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Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-13-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,017
Posted By kokopellioh
I'm thinking about getting one. There is a local...

I'm thinking about getting one. There is a local provider making them out of paracord, and Marine Corps Scarlet and Gold would suit me fine.
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-03-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By kokopellioh
I had to do a quick fix to my Stebel about 6...

I had to do a quick fix to my Stebel about 6 months after installation. My problem was the relay. The blade for one side of the horn button sheared off of the frame for the relay, inside the little...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-03-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By kokopellioh
After an interim oil change involving a Bosch...

After an interim oil change involving a Bosch filter, I installed a Baldwin B1431 along with the Rotella T 15w-40.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion   05-03-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By kokopellioh
Springs v. Springs & Clutch Advice Please!

I have about 43k of mostly commuting miles on what I am sure are stock springs. (I bought the bike around 17k.)

Well, it is oil change time again, and I've noticed some odd behavior in the clutch,...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-28-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By kokopellioh
One other thing I'd do differently: Run down to...

One other thing I'd do differently: Run down to the hardware store / automotive supply house and come back with a pair of covered spade male connectors. Then I wouldn't have had to cut off the stock...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-27-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By kokopellioh
I dunno. Seems like in downtown Phoenix, dust...

I dunno. Seems like in downtown Phoenix, dust settles so fast that one can hardly wipe it up fast enough. And we are headed into the dusty season.
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-27-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By kokopellioh
At the end of the day ...

The horn relay went into the narrow slot in the tool box. I guess that is where the owner's manual should go, but mine sits indoors where I can get my hands on it.

I also used clear plastic...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-27-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By kokopellioh
No, it does not work

Trust me on this. After ruining large portions of my headlight assembly, I would up just buying the Honda unit.

Local dealer had it shipped in next business day at "yeah, we'll get it here"...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-27-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By kokopellioh
... a little closure

So I knew what I was in for when the bolt I removed measured only 20cm, and the brand spanking new 35cm bolt sat a bit high in the assembly and wouldn't catch a thread. Yep, sheared right off at the...
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-25-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,284
Posted By kokopellioh
Same drill on my `07. Adjusting the rear brake...

Same drill on my `07. Adjusting the rear brake can leave you with a "not on" or "on all the time" condition as well.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-25-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By kokopellioh
Yes, the rubber bumper is there. Thankfully.

Yes, the rubber bumper is there. Thankfully.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-25-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By kokopellioh
Given the last couple of "techs" that worked on...

Given the last couple of "techs" that worked on the bike, yes to both.

I'll measure the bolt over the next couple of days. My luck would include stripping the boss. Not sure I want to know what...
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-24-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By kokopellioh
Exclamation Gas Tank Rattle - 07 Shadow Aero

Well, the intermittent gas tank rattle on my `07 Shadow Aero has raised it's ugly head again. I tried tightening the bolt down, but it couldn't seem to pick up a thread.

To be fair, the tank has...
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By kokopellioh
I like everything about the VTX, particularly...

I like everything about the VTX, particularly some of the VTX 1800's. They are on my short list to upgrade when my ship comes in or I hit the powerball.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-09-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By kokopellioh
Which leaves only (assuming the mounting bracket...

Which leaves only (assuming the mounting bracket shares bolts with the freeway bars) where do I find a decent enough ground for 18 or so amps of horn?

Or should I plan on running a separate ground...
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-09-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By kokopellioh
Especially since my better half went out of her...

Especially since my better half went out of her way to get motorcycle stuff for Christmas.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-09-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By kokopellioh
After a year and a half, and 6 hours in the...

After a year and a half, and 6 hours in the (parking) garage, I have determined that the Drag Specialties headlights cannot be made to fit my Shadow Aero. Your mileage may vary.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-03-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By kokopellioh
Red face My first thought was under the seat. I just have...

My first thought was under the seat. I just have to figure how to tie it down to keep it from moving, or bolt it down. Once it works, I'll want to put clear epoxy around to waterproof it some more....
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-03-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By kokopellioh
Where to mount the horn relay?

Anyone who has used aftermarket wiring, or the kit, to add a Stebel or Wolo horn on a Shadow Aero:

Where is a good place to mount the relay?
Forum: Technical Discussion   10-04-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By kokopellioh
A bunch of work - peppier now

Just had the valves set and a set of iridium plugs installed in my 2007 Shadow Aero. Much peppier now. Not sure if I got more from the valves or plugs. Both had about 22,000 miles since they could...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   04-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,645
Posted By kokopellioh
Metzeler ME 880 Marathon. Was a world of...

Metzeler ME 880 Marathon. Was a world of difference on my Shadow Aero.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-02-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By kokopellioh
Harbor Freight is your friend. Western Safety...

Harbor Freight is your friend. Western Safety has several styles, and you shouldn't have more than $10- $15 or so in them.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-02-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By kokopellioh
Chrome drawer pulls. They double as bungee cord...

Chrome drawer pulls. They double as bungee cord attach points. Hide behind my bags real well.
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By kokopellioh
I'm assuming the same drill for me, although I...

I'm assuming the same drill for me, although I have the opposite problem. I turned the rear brake adjuster a couple of clicks (2 to be exact) and braking again felt safer. However, during the...
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By kokopellioh
Two days later: I took that gas cap off, cranked...

Two days later: I took that gas cap off, cranked enough times to feel the battery weaken, and had "Fred Flinstone'd" it back into its parking spot.

Last second, as I was outlining "still does not...
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