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Old 04-26-2014, 02:57 AM
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:11 AM
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Yeah cheech, nice work. Took me a while to realise there's no standard tank on it. Good lines. Happy customer I'm sure.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:18 AM
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Cried inside as my toddler picked up a big screwdriver and smacked a small chip off my new paint job. Spent a few seconds dancing around like a netball goalie defending my bike before spending a few minutes as counsellor to stop the crying after taking the tool away.
Who ever thought attached garages were a good idea !?
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:55 PM
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Well, I think I found the answer to the squealing noise. No grease in the 'tranny'. Removed the clutch cable guide, looked down in there. Dry as dust. Now, the only grease I have is some black all-purpose grease. It's pretty thick. Almost as thick as the yellow stuff. Says it's good for wheel bearings. High temp. Up to 275ºF. Haven't put any in yet. Wanting to get some opinions on it first. Rainy here for the next few days, so won't be doing any riding. You guys think it would be okay to use?

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:20 PM
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I use Lucas Red-N-Tacky. The 'drop point' on it is 540*F. It's what I use on everything that uses conventional grease.

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:49 PM
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It will probably be hard to get thick grease to the bearings, I have a u-joint needle that has a zerk fitting to use a grease gun that works good for this. It is small enough to stick in the threaded hole so you can pump grease inside. I just today took down one of my engines for a similar noise in the transmission, mine had a scraping sound you could hear with engine off and pedaling. I took off the flower nut and clutch plate and spun the clutch by sprocket, and noticed the large gear was not totally true it had a slight wobble. I removed the large gear anyway to check the bearing undernieth, I spun the shaft again and it was smooth and true. I put mine back together, now that I know the source I'm OK with it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:23 PM
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Today I sprayed what is hopefully the final color coat to my GT2A-S. Went to the HW store to try to source a 90° elbow for my fuel shut off and searched the internet in vain for a M10x1.0 street elbow. These fuel valve fittings are a PITA.
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:29 PM
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Got some riding done. Was hoping for a bit more than that. I motored down to the local O'Reilly's Auto Parts store to do a bit of brainstorming (and browsing, can't lie). I have a place on my tank, just back of the gas cap, where a little bit of fuel always seems to get on the paint and dissolves it off. So I was looking a fuel-proof washer (wouldn't really solve anything because it seems to be only a drop or two coming out the vent hole) and/or maybe something to cover the paint with.
The employees there had no workable ideas that they thought would last even short-term. But they were perfectly willing to ogle the bike. One said he'd seen me going by now and then, and had been hoping for a closer look. They loved the thing. It sure beat the last time when I had a guy point and say "What's that?" as if I'd ridden up on the back of a Howler Monkey or something.
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:37 PM
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I have a rag (white like the paint) very neatly wrapped around the neck just under the fuel cap. I change it every few months if it gets dirty. It works for me and is pretty invisible.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:27 AM
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Why don't you just use a funnel when you add fuel?
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