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Old 07-22-2018, 04:24 AM
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Finally got my tank back from paint, and that finishes almost everything I had planned for this year.

 
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I broke the exhaust pipe stud on my rear cylinder and was unable to remove the stud any other way. Taking her to a machine shop tomorrow.
 
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installed my new headlight visor/co-pilot
 
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Finally got my tank back from paint, and that finishes almost everything I had planned for this year.

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Polishing stainless for a few hours on this RR3 pipe, affectionately known as the $800 turd (1299 Canadian funds but that doesn't sound as good)
I like stainless but the upkeep is a bear.


This picture makes it look like there is more tread in the center than there is. It's near the bars and the tire has a funny profile now. 15,500Km on this original tire. I have no confidence in that tire in corners. Ordered Night Dragons. Should be here this week some time.
 
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I took some time to clean my bike's valve chambers today. I cleaned them while the heads were still on the bike. It was a bit of a PITA, but it worked out pretty well. I used MAF cleaner since it cuts the crud pretty well but is not as harsh of a solvent as others.

First I would spray the MAF cleaner in the intake chamber. Then, using a vacuum, I would suck out any excess that was puddling. Then I would take a small brass wire brush and scrub the gunk really well until it broke up. Finally I would take the vacuum and suck out any crud that had come off while cleaning. I repeated this process a few times on each head. My next course of action is to use a full dose of Redline fuel system cleaner to see if it helps in keeping the deposits to a minimum. Here are the results:

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Originally Posted by JLSmith526 View Post
Finally got my tank back from paint, and that finishes almost everything I had planned for this year.

Beautiful!
 
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Took my head to a machine shop to get exhaust stud drilled out.

This shop dog was too beautiful not to give a nod to.
 

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while not exactly today, over the last few weeks I've been tearing down a 1988 XLH I bought for a project.
I work away from home through the week at the moment so haven't had a lot of time to work on it but have stripped it down and been ordering a few parts...
pics of how it was when I bought it to how it is now...



the day I got it home, 1988 XLH 883 with 1200 kit



A fellow could do some good work in that garage, if he had the time, that is.
 
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Installed 1275 kit from Hammer Performance today on the wifes 883L
 
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