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Reply #30 on: April 08, 2021, 02:10:25 am
Followed BlackIce's example and added trim to the seam of the tank. I like it. And, actually, the trim covered more of the seam than I thought it would.

It looks great.


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Reply #31 on: April 08, 2021, 11:59:08 am
I took a quick ride and tried out my GoPro. It was attached to the chin bar on my helmet which created to much wind noise. I bought a chest harness to mount the camera and will try it out on the next ride.

Wind noise in your helmet or in GP footage?  I use a chestie and ext mic (with dead cat) clipped to backpack pointed down which works quite well as it's out of the wind blast. Tends to record noise from my bike, not others in front but thats to be expected. Here's a ride from last weekend - https://youtu.be/QgldsyeDNTE




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Reply #32 on: April 08, 2021, 02:13:12 pm
Followed BlackIce's example and added trim to the seam of the tank. I like it. And, actually, the trim covered more of the seam than I thought it would.

Looks great.  Were you able to do it with the tank in place?  Or had to remove the tank?
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Reply #33 on: April 08, 2021, 02:27:41 pm
Looks great.  Were you able to do it with the tank in place?  Or had to remove the tank?

Tank in place. Just removed the seat to get the ends of the trim as far behind the tank as possible so it looks clean. It was only a touch of a pain to get the trim around the cables and bundles going under the front side of the tank, but nothing that a little wiggle and finesse can't handle. took all of about 6 minutes.
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Reply #34 on: April 08, 2021, 10:14:24 pm
Today I removed the rear shocks and cleaned them up. I then put them back on. That is how bored I was today.
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Reply #35 on: April 08, 2021, 10:26:19 pm
Wind noise in your helmet or in GP footage?  I use a chestie and ext mic (with dead cat) clipped to backpack pointed down which works quite well as it's out of the wind blast. Tends to record noise from my bike, not others in front but thats to be expected. Here's a ride from last weekend - https://youtu.be/QgldsyeDNTE
Good work on the video. I actually ended up watching the whole thing. Thanks for the ride.
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Reply #36 on: April 08, 2021, 10:49:41 pm
Just the micro fibers daily wipe on the chrome tank  ;D
Tomorrow I will go to the RE shop to have the instruments block changed, everything's ok except the knob to change from trip A to B to total which get stuck sometimes.
Well it used to get stuck because some WD40 cure the thing, but they insisted to change the whole block ???
So my bike will be 1.200 km younger tomorrow  ;)
 


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Reply #37 on: April 08, 2021, 11:48:05 pm
My front wheel squeak returned yesterday so I removed the cable and shot some lube down in the drive unit.  A test ride proved the squeak was gone.....for now. Victory is mine.
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Reply #38 on: April 09, 2021, 12:49:35 am
Bars, grips, mirrors.
I'll get to the tank seam weatherstripping trick this weekend. 
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Reply #39 on: April 09, 2021, 03:46:45 am
Rode it.   After completion of the build it was fun to get on it and ride


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Reply #40 on: April 09, 2021, 03:07:34 pm
Did the Hitchcocks adjustable levers yesterday.  In retrospect should have gone with the short ones; but these will do!

Also rode 35 miles or so yesterday; nice day for it. 
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Reply #41 on: April 09, 2021, 03:20:40 pm
Looks great.  Were you able to do it with the tank in place?  Or had to remove the tank?

Same here. Tank in place. Removed side cover and seat.

Today going for a quick ride with a buddy for lunch. Will post a random picture later today.
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Reply #42 on: April 09, 2021, 03:39:06 pm
Same here. Tank in place. Removed side cover and seat.

Today going for a quick ride with a buddy for lunch. Will post a random picture later today.

Tank in place. Just removed the seat to get the ends of the trim as far behind the tank as possible so it looks clean. It was only a touch of a pain to get the trim around the cables and bundles going under the front side of the tank, but nothing that a little wiggle and finesse can't handle. took all of about 6 minutes.

Cool.  Thank you guys!  Added to the list of mods planned.

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Reply #43 on: April 09, 2021, 06:28:52 pm
I mounted the little license plate, too small to be legal here but so much cuter, hoping the cops like the Doors ...


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Reply #44 on: April 09, 2021, 06:31:24 pm
Still waiting for the smaller blinkers from China, sure lost in the french custom labyrinth ...