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Old 01-27-2013, 01:55 AM   #136
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i think Spectro used to supply BMW with the branded oil they sold.
An American oil company making branded oil for a German manufacturer ? Those stupid Germans need all the help they can get.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:28 PM   #137
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I have one LED indicator working properly. The installation is not too flash(), but should work. The other side will be better. I've stuck the resistor under the top triple clamp with the hope that it will take some of the heat. It's also pretty well hidden under there.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #138
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #139
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Look what the courier man brought this morning.



Shipped on Monday here by Saturday. I bet Captain Cook would be amazed :-).

I will change the cable, even though the old one has freed up considerably, as the inside is probably cut up. The question is, oil it or not?

Old Basil has a hard life, but I try to make sure he gets more than his fair share of services.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #140
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I just noticed that the clutch cable is made by Venhill. This is what their website says.

Q: Do I need to lubricate Venhill’s control cables?

A: No. All our clutch, brake and control cables are Teflon lined, and do not need any form of lubrication.


No lube then.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #141
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I can't believe I've put up with the old clutch cable for so long. It's very smooth now, like new. The reason I never suspected the cable was, that it went bad so quickly after installing it, a few thousand k's at the most. The new one has got to be better.

I also fitted the left indicator. It's not wired-in yet, but I have to say, it is an improvement over the stock indicators. Unfortunately, this is going to cost me $45, because now I have to do the rear as well. The first set was $25 off Trade me. Someone had bought them, but never fitted them.

Better, eh?

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #142
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The second indicator is now working. Somehow I have a feeling that I'll end up doing this again.

Once I have changed the oils again I will see if I can find a competent upholsterer, who won't stuff up my single seat cover. It needs to be riveted onto the metal base. Then I'll need to tweak the rack where it sits on the cross-member that holds the rear fender. I am still not sure how I'll do it. I want it to look right.

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:27 AM   #143
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i told ya it was a price of shite when i rode it. one day ya will get it handling like the majic carpet
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #144
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They've built an Enduro park on the section next door. Too bad that Basil had wash and is not allowed to play in the dirt.

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #145
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Oh bugger, they building next door. Just when you get used to having a paddock there. Hate that.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #146
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if ya lucky its some bogans who have decided to leave sabulite road and go all upmarket. new house 1998 holden commodore. 16 year old daughter just had her 2 nd child. her boyfriend on home detention. what more could a ask for
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #147
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Oh bugger, they building next door. Just when you get used to having a paddock there. Hate that.
It's not a problem. We were hoping that it would be built on soon. A nice older couple have bought the section and it looks like they'll be taking care with their design. Unlike some other people around here. In a new subdivision there is always a risk that someone builds an eyesore and lowers the tone of the neighbourhood, like me with loud motorcycles. It's not so much that I am a snob, it's more the fact that all our dosh is tied up in the house, so we want the standards kept up around the house.

Mind you an Enduro park would have been handy, especially with flood lights
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #148
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After five years, or so, the trusty Hornet needs a bit of R&R. $236 buys you a new pin-lock visor, a pin-lock lens, cheek pads and a new head liner. All that including freight.



It will be nice to have a clear view again and not having to face a very tired helmet interior.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:47 PM   #149
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hey koko the traditional upholstery guy in waimauku does good work...
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:22 PM   #150
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hey koko the traditional upholstery guy in waimauku does good work...
Where have you been, ya big Jessie?
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