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Old 12-26-2012, 07:47 AM   #691
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I kind of wish I had stayed at home so I could have sat on the bike making reving noises while thinging of spring
So you do that too do you? I only do it when I'm really really drunk...
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #692
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #693
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This Saturday my ST is going to ride a whole lot better.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #694
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This Saturday my ST is going to ride a whole lot better.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #695
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Race Tech's cartridge emulators are going in. And better still, the weather looks like it might be nice enough for a test ride!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:05 PM   #696
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is that in the standard forks, if so take lots of pictures and show us what you do..
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #697
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Cool2 Forks are done

Looks better, no?



Click on the ^photo^ to see more photos of the process. Be careful when ordering the kit. The correct part number is FEGV S3301. I ordered the wrong one...the one categorized for 80-87 R80. Who knew? The shop where I had the work done, MAX BMW, luckily had a set of the correct size.

The suspension is markedly better. Firmer feel. Much less dive under braking. Really good. I like the result.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #698
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Well, its wintah in Rhode Island, and I thought I would do a little sprucing up of the "new" ST... found a bit of an oil leak at the rear seal:




Couple of questions for the ST Gurus: first what is this oil drain plug? The threads fit perfectly, it is a very nicely-made brass something-or-other that has a check-valve at the pan end, going INTO the engine.... wtf??

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #699
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Also, I am removing the air-injection system, and for the life of me cannot find the thread that says what to plug the head end with... anybody know? A brass plug would be ideal, but I sorta recall someone saying that a drain plug from a K bike, or some such?

Any help appreciated!



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Old 01-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #700
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Also, I am removing the air-injection system, and for the life of me cannot find the thread that says what to plug the head end with... anybody know? A brass plug would be ideal, but I sorta recall someone saying that a drain plug from a K bike, or some such?

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:56 AM   #701
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first what is this oil drain plug? The threads fit perfectly, it is a very nicely-made brass something-or-other that has a check-valve at the pan end, going INTO the engine.... wtf??

That looks, uh, "custom." No idea why it would have a check valve on it. I'd replace it with the normal airhead one so you can remove it with the tools in your on-board tool kit.


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Also, I am removing the air-injection system, and for the life of me cannot find the thread that says what to plug the head end with... anybody know? A brass plug would be ideal, but I sorta recall someone saying that a drain plug from a K bike, or some such?
Yep, oilhead drain plug. NOT K drain plug. Use the crush washer as well.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:39 PM   #702
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Also, I am removing the air-injection system, and for the life of me cannot find the thread that says what to plug the head end with... anybody know? A brass plug would be ideal, but I sorta recall someone saying that a drain plug from a K bike, or some such?

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #703
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Thanks, y'all..... I knew there was something posted, somewhere.....!!


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Old 02-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #704
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How long is your dipstick?

Ok, strange question, I know but here's the reason. I have a '83 ST that came with a HPN Rallye oil pan. Seems to me that this should increase the oil capacity, but it holds 2 1/2 qts. I'm wondering if it has the wrong dipstick in it. I looked at some different sites and have learned that there a different lengths of dipsticks, but have no idea what the length of the ST dipstick should be.

A deeper oil pan with a stock dipstick should end up increasing the amount of oil.

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Old 02-09-2013, 07:08 AM   #705
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Ignore the extra mark as I have a G/S pan
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