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Title: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 10:55:21 am
Just for grins I thought this might get to be a cool thread. I'm thinkin' start off with the bike you're posting about at the beginning.

Me first..  ;)

Versys650LT

Yesterday I installed a do it yourself seat from Seat Concepts. I only rode it two miles, but(t) should be good. Going on a 175 mile RTE on Sunday, should be a better test.

Oh, and BTW, the seat (foam, new cover, plastic rain guard) was $205 to my door. It took about an hour to install the goodies.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Speedy on February 02, 2017, 12:26:05 pm
SteveJ,

I too have a Seat Concepts seat on my Yamaha FZ09 and its a great value.  I pinged them about doing one for the Connie a couple of weeks ago and they indicated that they currently did not have enough interest to justify the mold costs.  I think if they'd hang around here they might get a better sense of the potential demand.  There are some good options available, but to my knowledge all are more expensive...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: 4Bikes on February 02, 2017, 02:43:57 pm
Are bicycles you peddle also in play here?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Sport Rider on February 02, 2017, 03:15:00 pm
I'm not sure where to post this one.  last night I got an axle and wheel from a 1200 goldwing and test-fit them to my leading link front end.  eventually this front end will be installed on my C10 along with building the framework to attach a sidecar.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 04:27:01 pm
Are bicycles you peddle also in play here?

That would make a cool topic on it's own, just to keep the separate interests separate.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 04:27:47 pm
I'm not sure where to post this one.  last night I got an axle and wheel from a 1200 goldwing and test-fit them to my leading link front end.  eventually this front end will be installed on my C10 along with building the framework to attach a sidecar.

Cool project.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 02, 2017, 10:55:56 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

Wow! You surely got a lot of farkling done today. I'm impressed. (But I do impress easily.)  ;) :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 11:30:42 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

Wow! You surely got a lot of farkling done today. I'm impressed. (But I do impress easily.)  ;) :beerchug:

Naw, catching up. This is the first thread about this which asked about other than Connies.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 04, 2017, 05:56:50 pm
Versys650LT

Washed it. :-\

Added tank vent/drain breather hose. After removing the evap cannister a source related to the interweb that one outlet was to be plugged. Wrong. Had water under gas cap when I got fuel. Dumped in a bit of iso Heet just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on February 05, 2017, 06:14:04 am
it's no what I've done but what I'm going to do to the 900. I have in my hot little hands a petcock rebuild kit, a float needle and seat for carb #3 and new black screws for the carb clamps. After those parts get installed it's time to break out the carb tune and sync the carbs. It's been too cold to turn on the garage heat.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on February 12, 2017, 02:59:18 pm
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 12, 2017, 03:52:04 pm
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

Nice project.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on February 13, 2017, 12:33:39 am
Ah, did some engine cleaning and put my refurbished starter motor back on my 1970 CL350 Honda, and it (the starter motor)now works! Next I want to do a compression test, if it passes (and I believe it will) then I will keep throwing money and time at it as I plan to then keep it.  Need to put the pipes back on, take the forks off again, did not have the correct seals first time, try to do more cleaning, not quite happy with the carbs yet, wish these things had vacuum ports to set the carbs.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: smithr1 on February 13, 2017, 07:15:35 pm
I sold it.  I no longer have a KLR.   I am kind of sad but used the sale of the C10 and KLR for buying my C14.  Now I have owned 4 Concours that I have not had to pay more than $4k out of pocket for and ridden them over 200k miles.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 13, 2017, 07:57:06 pm
Ah, did some engine cleaning and put my refurbished starter motor back on my 1970 CL350 Honda, and it (the starter motor)now works! Next I want to do a compression test, if it passes (and I believe it will) then I will keep throwing money and time at it as I plan to then keep it.  Need to put the pipes back on, take the forks off again, did not have the correct seals first time, try to do more cleaning, not quite happy with the carbs yet, wish these things had vacuum ports to set the carbs.

Hey Don. Glad to see it's coming along.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on February 15, 2017, 03:10:54 am
Thanks Steve, did the compression test Monday and the old Honda passed with flying colors, 170 psi in each cylinder!   
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 15, 2017, 06:16:33 am
 
Thanks Steve, did the compression test Monday and the old Honda passed with flying colors, 170 psi in each cylinder!

 :great: :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: stevewfl on February 16, 2017, 01:53:57 pm
Versys650LT

Washed it. :-\

Added tank vent/drain breather hose. After removing the evap cannister a source related to the interweb that one outlet was to be plugged. Wrong. Had water under gas cap when I got fuel. Dumped in a bit of iso Heet just to be on the safe side.

you washed it?  don't let the C10 find out   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Fais on February 16, 2017, 03:49:06 pm
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

What are you doing for drive-shafts? I know a girl that snaps hers on occasion without even trying to run 9s  :-\

Running 9s on a VMax -begs the question - have you been this fast or faster on a bike before? I've had 11 second cars - can't even imagine what running 9s (or even 11s) on a bike would be like. Super cool. In my days at the drag strip the dark art of launching a bike was not appealing to me. Now it's something I just respect the heck out of.

 :beerchug:

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 16, 2017, 04:08:20 pm
Versys650LT

Washed it. :-\

Added tank vent/drain breather hose. After removing the evap cannister a source related to the interweb that one outlet was to be plugged. Wrong. Had water under gas cap when I got fuel. Dumped in a bit of iso Heet just to be on the safe side.

you washed it?  don't let the C10 find out   ;D

It's gone to a new home in Tampa. The secret is out, though as the c-10 and the Versys renewed their acquaintance at River Ratz. You wouldn't reCOGnize it. It had purple paint underneath the entomology collection. Who'd a thunk it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: seagiant1 on February 16, 2017, 04:21:18 pm
I sold it.  I no longer have a KLR.   I am kind of sad but used the sale of the C10 and KLR for buying my C14.  Now I have owned 4 Concours that I have not had to pay more than $4k out of pocket for and ridden them over 200k miles.

Hi,
        That would be a great trade to me! :beerchug:

Your gonna love that C14! :great:

It amazes me everytime I get OFF of mine!!! ;D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: mattchewn on February 16, 2017, 10:17:27 pm
Ordered a new Auxiliary tank assembly for the 690 Enduro from Rade garage in europe somewhere. Now I won't have to use the brand new Rotopax can for extra fuel on my trip! A real bargain at 412$ shipped!  Woohoo!

Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on February 17, 2017, 01:23:42 am
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

What are you doing for drive-shafts? I know a girl that snaps hers on occasion without even trying to run 9s  :-\

Running 9s on a VMax -begs the question - have you been this fast or faster on a bike before? I've had 11 second cars - can't even imagine what running 9s (or even 11s) on a bike would be like. Super cool. In my days at the drag strip the dark art of launching a bike was not appealing to me. Now it's something I just respect the heck out of.

 :beerchug:

2009-present V-max.... running in the 9's is no problem.... with a few mods. As far as breaking drive shafts, until now, I have only heard of one other and it was with a slick and a shot of N2O. Yamaha asked the owner for the broken shaft for inspection because it wasn't supposed to be "breakable". If she is breaking the drive shaft on a 2nd gen, she may have a problem, like a tweaked swing arm or something. There are dozens of 2nd gen V-max riders in the 9's with no problems. It's actually pretty easy on this bike if you want to.
Oh, and don't doubt for a second that I pound the snot out of this bike.  ;) It's like a drug..... stupid power, solid suspension, fantastic brakes.... It BEGS to be ridden hard. BTW, check out the video I posted "2014 V-max at the drag strip" in the racing section. That is me, on my bike, short-shifting on an easy pass, because it was the very first pass on a track with that bike.... and still ran a 7.0 in the eighth mile leaving from idle.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on February 17, 2017, 02:00:33 am
I'll chime in. 2014 Vmax. Started a significant winter project. I am currently installing:
Braided SS front and rear brake lines along with clutch line.
Power Commander 5 (PC V), PC v ignition module, PC V Auto tuner, PC V ignition module, PC V display pod
CO2 powered air shifter, modified horn wiring so that the horn button can be used to shift
Modified wiring for clutch switch to allow launch control (rev limit at launch)
Modified air box, added 2 additional K&N air filters
Converting to Bi-Xenon HID headlight (same set-up I have been running on the Connie for years)
Adding 2 LED driving lights
Switching turn signals to slightly smaller, better looking LED, with the LED flasher
Adding a "dead man" switch.... required when you run in the 9's in the quarter mile
switched over to bar-end mirrors

Nice project.

Thanks Steve. I can't wait to get back on it and use the air shifter. It was already crazy fun to ride....  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on February 18, 2017, 12:02:19 am
Dropped of the rear rim, tire and tube at a shop today for the 900. We'll see if they can figure out the "Wheel Locks." for the tire.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Heel2d on February 23, 2017, 01:40:37 pm
Bought a 2006 Suzuki DR 650 last month. The prev owner had put after-mkt high flow header, mid pipe, and a muffler from an early model GSXR 1000 on the bike which leaked air from every connection. Turns out he had used only one of the three required gaskets. I replaced the header pipe with a FMF powerbomb and put it all back with the proper gaskets and new spring tensioners. With the leaks eliminated the noise level is drastically reduced as well as the decel popping.
Next I have to figure out the airbox mods and carb jetting. It came with the side cover removed from the airbox (a recommended mod along with the muffler combination from the folks over at DRRiders.com) which I'm not comfortable with since its only covered by the plastic side cover and is open to dust and moisture. I'll probably replace the side cover and cut a 3''by3'' hole in the top of the airbox which has a lttle more protection being under the seat. The stock carb has been re-jetted to match the exhaust and airbox mods but with new header and now an efficient exhaust line it will probably need tweeking. (my spell check tried to change that to "twerking") :-\
Once I get the power mods worked out I'm going to address the mushy suspension but that's going to require some big bucks.
Overall I love this bike. I haven't ridden off road since college days so that will be a major learning curve but I'm taking it easy and hope to find a nearby MSF Dirt School course nearby this spring.


Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 27, 2017, 10:38:00 pm
I washed my Versys650 again. Third time now.  :o

It got a bit dirty from the flogging I gave it last week in TN, NC, GA. About 2000 miles between to/from and hammering on excellent not crowded roads. Even hit the Dragon on Thurs and met not one single car or bike the whole route from TN until the Dragon Store. Awesome.

