Sweet! What did you use for tubes? I thought of making one with ABS, but if something is readily available, that is better! On the down side, Ms Santa was conspicuously stingy with the MC items! GoPro 7 Black, and that is nice, and a new razor (maybe Ms. Santa is hinting), but it is on to ordering what I need for the balance of the winter projects.
That's what I always loved about my old 93 XT 600... could check and adjust valve lash without removing anything but a small access cover on each side!! So damn easy, techmology always comes with a price hahahahafinished putting the girl back together after 48k service. changing plugs and checking valve clearances is a major PITA!!
Nope. All good.
I have a theory (based on my experience in rebuilding motors) that running low octane fuel increase valve seat wear. So I use super whenever it's available. It's served me well on all my bikes I've done it on so far.
Yes, definitely air filtersAir filtering too. These things seem to have a good setup to keep the grit out, I’ve had other bikes where the filtering was poor and the intakes went away. I may just wait to hear more from others and push the interval out a bit.
Yes, definitely air filters
I'm running foam pre-filters as well. The one pre-filter was filthy, the other was ok. I'm still running my original set of paper filters. I thought I'd have to replace them now, but comparing them with new ones showed little difference, so I just serviced the foam filters and left them in.
I've also used NGK LMAR8AI-8 instead of the specified plugs. About half the price and the only difference (apparently) is the preset plug gap that is smaller, so you need to change this before installation. I checked the OEM plugs that came out and the gaps were smaller than specified in the manual as well, so not sure what happened to mine during installation at the factory....
Hummmm, Regarding picking up the A/T I found was easier than I thought. I mistakenly dropped it in a gravel parking lot due to not having my side stand down past 90*. I had seen this demonstrated by a friend of mine who showed me how he picked up his Gold wing. It was easier than I thought, back into the bike, grabbed the bar and the rear hand grab and lift. How ever, I was in a fairly flat surface. Not sure how this would go if I had muddy conditions or sloped terrain. Due to only being 5'-9" and 175# I have had plenty of experience picking up my share of dirt bikes and D/S bikes in 40 years of riding.What did I do to my bike today? I rode the bloody thing for 4 hours on a variety of surfaces to experience the different level of power, exhaust braking and traction control (3,3 & 7) on my adventures sport, and am quite pleased. I then went by the seat-maker that did my Goldwing seat and made an appointment, as the stock seat is clearly NOT all-day for my aging butt. When we finished our ride I fueled up and then my friend and I laid the bike down on his lawn to see if I could pick it up. I could not! True, was traction compromised on the wet grass, and my 6' 200 lb frame is not in the best condition, but it has no problem picking up a Goldwing. Now I have serious doubts and will have to either work out some technique or only ride my wing or KLR when alone. Thoughts my friends.