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Otto_Ing

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on: January 16, 2016, 06:25:28 am
Thought I start this one in the GT forum...

...fitted a steering damper.
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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 07:47:52 am
Otto. what'd you use to fill the fender mudflap holes?
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Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 07:57:08 am
Otto. what'd you use to fill the fender mudflap holes?

I used some hole caps. Since I did not find red, i pushed it in before spraying the fender.


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Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 08:44:37 am
Now THAT'S a great idea that I never would have thought of!

Great hack (of the non hack variety)!

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Otto_Ing

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Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 09:07:06 am
Actually it is not so great if you going to paint over it. I should have epoxy glued the holes and sanded it before spraying. That way it would have been gone for good.

The steering damper is attached to the frame via a bicycle front derailleur clamp which I had around.  Happens to be the exact same dia.


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Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 09:22:49 am
Dura-Ace or XTR?   :o
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Otto_Ing

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Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 09:26:56 am
 Noname  ;D  31,8mm I think


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Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 01:29:52 pm
After I did my usual Saturday morning 40 mile bike shop hammerfest ride. I'm in the process of buffing the gas tank with a three-stage buffing compound and a nice power buffer.
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Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 05:39:26 pm
I dropped mine off to be dynoed.....


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Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 07:25:51 pm
I used some hole caps. Since I did not find red, i pushed it in before spraying the fender.

Otto...I did the same thing. Found the caps at Lowes and installed and then sprayed.
After a year still look good.
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Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 07:08:43 am
...got the barrel shortened today 0,9mm, it would run within of 0,03mm on the lathe before shortening, sleeve was little below the alu surface. now its flat, some pourosities in the alu popped up.
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Reply #11 on: February 05, 2016, 03:00:56 pm
I got it running. I charged the battery. Checked and touched up the tire pressure. Got it to fire and it quit. After that it wouldn't do much. I put the charger back on. It's a DEKA AGM battery. I took a ride on my 1982 Nighthawk 450. The temp had climbed to 41 degrees with the Sun out. Tried the GT again. Started and sounded good. Got gear on and re started. Back to normal. Got some gas, 89 octane, 1.59 Gallons. It was a good ride, about ten miles. After getting back I hit the fuel tank with 1 and a half + ounces of Seafo a m. Now they're bundled under Dowcos, having burned out the water from having two feet of snow drop last week.
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Reply #12 on: February 05, 2016, 05:00:18 pm
...got the barrel shortened today 0,9mm.

Hi, can the lifters compensate for that amount or will the push rods require some shortening?
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Reply #13 on: February 05, 2016, 06:28:27 pm
Hi Guaire,
     I noticed that you have a sportster muffler mounted on your bike. Do you also have the upswept pipe section available from the site host, and did you need any sort of reducer/spacer kit to make the pipe fit. One more question, did you remove the baffle plate from the middle of the muffler? I have always thought that those sportster mufflers were a classic shape, and they can be found dirt cheap too.

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Reply #14 on: February 05, 2016, 10:25:56 pm
I washed it and went over it to check for loose bolts. Found a few, too. Engine mount and head steady bolts. The steering head bearings had come loose as well.
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