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post #1041 of 1116 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2019, 9:58 pm
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Finished post WCM clean up. Never thought I would take it off paved roads, but at least I know how the front handles in deep gravel. Previous owners never seemed to have taken it out of suburbs. When I was cleaning underside, saw a lot of new paint chips - the way a used sport tourer should look. Reminds me of what Hunter S. Thompson says about using your body. Something like ... if you arrive at the end of a life with a healthy body, you have not lived enough, it should be well worn & thrashed.

Lake Almanor.. good memories!
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Just sold it today 😞
Sad to see it go and got a good price for it. It was a 95 900ss cr.
My love for riding just never was in my blood. Although I love bikes I never got into it. I'm glad I tried it,. I'm glad I bought myself a crazy italian bike (as my first bike) and im glad I put my hands into getting it running perfectly. Although I lost money in it... I dont mind. I will miss it. But my corvettes are where my heart is. This forum was great to me. I'll stick around as usual.

Thank you all who helped me
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post #1043 of 1116 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2019, 6:35 pm
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SS today...

finished the fabrication of a new right side, lower footpeg bracket. My right ankle has limtied range of motion after I broke it in three places six years ago. Much less stress on not only my ankle, but also more comfortable sitting position.

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post #1044 of 1116 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2019, 1:00 pm
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Well today I finished my 1991 900ss test rode and all is right with the world. Here she is --Very early production # 28 and I have the entire history from new
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post #1045 of 1116 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2019, 2:48 pm
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My 91 decals looked a bit different

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post #1046 of 1116 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2019, 3:37 pm
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My 91 decals looked a bit different
Yes this I know -I did find a company that has a complete set of all decals for a 1991, I will probably get a set, at that point I may be forced to repaint the whole damn bike then put them on lol

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I would just hate to lose the Agostini decals that are on it lol

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Finished up with my repairs to the leaking alternator cover and the crank case half where the chain derailed and smashed the both of them. Cracked and leaking oil all over the place when I got the bike. Should seal up nice now that the cracks and the low spots in the crank case half have been filled and filed down.

Also got a nifty new "super sprox" rear sprocket today. I'll get that fit this weekend with some black titanium sprocket nuts. A little bit here, a little bit there...things are coming along. Likely not getting done before I leave for Laguna in two weeks though. Wish it were. I'd like to ride it down for its maiden voyage in my care..............sean

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Tried (and 95% succeeded) to line up the exhausts.

I hope I never have to do this again.

When I started the end caps were more or less on the same height but the upward angles were totally different and the left one was inclining towards the bike as the right one was pointing away from the bike.

Loosened all the bolts (at the cilinders, the clamp on the downpipe, the bracket-frame bolts and the bracket-exhaust bolts), and started from there.

After one hour I found out that the link pipes are different. One is almost 2cm shorter than the other.

But I managed to get them both more or less the same. The left one ends 0,5cm higher then the right one but that's hardly visible. Angles are spot on and both exhausts incline just a little bit towards the bike (I like that).

Anyway; if you wanna feel like trowing hammers towards your bike: this is the job that will make you do that.
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post #1050 of 1116 (permalink) Old Jul 19th, 2019, 3:58 pm
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So, I completely understand!
Of all the things I did to my '95 getting the SilMoto to fit was certainly the worst. Never thought about throwing hammers at it but it makes sense.
It was tight to the oil cooler line, the bottom of the left faring etc, etc.
But like you, I got it close enough so it was likely only me that knew better.
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