Drive chains have definitely come a long way. I rode 550 miles up at just under 80, about 900 miles hammering it in the mountains, and 550 back into the wind at 80-90 mph. I only had to adjust the chain one flat on the adjuster bolt. D.I.D. X-ring chain with fresh sprockets and Chameleon Plus oiler.

After this trip, I really, really like this bike. Stable in the wind on the freeway, excellent manners on the fun roads,a fun engine that is alive and really fun, smooth and quiet at 5-9k rpm. Just enough exhaust noise when getting on it to float my boat. And it's purty.

I wonder if there is a Shoodaben Engineering flash in it's future.  :motonoises: :motonoises:

Title: Re: What have you done to your Triumph Tiger today?
Post by: tk1ng on March 05, 2017, 01:39:23 pm
Fork oil!  It was suggested going to a heavier oil (from 10 to 15), because I'm huge (6'3" 240). 

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vrOxjUQLzOU/WITb8j52iGI/AAAAAAABCOs/jEU8Xcfa0nIPZOJ6ZW4afGiD0z1PM4xHgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170121_150032.jpg)

It was dirty and low.  I might be the first to have changed it...
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CSGWkzsLjTk/WITdhlxYPdI/AAAAAAABCO8/x-o6Os5WXEsMLov8Rj7aDZKEY7CI80tygCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170121_152800.jpg)

Not nearly so wallowy now, tight even... then I cleaned it after going for a ride on salty, sandy, Ontario February roads...
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8_pAR7qc-Jw/WLGcLQ-ji_I/AAAAAAABC1k/JnGulPI_k0Y8D0oB8gl5Gb-MrS2_Y8-UACLcB/s1600/C5dPQ8BUsAAHgoQ.jpg)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wYAZOTl3APU/WLwh3d6oiOI/AAAAAAABDKY/jX3hVmzcviU8ivAolPn3oTYiKhtAMfergCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170220_161842.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: scout on March 06, 2017, 12:52:21 am
Quote from: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

deer whistles....those things really work???? :truce: Deer Beware!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Triumph Tiger today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 06, 2017, 01:00:18 am
Fork oil!  It was suggested going to a heavier oil (from 10 to 15), because I'm huge (6'3" 240). 

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vrOxjUQLzOU/WITb8j52iGI/AAAAAAABCOs/jEU8Xcfa0nIPZOJ6ZW4afGiD0z1PM4xHgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170121_150032.jpg)


Cool Tiger.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: TimR on March 06, 2017, 06:54:26 am
The shop figured out the wheel locks and the 900 is sporting a new rear tire. Pulled the carb rack, put in a float needle and seat in #3. Set the float with the clear tube test and reinstalled the carb rack. Fresh gas in an empty tank and she fired right off. No leaks out of the over flow tubes. Yeah!!!. Went for a cold and short ride today. Runs good. The rear tire is smooth and I like it. I had never run an IRC before. Profile is better than the typical old school Dunlap.

Next is a carb sync with the Morgan Carb Tune and readjust the air screws.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Fais on March 07, 2017, 03:30:22 pm
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_6822_zps3i2pud7u.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_6822_zps3i2pud7u.jpg.html)

Traxxion says my rear Penske shock must have come off a wrecked bike. So, a simple revalve and spring now also gets a new shaft.

Up front, I thought I blew the seals. No - someone did that long ago. Seriously glad I dropped Sue off. The spa treatment should set me straight.

Now - where do I get to ride a bike with no tags and no lights to see how it feels? I'm thinking the parking lot between Pep Boys and Home Depot on a sunny day  ;D ;D ;D

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: glenn 12 on March 18, 2017, 09:16:03 pm
i took the 91 vfr750 for a ride over to leipers fork for lunch at Puckett's restaurant and rode home, then changed oil. sorry no pics
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Paulie on March 18, 2017, 11:53:59 pm
I took my wr250r out for a short cruz for bbq. The thing don't need much maint at all...a lazy man's dream!  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on March 19, 2017, 02:49:10 am
Ordered up a new rear tire for the Versys, wore out the one I put on a few months ago. Getting it prepped for a run out to Bic Bend, then Cliff's, then the Conclave.

Then it'll need two more tires.

 :motonoises: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: txfatboy on April 05, 2017, 12:46:47 am
Finished up most of the winter project. I am now learning and playing with all of the Power Commander stuff. Man, It's like going back to school.  :??: At least You can quickly get to a point where the bike runs good and then start fine tuning. I am also putting all the stuff I fabricated through a thorough torture test. I want to make sure nothing cracks, bends, breaks, etc.. before I powder coat it all. Out of all of it, the Co2 air shifter has to be the favorite mod. Being able to just push the horn button when  you want another gear is just too much fun. All I have to do is reach down a flick a toggle switch and the tune is switched to "go faster" and the air shifter system gets activated. I can't wait to get it on the drag strip this spring.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: jettawreck on April 07, 2017, 11:14:45 am
Finally was able to get the door of the shed open (frost lifts the concrete slab) and get the ST1300 out. Trying out a "new" Russell Day Long seat, ordered a new air filter, change the oil/filter for the season.
Looking at another ST1300 to do some farkle swaps and a resale.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 10, 2017, 01:59:22 am
Since I last posted on Feb 15, my 1970 Honda CL350 is now back together again and tonight's test ride went great.  Over this winter besides the previously mentioned starter R&R, new regulator, new condenser, and I think most important, it now has a full FACTORY air cleaner system. It came with Uni foam filters (that were sort of coming apart) and last fall it just never ran right and since only the intake rubber held the carbs on, heck, one of the carbs came off on me once. With the factory system the carbs are held on from both sides, much better!   On the road happy to say it would tach out in all the lower gears and hold 6 grand on the highway (about 60 mph).  A front came through while I celebrated in a local bar about 5 miles from home and now with a good tail wind, the old Honda easily would hold 7 grand on the highway.  Afraid it don't have much passing power at high speeds, great town bike, but this light naked bike at 60 or greater is not very enjoyable. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on May 10, 2017, 09:04:15 am
Since I last posted on Feb 15, my 1970 Honda CL350 is now back together again and tonight's test ride went great.  Over this winter besides the previously mentioned starter R&R, new regulator, new condenser, and I think most important, it now has a full FACTORY air cleaner system. It came with Uni foam filters (that were sort of coming apart) and last fall it just never ran right and since only the intake rubber held the carbs on, heck, one of the carbs came off on me once. With the factory system the carbs are held on from both sides, much better!   On the road happy to say it would tach out in all the lower gears and hold 6 grand on the highway (about 60 mph).  A front came through while I celebrated in a local bar about 5 miles from home and now with a good tail wind, the old Honda easily would hold 7 grand on the highway.  Afraid it don't have much passing power at high speeds, great town bike, but this light naked bike at 60 or greater is not very enjoyable.

Yay!  Now on to a new project? Oh, I guess you'd better be saving your bike money for the rally next month!   :motonoises:

I remember way, way back when I had my Kaw two-smoke triple (350) and my cousin had one like yours. We were riding along together and when we came up behind a couple of 18 wheelers, I down shifted and passed them both... then waited for my cousin to pass them too. And waited...  and waited... and waited. After a few minutes I pulled over on the shoulder and let those trucks pass me and there was my cousin, tucked in behind that first truck still. I hollered at him asking why didn't he pass those trucks, and he told me that he had the throttle pinned back all the way now!  :D  It was all he could do to just keep up with the truck, while I had tons more top end at my disposal. I thought that was amazing... two bikes, both rated at 350cc, yet so different in performance!
 :nananana:
I might see you for breakfast on the 20th. I don't know if you saw where Bill is wanting to change breakfast to somewhere down in Lincoln. Since it was just me and Bob last month, I'm gonna see if Bob wants to just meet me at Denny's again and to heck with going all the way to Lincoln. If I don't see you at breakfast I'll see you at the rally. The first one to check in gets to stock the fridge with adult beverage!   ;)
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Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 10, 2017, 12:26:33 pm
Yup, I would hate to have to pass on the highway with the old 350, I think it will do maybe close to 80 but it take awhile to get there.   Sorry, on the road the 20th so see you in MO....I don't believe the room pictures show that a cooling device comes with our rooms-don't see a micro wave either....??

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Post by: Jim M. on May 11, 2017, 06:09:37 pm
Did a valve adjustment and put new tires on the Honda XR650L.
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Post by: SteveJ. on May 23, 2017, 09:04:17 pm
New rear tire mounted on my Versys, second one since mid December. 9000 miles since then. Yes, I like this bike. Also changed the oil and drew a sample to send off to Blackstone Labs.

Taking off next week for Mn, BC, AB, and the Pac northwet for three months. Estimate 5-6000 miles on this trip. I'll have an extra set of tires with as these may not make the trip.

Yeehaw.
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Post by: Jeff Kerkow on May 23, 2017, 09:32:11 pm
KTM 690R  Last evening

Replaced tube in front tire. Factory tube in a new tire installed 500 miles ago.  Small scar must have nicked it on the tire install. Put in ridiculously heavy Michelin tube. Same one I have in the rear.
Removed Perelli  MT21 from rear and reinstalled Heidenau K60 hoping to get another 2000 miles out of it.
Changed front sprocket from 14 tooth to 16. Bike is now transformed from Hare Scramble/Motocross mode to Dual Sport mode.
Plan on riding it to the National and back.

BTW 5400 miles on this bike and this is the fifth time I have change tires.  You would think I would get better at it.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on May 24, 2017, 02:03:10 am
Quote from: Gypsy JR on February 02, 2017, 09:52:50 pm
2016 HD Tri Glide Ultra ..... heated touring seat, heated grips, air suspension controller, hitch, cup holder, twin Angel bells, deer whistles, second aux power lighted switch (will eventually turn the flood lights on the back of the trailer on so I can where I'm backing in the dark).  Baker Drivetrain F6R mechanical 6 speed with reverse. Seat bag. Rack bag. Trunk and tour pak luggage. Reel-up trunk door tethers. Windscreen pouches. Highway pegs. LED tour pak rack that does turns, brakes, and running light. Probably something else...

