Random thoughts / pics thread

TacomaJD

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I wish Honda would go ahead and release all the 2020 models already, I'm getting impatient LOL

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TacomaJD

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Old tank top heater quit working, new one works good tho!

About to tear into the Nomad, gotta replace clutch spring and put new tires on it.







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TacomaJD

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I forgot how aggravating it was to jack this bike up. Bottom of case sits just below the frame rails, so you have to roll back tire up on 2x4's to get it higher, slide jack under, put 2x4's under frame rails so it clears the case, then jack up, and the jack is just barely as wide as the frame rails. Difficult to get all that set up by yourself.

Then it's so rear heavy, it only jacks up the front, so I'm gonna do the front tire first, then will have to get the engine hoist out and some straps to lift the rear end while still on the jack. Was gonna do clutch spring tonight, but this tire change may take longer than I remembered. Been about 4 yrs since I last did this. Lol





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TacomaJD

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Well it only took me 12 hours (ha), but got the tires changed and clutch spring replaced....it's 3:20am, time to call it a night and go inside, gonna sleep good tonight.

Man I hate removing and reinstalling the rear tire on this thing, what a nightmare. Gotta remove so many things to get to it, then have it jacked up high enough to slide it out from under it. Glad it's over with.












Old clutch spring and a penny that broke when I used it to jam the gears while I torqued the clutch rod nut to 108 ft lbs. Not real excited that the penny broke, possibility of copper debris. I cleaned it best I could after it broke. Guess I should have used a newer penny. Lol




And she's ready to ride tomorrow.




All this made possible by Miller Lite.



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TacomaJD

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What an improvement! More pulling power, quicker engagement, no slipping, probably better fuel mileage. Didn't realize how crappy the old weak clutch spring was. And new tires, man it's been awhile....haha. Feels like a new bike!

Rode up to Chattanooga for some good food and a couple good beers.













Then went to Tremont Tavern for some to-go food to eat later. Best burgers around.





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Deckyon

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Those are beautiful! We have a Vintage Motorcycle Show here in Louisville, KY in the middle of September. Those would look awesome at the show. Scott hasnt updated the dates yet, but it is close to the same every year.
 

Doc True

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Those are beautiful! We have a Vintage Motorcycle Show here in Louisville, KY in the middle of September. Those would look awesome at the show. Scott hasnt updated the dates yet, but it is close to the same every year.
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use2b

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Those are beautiful! We have a Vintage Motorcycle Show here in Louisville, KY in the middle of September. Those would look awesome at the show. Scott hasnt updated the dates yet, but it is close to the same every year.
Thanks , I go to barber motorsports vintage festival every year with a few friends and have a brother that is a track official . some eye candy from our crew.
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use2b

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from this pink to nice red
The big 2 strokes were so much fun in the day , loved my RD400

This R1200R was the worst Bike i ever owned for a passenger. the problem was the seat / tank area was unforgiving and the sloped rear seat caused the passenger [ my wife ] to slide down every time i put on brakes and crush my pressure sensitive area to the point i would almost rather crash than put on brakes. was a hoot riding solo while my old 900 was way down on power and i always had charging problems BMW 2 (2).jpg
 
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