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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-25-2007, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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55,000 miles - replaced front tire with a Bridgestone
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-11-2007, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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55,350 mi. - changed oil and filter

Potenza still running great, no visible sign of wear yet.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-16-2009, 10:23 PM
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is there any advantage to using a car tire on the rear? I have heard of other people doing this.
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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58,000 mile maintenance

- Valve adjustment (by me) - Definitely needed it, all the valves were tight.

- Replaced spark plugs - Autolite APP3923

- Removed crankcase breather hose from Forcewinder intake, and install a separate mini-filter on it, mostly for looks.

- Replaced broken auxiliary light lense.

- Replace fuel filter

- Replace baffle wrap with ceramic baffle wrap, and 3M metal tape. (BTW the old baffles were still mostly intact after 30,000 miles. They were fiberglass wrapped with 3M metal tape.)

- Oil and filter change

- Installed mounting bracket for Garmin Nuvi 760

- Recharged battery (still the original from April of 2001. Wow!)

- Cleaned and re-oiled K&N intake filter

- Reset Kissan Pathblazer headlight modulator. (instructions from Kissan are as follows:
Do the following to change to factory setting:

1. Either unplug, or cover the sensor head with a cloth making sure NO
light can be seen. If you are having problems when it is dark then
unplugging it is probably going to be best.

2. Then turn the ignition ON (do not start the bike)

3. Switch the bike to high beam 3 times. HI-LO-HI-LO-HI. Stay on HI the 3rd
time. You will see the head light flash 8 times. This should fix the

Please call me if this does not work.

Ms. Dimple Johnston
Technical Sales Manager
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Oil & Filter Change at 60,000

Bike hadn't been ridden much, but I figured I get it freshened up for the trip to Spearfish S.D.
Also flushed brake lines with clean brake fluid. They needed it badly.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Replaced power distribution box

two of the tabs for the spring clips on my Street Electorpods power distribution module broke off, and would no longer hold the wire in place. Fortunately, I had purchased two of them at the time. Got that replaced, cleaned up the beast, put the battery back in, and she fired right up after a long 7 month hibernation.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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New car tire, pads, final

Tire, Brake Pads, Final Drive - 62,500 Miles

- Bought a VTX1800 final drive off of Ebay for $22.00 + $18.00 Shipping, to replace the 1300 final drive I had put on several years ago.
The 1300 final drive was great in the low lands, and long highway rides, but since I've been in the mountains, I really missed the original gearing.

- Replace after market rear pads with OEM. The aftermarket pads only lasted 12,000 miles.

- Replaced the Potenza G009 with a Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat Radial Tire - 195/55R16 87V, which I like much better.
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