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Old 06-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #1396
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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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Old 06-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #1397
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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!?!?!
The oil usage was the ballbreaker for me. Loved everything about the bike other than that.

Got a good deal on a 2012 CVO Ultra Classic. I'll miss a lot about the Adventure. I won't miss having to travel with extra oil.


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Old 06-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #1398
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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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Wow, that's a lot. That is unacceptable. I don't think I've added more 1/2 a quart in the 18,000mi I've put on mine and that was before the 2000mi service. Been using synthetic since 12,000mi.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #1399
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Completed the installation of the Large, with clear lens, AdMore Lighting LED LightBar from TwistedThrottle.com.

An overhead view of the final wiring, before wire-tying in place...




For more detailed installation information, see this thread...
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #1400
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I checked my tire pressures yesterday, then rode to work at the beach for the first time in a long time. Been in the desert too long for sure.
As I left the neighborhood a county sheriff turned past as I waited at the stop sign. I got a long stare.
Nothing to see here, move along officer.

Then this morning talking to my new manager he thought I was riding a Harley!
I told him it was kinda like that only different.
After almost a year away, the traffic still sucks. I'm going to have to get used to waking early again. Drivers are better here than in Phoenix. In Phoenix they are glued to phones. I swear they don't know the things can be used as phones.

Can't wait for that afternoon ride home. Should be nice and warm at least.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #1401
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Really? I went through all my sockets craftsman, snap on and mac... NONE fit.
One was close but to big, one was small, but will catch the edge and works. Is there a specific brand that "fits"?


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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 06-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #1402
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I have a 120 piece Craftsman set and the SP socket works perfectly. But, it was made in America.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:37 PM   #1403
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Really? I went through all my sockets craftsman, snap on and mac... NONE fit.
One was close but to big, one was small, but will catch the edge and works. Is there a specific brand that "fits"?
I promise, pick the cheap chinese/thaiwan socket and it will fit. 15/16". I have done it a dozen times.

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Old 06-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #1404
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Look who got new seats!

...No more trash bag hobo look for the Black Brute, thanks to a deal done with an inmate. These seats have about 25k on them and look almost new. Their underneaths are cleaner than the entire rest of the bike put together.







I like the tall setting, though I wish there weren't such a big gap between seat and tank.



This means I have a set of Corbins, in need of re-covering, that I'll probably never use...

Tomorrow we finish sorting out the brakes, which still feel mushy despite the new master front, the Galfers and all the bleeding. Feels like there's still air in there.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #1405
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Tomorrow we finish sorting out the brakes, which still feel mushy despite the new master front, the Galfers and all the bleeding. Feels like there's still air in there.
A trick I heard: Put the bike on the center stand. Zip tie the brake lever back to the grip (as though you're applying the brakes). Leave overnight. Worked well for me when I swapped the old lines for stainless. I guess it lets any air bubbles rise out of the lines.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #1406
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Sorry about the GS. However, you have fine taste. That's a beautiful Ultra.
Thanks Drew!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #1407
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Rode through the Anza-Borrego Desert to Needles California in this heat with a High of 115. From Needles home (Las Vegas) the temp dropped from 102 to 107. No my final drive did not explode!!!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #1408
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Here is a pic of the bike as far shouth you can get in California. The wall behind the bike in the border to Mexico near Yuma AZ.

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #1409
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Had friend of mine cut these bars for me so I could move the top case back about 2 in. It now gives my pillion a little more space (she's 6' I'm 6'2) and when she's not there allows me to substitute a pillion plate with a pelican 1450.

I also had another friend make the backrest for her.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #1410
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Reassembled the rear of the bike after installation of the AdMore Lighting LED LightBar. Installed the LaminarLip, the Tornado Final Drive Hub Cover, the yoke protector, the safer view mirror glass, and the shorty levers.

I also found a problem with the side stand switch. I installed it incorrectly after installing the SideKicker side stand. I did not have it aligned correctly, so the bike thought the side stand was always down and would kill the engine when I put it into gear. I removed the clips and washer from the back of the side stand bolt, realigned the side stand switch to its correct position, and reinstalled the washer and one of the clips. The little clip (the one that goes in the groove) went somewhere in my garage and I never found it. I used a piece of lock wire twisted around the groove to keep the switch, the larger clip, and the washer in place.
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