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    1. Member simple's Avatar
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      09-23-2011 10:31 AM #421
      Pretty happy I got my dual sport back to riding condition last night. I did the following over the past month or so:

      Rear brake pads, new foot pegs, new clutch cover, new rear brake lever, fixed radiator, bled coolant system, engine oil, transmission oil, new valve cover gasket, fixed bent rim, new Tubliss liner, new front tire, replace rear brake light, new license plate bracket, and new license plate.

      I'll do a new rear tire and replace a wire harness this winter.

      Damn I am hard on my motos
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      A rabbit pickup ............__ ______l__\___``````````````` [@_______@_/
      09-23-2011 11:37 AM #422
      Put in the "verslagen" timing chain tension, and replaced the clutch rod. Finally back on the road.
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      09-24-2011 12:23 AM #423
      On the way up Mt. Lemmon



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      09-24-2011 10:38 AM #424
      i wish the weather would clear up in PA soon, all I have been able to do is start it up in the garage and move it around. Put shorty levers on a few weeks ago and I still haven't had any decent weather to try them out in

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      09-24-2011 11:04 AM #425
      Converted the front running lights to turn signals on the SV. The flush mount front turns were not as noticeable from front as I like so now they are both front signals.
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      09-24-2011 03:53 PM #426
      Rode all morning and early afternoon. Letting bike cool to wash and then ride more.

      There is a very very small nail / half of a staple in the back tire. My buddy at Cycle Gear said because the rear tire had low inflation most of its life, unless I go up to the mountains the tire will be toast in another ~1500 miles. Hope he's not right...

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      09-26-2011 12:13 PM #427
      Rode the aforementioned repaired bike on 85 miles of Continental Divide trail singletrack yesterday. It doesn't get any better than this right now.


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      09-26-2011 01:49 PM #428
      Took my bike into NYC for the first time, had it for a year living on Long Island.

      I tell them to tackle the concrete at walking speeds and re-think their position.

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      09-27-2011 01:25 PM #429
      3" tank lift.

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      09-27-2011 06:46 PM #430
      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      On the way up Mt. Lemmon

      ......

      Summerhaven, AZ...
      Nice, I love riding up Mt. Lemmon (both the front side and the back side).

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      09-27-2011 11:45 PM #431
      bought a cover... bought a service manual... and researched all the junk im gonna dig into in the next couple months


      edit: i lied... canceled my order for the manual when i found one for download online lol.. picking up a feeler gauge tomorrow and preparing for my first attempt at valve adjustment.
      Last edited by joefrompa; 09-28-2011 at 02:12 AM.

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      09-29-2011 05:50 PM #432
      Rode to work today. Thought the Volts looked a little weak (11.8-12.4) during the commute. After work made it all of 4 miles before she gave out. Original battery at almost 3 years and about 4670 miles I think if the battery hadn't croaked. Coworker enroute with ramps and his truck.


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      09-29-2011 06:46 PM #433
      Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
      It doesn't get any better than this right now.

      Yessir.

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      09-29-2011 09:56 PM #434
      Rode to work. 42 miles each way mostly interstate. Froze my ass off this morning. Doing the same tomorrow.

      Tomorrow I'm picking up brake fluid, coolant, oil, an OEM filter, and possibly front brake pads. Saturday I'm picking up some CRG-replica bar end mirrors locally from a seller on eBay for $70.

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      09-29-2011 10:31 PM #435
      Quote Originally Posted by JWoody View Post
      Rode to work today. Thought the Volts looked a little weak (11.8-12.4) during the commute. After work made it all of 4 miles before she gave out. Original battery at almost 3 years and about 4670 miles I think if the battery hadn't croaked. Coworker enroute with ramps and his truck.


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      cant you push start bikes like you can manual trans cars?

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      09-30-2011 01:03 AM #436
      I did something similar, making the side signals into running lights to be more visible for car., and the 2 running lights weresually installed to each did hove

      Today I got a new Michelin 2CT dual compound tire, and it's a great tire, and I get 5K out of.
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      09-30-2011 01:32 AM #437
      rode my bike with my new boots. :0


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      09-30-2011 06:22 AM #438
      Quote Originally Posted by TBT-Syncro View Post
      rode my bike with my new boots. :0
      Me too. I even cooked dinner in mine


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      09-30-2011 10:05 PM #439
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Me too. I even cooked dinner in mine

      lols. i did wear mine while watching tv last night. so happy with them. hopefully we get some sunshine this weekend, and i get out and have some quality time with a windy road.

