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Offline catang5oh

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2015, 04:13:39 PM »
What I'm about to do, the kit from Yamaha was $400 bones plus tax, bought items separate for $219 shipped. Fully integrated into existing system from factory.

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2015, 05:01:08 PM »
I did a 4,152 mile "service" of changing the oil and filter and replacing the rear tire. I had hoped for a bit more milage out of the Dunlop Roadmax II. If the "Sport Tour" type only goes this far, I'd hate to see the life of a Q3. At least I figured out the best procedure to do the oil change on it and will be able to save myself some time when from here on out.
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What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2015, 05:37:37 PM »
I tightened my chain a little.  First adjustment since I bought the bike new.  Now have 8,900 miles.  Noticed that I had put the axle in a little crooked and mushed the alignment block.  Ordered a new one for $26.  Bugger.

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2015, 09:07:20 AM »
Put a new clutch in the Bonneville yesterday.   The original POS only lasted 100k.  I have new EBC HH brake pads for the front today.
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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2015, 09:08:49 AM »
I did a 4,152 mile "service" of changing the oil and filter and replacing the rear tire. I had hoped for a bit more milage out of the Dunlop Roadmax II. If the "Sport Tour" type only goes this far, I'd hate to see the life of a Q3. At least I figured out the best procedure to do the oil change on it and will be able to save myself some time when from here on out.
The way you ride that VFR, that's pretty good mileage for any tire.
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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2015, 04:43:57 PM »
Got her cleaned up to sell. Look for it in the for sale section tomorrow. I've got a few things left to do in the morning.

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2015, 05:34:20 PM »

Got her cleaned up to sell. Look for it in the for sale section tomorrow. I've got a few things left to do in the morning.

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2015, 07:50:11 PM »



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What's going to replace it?

Hmmmmm. I think I'll wait until plans are more solid before I tell everyone. It will be a smoker.
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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2015, 10:30:39 PM »
What's going to replace it?

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2015, 11:25:13 PM »
In the last 3 months, Replaced both tires with new Commander II's, new Progressive fork springs, new fork oil, new rear air sock oil, slushed front and rear brake lines and added new fluid, replaced brake pads front and rear, flushed clutch fluid line and added new fluid, engine oil change, replaced air filter, changed rear diff fluid, removed fuel tank to replace radiator cap and flushed and changed antifreeze, lubed throttle cables, removed wind shield and polished all front end chrome, added dielectric grease in all electrical connections front to rear, made my own air shock balance kit with remote valve, disassembled speedometer and clean inside of lens and back ground.   Denali SoundBomb Split Dual-Tone Air Horn on order for my B-day present.
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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2015, 08:00:32 PM »
Oil and filter change.  Also ordered the super-loud Denali horn!

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2015, 07:31:45 PM »
Installing the new ProTaper EVO High Adventure bars... Looks to be about 1-1/2" taller than stock.






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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2015, 07:59:46 PM »
Still waiting for bar inserts so I can finish re-attaching the handguards...






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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2015, 01:34:18 PM »
The OEM bars have a threaded insert welded in the ends of the bars, but aftermarket bars do not.  I ordered some threaded inserts and a tap from Amazon.  Went by Fastenal to get some longer bolts, just in case.  Good thing that I did.  I ended up using a M8x70mm on the left and an M8x80mm on the right.

I'm going to call this mod a success.  The handlebars are a muted, flat black which looks really nice on the bike.  They give about 1-1/2" of additional rise, and they do not strain the cables or hoses, even at full lock.  I did a short test ride around the neighborhood, but I really need a nice long 200-mile test ride to know for sure.

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Re: What did I do to my bike today
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2015, 11:35:46 AM »
Finished up the de-smog and black out of the Rex:














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