Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. oldoval

    oldoval Energy Vampire

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    Robert Ray Lyman . No, he's still alive. Been in an out of court ever since the fire. Last I heard the state had dropped the charges they were trying to get him on. Haven't heard anything else in a few months. The guy has been really arrogant through the whole ordeal. Needless to say, he is "unpopular" in this area.
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    You just confirmed why I don't believe people's stories that are too coincidental.

    The poor place looks horrible post fire. Still like going up there though.
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  3. Old Dudes Matter

    Old Dudes Matter Been here awhile

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    Too bad he wasn’t hit with slurry. In my previous life, we would go in and evacuate people during forest fires. I have a friend who got slurred. He wasn’t hurt, but he was all purple and so was his SUV. We called him papa Smurf for years.
    Dumb ass people suck and ruin a lot of stuff for the rest of us....
  4. keithg

    keithg Been here awhile

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    U R CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up!
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  5. headstaller

    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    Mount that ‘blue seat’
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  6. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I don't think Corbin makes one for the Husky. The Husky seat is blue though...
  7. Chillis

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    To try and mitigate the handlebar vibes I've ordered up Acerbis Rally Profile handguards which are plastic with no aluminum backbone.

    This combined with the FASST thread in bar weights will keep me from early arthritis!

    I'll be able to mount up my mirrors again and have a smoooth ride.

    For that seat...

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  8. Ol Man

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  9. lookatdirt

    lookatdirt Long timer

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    Awesome. But you are nuts!
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  10. Old Dudes Matter

    Old Dudes Matter Been here awhile

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    You should’ve just mounted that Corbin on the Husky, would have saved you some time dyeing it and that 701 would be all day comfortable. A little duct tape and bailing wire should of worked.....
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  11. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Wish I'd seen that!

    I remember it now.
  12. Chillis

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    Seems I've been hitting the road so much that the wife has decided to try and tie me down with activities to keep me closer to home.

    Handlebar vibes have been bugging me on the 701 since getting the handguards installed and I believe I found out why during installation of these:

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    These are FASST thread in handlebar weights/vibration dampeners.

    They went in easy once I started using air to blast out the chips during the tapping process and a 3/8" ratchet drive instead of a box wrench.

    When putting the handguards back on I noticed they don't bolt up flush, so when you tighten them down they are putting tension or preload on the handlebars.

    The handlebar inserts do work, thankfully. The bike still gets high frequency vibrations through the bars at 75 mph and above though.

    That used to be the point where things smoothed out on the stock bike. 80 mph and up you felt almost no vibration.

    Next week when the Acerbis Rally Profile handguards arrive, my hood is that they do not put any tension on the handlebars and things smooth to like stock levels or better for that matter!

    From tonight's test riding:

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  13. Shawnee Bill

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    That's interesting, I've been following this and thinking somethings not right, that bike shouldn't have a vibration problem.
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  14. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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    :nod
    My '16 701 put my hands to sleep in 50 miles on the road, should have gone for the newer dual counterbalanced engine (still might)
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  15. Chillis

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    Pretty sure it is the handguards.

    It was very smooth until putting those on.
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    With my '17 690ER I fit the Grab-On over grip cushion.
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  17. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    My '16 701 wasn't that bad but I did go for the new engine, except I also changed to the Orange version. :augie
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  18. Chillis

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    If I'd have known the orange one had a 1/5 gallon more fuel I may have went that route.

    I love the Husky colors though.
  19. Chillis

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    To anybody following along, have a happy and safe Independence Day.

    I've got a four wheeled trip planned this coming week and when the handguards arrive and I get them on I'll sneak out for a big ride on the Husky. Some places are calling my name.
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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    watchu driving?