What did I get for it? A J&S Jacks pneumatic trike lift and a Kobolt air compressor. Travel cover. Garage/outdoor storage cover.

deer whistles....those things really work???? :truce: Deer Beware!

Actually, as a decades long hunter who took a Jeep Grand Cherokee with full off-road kit on it (and I don't mean big diameter tires to look cool, either), I went through heavy deer country several times a year. Off of highways, on county and federal access roads, and since we were going to hunt mule deer, the closer we got to our base camp location, the denser the deer became.

In all those decades, not once did a deer even cross in front of the Jeep. It had a pair of deer whistles on it, the same brand as are on my Tri Glide.

So, once you have the experience I do, you can opine on the subject with some relevance.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on May 24, 2017, 02:24:16 am
I got tired of putting plastic bags on my very nice electronic brake controller, so I put it inside a waterproof box on the tongue of the trailer.

Put a Gore Vent on it so when it gets hot, the box can vent.

Been through a couple raging thunderstorms since I installed it, box stays dry inside, which is all I could ask of it.

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa468/privateer3/IMG_23221_zpsa4acs8a8.jpg)
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on May 24, 2017, 11:09:15 pm
I got tired of putting plastic bags on my very nice electronic brake controller, so I put it inside a waterproof box on the tongue of the trailer.

Put a Gore Vent on it so when it gets hot, the box can vent.

Been through a couple raging thunderstorms since I installed it, box stays dry inside, which is all I could ask of it.

([url]http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa468/privateer3/IMG_23221_zpsa4acs8a8.jpg[/url])


I like that JR
And I don't like the idea of mounting stuff on my trailer am, but that has no weight.. and lloks like you could put "other" important thangs there for quick access..
Everywhere I go, I haul "protection", and have really considered mounting a small, watertight, quick access box (4 digit keypad type) in that very location, for a "just in case" scenario.. not wanting to grab a key, just bink, bink, bink, bink, and grab... drop a speedloader, and step back.

Thanks for sharing, mini safe on the way.... ffrom sportsmans guide...
Oh, I always have the trunk on, but stupid keys, and the visible part of accessing the trunk, preclude the intent, and give away your "ace in the hole"... I like the little box thing.

Kinda like this, but it would take some sticky foam to seal it... meh, project on.....
https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/mini-vault-gun-safe?a=1723155 (https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/mini-vault-gun-safe?a=1723155)


Of course a glock in the tankbag works, but I'm funny about crossing state lines and such.. dooing that. :great: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Gypsy JR on May 25, 2017, 09:54:16 am

I like that JR
And I don't like the idea of mounting stuff on my trailer am, but that has no weight.. and lloks like you could put "other" important thangs there for quick access..
Everywhere I go, I haul "protection", and have really considered mounting a small, watertight, quick access box (4 digit keypad type) in that very location, for a "just in case" scenario.. not wanting to grab a key, just bink, bink, bink, bink, and grab... drop a speedloader, and step back.

In the greater scheme of things, it is so light that it doesn't change tongue weight really.

The key is on my fob, so its easy to open. I've got a little lock on it just to keep curious people honest, not to protect something truly valuable.

Your mini-safe idea looks to be a cool project!
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Post by: jettawreck on May 27, 2017, 11:08:19 am
I switched seats (for the second time this spring) again, at least temporily. I had bought a Russel Day Long seat to try out since the stock seat on Honda ST1300's are typically firmer than most (including myself) care for and also to help out the passenger seating comfort. Got a great deal on a previously owned RDL but for normal short trips/joy rides I wasn't in love with it and not finding the visual appeal to my liking.
A supposed Spencer mod seat was posted on the ST forum for trade for a stock seat. Seemed a good swap opportunity and for daily use I really like this seat. It has multiple vinyl types designed into it and the Pan European logo embroidered nicely into it. Passenger seat as yet untested, but since they are seperate and interchangeable, we can mix/match as needed. The RDL will be reserved for extended rides.
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Post by: smithr1 on May 31, 2017, 01:17:31 pm
I got a used RDL in leather.   I am thinking of doing the same thing.  Having a short ride daily abuser and save the RDL for the long distance stuff. 
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Post by: Strawboss on June 01, 2017, 02:53:14 pm
Washed my '82 KZ5550A
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff148/Strawboss50/14A_0015.jpg)
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Post by: Fais on June 03, 2017, 09:46:48 pm
Rode to a buddy's for dockside dining  :beerchug:

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg) (http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg.html)
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Post by: SteveJ. on June 04, 2017, 03:52:44 am
Rode to a buddy's for dockside dining  :beerchug:

([url]http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/SECOG/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s296.photobucket.com/user/SECOG/media/IMG_8556_zpspkrlhhzj.jpg.html[/url])

Awesome
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Post by: Gypsy JR on June 05, 2017, 07:02:08 pm
Dumped State Farm insurance. Got trike insured by Harley Owners Group (Progressive) with Total Replacement Cost, vanishing deductible, tons of discounts, trailer coverage, and recovery coverage for $89 / month.

Progressive alone would be more than State Farm, but HOG has a contract with them which requires them to provide pretty large discounting.

So my horse is insured for half the cost per month as it was up until May.  :beerchug:
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Post by: glenn 12 on June 18, 2017, 01:10:27 am
This afternoon i did a led headlight bulb upgrade for the 91 vfr 750. then took it out for a evening ride. Now i can see all the deer i was missing in the dark. evitek bulbs went in easy.
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Post by: Bud on June 25, 2017, 07:31:48 pm
First ride ever on my GL650I Silverwing.  I bought this earlier in the spring for $400 sight unseen. PO started taking it apart resulting in some missing parts.  My most wonderful favorite nephew went and made the purchase for me in the South Bend, Indiana area from craigslist.  I pulled the carbs and cleaned them.  That's really about all I've done so far.  When running, it sounds like it's in need of a valve adjustment. The big issue is the starter clutch, so the engine will have to be pulled to fix that.  I've not ever heard one squeal and slip like this one.  Should nickname her Piggy because of that squeal.  It's a bit of a time getting it started with that slipping starter clutch, but I really wanted to see what it was like to go down the road on it.  I'm just happy to see that she will go down the road without being pushed, pulled or tied to a trailer!  I'm pretty dang happy with my $400 crap shoot. :beerchug: :beerchug: :great: :motonoises: :motonoises:
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Post by: Bud on June 30, 2017, 12:56:27 am
Adjusted the valves on the Silverwing.  That had to be the easiest valve adjust ever.  Cylinders sticking right out there at ya.  Bought a tool that makes it even easier to find top dead center from a guy named Murry.  Murry is the SISF of the CX/GL 500's and 650's.  Gotta love how easy this bike is to work on.   :beerchug:
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Post by: SteveJ. on June 30, 2017, 01:30:32 am
Cool. I put some more bugs on my Versys today in BC, 300 km worth.

On TDY in Salmo BC.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on July 05, 2017, 04:25:16 pm
Changing all three cases (crank, gearbox, primary) to appropriate Redline synthetic.

The Redline V-Twin Transmission Oil is the bomb for most V-twins that have seperate cases. It starts out with a base that is already full rated viscosity, whereas many synthetics have a base lower than rating, and put in additives to raise it to the rating. Basically it comes in exceeding rating.

The effect is most noticeable in how quiet the gearbox becomes, and the shift clunk snick clunk goes away.

I'll be doing this in the next day or two, just waiting on viton drain plug gaskets in case the one on the plug now can't be reused. Often they can, but if it doesn't look perfect I'll replace it.

I also plan to put Redline in the crankcase and primary case when I get out to California, before I go to the NW Regional.
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Post by: SteveJ. on July 05, 2017, 07:40:41 pm
I had new dancing shoes installed on my itty bitty six fiddy Versys this morning. Angel GTs. Rode about 60 kms from the dealer back to campsite. Me like. Gonna stroll about 400 tomorrow probably including some dirt. Yeehaw.

On TDY at Yoho National Park for two more nights. Then Kelowna BC.
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Post by: TimR on July 06, 2017, 01:16:13 am
I made a great find on EBay. I found a set of 1975 VM 28's that have spent the last 40 years sitting on a shelf. The PO took these carbs off his 1975 Z1 in 77 to put bigger carbs on. he stuck them on the shelf and this is where they stayed. I asked about the float legs and he said he didn't know because the bowls had never been off. OK crap shoot. I got the carbs and took the bowls off for cleaning. I think he was right because it appeared no screw driver had ever touched the pilot and main jets. The float pins moved freely. Every VM 28 I've seen the inside of to date some yo yo has taken and roughed up the float pins to keep them in place. They did not understand the bowl is designed to keep the float pins centered and not move. In the bottom of the bowls was a little dust looking stuff. On the 900 they go. I'm happy to report very small air valve screw adjustments will slightly change plug color or at least what plug color you can see with unleaded gas. A trip up Washington pass and back from a pure gas gas station got me 45 miles per gallon. Best thing is the 900 runs like a 900 should.

It was all fun and games until I took a bee just at the tee shirt neck line. One of the hazards of riding a nakid bike I guess. Tim
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Post by: Kelly E on July 14, 2017, 08:55:15 pm
I rode my 84' Honda VF700S Sabre up to Cycle Barn to get some brake pads and order tires for the new to me 94' C-10.
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Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 14, 2017, 09:19:45 pm
I made a great find on EBay. I found a set of 1975 VM 28's that have spent the last 40 years sitting on a shelf. The PO took these carbs off his 1975 Z1 in 77 to put bigger carbs on. he stuck them on the shelf and this is where they stayed. I asked about the float legs and he said he didn't know because the bowls had never been off. OK crap shoot. I got the carbs and took the bowls off for cleaning. I think he was right because it appeared no screw driver had ever touched the pilot and main jets. The float pins moved freely. Every VM 28 I've seen the inside of to date some yo yo has taken and roughed up the float pins to keep them in place. They did not understand the bowl is designed to keep the float pins centered and not move. In the bottom of the bowls was a little dust looking stuff. On the 900 they go. I'm happy to report very small air valve screw adjustments will slightly change plug color or at least what plug color you can see with unleaded gas. A trip up Washington pass and back from a pure gas gas station got me 45 miles per gallon. Best thing is the 900 runs like a 900 should.

