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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^Peggy Sue on her Pegasus:lol3
  2. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Long timer

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    yes!

    Cakeeater
  3. rjf

    rjf SBS's #1 fan in January

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    :clap Awsome
    Why this idea hasn't occurred to me before is a little sad:lol3
  4. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to see it restored. Very cool............
  5. isldtime

    isldtime The oldest kid I know

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    I Liked That!!

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  6. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    That is one of the most red necked but useful tips I have heard, definitely going to try it out :lol3
  7. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Hey I resemble that remark. Er... something....

    It works good. Gets the water out of nooks and crannies, switches, etc.

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  8. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^I use an electric leaf blower, as the 2-stroke motor blower I have pushes the exhaust out the nozzle (along with the oily smoke).
  9. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    There are commercially available items marketed specifically for the purpose. But, if you already have a leaf blower, why buy something else to stick in the garage. I've been using a leaf blower to dry my bikes for years.
  10. boatpuller

    boatpuller Long timer

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    Clear and mount it!

    Not only does the naked chick on a unicorn look good, I'm digging the rest of the marbled look of the rest of the tank. You could start a trend.
  11. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Where do you guys keep tools on the bike? I don't want saddlebags or anything "piratey". One of those solo bags would probably be ok, but too much $$ to carry a little bundle of tools.
  12. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I'm doing it for sure.

    Just need to finish cleaning up the rest of the tank, and shoot a little bit of primer gray on a few spots that I had already sanded to metal. I'm leaving the areas that didn't get sanded through as-is to preserve the 'half-sanded, look what I found' look.

    Still haven't fully decided what to do about the fenders. Might just gloss black them like my original plan.

    I'm still kicking around buying the paugho 4 gallon tank, I have dreams of touring on an ironhead. Not sure if it will happen, but I like all of my bikes to be tour-ready at the least. It seems like every trip I go on is a zero notice 'we're leaving tomorrow' type trip, and every time that happens my 'touring bike' isn't ready so I have to grab something else. Like tomorrow, taking the gsxr on a 500 mile sport touring ride because the fjr forks are at the shop. Last year I took the ninja on a 2000 mile trip because it had the best tires at the time. Last week I took the gsxr on a Harley poker run because the road king was (still is) broke, and the ironhead clutch needs some sort of attention. Last fall I took the xr on a trip because the klr was down with a bald rear tire. Ass still hurts from that. :lol3

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  13. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    I don't carry tools for most rides (one or two days on the road). The bike is dependable enough that I don't worry about it, and as long as everything is adjusted and tightened before the ride, no tools are needed.
  14. Red eyed and Rollin

    Red eyed and Rollin Been here awhile

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    I bought a little pleather Hd fork bag for like 30 bucks. Granted this was 10 years ago. Mounted on the tubes worked great! :clap
  15. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Same here.


    Mikesova, if you want one I have an extra somewhere. Good enough shape, just some wear from use. Might even say HD on it.
  16. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Upgraded my cap, no more embarrassment. ;)

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    I'm gonna use this today on the maiden voyage.

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    This is pretty much my first major ride on it today. I put plates on it yesterday and swapped insurance with my FZ6. I hope I don't regret that decision today. :)

    Also, Blk Betty, I got the mirrors in yesterday. They look awesome on this bike and I can even see behind me! ;)

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    Real quick, before I head out, this thing is supposed to sound like every bolt is going to rattle off in a matter of seconds, right?
  17. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Yeah they all do that. :lol3


    Sometimes the right front turn signal falls off, keep an eye on that one. Not sure why, I've had it happen a lot. Probably 10+ times on 2 different bikes. Some weird vibration resonance or something hates that turn signal.
  18. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    Hey! Mine fell off too last trip! Snugged up the nut on the side of the road with a drop of loctite and it's been fine since.
  19. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    That's brilliant, with a 5% mix you will add a corrosion protective layer to it :D
  20. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    OK, I haven't checked the jets yet, but I did tinker with the Carb settings. I'm getting a pop from the Carb shortly after starting (and on deccelaration) and I had some dieseling after I shut it down today, twice.