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