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New member owner from USA

Postby ggggary » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:48 am

Just got it home today after an 800km van ride. About 17,000KM runs rides ok to good needs a bit of clean up, touch up, new tires, the general maintenance drill.

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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby tiretread » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:14 pm

Looking good!

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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby barrybubbles » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:56 pm

Hope you have a great time with the bike,....fantastic area to ride it around, I worked in Madison for a while and loved the area near the lakes....enjoy !!!

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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby isle of wight » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:38 pm

why do bikes in the USA always look cleaner and shinier than those in the UK ? BarryBubbles and Jorojin's excluded
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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby ggggary » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:03 pm

It's our camera's, LOL This bike while not GFA is not pristine.
Was not impressed with idle or power on the test ride. Next morning a water bottle spritz on the headeres revealed a dead #3 cylinder. pulled the spark plug. Dead as a doornail. No spark across the gap, a test plug sparked great, retested that plug after a full torch job, same result. $2.00 USD later vroom vroom.
#3 Compression was a bit low at 125 lbs, #4 showed 150.
Topped the tank and 100 miles so far, it's running good.
Shinko Verge 016 2X tires should be here today.
Anyone got tips on cleaning up some slightly corroded wheels? Prefer not to polish them want the "factory" look.
Have a download service manual but haven't looked to see if I need the supplement to replace brake fluid. Think this will be more a of a toy than a daily rider for me, the "position" is a bit hard on my old body.
After few miles will check compression on all 4.
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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby tiretread » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:18 am

I'll take a few pics of mine and you'll feel better. Mine are not new and shiney. lol

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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby ggggary » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:37 pm

Got the new shinko's on and got the front wheel cleaned up "pretty good" 300 miles on it now. Happy but the "old man body" pays for the ride time. :?

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Any comments on the "ideal rear sprocket size? the 47 is a bit wound out for cruising. I see a few 41 tooth mentioned but wonder how that works in parking lot and stop n go riding?
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Re: New member owner from USA

Postby tiretread » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:48 am

Looks really good with a little bit of clean up!


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