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« Reply #3320 on: April 03, 2012, 07:51:05 PM »

$349 and I'll be back in business.

I ordered a replacement shift rod, a Zero Gravity windscreen, new frame sliders (w/ new bolts), and a new Woodcraft stator cover.  Given the speed of the low side, I can live with that.  
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« Reply #3321 on: April 03, 2012, 08:32:39 PM »

Seems like a bargain to me. Throw in some Dynabeads and you won't even have to dig the grass out of the front tire.
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« Reply #3322 on: April 03, 2012, 09:19:03 PM »

 Lol

I think I'll remove the tire, clean everything out, and remount.  

Also, I sent away some pictures to a guy nearby for a quote to repaint the bike.  I'm going for the Yosh Suzuki WSB theme.

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« Reply #3323 on: April 04, 2012, 02:17:26 AM »

upgraded x-ring chain, new sprockets dropping my RPM a little on the top end.  Results: stellar.  Better gas mileage, improved handling and smoother rides on both the commutes and the highway, fitting my riding style wonderfully.  
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« Reply #3324 on: April 04, 2012, 04:04:33 AM »


$349 and I'll be back in business.

I ordered a replacement shift rod, a Zero Gravity windscreen, new frame sliders (w/ new bolts), and a new Woodcraft stator cover.  Given the speed of the low side, I can live with that.  


not bad and sorry about the off
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« Reply #3325 on: April 07, 2012, 03:31:33 PM »

Installed the Race Tech valve kit & Ohlins springs in the Vulcan forks starting last night, finishing up this morning.  Front is definitely more lively, with lots less dive on braking.  Overall I think I like it, but I need to do an all-day ride tomorrow to be sure.





Installed an Ohlins shock on the Vulcan 2000.  

Wondering whether the Ohlins fork springs I've just ordered will be tall to work with the gold valve cartridge emulators I got in the mail today....  Bedtime.
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« Reply #3326 on: April 07, 2012, 03:42:30 PM »

It goes up for sale tomorrow.  Sad
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« Reply #3327 on: April 07, 2012, 07:21:49 PM »

Oh, pops, so sorry about the continued travail.  Sad  Perhaps a cheap smaller bike can replace it for riding?

Most attention has gone to Torquemada (da Buell) of late, so today I got the Strom out from the back of the garage and readied for a ride tomorrow (hopefully). Despite my cleaning and lubing the chain before putting it away, it has serious surface rust.  Bash I've now cleaned it as best I can, but I'm wondering if its life will be shortened.

The Strom has had an occasional gas drip upon starting, very sporadic. Today there was serious drippage; from up by the throttle body on the front cylinder as near as I can see.  Hmmmm.
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« Reply #3328 on: April 07, 2012, 09:50:20 PM »

Rode 500 miles today to Joe's Gizzard city in Potterville Mi for a Triple D (as in diners, drive ins, and dives) deep fried burger.
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« Reply #3329 on: April 08, 2012, 12:25:23 PM »

Not my bike (my old bike)

THe current owner of my old ZX11d came by yesterday for some long overdue maintenance.
We pulled the forks, dissembled & cleaned parts (oil was like chunky peanut butter real thick and chunky) filled with 5wt.
Replaced front pads, flushed brake fluid.
Replaced plugs, synced throttles (wanted to do valves but he forgot all the extra shims so no sense)
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A few minor adj to forks & rear shock & a test ride
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« Reply #3330 on: April 08, 2012, 12:47:59 PM »

I ordered a new front tire. Apparently I double clicked the one click ordering button so I may be getting two.  Lol
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« Reply #3331 on: April 08, 2012, 01:07:38 PM »

bad luck, you'll have to trike it now.
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« Reply #3332 on: April 08, 2012, 02:53:22 PM »

I figure at the rate I use tires I'll have a spare if they don't cancel it.
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« Reply #3333 on: April 08, 2012, 03:07:29 PM »

Dug all the camping gear out of the bins and packed the saddlebags in preparation for Moonshine.  It's going to be a hectic week and my Thursday afternoon departure looms large.  Made my list, checked it twice and found it all.  

I have a funeral to attend for one of my co-worker's grandma on Wednesday morning too.  RIP, Grandma Shorts.   Rose
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« Reply #3334 on: April 10, 2012, 03:18:13 PM »

Last week I bought these from member "Flip".

They arrived yesterday and my mind immediately went to work with what to do with them.

This morning I hit the shed (what's left of it) and dug this out
(Get the dirty hippie jokes out of the way now)

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Pulled these off

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Cut, weld, bend, grind and paint

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This is at my neighbor Joe's (a real hippie) shop

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He showed me his weird planter he found. He was a little grossed out when I told him what it really was

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Then the fun part
 Headscratch

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PIAA did make the wiring very simple

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I'll let you all know how they are after a little ride tonight.
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« Reply #3335 on: April 10, 2012, 05:21:00 PM »

Replaced H7 #4 (1off HID ordered), and added the MachineArtMoto cylinder head guards to hide where the RX7 hit me a couple of weeks ago. Hyperlights to come...

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« Reply #3336 on: April 10, 2012, 05:22:41 PM »

Mr. Black, which PIAA's are those? Do you know offhand what they draw?
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« Reply #3337 on: April 10, 2012, 05:24:37 PM »


Mr. Black, which PIAA's are those? Do you know offhand what they draw?


I don't. I referenced the link to the purchase. All the info I have is there.
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« Reply #3338 on: April 10, 2012, 11:14:32 PM »

Nice job, Mr.B!  Thumbsup
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« Reply #3339 on: April 11, 2012, 06:13:19 PM »

Rode this off the trailer and into the garage....... GSXR 1000 Part II.....

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