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post #1 of 6897 Old 08-15-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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What have u done for your bike today??

I'm starting this in case one day i'm looking for something to do for my bike and I have no motivation. A couple words with a picture or 2 might give someone the iniciative to start a new mod or even wash his or her bike.

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I'll start, today I installed my PCIII I got for my birthday. I noticed the difference, doesn't make the same growl when I hit the throttle hard at low RPM's.
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I took it for a ride, and checked the tire pressure when I got home!

I should do that more often, I was down about 5lbs in front... in fact last sunday I was missing some air from the front, too. seems I may have picked up a small leak!

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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All I did today was lube my chain, but I did it while I was riding it.

Washed it yesterday after a ride on Skyline Drive in Virginia

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Yesterday was oil and filter change day. And I ordered a Soundgate for the Goldwing last week and it should be here tomorrow. The Soundgate is direct connect interface for iPods and iPhones. It plugs into the factory CD player plug and allows you to use an iPod through the bike's audio system, and change songs, volume, etc with the controls on the left-side grip that are meant for the (optional) Honda CD changer. And the interface charges the Apple device and pauses music when switching to and from AM/FM or XM radio.

Should be an awesome addition for touring duty!
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I'll start, today I installed my PCIII I got for my birthday. I noticed the difference, doesn't make the same growl when I hit the throttle hard at low RPM's.
Nice! Maybe you'll be able to keep up with me now. It may also help with your mileage.

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post #7 of 6897 Old 08-15-2010, 06:23 PM
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i rode my bike to go have lunch with my mom.does that count? its like takeing the dogs out for a walk right.

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Ummm Got board so stuck some pinstripe on the bike just to see what it looked like Only had red here but would like to try yellow as well just to get an idea.... only took 20 min and will only take 1 min to tear off

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post #9 of 6897 Old 08-15-2010, 06:55 PM
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Thought i better add a pic lol......
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post #10 of 6897 Old 08-15-2010, 07:17 PM
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I installed my center stand (sorry no pics), it was a bit of a PITA but I really like it, I just wish I new why the instructions had me take the rear cowl off

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post #11 of 6897 Old 08-15-2010, 08:14 PM
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Yesterday I made a bracket to mount my new Stebel horn. I'm discretely hanging it off one of the main stand mounts under the bike. Stealth - until I push the loud button!

Next up is to extend the stock horn wiring and run in under the tank down to the horn.

May as well change the water while the tank is up too.

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post #12 of 6897 Old 08-15-2010, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thought i better add a pic lol......
I like the wheels

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Oil and filter. Cleaned up the scratches from last years astrovan encounter and painted. Installed new cowl from said encounter. Packed fresh grease into the rear bearings ran out of time for the fronts that's for tomorrow will get some pics tomorrow maybe. It's always dirty since I live quite a ways down gravel.

Oh yeah clean and lubed chain and put on a few coats of wax too. Need to remember to flip The PCIII back over before I leave out tomorrow or the frame will be deprogramming me as I ride. I use the rubber band deal under the seat to hole it in place. Putting a sticky note up on the monitor now to remind me and on the tread mill. I'm a forgetful idget especially in the morning.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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Thought i better add a pic lol......
I like the wheels the rest I wold ditch. Just my honest opinion.

I know they make a reflective pin striping in red I [plan on putting on the wheels to make it more noticeable especially at night. Any one know w4ere to get said striping?

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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Well, i washed the Shadow and the 919, diagonsed an electrical issue for the CB500T, and rode the C70 and oft neglected Super Cub. No love for the CB750 today.

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I installed the mirrors that just arrived yesterday, they look very close to the z1000 mirrors for sale in the classified section.

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post #18 of 6897 Old 08-18-2010, 11:28 AM
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I rode her hard. I'm looking out the window and might go hop up on the rear tire, hang on to the grab rail, and hump the carbon out of the pipes.

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At 47K, the '03 919 was due for:

Oil and filter change.

Fresh Rubber (F/R) PR2's

Cleaned up the front calipers and replaced pads.

New rear wheel bearings(sprocket hub bearing was fine).

Replaced rear caliper(another story) and installed new pads.

Took it out Sunday for 311 mile day trip up through the Catskill Mountains.



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I picked it up in a parking lot that it got knocked over in

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new chain and sprockets $190 new wheel bearings $18. back on the road pricless. shifts a lot better without the sloppy old chain.next is a baby bottle chain oiler under fifty bucks

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The CRF450X got new handlebars and bar clamps. I also washed her and lubed the chain.

My wife's CRF230 is in the middle of a front end swap - CR85 forks with new triple clamps, steering stem bearing, fork seals, bushings, heavy duty springs, and fresh fluid. First time working on fork internals so it's taking me a while...

The 919 got fresh oil and had the chain cleaned and lubed after this last track day.

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switched my dirt wheels back to my supermoto wheels after trail riding this weekend and reinstalled my rear lights so I am street legal again, and put a new chain on.

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post #25 of 6897 Old 08-19-2010, 05:35 AM
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This weekend I'm finally going to install my power commander my kids bought me for fathers day and a set of G&J smoke brake lines. Actually ordered two sets of lines as my sons 919 is in the garage and we're doing some minor TLC
on his.

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I looked at my 10r waiting for her new rear wheel, a victim of the budget crunch and I sighed. Fortunately, I have the KLR, but her brake pads are wafer thin. When they go, I sit and wait for funds.......................

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I believe The Obama Administration has a bailout program for that.

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I took mine to a Track Night last night.
Ahhh, the things I do for my 919 !

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Backed it out, said bye to the missus and junior. Went up Highway 1 to Bodega Bay and came back. Nice little trip and she like it too.
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I like the wheels the rest I wold ditch. Just my honest opinion.

I know they make a reflective pin striping in red I [plan on putting on the wheels to make it more noticeable especially at night. Any one know w4ere to get said striping?
Some options I found while researching the topic:
http://www.stripeman.com/mm5/merchan...gory_Code=Boat
http://www.reflectivedecals.com/stripes.htm
http://www.reflectivelyyours.com/generic50.html
http://www.tapeworks.com/Rimstripes/RimstripesHome.html
http://www.streetglo.net/rim.shot.re...heel.tape.html
http://www.amazon.com/3M-79904-Scotc...2548420&sr=1-1
--this is what I ended up going with, only in gold. Can't go wrong with 3M auto products...
And here's a great idea for applying rim tape evenly: from ibbob at the 600RR forum:
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=75278

Hope this helps...

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Installed my sato passenger pegs on my rear sets yesterday, then went for a 2 hour ride to see if it felt any different. The rearsets seem to have a bit of buzz now. I think I'm going to pick up some dynamat and see if that won't clear it up.

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Dynotime! Pretty handy to have your own huh?

I haven't touched my 9er since I got back from the trip. Rode the Superhawk yesterday morning. Twas quite fun.

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I filled mine up with gas this morning and probably going to wipe her down this evening after work.

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I touched the cord showing through on my rear tire when I showed it to my brother. He doesn't have any money for me to borrow, either.

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I touched the cord showing through on my rear tire when I showed it to my brother. He doesn't have any money for me to borrow, either.
I did not know you and Barry were brothers, he should have borrowed more from the Chinese...

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Thought i better add a pic lol......
Reminds me of TRON.

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Apparently I need to hit a few more states
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Sunday I got up early and let mine off the leash to run and run and run.

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mine is sitting at my girlfriends place waiting for me to return back to the states to take her back home. atleast she knows im not riding the girlfriend instead of her so theres no jealousy going on atm.

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