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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2009, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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My winter projects so far

have consisted of:

New fuel filter, air filter and antifreeze for the Hurricane.

New air filter, plugs, and valve check on the 919.

New plugs, air filter, valve check, carb sync and cam chain tensioners for the Hawk.

I rebuilt the F3 last year so it's all good.



The most difficult one of the bunch is the Hawk. There's a lot of fairings to come off the Hurricane, but it's easy stuff and pulling the tank is a breeze. The 919 is naked and exposed, so not too bad except extremely tight valve cover clearance. The Hawk is not bad, just time consuming, cramped and steals your patience away.



The rear tensioner was on it's way out, and the cam timing was one tooth off on the intake. I guess I caught it just in time. Everything went back together well and it sounds good.



None of the valves on the 9 or the Hawk were out. Good thing, I hate pulling cams.



Now I wait for warmer weather.

"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-25-2009, 08:34 AM
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Jim: Glad to hear you are taking good care of my Hurricane!

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Trying to get me motivated to get off my butt or what?

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Trying to get me motivated to get off my butt or what?
Set fire to your chair. You'll motivate real fast.

It's almost impossible to get the 9 head cover back on with the gasket in place. Took me awhile.

"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike
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Sadly I've done more work to my garage then my bike. I just built some shelves, then cleaned and put everything up. Its much nicer to work out there now though, much more organized. I've got just enough lumber left to frame out a nice cabinet, big enough for my Helmets, Gear, and to hang my jackets in. Might do that today.

Other than that I mounted a flyscreen on my FXR and washed my snowmobiles to sell them.

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I noticed you replaced air filter on the 9'er. The service manual never really tells you to replace, just clean with compressed air. Is there a general rule of thumb that they should be replaced after a certain number of miles or just when they look like crap?

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Did you ever post up final pics on the F3? If so, I missed them.

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Did you ever post up final pics on the F3? If so, I missed them.
Check here for the pics:
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...hanical+mayhem

Mike, the Honda service manual says to clean it every 12,000 miles. The bike is approaching 30,000 and blowing the filter out was leaving a lot of dirt so I replaced it. I guess I could run it through the dishwasher.

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Makes sense. Thanks Jim

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Garage is just too cold.....

GTO has a To-Do list..... it will wait until March...

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