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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #450 on: July 13, 2020, 10:17:51 pm »
Had a 66 mustang I painted Wimbledon white and the 62 econoline truck might have been the same color.  I miss that truck.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #451 on: July 25, 2020, 09:59:49 pm »
I put new shoes on the Honda. Had a great experience with Roadsmart 111 on the Connie, 9100 miles with a lot of 2 up. It worked out that both bikes needed tires at the same time. 7000 on Pilot road 2 for the Honda and cost about $60 less per set. I really loved the wet traction I had with the 111's, even after 6000 miles. Spoiled the little girl with oil and primary drive change, grease on shifter barrel but should have done brake pads...... In a 1000 miles

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #452 on: July 25, 2020, 10:07:30 pm »
Can't hardly believe 9K on RS111, have about 3K on mine and they look half worn. So anyway, decided at 45K miles and 15 years on my trusty 05 ZX-10 it was ready for fuel sock R&R. 15 bucks for 3!! So I get to do my son's 07 ZX-10. Was not too nasty, took my time and was done in an hour.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #453 on: July 26, 2020, 09:57:04 pm »
Can't hardly believe 9K on RS111, have about 3K on mine and they look half worn. So anyway, decided at 45K miles and 15 years on my trusty 05 ZX-10 it was ready for fuel sock R&R. 15 bucks for 3!! So I get to do my son's 07 ZX-10. Was not too nasty, took my time and was done in an hour.


I'm sure we have different riding styles I still had 2 or 3 chicken strips on the edges of the tread  :))

Is that amount of debris considered normal for the mileage or time? Amazing engine to perform through that

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #454 on: July 26, 2020, 10:25:59 pm »
Yeah, riding styles and local pavement/temperatures/moon phases...so may variables!! As far as that filter, I have seen worse with lower mileage bikes, so I think it is about average for that many miles. I am usually pretty picky about fill ups and fuel.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #455 on: July 27, 2020, 01:28:24 am »
Sooo, I changed my son's fuel filter a few minutes ago and OMG, it was nasty! Now his ZX-10 is a 2007, about 24K miles, and has sat mostly for the last 3 years. Long story, it was stolen by a local (Spokanistan) Russian bike theft ring around 2015. He found it a month later after it had been abortionized, but he got it back. I spent a month helping him get it roadworthy again and we took an epic ride the breadth of Wa State on US 20 that was captured in Rider Magazine in 2017. He then embarked on 2 years of re schooling and multiple job changes as a biomedical tech, and the bike has sat...a lot.

So fast forward and he is ready to refresh the ride and get back to the roads, and his cousin and he agree to repaint the bastardized bike and new plastics. My nephew is a brilliant body and paint guy. My nephew and I conspire about a 'custom' paint job keeping my son out of the loop. We are all fans of the Coen Bros and the movie The Big Lebowski. With the fact the bike was stolen by Russians and my boy wanting a white paint job, the White Russian thing was a natural. We came up with some other subtle graphics and it is awesome I think.

Anyways since the tank was off and I had spare filter socks, we pulled his and it was a blob of gray glump! Can't believe he got any fuel pressure. It is off to Bend, OR to be re-assembled  and we hope to ride in September. Here are some pics of the skins.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #456 on: July 27, 2020, 08:18:41 am »
Love that white! Great graphics artist!

Rte. 20 is awesome, hope your riding weather is dry for September  :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #457 on: August 01, 2020, 03:13:54 am »
I pulled out my dual sport and gave it some time on the road. Part way through the ride she started stalling and had decreased power. Partway back home she stuttered a bit and came back to life. My guess is aged fuel telling me I have neglected her.
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