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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #100 on: October 08, 2017, 11:02:22 am »
In the past few days, I replaced the springs, caps and rollers in the starter clutch of the 1983 GL650 Silverwing.  I reinstalled the rotor/starter clutch back on the crankshaft.  Replaced the cam seal, mechanical water pump seal and shift shaft seal in the rear cover.  Installed new rear cover gasket and rear cover on the engine.  Checked for proper operation of the shifting mechanism after reassembly.  This project isn't exactly speeding along, but I'm making progress.  It won't be too long and I"ll be putting the engine back in the frame.
Cool. I have a pretty full winter planned with other stuff but am contemplating a project bike. I turned down a Water Buffalo a while back before I knew I was going to retire a year early. Bumming now cuz I used to have one.

I picked up the Versys from the shop yesterday with the new brake disc on it. Nice. Today's plan is major tune up, spark plugs, new coolant and brake fluid. We'll see how far I get. Probably depends if I have to or want to re-shim.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #101 on: October 08, 2017, 07:34:50 pm »
retro exhaust on the softail



New rubber on the tourer

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #102 on: October 08, 2017, 08:27:35 pm »
77 in October here in Iowa is a nice treat so I got a good ride in this morning on the FZ10 before breaking out the Connie for a 2 UP ride with the Girlfriend.  Now the fun of cleaning the bugs off that beast.  Lots of nooks and crannies on the FZ10.   :rotflmao:







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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2017, 11:27:38 pm »
retro exhaust on the softail



New rubber on the tourer



You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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'15 Versys650LT, '98 KLR650, (back home), '99 C-10, 234k miles sold
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #104 on: October 08, 2017, 11:32:19 pm »
I did tear into the versys for the tune up, valves have not moved since last time 20k miles ago, All at maximum. I did by a Powerball ticket. :beerchug:

Did come upon a show stopper item, the pull cable on the throttle bodies is frazzled way thin. Hopefully Partzilla has 'em(ordered a spare) and gets 'em here soon as I plan a Friday departure for RTB. I do have the KLR for back up and it is ready to go.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
Steve J  Tavares, FL, one of the Floriduh Steves
'15 Versys650LT, '98 KLR650, (back home), '99 C-10, 234k miles sold
IBA 19221