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Old 05-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #91
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Took a few minutes today and installed the MCCT, set the bike at TDC, installed MCCT, tightened until tensioner just touched the chain, put back together, started bike then backed out MCCT until it started to clatter, then tightened until it just quit. DONE.



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Noticed one exhaust valve is a little tight, so add that to the list of fixes too.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #92
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Pulled the plug and ordered Hot Grips, don't care for the hot little resistor though, plus I'm concerned that the grips will be to firm for off road and wear my hands out!!! Just have to choose the worse of two weavels.

My Gerbing's gloves are just too thick to be of much use off road especially considering I need good hand control.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:50 PM   #93
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Spent last night and today putting in the GPS coordinates in for Utah. Two more states to go!! Nevada will be interesting as there are no GPS coordinates. I'll have to compare the map and roll chart and figure out the turns...
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #94
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GPS Coordinates are available....

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Spent last night and today putting in the GPS coordinates in for Utah. Two more states to go!! Nevada will be interesting as there are no GPS coordinates. I'll have to compare the map and roll chart and figure out the turns...
Hi One Less Harley...

Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico....are now available as updated versions and with coordinates. Tenn, Miss, Ark should be available when you are redy to leave. Oklahoma is pretty straight forward....Utah should be done by now. ALL WITH COORDINATES. You can get them from SAM.

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NEVADA





OLD............................................... .............................. NEW


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Old 05-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #95
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Hi One Less Harley...

Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico....are now available as updated versions and with coordinates. Tenn, Miss, Ark should be available when you are redy to leave. Oklahoma is pretty straight forward....Utah should be done by now. ALL WITH COORDINATES. You can get them from SAM.

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NEVADA





OLD............................................... .............................. NEW

WOW! When I said to leave the roll charts home I had the old ones. These are a real step up!

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Old 05-09-2011, 04:46 PM   #96
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The 1st half purchased a couple of years ago were the old ones, nothing special but still a major undertaking on Sam's part. The western half Colorado and West were purchased more recently. Sam asked if I could wait for Utah as he didn't have the updated charts for them. The newer version is so much better than the old. Nice color!!! My Nevada rollcharts purchased about 3 months ago are still the old B&W version and NO GPS coordinates!!! Damn it!! I'll have to ask Sam about that. As I'd rather put in coordinates instead of doing it from the map.

I'm not going to purchase new versions of the eastern states, no reason to do it. I think it will make navigating easier if relying on the charts. Hopefully the Zumo 550 will stand up to 4,800 miles of pounding. It may not, this is my second replacement of the thing.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #97
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Me too....relying on a Garmin 60CSx and Zumo 450. The 60CSx for "tracks" created on/from mapsource and the Zumo 450 for "routes" and bigger screen. Sams' maps will be my "paper Zumo". .
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:13 PM   #98
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Are you hacking it on the TAT??? I hope the flood waters recede enough by the end of June.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:47 PM   #99
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Are you hacking it on the TAT??? I hope the flood waters recede enough by the end of June.
Si, si.... I am thinking of Hacking the TAT with my enduro Tub, stripped to the bare essentials. Although heavy, I might be able to do about 80% of the TAT: Big bike by-passes, etc. Also hope that the Miss. waters will recede by then if not we can detour a bit.

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Old 05-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #100
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That's weird about you having Nevada, as Sam just emailed me today saying it wasn't ready!!!! I don't under stand it!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #101
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I may be way out ahead of you, but look for me on the trail. I'm leaving OK and solo riding to OR June 8-22. I'll deal with the CO passes however I can.

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Old 05-11-2011, 01:57 PM   #102
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That's weird about you having Nevada, as Sam just emailed me today saying it wasn't ready!!!! I don't under stand it!!
One Less Harley...

Yo Amigo just PM'ed you. Go and a lookie....



By the way, I am curious about the MCCT. You removed the self adjusting OEM MCCT and installed a manual one as most have recommended in "Thumbers". How can you tell when an adjustment is needed: by or by feel..chain sag, etc. Just curious! Thanks
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:17 PM   #103
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Yo Amigo just PM'ed you. Go and a lookie....



By the way, I am curious about the MCCT. You removed the self adjusting OEM MCCT and installed a manual one as most have recommended in "Thumbers". How can you tell when an adjustment is needed: by or by feel..chain sag, etc. Just curious! Thanks

Thanks for the TAT info there!!


There is a how to on Thumper Talk, set bike to TDC, remove ACCT put MCCT in back off tension from chain, I turned till it just hit the chain, fire it up, back it off till rattles, snug until it JUST goes away, not any further. Tighten lock nut and that's it.

My leave date will still be end of June.

Exhaust valves readjusted as they were a little tight. I've got he heated grips, just need to install them. Not much cushion on them though, i.e. more road vibes to the hands. I hope the tradeoff of warm hands vs beat to death vibrations is worth it!!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:47 PM   #104
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Hot grips installed tonite, pretty easy as the wiring was already there from my earlier fiasco....I can feel the heat on high and low, don't care for the hot resistor though plus the grips are hard. If too much I suppose I can wrap them with an old inter tube or something.

Just volt meter, lock tight to counter shaft and readjust the rear sag.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:41 PM   #105
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Not trying to rain on any parades, but I still can't get into the hills in Eastern Oregon..(and we are lower than CO!) it's a LATE year. Slabbed it to Boise today and it was nice there, but still cold when I returned...Travel safe, pack for cold wet and be ready for re-routes!
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