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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #150 on: March 03, 2018, 03:18:09 am »
today rejetted the 1970 hs1 and modded the clutch as it was slipping (and installed a new one). the porting and chambers caused the stocker to give up the ghost. lol.  i did bring the parts home on the c10 as i rode it to work today.  :D

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #151 on: March 03, 2018, 01:23:49 pm »
My first bike was a Honda Super 90. (68/69ish)
My buddy rode a Yamaha Twin Jet 100.
It would whip mine ...

Is the HS-1 that I'm remembering the Twin Jet?
Looks a little different.

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Update: Just did a search and see that the Twin Jet was a YL-1. (Different bike)

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #152 on: March 07, 2018, 03:44:26 pm »
T500 is.. almost.. done... lol.

(off to the powdercoaters!)

7 weeks till it needs to be done.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2018, 07:32:36 pm »
T500 is.. almost.. done... lol.

(off to the powdercoaters!)

7 weeks till it needs to be done.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #154 on: April 02, 2018, 03:43:08 pm »
frames back. shes a roller. Motor bolted in.... 3 weeks to go before i need it road ready... (72 t500)  :motonoises:





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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #155 on: April 02, 2018, 10:13:46 pm »
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #156 on: April 02, 2018, 11:55:33 pm »
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.


I got me onna these for the six fiddy:



http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php

Ships from UK. I bought the eclipse 8, about $25 shipped. Nice clean install, looks like a factory install.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #157 on: April 03, 2018, 12:15:29 am »
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.
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« Reply #158 on: April 03, 2018, 04:35:14 am »
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.

The six fiddy Versys looks quite similar when checking the valves. It actually goes rather quickly though, considering the amount of stuff in the way. Do you have to pull the throttle bodies?

I see you're going to Cliff's, somewhere else before hand? Pretty sure I'm stopping in NOLA for a coupla three days on the way. I gotta kill some brain cells with an ex boss lady, it's on my "list". She lives near the Abita brewery. She's Coonass, this oughtta be good.



See ya at Cliff's.  :beerchug:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #159 on: April 03, 2018, 10:15:19 am »
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.


I got me onna these for the six fiddy:



http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php

Ships from UK. I bought the eclipse 8, about $25 shipped. Nice clean install, looks like a factory install.


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like it!
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #160 on: April 03, 2018, 12:25:09 pm »
Cleaned the Wing and installed a charging plug in its left fairing pocket for a Garmin, along with a Battery tender pigtail on the bat'tre with an adapter for heated gear. Removed the armrests from the "Queen's Chair", and put on new Dunlop E-4's. Amazing how good new tires feel. Now, I just need somewhere to go. (I did do a one hour lunch ride today. 72 degrees and sunny!)

Next up a dual USB charger in the trunk and heated grips, along with a voltmeter and possibly a 2" taller windshield.


I got me onna these for the six fiddy:



http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php

Ships from UK. I bought the eclipse 8, about $25 shipped. Nice clean install, looks like a factory install.


 :great:
like it!


Iff'n you or anyone else wants an installed pic, PM me your shoe phone number and I'll text you a pic. Posting from my Google account to here is a real PIA.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #161 on: April 03, 2018, 05:52:25 pm »
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.

The six fiddy Versys looks quite similar when checking the valves. It actually goes rather quickly though, considering the amount of stuff in the way. Do you have to pull the throttle bodies?

I see you're going to Cliff's, somewhere else before hand? Pretty sure I'm stopping in NOLA for a coupla three days on the way. I gotta kill some brain cells with an ex boss lady, it's on my "list". She lives near the Abita brewery. She's Coonass, this oughtta be good.

See ya at Cliff's.  :beerchug:

Oh yes, the throttle bodies come out...and then that hidden pea sized clump of dirt falls in. Both sides.

I might have to shift my schedule. Bike and I are ready to roll, but my required taskings may push me back a week. Ugh. That means I miss Cliff's rally.

I need to retire.
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« Reply #162 on: April 03, 2018, 05:58:58 pm »
Finished up the Super Tenere valve clearance inspection, plug regap, Arrow header install, TB synch, ecu reflash, clutch fluid flush, oil change, final drive fluid, coolant change, throttle cable lube, barkbuster install, new set of Mitas E07's, TPMS install, and started packing. It was a busy weekend in the shop.

And yes, the valve inspection is VERY invasive.

The six fiddy Versys looks quite similar when checking the valves. It actually goes rather quickly though, considering the amount of stuff in the way. Do you have to pull the throttle bodies?

