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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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What is going on in your stable.

What is going on in your stable (Garage) this winter? Post pics, stories, or what not.

There is no bike builds going on for me this winter season... I am working on my Jeep and doing honey-dos for the most part.
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 08:57 PM
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At this point the bike projects are shelved til spring, except for small fabs and the sleds are coming out of their summer hibernation. 8" of the white stuff on the ground today. Woohoo!

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube
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Well, today was my first day attempting to change the wiring, but it turns out that it's actually a bit different from the wiring harness that was already on the bike! So tomorrow I'll see what's up and decide if I'll just put the old one back on or what I'm gonna do about it.
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I have yet to winterize my bikes but it will be coming soon. At some point I want to re-do my spline lube with the Honda Moly 60. I think I'll lube all my cables, too.

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Purchased in June 15, 2010
Windshield
Lubed Splines
Lubed and Adjusted Clutch Cable, Throttle Cables.
Relocated Voltage Regulator
Brakes Bled
Luggage Rack
Lazy Rider Bag
Leather Saddle Bags
Legitimate Title!! (finally!) Aug 30, 2010
New AGM Interstate Battery Sept 15, 2012

2008 Hyosung GV250 (sold!)
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Well being a retired old fart I'm always trying to find some things to do to get me through to Spring and warmer weather...
I pulled the slip ons off the exausts and added about a half dozen more holes in the baffles to relieve a bit more back pressure...
Then I ordered a K&N E-3040 air filter which is a bit higher than the K&N HD-0900 standard replacement for my screaming eagle intake,
but requires a small bit of changes to the setup, like longer bolts and adding a bit to the standoffs...





The K&N 3040 will actually double the surface area (43+ Sq. Ins. vs 21+ Sq. Ins.) of the stock HD screaming eagle filter...
I know, I know, but I've got to have something to do so these months will pass, and I'm back ridin...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

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I don't really have a "stable" as I only have one bike. I have more of a "stall" I think. LOL!!!!!

I plan on painting my new front reaper fender "candy gold spark" (stock '02 paint) and installing it. Then I'm going to order the radiator shroud and chin scoop and paint then install that. The meanie should look pretty badass after that.

Then I'm going to clean the rest of the crap out of there (couple couches), set up my tool shop, then teach myself how to weld. I could post before and after pics of the meanie if anyone's interested.

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As for me, I'm always interested to see what someone else is doing to their ride. Gives me ideas...Keep 'em coming.

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I'm actually going to have a stable this year. I am getting my 750 back from my friend who has ridden it for 2 seasons. He dumped it on a curve earlier this year and decided he was going to hang it up. (He's 70) anyway, I have had thoughts of putting a solo seat on it, and all that is involved with that. I like the looks, but I'm not too sure of my fabrication abilities. Speaking of stables growing, I have also been looking at dual sports. I want a Suzuki DR400 pretty badly. If I can sell my trailer (wife says sell the trailer before any more bikes get bought!) and find one cheap it will be a busy winter in the woods.

Anyone need a good enclosed trailer set up to haul two bikes...?

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-2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic 22000 miles
-1995 VN750 (Back home again!) 25000 miles
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I'm working on adding a third extra led brake light between my bags. It will act as a brace to help with the shake & extra "see me". Other than that I've got to find my pesky short in my signals & sneek in a ride or too if it's not too chilly. =)
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I don't think I will be doing anything in MY garage, but I do have a smaller set of bags and the brackets to install. I am thinking sometime in the spring.

I have a couple of woodworking projects in mind, so I will be spending time in the basement that is a bit warmer than the garage.

I also have my CJ2A that is nearing completion, but that is in a friend's heated garage where I rent a stall.

And sometime before the snow gets too deep, I have to finish the exhaust on my TJ.

AND I have to clean out some more rooms in my house. Seems I will be moving in the next couple of years...

Always something to do.
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