It was all fun and games until I took a bee just at the tee shirt neck line. One of the hazards of riding a nakid bike I guess. Tim

Those came stock on my 78 Ltd.. if I knew you wanted some, I could have hooked ya up... what jets did you use, and did you modify and remove the extra air plenum for the airbox?

My Kz parts are.and have been wrapped and stored safely for years....
Interested in a set of those Vetter triangular rear bags? The ones that looked like something off Star Trek?...... I think I have those up in the loft also... brand new, never been mounted... hopefully when I moved that box made it here...
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Post by: Bud on July 15, 2017, 10:53:27 am
Took the front end off of the Silverwing.  Removed the brake rotors and cleaned the wheel.  Replaced the old brake rotors with some I picked up on ebay for $30 a pair shipped.  Removed the steering head bearing races from the steering head and will replace with tapered roller bearings.  Going to pull the engine this weekend and rebuild the starter clutch so Piggy will quit squealing when I start her up.
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Post by: jettawreck on July 15, 2017, 12:59:50 pm
The SilverWing was my first "real" street bike. Paid $900 for a rather nice low mile Interstate version with all the original Honda faring/luggage. Always enjoyed the engine design/layout. With a desire for more power, especially two up, I bought the first C10 (and a second C10).
The current ST1300 brings me back around a bit.
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Post by: Bud on July 16, 2017, 11:05:20 am
The SilverWing was my first "real" street bike. Paid $900 for a rather nice low mile Interstate version with all the original Honda faring/luggage. Always enjoyed the engine design/layout. With a desire for more power, especially two up, I bought the first C10 (and a second C10).
The current ST1300 brings me back around a bit.

Looks like a nice little wing you had Marc.  I've known a couple of guys that had Moto Guzzi's in the past.  The SilverWing is an improved Guzzi as far as I'm concerned.  I've just always thought the Honda was an interesting little bike.  This one showed up on craigslist, so I bought it.  If I could only have one bike, I probably wouldn't have bought it.  It just adds a little spice to the garage.

The engine is out and waiting to be opened.  I should have done more reading about starter clutch problems.  The 3 bolts that hold the clutch on are one time use bolts that I didn't order.  So going to order those and all the bolts and nuts that are missing on the rest of the bike and work on other things on the bike.  The starter is also something to be looked at while it's out.  Guys on the CX/GL forum have done a mod to improve the ground on the starter to get full rpm output.  Apparently a slower than normal starter can lead to starter clutch problems.
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Post by: jettawreck on July 16, 2017, 12:27:19 pm
The SilverWing was my first "real" street bike. Paid $900 for a rather nice low mile Interstate version with all the original Honda faring/luggage. Always enjoyed the engine design/layout. With a desire for more power, especially two up, I bought the first C10 (and a second C10).
The current ST1300 brings me back around a bit.

Looks like a nice little wing you had Marc.  I've known a couple of guys that had Moto Guzzi's in the past.  The SilverWing is an improved Guzzi as far as I'm concerned.  I've just always thought the Honda was an interesting little bike.  This one showed up on craigslist, so I bought it.  If I could only have one bike, I probably wouldn't have bought it.  It just adds a little spice to the garage.

The engine is out and waiting to be opened.  I should have done more reading about starter clutch problems.  The 3 bolts that hold the clutch on are one time use bolts that I didn't order.  So going to order those and all the bolts and nuts that are missing on the rest of the bike and work on other things on the bike.  The starter is also something to be looked at while it's out.  Guys on the CX/GL forum have done a mod to improve the ground on the starter to get full rpm output.  Apparently a slower than normal starter can lead to starter clutch problems.

Thanks, it really was in pretty nice shape. Bought it on a whim 175 miles from home. Left my car at the guys house, rode it home from the city with very expired plates/tabs, no maintainence history, and a bad rear tire. The look on my wife's face when I got home was a classic  :-\.  But, she did go along the next day to retrieve the car and is a willing passenger for up to a 100 miles at a stretch. We may tour our honeymoon route through Ontario for or before out 40th anniversary this October.
Never has any issues with mine despite its age, other than it was starting to very slightly weep of some coolant from the dreaded waterpump. Did some research on that and it wasn't the worst thing to source the pump from a Yamaha (if I recall correctly). Pointed that out to the new buyer and gave him some info I had printed out. He indicated that unless it got a lot worse it was easier to add coolant on occasion than tackle the repair. Since you have the engine out and it's a common issue, it might be worth doing a waterpump replacement now since it seems to be a "keeper".
A Moto Guzzi finds its way into my Craigslist "Favorites" list somewhat regularly, so perhaps some day one will share the shed with the ST1300. I tend to like the less than common stuff, I guess. A KLR or a 650 BMW is a more likely second ride and would be great with all the gravel back road forestry stuff up here.
The one or two year build of the Honda 650 V twin models always get my attention, also.
Good luck on that 500 refurbishment.
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Post by: Bud on July 17, 2017, 09:04:50 am
It's the 650 Interstate instead of the 500.  I'm not sure I would have bought it if it were a 500.  There was a time when I wouldn't have bought anything smaller than a 1000, but the 650's have always caught my eye and were a one year only model iirc.  I can possibly see another RD400 in my garage one day.  Such a fun lightweight bike. >:D
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Post by: Gypsy JR on July 17, 2017, 01:02:06 pm
Lowered trailer weight so the horse doesn't have to work so hard.
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Post by: TimR on July 17, 2017, 11:32:19 pm
I made a great find on EBay. I found a set of 1975 VM 28's that have spent the last 40 years sitting on a shelf. The PO took these carbs off his 1975 Z1 in 77 to put bigger carbs on. he stuck them on the shelf and this is where they stayed. I asked about the float legs and he said he didn't know because the bowls had never been off. OK crap shoot. I got the carbs and took the bowls off for cleaning. I think he was right because it appeared no screw driver had ever touched the pilot and main jets. The float pins moved freely. Every VM 28 I've seen the inside of to date some yo yo has taken and roughed up the float pins to keep them in place. They did not understand the bowl is designed to keep the float pins centered and not move. In the bottom of the bowls was a little dust looking stuff. On the 900 they go. I'm happy to report very small air valve screw adjustments will slightly change plug color or at least what plug color you can see with unleaded gas. A trip up Washington pass and back from a pure gas gas station got me 45 miles per gallon. Best thing is the 900 runs like a 900 should.

It was all fun and games until I took a bee just at the tee shirt neck line. One of the hazards of riding a nakid bike I guess. Tim

Those came stock on my 78 Ltd.. if I knew you wanted some, I could have hooked ya up... what jets did you use, and did you modify and remove the extra air plenum for the airbox?

My Kz parts are.and have been wrapped and stored safely for years....
Interested in a set of those Vetter triangular rear bags? The ones that looked like something off Star Trek?...... I think I have those up in the loft also... brand new, never been mounted... hopefully when I moved that box made it here...

Dan, the Vm28's I got were stock to the bike. I squirted some carb cleaner here and there and set two floats using the clear tube test. The stock jets I believe are 120's and the pilots are 17.5. After cleaning them and doing a little adjusting the bike runs pretty good. Not real happy with the idle but such is life, it will idle just a little higher rpm than I like still but unreasonable. Mileage seems to have stabilized at 45 MPG.   

Today a bug hit one of my damaged fingers while wearing full fingered glove and it hurt like..well lets just say it hurt A LOT.

I think what I'll do is use t around town and parades. I was thinking maybe riding it to the pending regional. But after eating bugs and taking a bee at the tee shirt neck line I think I'll run the C14. Even with the Short OEM wind shield I don't eat many bugs. When I was younger I didn't know no better but now I like the smooth C14. So I probably would not put paniers on it. But I'll store what you have in the back of my teeny head.    Tim 
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Post by: Bud on July 25, 2017, 07:17:26 pm
The GL650 Interstate project continues.  Pulled the rear wheel and final drive.  Removed old tire.  Polished the rim and installed new tire.  Disassembled the rear drum brake, cleaned everything up and installed new brake shoes.  Polished and painted rear brake stopper arm.  Installed new dust seals on the front fork tubes.  Cleaned up the airbox.  Have the frame hanging so that I can clean and deal with rusty spots.
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Post by: Bud on July 30, 2017, 06:04:01 pm
Disassembled the driver footpegs and buffed on wire wheel , followed by paint and clear coat.  Soaked the battery box in vinegar overnight.  Sprayed it with primer.  Removed horns before soaking the fairing mount and associated hardware in vinegar to remove rust.  Vinegar is cheap and works amazingly well if you have patience.  Cleaned and painted the rear shock.  Drain the old oil from the rear shock.  Sooner or later I'll run out of parts to clean/paint.  Thinking of masking unpainted parts of the alloy wheels and painting the black parts.  Any suggestions on wheel refinishing that are cheap will be considered.  I'm probably going to spend too much on this project as it is.
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Post by: Bud on July 30, 2017, 09:59:58 pm
Thought for the day:

Rust Never Sleeps
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Post by: mr t on July 30, 2017, 11:48:23 pm
R&R 'd the carb on my klr 250. Found the pilot jet totally clogged. Ordered new jet. Also needed new float bowl screws. $2.85 at dealer- a mere 31 cents at Ace.


   Tom Taylor COG#7173
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Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on July 31, 2017, 08:43:53 am
Disassembled the driver footpegs and buffed on wire wheel , followed by paint and clear coat.  Soaked the battery box in vinegar overnight.  Sprayed it with primer.  Removed horns before soaking the fairing mount and associated hardware in vinegar to remove rust.  Vinegar is cheap and works amazingly well if you have patience.  Cleaned and painted the rear shock.  Drain the old oil from the rear shock.  Sooner or later I'll run out of parts to clean/paint.  Thinking of masking unpainted parts of the alloy wheels and painting the black parts. Any suggestions on wheel refinishing that are cheap will be considered.  I'm probably going to spend too much on this project as it is.

Bud,

Look into "Plastidip" for coating your wheels. If you don't like it you can peel it off! Resists chips, is fairly durable... etc, etc.

