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Re: shop talk
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2014, 09:36:24 PM »
How far do you think those plastic ties will take you?

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Re: shop talk
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 11:06:50 AM »
Is that your bike?  Someone forgot to do basic maintenance.
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2014, 03:15:43 PM »
yes...I lost all of the bolts when we did the southern ride and then rode all summer with just the plastic ties :o :facepalm:

Did you see the other photo that I took of my rear sprocket?
Figure I won't need to use chain lube anymore as it freely spins around now that all the teeth are gone!
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2015, 05:20:42 PM »
I had a few moments today, so I figured I'd put the battery tender pigtail and heated vest pigtasils on the bike.  Good thing I looked, a mouse had moved in under the back seat, making a nest using the freathers from a cowbird the local cats had just killed.  It had eaten halfway though one of the harnesses and ate all the way though a o-ring that was under the seat (what is that o ring anyway?)

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I cleaned out the nest, that was a regular task on my SV, where the mice lloved the battery box and airbox, reinsulated the chewed insulation, put in and routed the pigtails, then put it back together with a bag of mothballs soaked in peppermint oil under the rear seat.  Since this is not tneder season, I put a usb connection on that pigtail for device charging.
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2015, 07:41:10 PM »
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2015, 04:41:23 AM »
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2015, 06:36:26 PM »
Out of curiosity.....what types of brake pads are considered most effective: Sintered, organic or metallic?
What do you use?
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2015, 08:59:40 PM »
Out of curiosity.....what types of brake pads are considered most effective: Sintered, organic or metallic?
What do you use?


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Re: shop talk
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2016, 08:15:09 PM »
WD-40 and your Motorcycle Chain

http://www.motorcycle.in.th/article.php/WD-40-and-your-Motorcycle-Chain

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Re: shop talk
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2016, 06:15:30 AM »
WD-40 and your Motorcycle Chain

http://www.motorcycle.in.th/article.php/WD-40-and-your-Motorcycle-Chain

enquiring minds and all that....


Motorcycle chains??  not a worry for me any longer.
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2016, 12:37:09 PM »
There is always the "next bike".
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Re: shop talk
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2016, 06:52:07 PM »
My choice




Thats what I run too! Since my single 2 pot/caliper front brake days. They make a NICE difference in braking performance with NO other changes! Wicked difference on the dual 4 pot front rotors and 2 pot rear which now locks up! :o
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« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2016, 07:56:39 PM »
Thats what I run too! Since my single 2 pot/caliper front brake days. They make a NICE difference in braking performance with NO other changes! Wicked difference on the dual 4 pot front rotors and 2 pot rear which now locks up! :o

I have ABS for that issue   :naughty:
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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2016, 08:42:22 PM »
Yeah yeah yeah... They didn't have ABS equipped Bandit 1250's in stock when I wanted my bike so I just deal with it! Never in rain, etc. but more so during panic stops with idiots around town! ;)
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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2016, 05:40:22 PM »
Yeah yeah yeah... They didn't have ABS equipped Bandit 1250's in stock when I wanted my bike so I just deal with it! Never in rain, etc. but more so during panic stops with idiots around town! ;)

As far as I know for sure, I have only engage the ABS once in 50k miles.  Panic stop for some idiot making a left turn in front of me.
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