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Old 04-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #331
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In the middle of a front end swap on my XR650L.............. Pulled off the old.....

.......and will be mounting these on it next, off a CRF 450 Revalved and Sprung, and ready to go......



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Old 04-17-2013, 04:51 PM   #332
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Very nice. And that is a seriously clean looking bike.

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In the middle of a front end swap on my XR650L.............. Pulled off the old.....

.......and will be mounting these on it next, off a CRF 450 Revalved and Sprung, and ready to go......



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Old 04-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #333
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Carb cleaning

Cleaned a few KTM carbs that arrived in the mail.

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:56 AM   #334
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What did you use to get the carb so squeaky clean??
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:13 AM   #335
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Finished my Tire Pressure Monitoring System for my GS.

Broke down the wheels and tires and added the new sensors. They double as valve stems.






I like that you get instant pressure and temps of each tire.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:00 AM   #336
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If only the Orange system was about 25% of its size.
I love the idea, but don't need a display so huge.

Looks good though!
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #337
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If only the Orange system was about 25% of its size.
I love the idea, but don't need a display so huge.

Looks good though!
I would like it about half that. Too small and it would be hard to read. I had a different one on my other GS (Smartire), but it was not as user friendly.

You could put the screen down below the cluster. Less obtrusive, but a bit harder to see.

I do like the OEM style sensors though. Nice easy install.

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #338
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I had to look twice, Jim. I thought you had a keyboard installed on your tank under the radio shack.

(A blank line or two wouldn't hurt a bit).
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #339
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What did you use to get the carb so squeaky clean??
Ultrasonic cleaner with pinesol at 50/50 mix at 165 degrees.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:31 PM   #340
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I had to look twice, Jim. I thought you had a keyboard installed on your tank under the radio shack.

(A blank line or two wouldn't hurt a bit).


I'll keep that in mind!

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #341
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I completed a 36K service on my friend's R1200GS Adventure following the clutch swap.



It included the oil, trans oil, final drive oil, clutch flush, brake flush, alternator belt, spark plugs, air cleaner and valve adjust. Now to hook up the computer, reset the service reminder, adjust the throttle bodies, and put on a few pieces of trim.

If the dealer had done this the guy would have paid around $2800. It cost him $325.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #342
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auto wheel alignment...

Did a DIY wheel alignment check, found lots of good info on the web...one especially helpful idea was to use EMT conduit (very cheap) for crossbars at both ends of the car and drill holes through it for the string perimeter used to establish a rectangle for reference, worked great. The Hot Rod article w/ the conduit idea and much other alignment info is at http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/c...e/viewall.html

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #343
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Replaced the seal on my friend's bike:














Washed it and set it aside for him to come pick up.



Cleaned the garage in prep for the tech day next weekend.

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #344
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Fuel Injectors

Got a few Ducati fuel injectors in the mail today and cleaned and tested them.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #345
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Not in the garage per se, but since its out in front AND I'm tickled:

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Finally got the little SOB that's been living in my engine compartment. Needed to look up the OEM part # for the engine wiring harness and finally saw where its been living.

Set a trap, then went for a bicycle ride. 3hrs later I get back to a whacked mouse in my trap.

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