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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Hey, Hyper!! How's the ride??

Looked like the rain might've stayed away from your neck of the woods today. Were you able to get your baby back out? If so, how was it??

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I was able to get out for a short (50+ mi) ride Friday. At first there was some ACCT tapping, but that smoothed out.
The bike ran just fine. No trouble with hot starts (although I still need to get the MF battery) and all seems to be charging just fine. I didn't want to take the bike too far just yet, to be sure there were no unexpected oil leaks. That all seems fine.

At one point my one buddy, who was on a Shadow 1100, tried to take off from the other two of us (mine and a 750 Intruder).
Me being me wouldn't allow my Vulcan to hear the sound of an engine winding out and be second in line, so I got on it a bit myself.
Kinda chuckled as I passed the Shadow ...... see ya ..... !!!
Had to slow down quick for some twisties, and the bike still handles just as it ever did.
I love it !!! VRRRRRROOOOOOMMMMM babababaPOPbabaPOPbabaPOP POP POP !!!!!!
Can ya tell I'm happy to be back on the bike ?!!!

I did look closer at the work order/receipt and the mechanic has marked 4.5 hours for the stator change (and .5 hr for coolant leak, O-rings on the engine head coolant pipe)
Maybe he's done a few of these before, so that would explain the lower than expected cost.

Thought about getting out today (Saturday), but did some fishin' instead.
And luckily we didn't take the bikes for that, because on the way home it started raining so hard that you could hardly see 50 ft in front of ya!!

They're still calling for scattered showers/storms for more than a few daze, so I'm going to change the rear tire and lube the splines (as soon as I get some moly60) then I'll get out and really ride !!!

So, I'd sum it all up by saying, the bike is running just fine
and blowin' away the other guys just like it's meant to do !! Thanks for askin' !


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Awesome! Glad to hear that she came through the mechanic's hands just fine.

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Sounds like you need to keep in touch with that mechanic--only 4.5 hours to swap a stator--WOW!!!!

Glad to see your bike is back in action, but I can't believe you still don't have a MF battery!.....
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VRRRRRROOOOOOMMMMM babababaPOPbabaPOPbabaPOP POP POP !!!!!!
LOVE that description - I can hear my own bike while reading it!

Congrats on getting it back and running & hope the rain holds off in your part of the state.

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Coolant tank cover
HH bag supports
River Road Compact Slants
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Glad to hear your rideing again!!!!And keeping those Shadows in thier place......

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Sounds like you need to keep in touch with that mechanic--only 4.5 hours to swap a stator--WOW!!!!

Glad to see your bike is back in action, but I can't believe you still don't have a MF battery!.....
I did just find out today that the owner of the shop has coffee in the morning at the same place as my dad. He said he mentioned that I was bringing the bike in, but I don't know if the owner may have had the time/price 'adjusted' as a favor or not.

And yep, no MF battery, yet.
I should have one in by the time the rain decides to let me ride! (a few more days according to the weather guy)
Still deciding on what volt meter to get for the bike too.


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Well Hyper, since you've mentioned voltmeters, what's your take on the single bulb meter from Signal Dynamics ($27, b4 shipping)???.......

http://www.signaldynamics.com/products/Modules/HUVM.asp

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Wow - that looks pretty cool. Interested to see the opinions of those who've been wrenching these machines for sometime.......

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Well Hyper, since you've mentioned voltmeters, what's your take on the single bulb meter from Signal Dynamics ($27, b4 shipping)???.......

http://www.signaldynamics.com/products/Modules/HUVM.asp
There have been a few here that use that one.
HERE is a post ya may want to check out on it.
It is the one that I've thought most about getting. The small size needed for the single LED is nice. Don't know if I'd mount it like in that post though.


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