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post #15981 of 16333 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 05:39 PM
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Figured out where the bottom of the tank is before needing to use reserve.


Sitting on my VTX making Vroom Vroom noises.

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post #15982 of 16333 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 11:49 AM
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What did you do to your bike today?

Spent my morning installing Oxford Heaterz. Last nights ride was a little cool coming home, so I thought Id better get it done.






Sitting on my VTX making Vroom Vroom noises.

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Gave her a bath! Now she's all purty to go to Wyoming tomorrow to meet Lfbd to pass on the book. I'll come back with a collection of Wyoming bugs!

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post #15984 of 16333 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 09:00 PM
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Yeah @blue flames it must be something in the air, I washed my Baby today too...
I been procrastinating on finding the problem which intermitently takes out the all of the rear lights by blowing the fuse..
I started out this morning with tools in hand, removed the "Redneck Fairing", seat & tank so I could trace the two wires I had installed to get brakelight and the one for left rear turn signal as the wire harness contains a break in these two circuits...
Then I washed all the road crud it has been collecting since 1998 on the frame and everything under those parts I removed...
I Took the pressure washer to it, I did...
I can now see the frame, carbs, breather, wire harness and all...
Then after I got everything back on & in place took her fer a short trip around the farm
(I hope the broke wire I found was the Gremlin I been chasing)

All is well now and I pray everyone has a good weekend and gets a chance to ride,
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I've been planning and going on longer rides with my good friends. We did Mount Greylock in NW Mass, the Delaware river, a car show in Eastern CT tomorrow, and a planned ride in the Catskills in early October to see the fall foliage. If you want to have some fun and meet some new folks (and reconnect with old friends), I highly recommend doing this. Pick a destination, scout out the best lunch spot in the area, do some homework including weather, plan it, and invite everyone you know and their friends too. You lead and have GPS working. The key is planning weeks ahead because most folks have busy schedules and they need time to plan for an event. You don't have to go crazy...a 2 hour ride before and after lunch is plenty. Today I rode 4.5 hours just to scout out roads for a future ride. It's a good excuse to ride...as if I needed one



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post #15987 of 16333 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 08:25 AM
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Changed out the brake and clutch fluids finally. The clutch fluid was brown and thick. I have no idea how long it's been in there. Brake fluid wasn't as bad but it definitely was a bit brown. Next on the list is coolant flush
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Got to take her for about 100 mile ride and stopped and one of my favorite haunts in Utica to pick up a spare bell.

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Well, you guys were right. Someone said that once I got used to riding the Roadstar, that the Shadow would probably sit. Yeah....welll....ummmm... I haven't ridden the Shadow in probably a month. We've been on about 3 rides this past month, and I've taken the Yamaha every time. Such a nice ride... But we are keeping the Shadow around because hubby may want to ride the Yamaha on occasion too, and I sure ain't riding the Ultra Classic!!!

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I sure ain't riding the Ultra Classic!!!

Why not? If you can handle the Yamaha, you can handle the Ultra. They just look big.



Sitting on my VTX making Vroom Vroom noises.

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