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Old 03-12-2010, 09:51 AM
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It rained at my place yesterday, but the previous 2 days I put The Cruise Missle thru the paces. Rode about 150 miles. What a blast. I had forgotten how fun it was to ride a sport bike. The last bike I owned was a 1997 Goldwing. What a difference! WHOOHOO!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:53 AM
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I moved the tarp covering my bike to get it out of way. Sorry still to cold for me to ride.
Too cold?? In Lompoc?? It NEVER gets that cold in Lompoc!

I am waiting for some replacement MNS fenders to show up in the mail, and I'll swap them out when they arrive. I'm taking the whole next week off (Spring Break for my son and SWMBO), so I'm gonna make it a father-son thing. I'll probably do my Spring oil change this next week, and I might invest in a throttle lock as well, to help me on the trip to the MOTM rally next month.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:12 AM
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Things I forgot

Installed new sporty windshield, rear peg rubbers, gold plated acorn nuts, clutch cable, throttle cable, 135 db horn, fork seals, axle bolts and nuts, all fluids, headlight bezel, auto chain tensioner, one fork, and one MNS badge.

Then to check shims and resync carbs.
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120 mains outer cylinders - 125 mains inner cylinders - Ceramic headers - Powder coated pipes, covers calipers, and MC's
4 pods - Air box gutted--E3 Plugs - High Back seat - Grooved out swing arm - SS brake lines
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All gold paint and chrome replaced with GOLD plate

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Old 03-12-2010, 11:30 AM
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I rode it!!

But Sat I'm going to be installing XJ shocks on it. Then I'm gonna ride it some more!

I might change the oil in the shocks as part of the process, but then I might not, cause I'd rather be riding it than wrenching on it, specially since the weather is supposed to be stellar here this weekend. I may just burn through a couple tanks of gas over the weekend.
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Jardine Spaghetti 4-2 exhaust system
Spade Fuse Box
Turn Signal Auto Cancel Mod
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:17 PM
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found some matte top coat, so i am going to spray the tank and the side covers and get them back on the bike, and sandblast (really really gentle) the exhaust to get all the small rust and stuff off of the exhaust, paint that with some high temp, and wrap the pipes, and i am hoping to be good to ride by next weekend....
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:43 PM
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I started it
I rode it to school
It sits in the parking lot
While I write an appellate brief
About a vegetable
Who refuses to die

But next week is spring break...
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:51 PM
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Well last weekend I was getting ready to go visit Ivan. Pulled the carbs, did a quick clean of the float bowls and blew carb and choke cleaner through the jets and all the passages put that all back together. Checked the middle drive oil, changed the final drive oil, checked tire pressure. Then I see the drain plugs on my forks are backed almost all the way out. Nice spread of oil grunge all over the lower forks. So that may be a project this weekend. I do also have two trucks that need attention too. . . . shift linkage on the ford and valve seals, rear wheel cylinders and rear brakes on the chevy. I need more money for parts.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:46 PM
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Ordered my new tires, and brake pads. Now I wait...
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:07 PM
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Did some polishing , installed a Dynojet kit, Iridum plugs, Venture cam chain adjuster ,new cam chain and a new rear Metzler 880 tire ,hope that doesn't start another tire thread haha! Hoping to install the green coils from MikesXS.com in the next few weeks. That alone is more than I paid for the bike
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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Well, I believe the green coils are out of stock now. I was going to get them and had to settle for the black ones.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:18 AM
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update

I installed and adjusted a new clutch cable , adjusted idle mix, got some fresh gas. I then went on a test run , clutch action seems perfect , so I went to cyclegear and bought a throttle lock, and installed, works good too, and the bike seems to run good I am ready to ride tomorrow
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:16 AM
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That's too bad they are in stock on the mikes/xs650.com site here in Canada But the black ones are a big improvement over the stock coils.


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Well, I believe the green coils are out of stock now. I was going to get them and had to settle for the black ones.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:04 AM
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Well this morning I cursed it, cause I can't find my 6mmx1 die! ARRGH! I hate when that happens!
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:31 AM
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Quoted for the ORIGINAL Yard Dogg

Quoted for the Original Yard Dogg, this username(yarddogg77) was temp, gone!

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In the last 3 days (site was down). Reinstalled my newly painted and pretty carbs, modified my airbox to pull air from the bottom instead of through the rubber spout on top which was not sealing up so now it will flow better too, pulled the forks and found the seals I bought from bike bandit did not fit so I reused the old ones which were better, stripped the black paint off my front wheel so I could paint it back to gold how it should be, pulled my rear fender and am trying to get it painted but the weather won't cooperate, tried to pull the most stubborn front wheel bearings in the history of hell and couldn't get em so I took it to the shop and paid to install my new ones, finished polishing my frame and inspecting the wiring, all looks well. Today I got my income tax deposit so I ordered a nice leather riding jacket, insulated leather chaps, bags for my bike, a leather vest, stiffer clutch springs, then bought more paint, tubing for my carb sync, and found a thermostat seal to fit my gas cap, great advice from one of our threads. Now I'm drinking beer and celebrating a great day!
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:48 AM
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My tires came yesterday. Over the winter I have bought a bunch of stuff for the Timemachine and Little Mo. Been rainning here and have developed a nasty roof leak. Any guesses what I get to work on today. Oh well, all in good time.

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