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Old 01-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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Swapped carbs replacing spark plugs getting ready for a ride tomorrow
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
I can post up the other way if you want to see it..... it still has to upload.
That is a sweet road. I like the technical stuff like that.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:54 PM
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Figured out the Gremlin that has caused me grief in the carbs for the past 24 hours. Parts on order. Ill get out there some day!
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Do tell!
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:37 PM
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
Running a GoPro HD I assume? I sure like the helmet view. Less wind noise than I would have guessed. Any negatives to mounting up there, ie: increased noise in the helmet, buffeting, or anything like that?

nice road too! Making me look forward to my yearly NorCal trip again!
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:00 PM
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Painted my frame with spray on bed liner


Painted my subframe with bed liner too


Took some blown out mufflers and shortened them 4 inches, gutted them and put 12" glass packs inside and polished them up

Painted my radiators black too
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:01 PM
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by wyldryce View Post
Running a GoPro HD I assume? I sure like the helmet view. Less wind noise than I would have guessed. Any negatives to mounting up there, ie: increased noise in the helmet, buffeting, or anything like that?

nice road too! Making me look forward to my yearly NorCal trip again!
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Yeah I was loaned a GoPro I to try out. I have had no problems or issues with it mounted to the helmet.

I also have a nice tank mount but i still have my original windscreen and as i bought the bike in '97 I don't think you could see all that well....
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Cool...I'll have to pick one up before I make the trip this year!
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:46 PM
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So is there ice on the road?
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No ice.... damn I was taking it easy but didn't think I was going that slow.....

Wet spots and dirt but no ice....
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:40 PM
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Installed a ZX6R Mosfet R/R to the 'Hawk with an Eastern Beaver wiring kit.

Good stuff.
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Headed here today with my normal group. About 25 of us will do the one hour ride south.
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Started her up just to hear her roar and wake the old neighbors up from their nap. Since I live in ohio there won't be any riding tell late March if I'm lucky.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:43 PM
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Walked by mine in the garage. Does that count?
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:17 PM
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did some tapping

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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did some tapping

Nice. That's what I was planning on doing since I'm painting my swing arm.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:58 PM
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spent a good two hours fixing my water pump fubar.
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Went for a test ride on a recently assembled VTR that's going up for sale soon.

Met my friend at 9:30am to ride into our mandatory work meeting together. Temperature was in the mid 30's, so the 8-10 mile ride was short enough for me.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:30 AM
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Got the frame polished up and the Swing arm done.... Now fighting with the stupid powdercoating on the rims so I can polish those as well.... And started working on disassembling the carbs for a cleaning...
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Use aircraft paint stripper for the PC... works wonders! it's like 5-10 bucks at ACE
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:08 AM
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we have some at school its the bull dog brand and It really didnt do squat... I left it on according to the directions and it still didnt do anything... how many applications do you guys normally use??? i did 2.... and will have pics in my profile on here soon of the rebuild.... As some of you guys know I repainted the bike fairings last summer... and and now just finishing up the bike on how I want it...

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:53 AM
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I use this stuff and if the paint hasn't bubbled in 10 minutes after 1 coat, it probably won't work. Sometimes it takes a couple of rounds of stripping before I get it all off, but it's usually pretty apparent that it's working when it does. I've found that it does absolutely nothing to anodization (stripping black paint off of gold calipers didn't take any of the gold of whatsoever).

JascoŽ Premium Paint & Epoxy Remover (GJBP00202) - 6 Pack - Paint & Varnish Chemical Removers - Ace Hardware

Also, paint melter is also flesh melter, so careful where you get this stuff!
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mertechperformance View Post
spent a good two hours fixing my water pump fubar.
I might be joining that club with you at the beginning of the season...

Replaced my mechanical seal and haven't started the bike since. I didn't check the depth either, so it may be too deep...

Crossing my fingers.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:52 PM
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When I broke my seal, it leaked just sitting there. So you're probably good. You can always turn the crank bolt to try to listen for the pump scraping the cover w/out turning it on. May even be better to do it this way first anyway
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
When I broke my seal, it leaked just sitting there. So you're probably good. You can always turn the crank bolt to try to listen for the pump scraping the cover w/out turning it on. May even be better to do it this way first anyway
Thanks 7moore7.

I think I initially had it pressed in too far, as it seemed to hang up a bit when I turned the impeller by hand. I put it out what I think was the same distance it was at when I pressed the impeller out of my smashed cover, but I'm just a little jumpy since I didn't measure it with a micrometer.

Time will tell, lol
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:57 AM
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Changed the erl, did we not agree that Rotella 15/40 from MegaLoMart was fine and dandy?
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:53 PM
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Put on 65 chilly miles to check out my two friends and their new bikes.
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Dug mine out of the haybarn and cut 5" off my Hindles!looks a little less chunky and sounds about the same.Still a foot of snow here!
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