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post #1101 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 09:40 AM
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After work yesterday I picked up the bolts I ordered. After dinner I went out to the garage to put everything back together, the bolt wouldn't thread. I was getting very frustrated, and decided it was time to drill out the threads and put in a bolt with a nut on the inside of the frame. Got out the drill, and grabbed a bit that was the same size of the bolt to start. Did a pass with the drill, and then checked with the bolt again. This time it threaded..... There must have been a burr the drill bit removed. Anyhow, its in, the bag is back on and I am riding again.
Wow...never heard of getting that lucky with a DRILL BIT chasing threads. But, it's fixed!
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post #1102 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 10:06 AM
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I've had my VTX for a few weeks now. I'm big on lighting, and most of my morning commuting is in the dark. This is standard fare on all my bikes, installed a Signal Dynamics LED license frame and Sylvannia 1157R LED bulb. Little thing, but I like stacking the deck in my favor as much as possible.
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post #1103 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 12:06 PM
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License plate frame makes a great difference!

RTB unit or add red leds in the rear TS units.

Back rest is a good place to add leds.
I added "VTX" in leds.
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post #1104 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 07:55 AM
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Rode it.........
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post #1105 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 12:51 PM
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Rode it.........

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post #1106 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 01:29 PM
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They work well for me, I've been using them for years. The air flow at highway speeds keeps your bottom side quite cool and dry, sometimes almost feels like refrigerated air down there, ask anyone that uses one. The beads are also very comfortable, distributes your weight around better than the seat vinyl.
lol, "refrigerated air down there", that sounds soooo delightful, made for Arizona

You don't feel like you could roll out of the seat?

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post #1107 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 02:32 PM
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Got up early at 5:00am to beat the heat, took a 70 mile (round trip) ride on the highway to meet someone, fast paced focused ride, cup a coffee and some breakfast, came home.

Nice ride as they all are That said, i'd hate to cummute to a Job in the city down here, it's kinda crazy, so many cars.

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post #1108 of 1145 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 03:05 PM
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Busy morning, busy evening, but hopped on her for a short ride to check out new sports complex construction ongoing at our local HS. Artificial football field should be ready for play in 3 weeks, track complex before the leaves fly, and about the same for the baseball field. Can't wait for my school taxes to go up.
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post #1109 of 1145 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 06:16 PM
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Changed the engine oil and filter yesterday. Put the Windshield back on today after it being off most of the summer. I like riding with it off, around town, to work and back, up and down Mt. Taylor, but I get on the highway once or twice a week and the wind in my face at 75mph just isn't for me.
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post #1110 of 1145 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 07:19 PM
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SOLD it ....

Have been pondering this for a while now.
I'm on the lookout for a 1300, maybe just something a bit more manageable.
I sure loved my 1300 way back when ....

I spent more than 8 years building this bike up to the perfect touring machine, but its become just a bit more than I'm feeling comfortable with these days.
Sold it to a nice young(er) local couple that had an incident on their Nomad. Now they're chomping on the bit to get back on the road, and they'll be doing it in style.
They'll be showing up here on the site real soon I expect.
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