Good luck!
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Post by: SteveJ. on August 01, 2017, 03:55:18 am
I washed it today. We've been camping on the Pacific Ocean beach so I had to get the salt spray washed off.

On TDY at South Beach Campground south of Forks WA. Relocating to Oregon coast tomorrow.
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Post by: Gypsy JR on August 18, 2017, 02:51:58 pm
Washed my horse.... err... trike.

Right in parking space for site, I pulled the derby cover, drained the primary case, and filled it with Redline V-Twin Primary gear oil. Torque wrenches are standard tool kit now.

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Post by: Bud on August 19, 2017, 07:07:58 pm
Disassembled the driver footpegs and buffed on wire wheel , followed by paint and clear coat.  Soaked the battery box in vinegar overnight.  Sprayed it with primer.  Removed horns before soaking the fairing mount and associated hardware in vinegar to remove rust.  Vinegar is cheap and works amazingly well if you have patience.  Cleaned and painted the rear shock.  Drain the old oil from the rear shock.  Sooner or later I'll run out of parts to clean/paint.  Thinking of masking unpainted parts of the alloy wheels and painting the black parts. Any suggestions on wheel refinishing that are cheap will be considered.  I'm probably going to spend too much on this project as it is.

Bud,

Look into "Plastidip" for coating your wheels. If you don't like it you can peel it off! Resists chips, is fairly durable... etc, etc.

Good luck!

Jerry, thanks for the tip about plastidip!  That brought on thoughts of doing my Dodge Neon, but that's something for the future.  So many projects to think about! 

Have been still cleaning and painting various small parts on the Silverwing.  Have done the side stand, center stand,rear foot pegs, the rear suspension links, turn signal/saddlebag brackets, inner parts to the fairing bracket were nasty rusty.  Soaked until clean and then primed and painted.  Removed all the collars from the pivot points on the rear suspension then cleaned and coated in Honda's high dollar moly grease.  Did a bit of paint work on the frame.  Re-assembled the rear suspension and torqued all suspension bolts to spec.  I'm sure I'm missing some things, but progress is slowly being made.
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Post by: m in sc on September 03, 2017, 12:03:39 pm
installed and jetted a set of PJ34's to my rd project. (stock size was a vm28) this is on my hand built 4130 foale-style framed lightweight RD350.   since the carbs are a bit.. large...  >:D ... had to modify the engine casing to fit them.  freakin rips now, and actually has midrange! the pwk 32 powerjet carbs just weren't doing it.  (ported and full built motor now can actually breathe)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/pj34s/pj34s-rd-prelim2_zpsj62ejyrg.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/pj34s/pj34s-rd-prelim4_zps2ydsdul4.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/pj34s/pj34s-rd-prelim1_zpsxmj5k2v2.jpg)

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Post by: Douglas on September 03, 2017, 06:34:03 pm
 :-\
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 03, 2017, 06:43:41 pm
I just got done removing my west coast entomology collection on the itty bitty six fiddy. Fixing to start a new collection of the SE and midwest with maybe some Canadian specimens as well.
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Post by: danodemotoman on September 03, 2017, 07:46:25 pm
 Working on the CSC RX3 small adv bike that is Carrie's.
 The front wheel had a problem that turned out to be a flat spot after examining the rotor/wheel/tire. CSC under warranty sent a wheel and cured that.
 The original battery (after much of the last 2.5 yrs sat idle) was replaced and lasted 30 mi with stop and go until last 1/2 mile had to push the bike home.  You then realize even a small bikes suddenly gets heavy. LOL
 Battery failed load test. Internet battery (thru WallMart) sent replacement battery quickly.
 Bike is running great again. Fun riding a 250cc. Rev, rev, rev...
 Removing the top and side cases along with mounts to lighten the bike. Lowering a bit raising the forks and looking at reducing the shock preload as it is cranked up a lot  to lower the rear. CSC sells a lowering link if needed.
 
 
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Post by: Gypsy JR on September 09, 2017, 12:34:59 pm
Got her a 14' v-nose trailer to ride in like a proper Queen.
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Post by: Diz on September 10, 2017, 09:25:43 am
You pulling the trike which pulls the trailer?
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Post by: m in sc on September 11, 2017, 04:42:01 pm
not mine but in my garage and helping with this quite a bit. so, 'sponsoring' ... added a turbo to 77 xs400  the most unremarkable bike, ever, just got real interesting. all the piping is from old damaged rd350 headpipes and the exit pipe is the headpipe from a 73 kawasaki S2 triple. (i have some scratch and dent spares laying around).  carb is from a polaris snowmobile, its a vm38. turbo is a 'small engine' unit , new, cost was 200 bucks. oil cooler is a spare smaller on i pulled off the grom, have a 5 row on it now.  only thing we need to do is actually get the oil lines made (braided stainless) and plumb them.

we just got it fired last night. need to add the o2 sensor for tuning with the wb sensor.   (that will be all me on that one). goal is the DGR in a few weeks.



 
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 11, 2017, 05:21:33 pm
not mine but in my garage and helping with this quite a bit. so, 'sponsoring' ... added a turbo to 77 xs400  the most unremarkable bike, ever, just got real interesting. all the piping is from old damaged rd350 headpipes and the exit pipe is the headpipe from a 73 kawasaki S2 triple. (i have some scratch and dent spares laying around).  carb is from a polaris snowmobile, its a vm38. turbo is a 'small engine' unit , new, cost was 200 bucks. oil cooler is a spare smaller on i pulled off the grom, have a 5 row on it now.  only thing we need to do is actually get the oil lines made (braided stainless) and plumb them.

we just got it fired last night. need to add the o2 sensor for tuning with the wb sensor.   (that will be all me on that one). goal is the DGR in a few weeks.



 

Way cool.
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Post by: Bud on September 19, 2017, 10:28:29 am
Replaced the petcock on my 82 GS1100GK :motonoises: :motonoises: with a new OEM, changed the oil and took her for a ride.
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Post by: jettawreck on September 22, 2017, 01:17:02 pm
Sort of spur of the moment to make it work with some (re)scheduled surgery for my dad and other plans besides a careful check of the weather reports. I installed the RDL seats, rear top box and Bagster tank bag. Loaded up the luggage and me and the wife headed out on our first overnight longer distance ride on the ST1300.
After waiting out a morning rain shower we headed out for the north up to the little town of Bigfork, then east toward the Boundry Waters Wilderness Area access town of Ely, MN. About 10 miles east of Ely we had almost an hour delay from some road "construction". Since it's a lot of Canadian Shield rock, they drill and blast. Apparently the blast went better than expected as we had to wait for bigger equipment to arrive to clear the debris from the road. State Highway #1 is a very curve/turn infested old road. The recent heavy rain and seasonal dropping of the pine tree needles made for a lot of extra attention to corners. Wet pine needles are incredibly slippery and a lot of the road is like a tunnel thru the forest. Many corners are 90* and posted at 10 mph with a large portion of the road posted at 50 mph. A good share of it is due for repaying after many years of freeze/thaw taking its toll.
We made the west shore of Lake Superior well before evening and headed north up the shore to find a room. Most places had "No Vacancy" signs out, but pulled out all the stops since it is/was our 40th anniversary, and checked into Bluefin Bay resort. A bit spendy for my usual "frugal" (cheap, as most refer to it) ways, but the views and accommodations were worth it. Complimentary bottle of champagne for the anniversary couple didn't hurt, I guess.. Lake Superior almost calm at sunrise from the bed is a pretty nice view.
Next morning load up and north up the shore to Grand Marias for some late morning breakfast and too soon time dictates it's time to turn around in order to make it home thru local deer infested rural country before dusk. The San Francisco type hills in Duluth made for some challenging red light uphill starts but all went well with (hopefully) minimal clutch abuse. Some supper at Savanna Portage in Floodwood and then on to home. The Honda performed flawlessly and averaged 50 mpg.

Learned a few things. I guess I already knew them but had them impressed upon me clearly. The ST (like the Concours before her) is a top heavy beast when loaded up and full of fuel. Having never been close to a tip over before I was humbled by two on this trip. One on each side. Both while stopped, one at the gas station coming down off the center stand the other while parking at a way side rest. The factory tip over bars worked perfect and prevented any damage to side luggage or footpeg brackets. A couple scuffs on the covers. The tip over at the gas station was almost disastrous. It went over on the right side toward the pump. How the top box didn't hit the pump, I'm not sure but the image that sticks in my mind is the big crash barrier pipe at the end of the pump island went between the tank and windshield/faring. Didn't touch a thing it appeared, but later inspection revealed a bit of red paint on the throttle cable housing and front brake master cylinder. Wow!! Once it's over center a bit a guy my size isn't going to keep it from going over. The Bagster tank bag limits the turning ability a lot in parking and other low speed turning. RDL seat needs some (re)work for both riders, maybe some beads. Other lessons(s) learned were mostly clothing, gear, equipment related and easy to correct.
Sorry to ramble but had a good shake down run and the passenger was a real trooper with no complaints other than a bit of sore butt.
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Post by: Bud on September 23, 2017, 11:24:34 am
Pulled the rear cover off of the GL650 so that I could see what's up with the starter clutch.  Hoping I don't have to replace the starter gear due to starter clutch slippage.
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Post by: glenn 12 on September 24, 2017, 12:00:38 am
My 91 VFR750 took me to the RTE at Tellico Plains tn today. It was a little over 300 miles round trip and she never missed a beat.
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 29, 2017, 04:20:50 pm
I dropped my itty bitty six fiddy Versys off at the local dealer yesterday to check out the now getting nastier front end vibration when braking. Just got the call that MawKaw is covering it on the extended warranty. One new rotor, coming right up. Yeehaw. It'll be back in business by early the following week, in time for the RTB at Tom Sills house in Rome GA.

I was hoping/hope that I don't have to run up there on the KLR.

I didn't ask but wonder if new pads are part of the deal as it is a recommended practice.
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Post by: mr t on September 29, 2017, 11:18:22 pm
Steve J -One would think so!  See you in Dec.

  Tom Taylor COG#7173
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 30, 2017, 05:42:54 pm
Steve J -One would think so!  See you in Dec.

