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    Yesterday's work --- Start of day:...

    Yesterday's work ---

    Start of day:
    http://village.photos/images/user/226b8d0e-c919-4831-9724-c0a4e7efc8ce/resized_8c7427b9-c36a-4f52-bbc5-de21afcec799.JPG

    Shorter rear shocks - 8" vs the 10"...
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    Recent mods not posted in the prior thread,...

    Recent mods not posted in the prior thread, bringing us up to date:

    Drag bar, I didn't like the Clubman bar...
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    Back to the pics, first changes: Gen-1 Rebel...

    Back to the pics, first changes:

    Gen-1 Rebel air cleaner & battery box - these chrome goods were on the 80's models and feed teh old school look that the 2nd generation (96+) bikes missed out on....
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    The Roadster

    Thanks to FarceBook and PhotoSuckit my prior thread ( http://www.beginnerbikers.org/showthread.php?37259-SMAS-Strikes-Again ) has zero pics so I'm just starting a new one. First up, a recap of that...
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    So far this has the makings of a MITGC thread...

    So far this has the makings of a MITGC thread...
  6. Something tells me if Honda managed to convince...

    Something tells me if Honda managed to convince everyone that their cars are "motorcycles" then they'd have a banner year as well...
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    As antiquated as dual rear shocks are these days,...

    As antiquated as dual rear shocks are these days, they're still better than the Softail design expanding shocks.

    Granted, the Softail suspension is light years ahead of the hardtail rigid frame...
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    Best at resale value? :wink:

    Best at resale value?



    :wink:
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    Can't read that one without a membership.



    Dang, that's almost at recession level. I can't say I saw that coming after the slight growth from the prior year.

    I read elsewhere that they moved...
  10. Which is still a far cry from the proposed (and...

    Which is still a far cry from the proposed (and still being held up in legislature after, what...6-8 years?) "train to nowhere" AKA the high speed rail from Vegas to Victorville. Yeah, that halfway...
  11. I live in a high density area, lane splitting...

    I live in a high density area, lane splitting would be a boon here but it never passes when it comes up. That said, the public transit system here sucks...the city is basically a 20x30 mile bowl...
  12. I imagine European PD contracts helped...

    I imagine European PD contracts helped BMW...Harley gets a decent boost in the domestic market for the same.
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    You say you cleaned the carbs, but did you...

    You say you cleaned the carbs, but did you synchronize them afterwards?
  14. Fantastic! Now truckers, just like four wheel...

    Fantastic! Now truckers, just like four wheel cagers with the same features made available to them in recent years, may engage in far more important activities while driving such as texting...


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    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/250x250/56...

    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/250x250/56045064/thanks-captain-obvious.jpg :mrgreen:


    FWIW --- the term "cruiser" was coined in the early 90's as Japan moved away from their post UJM...
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    It is a unique-to-Kawi feature. Good to see it...

    It is a unique-to-Kawi feature. Good to see it made its way to other lines, and interesting to see it predates the cruiser term.
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    Pagsta was a flash in the pan --- albeit with a...

    Pagsta was a flash in the pan --- albeit with a generous run --- back in the early 2000's, just about the time when all the Chinese Rebel clones were hitting the market. IIRC they had three different...
  18. It's cool, we can still dig the awesome Peter...

    It's cool, we can still dig the awesome Peter Criss avatar. :thumbsup:
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    That's the thing, I believe it only exists on...

    That's the thing, I believe it only exists on their cruiser line. Back in the late 90's I sampled a ZX-7 and a ZX-6R, neither bike had it. I don't believe the KLR-650 has it either. I don't know if...
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    I won't pretend to know how it works. I had a 95...

    I won't pretend to know how it works. I had a 95 BUBF 1500 Vulcan and I have to say it was the best shifting bike I ever owned. With 92ft/lbs of torque at your fingertips (the industry leader at the...
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    I can't speak on behalf of Kawi's sport bike...

    I can't speak on behalf of Kawi's sport bike line, but their entire cruiser line has been equipped with Positive Neutral Finder which helps prevent those false 1st-to-2nd changes and said line has...
  22. Actually there is something special about those...

    Actually there is something special about those particular screws: they're the first ones to get rounded out with extensive use of the wrong screwdriver. Once I learned about a difference between...
  23. The tool kit that comes with your bike has a JIS...

    The tool kit that comes with your bike has a JIS screwdriver included. Lately that's the only tool being included in the kits, making it not entirely useless. :wink:
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    In the case with the dual carb Shadows there...

    In the case with the dual carb Shadows there isn't enough space under the tank (what with all the air ducting for the air box) to allow for a fuel line to feed both carbs while passing through a...
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    I lost confidence in the OEM part on that trial...

    I lost confidence in the OEM part on that trial run. I had to replace a fuel pump that stopped working on my chopper before, another that leaked on my red bike, and now the one that caught on fire....
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