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Old 02-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #609
It's a short cut, really
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Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Davis, CA
Oddometer: 5,104
SR41A arrives

....and it's even in the USA.

The bike arrived Monday. I spent a few days taking it apart to see what was there. Replaced fuel lines (old and brittle) and the drive chain. That was it.

Rode for the first time today. Brilliant! Just fantastic. I've always liked thumpers and this one out thumps every one I've ridden save one Gold Star race bike back in the late 60's (but my memory may be suspect and you did have to kick start that beast which made it seem that much more fearsome).

The bike fits me very well, bars, seat, pegs, tank...all are in the right place. Still sorting a few details but here it is in California (yep spring is starting here)

I'll be looking into valve clearance and balacer chain adjustment in the near future.

If I'm correct, the current thinking is to set the valve clearance on these models to the SR43 specs?

Is there a washable foam air filter available anywhere?

I plan on posting here often now and I've found that each forum has it's own flavor so please let me know if I'm being a pain-in-the-ass or doing anything annoying. I can take it (I hope).

Davis, California
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