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post #1 of 18 Old 05-23-2008, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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WTF did I get MYSELF into!?

So I got home today, walked into the garage and looked at the project that lay ahead of me for a three day weekend.

Before:


And about 45 minutes later:
Spoiler:



Project list:
-Mount Dunlop D606s
-Run wiring for Blue Sea Fuse block
-Richen the carb w/ .22 mod
-Replace the fork springs and fork oil.
-Clean chain
-Top off battery electrolyte
-Change coolant out for water wetter
-Install new left side crash bar.

Any volunteers for shop monkey?

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-23-2008, 06:24 PM
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Man if I were anywhere near I'd be there first thing in the morning!

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Please PM hometown. I need to get a mileage estimate. First question, do you have beer?

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Looks like fun, Let me know when your done so I can test ride it for you

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Plenty of beer available.

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Thanks Ridge for making me feel very lazy.
Looking forward to the finished product!

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wish i lived little closer, id turn some wrenches for you

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Do I have to get a KLR to stay with the "in" crowd ?

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-24-2008, 10:04 AM
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Ridge, when you're done I have some work for you.

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If I lived closer, I would totally come help!

How's it going?

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post #13 of 18 Old 05-24-2008, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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If I lived closer, I would totally come help!

How's it going?
Well, thanks to Parts Unlimited dragging their heels on shipping my rear tire, I won't get to test ride until Thursday. I ordered the tires on Monday, they decided not to ship the rear until Thursday.

Other than that, everything else is slow, but making progress.

RC51, ride yours down here w/ all parts and we'll have it done in a day or so.

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Well, thanks to Parts Unlimited dragging their heels on shipping my rear tire, I won't get to test ride until Thursday. I ordered the tires on Monday, they decided not to ship the rear until Thursday.

Other than that, everything else is slow, but making progress.

RC51, ride yours down here w/ all parts and we'll have it done in a day or so.
It would be nice to get it done soon. I won't be working on it until Friday this week. I'm still missing:
- Windscreen: not certain what to do? Hopefully Cee Bailey will have one or I need to fab a spoiler of some type?
- Center stand: Wanted the SW, but will most likely get Arrowhead's version with skid plate
- Suspension is going to be tight! Rick at Cogent will most like be able to provide front stuff, but the rear will have to be Progressive. Another option will be to hit up my buddy Pete at Computrack this week and see if he can rebuild the rear and modify the fronts for me ASAP. He's a friend, but not cheap?! Ughhh!
- Need to Jet-coat headers
- Need to see if I can overnight the head to get the Stage II head work done ASAP this week and get the cylinder bored
- The powder coater is behind as is the anodizer
- Seat needs to be modified also
- Doo-hickey stuff is out-of-stock
- The raising links are out-of-stock

The darn holiday tomorrow is a hamper. Besides the above issues the rest is a cake walk. The most time consuming issue will be prepping plastic to paint, stencil, and clearcoat.

On a positive, Gander Mtn is my new favorite place! Lots of freeze dried foods and got a sweet machette/ax for $29.99! How's bringing the BEAR SPRAY? I made a new friend named Larry.

A first class trip to Nürburgring would have been cheaper! I'll put 7k miles on this thing in the next few weeks then it will sit as a museum piece for the remainder of time.

It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
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post #15 of 18 Old 05-25-2008, 10:14 AM
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Oh Puleeze! I could have all that done in one day! 24 HOURS!



Nice going James!

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Project list:
-Mount Dunlop D606s
-Run wiring for Blue Sea Fuse block
-Richen the carb w/ .22 mod
-Replace the fork springs and fork oil.
-Clean chain
-Top off battery electrolyte
-Change coolant out for water wetter
-Install new left side crash bar.

Any volunteers for shop monkey?

IM still alive, I could have helped, had I had know you need some ! Isnt the battery maintence free on yours ? And why are you changingt o water wetter ? If you get way up in the moutians, freezing may be an issue ?

Howd it go ?

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post #17 of 18 Old 05-26-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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IM still alive, I could have helped, had I had know you need some ! Isnt the battery maintence free on yours ? And why are you changingt o water wetter ? If you get way up in the moutians, freezing may be an issue ?

Howd it go ?

Since P.U. stuck it to me on delayed shipping, the bike is still on the garage floor. I guess I'll have more time to work on it. The batt. is not a maint. free type and the elevations we will be in should not maintain freezing temps long enough to effect the engine.

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post #18 of 18 Old 05-26-2008, 11:59 AM
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I am hoping for a very detailed picture thread with a very good writeup of this trip....

So I can live vicariously thru you yahoo's!

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