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Cock is a Canuck so KM's  it is for him too! :goofy:

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Yeah, after 14,000km commuting that Metzeler Lasertec rear is as square as a square sausage!!!  (miss that Scottish cuisine...  :tongue:)

 

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The front still has 2.9mm thread depth left... :fing02:

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With the rear cover beginning to "sweat" a bit, I dropped by my dealer. Long and behold, he actually HAD a gasket in stock for my 33 year old!

 

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They could no longer order it through Honda (NLA) so went to CMSNL for another one. When they are gone tgey are gone....

 

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Yes, gonna get harder to keep them going. Then again, the way we are accelerating to an electric only future we might not need to.

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Pretty sure we will find a backstop for that issue as well......  :goofy:

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SP's have one gremlin....... If the sun is shining from behind while parked up, the screen's inside will act like a parabolic mirror and melt the cockpit...

Mine came with that mark and I camouflaged it with a wee sticker.

 

But, jolo and all that.... :tongue:

 

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Your Vessels look hardly used.  Admit it, you're just fishing for "Wow, those are some really nice screwdrivers you've got there, Leon" comments, aren't you?  :happy:

 

Ciao,

 

JZH

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30 minutes ago, JZH said:

Your Vessels look hardly used.  Admit it, you're just fishing for "Wow, those are some really nice screwdrivers you've got there, Leon" comments, aren't you?  :happy:

 

Ciao,

 

JZH

 

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Yep, pretty much nailed it.

 

Did the same thing when I got my JIS screwdrivers about 6 years ago.

 

I even had the one that was an impact screwdriver.

 

I can still hear the crickets chirping after my proud post. 😉

 

 

 

 

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I admit.... They are new!

Finally accepting that JIS is not philips....

 

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So that's what caused the bumps above the tach! 

 

Thanks Dutchy, glad I check on your unending thread periodically..

 

...and btw, my JIS screwdrivers are red, to match the bike of course! 

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just for kicks, next time the sun is out in force, park your bike tail to the sun and  place a piece of black paper on the tacho...

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Don't do that; you're going to set the bike afire!

 

Part of the JIS/Phillips confusion stems from the Japanese calling their JIS-spec cross-head screws "Phillips"!!!  :wacko:

 

Honda also had a problem with the early RC46 windscreen dimpling/melting the dashboard, which they "fixed" by changing the dash to include ugly little raised triangles of extra plastic on the later Y2ks and '01s:

 

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Such aesthetic indifference caused me to buy a second-hand set of clocks just to salvage the plastic to swap onto mine.  (I will park out of the sun!)

 

Ciao,

 

JZH

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I recall a warning about focused sun rays from the Givi touring screen. But I quickly forgot about the warning and parked in the sun without regard and without negitive results. I work on my machines primarily in my non-shaded driveway. Bikes ('00 and '01s) have sat out in the sun for hours frequently tail-to-the-sun. I'lll be more careful of my '98. Thanks for the warning. 

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On 1/18/2019 at 10:18 PM, Dutchy said:

just for kicks, next time the sun is out in force, park your bike tail to the sun and  place a piece of black paper on the tacho...

 

Will do, fire extinguisher in hand.

 

Random track day photo:

 

 

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Great picture! :beer:

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IMG_20190131_092836.thumb.jpg.fe7462f4a0a7d6e4a6a53257604ce3f9.jpgman, I need a real garage.....

 

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that stain on the floor is from when the clutch rod seal was leaking........:tongue:

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Wow! I just noticed the red forks. V cool.

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On 2/1/2019 at 10:33 AM, Dutchy said:

IMG_20190131_092836.thumb.jpg.fe7462f4a0a7d6e4a6a53257604ce3f9.jpgman, I need a real garage....

 

Man, you sure do!

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Man, you sure do!


No you don’t! You guys are magicians with space out there!!! :-) I’m sure you can squeeze one more bike in there if you tried.
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Lovely day, clear skies, 14 celcius

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One distinct feature in our Dutch landscape are pollard trees.  

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They are "high maintenance" cos if left alone, they will eventually topple. Especially since the water is omnipresent Why then keep them then?

 

 

 

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cos they grow nice straight twigs that are flexible for making baskets for instance. Or lace them into fence-work.

 

 

 

 

 

Like I said, sunny and 13C.

 

So timing wise, this vendor is a bit out of season for his road salt..... 

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San Insanity.....😁

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Sticker tuning 😀

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RHS still in place, glued on a plastic ring to reinforce

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A bit of McGyver on the LHS while I ponder on a better solution

 

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Put a bit if dense foam between panel and locking mechanism house to space it...

 

Saddle rubs the tank so a wee bit of touch up

 

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Redslut lives on!!! 🙂

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Lovely day for it..... :fing02:

 

 

 

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