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Old 10-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #7741
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Not to get to personal, but ladies usually have longer legs than like height males...how tall is your lady? Was she on her tippy toes while stopped? TIA

Yeah -- hard to tell without pictures.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #7742
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Not to get to personal, but ladies usually have longer legs than like height males...how tall is your lady? Was she on her tippy toes while stopped? TIA
She is taller than me by an inch or two: I'm 5'7" and she 5'8"-n-change, equals the full toes of both her feet at a standing stop. She learned to ride with me though, so she isn't allowed to go for both feet at the same time, only the left foot down, to keep the rear brake covered, unless conditions call for the brake side foot, instead. (of course that swaps when she rides her right side shift/left side brake Triumph)

She barely tip toed on the 690SM we looked at on Saturday and it was soooo balanced that she felt like there wasn't any weight to keep upright. Luckily she felt the same balance on the 950, so she had lots of confidence riding it!
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #7743
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Yeah -- hard to tell without pictures.
Youse 'guise are just a bunch o' baiters!! I'll get a snap of her next ride...
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #7744
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Youse 'guise are just a bunch o' baiters!! I'll get a snap of her next ride...
After baiting for nearly a decade wiseblood was eventuually promoted to Master Baiter by the mods on advrider.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #7745
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Thanks for the info...gonna look at a 950SM and a SD on the 13th for fitment purposes. Figure a nice low miles SMR will come available in the middle of January when the Christmas bills start coming in... LOL

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #7746
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You'll find the seat on the SD a skosh lower, the suspension a bit shorter (and stouter) and the same superb handling. And if it's an R - about 15 more HP.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #7747
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I like the looks of the R more than the extra power it provides. 95hp in a 500# bike will be more than enough compared to the 115hp 1000# Goldwing I was riding. Both bikes I'll be looking at are low miles, but neither are R models. Like I said, in no hurry and when the right one comes along....BINGO!!

Thanks for the information.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #7748
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~35,000 miles. Investigating an oil leak, I traced it back to the o-ring that seals the gear indicator behind the sidestand mount. Difficult to see the area with the kickstand in place and I was fearing the worst. I've never been so glad to see a leaking seal

$0.35 part, item 26 in the picture. Same o-ring is used in the 9x0 and SE, so I ordered a couple.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:33 AM   #7749
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oil sight tube

well i finally got around to replacing my oil sight tube with a new one but one of the damn tapped holes will not screw down tightly with either of the bolts. cant be stripped as i used the correct bolt and didn't over tighten. has anyone experienced this? do you think loctite would be a bad idea considering its the oil tank? i noticed there was a spring on one of the bolts. is that there for a reason?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #7750
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well i finally got around to replacing my oil sight tube with a new one but one of the damn tapped holes will not screw down tightly with either of the bolts. cant be stripped as i used the correct bolt and didn't over tighten. has anyone experienced this? do you think loctite would be a bad idea considering its the oil tank? i noticed there was a spring on one of the bolts. is that there for a reason?
I don't know of any spring on the back of a banjo bolt for the oil sight tube!! The banjo bolts must have crush washers on each side to seal, like a brake line. Check for your crush washers on each side of fitting. No locktight is gonna seal that baby if she aint got crush washers...
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #7751
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thanks snowhawk....yup...both crush washers in place. im no mechanic but this job is as simple as it gets and yet im not getting it done.
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I don't know of any spring on the back of a banjo bolt for the oil sight tube!! The banjo bolts must have crush washers on each side to seal, like a brake line. Check for your crush washers on each side of fitting. No locktight is gonna seal that baby if she aint got crush washers...
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #7752
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Sounds like you pulled the threads out of the oil tank when you removed the bolt - the spring is the threads! May be able to use a heli-coil kit to replace the threads in the tank.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #7753
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Sounds like you pulled the threads out of the oil tank when you removed the bolt - the spring is the threads! May be able to use a heli-coil kit to replace the threads in the tank.

Jim
Genius!!
I didn't even think of the "spring" being the coil of thread...
I have used lots of helicoil kits over the years for head studs, case covers and spark plugs, shouldn't be a big issue for that oiltank repair.

'Course in my yard, we'ed just JB weld the holes shut and melt a dipstick into the oil cap...
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #7754
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~35,000 miles. Investigating an oil leak, I traced it back to the o-ring that seals the gear indicator behind the sidestand mount. Difficult to see the area with the kickstand in place and I was fearing the worst. I've never been so glad to see a leaking seal

$0.35 part, item 26 in the picture. Same o-ring is used in the 9x0 and SE, so I ordered a couple.

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I just received mine today! I developed the same leak (again) about a week ago and after elminating other possibilities and cleaning and watching it closely right after riding, I figured it was the gear position sensor o-ring!! My bike finally turned 40,000 miles last week, and it makes sense as I replaced the first one around 20,000 miles ago. I ordered a few to have some spares on hand. As the bike climbs up in miles, I am trying to have certain things on hand going forward such as:

Clutch master rebuild kit
Clutch Lever springs
Clutch fluid
Water Pump rebuild kit
Oil sight tube ( I had one fail while on a trip and this was not fun, I now keep an extra one waiting in my bag of tricks)
Fuel Pump
air filter
oil filters
Various clamps for coolant hoses
Some extra preformed and straight fuel line pieces
o-rings for the gear position sensor
carb o-rings

Not having these things on hand has caused me quite a bit of down time because inevitably I will need one of these things the day before I am going to leave on a trip!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #7755
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brilliant! now i need to buy another tool. guess ill be heading to the Sears Hardware..

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Sounds like you pulled the threads out of the oil tank when you removed the bolt - the spring is the threads! May be able to use a heli-coil kit to replace the threads in the tank.

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