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      09-30-2011 10:22 PM #440
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      3" tank lift.

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      Bike looks good. But is there a reason to lift the tank? Or purely for looks?
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      It ain't easy being an overweight, uneducated, Sunfire driving whoop whooping clown.

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      09-30-2011 10:26 PM #441
      And today I repaired the bike after my headers broke again...... (MAC exhausts use single wall tubing) had my father weld on some pieces from the stock headers to beef up the MAC one. Anyways put the exhaust back on without the heat wrap and put a new oil line in. Cleaned the bike of all the oil on it and refilled the crankcase. Took it for a ride.

      About 2 weeks ago the header cracked then that either melted or cut the oil line going to the oil cooler. Oil pump did its job and pushed a whole hell of a lot of oil out the hole and all over the right side of the bike.
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      It ain't easy being an overweight, uneducated, Sunfire driving whoop whooping clown.

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      09-30-2011 11:07 PM #442
      oil change.

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      10-02-2011 05:32 PM #443
      Did an oil change. Trying to check the oil level without a pitbull is really annoying.

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      10-02-2011 09:33 PM #444
      took the exhaust baffles out..... sounds like a dirtbike haha.. i love it tho

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      10-02-2011 10:40 PM #445
      did a 250+km ride (long ride on a super moto). had a lot of fun, some good twisties, and fun cruising. Love riding this time of year.


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      10-03-2011 05:21 AM #446
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul@VWvortex View Post
      Nice, I love riding up Mt. Lemmon (both the front side and the back side).
      That was my first time up. Really enjoyed the ride.

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      10-03-2011 01:47 PM #447
      took it out for a ride. even thou 2 carbs may be leaking a bit still runs and is fun this is probably the warmest day ive had to ride it. gunna put about 70 miles on it tonight bringing my total riding distance up to about 250miles. i feel as if im getting better.
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      10-03-2011 01:59 PM #448
      Quote Originally Posted by Knock Sensor View Post
      Bike looks good. But is there a reason to lift the tank? Or purely for looks?
      Looks mainly. I'll be able to clean the head on the front cylinder and everyone mentions the excuse of airflow for better cooling when doing the mod, but I don't know how far I'd trust that.

      Need to buy risers for the risers as the bars his the speedo console right before full lock.

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      10-03-2011 02:12 PM #449
      took a hacksaw to my front turns and took the stock mirrors off(will be putting a bar end on when my bars get here) because i was bored... much better.




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      10-04-2011 09:39 AM #450
      Well made another noob mistake last night. rode off from myparents house and forgot to turn the petcock to on. ran the carbs out about a a mile or two down the road had to send the wife to get some starter fluid and finally got it to start. Was in a rush and nervous since we ending up out later than i wanted and i was going to have to ride in the dark and the cold. I didnt dress warm enough to be out that late. Made it home frozen but safe. Next time i need another layer and to make a trip home before it gets dark as im not suposed to be riding at night on my permit.
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      10-05-2011 03:31 PM #451
      Rode my brand-spanking-new HD EG Ultra to the Catskills for the weekend and ended up doing maybe 350 miles through constant rain and mud.

      I took this picture to annoy a friend of mine who's a clean freak:



      Started last night by pulling the battery out to try to find the 10mm socket I dropped in while connecting my battery tender cable:



      Couldn't find the socket so I got to cleaning instead. Started at about 10 this morning and finished about an hour ago:





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      10-06-2011 06:58 PM #452
      Installed a '05 Kawi ZX10R rear shock on the SV1KS.
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      10-06-2011 07:22 PM #453
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      10-06-2011 10:07 PM #454
      installed heated grips. they're fused, but not relayed yet. will do that next week. having toasty warm hands for the ride home was nice.

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      10-07-2011 02:53 AM #455
      Been riding my new bike to work the last few days, but too busy to remember to check the tire pressures. It was 16 in the front and 22 in the rear.

      Steers much quicker now.

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