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Old 05-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #661
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note to self...do not take the bike off the center stand, it can not be moved...please wait until rebuilt shock arrives and is installed
NOT THE NEW ONE, I hope!!!
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:03 AM   #662
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NOT THE NEW ONE, I hope!!!
ha ha no. The poor K75 has been sitting in the corner with no shock since March. Good thing is I now own a motorcycle jack.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:59 PM   #663
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Notes to self:

1. When installed upside down, fork seals don't...
2. With sufficient practice (see #1), seals are a 30 minute job (now...)
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #664
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I deployed the sidestand on a recent dirt outing and climbed off my bike like I usually do. It promptly laid dowm for a nap as the kickstand sunk into the sand and tried to take me with it.

After years of dedicated use my SNB was MIA from the sidestand. I had forgotten how naked and unprotected my bike is without that little support pad of rubber mounted on the kickstand!

I did go back and find it, in the road, right where a mud rut had hit the kickstand and caused the hose clamp to fail.

It is installed back in it's rightful place now sporting a brand new hose clamp. Not bad for twelve years of use!
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:29 PM   #665
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I deployed the sidestand on a recent dirt outing and climbed off my bike like I usually do. It promptly laid dowm for a nap as the kickstand sunk into the sand and tried to take me with it.
I did basically the same thing only with me perched on the bike, leaning back on my luggage to take a nap.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:48 AM   #666
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When grinding or welding remove any bales of steel wool from the vicinity.
One spark and they start to burn pretty rapidly.
I took off my welding helmet and smelt paper burning, it was the cardboard around the bale of 0000 steel wool starting to catch from the heat inside the bale, the wool was red hot!
If I had walked out and left it, the whole workshop could have gone up, scary.
I must get a smoke alarm and run it back inside.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #667
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Note to self>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>must buy a Yamaha Roadliner or Stratoliner after riding a used '07 Roadliner posted on Craigslist yesterday............nice bike and my only concern was that the '06'07 bikes have known 3rd gear problems.......................................... ...........otherwise, a much nicer cruiser than my '07 RoadKing.

FYI..............I like all motorcycles------------own a 2009 KLR650, a 2003 DRZ400S, and have a 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere on order with an August delivery.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #668
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Note to self: Remember that JB-weld has a funny reaction when exposed to small powerful magnetic fields, when wet the metal dust will pile up on top of one pole and suck all the epoxy away from where it should be.

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Old 06-21-2011, 07:37 PM   #669
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Oh yeah, i never thought about that.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:54 PM   #670
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Oh yeah, i never thought about that.
To ne honest neither did I till I tried glueing a small magnet into one of the holes in my front brake disc for a cycle computer to replace the (broken)cable driven speedo.
I had to use some clear epoxy instead of JB-weld.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:56 PM   #671
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Note to self: Remember that JB-weld has a funny reaction when exposed to small powerful magnet fields, when wet the metal dust will pile up on top of one pole and suck all the epoxy away from where it should be.
Damn! NOW I know why the magnet I jbwelded into the bottom of a /2 oil pan didn't stick.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:09 AM   #672
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Note to self: Remember that JB-weld has a funny reaction when exposed to small powerful magnetic fields, when wet the metal dust will pile up on top of one pole and suck all the epoxy away from where it should be.
Wow that's one I wouldn't have anticipated! Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #673
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Never, ever, ever assume that if the light isn't working that the wire is safe to cut without checking if it's unpluged from the wall...

I'm still dumbfounded how I didn't get electrocuted, but the pliers won't cut anything any more
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:35 AM   #674
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Never, ever, ever assume that if the light isn't working that the wire is safe to cut without checking if it's unpluged from the wall...

I'm still dumbfounded how I didn't get electrocuted, but the pliers won't cut anything any more
Has your vision recovered from the flash yet?
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #675
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Has your vision recovered from the flash yet?
I was distracted by something else and wasn't looking at it Anyway, I learnt my lesson
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