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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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My couch cushions are 10% new material, 90% sedimentary deposit.

But seriously, you're a giant of the community, Spockster. We're all better for you having sharing your experiences both in the saddle and elbow-deep in the greasy guts of the beast.
Well thanks, I had no idea.
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I still keep comming here after selling mine. just cant stay away from this place.
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^ AGREED!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Someone asked about the bike, so here's a quick list of items, just off the top of my head without looking at the bike.

TPE Stator
MOSFET R/R
AGM Battery - 6 years old soon
Blue Wire Mod
Two-Wire Mod
Spline Lube
Earshave w/Uni Filters, stock jets, still have all the OEM parts.
Luggage Rack
Backrest Extension (passenger)
Saddlebags w/four velcro pockets, quick release straps, quick dismount
Rear Turn Signals, aftermarket, relocated to license plate frame (chrome with bullets), LED license plate light
Kuryakyn wide hand levers, chrome
Kuryakyn ISO Grips w/palm rest
Kuryakyn ISO Brake Pedal
LED Voltmeter
Aftermarket Mirrors
Chrome Coolant Tank Cover and Chrome Cap (still have 9 caps to get rid of)
Polished Aluminum Coasters
New Speedo Cable
Electronic Flasher for LED
Petcock rebuild in 2017
Clutch case gasket replaced 2018

Oil changes on schedule, coolant flushed, has the spark plugs that came with it, just never needed them replaced. Engine is clean, clean inside. I'm sure I'm forgetting some items.

Needs tires, has a ding on the front edge of front fender and the headlight ring, headlight bucket has a small crack (came that way) needs at least one spark plug cap, it arcs on the throttle cable from time to time.

Will have a box of spare parts collected.

Mileage at purchase 14,500. Currently about 21,000. So I rode 6500 miles since May 2014. Purchased Nov. 2013. Was wrecked when I bought it, so it has a reconstructed title. I should be able to post the pics from the CL ad when I bought it.

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Every time I looked at her, I wanted to ride her!

Yeah, that's what she says too!
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Someone asked about the bike, so here's a quick list of items, just off the top of my head without looking at the bike.

needs at least one spark plug cap, it arcs on the throttle cable from time to time.

seems to be somewhat common, mine was that way as well. )
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I can ride a lot better than I can walk. I had to sell my dual sport because I simply could not get on that high seat. But if you like the bike, have a place to keep it, and can still ride it some, I'd keep it. When it's gone it's gone. I have stored bikes for years with no damage. I drained the carbs, drained the gas tank, and put in $20 a gallon small engine fuel. It can also be used as storage fuel. It has no ethanol in it, and should last for 2 years without going bad. All you need to do is put 1 gallon in it. Then park it on the centerstand. Because you have fuel in it, you can start it whenever you want. I start my Royal Enfield up at least every 2 weeks, warm it up, use the clutch to keep it from sticking, turn the front tire a little to keep it from flat spotting and keep the brake from sticking, I push the suspension up and down, basically move everything on the bike that was designed to move. I have a 2016 Honda Rebel I'm doing the same way. I have an advantage here because I live alone. I am divorced, my kids are grown. So I took all the furniture out of the living room, ripped up the carpet that needed to be replaced anyway, and painted the concrete floor with gray epoxy paint. I keep 4 bikes in there, and can also work on them in the AZ summer because I have A/C in the house.

I seem to have an option that I have not seen on here. I have hard leather bolt on saddlebags, and a Kawasaki bracket that you mount the bags to, and it also relocates the turn signals. I bought it back in '02, and don't think I have ever seen another one.
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I've finally stopped kidding myself. Not getting any better, only worse. I'm five years behind on chores and projects that will never be caught up.

Just spent four days doing a two hour brake job on my car. I'm toast for the next month and the grass still needs mowed for the first time this year. It's knee high.

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The gas tank is an '05 maybe? It was factory sealed and new in 2017 when I put it on. Still have the '03 tank, clean but damaged.

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