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Old 02-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #73501
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And some riders here wonder why others of us prefer to purchase a new motorcycle, one that hasn't experienced the attention of well-intentioned, but uneducated previous owners! Well, here's why!
Lex

So true....I've looked at some real nightmares that POs have managed to perform on bikes before.....
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:25 PM   #73502
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So true....I've looked at some real nightmares that POs have managed to perform on bikes before.....
I dropped a mini thermometer into the gas tank of a Triumph Tiger. Guess the next owner didn't realize he got a thermometer with the bike, kind of hard to read though.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #73503
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Soltice mounting Brackets?

Good day all,
For anyone who has mounted AUX lights using the Soltice mounting brackets, I was wondering if you had any problems mounting it on the side that the front brake hose guide? Looking to mount them on the lower fork clamps, but seems that the guide/hose is in the way. I'm afraid to just take the guide off, the hose might bind up on the light?
Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:43 PM   #73504
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Vacuum petcock update.

It was sticking open. I opened it up, and it was clean inside, but the piston was seemingly stuck in place by either the o-ring or in its sliding connecting-rod. I pulled it out of the main petcock body, rotated the o-ring around for a better, or different, surface seal, and put it back together.

Works fine for now.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #73505
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Tool Tube Update

First, thanks to the person who suggested the Aerostich tent pole sack, that's a great idea!

But... I removed the skinny tube today and replaced it with a fullsize one. I got to thinking about it last night, and thought maybe I could fit the big one in there, as I had seen other people do it before... just was never sure how. So with a little fiddling and a new bracket, the regular-sized one is in place. This is perfect since all of my most commonly-used tools are in there, in a nice zipper pouch from Walmart ($5). It eliminated the need for my Wolfman fender toolbag... which is nice, but is hard to get into, and it isn't waterproof, so your tools end up all rusty.

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #73506
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MADurstewitz, I see that your from Jersey... is this you?

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:39 PM   #73507
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How have you been liking the 790? Any issues? Did you do a new cam with it? Also, why did you change out the bearings and other things? Thanks!
I love it. The only issue is a tiny oil leak, probably from the cam chain tensioner that I haven't had time to fix. Stock cam, stock exhaust dynojet with K&N filter, highway gearing, oversize kibblewhite valves and I had the machine shop open the head up a little while they had it. I replaced the bearings because the input shaft bearing failed. I caught it just before it flew apart. With all the metal bits in the motor it would have been dumb not to replace them.

The difference between the stock bearings and the SKF's was amazing. They were so much smoother and easier to move it was ridiculous.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #73508
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Giant Loop Fandango Tankbag on IMS tank w/ Acerbis gas cap.
Awesome fit and it does not get in the way when i stand.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #73509
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Not sure where to post or where to go BUT

I need a waterPROOF case for my EVO LTE.

dimensions are height 6 inches ( with headphones in)

width 4 inches(with chargin cable plugged in)

depth .38 inches

MUST mount to 7/8 bars

i am a 4 seasons rider. My phone acts as my GPS. music player.

and anything els i can find a purpose for.

whatever it is it MUST

MUST!!

stay rigid at 100mph
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #73510
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I need a waterPROOF case for my EVO LTE.

dimensions are height 6 inches ( with headphones in)

width 4 inches(with chargin cable plugged in)

depth .38 inches

MUST mount to 7/8 bars

i am a 4 seasons rider. My phone acts as my GPS. music player.

and anything els i can find a purpose for.

whatever it is it MUST

MUST!!

stay rigid at 100mph
What about this?

http://shop.htcpedia.com/htc-evo-4g-...campaign_id=11

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #73511
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No way to mount to bike.

cannot use touch screen.

Cant run cables into box to charge of plug in headphones.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #73512
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Thank you, and thank you to ER70S-2.



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.......And ruins the brake pads and soaks your boot and pant leg.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #73513
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No way to mount to bike.

cannot use touch screen.

Cant run cables into box to charge of plug in headphones.

Yep that'd be a problem. Not to start a war, but ever consider an iPhone?

Reason is, the Android phones change so frequently that there is little motivation for case companies to make GOOD cases for 'em... no way they would ever sell enough of them to justify the R&D.

I have the Lifeproof case on my iPhone 4S (and there's an iPhone 5 version too)... it does everything you want. There's even a native handlebar mount, though it doesn't attempt power input. If you want that, there's a real nice semi-generic RAM mount that I've seen people use.

http://www.lifeproof.com/en/

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #73514
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No way to mount to bike.

cannot use touch screen.

Cant run cables into box to charge of plug in headphones.
Going to require some work for wiring but I'm going to try one of these, AQUA BOX. There are a few different sizes and it's from Ram Mounts so it is mountable.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #73515
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I'm willing to bet you know more about it now than they ever did. Too many dealership service departments don't have a clue and it puts the unprepared bike owner at their mercy.
I hate the new reality.

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A bad experience or two like this have turned a lot of us in to do it your selfers. For over 30 years now I haven't let any one touch my cars, trucks, or motorcycles. I don't even enjoy the work all that much on the cars and trucks anymore but hate to pay someone my hard earned money to f#%& it up. There are still some good shops out there but they are few and far between.
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The internal valve is stuck. They are not lubricated from the factory and a tiny bit of corrosion will make it stick. It's an easy fix. Disassemble the petcock, clean up everything, put a little grease on the piston and bore.
Time for a little maintenance.
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