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    Member nickpfrank's Avatar
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    I snagged this idea from the other forum I check daily (www.infamousnissan.com) because it is super popular there.



    I replaced my old grips with a nice set of Pro Grip 714s ($9.99 shipped from www.motorcycle-superstore.com), swapped out my fuel petcock because it was nearly impossible to switch positions (Yamaha part for $17.49 shipped from eBay) and changed my spark plug just because I wanted to (NGK D8EA for $1.92 from Advance Auto Parts).



    Then I went for a small ride with 2 friends. It was cold but nice to get out on the road again.
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    I put anti seize on the left and right side case cover bolts, and blue loctite on every other bolt I could find. Then I did a 30 mile ride on the backroads.
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    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    I rode mine to the Circle K and picked up a couple cans of Monster energy drink, tossed em in my new cheapo DeWalt topcase. Then I rode back and forth in the alley behind my back wall, making my dogs go crazy and my wife laugh at my childish behavior.



    That shook the cans of monster enough to make them pop, drenching my tool kit and the tail of my TW in sticky energy drink.



    This seemed like a good reason to try out the releasable zip-ties I used to attach the DeWalt case to my Cycleracks. They released wonderfully, making removal and (after a thorough washing) reinstalling the cheapo topcase a breeze.
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    Finished popping out the old inner races in my steering stem and put in some allballs replacement bearings/cups/seals, but its time for bed, so I won't finish reassembling the front end tonight. I've got front and rear wheel bearings on hand to do, and its dumb not to do it now, while the front wheel is laying on its side on the floor ... Good thread idea!
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    Cleaned both my TWs today (2009 & 2010), lubricated the chains, cleaned and oiled the air filters and bought a new bulb for the speedometer for the 2009 and changed the brake pads on the 2010. I always find things to do on those bikes. Then, of course I needed to test drive both of them..... the best part of the day!!!!
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    I'm in the middle of doing some PM & personalizing on a '95 I got a couple months ago. The bike's still all apart but I'm making progress.



    This was a productive day. I re-assembled the front forks, sand blasted & painted the lower triple clamp, put wide foot pegs on brkts & painted, put a 15T front sprocket on, changed the stock front tire to a Shinko 244, fresh grease on neck bearings, and sanded burrs off an ebay YZ shift lever & painted.




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    I started it for about a minute, shut it off and walked inside. Long day at work but I wanted to hear that fmf purr.
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    I use my Tdub..."WhiteLightin"... As my daily driver. Got my hands on a Blaster shock yesterday and debating whether or not to put it on...Since I joined this forum a week ago, I'm always lookin for ideas/mods that I can "afford"...
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    Just placed my order for new tires (Shinko 244 5.10-18, Bridgestone TW34 180/80-14, IRC front tube and Bridgestone rear tube). Got everything for $178.35 shipped, which beats the $219.96 Motorcycle Superstore wanted.
    1988 Yamaha TW200

    1983 Honda CB1100F

    1981 Honda GL1100

    1984 Honda CB650SC

    1985 Suzuki RM250

    1980 Honda CB900C

    1982 Honda VF750C

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    rode it to work

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