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Old 02-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #4681
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As for the throttle cable, I am curious whether or not the return cable is absolutely necessary. There is an abundant number of return springs on each carb.

Safety Third and all . . .
Abundant until the main cable is worn out and hooks the throttle open. BTDT.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:18 AM   #4682
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Hmmm....good call on the safety wire...thanks for the idea
I use a safety pin that goes through the bolt. Instead of safety wire. I used this on race bikes for years and saved me plenty of time (but more importantly, you don't have to have safety wire with you during your travel ... For that purpose at least)

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:56 AM   #4683
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Nice! Do you have a photo of the other end?




Would be interested to hear what you think of it.. I've been considering trying one instead of a TKC
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:51 AM   #4684
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Sorry Geek, I don't. Maybe next time I take some pix I will remember...

It's a quickie safety-wire job; take a coupla wraps around the hose good and tight just above the fitting, then twist the wire and route to tighten across the flats of the hose fitting and take another coulpla wraps good n tight where the blue part swivels; the idea is that to loosen it's gotta get longer and you're preventing that; then twist the wire and route again (tightening, always tightening) to the hole(s) drilled in the end plug. It's better to just drill all the fittings, but we used this method for all the oil lines back in the day on early GSXRs at the racetrack and until an idiot did it badly, it passed tech just fine. These days you've gotta drill it all for tech, but done well this is in my experience a reliable method. The other end works the same way, but is tied (tightening, alway tightening) to a hole drilled in the aluminum bridge to keep the whole hose from rotating somehow and undoing the connector to the tank.

I ziptied the end to the wiring loop rather than the oil lines because I'm anal and did once crack a hard line by fastening something to it that wasn't stock. Theres a coupla o-rings and a length of clear hose protecting the R/R (o-rings hold the hose in place).

I'm anxious to try out the T-63; as I noted in the other thread the knobs are awful short compared to the TKC...but it gets good reveiws here, so we will see...it does seem to sit "rounder" on the rim than the TKC.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:01 PM   #4685
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Bought it! Gotta love a pre-farkled bike.

Damn, I love riding this thing.

They are fun aren't they?
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #4686
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #4687
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #4688
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Nice! Do you have a photo of the other end?
Forget it Ed. It's blue, not black .

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Old 02-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #4689
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Got my drain hose from CJ and plan to install it next 990 oil change, soon. I got the basic black & blue since I figure it's mostly hidden anyway. I like the idea of safety wiring. I'll drill mine and do that too.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #4690
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field tire change

Had my first (believe me, I was overdue!) big-bike flat on Saturday. A small, ancient, beautifully patinaed nail. Just for the record, I was curious about the whole side-stand-bead-breaking thing. Worked like a champ. TKC's and a vise usually does the trick at home, but this was actually easier. Aside from some noob style errors (leaving the bearing side in the dirt) it all went smoothly with no blood and very little sweat. I bent one of my titanium tire irons putting it back on, but that was mostly from being too greedy. First time with CO2 as well, and I have to say I'm DEFINITELY making sure I have plenty of those bad boys in my kit for the next time. 1+ big cartridges did the trick. A little soapy water and voila!! So thanks to all of you anonymous posters and your stories I was prepared, and the entire experience turned into a nice lunch break instead of an "oh shite, there I was...".
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:57 AM   #4691
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This is what the mailman brought me today:) Sadly it's one of the last ones, as Michelin stoped the production of this model IMO it's the best ever front tire for riding in sand / loose gravel with a relatively long wearing time.

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #4692
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Having changed the battery for the 2nd time over 4 years, and knowing the voltage regulator has been updated (since 2007), I decided to test if the new one will make my battery last longer.
New code is 60011034100, 96€ in Italy.

I made some measurements (in red old VR values).

Ignition OFF : 12.74V
Ignition ON : 12.45V
Cranking: 9.86V

Lights OFF, @idle : 14.37V - 13.98V
Lights OFF, @5000rpm : 14.38V - 13.70V

Lights ON, @idle : 14.18V - 13.88V
Lights ON, @5000rpm : 14.17V - 13.10V

Lights + heated grips, @idle : 13.99V
Lights + heated grips, @5000rpm : 13.98V

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Old 02-28-2012, 06:48 AM   #4693
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Having changed the battery for the 2nd time over 4 years, and knowing the voltage regulator has been updated (since 2007), I decided to test if the new one will make my battery last longer.
New code is 60011034100, 96€ in Italy.

I made some measurements (in red old VR values).

Ignition OFF : 12.74V
Ignition ON : 12.45V
Cranking: 9.86V

Lights OFF, @idle : 14.37V - 13.98V
Lights OFF, @5000rpm : 14.38V - 13.70V

Lights ON, @idle : 14.18V - 13.88V
Lights ON, @5000rpm : 14.17V - 13.10V

Lights + heated grips, @idle : 13.99V
Lights + heated grips, @5000rpm : 13.98V

Interesting you posted this....I have the same year with original battery and usually put my bike on a Battery Tender after every ride.
For the last couple of weeks I have not because its connected to my other bike. My battery doesn't seem as strong...the addition
of a voltmeter confirms I see the same voltages you list in red.
I wonder if I have been masking a problem by using a battery tender....I'm going to keep it off the charger for while and see what happens.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:56 AM   #4694
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May be things have changed these last years and I'm not aware, but I always heard about 13,8 Volt being the correct value.
I guess AGM battery being more and more common could be the reason for an increase of this value
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #4695
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Garage Day

Did a few things:



Intalled the Adventure Machines second fan. Great piece of gear and well engineered. The bracket keeps the fan away from the rad and fits perfectly in the space provided. By loosening all 4 rad bolts I was able to reach in(still not easy) to disconnect the harness, and install the new one.




Insulated the engine side of the tanks to help keep the the fuel cooler and maybe save the pump.






Installed the WELD 86 skid plate and side stand bracket.

Put the bike back together and installed a Ram Mount for a Go-Pro camera on the front Crash bar.

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