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General Maintenance & Service Doing it yourself or having it done...

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:20 PM
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You mighta hit a horny toad!

Not likely.

The fire ants have pretty much eliminated them.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:58 AM
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They're the new and improved versions already.

Yeah, come to think of it I can personally guarantee his fairing mount brackets are not broken.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:14 PM
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Isolator update:

Although the new isolators helped significantly reduce pilot-noticeable vibration, still it wasn't quite right.

Closer inspection showed that the right side head pipe was way closer to the brake pedal now. There was actually a scuff on the pipe confirming this.

I'm thinking that the motor is now sitting, unsettled, correctly in the frame now. And once stuff warmed up, what was once adequate clearance became significantly less so.

So, I removed the right side exhaust again and dimpled the non-stock, V & H head pipe eversoslightly in the interface area, reassembled and took the 'b' for a quick test ride.

I think I have it licked. The fairing vibrations have nearly disappeared. The footboards are non-tingly. The bars have absolutely no vibration in 'em now. One can actually see what's what in the fairing mounted mirrors throughout the normal rpm range.

The 'b' tracks straight and true.

Finally.

Naturally, this will all change the next time I ride the bike. But it was darned near perfect when I put it away today........

Score one for the hack mechanic!

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:01 PM
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Love it when a plan comes together with resolution to the issue! Maybe a look at drivetrain alignment when your really bored??

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:37 PM
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