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Old 04-19-2018, 09:28 PM   #9641
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You cut from the wrong end! how is anyone supposed to know it's a Yoshi! Get those plates riveted back on, they are worth a good 5 HP!
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:01 PM   #9642
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So it turns out that when I did my rear wheel swap, when I put my MIVV exhaust back on, I forgot to tighten the bolt for the exhaust hanger. Needless to say, I no longer have an exhaust hanger or mounting hardware for it.

But at least the exhaust didn't fall off.

But never fear, PJ is coming through for me! Hope to have a price quote later today.

PJ, if you read this, you da man!
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:39 PM   #9643
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A few inches? You needs a new rula!!!
hahahahahaha. He's already gotten enough grief on the facebook group!
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:45 AM   #9644
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Raised the tank and cleaned/oiled the filter. Put in the battery and fired her up. Set the throttle positions with the PCIII. Topped up the tires and.....Ready to ride, just have to carefully walk the bike over the ice bank outside my garage!
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:37 AM   #9645
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Let the winter air out of the tires and put fresh spring air in.
Shocking how many riders are not aware of this...you go faster.
After reading and re-reading the owners manual...I unplugged battery tender.
Very complicated!
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:58 PM   #9646
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Checked valve clearances, installed new carb boots, eliminated carb heater hoses, changed coolant and synchronized carbs.
Lots of fun. At least all the valves were within spec, so I didn't have to remove the cams.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:59 AM   #9647
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Checked valves (4 on tight side), checked stator (perfect), inspected and greased head bearings, new chain and sprockets (not bad, 33k out of them), pulled swingarm and linkage, greased and reassembled. Cleaned air filter, changed the oil. Done!!
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:02 AM   #9648
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wow some one else actually greases those parts too!
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:01 PM   #9649
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new chain and sprockets (not bad, 33k out of them)
I thought I was going crazy because my chain seems fine after 24k miles. Whoever I talk to changes them much more frequently than 24k. It's good to know they can last longer.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:31 PM   #9650
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I thought I was going crazy because my chain seems fine after 24k miles. Whoever I talk to changes them much more frequently than 24k. It's good to know they can last longer.
Way.
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:25 AM   #9651
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I thought I was going crazy because my chain seems fine after 24k miles. Whoever I talk to changes them much more frequently than 24k. It's good to know they can last longer.
And I agree, I usually change them more often, but in this case I really took good care of it. Just the right thing to do since I was taking the swingarm off.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:27 AM   #9652
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I thought I was going crazy because my chain seems fine after 24k miles. Whoever I talk to changes them much more frequently than 24k. It's good to know they can last longer.
26K miles and the chain in in great shape. I suppose it's because a rarely do wheelies except by accident . Always keep it clean and surface lube it to prevent rust. Also I check the slack often like about every oil change.

I figure I'll run out of adjustment room in another 15K then It's a chain and sprocket change.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:18 AM   #9653
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well, the chain is staying then. The rear sprocket makes kind of a grinding sound when I move the rear wheel as if there's sand or dirt stuck somewhere. I have been slacking cleaning the back of the chain, might be why. I clean/lube it almost every week. Haven't had to adjust slack in forever. Only set it when I'm changing the rear tire. Good to go.

Thanks guys. I'm going to go ride!
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:22 AM   #9654
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I've talked to several LD riders who will change the front sprocket every 15k, but get upwards of 60k from the chain and rear sprocket. I changed mine at 37k, with only very slight hooking on the front sprocket, rear was fine, and the chain measurement using the 10-link spec was nowhere close to being "worn". Just like 3k oil changes, I'm guessing a the report back from an driveline analysis expert might have read, "Swap in new front sprocket, keep it clean and rustfree, then ride another 10k on the setup."

As I'm at 63k now, I have almost 26k on that "new" setup. Will closely inspect this weekend, but will have an OEM front to swap out if everything looks well in spec.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:37 AM   #9655
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I haven't checked my front sprocket since installation. Might be time for that this weekend.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:21 AM   #9656
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yeah front one will start to wear the and angle the teeth long before the rear one wears out.
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:17 PM   #9657
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I thought I was going crazy because my chain seems fine after 24k miles. Whoever I talk to changes them much more frequently than 24k. It's good to know they can last longer.
It's not uncommon for the OEM chain to go for 30k miles, and plenty have reported more. The aftermarket typically see replacement around here at 20-25k.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:48 PM   #9658
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It's not uncommon for the OEM chain to go for 30k miles, and plenty have reported more. The aftermarket typically see replacement around here at 20-25k.
This.........

Most OEM chains are very stout, almost overbuilt. Even with switching to a high end 520 chain, I get typically 20k or better.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:50 PM   #9659
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As i am about to do the "Mini Gather" to Morro Bay, Ca., with the FZ1OA gang, thought i would change the oil in the new 2001 FZ1, i have.

Pat, the previous owner of the bike said he always used Mobil 1, so that is what i threw into the device. 15/50 grade. So, instead of doing 2K mileage oil changes with dino oil, i will extend the mileage to 3K miles, between oil changes.

I obtained a 5 quart jug of the oil from Wal-Mart. Even with Ca. sales tax included, works out to 5 bucks a quart, o.t.d. Not bad for a great syn. oil. Gawd, i might even start throwing this same stuff into my 119,683 mile 2002 FZ1! Don't know, might be too much improved oil, for the ol' wreck to handle! lol!

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P.S. Yes, of course checked the chain, tires, etc for the upcoming thousand mile ride.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:52 PM   #9660
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Huge fan of Mobil 1 here Dean. I have used all of their products in all my gear for many years.

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