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post #9651 of 16333 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 10:39 PM
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Rode into Spokane and picked up my O rings for my water leak on my bike.
Spokane is 40 miles away but on my bike today the trip went 120 miles.

I can't help myself.😃



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post #9652 of 16333 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 11:24 PM
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I found a break in the clouds and rain early this evening, and got a few miles in before it started to drizzle. Some of my favorite roads were closed again today, because water levels are once again up in the Houston area.
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Looks good, about how much are those kits? And do you know if they make anything to help out a rear drum brake?
I've seen some videos of their products and they look like good quality stuff.
Sorry for the delayed reply, Dave!

I found the kit for $269, which is $50 off retail. For me it was well worth it, I do ride pretty aggressive on the weekends and my factory brakes on the street bob up front were pretty lack luster. They required a lot lever force to really get the bike slowing down and heavy use of the rear brakes. Now I get much more stopping power with less lever force needed and have cut a lot of distance off my stopping distances.

To be honest I've never liked much of the Ness stuff and thought different of the brand as a whole, and never liked any of the bikes and styles that Arlen Ness is known for. But they were the only ones offering a kit like this for my bike. I did actually purchase the wrong kit at first and it came with a the wrong caliper bracket, and I talked with customer service at Ness and promptly had the correct one on the way. And the Machine work on the bracket and rotor are perfect, I've been very happy with it!

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I was going to ride to my monthly Knights of Columbus meeting, but the chance of storms kept me from it. Right before I was going to leave, the radar showed storms coming. So I drove my new truck instead. It never rained.


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post #9655 of 16333 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 10:48 AM
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I rode it to class like I always do. The ride home wasn't too normal though! A lady in a VW bug almost merged into me. I wasn't being as vigilant as I normally was so in my panic I accidentally skidded a little bit but other than a bit of adrenaline (not the good kind) I escaped unscathed. Before that incident I was thinking of going for a good long ride but I decided to just go home. I don't want to have to get lucky twice in one day.


Glad you made it home unharmed...Stay Safe...

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Sorry for the delayed reply, Dave!

I found the kit for $269, which is $50 off retail. For me it was well worth it, I do ride pretty aggressive on the weekends and my factory brakes on the street bob up front were pretty lack luster. They required a lot lever force to really get the bike slowing down and heavy use of the rear brakes. Now I get much more stopping power with less lever force needed and have cut a lot of distance off my stopping distances.

To be honest I've never liked much of the Ness stuff and thought different of the brand as a whole, and never liked any of the bikes and styles that Arlen Ness is known for. But they were the only ones offering a kit like this for my bike. I did actually purchase the wrong kit at first and it came with a the wrong caliper bracket, and I talked with customer service at Ness and promptly had the correct one on the way. And the Machine work on the bracket and rotor are perfect, I've been very happy with it!
Thank you! Just looking for when the inevitable day comes that I need new brakes to put better ones on. When it's all apart anyway might as well use better quality stuff.

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Well, I can tell you what I DIDN'T do... I didn't ride to Moonshine, damn rain.



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A lot of yall have seen this in my thread already, but I recovered my stock seats. Bought the vynil for about 15 bucks and nylon thread. Looks brand new!



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A lot of yall have seen this in my thread already, but I recovered my stock seats. Bought the vynil for about 15 bucks and nylon thread. Looks brand new!



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Fantastic Job!

Alls I did was ride the 11 miles to a meeting last night, then finished up the fuel change by putting on 55 more miles after the meeting


Can`t just ride back home when the sweet smells of spring are abundant in the air...
Then today, I got the bilge and live well pumps working in the boat...
Then checked fishing rods and restrung the ones that needed it...


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