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Old 12-01-2012, 03:05 AM   #71
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Location: Cumbria, UK
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Thumb GS Update: Brakes done!

XL Update: I managed to score a NOS LHS airbox-to-carb hose off ebay. That might not seem much of a high point to many of you, but it's a key piece of the puzzle for me. They are a discontinued part and these XL bits (along with side panels, etc.) are uber-rare in the UK - this is the first I've seen for sale since I started looking months ago. While there are plenty of them in Germany or France, the postage really does bump up the end cost and I'm working on a budget here . I could have gone for separate cone filters but I'd rather get it running well as a stock bike before I start modifying it.

I've also just ordered the bearing puller for the crank bearing and put decals on the fuel tank - a pic of that will no doubt follow but I can't get into my garage right now as the doors are locked by ice .

Originally Posted by kmequint View Post
I must have an awesome parts guy at my local Honda dealer. 98% of the time I order parts I get them in two working days.
Sounds like you're getting a great service there.
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