  Tom Taylor COG#7173
That would be cool as the old pads were getting due.

Looking forward to it. I guess I should get some sort of RTE together. When in December will you be available?

There is a ride to Brew coming up 14 Oct in Rome, GA at Tom Sills house iff'n yer interested. Tom is going to get a batch going to show us how it's done. Way cool.


PM me iff'n yer interested.
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Post by: SteveJ. on September 30, 2017, 05:47:11 pm
I just ordered up two pair of new shoes for the itty bitty six fiddy Versys. Bridgestone has a rebate of $35/tire with a limit of four tires on BT-023 tires. Jake Wilson price is $201 for a pair minus the rebate works out to $131 per set. Yeah, I was all over that.
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Post by: Bogie on September 30, 2017, 10:11:45 pm
Pissed of the FZ10 by bringing home another bike to park next to it!!!  :D :rotflmao:

(https://image.ibb.co/jKerYw/rivalry.jpg)
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 01, 2017, 12:06:39 am
Pissed of the FZ10 by bringing home another bike to park next to it!!!  :D :rotflmao:

(https://image.ibb.co/jKerYw/rivalry.jpg)

Too funny. Congrats.
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Post by: danodemotoman on October 02, 2017, 04:53:07 am
 Never forget what the area K rep said about the warped rotors on my 98 C10.
 Don't use the front brakes so much////  LOL!
 Yes covered under warranty.

I dropped my itty bitty six fiddy Versys off at the local dealer yesterday to check out the now getting nastier front end vibration when braking. Just got the call that MawKaw is covering it on the extended warranty. One new rotor, coming right up. Yeehaw. It'll be back in business by early the following week, in time for the RTB at Tom Sills house in Rome GA.

I was hoping/hope that I don't have to run up there on the KLR.

I didn't ask but wonder if new pads are part of the deal as it is a recommended practice.
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Post by: roy826 on October 06, 2017, 04:32:49 pm
Put my IMS 3 gal big tank back on my Yamaha WR250F for a dual sport ride up in Arkansas end of Oct.

Major pain in the butt job due to the fuel pump and level sensor and the fact Yamaha put the tank under the seat which makes the job ten times harder than a normal tank swap.
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 06, 2017, 08:09:45 pm
I'm tardy as the following was done a couple of days ago.

'98 KLR got it's oil and filter changed and got to swallow all new coolant along with getting a dose of Water Wetter. I also reset the Eagle Mike Doohickey.

Ready for another adventure
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Post by: Bud on October 07, 2017, 10:39:21 pm
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.
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Post by: SteveJ. 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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Post by: stevewfl on October 08, 2017, 07:34:50 pm
retro exhaust on the softail

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22050991_10211266371109684_2132031168089372443_o.jpg?oh=f47e469477854e14f76f62e9cd39a2b1&oe=5A41E8D7)

New rubber on the tourer

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22255175_10211315384654992_409941711638086148_o.jpg?oh=75e6e4e9f38e6bdcb5a170dbce8a20d2&oe=5A8230BD)
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Post by: Bogie 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:

(https://image.ibb.co/dkBXyw/20171008_100937_pe.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n1ksyw)
(https://image.ibb.co/eWjPBG/20171008_101535_pe.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mwXY5b)
(https://image.ibb.co/jYNGQb/20171008_101555_pe.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i1ni5b)
(https://image.ibb.co/muwbQb/20171008_103106.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iwSSWG)
(https://image.ibb.co/meBMrG/20171008_103112.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fVYqkb)
(https://image.ibb.co/dtJedw/20171008_104329.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bMh5Jw)
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Post by: SteveJ. on October 08, 2017, 11:27:38 pm
retro exhaust on the softail

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22050991_10211266371109684_2132031168089372443_o.jpg?oh=f47e469477854e14f76f62e9cd39a2b1&oe=5A41E8D7)

New rubber on the tourer

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22255175_10211315384654992_409941711638086148_o.jpg?oh=75e6e4e9f38e6bdcb5a170dbce8a20d2&oe=5A8230BD)

You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?
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Post by: SteveJ. 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.
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Post by: Bogie on October 19, 2017, 11:37:58 pm
Very excited!! New Woodcraft Rearsets arrive tomorrow for the FZ10!!! First set sold are mine!! Only been waiting on these since March!!!  :beerchug:

(https://image.ibb.co/dE9U6R/22712666_1737277436575084_2117329235_o.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ek1LD6)
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Post by: Bogie on October 21, 2017, 08:59:07 pm
Woodcraft Reasets installed on the FZ10!!! They look killer and having the pegs farther back and up now is amazing!!! Top quality gear from Woodcraft Technologies!  :great:

Stoltec Moto is a great place to get these and other great products for the FZ10!!!   :great:  :beerchug:

(https://image.ibb.co/dRFsd6/Woodcraft_7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cHoCd6)

(https://image.ibb.co/h7ryJ6/Woodcraft_13.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nkddJ6)

(https://image.ibb.co/hKMyJ6/Woodcraft_3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k1OCd6)

(https://image.ibb.co/cujw5m/Woodcraft_11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mXR9Qm)

(https://image.ibb.co/fAiCd6/Woodcraft_15.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kBeky6)

(https://image.ibb.co/h70ErR/Woodcraft_16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jRtZrR)
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Post by: Pilgrim on October 22, 2017, 10:54:51 am

Looks good Bogie!   :great:
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Post by: Bogie on October 22, 2017, 11:19:13 am

Looks good Bogie!   :great:

Thanks!!  :beerchug:
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Post by: m in sc on October 24, 2017, 02:54:17 pm
dropped 1/2 lb of un-sprung weight on my project bike. (titanium hardware/laser cut 6061-t6 bracket).  converting all hardware on bike to Ti as well. :) this was doen by 1 of 2 lasers in the country of this type. that bracket too about 2 mins from material loading to in hand. there was a de-burring by hand and a pass w a da sander for finish.

goal is 7-9 lbs additional from where i am now. 







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Post by: SteveJ. on November 13, 2017, 03:36:47 pm
The itty bitty six fiddy Versys just got new shoes and a fresh oil transfusion. 34.4k miles on it now.
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Post by: Bud on November 14, 2017, 11:08:03 pm
Finally got the engine, complete with cooling system, back in my 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate!  I started to replace one of the fork seals and broke a retaining ring that is not the easiest to find in stock.  :-[ I found one in Newburgh, so I took my GS1100GK for a little ride today.  It was a beautiful day to ride so it wasn't so bad breaking that retaining ring after all.   :motonoises: :)
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Post by: Bud on November 14, 2017, 11:11:14 pm
dropped 1/2 lb of un-sprung weight on my project bike. (titanium hardware/laser cut 6061-t6 bracket).  converting all hardware on bike to Ti as well. :) this was doen by 1 of 2 lasers in the country of this type. that bracket too about 2 mins from material loading to in hand. there was a de-burring by hand and a pass w a da sander for finish.

goal is 7-9 lbs additional from where i am now.
Pretty slick there Mark!
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Post by: m in sc on November 21, 2017, 06:58:10 pm
picked this up from deland, fla. winter project. 72 t-500.

should be ready by early spring.

(so, i transported it and took a short vacation with the girlfriend.)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_2_zps82zceewk.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_10_zpsyew3jcfl.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_6_zpsoqu9wlof.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_5_zpswleznrxr.jpg)

who remembers the 'horse shoe' headlights?

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_4_zpst4hsqmmu.jpg)








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Post by: Bud on November 21, 2017, 07:57:52 pm
Let the 2 stroke resurrection party begin! :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Post by: ZG on November 22, 2017, 12:50:35 am
Great project M  :great:  :popcorn:
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Post by: danodemotoman on November 22, 2017, 06:31:13 am
 m,  the T500 has history with me as had a 68 model  in 70 and decades later a '70 in 1998 or so.
 Lots of media available on the t500
http://www.suzukicycles.org/T-series/T500_models.shtml (http://www.suzukicycles.org/T-series/T500_models.shtml)

picked this up from deland, fla. winter project. 72 t-500.

should be ready by early spring.

(so, i transported it and took a short vacation with the girlfriend.)

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_2_zps82zceewk.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_10_zpsyew3jcfl.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_6_zpsoqu9wlof.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_5_zpswleznrxr.jpg[/url])

who remembers the 'horse shoe' headlights?

([url]http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/72%20t-500/72-t500-start_4_zpst4hsqmmu.jpg[/url])
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Post by: ron203 on November 22, 2017, 12:44:57 pm
Cool stuff guys!
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Post by: Bud on November 25, 2017, 12:03:56 pm
It's starting to look like a motorcycle.
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Post by: rcannon409 on November 25, 2017, 02:23:33 pm
I had a mini bike when my neighbor took me for  a ride on his T 500.

Lots of conversations with the other kids trying to decide of the t 500 was faster than our local roller coaster, or not.

The thing I remember most is the smell.   He always ran the castor bean based oil and it smelled like a bakery.
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Post by: kv5e on November 25, 2017, 02:33:08 pm
retro exhaust on the softail

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22050991_10211266371109684_2132031168089372443_o.jpg?oh=f47e469477854e14f76f62e9cd39a2b1&oe=5A41E8D7)

New rubber on the tourer

(https://scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22255175_10211315384654992_409941711638086148_o.jpg?oh=75e6e4e9f38e6bdcb5a170dbce8a20d2&oe=5A8230BD)

You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?

Don't the exhaust tips drag on wheelies? :motonoises: ;D
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Post by: Bud on November 26, 2017, 11:05:20 pm
Chipping away.
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Post by: m in sc on December 11, 2017, 06:21:51 pm
fit new tank to chromoly framed rd, and also picked up a 1500 original mile mile 70 yamaha HS1 (thats a 90cc twin.)  got the 90 running in about an hour.

