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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well I found the latest gas leak in the petcock was actually a split tube that was quickly repaired. I went and got gas and decided to drive it for a while.

Took it out on a highway where I could see what she would do. 70 mph at 5k rpm's. Not sure but I think that is about right. Bike ran like a dream. Temp gauge never got past 1/4 way up.

Only had a few issues. I am 6'2" and the foot pegs don't go out far enough to relieve the legs on long distances. I haven't driven a bike in over 10 years and my legs on inner thighs got a workout. Need a windshield. Those bugs hitting you at 70 mph hurt a little especially when nailed right on the nipple.

Since the bike took faith to get it going, I named her Faith. These bikes are really good bikes. Thanks guys for helping me get it going. The only real drawback to the ride was forgetting to tell my wife I would be gone for an hour instead of 5 minutes to get gas.

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Originally Posted by mrseedsower View Post
The only real drawback to the ride was forgetting to tell my wife I would be gone for an hour instead of 5 minutes to get gas.

I have that drawback too.

"Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I'll show you a man who doesn't do things." Theodore Roosevelt."

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My wife has stopped even asking me how long I'll be gone. Now that she rides her own bike she completely understands how that happens.

Congrats on your persistence to get your bike up and running. Hopefully that small investment will provide you with a lot of riding hours enjoying her.

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The street shield EX worked great on my bike. I kept it and put it on my sporty (which is so fast it's crazy).

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