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Old 05-01-2014, 11:16 PM   #1831
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Great job on the tank bag. Very creative.
Thanks cheeseyboy!!

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That's a great tank bag! Makes me want to make something to replace the crappy ones I have. I might do something similar with the tupperware! They might crack, but at least they'd be easily replaceable...

Have you made sure you can turn the bars all the way with 'em that far forward? I can't push mine too far forward or they start hitting the turn signals, but you probably already checked this.
To tell you the truth, I can't even check because my bike is in a million pieces.
I looked at older pictures with the handlebars turned and I think I'll be fine.
The IMS tank is really low so if the bags would get hit, it would be by my tire!
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:42 AM   #1832
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wow - looking at those bags - and hearing about the orders you are making; you will soon be the one receiving orders!! very shapely job.
thats some damage to your swing-arm; but how wonderful Spirit will soon have one even nicer than when you got her.
i really like Jim's idea of painting the nut flats for counting turns - what a simple solution!
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:48 AM   #1833
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wow - looking at those bags - and hearing about the orders you are making; you will soon be the one receiving orders!! very shapely job.
thats some damage to your swing-arm; but how wonderful Spirit will soon have one even nicer than when you got her.
i really like Jim's idea of painting the nut flats for counting turns - what a simple solution!
Looks like your in the sewing biz even after leaving JoAnn's eh Esther!

That's kind of why I posted that info, figured Esther had been doing it like this for nearly 2 yrs now but hoping maybe to help someone else who hadn't done it this way before. Main thing is to get your alignment right in the beginning , then it's all good from there.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:40 AM   #1834
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LOL, shows you how tired I was last night! I did have a chain guard on my bike, but just couldn't remember. It was definitely not as nice looking though!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:42 AM   #1835
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wow - looking at those bags - and hearing about the orders you are making; you will soon be the one receiving orders!! very shapely job.
thats some damage to your swing-arm; but how wonderful Spirit will soon have one even nicer than when you got her.
i really like Jim's idea of painting the nut flats for counting turns - what a simple solution!
Thanks Ann, I keep in thinking of ways to improve on it. Who knows, once I have my hobbit home I just might have my own motorcycle gear design company. At least I will know what works and what doesn't.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #1836
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Thanks Ann, I keep in thinking of ways to improve on it. Who knows, once I have my hobbit home I just might have my own motorcycle gear design company. At least I will know what works and what doesn't.

There is another inmate here who gas made a business of making custom items for motorcyclists. I've ordered several items myself.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:31 AM   #1837
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I'll be awaiting a product and price list so I may start handling international distribution for you!
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:47 AM   #1838
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i hope you had a good 'International Female Ride Day' Esther. i got poured on, but i was out there!
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:40 AM   #1839
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+1 - I was out there too but it was a short ride and windy but it was a fun 70 miles anyway.

It's nice seeing more and more women enjoying the fun and I really like seeing people like you that are really out there on big adventures.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #1840
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How is the bike rebuild going? need anything?
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:59 AM   #1841
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i hope you had a good 'International Female Ride Day' Esther. i got poured on, but i was out there!
Yeah, being a working girl now (for only 35 more days) I missed that day and worked. My bike is still in a million pieces so no riding for me that day, but I was there in spirit.

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+1 - I was out there too but it was a short ride and windy but it was a fun 70 miles anyway.

It's nice seeing more and more women enjoying the fun and I really like seeing people like you that are really out there on big adventures.
Thanks Ladybug! I am excited to get to the D2D rally to see a few other women riders there. Glad you had a good but windy riding day. Can't wait to get Spirit all fixed up and out of here!!!! :
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:05 PM   #1842
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How is the bike rebuild going? need anything?
Uhhhmmmm, hehe! I've only been cleaning so far. My BikeBandit order came in yesterday and I am picking it up from the postoffice today. Jim's parts ( yep he saved my royal butt yet again!) will be in around the 20th.
Before I start putting Spirit back together I need to finish that wedding dress I got hired to make. It's been a slow process with multiple fittings, but I should be done within the next few days.
I might need help with opening my forks, I will let you know if I can't do it on my own, I think I need an impact drill to get the bolts underneath loose, but am not sure yet. Maybe these forks are different than the Suzuki forks I had to replace the seals on. Thanks for asking!! Say hi to Cee!!
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:32 PM   #1843
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>"impact drill to get the bolts underneath loose"

Try to 'just loosen' them with the forks still assembled.
If you take the spring tension off the forks, they will likely spin.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #1844
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>"impact drill to get the bolts underneath loose"

Try to 'just loosen' them with the forks still assembled.
If you take the spring tension off the forks, they will likely spin.
Yeah, the forks are still assembled but off the bike. I think I will put them back on the bike temporarily with the axel bolt through them so they don't twist, that way I have a better hold on them while trying to loosen the bolts. Thanks for the advice, I'll see if it works next Tuesday whenI have a day off again.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:10 PM   #1845
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Yeah, the forks are still assembled but off the bike. I think I will put them back on the bike temporarily with the axel bolt through them so they don't twist, that way I have a better hold on them while trying to loosen the bolts. Thanks for the advice, I'll see if it works next Tuesday whenI have a day off again.
You can use your rear axle and it's nut (24mm) to hold the damper rods while you turn the 10mm allen bolts loose at the bottom. I did that at Waynes back in 2011 when I rebuilt mine.
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