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Jan/Feb/Mar

Stock-piling accessories:
- Cobra Light Bar
- Kuryakyn R/T/B unit
- Mustang Wide Touring Seat w/Drivers' Backrest - 3 pce
- Cobra Fatty Highway Bars
- Kuryakyn Pilot Hi-Way pegs
- Kuryakyn Passenger floor boards
- Trunk/Backrest - Ridebikegear
- Spyker Air Box Mod (whynot.com)
 

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March 1, 2011

VTX Shipped from Belgrade Mt. to Metzger's Cycle - Great Falls
- Dunlop Elite 3's installed front & Rear
- Kuryakyn ISO Flame grips installed
 

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March 19, 2011

Road Trip!
Imported VTX into Canada.
Hoped to ride it at least part way home, but the rain in Great Falls turned into snow before the border.
 

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Inspections

March 30 - completed R.I.V. & Gov't of Alberta inspections ... Both a Joke!
Ready to begin installations....

Experienced fairly significant wobble on decel from 45 mph down to 35 mph. Put in DynaBeads but no significant improvement.
JakeWilson replaced the tire immediately, but wobble prevailed.
Tightened Steering nut about 1/8 - 1/4 turn. Definite Improvement! Ordered steering stem bearings - not yet installed.

May 15, 2011
- Replaced rear shock bushings hoping it might help .... (1800 Tech Board)
 

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June 20, 2011 6800 Miles

- Changed oil - Kawasaki 10-40 full synthetic
- Honda filter
- changed final drive fluid - Honda Hypoid Gear Oil 80/90

I thought the oil had been changed at dealership in Mt. ..... NOT!
 

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September 8, 2011 10,120 miles
Oil & Filter Change
Kawasaki S4 10-40 Full Synthetic
OEM Honda Filter.

Previously, changed filter only @ approx 8000 mi. Topped up oil.
 

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Sept 3, 2012
14,200 Miles
First oil change with Shell Rotella T-6 Synthetic 5-40.
OEM Honda filter.
Checked & cleaned K&N air filter.
Hope this oil is everything it's cracked up to be. We'll see if there is any noticeable difference in shifting and running.
 

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Feb/March 2013 15,467 Miles

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15,467 miles ....

Installed BreakAway Cruise Control (Christmas Present)
Replaced clutch fluid
Installed new Dunlop E3 on rear, replacing plugged tire
New Cavalry Saddlebags
Replaced trunk with Harley Davidson Tour Pack, a 9 month project.
 

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Sept. 11, 2013

19,100 Miles

Oil change w/ Rotella T6 Full Synthetic 5W40
Final drive change 80W90 Gear Oil
Cleaned & re-oiled air filter
 

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June 1, 2014

19,900 Miles
Had Valves Adjusted
Changed Coolant
Added Tsukayu Batwing Fairing

New Front Tire Dunlop Elite III

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July 12, 2014

22,200 Miles
Changed brake pads to EBC Double-H Sintered pads.

The screeching of the OEM brakes was embarrassing.
 

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September 25,2014

22,800 Miles
Developed a leak in the right front fork.
Took them off & had the local dealership replace the seals and oil in both.
 

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October 8, 2014

23,150 Miles
Deep clean and oil change for the winter.
Shell Rotella 5-40 Full Synthetic and OEM Honda filter
Weather has been so nice I can see needing another 'deep clean' before it actually gets stashed away for the winter.
 

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October 22, 2015

27,240 Miles
Oil change w/Mobil1 5w40 Synthetic
OEM Honda oil filter
Honda Hypoid 80w90 gear oil in the final drive
Stabil in the tank
:( Ready for the big winter sleep :(
 

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March 25, 2016

27,240 Miles
Fixed (replaced) stripped fender nut on inner fender.
Cleaned & lubed (Moly60) splines on final drive.
Dunlop Elite 3's still looking good.
 

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October 17, 2016

30,030 Miles
Winterized VTX
Changed oil with Mobil 5/40 Full Synthetic & HiFlo filter
Cleaned and re-oiled the air filter
It's a shame I only put on 2500 miles this summer.:frown:
This winter will see the completion of another Harley Davidson Tour Pack and the transformation, again, to a two-up ride.
New rear tire is scheduled for the spring or maybe some time over the winter.
 
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