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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Finally running strong!

Well after a spline lube, new battery, ear shave (kinda), new seals on forks, stator mod, ignition coils, start coil, regulator, oil change, new fuel lines, meanstreak seat, new rear blinkers, and lower shocks (it doesn't sound like much when I list it).

My ride is finally riding properly. I still have to get rid of the air box and do the coaster mod (finish the ear shave) put new exhaust and re jet / rebuild carbs, and figure out where a small oil leak is coming from (seems to be coming from the bottom of the housing of the stator). Maybe give a try at a paint job over the winter (that sounds like a lot more work when I list it), but I am happy and rolling down the road with no problems. So I cannot complain.

Thanks to everyone for the help, It has all been very much appreciated! I will post pictures of my ride after I do the coaster mod. Hopefully this weekend or next.

Thanks again!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well here is the newest picture of the bike. I still have yet to do the coaster mod. I am holding out due to I need to buy new fuel lines, and also have to find a bare wire that is sometimes causing the bike to stall when turning right. Also I have an oil leak cause someone convinced me that when doing the stator mod to make a cork seal along with RTV, and I think the cork is causing it to leak pretty bad.

Anyway I want to adress all of it at once when I do it so when I am done I can just clean her up and be good to go.

Oh, and cut off the air box.
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Looking great! I make my entire stator cover gasket is made with The Right Stuff, no cork nor rubber is involved aside from the gasket maker itself. No leaks here, and I've had her open a bunch of times and re-made the gasket each time - always solid.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

2014 Honda VFR800F

1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I am going to go with the rtv alone this time, and the stock little rubber gasket that is in there. I am thinking it's a better place to start since I never had it leak before. Also what did you do to plug where the wires come out. I had a buddy help me with that mod and he convinced me to jus cover it in silicone. It doesn't look asful, but is there a better route?
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