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Old 11-08-2012, 06:09 PM   #5371 (permalink)
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I picked up and installed my newly chromed chain guard. Then after looking at carefully I took it back and asked to make it prettier please. :-)

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #5372 (permalink)
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Oh, and I ordered....

The Triumph driving lights that I will install sometime around Thanksgiving when I get them in.

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P.S. I rode it today as well. :-)

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #5373 (permalink)
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #5374 (permalink)
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Rode over to my buddy's with the fully equipped garage and changed the oil and filter, then spooned on a set of Anakee 2's. On the way home I gassed up, poured in a little Stabil and then put her in the garage on her tender till spring. She will be all ready to go come spring!

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #5375 (permalink)
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Finally took off that ugly sticker on the tank. There was a little glue on the tank so I tried a little WD40 to no avail. Then I tried some liquid wax but no. Then I used some stuff called Liquid Wrench and it took it right off lickedy split.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #5376 (permalink)
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Oil change. Purolator filter and Rotella T6. Works just fine.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:09 AM   #5377 (permalink)
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Oil change. Purolator filter and Rotella T6. Works just fine.
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I also installed a sprocket cover made by D9. I painted it black yesterday and now I want to paint everything else black.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:50 AM   #5378 (permalink)
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Not yet. Ordered a new pick up coil and gasket from my dealer. Was told they should have it first part of next week. Once I get it, I'll be getting to work on replacing it. Since I'm going to be draining the oil to do this... I don't have that many miles on my bike since my last oil change. I used Motul synthetic oil and I'm trying to decide if I should just do another full oil change or recycle the oil that's in there now. The oils a little expensive to just waste.

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No need to drain oil as long as you keep it on the sidestand. Only a little oil will leak out. I just adjusted my pick up coil a month ago, all went well!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #5379 (permalink)
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Did 2 things to my 07 Bonnie Black today...

- Had cam cover oil weep so I replaced the 4 sealing washers...hardest thing about this job was getting the old ones out. Two did not come out cleanly so had to gently scrape out the remaining rubber bits and then cleaned up surfaces. Torqued the bolts to spec (14nm).

- Since I got some used open flowing exhausts (Wassell teardrops) a couple weeks ago, was experiencing slight surging. Replaced the stock main jets with 115s. While I was at it, also replaced the carb screws with the stainless steel hex ones. Was worried about stripping/getting philips heads out, but didn't have any problem. Squirted them with PB blaster and all came out easily. Toughest one was getting access to left carb inside back bowl screw. Very tight in there with the idle screw tube and breather tube in the way. Disconnected breather tube to get at it. Obviously would've been easier with carbs off or rotated, but didn't want to mess with them if I didn't have to.

Problem now is weather is turning crappy here for the next few days in Colorado so I'll probably have to wait a few days to test things out.

Oh yea, thanks to this site (and Haynes manual) for giving me the confidence/info to do this.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #5380 (permalink)
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Replaced the original Gill ignition coil with a Nology one. FYI the Torx screws are size T25. Could be imagining things but throttle response "seems" to have improved, who knows....
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