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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    As Duck so aptly put. Plus I was at the disadvantage of having 3 holes at zero or negative lash. So I had to slip in a lower number shim and recheck the clearance baselines to make the correct adjustment. Number 4 was actually a negative clearance so the valves weren't completely closing at all.
    In answer to your second question it allows for a low mass valve train so that you can spin the crap out of it and not have to worry about valve float as much.

    On the Bird I have never had to pull either cam after I have re-shimmed ....... on my Mrs' Fazer I had the bl..dy exhaust cam out 3 times when I had to re shim that motor recently.

    So, check all clearances, re-shim if necessary, recheck all clearances ..... then either put the top back on if all OK or go back and adjust the shims if any clearances are 'out'.
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    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Put the rest of the plastic on the ST1300 and lubed the side stand and center stand. Thought I had lost one plastic rivet but when I undid the strap on the lift there it was! Shined up the panels before I put them on. Rode a half mile down the road trying the new brake pads out. They still need some wear in time but the lever doesn't have to travel far now!
    Now the daughter's NC700X is on the lift. Teaching her how to do fork oil change out. How to use a mity vac pump to change out brake fluid, drained the coolant to replace. Started looking in the shop manual to find the bleeder on the clutch... then read these long forgotten words... To adjust clutch cable... Huh, looked at the Clutch lever and didn't see a reservoir. Well, I'll be...
    She wanted pictures taken of her working on it... have to wait until I get them developed at the foto-mat before I can post them!
    These forks had progressive springs in them and were different as they didn't have a damper rod in them. Had an assy. Like a damper assy down below. Manual said to only remove it if replacing it. I already had the bolt out that goes in from the bottom which hold the assy and the oil lock in place. Uh, OH! Maybe I can get lucky and screw this back in and nothing moved or else I have to pull the upper and lower parts apart. I always say it is better to be lucky than Good! It tightened up and I torqued it to 16 pounds and put oil in and reassembled everything. Whew!!!

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    What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Had #2 daughter out there learning and adjusting valves. I was putting on the cam sprocket port cover and I let her put on the valve cover. She had it on and I showed her how to torque it down. Then asked her if the gasket was on correctly. Huh what gasket. What do you mean... Well, if it leaks or spews out oil you will know. Put the wiring on the back of the radiator then put everything back on and then filled it up with coolant. About this time it was 11 pm. Started it up and just as the engine got hot and the thermostat opened and air was burping out I smelled burning oil. Argh, oil was coming out from the back side of the valve cover. Shut it down and walked in the house and got her. You will now come out and learn about the pain of not paying attention to what you are doing when working on bikes or anything else. We had it all apart in 30 minutes. I showed her where the gasket had fallen out and left a gap. We wiped up the oil as good as we could and had it all back together in another 40 minutes. Started it up again and I burped the air out. Hmmm, I am up this late might as well drain the oil while it's hot. While it was draining I put on an aftermarket center stand stop. Changed the filter and put the oil in. Tomorrow she gets a Russell Day Long saddle, rear tire.
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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Russel day long best saddle made for long rides and 2 up love mine and misses won't do long runs without it
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Quote Originally Posted by beestoys View Post
    Russel day long best saddle made for long rides and 2 up love mine and misses won't do long runs without it
    Yes, just changed out the rear tire and cleaned the chain then put the seat on. It made it to tall for her. I will see if we can get it modified for her. Didn't know that you have one on the BB. Been thinking of upgrading from the Corbin that I have on mine. I want one on the ST1300. I think that the best seat maker for a Goldwing in my opinion is Diamond Seats in Florida.
    So after I clean the chain I was going to run it around the block (4 miles) and I asked her if she would like to. Sure as she was really excited to ride it yesterday. She blasts out of the driveway and tears off! I hear her hitting the rev limiter 3 times! Then instead of pulling in she roars by and goes around again. I hope she is doesn't kill herself as she hasn't been on the bike for 18 months. She finally comes back and I asked her what the heck does she think she was doing? I heard her hitting the rev limiter 3 times!? Dad, these new boots made it hard to shift and I missed 4th gear... well, just take it easy. You sure must trust your mechanic! I would have gone around easy and tried to be sure everything works well and I had the tire balanced correctly. Yeah, I trust you and it is balanced correctly because I hit 100 coming back and it was great, sooooo exhilarating... ahhh, kids, they will be the death of me!

