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post #1081 of 1210 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 05:52 AM
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stopped at an auto parts store for a car part..


battery on the bike.. got the SLOW crank from the starter..


New, AGM type battery... installed at the parking lot.. in 100 degree FULL SUN...
a hell of a time to get the hand shacks... 1/2 hour.. for a 5 minute job...
hard to starts bolts when hand shacks.


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post #1082 of 1210 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 10:54 AM
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Hey Saturday I spent a few hours and Desmogged my 2008 VTX1800F. Yeeehaw! took all of the excess STUFF off and capped the reed valves. Dang the worst part was draining the tank. Guess I should have taken a longer ride . Thanks for all the help and encouragement and the procedure from BAChoppers. Say how will this effect my mpg?
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Hey Saturday I spent a few hours and Desmogged my 2008 VTX1800F. Yeeehaw! took all of the excess STUFF off and capped the reed valves. Dang the worst part was draining the tank. Guess I should have taken a longer ride . Thanks for all the help and encouragement and the procedure from BAChoppers. Say how will this effect my mpg?
It won’t affect MPG at all.
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Oh well it is always good to be intimately more familiar with my bike. How are things in Magnolia?
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Oh well it is always good to be intimately more familiar with my bike. How are things in Magnolia?
We’re in “hot & humid as Hell” mode for the next few months. C’mon Fall and get here quickly so I can ride again.

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While traveling through a construction zone yesterday, the truck in front of me struck a couple of the skinny traffic cones (we call them candlesticks in construction).
Well, the 7 pound black placement ring that holds these things in place came flying at me (we were all doing 45 mph per construction zone speed on the interstate).
I dodged best I could, avoiding a direct hit, but the disc slammed squarely into my right foot and peg/brake pedal. I'm fine, just felt like a punch to the leg. However, my bike didn't fare so well.
My right peg assembly bent back about 20 degrees and it broke the pivot point on my brake pedal. I can't disassemble until this weekend as I've gotta work this week here in Montana and won't get home for a couple days. I get to ride with just front brakes.
Anyone have spare factory parts for the right peg/ brake assembly from an 1800C or an 1800F? I don't know what all is broken yet, if it's the mounting brackets, master cylinder bracket, or the pivot bolt for the brake pedal.


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other stuff - HID headlight, airbox decapped plus K&N, ground fix, PAIR/desmog, tail light area minimalized, horn relocation, fwd controls extension, switch spiders removed, reflectors removed, Barnett clutch kit, Cobra FI2000R

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While traveling through a construction zone yesterday, the truck in front of me struck a couple of the skinny traffic cones (we call them candlesticks in construction).
Well, the 7 pound black placement ring that holds these things in place came flying away me (we were all doing 45 mph per construction zone speed on the interstate).
I dodged best I could, avoiding a direct hit, but the disc slammed squarely into my right foot and peg/brake pedal. I'm fine, just felt like a punch to the leg. However, my bike didn't fare so well.
My right peg assembly bent back about 20 degrees and it broke the pivot point on my brake pedal. I can't disassemble until this weekend as I've gotta work this week here in Montana and won't get home for a couple days. I get to ride with just front brakes.
Anyone have spare factory parts for the right peg/ brake assembly from an 1800C or an 1800F? I don't know what all is broken yet, if it's the mounting brackets, master cylinder bracket, or the pivot bolt for the brake pedal.
Talk about a pucker-factor of 100...glad you're okay. Hopefully someone can chime in and help you out.
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Talk about a pucker-factor of 100...glad you're okay. Hopefully someone can chime in and help you out.
Man, I lucked out!
Not only did I ride through this without injury or "laying it down" (still amazed at squids that claim this is a solution while riding) - but the bike actually fared well!
I continued my trip, relying on just the front brakes without problems.
Just took the pedal assembly apart and this is the only actual damage.
The 2" forward extension bracket was slightly bent, I've bent it back without a problem.
I'll have to buy a new pivot bolt as this was sheared. And I'm replacing the cover for cosmetic purposes.
All in, brand new parts from Partzilla, after shipping- $65!
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Nuttin ...not a GD thang...weather finally broke...was looking forward to some riding..but as luck would have twisted my right knee...ortho next week...kinda reminds me of that Linda Ronstadt song...”Poor,poor pitiful me...” ....take care of yourselves and have a great weekend....
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Cursed at it.

Thursday night, one of my club members noted that my left side saddlebag tends to move a lot when I’m riding. Today I snugged up the two bolts holding it on the rails. I figured I better do the same on the right side. Huh, only one bolt head there. The front one has broken off. Well crap, I wonder how long it’s been like that? I took the bag off, the sissybar rail and there was just enough of the bolt showing to get some Vice Grips on it and back it out. Unfortunately I don’t have a bolt I can replace it with. It will have to wait until Monday. I can still ride, but it will look funny with just one bag.


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