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Old 07-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #1246
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No need to go that big. 4ga or even 6 should be good enough. I'd try going straight to the trans or block somewhere, but if that's not easy, then the frame, would probably get you home fine. For your long term solution this place in Everett has everything you could ever want and more: http://www.allbatterysalesandservice...cfm/4,513.html

Just got this... will install at lunch

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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #1247
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Turns out that my toolkit is missing the allen wrench to take out the trans mounting bolts, that and the bolt I was going to use may not be long enough to accodate the new cable end.

I'll have to nurse it home as it tonight and buy a longer bolt this weekend.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #1248
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Any of the tranny cover mounting bolts would work. I replaced one of mine with a 6mm stud, then used (in order) a short spacer against the cover (O.D. same as the stock bolt head/washer, ring terminal from cable, washer, and nut. Tighten to same spec as other cover bolts. You may need to make up a new cable depending on which bolt you use. This has held up for me for quite a while. You could do the same thing with a longer bolt, but it involves some dicking around finding the correct length, plus I wanted to take the wear and tear on the case threads out of the equation.

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I have longer allen bolt in the lower right transmission mounting hole and then a double nut with a new ground wire clamped between the nuts.

I did have to order the bolt to get the right length.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #1249
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New negative cable installed, as soon as that was done I checked the battery voltage (it has been off of the tender for 5 or 6 days now and it was ~8 volts... new battery on order but I am sweating heading out to the rally now as the only prep time I have before an early scheduled departure on Thursday Am is 2 hours today perhaps an hour or two tomorrow and that's it due to work and other stuff...

Charger's on the bike (new battery arrives Tuesday) and I need to re-set the timing as its not right after my search for the squeak.



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Old 07-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #1250
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Here's where I went.....I did it so long ago I cannot remember if I went with a longer/different bolt.

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Old 07-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #1251
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For a long time I went to the subframe bolt, next to the shock mount. Its shouldnt matter, I mean, its not through the forks, and a bunch of bearings and grease, but is probably better off the engine itself.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #1252
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It's been a while... how time flys

Anyway, just handed my rear Ohlins over to Alex at Konflict Motorsports for a servicing, re-valving and perhaps spring change.

Not so exciting, but progress none the less!
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #1253
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It's been a while... how time flys

Anyway, just handed my rear Ohlins over to Alex at Konflict Motorsports for a servicing, re-valving and perhaps spring change.

Not so exciting, but progress none the less!
He just did my forks and has a heavier rear spring on order.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #1254
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Just a service and a change to the heavier spring I had as the other one was way too soft.

Alex commented that he had never seen such a weak shim in a low-speed damping circuit before... the heaver spring may work, if not I'll have it re-valved

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Old 11-23-2013, 10:18 AM   #1255
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The ohlins I bought had a 200 lbs spring on it. sag was just right for a 165 lbs rider. Maybe a wee bit stiff but with luggage dead on!!!!
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:28 PM   #1256
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Well, it's 50+ degrees in Seattle and sunny today! I had my G/S all checked out and ready for the first ride since what... September?

Dog's not feeling well and had to drive...

In other news, scored a correct early G/S tank with the raised filler neck (at least I think it is genuine and correct).

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Old 02-28-2014, 02:31 PM   #1257
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I saw one of those on ebay a while back went for pretty cheap...that's the one isn't it...I just didn't need a third tank. It was tempting to buy it anyway...

BTW- had the Ohlin's rep, mention he doesn't recommend the neoprene booty as it keeps the heat in on the shock and oil and it's detrimental to performance.. That being said I'm keeping mine covered.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:33 PM   #1258
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I saw one of those on ebay a while back went for pretty cheap...that's the one isn't it...I just didn't need a third tank. It was tempting to buy it anyway...
Actually this one was for sale in the airhead flea market for a week or more before I decided I coulnd't live without it.. now I need to buy the correct cap and see if it can work without removing the Acerbis tank mounts or now.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:35 PM   #1259
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BTW- had the Ohlin's rep, mention he doesn't recommend the neoprene booty as it keeps the heat in on the shock and oil and it's detrimental to performance.. That being said I'm keeping mine covered.
Hmm... Both Dan Kyle Racing and Alex said to use one... and when I had mine rebuil there were no nasty suprises nor toasted oil and the sock has been on for most of my miles.

now on the other hand, if I was Stagehand or something I might keep it off!
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:35 PM   #1260
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I swap between the HPN and stock tank, leaving the front mounts on, but take the rear off, and plug the right fuel line. I hardly ever use the little tank though.

My tank has the screw cap like yours...1984 year.

you should be able to see them here..bike in pretty trim.....BTW not usually this clean.





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