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Old 12-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #376
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HAve you thought about putting a 17" rim on the rear? That would slow you down another 6% ...
No I don't like the 17" It would make the rear lower and less choice in off road tires.( i have all the fd ratio's) it's an easy swap.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:00 PM   #377
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No I don't like the 17" It would make the rear lower and less choice in off road tires.( i have all the fd ratio's) it's an easy swap.
I understand it. Here the 17" was adopted by Harley-Davidson as their rear wheel choice, so there are options ... but not really for dual sport or knobbies.

PS - Do treat your final drive kindly ... after riding home from its submersion ... riding the trails with hardwaregrrl, I dumped my FD to reveal this ... Milkshake anyone? Now I'm REALLY paying attention to those breather valve tub mods ...

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #378
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Go hog wild and T connect it to the tranny vent, thence under the tank
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:48 AM   #379
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PS - Do treat your final drive kindly ... after riding home from its submersion ... riding the trails with hardwaregrrl, I dumped my FD to reveal this ... Milkshake anyone? Now I'm REALLY paying attention to those breather valve tub mods ...

I did use these on the trip.




But i'm not really happy with the length of the hoses. As the moisture tends to condensate in the hose and leaks back into the FD ! Because there is no airflow through the hose it will keep doing that. I'm thinking about making a double hose with one going into the air box to get some air flow.
People told me to drain the hose more often. But its dripping every time I take it off.
If I would like to do that much maintenance I would have bought a bike with a chain
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #380
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I've routed my hose "south" of the fd as to collect the condensation and keep it from re-entering the system. I only run the clear hose for that very reason!
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #381
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i like the look of the larger tank.
also, the r65 tank is brown. i guess you really don't see color.


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See at the nose how the R65 (Black tank)


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Old 12-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #382
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i like the look of the larger tank.
also, the r65 tank is brown. i guess you really don't see color.
That tank is brown? Looks black to me

And you're right ... and now I'm thinking about some white fenders.

It's been a steady rain here for 48 hours. I can't really even ride it ... I'd be out there in a heartbeat if it were July. This cold stuff ain't fun. Sign.

Brown?

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #383
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I will trade your cold for mine :(
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #384
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I will trade your cold for mine :(
Christmas present? At least ... yours turns solid for a while. For Dec-Jan, it will remain 30-50F, overcast and wet. There will be brief moments of sun and interlude ... They will serve to remind us of the coming spring.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:57 AM   #385
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Mind if I borrow the Dauber, then? My 'stich will keep me toasty ;)
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:07 PM   #386
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here's my parts list for the FD breather
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #387
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A quick update ... I do like blingy parts ... and one thing that has always bothered me was the fact that I couldn't tell the level of the oil in my transmission. NO MORE. I got two .. one for the Dobber, a one for BB. Call it a late Christmas Present.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #388
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Cool! you can also tell if the cappuchino is ready or not Those look pretty cool, except for the new socket neededto open it up.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #389
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Nice find, will this Oil Eye fit all Airhead Transmissions?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:43 AM   #390
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It should. They had two listed ... My experience is with '76 to 94 transmissions, and it's been my experience that this plug is the same for all of those.

Stage is correct though ... you will be needing to carry the 'new' wrench in your tools to get it off ... I will see when I get home what size it is. From memory, it looked to be a 19 or a 22mm, and that would be included in the standard tool kit ... but I will confirm.

EDIT: It's a 22mm, same size as the nut on the twinshock rear axel bolt.
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/7475039.html

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Nice find, will this Oil Eye fit all Airhead Transmissions?
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