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Old 05-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #1801
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #1802
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I still have a lot of catch up maintenance to do. I would guess the best time to change out the final drive oil would be during the dreaded spline maintenance. So I don't have to worry about spilling it?
Yup. Tranny too.

Here's some general maintenance tips in case you're interested: http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,339.0.html
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #1803
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:55 AM   #1804
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Yup. Tranny too.

Here's some general maintenance tips in case you're interested: http://www.motobrick.com/index.php/topic,339.0.html
Thanks Duck! I joined that forum yesterday or the day before.

I will go out on a limb and ask, are you the Frankenduck over there?

Hopefully, I'm not outing you in some way...

I just topped up the tranny (it was a bit low) and added a bit of lube to the final drive last night. Just to make sure the fill plugs came out and I wasn't going to find any unpleasantness in either, the final drive was a bit low and kind of "shiney" but nothing too bad. I'm hoping to tear into the splines this weekend, maybe. I have my trusty tube of Honda 60! I'm actually looking forward to it.

I sync'd my throttle bodies last night, holy shit that was easy-peasy (compared to syncing the carbs on my CB...). Literally 5 minutes.


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Old 05-03-2012, 06:06 AM   #1805
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Packed and ready for the Quail.....

I hope you strapped the front down twice, and at least once on each side in the rear!

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:10 AM   #1806
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I hope you strapped the front down twice, and at least once on each side in the rear!

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I hope Larry did too.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:18 AM   #1807
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #1808
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Sheesh, somebody needs to put some miles on that sucka!


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Old 05-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #1809
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I'm noticing the handle bars on your bike. These don't look like standard "C" or touring bars from here. Are they? If not please let me know.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #1810
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I'm noticing the handle bars on your bike. These don't look like standard "C" or touring bars from here. Are they? If not please let me know.
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I was at Larry's checking out the bike last fall, IIRC they're aftermarket Flanders bars.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #1811
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I was at Larry's checking out the bike last fall, IIRC they're aftermarket Flanders bars.
Thanks, I like the wider width, I'll make a note of that for my Dad's 88K75c.
I also like your work and data on the K-bikes , including the gear changes that work good on the K75. This may also be future addition.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #1812
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Thanks, I like the wider width, I'll make a note of that for my Dad's 88K75c.
I also like your work and data on the K-bikes , including the gear changes that work good on the K75. This may also be future addition.
Larry noted on his test ride huge comfort factor with the touring bars but a reduction in responsiveness. Guess I'll have to pay close attention when I'm at the track draggin it into a corner. SURE.....
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #1813
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Handlebar question

Anyone have experience converting 7/8" C bars to 1 1/8" fat bars (Protaper, Renthal, etc.) ?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #1814
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The clutch and throttle perches won't fit.

BMW bars are 22mm, not 7/8". The difference is slight but there is a difference.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:10 PM   #1815
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