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Old 12-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #16
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Great work! Nice write up too.

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Old 12-09-2008, 07:56 PM   #17
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Great photos, love the color of your flying brick.

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Old 12-09-2008, 09:05 PM   #18
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MORE!!!!!!

I want more!!!

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Old 06-17-2009, 07:45 AM   #19
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Ok, I've been fooling around with my tank bag again.

Problem: 1. It slides side to side in the turns.
Problem: 2. I like this tank bag.
Problem: 3. The pad was too big.

Steve suggested using this stuff to give it grip.



So I took the pad to work one night along with a roll of that material.
I cut the pad to the exact size of the tangbag base. I was going to hand sew a sandwich of the tacky roll to the pad, when a co-worker saw me struggling with the whole needle and thread thing.

She offered to sew it for me and I gratefully handed it over to her.

I got it back last night and sewed a hem around the edges to retard fraying between the materials.








Not only does it match the pattern on the saddle...



It sticks like glue!!!

She also replaced the three little straps where the buckles go.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:46 AM   #20
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I made these new zipper pulls out of leather for it this week.

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Old 06-17-2009, 07:48 AM   #21
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Next up...

Learn how to replace the foam / gel w/i the saddle and learn how to recover it.

Holy shit what a mess I've made so far.

All the hardware is removed, the rivets drilled out, the cover removed, and the foam removed from the pan. Now to clean the pan of the glue residue and see if I can salvage the cover.


The reason to do this has two parts.

1. The saddle cover allows water to seep into the foam, then my pants get wet for the next week.

2. The pillion seat is sheer hell after about :30 min.


When I bought the bike, I had it lower for $100 at a auto upholstery shop. I has always had the water problem. And I want to make the rear seat comfortable for my son.

Pics to follow....
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:51 AM   #22
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To start off, my neighbor gave me some home made Phillipino coconut rice pudding.

















































I found an upholsterer who is replacing the skirt on the saddle cover.

I used a bleach / water solution (3:1) and cleaned the foam as he directed. There was a tiny bit of soap in there too.

He told me what kind of glue and where to get to put this back together.

He also will supply me with some scraps of foam to make the patches and some material to cover the gel inserts.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:52 AM   #23
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I did this upgrade as well.



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Old 06-17-2009, 05:23 PM   #24
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It sticks like glue!!!
Sure does. I use the same stuff to keep my wife on the back of my triple.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #25
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I did this upgrade as well.
Very Nice!
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:43 PM   #26
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So today I've drained the oil and removed the oil filter and pan in preparation of replacing the oil pan gasket which I suspect is leaking.

Right side.






Thanks Duck for the advice.







I wonder where these came from?





That shinny hole is where the oil sump strainer tube enters the oil pump.



Is that an O-ring in there?



There is one listed in Clymer that should be replaced at this time, but I didn't find it.

I needed a deep brush to clean the outter portion of the pan.





All clean, waiting on the O-ring from Morton's.



I think I'll go back out and see if that is the missing O-ring.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:12 PM   #27
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Well I'll be!!

It was the O-ring!

It was VERY hard to extract.




I'm glad I saw that in the enlarged picture.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:33 AM   #28
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Nice bike, great job making it yours.

I might "borrow" your fog light mounting bracket design for my RT.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:42 AM   #29
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Looks like we need a new ice scraper.

Have fun with it dear.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:27 AM   #30
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Let me just say... seating the new o-ring SUX!!


I've been at it an hour...

Back to the garage.
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