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Old 06-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #136
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:22 AM   #137
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After six or seven hours, two spokes started to leak. No problem, take the tire off and apply some more Goop. What did surprise me is that the silicon had continued to shrink or the air pressure pushed more of the silicon into the spoke threads. I believe the air pressure had pushed the silicone further into the thread area, because I have about 20 dimples in the different nipple areas that definitely were not there when the tire was mounted. So, I am adding a bit of Goop to those, in addition to the two that are leaking. I was pleasantly surprised when there were no leakers when the tire was mounted, but I don't see this as a problem. I just need to have it bullet proof by the time I leave for Mexico Thursday!

From what I see, even if you have no leakers when the tire has been mounted for eight hours, it may be wise to dis-mount and have a look or at a minimum, take a look before starting the next long trip.

I rode 200 miles yesterday with no problem, but the tire lost a couple pounds of air pressure last night. I sprayed the rim with soapy water, but did not see anything. Spraying the solution actually creates a little bit of bubbles, so I applied the solution with a artist brush and let it run into the threaded area. There, two more! I removed the rim and again found craters on some of the spokes, including the two that were leaking. I assume that the pressure is pushing the silicone into the nipple area because I know that the silicone is drying. This is not really a problem, just a learning experience. I don't leave for another 40 hours on a 7,000 mile plus, one month ride. Fixing the leak and doing the other 100 things I need to do before leaving should not be a problem!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #138
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I un-did the bolts up top and looked again. The inversed dimple is where the inside plastic shield fastens to the quarter panel. The inside shield may barely touch the radiator cap from the bottom side. I can't find any thing putting pressure toward the outside that might make the area where the interior panel connects to the quarter panel bulge out. I feel confident that this has not been like this in the past. My experience with the plastic on Goldwings is that as they age, irregularities in the plastic surface develope. Is that the case with these motos, or am I missing something?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #139
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Looks like it was banged from the inside with hot stud.

I have never seen anything like that. My bike had a contact with a car on that very fairing, the paint substrate cracked but the plastic regained its shape.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #140
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I have never seen anything like that. My bike had a contact with a car on that very fairing, the paint substrate cracked but the plastic regained its shape.


I have no idea how that could have happened! I think it has developed recently and nothing has happened as far as I know.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #141
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My experience with the plastic on Goldwings is that as they age, irregularities in the plastic surface develope. Is that the case with these motos, or am I missing something?
Nah.

I'm going with the nipple theory.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #142
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Nah.

I'm going with the nipple theory.


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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #143
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In case anyone is interested, I will be heading out Thursday morning for a month in Mexico! I do not plan on doing a Ride Report, but here is a link to my SPOT Tracking Devise. I will have it on everyday unless I am not moving or I forget!

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=08YfgyM3oIdvUmMIJWYP8AtBSgg9Y4C kA


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Old 06-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #144
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In case anyone is interested, I will be heading out Thursday morning for a month in Mexico! I do not plan on doing a Ride Report, but here is a link to my SPOT Tracking Devise. I will have it on everyday unless I am not moving or I forget!

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=08YfgyM3oIdvUmMIJWYP8AtBSgg9Y4C kA


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That spot thing is so cool! Almost too good. Looks like it could show how long you spend in the crapper! Satellite image shows you went next door recently.

Yes, will check in.

Note... I've just jumped on bike with water pump done, oil changed and madstad screen and aeroflow side screens. All excellent
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:10 AM   #145
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That spot thing is so cool! Almost too good. Looks like it could show how long you spend in the crapper! Satellite image shows you went next door recently.

Yes, will check in.

Note... I've just jumped on bike with water pump done, oil changed and madstad screen and aeroflow side screens. All excellent

Glad all of your mods worked out. I remounted my tire this morning, it has not leaked any yet! At least I don't think it has! If it does leak anymore before in the morning, I will probably throw a tube in it and be gone!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #146
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I think your bike just hit puberty
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #147
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I keep a front tube right there kind of looks like a valve stem. are you the only owner? maybe it has been there from the last guy? just a thought
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #148
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I keep a front tube right there kind of looks like a valve stem. are you the only owner? maybe it has been there from the last guy? just a thought


I am not the original owner, but I have owned it for over two years and only recently have noticed it. Being that it is fairly obvious, I can't believe that it has been there all along and I didn't see it. The "protrusion" is where the inner fairing screws into the outer fairing. It is as if something pushed it from the inside, but I can find no pressure points behind the fairing.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:51 PM   #149
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My list for updates, spares, modification include:


CJDesigns SS Oil Drain Tube with my modification- Completed

Spare Fork Seal - On Moto

Adjusting Steering Stops - Completed

Convert Rear Wheel to Tubeless - Completed 36 hours and 500 miles and no leaks!

Anti Siege the Axle Adjusting Bolts - Completed

Trim Mudguard that is hitting Swingarm - Completed

Drill Drainage holes in Swingarm - ???

Loctite and Torque Screws on Plastic Chain Slider protector - Completed

2 Fuel Filter Kits from gefr - order when I return from Mexico - install one upon arrival and have other as a spare, establish as 20,000 - 30,000 mile PM

Spare fuel pump from gefr - order when I return

Order Water Pump rebuild kit from ???

Purchase Crashbar Bags from akarob???

Purchase under seat tray from hontri - when I return


Please offer advise as to included items and/or items to include.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #150
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Kick Ass Upgrading!!!

You're really doing your bike right!!!

You're gonna have a great trip and will be extremely well prepared.

You should definitely go with the CJ hardened waterpump shaft and impeller upgrade kit... Others like AdvMachines can get it for you if CJ is still moving his shop.

Great job sticking with your tubeless rear conversion. That's a great choice (your persistence taught me I panicked too soon on my first try. I'll give that a second try after I wear down my rear shoe ).

You've mentioned nothing about camping gear. Wondering what your preferences are here?

Cheers...
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