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Everything posted by interceptor69

  1. I mean, who doesn't need to light their ciggies while riding down the road?
  2. Wow-that is a great write-up. Thanks for that. A buddy of ours bought bike when I bought my '98 new and loved it but sold it soon thereafter because he was scared he was going to get hurt or killed. He wasn't accustomed to fast bikes so it was sad for him to sell it. I wish I had to skills to do what you did to yours. Maybe when I retire I can delve into the specifics of some of those tasks you completed.
  3. confused. I guess it depends on the diameter of the slip on pipe. Are you asking about new headers to fit the slip on?
  4. Oops. I do believe I know how to post YT videos or they wouldn't be on YT. However I may have screwed up copying the link to the playlist. Thanks for the helpful comment.
  5. Multiple videos in a playlist. Started out beautiful and ended in a rainstorm. https://studio.youtube.com/playlist/PLLqaMZFKuPcca5Ef-fR0rwLp2BLdprgWL/edit
  6. https://studio.youtube.com/playlist/PLLqaMZFKuPccEEf4EzwKIp0B-UNA4r7z-/edit Beautiful ride around middle Tennessee.
  7. I replaced the front wheel bearings after having my wheels powder coated-they unfortunately powder coated the entire wheel, including where the wheel bearing sits so had to dremel that out which was tedious as hell. I had the opposite problem-one of the bearings went in normally but the other one had to be pounded in and I was worried there was still residual power coating inside but once mounted they work fine. I wonder-would it matter if the wheel bearing wasn't snug inside the rim? The spacers will hold everything in place, right?
  8. I watched several of the videos he produced-very fine work but he unfortunately dropped the bike he finished in the parking lot photographing it.
  9. Very cool. Wish he could ride one of our bikes with the new headers and a proper tune and suspension. Wonder how fast he could go on one of those?
  10. Perhaps safer. https://youtu.be/mA_cGfDFuK8
  11. Also I believe the GoPro lens distorts distance quite a bit. I can see farther ahead than it appears on the video. The only things I've had to emergency stop for lately are turkeys and the odd squirrel.
  12. Probably not but I've ridden these roads for over 20 years and kinda know which driveways to watch out for. It is crazy in retrospect but it's the last adrenaline-inducing thing I still do.
  13. True-it was early Saturday morning or I wouldn't be riding that fast-not many folks out on the roads. Reactions are about par for a 64 yo I guess.
  14. A short video of part of my Saturday ride around the Leipers Fork area. https://youtu.be/V7KAjCDe9zA
  15. Thanks-yes I still have the cover. The only reason I like the display is knowing how much fuel I have and on hot days, the coolant temp. Is there any known fix for this fault?
  16. After removing the front fairing, spraying all the plugs/sockets I could reach with contact cleaner I put it all back together and still the display wasn't working. I parked it overnight and noticed the next morning the display was working again. It worked for several weeks then stopped after hitting a pothole at high speed. I parked it, hooked it to the battery charger and the next weekend when I uncovered it the display was working again. I'm not sure what to think. It worked from then on (appx 1 month) until yesterday during a 100+ mile ride I noticed on the way home the display was dark again. I plugged the charger up and this AM nothing... Is it possible there is a grounding issue? I checked all the fuses and sprayed contact cleaner into the sockets and onto the prongs so I don't believe it's a fuse. Any suggestions?
  17. My '98 has always been that way-it seems to be getting worse. May be time to flush the clutch fluid and replace the clutch (for me). I have over 50,000 miles on it and ride every weekend so not due to lack of use.
  18. Perhaps upload the Dyno charts as incentive-doubt a Delkevic or BW would yield such HP/torque gains.
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