I see you're going to Cliff's, somewhere else before hand? Pretty sure I'm stopping in NOLA for a coupla three days on the way. I gotta kill some brain cells with an ex boss lady, it's on my "list". She lives near the Abita brewery. She's Coonass, this oughtta be good.

See ya at Cliff's.  :beerchug:

Oh yes, the throttle bodies come out...and then that hidden pea sized clump of dirt falls in. Both sides.

I might have to shift my schedule. Bike and I are ready to roll, but my required taskings may push me back a week. Ugh. That means I miss Cliff's rally.

I need to retire.
Yes you do. Tick tock, the clock never stops.

I am saved from the pleasure of removing the Throttle bodies on the Vs but it is tight getting the cover in and out.

I set the valves at max at about 11k miles. Virtually no movement at 34k. Awesome. Of course I ride like a little old lady.  :rotflmao: :motonoises: :motonoises: :beerchug:
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #163 on: April 03, 2018, 11:18:02 pm »
No you don't!

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« Reply #164 on: April 04, 2018, 01:30:39 am »
No you don't!

       Tom Taylor COG#7173

What? Who me? Whatever do you mean?  :motonoises: :motonoises:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #165 on: April 04, 2018, 11:08:29 pm »
Ok so I added 3 Ram mounts to the H2 SX. I also added a small XScreen to the top of the windshield. With no full larger screens made for this yet I'm hoping to keep the morning cool wind off me. Not to mention keeping rain out of my face.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #166 on: April 16, 2018, 01:04:31 am »
t500 lives. https://youtu.be/9oq8Bt-GtyI

down to cosmetics. 3d printed sidecover and tank emblems.

tank (to be printed) and sidecover. (sidecover was printed clear, black was painted on back, silver on ft.)




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« Reply #167 on: April 16, 2018, 05:12:58 am »
 Nice!
 Yeah, the T500 exhaust sound with those stock mufflers brings back memories.

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« Reply #168 on: April 16, 2018, 09:23:49 am »
Looking good Mark!   :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:

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« Reply #169 on: April 16, 2018, 10:52:22 am »
Awesome.
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« Reply #170 on: April 26, 2018, 11:29:00 am »
Took the SilverWing out for a little test ride in the country yesterday!  It only had the H-box that connects the headers on without mufflers.  Pretty loud, but overall a good first ride.  I'm pretty impressed with the Prolink rear suspension that Honda put on this bike.  Very comfortable smooth ride! :motonoises: :motonoises:

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« Reply #171 on: April 27, 2018, 08:32:42 am »
I finally registered the Honda No more illegal runs through my rural county  :)

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« Reply #172 on: April 27, 2018, 11:22:55 pm »
Honda ST1300. Removed rear tire/wheel to take it in and have the tire shop fix the slow leak it's had ever since they mounted it last spring. Very small piece of a rubber tire "nipple" was trapped between tire and rim. So that's done.
Replaced the twin Siameesed bearings in the bevel drive. I've had them since last spring also when I noticed during the tire change one wasn't turning very smooth.
Intended to replace the rear brake pads also, as they are getting way worn down. Figured I would give the local dealership some business as they have been close on price for some misc snowmobile and bike maintainence stuff. OEM pads supposedly interchange with Goldwings. After some searching and cross referencing part numbers they came up with a couple different composition options. After some several wasted minutes of trying to fit the rotor into the caliper with fully compressed pistons it was obvious the pads were incorrectly too thick. Back to the dealer and the only other set was the same way. Turns out fronts and back pads are the "same" except the front rotors are thinner and fitted with thicker pads. Aftermarket suppliers make them all thin enough to fit front/back, but OEM are front or back specific. Ended up putting the old ones (original Nissin branded) back in until I order a set. Was a bit frustrating.
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« Reply #173 on: May 11, 2018, 09:25:32 am »
I changed the rear tire on the Honda. 1st time tire change. Took an hour to actually change the tire . I think with a little more technique  that can be cut dramatically. But I used to spend an hour just driving back and forth to repair shop with the tires to be changed. Then sat around waiting; which could have been another hour or more. Bead seated at 22 PSI. Not at all dissatisfied.

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« Reply #174 on: May 18, 2018, 02:18:21 am »
Rode my 1970 CL350 about 75 miles tonight. Discovered a new problem to fix, if I drive at close to 70 mph for several miles the velocity of the intake air will over come the "notch" holding the choke open and suck my choke closed, which of course then makes the motor run bad.  Ah, another problem to fix.