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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-22-2015, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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See Me??? Two 4watt led bulbs @30 degree beam(shotgun); eight 3watt component leds with 10 degree lens.
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Bye--the rear view of a few leds added to my X
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162,735 miles; 26may2015
I decided to look into the oil seepage from the head to the fins and to the case above the transmission.
Some of the cam plugs had a slight bit of dirt around them as did a few rocker arm shaft ends.
The major seepage seemed to be from the exhaust valve tappet adj hole. The o-ring face was flat,
no compression when the plug was re-installed. A good cleaning took place while the rain was falling
(leftover stuff from Texas 2 days earlier).
I then put some Permatex gasket maker #82194 around the cam plugs and the rocker arm shafts.
27may2015 - I looked at o-rings at Partzilla; $2.40 list, $2.02 each for 35x3mm o-rings.
A ride to ACE and they had some at $1.15 each.
I replaced them both a few minutes after I got home(hot engine).
New O-ring had good compression before the plug bottomed out(with light force).
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163,777 8June2015 36th Oil change. Mobil Delvac 15-40, Purolator L14612.
About 3.75 qts old oil from engine and filter. (5,724 miles)
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Less than half a cap liquid from vent sump(about 7 drops)
B trip: 800.4 miles since 6/6/2015 evening to meet my friends in AL and ride GA 60, GA 180,
GA348, Helen, GA17/75, US 76, US 129(GA), GA 75A, GA 356, GA 197, US76, Clayton then
head to the house.
A trip: 165.1 bought fuel this morning(6/8/15) to escort my guests on their way.
I visited Rosehill Cemetery to visit the grave of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.
Going to check carb boots, manifold base to head. Front cyl exhaust is lighter than rear cyl exhaust.
6/9/2015 Carb boots, manifold base looks OK, impossible to see 360* but close.
170 VTX miles at fuel fill with 3.72 gallons = 45.7 MPG uncorrected.
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165,511 7/30/2015 11th front tire installed. Pirelli MT66 replaced a Pirelli MT66. 16,176 miles.
OEM Wheel bearings feel good.. I removed old grease from seals and spacers.
New wheel bearing grease placed on seals, spacers, axle. Wheel rolled into place,
axle pushed into place. Installed right side bolt, axle started to spin, I gave it a few more turns,
tightened left pinch bolts until torque held axle. Axle groove lines up nicely--almost out of sight
on the outside of the fork tube bore at the axle. That is where it floats to.
Removed all pinch bolts and gave them a drop of medium strength thread locker.
I went for a 30 mile ride..
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August 2015-- high beam filament burned out. A first... Must be the higher voltage since rewired and added relays.
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10Nov2015 H4 Led bulb added...It is white. $25 total. Beam pattern is screwy. Going to have to adjust up and to the right..
High Beam led is on the same side as the low beam, it bumps up the light some. Having an led emitter on the opposite side would
use the other half of the reflector like a halogen high beam does(360)
11/11/2015 adjusted again high and right and now I can see.
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169,416 VTX miles, 07Dec2015 37th oil change. Mobil Delvac 15-40, Purolator PL14612 filled with oil before installation.
Engine vent sump was dry, brake pads good front and rear.

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169,657 - 159,866 = 9,791 miles in 2015
Only 2 rides to NC this year.

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2/2/2016 170,000 miles in Covington,GA. 170,017 at home.
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6/2/2016 172,463 miles After checking sparkplugs and adding freon to PU I checked VTX sparkplugs.
Plugs look good, gap at .036", reset to .031" gap. I could see sun light through the air filter, 80 psi to clean it out some.
Deep sparkplugs--I use a noose around the boot to pull those suckers out. Round shoe string Hang man....
I ordered a new tire, ME888 170/80-15.....

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14th rear tire removed 6/14/2016
160,117 to 173,059 = 12,942 5th place for mileage
15th tire Metz ME888
Installer said bearings feel notchy... The wheel is on the spin balancer, driven to the brake disk from what I can see and the mandrel is tightened up against the bearings. I removed the drive flange to test each set independently..
>Right side collar left at home< Was it a valid test???
Feels great with the finger test..
I have the all ballz ready to go...Not this minute though..
Rear brake pads had to be separated with a flat screwdriver to get over the disc...It did not feel right possibly cocked, so I removed the caliper from the bracket, cleaned piston, compressed piston with a c-clamp. Silicone grease at touch points. Reassembled... Another test ride, lower disc temp this time around.

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173,059 6/14/16 Metzler ME888 At decel an interesting feeling/resonance between 27-32 MPH..
Now paying more attention to it, I can feel it on acceleration also.
Normally this narrow band is passed so fast it is not noticeable.
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175,428 8/17/2016 38th oil/filter change. Mobil Delvac 15-40, Purolator L14612 new RED color can--prefilled.

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169,657 > 178,441 = 8,784 miles in 2016
3led H4 bulb to 4led H4 bulb in December, vast improvement on high beam.
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5th battery installed. Back to YUASA. My 2nd Deka had a few weak moments over the short time I had it.
178,645 2/9/2017 my 4th battery(2nd DEKA) died.
178,645 2/15/2017 YUASA YTX14H-BS installed. 240CCA

#1 OEM YUASA 49,000 miles; 2Y 5M
#2 Batteries Plus 20,738 miles; 1Y 5M
#3 Deka 71,906 miles; 4Y 4M
#4 Deka 37,001 miles; 3Y 6M

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