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    Thanks for the good wishes.
     
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    OK... so 400 miles later.
    so i had the R/R melt down be for i left Baltimore and drove home. I picked up a used R/R for a newer CBR600 from Baltimore Cycle Salvage. Good guys at that place!
    I put it in and rode to me sisters and parked it. That was on April 6. So i had a weekend gig in VA and went and picked her up last Friday. Cant even begin to say just
    how stressed out i was about the ride back home. I have not rode any REAL distance since 1998.
    And with a bike that has not been rode any real miles, has stranded me 3 times in Baltimore with melted R/R's.
    When i got to the house, the spiders had taken up residence and it was giving me the creeps.
    I Said to hell with it, put on the power ranger outfit and rode to the coin wash. I washed off the pissed off spiders and muck then rode 50 miles
    to the hotel we was at in Gaithersburg.
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    YUCK!!!

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    This bike LOVES me. I feel like i rescued a pet from the pound... That kinda feeling!
    so the chick and I had some sushi to celebrate the bike did not die on 495!
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    So next came a weekend at the LUCKETTS SPRING MARKET. Very hot and humid all weekend.
    Made some $$$ selling and packed up to get home... with no room in the van for my bike if disaster found me on the ride home!
    "fuck your bike... this is my finds... NO ROOM NO ROOM..."
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    But like i said... THIS BIKE LOVES ME!!!
    The chick n I spent the night in Somerset PA and i was left behind to look for a phone card in that town.
    40 min later i was back on the road.
    I found her at a gas stop at the exit for the OUTLETS north of Pittsburgh.
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    HOT AND HUMID!!!
    VERY HOT AND HUMID.
    Did not catch a cool breeze till I made the turn on to I90.
    Only thing I wish for is a more comfortable seat!
     
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    Hey :thumbsup: for sharing those fotos and story line, I enjoyed it. I ride mine to work round trip 60 miles and do 130 mph for a little while unfortunately, my wallet will feel it I tell you. But my right hand and ass love the feeling of that v-four propelling me along. I sometimes think about how many vehicles around me on my commute were hauled home on a trailor and made road worthy. It is like rescueing something, alot of love, sweat, blood and money went into both of mine, then again my little Ninja had some sweat equitiy put into it too. Cheers and happy safe motoring in the Empire State...:vtr2:
     
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    i had WIIIIIDE open highway and kept it kinda sane... it was only passing trucks that i hit the triple digits. ok and when my but hurt... i laid my chest on the tank and twisted that thing WIDE OPEN!!!
    Dont take much to get it up to 10k in top gear!
    but man... I REALY wanted to max it out!
     
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    Nice story. I feel the joy with my 87 as well. Great job on the restoration!
     
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    Fork seals are done.
    took the front apart.
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    took the fork all apart and cleaned it up real nice.
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    Had no issue's with taking everything apart.
    Getting the sleeves back in required a lot of thought. After a trip to homedepo
    with the washer that slips under the seal in my hand I found that this pvc
    joint was just thr right size.
    so I grabed two.
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    the lip inside was an issue for the dremal.
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    that top tree was an excellent slide hammer. It came with the key set I found
    on ebay.

    Used this to set the oil level.
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    And know the haters are gonna hate... but I dont mind draining out fluid on a regular basis.
    So some 10/40 was what I called for.
    I'm at 225 and need a little heavier damping. If I dont like it... will try something else.
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    all done.
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    Nice Job! The fork seals on my 91 lasted almost 20 years and like 70,000 miles. I got overly ambitious (read-bored) and swapped oot the 7 weight fork oil for 5 weight honda stuff. I immediately got a weepy fork leg and noticed too much dampening on my crazy hi-speed commute at the time (out in the middle of the everglades.) I really can't complain since I got my moneys worth out of them. I did an oem replacement and went with my standard 7 weight bel-ray fork oil. I wipe my fork legs down after every ride and spray some bel-ray 6 & 1 on the legs. My 93 had awful pitting and some surface rust. I spent alot of hours sanding that chit down I tell you! The objective is to do a cross hatch on the sanding, this way when the slider goes over the seal its not vertical, I usually budget a can of cantact cleaner for a a fork service. The stanchions are very dirty and need a liberal douche(ing.) Some of the worst stink I have ever experienced was from some triumph piece of chit and having the fork leg explode when I did the slide hammer thing. This stuff smelled like the inside of whales colon! That chit got all over my jeans and shirt. I think I drove my car home to change in my underware, not too much information, just saying :loco: I ended up throwing away those clothes because the stink could not be exorcised. Peace Cheers
     
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    You could also use ATF in the forks, may work better than the earl you got.

    Man that snow covered viffer is nuts. :thumbsup: I would make that into a cloth poster, very cool.
     
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    Im just happy to be done with it.
     
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    I won't spoil your high than telling you about how fun it is to do steerin ghead bearings :pound: I love breaking oot my air hammer though for those nice delicate jobs. Good thing is that they usually last around 30,000 miles or so. I did oem on the viffer btw, I installed all-balls on my kawasaki commuter and am happy with them, had to pound the chit oot of the race with my race punch. Chipping hammer and race punch = a priceless day of hammering on chit. Cheers
     
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    Mine was feeling very smooth while I was doing the seals.
     
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    today the radiator started to leak.
    J B weld was used. will put it all back on after it sets.
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    added a mount for a GPS. This is for a SPEEDO check.
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    I would take that off again and go take the radiator to a shoppe that specializes in those repairs. They weld up that chit and have proper tanks to pressure test them. You could get a donor off ebay too. Cheers, :thumbsup: using that bike like you do. Mine came home on a trailor and does 200 miles a week now, in one year I did 5000 miles on it. In comparison, I only did 2000 in five months on my Jeep. :peace:

    I got some Samco hoses in blue coming for my 93 just because I got them on my 91 so I figured WTF. Got a shock coming for "it" too.
     
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    If i was in a place that had a shop like that, it would have happened. but in Western New York... we have Amish Lumber!
    any hoot... its all buttoned up. mow the lawn. shower... then ride.
     
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    Far Out! I was born in New York, NY but am in another time zone/dimension now. Think of star trek, but I am not a treki :lol: Peace happy safe riding
     
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    Just an update... 37000 miles!
     
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    Its a baby! Maybe a pubescent teenager, its got alot left.
     
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    So i was moving some things around for the chick. And had some room in the garage for Lefty to sit in. Out came the tool's n the projector lights for a test fit.
    what do you think?
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