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What Have You Done For Your Bike Lately

Guess I'll start this show. I had some tread left on the Metzler tires that were on the bike when I got it but being me I want to go with a new set. Michelin Commander II's went on the front and rear.

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While doing the tires I went ahead and put new ceramic pads by a company call 'Sixty' on the front and rear. These are the EBC that came off the bike. Front are is good shape but the rears were pretty well used up.

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Guess I'll start this show. I had some tread left on the tires that were on the bike when I got it but being me I want to go with a new set. Michelin Commander II's went on the front and rear.


While doing the tires I went ahead on put new ceramic pads by a company call 'Sixty' on the front and rear.


While the wheels were off the bike, why not put new seals and bearings in. 33,000 and 11 years on the others.

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Routine maintenance on a bagger, ain't real routine is it Chuck? you should have pretty trouble free summer now. I pull that routine about the end of winter when I down mine for a week or two every year and it is a good time to find a lot of little things you don't normally see and head them off before they become a problem. You will like the Commander II's.




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While the wheels were off the bike, why not put new seals and bearings in. ALL BALLS Brand. 33,000 and 11 years on the factory bearings but they felt like they were in great shape..

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While we are at it, lets do the oil change. Still not up on full synthetic oils going in older dyno ran engines.

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Put the bags back on after the tire change and the left tail/brake lights did not work. Had the repair the wiring at the plug.
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No Denny. This bike is a whole different animal. Just to get it off the ground safely is a new experience.

The bike had a 150/80/16 Metzler on the front when I got it. It was still in great shape. Put the 130/90/16 (Michelin) back on it as factory spec'd and it seemed to corner better and the tire isn't warn in yet.

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Bike is done, lift is down, and tomorrow needs to come so I can put some miles on the new tires and brakes to wear them in. I miss the 750 but I'm loving this 1500.
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Let the good times role. if I could be so bold, and it looks like your in the mood to do a few things, maybe one of them digi Volmeters on the top somewhere.

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Nick, I'd have to put 2 meters. One per stator. After I bought the bike Denny mentioned it had two. Yep, two r/r's sitting at the bottom of the radiator. Double trouble?
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