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Old 06-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #1381
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Added a set of grip puppies the other day. Rode with them for a while and thought they really took the feeling away from the throttle. Then after washing my bike, I noticed the performance was awful. Turns out the puppies were turning on the grips. Pulled over and ripped them off, way better. These things are shit.
I have used Johar radgrips and grip puppies on all my bikes since 1979. I install them using hairspray as a lube to get em on. When dry they do not move at all. very comfortable on long trips.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #1382
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$18 per spark plug? Holy shit! I paid. $3 rack for autoliites at auto zone.
The camhead uses a different plug. Cannot find across ref to a cheaper one. And they are simple copper plugs. I called NGK and spoke to an engineer. Was told they are an odd size and no iridium offered. Kinda sucks.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #1383
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WOW! $100 for a quart of gear oil. I see they used 140, is that what you use Jim?

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #1384
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WOW! $100 for a quart of gear oil. I see they used 140, is that what you use Jim?

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I believe you misread the invoice... It's $24.54 / gal, therefore 0.25 gal = $6.14... Not even BMW rapes us that bad...
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #1385
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Yeah, brain not working, thanks.

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #1386
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Yeah, brain not working, thanks.

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no worries...
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:38 PM   #1387
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New set of tourance next on this morning.Started on a test ride,headlight was out.....Ed
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #1388
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Replaced the rear pivot bearings on my '04 GSA to fix the movement at 3, 6, 9 and 12. Movement appeared to be fixed when wheel was off and everything was torqued. Mounted wheel and movement still there. Maybe I have front pivot bearing issues as well. Will pull the rear swing arm when I get a chance to replace or check the front bearings as well as check the front u-joints of the driveline. Only 25k miles, but would be good to check .The rear u-joints were nice and tight. Rear driveline oil (with 5k miles on it) was very clean with no metal in it. Movement is still present with rear brake on. The clean oil and movement with brake applied tells me I do not have a big bearing issue.

I need to find a local inmate with more experience to confirm I have an issue with my bike or with my worry beads. One of them needs addressing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:41 PM   #1389
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I made a discovery today. I was getting ready for an upcoming trip and looking for my homemade axel tool. Then I figured this out.
The Hex end of a spark plug socket fits perfect

flip the socket and install a long extension and you got it

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Old 06-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #1390
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Going to the garage to check that! Love it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #1391
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Traded it in. 16 quarts of oil added between services over the course of 19,000 miles is unacceptable, no matter what the Mothership says.

Thanks for the memories y'all.


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Old 06-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #1392
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WOW! mine uses very little (1/2-3/4 qt maybe) between 5k mile changes. I use Castrol 20/50 gtx non-synthetic.

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Traded it in. 16 quarts of oil added between services over the course of 19,000 miles is unacceptable, no matter what the Mothership says.

Thanks for the memories y'all.


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Old 06-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #1393
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Traded it in. 16 quarts of oil added between services over the course of 19,000 miles is unacceptable, no matter what the Mothership says.

Thanks for the memories y'all.


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Whoa!!! Slow the train down, Train!

Well, congrats I guess. Sorry to hear it turned out this way. I couldn't help but think about your situation as I was stopping by a gas station last weekend because my oil light came on. I should have topped off before the trip, but forgot. And as I was filling it, I couldn't help but think....over $20k for this bike and it burns oil like I've never seen a modern engine burn oil. Oh wait, only 5300 miles on her...another 20k miles before its "broke in". I'll say it before the choir boys chime in...

Well, good luck with the new scoot....whatdja get!?!?!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #1394
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I made a discovery today. I was getting ready for an upcoming trip and looking for my homemade axel tool. Then I figured this out.
The Hex end of a spark plug socket fits perfect

flip the socket and install a long extension and you got it


Old news.

Try cutting the end off of it and just carrying that.




From 2005 when I first posted it.



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Old 06-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #1395
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Last week I put on the grip puppies. Today I installed the Rox Risers and took my SO on her first motorcycle ride. We didn't go far - only about 30 miles - but she absolutely loved it.

Bars before Rox Risers


Bars after Rox Risers


Fairly simple and straight forward install. Went with some ADVice from a former post and dropped the right fork tube in order to re-route the brake line.

Next on the list is the installation of the GPS power wiring, ADVMonster LEDs, and battery volt meter.
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