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Heya everyone! I looked around and didn't see a thread like this so I thought I would get one started. On all of the other bike and car sites I am a part of there is a thread like this that just lets folks say what they did with their vehicle that particular day. It might be adding a mod, ordering some trick parts, fixing an issue, detailing it or just simply riding it.

I'll get it started.

I decided to open up the airbox of the new to me VTX1800T that I brought home last week to see if it had been desmoged and what air filter it had.

To my surprise, there was a pool of motor oil in the bottom of the air box with no indication of where it came from. The TB intake path was clear as was the snorkel. No idea where it could have come from.







But the real shocker was what I found when I removed the cover. A dirt dauber nest.






The dealer I bought it from told me that it had been sitting on the showroom floor for 3 year... but a nest in the airbox? Seriously? LOL

So I ordered the block off plates so I can remove the AIR & PAIR systems.
 

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It came from the crank case vent to eliminate crack case pressure and humidity that hose is plug at the bottom of the air filter so it is normal to clean it some time
I figured as much. Is there a common mod on these bikes where one would install a PCV valve and have it vent to atmosphere instead of fouling up the airbox?
 

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Not a pcv but maybe you can use this instead in the air box but you will have to clean it or change it some time http://www.knfilters.com/vent.htm
That is basically what I did with my ZRX.



Only I put a PCV valve in line between the crankcase and the breather to minimize the oil blow by so I had to worry about keeping it clean much less often.
 

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Today I test fit brackets to mount my new-to-me tour pack on the X. Cut them out of hardboard (masonite), bolted them on and set the trunk on them for level and position.
This will be my 3rd trunk/tour pack project ..... You'd think I would have learned.
Those look really nice! Who made them? I would love some hard bags and maybe a trunk for mine. Bonus having the same bike I do, hehe.
 

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Nice, do they work well?
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.
 

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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.
Nice! I will try that. The last long ride I took bruised my ass bad, lol
 

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I walked past mine to get my golf clubs and beer!!!
 

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Worked on getting the forks polished and shiny. This is about three hours or so each side so far. This is after the first high abrasive polishing.

Left side.


The right side has had three goes at polishing and is starting to show its shine.


Removed scratches, minor rock dings and swirl marks in front fender. Still needs a few passes of light buffing and it should be good.




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I've done my fork lowers, too, Jorge! I like the look much better than the chrome Kuryakyn covers.





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Started wet sanding by hand. 400 grit, then 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000. Then hit them with White Diamond polish and my Power Ball. Last was a hand polish with Flitz.

All in all, took me about 4-5 hours (the front wheel was already off as I had done the same to my wheels and brake rotors)

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Started wet sanding by hand. 400 grit, then 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, and 3000. Then hit them with White Diamond polish and my Power Ball. Last was a hand polish with Flitz.

All in all, took me about 4-5 hours (the front wheel was already off as I had done the same to my wheels and brake rotors)

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Nice man thanks for posting they look really good

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