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just changed chinky replacement rad for oem one which fits better and allows the air dam to be used and original mild steel exhaust for part SS one i got in the uk
will go next week to germany to get a hepco+ becker pannier set
 

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I just bought mine a little more than a week ago and I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist right after I got it. I haven't even had a chance to ride it other than the test ride. I bought a bunch of things it needs. Powerbronze touring windscreen, Apex risers, lowered footrests, replacement rear undertail, integrated LED Tail light and replacement mirrors. Now I need to get this brace off so I can get to work. I would like to find a better seat for it next.
 

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Plugged a small hole in the back tyre in the middle of nowhere. That'll teach me to ride down dirt roads! But the view was worth it.
Tyre plugs and mini C02 cylinders worked a treat. Tomorrow, time for a new tyre.
 

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If the tire still got good life and the holes towards the center I'd patch it. I've run patched front and rear tires more than once. Always wore out the tire before any troubles with the patch.
 

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pbz ... The sticky icky rope. Works a treat really, considering how basic (and cheap) it is. 10 for $2. Cant ask for cheaper than that.
bees ... The reason I got the puncture is the tyre was already worn out. Hence the new tyre. I'd already bought it, just hadn't fitted it.
On a very positive note, my $50 Tyre Pressure Sensor system gave me immediate warning that I had a slow leak puncture, so I had a chance to pull over and inspect before I lost much pressure. So I was able to plug it with 15 psi left in the tyre, and one CO2 hit was all it needed to get back to riding pressure. That left me with 2 more cylinders in case the plug failed. I was a long walk from civilisation.
 

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@leighb I have a small compressor that fits just into the tail area, along with sticky icky rope and co2 cylinders. compressor feels comforting to have, never needed it, touch wood.
 

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He wont need it till he puts new tyres on his Bird,
My punctures are always under 500 Kays,
 

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A few hundred bucks at specialist suspension guy sees the suspension much better. Another tweak to apex bars position and pussy grips reinstalled. A stripped r control block thread. A new voltmeter.
 

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A few hundred bucks at specialist suspension guy sees the suspension much better. Another tweak to apex bars position and pussy grips reinstalled. A stripped r control block thread. A new voltmeter.
can you elaborate on what the suspension guy did? is your suspension stock? I know the bike's supposed to sag about 1/3 of total travel with the rider but, did he tell you about damping adjustments?
 

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Being a headlight fetichist, I changed the stock/whatever bulbs to Osram Nightbreaker Laser H7's. I know; there's talk of HID and maybe even LED, but I must adhere to european regulations, stipulating incandescent bulbs. Or anything ECE-approved. Looking for that elusive combo of legal, far-reaching, powerful headlight.

Tried to get at the position light bulb (underside of nose cone access), but failed, as the previous owner has tightened the bayonet lock so hard it won't come loose. Bugger.

Not at all satisfied with the instrument cluster being all rattly and such, I stuck some O-rings into the rubber mounts. Now the clocks are properly suspended.

Waiting for the right T10/1.7W gauge light bulbs to be delivered to local shop. I simply hate operating improperly lit instruments - in this case on my all-new-to-me Blackbird. Instruments are supposed to be informative, yet unobtrusive. Preferably easy on the eye, thus excluding garish, blue, over-lit, smart-arse look-at-me instruments. In fact, that warm, low, 3-am-in-the-morning-at-the-jazz-club lighting suits me juuuust right. But it's gotta be even! One corner being all dark and gloomy triggers my OCD!

On the upside; the red colour paintjob my new bike came with, is growing on me. It's lush...

Also, I'm contemplating how to go about setting up the satnav. On here, I found this thread using the right-under-my-nose available 12-mm hexagon mount. I, however, am not a fan of RAM mounts, so I'll probably fabricate my own bespoke solution. Taking inspiration from this item, found on eBay:
129031

I see an M12 hexagon capable of expanding, thus locking in place. Hmmmm.........
 

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Picture of this lush red bike?

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