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/monospine%20RD/new-tank/proj-tank-final_2_zps5uh3rbwa.jpg)

HS1:

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171209-00849_zpsdlidespx.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171209-00851_zpszucmf60y.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171210-00861_zpszc0yupni.jpg)

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/IMG-20171210-00860_zpsp1t8ktbr.jpg)   :)







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Post by: Bud on December 11, 2017, 08:42:15 pm
Both of those are pretty danged cool!
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Post by: Bud on December 11, 2017, 11:13:56 pm
Mark, where are you finding this stuff?  Might I ask what you paid for the HS1?  A 90cc twin......too cool!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on December 12, 2017, 12:30:57 pm
Mark, where are you finding this stuff?  Might I ask what you paid for the HS1?  A 90cc twin......too cool!


hi bud, 2 strokes are just my thing... have been for 20+ years.  they sort of just 'come up', i hear about them, spot them in distant fields, etc.  im very involved in the vintage bike hobby, and networking is where 99% of it happens, i never LOOK for a project per say. ( i havent looked for anything on craigslist in 5+ years). people call, email, text, etc 'hey i found (this) here, interested? or i pass it along to the 'group', and vice versa. ive probably passed along 5 or 6 kawasaki triples leads this year alone. its like anything, really. and i help my friends get their vintage stuff running, etc.  same thing with old fords, i own a few and know them and hear about them a LOT, especially falcons/galaxies/fairlanes. also, im not in it to profit from it.

that hs1 was stupid cheap, i paid 200 for it, was the owners requested price. im not going to haggle when its reasonable. the t-500 was 800, same thing. but i had to go to fla to get it. thats the other thing, i dont try to beat them up on price if its fair, ever. even if i could save 100 bucks by going all 'american pickers' on them, which i think is in poor taste when the asking price reasonable. and when i sell them, i expect the same. i just sold my 89 dt50 yesterday for 200 more than i paid for it when i found it in 2015, held over in a dealership new since 1989. ( i did have to put soem work into it). it went to a good friend of mine in alabama, and while he was here we talked about 2 H1's and an 84 RZ350 he had leads on, which i don't want either but will pass them on to people i know who are interested. im sure the same thing goes on with early c10's, etc.
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Post by: glenn 12 on December 17, 2017, 05:42:41 pm
I decided to take a short ride on the 91 VFR750, around a 100miles yesterday.
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Post by: ZG on December 24, 2017, 08:45:46 pm
I decided to take a short ride on the 91 VFR750, around a 100miles yesterday.

Nice, good looking Viffer Glenn!  :great: :great:
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Post by: Brooke_Benfield_OR on December 31, 2017, 09:51:00 pm
Well this don't score high on the technically difficult to install scale, but after only 30 miles I think my hind quarters will be far more happy 500 miles into a good days ride.

This is the outcome of a '50% off up to $300.00' certificate from the 2017 National that came into my hands with a little bit of old fashioned "knee-go-she-eight-in". Thanks Andrew......
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Post by: Diz on January 01, 2018, 11:10:34 am
degree of difficulty for farkle install does not necessarily correlate to amount of improvement in motorbike. You did great if after 30 miles the enjoyment level went up. Here's to many more miles  :great:
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Post by: Bud on January 10, 2018, 09:58:47 pm
Took advantage of the short heatwave we're having.  It was 58 here today, so I got the front brakes bled on the Silverwing today.  I used the reverse method today for the first time.  It's easier that pumping on the brake lever for sure!
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Post by: Diz on January 11, 2018, 10:03:09 am
Yesterday was the first day above 32* after 2 weeks below freezing. Started her up. Bit of an argument but she ran after a bit of encouragement. Still can't leave the garage though......
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Post by: Bud on January 28, 2018, 11:58:56 pm
Another mid 50's day in January!  Took my GS1100GK for a 40 mile ride just to keep her limbered up.  Got ole Suzi juiced up on some tcw3 for another round of winter hibernation.  Is it spring yet?
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Post by: ZG on January 29, 2018, 02:10:16 am
Another mid 50's day in January!  Took my GS1100GK for a 40 mile ride just to keep her limbered up.  Got ole Suzi juiced up on some tcw3 for another round of winter hibernation.  Is it spring yet?

Juice the Suzi day indeed Bud, like Spring in January!   :49:

That GS is looking clean!  :great:
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Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on January 30, 2018, 10:04:15 am
You guys must go through a lot of "StaBil". I remember one year it was like this I burned up a whole bottle of the stuff.  :motonoises:

Eh, it'll be spring soon enough, so I'll wait.   :great:
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Post by: Diz on January 30, 2018, 10:15:06 am
Convertible hibernates?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on January 30, 2018, 10:46:02 am
Convertible hibernates?

Ummm... why, yes. Yes it does.      :(

(https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/006017678951/media/123245680567/medium/1481811581/enhance)

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Post by: Diz on January 31, 2018, 10:15:30 am
Beautiful place for a nap!  :great:
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Post by: m in sc on February 13, 2018, 02:37:06 pm
fit some chambers to the 70 HS1. might get 70mph out of this thing yet.  :D

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/70%20hs1/20180212_1418351_zpsxqnmv9ac.jpg)



https://youtu.be/YvAQ2-6Hk1I (https://youtu.be/YvAQ2-6Hk1I)



^ video.
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Post by: Diz on February 16, 2018, 10:01:01 am
Almost blew up the Honda trying to jump start it. Didn't want to take out the battery to access the positive terminal so I tried a Rube Goldberg option. Didn't work out for me.  :-[  Fried a battery tender but got her going. Ice was gone from drive, access road is in mud season; so I said "What the heck" and took her for a ride. Some parts of the ride were in refrigerator mode as the snow alongside the asphalt was melting but not creating a run off. Instead; great banks of fog or condensation hung in the air and it felt like the temp dropped 15* as I rode through. But first ride of 2018! :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on February 27, 2018, 08:09:05 pm
Put a battery in the GL650 SilverWing today and fired it up for the first time since having the engine out to repair the starter clutch and rebuild the water pump.  There was NO slippage of the starter clutch and after a couple of smacks on the coolant pipe, no leaks from the cooling system.  :beerchug: I haven't gotten any new mufflers yet, so the neighbors had no problem hearing it run!  :motonoises: :motonoises: Now I have to figure out why it's idling too fast.
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Post by: SteveJ. on February 28, 2018, 01:49:59 am
Finished up the Therm O Bob install a coupla days ago on the itty bitty six fiddy Versys. And just bought a Madstad for it. Scored a used one for $125 shipped.  :great:
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Post by: ron203 on February 28, 2018, 01:59:59 am
NOW I can update this since I have another bike... I ordered highway pegs for the 2008 Wing. They're coming Friday.
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Post by: SteveJ. on February 28, 2018, 04:26:17 am
NOW I can update this since I have another bike... I ordered highway pegs for the 2008 Wing. They're coming Friday.

Is that your bike or Mrs203's?   :rotflmao: :nananana: :beerchug: :beerchug:
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Post by: ron203 on February 28, 2018, 07:54:48 am
 :-X

 Happy Wife, Happy Life. (So long as she continues to let me live indoors I don't care.) ;)  She's taking some students out of town over spring break (London), so I plan a shakedown ride (or three).

It's part of what my co-worker calls "Retirement Prep & Practice." One more piece in the long range plan.

The Wing will be the long distance hauler that takes us places,while the C-14 goes with us in the toy hauler, TO places and also serves as the "day in the mountains with the boys" ride. 

Both combined < the cost of a new Wing.  I wasn't really looking for a Wing at this moment, but had toyed with the idea of getting one next year. Then I stumbled across this one at a good price. I think there's going to be a temporary slump in prices as the 2018's hit the market but that it'll rebound as the weather warms up, so I grabbed it.

I've got a little farkling to do in the next year or so.
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Post by: SteveJ. on February 28, 2018, 01:49:39 pm
:-X

 Happy Wife, Happy Life. (So long as she continues to let me live indoors I don't care.) ;)  She's taking some students out of town over spring break (London), so I plan a shakedown ride (or three).

It's part of what my co-worker calls "Retirement Prep & Practice." One more piece in the long range plan.

The Wing will be the long distance hauler that takes us places,while the C-14 goes with us in the toy hauler, TO places and also serves as the "day in the mountains with the boys" ride. 

Both combined < the cost of a new Wing.  I wasn't really looking for a Wing at this moment, but had toyed with the idea of getting one next year. Then I stumbled across this one at a good price. I think there's going to be a temporary slump in prices as the 2018's hit the market but that it'll rebound as the weather warms up, so I grabbed it.

I've got a little farkling to do in the next year or so.

Awesome.

Retirement prepping is very important. Stay diligent.
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Post by: ron203 on February 28, 2018, 11:19:39 pm
I'm paying VERY close attention to the pro's such as SteveJ.   ;)

I'm a great copycat...
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Post by: m in sc on March 02, 2018, 02:23:34 pm
many many cans of brake cleaner and scrubbing, all new seals, and the t500 bottom is ready for the new top end. (72 suzuki titan)
 note the hammer marks on piston to left. thanks PO.  :-[   after frame and swingarm back from powdercoater, should be a pretty quick reassmebly. deadline: deals gap 2 stroke meet april 29-may 5th. 
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Post by: danodemotoman on March 02, 2018, 07:08:04 pm
m in sc,

 Keep reporting the build!
 I had a first year (In USA) 68 in 70 bought from brother and a '70 in 99-2004
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Post by: SteveJ. on March 03, 2018, 01:04:45 am
Installed a Madstad on the six fiddy Versys today. I likey.
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Post by: m in sc 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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Post by: connie_rider 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.

Ride safe, Ted


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

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Post by: m in sc 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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Post by: SteveJ. 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.

 :great:
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Post by: m in sc 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:




Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 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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Post by: SteveJ. 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/images/battery-monitor-information.jpg)

http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php (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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Post by: worncog 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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Post by: SteveJ. 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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Post by: ron203 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:

([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/images/battery-monitor-information.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url] ([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url])

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


 :great:
like it!
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Post by: SteveJ. 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:

([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/images/battery-monitor-information.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url] ([url]http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/sparkright-eclipse-battery-voltage-monitor.php[/url])

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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Post by: worncog 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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Post by: SteveJ. 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:
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Post by: mr t on April 03, 2018, 11:18:02 pm
No you don't!

