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post #941 of 1783 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 04:31 PM
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New Tank

Installed new 6.3 gallon tank on my Thunderbird should give me a range of around 250-260 mi. between fuel stops.Grandeur Cycle in North Carolina did the fabrication on the tank and I did the paint(first time I have done a paint job well second if you count the side covers) pretty happy with the way it came out.Just got back from a chilly 70 mi.ride and all works well.
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post #942 of 1783 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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I installed a siphon hose inside the rear subframe of my TBS so I can ride with Randy again. I'll just steal gas from him when I run out...





Seriously I am jealous, I think it looks awesome!

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Looks really good and looks stock to great job.
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Put Thunderbird Sport air box covers on the Thunderbird but may swap back and forth between the Legend TT until I figure out which one I like it on more.
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Your tank is awesome. It really looks good! I like the rack on it, also.

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not to, but on...

When I get ready to go in the bike, I hang my backpack on the rear turn signal, my helmet on the rear passenger peg, my gloves on the tank.
Yesterday morning, I took off down the road with my backpack on the turn signal!
I realised my error on the highway, looked back, and it was gone.
Got off at the exit, got back on the other way, got off at the exit, got back on the highway where I got on in the first place, passed my backpack in the left median. Did the whole drill again and retrieved my backpack.
Here's the bad part....
This was the 2nd time this week I've done this. First time it didn't come off the bike yet.
I guess I'll start hanging the backpack off the clutch reservoir when I'm gearing up. I swear that I'm losing my mind...

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I suppose my habit of using the little closet that I put in the garage must be a good thing after all.

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Oh thank God I thought it was only me that did stuff like that
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Smile Fit Checked the new Transmission for the Legend

Every thing seems to fit OK from the 2000 transmission that I am putting in my 2001. The reason is that the original 3d gear is all chewed up. It looks like the original was not installed correctly since only 1/2 of the 3d output gear mated with 1/2 of the 3d input gear. Well whatever the reason I am on the way, back to putting the bike back together.

The next task is buttoning up the lower end. Hopefully done by Christmas. Once the engine is complete my daughter's boy-friend and I will spend the time after Christmas wrestling it back into the frame and putting all the other stuff back on. I am aiming for early January that way I will have it for March

I will let you'all know how things progress but any sage advice is welcomed.

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I rented a engine hoist over the weekend for $31 US and re-installed my Sears Craftsman motorcycle jack under my 98 Thunderbird. Two weekends previously the bike fell over while I was tapping out the bottom steering head bearing race. I managed to catch it before it went all the way over, hence saving the rear brake lever pivot pin. In fact, I had a roommate hold the bike while I removed the pin (the bike is very heavy).

Last night I slackened the fork top bolts, in preparation for a fork job this week. Any advice welcome.

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