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    So you bringing the crew back out for the devil. Its june 2nd this year.
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Quote Originally Posted by beestoys View Post
    So you bringing the crew back out for the devil. Its june 2nd this year.
    No, I have to be back to work then.
    #1 Daughter is supposed to be having a baby on the 17th of May. She said That I can't leave. The wife said go ahead. Hope she has the baby early! Thinking of a trip up through Washington State by JohnnyQuick and then looping down to your neck of the woods then I want to see some of NM and head home.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Ok if you get down this way let me know we can run some of the local roads
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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    I have the Bird up on the lift. I have been taking care of my Dad since last Saturday. He will probably never leave my house. Had him out in the garage sitting in a chair two nights ago and we were talking while I was working. Got the lower panels off and I changed the oil after 10,000 miles. AmsOil synthetic MC Oil 10W-40 (Sending it off to be analyzed), changed out the coolant and tonight was going to burp the air out of the engine. I became a bit distracted soon after I got out there as #2 daughter wanted to go for a ride but I had left her key on and totally drained a brand new battery. Argh!!! Last week I was lubing her ignition as the key was hard to get in and out. I puffed some dry graphite into it but the tube had a blockage and I squeezed hard and a whole bunch puffed in. I could get the key in halfway only. I put some liquid lube in and started turning the ignition and taking the key out and wiping off the graphite from the key as it was coated each time. I finally got it down to acceptable levels and I must have left the ignition turned on. Well a week later and the battery was dead. Great! Hope I didn't hurt it to much. The battery has been recharging for the last 3 hrs and it is up to 75% and rising slowly. At first it said bad battery. OH, GREAT!! I unplugged the charger and re-started it and so far so good. So here I am... I have a daughter wanting to go for a ride with her friends, Five 20 somethings hanging around her bike and me just getting it started charging. I get back to my Bird and the oil was put in, the coolant was in and I had to start it up to get it hot to burp the air out of the engine by blipping the throttle once the thermostat opened up. I was still slightly distracted and I pushed the starter button (Remember it was on the lift!!!) and it caught and went to an unknown RPM that was quite high as the DanMoto pipes started roaring! OH SHOOOOT, the winch strap is on the throttle... so as fast as I could I peeled the strap off of the right grip and it goes down to a sedate 750 rpm... Pheeeewww. I now had a bunch of 20 somethings looking at me in the garage but I had a bike just idling now. Well after that excitement I just let it warm up and then purged the air out and capped it off. During that time I started getting nervous after that high rev moment as I had coolant leaking onto the lift just aft of the engine! Oh I had over filled the expansion tank a little as I had to relocate it after putting that customized 954 RR shock on last year. The expansion tank is aft of the engine laying at a 45 degree angle above the transmission. Glad that mystery solved and my uneasy feeling that I had screwed the engine up somehow went away. Besides that it was a good day as it was sunny and 53 degrees. Had to go over to the Honda shop and get two more $8 quarts of coolant. Bought the two and stopped by the maintenance section and talked to their mechanic. He asked me why I didn't buy the gallon jug. I didn't know you sold them...Yeah, a gallon is only $20. What!? I just bought 8 or 9 quarts a month ago! You would have thought those young kids would have told me about the gallons when I had to buy enough for three bikes. Grrrr! Tomorrow I have to take my Dad to a doctors appointment. I want to come home and get the clutch & brake fluid replaced then replace a voltmeter that went bad, clean & lube the chain and get this bird back off the lift. supposed to be 55 tomorrow.
    Oh Yeah, another thing. That coolant had to be at least 5 years old but it looked clean and clear green as the day it was poured in there. From now on I am going to start testing the coolant prior to draining it. Testing it with my voltmeter to see what the conductivity is. Glycol doesn't go bad but it is the anti-corrosion chemicals that go bad. No conductivity = good coolant. What say you?
    Last edited by XXGUY; 04-20-2018 at 12:56 AM.
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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Will adjust Spent 120 dollars and 4 evenings and one afternoon.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    Cost - 120 bucks and some time - result - the love of a daughter - priceless!
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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    My daughter's Rebel 250 has been dying at stop lights and stop signs when she starts taking off as soon as you hit the throttle. So I put some gas cleaner in it and took it for a 75 mile ride and the power started coming back and I told her to rev it up a little bit more when she leaves but be gentle on the throttle at first. Will rebuild that carb this winter. It has never been right since a guy rebuilt it for me. A 75 mile ride on a little Rebel was interesting compared to my bikes! Swapped things around in the garage and got the XX up on my lift. Going to change out the Clutch and Brake fluids and clean the chain and refill the chain oiler. It was so hot and humid I just stayed inside and read a book in my air condition house. I know... I have AC in the garage but Tuesday will be soon enough when the heat passes. I have been hitting the 4-90 degree sweepers going to work and back. Trying to wear out the outer third of the rear tire as the middle is worn down from all the hwy miles on last year's trip. Think I will make it. Middle tread is getting thin but the sides are almost to the wear bars and then I will change it.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    So 2 weeks after I posted that last post. My wife came up to me and said hey there's a puddle of gas under the rebel. I went out found a crack in the semi clear fuel line. I put a new filter and new fuel line on it. Still dying at stop signs. Then the wife says... hey, Diana came home smelling really rich last night I think you need to lean out that Rebel." It's nice to have a wife who knows what that smells like. Then I went and turned the mixture screw in half a turn. Now it is 1.5 turns out and I upped the idle a Bit and now everything is running really well. That's great because two nights ago my wife said just get rid of that Rebel.

    I have been deep cleaning my garage. well, to my standards not my wife's. I have been throwing out valuable things like a radar detector from the 90's, new oil pan gaskets for my 1980 AMC Spirit which was sold 20 yrs ago, new Napa brake pads for my 76 Pontiac TA which had started to corrode, good ceiling fan blades, a working Kraco radio/tape cassette player from the 80's, 150' of coaxial cable, thermostats for vehicles I haven't owned for over 20 yrs and now I am getting down to the 75 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser parts... sold it 20 yrs ago. Hate to throw out brgs and other good parts. Might try to figure out eBay and sell those. Also last night helping a friend bleed his brakes on his new 87 Aspencade. He cross threaded the bleeder after he took it out to put some Teflon tape on it to prevent air inleakage. I should have done it. I showed him on the 1st one. I told him we could try to get a bottom tap and maybe fix it but I would look for a new used caliper. He found a clean pair for $95. Tonight we will steal a caliper from my 84 to get him on the road... and out of my garage. I'm crowded as is.
    The top of my tool box's looked like my work bench. That corner that looks neat was piled full of junk. I usually have one bench cleaned off but things have piled up on me lately.



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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    A brand new AC expansion valve I paid 27 dollars for in 95 ... sob... but I am going to pitch it!
    It is for a 79 Mercury Grand Marquis if anyone wants it.
    More AMC Spirit gaskets too.

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    Re: What I have been doing the last few evenings!

    New in the box if you want them let me know...

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