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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3090 on: July 11, 2017, 08:50:44 PM »
Not today, but recently...
Took what I think is a construction staple (see pic below) out of the rear tire of my VStar.
Only one of the prongs was thru the tire.
Used my new DynaPlug tire plugger. See  http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=4654.msg146290#msg146290
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3091 on: July 12, 2017, 06:59:01 AM »
adjusted and lubed the chain on the 1190 in anticipation of this weekends ride to Red Lodge/Cody


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3092 on: July 12, 2017, 10:19:40 AM »
Washed the bike this morning including me too.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3093 on: July 12, 2017, 02:28:57 PM »
This past weekend I changed the oil, filter, and rear end juice.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3094 on: July 12, 2017, 03:26:40 PM »
This past weekend I changed the oil, filter, and rear end juice.

Oil thread!!!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3095 on: July 12, 2017, 04:38:35 PM »
This past weekend I changed the oil, filter, and rear end juice.

Oil thread!!!

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3096 on: July 12, 2017, 07:44:11 PM »
Removed, cleaned, and reinstalled the left pilot jet.  My bike now idles and transitions on and off the throttle like it should.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3097 on: July 12, 2017, 07:51:20 PM »
put The Hulk up on stands for tire removal. hopefully the new ones will show up before Aug.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3098 on: July 13, 2017, 08:38:39 AM »
Good Lord.  If they weren't in my porch in two days or less is fine and new vendor.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3099 on: July 13, 2017, 01:37:18 PM »
LOL. I'm in no rush, but yeah, they should be here way earlier. can't ride anyways these days, so Hulk is just chilling under the cover.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3100 on: July 23, 2017, 09:05:12 AM »
fixed the indicators on the Morini
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3101 on: July 23, 2017, 09:17:17 AM »
Since I'm no longer my Sena SM10 to stream Turn-by-turn & XM music from my Zumo 550,  I rigged up my wife's RT with a 3.5mm audio jack to the unused "rear speakers" and mounted the SM10 for her.  The sound quality from the on-board BT is horrible and I am really hoping this will improve things for her.


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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3102 on: July 23, 2017, 10:17:09 AM »
Since I'm no longer my Sena SM10 to stream Turn-by-turn & XM music from my Zumo 550,  I rigged up my wife's RT with a 3.5mm audio jack to the unused "rear speakers" and mounted the SM10 for her.  The sound quality from the on-board BT is horrible and I am really hoping this will improve things for her.

Sounds like an interesting fun little project.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3103 on: July 23, 2017, 10:29:00 AM »
Pssssstttt....there's an ulterior motive.  If her music sounds better, maybe she'll be more likely to listen to it vs keeping the intercom open and disrupting my listening pleasure :-)

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Re: What did you do to your bike today
« Reply #3104 on: July 23, 2017, 03:23:46 PM »
Chain and sprockets on the Sprint today. OEM triumph parts. They use d.I.d. chains and sunstar sprockets and are comparable in price to what aftermarket would cost. Dealer was cool enough to send them home with one of their mechanics that lives out by me rather than driving an hour to get them or pay for shipping.  :smiley_thumb: