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post #1 of 14 Old 02-03-2007, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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3000 Mile Service

Allright Gents, this is how it's done, 3000 miles, time for new skins, the Michelins (O.E) were totally knackered, change the oil, clean the chain, the brakes look fine.
Now that Dunlop has gone back to work the Qualifiers are free flowing and they are going on tomorrow. My stand makes everything really easy, the jack holds up the front end with only about 30 pounds on the pipes, thats about
7 1/2 pounds per pipe no big deal. Note the wooden block taped in between the hand grip and the lever. That stops idiots like me from grabbing the brake lever and squeezing the pucks out.
I'm really looking forward to a fast blast on the Qualifiers, I'll report how good/bad they are!
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Looks like a hover bike!
Can't wait. Do tell, Do tell.

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Are the Qualifiers finally coming back into stock? I've been waiting since OCT of last year. Please let us know how thay are because those are the tires I've been planning on getting.

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You can put the front calipers back on with one bolt and keep them from hanging on the brake lines, which isn't a good thing to do. Unless you're changing them out for the group buy and don't care about them.

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Are the Qualifiers finally coming back into stock? I've been waiting since OCT of last year. Please let us know how thay are because those are the tires I've been planning on getting.
My Cycle Gear has had Qualifers on the rack for a couple of months now.
Do you have one in your area?

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If you squeeze the pucks out, just shove em back in.

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Qualifiers felt really weird for a while, like they wanted to make the bike fall over in corners. So I reduced the pressures a little, and they got better as I scrubbed them in. I'm not all the way to the edge of the tire yet, but I didn't get much time to ride, with superbowl and all that!
Tomorrow will tell.
One thing annoying is the front brake is really shreiking now, I made sure the wheel went back in the same way it came out. I hope I can work through it.

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Mikey, my Cycle gear is the same as your Cycle gear, But really, everyone had rears, but no fronts!

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Yeah, that's been the problem, just about every place I went had rears in stock, but no fronts, including all the Cycle gears in my area.

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Mikey, my Cycle gear is the same as your Cycle gear, But really, everyone had rears, but no fronts!
Sorry PHOBMAN, I was referring to sugs quote. The question was directed to him. I guess I should have started with: Hey sugs!
Anyway, Back in November/December when they had there "Big Reopening Sale" They had three sets of qualifers on the shelf. Thats why I asked, I figured the strike was over back then.

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One thing annoying is the front brake is really shreiking now, I made sure the wheel went back in the same way it came out. I hope I can work through it.
If you do, please let us know. There were a few of us that went through this last Fall and had limited success diagnosing and resolving. New pads and brake pad lubricant didn't do the trick. Another member had Honda replace the rotors under warranty and that didn't entirely solve the problem either.

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I seem to be working through the squeal problem by moulating the pressure on the lever, If I keep it out of the unsweet spot I don't get squeal, of which I'm afraid the resonance could leave a footprint. If I can rebed without footprints, I might solve the problem. Does anybody get my drift?
As these tires get scrubbed in I am noticing a very calm behaving motorcycle in a way that I have not noticed with the OEM'S. I'm not at LDH's chicken strip level yet but I haven't had much luck with traffic on my favourite twisty.

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is that a honda windscreen? i have been looking for something like that.

also what kind of stand is that ? i have been thinkin of welding up a stand for working on the bike and that looks similar to an idea i had. thanks

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Well I can tell you that is the Honda windscreen, and it does help take a lot of windblast off your chest. And that is Phobman's own stand he made, he has made some for others and all have given him great reviews, PM him if you are interested

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