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Old 04-20-2017, 09:39 PM   #9021
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Back in the saddle again after a 3 month layoff. Felt so good, felt so right! But, North wind plus shirt pushing against healing breastbone at 65 mph , uncomfortable, to say the least.
But really did enjoy the 45 mile round trip about the contryside. Even washed the bike due to attacking bugs when returned to the garage.
Worst thing about bypass surgery on the heart is the time healing and restrictions on what you can and can't do. Pushing it only retarts healing. Dan't ask me how I know.
Good to hear you are doing well and out and about on bikes some. Ive had a new knee put in 1.5 years ago,and a collarbone plated for 3 months due to a crash in Baja,and a knee arthroscopy before that.
Im back on the KTM300 working on and riding trails.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:17 PM   #9022
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Got out for a ride today after setting the sag. Will need fork springs.


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Old 04-25-2017, 04:34 AM   #9023
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Got out for a ride today after setting the sag. Will need fork springs.
Ah a front guard extender, I've got one sitting in my garage; how difficult was it to attach?

On a separate note, I got out for a ride the other day & the local photographer was on my route:
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:36 PM   #9024
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I really don't know, it was installed when I bought it.


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Old 04-27-2017, 09:41 PM   #9025
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Ah a front guard extender, I've got one sitting in my garage; how difficult was it to attach?

On a separate note, I got out for a ride the other day & the local photographer was on my route:
Those fenda extendas work and look great,but they have been known to abandon ship never to be seen again. The peel and stick mount isnt always perfect. I drilled 3 holes and used 3 small pop rivets to attach the fender extender on my Bandit.(as is done on bike in pic above)

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Old 04-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #9026
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I have one I could mount if I wanted to, I don't really see anything for it to protect. I also haven't even ridden in rain either, are they worth the effort to mount?
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Old 04-29-2017, 04:21 AM   #9027
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I have one I could mount if I wanted to, I don't really see anything for it to protect. I also haven't even ridden in rain either, are they worth the effort to mount?
I have one and a flap below it, I ride year round in all weathers. Last weekend we hit a gravel road. It seems to work fine.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:29 PM   #9028
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Thought the last group of twisties felt a bit funny. When I got back and checked tire pressure it was down to 25psi.






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Old 06-11-2017, 04:37 PM   #9029
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I'm riding this week....finally....my 07 dodge 5.9 cummins engine is trying to die...Only shop I see on CL is in Texas....go figure.
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:08 AM   #9030
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Cagers have been like..."It's going to rain"...and I'm like..."Okay".


So I brought a rope all week. I don't want to float away.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:38 AM   #9031
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Do not buy knock off rotors on ebay. I wasted time and money. I just replaced with Ebc prolite contour and HH pads.

Question: IF I rebuild the left front caliper do I need to bleed and replace the whole systems fluid or just from the right side to the left side? Thanks
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:49 AM   #9032
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Maintenance on the Bandit last week and finished yesterday. New sparkplugs, New air filter, Throttlebody's not enough out of sync to mess with them. 84,480 on the clock but really need to add 7% to that for actual due to speedohealer being set at -7% for correct speed. But slows down the ometer the same amount.
A little patch work on two broken fairing tabs and that's all good again.
My two rides in shape again. '00 KLR and '07 Bandit. The other two also good to go; 03 Chevy truck and 03 Corvette coupe. Love my life.
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Old 07-24-2017, 10:47 AM   #9033
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would love to know how you did the patch on the fairing tabs?
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:47 AM   #9034
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Cut a piece of plastic sheet where folded over in half was near the size of the broken tab. Mixed us some JB Weld and applied to inside of folded plastic piece. Put over what was left of the broken tab and secured with small needlenose vise grips. About 3 days later ( waiting on sparkplugs and ambition to get out in the heat ) Installed outer fairing with other mounting points and drilled a hole though the existing fairing hole and though the new tab supporting it with fingers from the back side. Just threaded new bolt though the repaired tab with a nut on back.
Test ride of about 20 or so miles and still together.
If I would of thought of it at the time I would of taken pictures but old 74 yr old mind gets fuzzy.
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Old 07-25-2017, 08:44 PM   #9035
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hey Andrus, yup pics would've helped my mechanically challenged brain but I think I get the idea, just wondering where you did this? On the 07 I had two partially broken tabs with just enough to hold the doohickey the nut goes thru.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:42 AM   #9036
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Pic kinda fuzzy but right where the light line goes across the fairing in the corner.



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Old 07-26-2017, 08:50 PM   #9037
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thanks Andrus, yes that's the place I had two partially broken tabs on the 07.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:42 PM   #9038
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84,480 on the clock but really need to add 7% to that for actual due to speedohealer being set at -7% for correct speed. But slows down the ometer the same amount.
Please explain what you mean by this ?? If the speedometer is off by 7% are you saying that the odometer is not off by 7% ??
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:30 AM   #9039
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Please explain what you mean by this ?? If the speedometer is off by 7% are you saying that the odometer is not off by 7% ??
Exactly. Speedo is deliberately set to high from factory while odo is accurate. If you are using speedohealer then you can have either accurate speedo or odo, not both.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:02 AM   #9040
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What Tonis T said. Thanks Tonis. Now my KLR with it's mechanical/ magnetic speedometer is a total different method getting the speedo right and does not effect the ometer.
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