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Well, lightning has struck again. It seems I am incapable of just performing a simple task. My plans were simple. Change my fork seals. A quick clean of the forks and I would be good. And in the normal fashion, Things kind of snow balled again. I checked on prices to have my fork seals changed. About 350 out the door. I figured I would buy a jack, seals, and do it my self. Saving a bunch of money. Some how things got out of control again. I bought the jack and for seals. Then figured if I was doing that. Why not add progressive springs. I started polishing the forks while staring at my front wheel. I figured I should clean it up too. A closer look told me the wheel was in bad, bad shape. So I found a nice wheel to replace it. Now the tires look pretty bad. Still some rubber left but they look old. So, I ordered new tires. Now my brain is running amuck again. I am now going to seal the wheel up so I can run tubeless. I ordered dyno beads for the balancing. I got new brakes to install since the calipers are off. At this point, I don't see how I can put all this shiny stuff on with out polishing every thing else on the front end. So off came the risers. By the end of the week. I hope to have pulled the triple tree and have it polished up too. I May as well inspect, clean and re pack the bearings while it is off. Now this seems to happen to me way to often. I start off with a simple plan, only to keep adding a step, then another and so on. The plus side to all this is, I will be ready to go once the weather gets nice again. The bike was running great when I parked it.
Sooooo let this be a lesson to all. if you want to have any money left at the end of the week. Stick to the plan.
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Nice job i do the same thing i cal.....hey look a squirrel how did that squirrel get in here

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What about the back end /wheel? LOL

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Well, lightning has struck again. It seems I am incapable of just performing a simple task. My plans were simple. Change my fork seals. A quick clean of the forks and I would be good. And in the normal fashion, Things kind of snow balled again. I checked on prices to have my fork seals changed. About 350 out the door. I figured I would buy a jack, seals, and do it my self. Saving a bunch of money. Some how things got out of control again. I bought the jack and for seals. Then figured if I was doing that. Why not add progressive springs. I started polishing the forks while staring at my front wheel. I figured I should clean it up too. A closer look told me the wheel was in bad, bad shape. So I found a nice wheel to replace it. Now the tires look pretty bad. Still some rubber left but they look old. So, I ordered new tires. Now my brain is running amuck again. I am now going to seal the wheel up so I can run tubeless. I ordered dyno beads for the balancing. I got new brakes to install since the calipers are off. At this point, I don't see how I can put all this shiny stuff on with out polishing every thing else on the front end. So off came the risers. By the end of the week. I hope to have pulled the triple tree and have it polished up too. I May as well inspect, clean and re pack the bearings while it is off. Now this seems to happen to me way to often. I start off with a simple plan, only to keep adding a step, then another and so on. The plus side to all this is, I will be ready to go once the weather gets nice again. The bike was running great when I parked it.
Sooooo let this be a lesson to all. if you want to have any money left at the end of the week. Stick to the plan.
After seeing your fury build i wouldn't expect anything less from you man! BTW they should let ya open that puppy up on those cruise nights. Its cruel to make you just idle along like a grandpa!

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I do it too,,,and usually after quite a bit of research and learning.

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But your stuff looks great!

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reminds me of the old story" A young man moves to Florida and goes to a big "everything under one roof" department store looking for a job.

The Manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a salesman back in Minnesota ."

Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did."

His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. "How many customers bought something from you today?"

The kid says "One".

The boss says "Just One? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?"

The kid says "$101, 237.65".

The boss says "$101,237.65? What the heck did you sell?"

The kid says, "First, I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition."

The boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?"

The kid said "No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife, and I said, 'Dude, your weekend's shot, you should go fishing.' "


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HAHAHA! Love it!

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reminds me of the old story" A young man moves to Florida and goes to a big "everything under one roof" department store looking for a job.

The Manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?" The kid says "Yeah. I was a salesman back in Minnesota ."

Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did."

His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. "How many customers bought something from you today?"

The kid says "One".

The boss says "Just One? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?"

The kid says "$101, 237.65".

The boss says "$101,237.65? What the heck did you sell?"

The kid says, "First, I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Expedition."

The boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?"

The kid said "No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife, and I said, 'Dude, your weekend's shot, you should go fishing.' "


Nice jobs (s) on your bike. Looking great.
That's one HECK of a "salesman"!!


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