       Tom Taylor COG#7173
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Post by: SteveJ. 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:

 :beerchug:
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Post by: KevinRLI 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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Post by: m in sc 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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Post by: danodemotoman 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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Post by: Bud on April 16, 2018, 09:23:49 am
Looking good Mark!   :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Post by: SteveJ. on April 16, 2018, 10:52:22 am
Awesome.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud 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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Post by: Diz on April 27, 2018, 08:32:42 am
I finally registered the Honda No more illegal runs through my rural county  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: jettawreck 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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Post by: Diz 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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Post by: VisionDonNebr 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.   
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: AmphibSailor on May 18, 2018, 10:10:35 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.)

A T500 was my first bike...!  Brings back memories... :motonoises:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: m in sc on May 18, 2018, 11:17:29 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.
mine used to do that! had one when i was 21.. drove me nuts (as i used it to commute on it back then).  had forgotten about that.
deeper groove on the shaft cam helped via a file


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A T500 was my first bike...!  Brings back memories... :motonoises:


did a week at deals gap with it and my RD just a week or so ago for the 2 stroke meet. It did great.

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g348/rooskie3/Deals%20Gap/gap-18/DSCI0372_zpsjilxk9nr.jpg)

 





Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 18, 2018, 11:42:05 am
The T500 turned out great Mark! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 20, 2018, 01:59:49 pm
This is in the other bike section because it's my son's C10.  This is a project that has been going on for too long.  Both of us have worked on this.  It has been off the road for a few years for upgrade work.  It has :ZX9 forks, brakes and front wheel.  Tapered roller steering head bearings.  1 inch bars that taper to 7/8 inch at the grips with pro taper risers.  Spiegler front brake lines and clutch line.  Barnett custom length throttle cables.  A meanstreak rear wheel.  A Corbin seat for the moment.  Madstad windshield off of my 05, while it's down for a fairing replacement.  The headlight was damaged when he got it so it was replaced with a good one that also had the protector installed.  I repaired 2 broken tabs on the upper fairing and fixed a broken tab on one of the turn signals.  It has not one, but two cup holders in holes the previous owner cut for speakers.  The oil and filter have been changed.  The final drive oil has been changed.  The coolant has been changed as well as a good scrubbing of the coolant recovery tank.  The valves have been adjusted as well as a new valve cover gasket.  The tires are Pirelli Angel GT's.  The fuel in the tank was dumped and replaced with fresh gas.  The petcock was also replaced with a brand new one. 

My first comment is that the wheel, tire and fork upgrades have transformed the feel of the bike completely.  It handles a lot better than before and deals with bumps better.  I'm amazed that the carbs managed to take that much sitting and come back to life running great!  I attribute that to running 2 stroke mix from a test tank from time to time.  First start, it fired right up with the enricher.  After a bit of running and coaxing, the high speed jets cleared and it runs like a top!  I really feel like we were lucky to have dodged the "plugged up carbs" bullet.

For a 1987 (same age as my son Bud) with 100,247 miles, I think it's a pretty nice bike.  My hope is that he keeps it FOREVER! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on May 21, 2018, 08:54:37 am
Very nice , wouldn't even think it's a Frankenbike! It was a labor of love and that might make your wish come true.   :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on May 21, 2018, 01:51:11 pm
This is in the other bike section because it's my son's C10.  This is a project that has been going on for too long.  Both of us have worked on this.  It has been off the road for a few years for upgrade work.  It has :ZX9 forks, brakes and front wheel.  Tapered roller steering head bearings.  1 inch bars that taper to 7/8 inch at the grips with pro taper risers.  Spiegler front brake lines and clutch line.  Barnett custom length throttle cables.  A meanstreak rear wheel.  A Corbin seat for the moment.  Madstad windshield off of my 05, while it's down for a fairing replacement.  The headlight was damaged when he got it so it was replaced with a good one that also had the protector installed.  I repaired 2 broken tabs on the upper fairing and fixed a broken tab on one of the turn signals.  It has not one, but two cup holders in holes the previous owner cut for speakers.  The oil and filter have been changed.  The final drive oil has been changed.  The coolant has been changed as well as a good scrubbing of the coolant recovery tank.  The valves have been adjusted as well as a new valve cover gasket.  The tires are Pirelli Angel GT's.  The fuel in the tank was dumped and replaced with fresh gas.  The petcock was also replaced with a brand new one. 

My first comment is that the wheel, tire and fork upgrades have transformed the feel of the bike completely.  It handles a lot better than before and deals with bumps better.  I'm amazed that the carbs managed to take that much sitting and come back to life running great!  I attribute that to running 2 stroke mix from a test tank from time to time.  First start, it fired right up with the enricher.  After a bit of running and coaxing, the high speed jets cleared and it runs like a top!  I really feel like we were lucky to have dodged the "plugged up carbs" bullet.

For a 1987 (same age as my son Bud) with 100,247 miles, I think it's a pretty nice bike.  My hope is that he keeps it FOREVER!

Really like the cupholder liners.  :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 21, 2018, 02:00:24 pm
That turned out to be a good application for those! ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on May 22, 2018, 08:48:38 am
Don, just put a little dab of JB Weld on that choke. It won't give you any more problems!

Yer welcome!

 :))
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on May 23, 2018, 01:31:11 am
Thanks Jerry but sometimes I do need it to close..at least for a short time.  Did some filing, found a better tab on a junk 450 Honda twin carb  in my shed, some bending, hopefully problem has now gone a way (but I haven't tested it yet.)   
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Diz on May 27, 2018, 09:05:21 am
The Honda finally got a complete set of new shoes. Got my own tire changer cause it was such a hassle to get tires changed. No close independent shop to bring wheels with new rubber for a change. Dealer stopped matching internet prices and raised the price and the amount of time waiting for a tire change. Read where one of our members shared my frustration and bought a tire changer. I said I could do that. 1st tire took an hour to change (just the tire, getting it off and on is another story), 2nd only about 20 minutes from dismount to balancing. Technique is acquired and things go faster. But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Strawboss on May 27, 2018, 04:00:23 pm
My Triumph Bonneville is getting new pads/rotors,calipers, master cylinder and the forks are getting a good going over to make the bike safe again. I'll be doing the small stuff later, air cleaners, fuel/oil lines, fuel taps, peg rubbers, etc...
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: GKreamer on May 29, 2018, 04:24:18 pm
But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Simple- you DON'T!!  :))
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Bud on May 30, 2018, 10:23:53 pm
But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Simple- you DON'T!!  :))

Listen to George! :great:
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 24, 2018, 08:27:51 pm
Hmmm...crickets. I can hear the crickets.

Anyhow, I just put a Shoodaben Engineering sticker on my 650 Versys. SiSF flashed her up yesterday. I like.

The bike is also getting a new chain and sprockets and new rear tire in anticipation of the COG September Trifecta. Should be close to 4k miles. I did manage to wear out a set of tires plus an extra rear on my recent four month Roadtrek/ride about.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: Sailor Rich on August 24, 2018, 09:46:37 pm
Can't wait to hear the improvements to your ride Steve!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on August 24, 2018, 10:38:04 pm
Hiya Sailor Rich. Here is a copy of what I posted on the Versys forum yesterday.

Oh, and say howdy to Canadian Steve and Mrs. Canadian Steve iffn you run into them for me.

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My '15 got flashed today.

I rode over to Steve in Sunny FL's house this morning. Both of our intent was to compare my stock bike with now over 46k miles on it to his bike with his flash in it over a varying route and nit pick on the flash. We did maybe 10-20% of the route and I told Steve that I want it. So we cut the ride short and went back to his place to do the deed. It's done.

One of the things that I requested is to mellow out the throttle response in the very low rpms to help with off road riding. This he accomplished. When on the pegs the throttle is much easier modulate. This only comes into play below 3k rpm so the mid range and higher is not affected. This is truly awesome.

Speaking of mid range, a noticeable improvement in smartly applied throttle. Where I used to get a rush around 6k or better, now that rush is not so pronounced because the bike is already making good power. Throttle response and performance is much improved in the 3k and up range. 4k actually has some umph now.

One more thing, Steve set the cooling fan to come on ten degrees cooler. Seems to work well with my Therm o Bob.

All in all, I like it. It ain't 100hp, but, oh well. The low-mid range extra punch and response is welcome and the reduced response below 3k is just plain awesome.

Gonna head up to the north GA mountains after Labor Day to really have some fun with it. Yeehaw.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: SteveJ. on October 18, 2018, 08:55:29 pm
My '15 650 Versys got it's brain's electrons manipulated at Shoodaben Engineering yesterday. Steve is definitely talented. This bike now runs like it should and proudly wears the Shoodaben Engineering sticker.

Today she got a new rear tire mounted up and is also getting an oil transfusion. Getting ready for a week or two up in the Smoly Mountains.



Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: ron203 on October 19, 2018, 07:26:42 am
Installed Projekt D helmet locks on the rack. They should be standard equipment. $65 and about 15 minutes.
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: worncog on October 20, 2018, 05:08:58 pm
I managed to pile more stuff on top of the Super Tenere as part of the return from evacuation/Barbers/two BDR/return from Seattle cleanup. I'll eventually get to wash the desert off of it... just not sure when.

At least my wife considers it somewhat normal to have a dirt bike on the patio. That will wear off soon. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
Post by: VisionDonNebr on October 23, 2018, 11:48:47 pm
First oil change done (by me) on my 2014 CTX 700 today  Oil filter had me worried for a moment but using an "official Honda" oil filter socket it soon came off.  At least Honda is nice enough to sale you at a reasonable price a package with an oil filter and the socket to take the filter off with. Otherwise it was sure easier to change than my (now gone) C10 was.

No more problems with my 1970 CL350, rode it in the "Gentleman's" fund raiser on a cold (about 50 degrees)  misty sometimes light rainy Sunday in Omaha, NE.  Can't say I enjoyed the ride much on that miserable day but the old 350 ran perfect all day (did about 70 miles).  Day did not end perfect however got home, took a picture of my now very dirty classic bike that should not have to go out in the rain, in looking at the picture notice the old girl had spit out the left turn signal-fender bolt and not a bolt you can go to your local hardware store and buy.   Runs perfect all day but has to spit out this hard to replace bolt!  I did find a bolt in my pile the correct threads and length then put a piece of rubber hose where the original bolt is thick, it will work till I find an original. 

No, I couldn't skip the ride, I had pledges to fulfill.