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post #1 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 12:41 pm Thread Starter
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What have you done to/with your SS today?

Just checking to see what others are doing with their bikes right now.

Since mine is new and I'm going down the customization path (busted up side fairings makes this easier than it would be if they were pristine), I'm doing maintenance, reading up on things I don't know about (plenty) and shopping around on Ebay (Sorry, I'd buy from you guys here but I can't post in the classifieds yet).

Done something interesting?
New parts show up?

It might be inspirational to see what the rest of you are up to.
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post #3 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 7:29 pm
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For the past six weeks every day I go look at it then turn around and go back inside.
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post #4 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Today I lubed and reattached my choke cable after carb cleaning. Bought an air filter for $8 and distilled water to top off the battery.

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post #5 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 8:40 pm
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Picked up a new left side bar switch. Pic 1

Test fit my Speedhut electronic gauges in my dash. Pic 2

Started masking off my engine cases and covers in preparation for bead blasting. Pic 3
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post #6 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 9:29 pm
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Hey stoshmonster, where did you get the carbon fiber gauge surround?

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Picked it up a coupla years ago on Ebay from Skur custom carbon fiber HYPERR.

Click me.>>>http://stores.ebay.com/SKUR-Custom-C...sub=1351737018

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post #8 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 9:57 pm
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Thanks! I've been looking for a carbon cover for the triple and the gauge surround.

Wow it's really cheap! How is the quality?

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post #9 of 1180 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2014, 10:40 pm
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Removed oil!!

The previous owner must have filled the oil with the bike on it's side stand, as the oil level filled the entire sight glass when put upright. I drained 0.5 - 0.75 quarts out of the engine just to get it to the "max" line.

Fortunately the last oil change was <200 miles ago (I just got the bike last weekly and have put <100 miles on it so far). I'm hoping this is too little mileage in this state for real damage.

On my second ride, I smelled oil burning and noticed a slight oil leak during cold starts. It was coming off around the belts on the right side and dripping it's way down onto the exhaust. I'm seriously hoping that it was due to too much oil pressure and will subside now that it has the proper volume in the system.

By the way, it made a tremendous performance boost now that the crank doesn't have to dredge through all that extra liquid. For a moment I found myself questioning why this was such a famed engine, but she's livened up quite a bit now.

Next up -- new belts, new (to me) DP high mount exhaust, and a trip to the dyno room.

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put on some new pirelli tyres,installed an mwr open filter and a slight rejet on the fcr,s .ready to rock
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