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Old 02-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #721
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I'd take her bike over that turd (or even any stock ST) every day of the week and twice on sunday.


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Old 02-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #722
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There may have been an update
Cornering the market for ST's ?
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:46 PM   #723
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sez the woman with the frankenbike that doesn't even resemble a ST any more
I blame all G/S owners who sell their bike for astronomical prices. I mean I can buy an ST for under 3K easily and for a few more K, I can kick the shit out of any stock G/S on any road. And norton73 knows this. For the record, the engine is still stock. except for dual plugged heads
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #724
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I blame all G/S owners who sell their bike for astronomical prices. I mean I can buy an ST for under 3K easily and for a few more K, I can kick the shit out of any stock G/S on any road. And norton73 knows this. For the record, the engine is still stock. except for dual plugged heads
Damn right!

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #725
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Damn right!

is this right before I hit the tree you and Blake were hiding behind??
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #726
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is this right before I hit the tree you and Blake were hiding behind??
Well...you brought it up




This is when you are bouncing backwards after hitting the tree, giggling the whole time
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #727
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Still wintah.....







The ole girl is getting some serious love....



...stripped down to frame with the engine left in.... clean, prime, paint, grease, seals, blah blah blah
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:03 PM   #728
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I'd maybe tighten those bolts a bit more...
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #729
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Those are the battery-box mounts, with the battery box not yet mounted.... it made it real easy to get at the back of the transmission, shifter, etc with all that stuff removed. S L O W L Y putting it all back together, now.....

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #730
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Those are the battery-box mounts, with the battery box not yet mounted.... it made it real easy to get at the back of the transmission, shifter, etc with all that stuff removed. S L O W L Y putting it all back together, now.....

Agreed, but its fun to tease! I have my st in bits with half here and half with morespeed being tinkered with. I'm looking forward to putting it all back together with a quasi Pavlovian response!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:44 AM   #731
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half with morespeed being tinkered with.
You can't just casually mention that in passing. That warrants further elaboration.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #732
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I'd maybe tighten those bolts a bit more...

....duh.... my sensayuma musta had the day offfffff.......


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Old 02-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #733
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Tossup between here and Friday Picture Thread....

.....you know how they say that, to re-install the springs on the centerstand, you compress them and wrap them with zip-ties to keep them compressed when you go to put them on.....


I tried it with my monoshock, as I want to paint the spring.... worked pretty slick to wind down the pre-load and tighten the zip-ties...notice how the threads have been tightened...














...HOWEVER.... when I went to loosen the threaded hoozywhatsit, it all worked fine.... until it didn't...



Honestly, I had NO faith that it would work, so I stood back to watch (could not have painted the spring with the ties on it, for one..... They broke pretty convincingly!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #734
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You can't just casually mention that in passing. That warrants further elaboration.
I'll have more time next month to elaborate... Also need to get a few things back so I have something to post about ther than the dismantling! Also waiting for homguys next run of trips though Until I get the frame the wont do much.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #735
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Tossup between here and Friday Picture Thread....

.....you know how they say that, to re-install the springs on the centerstand, you compress them and wrap them with zip-ties to keep them compressed when you go to put them on.....


I tried it with my monoshock, as I want to paint the spring.... worked pretty slick to wind down the pre-load and tighten the zip-ties...notice how the threads have been tightened...














...HOWEVER.... when I went to loosen the threaded hoozywhatsit, it all worked fine.... until it didn't...



Honestly, I had NO faith that it would work, so I stood back to watch (could not have painted the spring with the ties on it, for one..... They broke pretty convincingly!!
You need a set of these, worth their weight in beer.....

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