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Old 09-19-2016, 02:43 PM
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Took the DEAD DUCK for a ride Friday and the clutch lever began to feel weird as I approached home. Got it to the house safely. Investigated the issue yesterday. One pull on the lever and SNAP! UH OH.



It turns out the really cool looking CHEAPO Chinese lever (my son loves) created a really serious pinch point on the BRAND NEW cable. Fortunately, I saved all my older yet serviceable cables as none of six(6) different local bike shops had a cable in stock. Also none had an OEM clutch perch or lever. Found a new replacement (stock style but aftermarket) perch and lever >50 miles away.....Got it all fixed up this morning and we're ready to roll again!

Ya get what ya pay for! No more "Cool Looking" Chinese junk!

Just glad this didn't happen on our way to XSSE!
Or you could of course modify that cool looking lever to make it work.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:01 PM
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Repainted my tank. The tank on my bike looked horrible. Last time I painted it, the clear i used did not hold up to anything. Gasoline drops just melted it away, my tank back just vibrated big circles all over it.... it was a mess. So, not wanting to bring it to another rally looking so bad, i sanded it down and repainted it. I sanded it last week but then life happened and I was not able to get back to it till today. The temp is too high and humidity too high, but the next two days are going to be even more humid, so I went for it anyway. It came out ok with the exception of I still can see some cloudy streaks from the humidity in the clear . I will let it sit overnight and see if it looks any better in the morning. If it does, I will wet sand and polish it tomorrow and get it back on the bike. If it doesn't, well its making the trip how it is and will get redone properly once I am back. I hate rushing things like this.
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:30 PM
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Added a tkat fork brace and rode to the top of Pike's Peak. What a ride!! Photos to follow
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:04 PM
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We rode to the top of Pikes Peak at the Colorado Rally in July. Traffic was heavy and slow. All the bikes overheated and were barely running when we got to the top but the bikes didn't like that last 2 or 3 miles AT ALL.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:19 PM
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Installed air conditioning in my garage so the bikes are happier when I am working on them. Just in time for the winter months.
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:38 AM
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What i will be doing Tonight:

Re-installing oil filter housing with new bypass valve (filter housingbolt), installing new clamps on carb side of two intake boots, jacking with exhaust connections and perhaps starting a refinish on headers, and going to the ATV dealer next door for five gallons of isooctane.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:54 PM
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Need advice (yes again)

Hey gang. After toying with a lot of thoughts (always dangerous), I think I'm going to do a repaint on my 1980 G. Currently a medium metallic Blue, I'm looking to go "semi restore" to a two-tone Macho Maroon and cream color scheme. Inspiration was the Silver original paint from the Ad found under info>ads-brochures>80G Standard and Dresser. I'm putting the cream color in where the lighter gray shows in the ad, using the Maroon in place of the blackish "base" color. Before I do anything un-undoable, Would anyone care to chime in on this idea? Conversation over last weekend led me to re-vamping the original look with the off white/eggshell, then to replacing my current blue with a midnight, and when I talked to the painter, and showed a pic of the old macho maroon, he insisted it was the color to use with the cream. What say you all?

Is there a resource to determine whether my bike was originally configured in ruby red or diamond silver?
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Yeah it's a pretty blue, but just because you're old is no excuse to buy a bagger. Fortunately I have wrenches.

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Old 10-16-2016, 03:05 PM
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Hey gang. After toying with a lot of thoughts (always dangerous), I think I'm going to do a repaint on my 1980 G. Currently a medium metallic Blue, I'm looking to go "semi restore" to a two-tone Macho Maroon and cream color scheme. Inspiration was the Silver original paint from the Ad found under info>ads-brochures>80G Standard and Dresser. I'm putting the cream color in where the lighter gray shows in the ad, using the Maroon in place of the blackish "base" color. Before I do anything un-undoable, Would anyone care to chime in on this idea? Conversation over last weekend led me to re-vamping the original look with the off white/eggshell, then to replacing my current blue with a midnight, and when I talked to the painter, and showed a pic of the old macho maroon, he insisted it was the color to use with the cream. What say you all?

Is there a resource to determine whether my bike was originally configured in ruby red or diamond silver?
I always thought this was a really cool paint job....

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Old 10-16-2016, 08:40 PM
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Duck gets a Yamaha Sport Fairing....Like his brother

dbeardslee, That paint scheme is COOL!

XSFolks,
Aside from knocking a major honey-do list item off the agenda (flooring replacement ) which took most of the day on Saturday, I managed to find enough time to re-paint and install a Yamaha Sport Fairing on my Ugly Duck. I was so happy with the one on my Mayberry Duck that I found one for this bike.

Although I really enjoyed the Memphis Shade, in my opinion, the Yamaha Sport Fairing is superior in looks and performance. The ability to get a little more body color on the machine also helps, again in my opinion, give the bike a more attractive look.



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Old 10-17-2016, 02:30 AM
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Doug...thst color scheme is bitchin....
Kurt...nice job ...fairing looks great...not surprised these work better....
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:00 AM
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The pissing petcocks (part 2)

The petcocks on my bike had to be completely rebuilt...that included removing all the JB weld and silicone inside the petcocks..long story but essentially the idea had been to eliminate the vacuum and create a true "off" position...all of this was done by the previous owner...but when Kurt had the bike and was ready to pull the tank off the "off" position was no longer "off' and gas pissed out onto Kurt and all over his beautiful mancave floor catching him off guard...eventually the petcocks were reworked to reinstate the vacuum nd with a new KL rebuild kits got them rebuilt..Thanks Kurt.
Last week I smell raw gas as I am out riding and upon stopping discover a leak in the left side petcock and gas all over my pants...it looked to be leaking at the fuel ine ...Mark and I tackled this fairly easy replacement of fuel lines...started the bike up and it was still pissing gas out this tiny hole on the petcock body...so Mark says its the diaphragm...take the petcock apart and discover the new KL diapham has a cut in it due to the metal on this part...the edges were way too sharp and hen operating the lever on the petcock...I must have caused it to cut into the rubber and cause it to piss more gas..luckily I had the old parts that Kurt took off and we replaced the new diaphragm with the old one sans silicone..and it is working fine..just a heads up for those buying KL kits to check that metal piece and make sure there are no sharp edges..if there are take a file and round them off...Hopefully this is the last of the pissing petcocks...y'all have a nice day...
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:00 AM
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I always thought this was a really cool paint job....

Doug, that is awesome! Thanks. Where did it originate?
and is it maroon or ruby?
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:53 PM
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Doug, that is awesome! Thanks. Where did it originate? and is it maroon or ruby?
Dunno, and dunno... in that order. Not my bike, just a pic I've been drooling over for years. I like the way it's got the seat foam sculpted too.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:03 PM
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Nice bike, with that useless spitfire flyscreen, lol. Looks like nice Kerker exhaust too.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:04 PM
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On second thought, that may be Mac exhaust.
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