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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2016, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Uneasy about doing pair valve/desmog

I am in Dallas, is there anyone in this area that can assist with the pair valve and desmog? I am a little uneasy in doing this without some guidance. Thanks.
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If you want to visit me in the Texas Hill Country, I'll help!

I would tell you...Don't be uneasy. Follow BareAssChoppers instructions and you can't go wrong. I've used wrenches all my life but never been any sort of "mechanik". Heck I can't even spell it!!

I paid my local mechanic over $100 to do it to my 1300 in 2013. With my "new to me" 2002 1800 I did it in a few short hours. Michael has done an AMAZING job of writing added notes right where "WE DUMMIES" need it. I would suggest getting the block off plates though.

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I know it seems intimidating, but its easier than you think. Give yourself some credit, follow bareassChoppers instructions to the letter and you can't go wrong.
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Truly, the hardest part is removing the gas tank. Again, follow Michael's directions and create the "tank prop" tool, you'll use it in the future. Also do the Ground Fix, not matter what year your bike is. When it's all done you will feel so "connected" to YOUR VTX and you'll search through all the other Maintenance and Tech items looking for the next think to get into.

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Read how to do it, gather all the things you will need, read how to do it again, then set aside a day to take your time and do it. It is easier if your gas tank is nearly empty and the engine has to be stone cold. The rear exhaust valve is the hardest to get to but don't get discouraged. And when Bare says tie a string to a tool so you don't lose it, believe him.


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It's easy. The hardest part for me was removing the air box only because some sob stripped the screw heads previously. I ripped it off and installed a Baron BAK.
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Thank you all for your comments and support. Time for me to gut up and just do it.
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Time for me to gut up and just do it.
Remember this and learn to do your own maintenance...easy peasy job....good luck
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But don't forget my offer. Come ride the Twisted Sister, pay me a few "Benjamins" and I'd be HAPPY to do it for you.

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I am looking forward to the Twisted Sisters, but a few Bens does not work for me, thanks for the offer though. The biggest issue is finding the dimpled block off plates. I am unable to get any response from vtx-parts.com. Don't know if he is still in business.
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