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What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?

SteveJ

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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.
 

Speedy2

Scooter
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...
 

Sport rider

Iron Butt
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.
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
Sport Rider said:
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.
 

Gypsy JR

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Member
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.
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
Gypsy JR said:
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:
 

Gypsy JR

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SteveJ. said:
Gypsy JR said:
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.
 

SteveJ

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Member
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.
 

Tim R

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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.
 

txfatboy

Scooter
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
 

SteveJ

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txfatboy said:
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.
 
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.
 

smithr

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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.
 

SteveJ

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VisionDonNebr said:
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.
 

Stevewfl

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SteveJ. said:
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
 

face33

Sport Tourer
txfatboy said:
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:

 

SteveJ

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stevewfl said:
SteveJ. said:
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?
 

seagiant

Sport Tourer
smithr1 said:
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
 

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mattchewn

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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!

 

txfatboy

Scooter
Fais said:
txfatboy said:
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
 

txfatboy

Scooter
SteveJ. said:
txfatboy said:
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:
 

Tim R

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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:
 

heel2d

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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.


 

SteveJ

Member
Member
I washed my Versys650 again. Third time now.  :eek:

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:

 

tk1ng

Member
Member
Fork oil!  It was suggested going to a heavier oil (from 10 to 15), because I'm huge (6'3" 240). 

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It was dirty and low.  I might be the first to have changed it...
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Not nearly so wallowy now, tight even... then I cleaned it after going for a ride on salty, sandy, Ontario February roads...
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scout

Bicycle
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!
 

Tim R

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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.  :)
 

face33

Sport Tourer


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:
 

gbike

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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
 

Paulie

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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
 

SteveJ

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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:
 

txfatboy

Scooter
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:
 

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jettawreck

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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.
 

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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. 
 

cog1374

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VisionDonNebr said:
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!  ;)
 
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....??

 

SteveJ

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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.
 

LSGiant

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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.
 

Gypsy JR

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scout said:
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.
 

Gypsy JR

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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.

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MAN OF BLUES

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Gypsy JR said:
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.

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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


Of course a glock in the tankbag works, but I'm funny about crossing state lines and such.. dooing that. :great: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
 

Gypsy JR

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MAN OF BLUES said:
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!
 

jettawreck

Crotch Rocket
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.
 

smithr

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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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