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Old 02-09-2018, 07:36 AM   #9441
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New rubber installed! Pilot Road 5s with beads and nitrogen

Wow, those are some big ass groves! Give us a road report on what you think.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:54 AM   #9442
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I'd be interested in hearing how the balance beads work out.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:30 AM   #9443
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I'd be interested in hearing how the balance beads work out.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:31 AM   #9444
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Last night, I installed a new set of throttle cables. Again. Ruined the original set playing with throttle tubes. Ruined the second set with a pair of pliers because I thought the grooves in the insulation was from pinching it somehow. So I "tried" to free it. Didn't work. Put the third set in last night. Throttle sticks slightly when you let go of throttle. I think it's due to me routing them through the wrong side of the bracket under the gas tank. Going to go back in and fix it tonight. See if that fixes it.

Routing didn't fix. Started a thread.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:38 AM   #9445
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Wow, those are some big ass groves! Give us a road report on what you think.
Will do, I was most impressed with the lack of those grooves near the edge. Should give excellent feedback near the edge.

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I'd be interested in hearing how the balance beads work out.
I’m a cheapskate, I’ll own up to that. If I had to pay for the beads I wouldn’t have got them. They’re much too expensive for their benefit. So far my take on them is, most everyone who has tried them loves them. It’s those that haven’t tried them that are knocking them.

We’ll see I guess.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:44 AM   #9446
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i hated them when i tried them and they are a HUGE PITA when you remove your tire. I tried them once because i was too cheap to buy a tire balancer.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:00 PM   #9447
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A friend of mine swears by beads for all his bikes (6). I on the other hand have my tires replaced by a shop and they do the balancing as part of the service.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:52 PM   #9448
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... I change my own tires and haven't bothered to balance one in years..
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:01 PM   #9449
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Will do, I was most impressed with the lack of those grooves near the edge. Should give excellent feedback near the edge.

We’ll see I guess.
This. I noticed that as well once it arrived. I may get this one mounted over the weekend and take it for a spin in the rain.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:50 PM   #9450
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Finished swapping bodywork and goodies onto the Darryl...........

That is the '09 bodywork and fairings I bought here. Cleaned as I went but not yet spotless. Swapped out all hardware I was involved with using titanium or aluminum all from Pro Bolt. Pretty happy with their hardware. The titanium adds up quick $ but is top-notch. Fit and finish is great. Especially like the brake rotor bolts. The front stock bolts are garbage. I have broken several (stripped head or snapped off). We had this discussion ways back, I watched torque values and used just a dot of loc tite. Still had issues.........
'09 Retro coming along nicely. Same thing, remove, clean, replace. Shit photo I know, raining hard, so no outdoor glam shots yet. Even crooked she looks good no?
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:49 PM   #9451
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Nice work Wileeeee. But, the cushy chair in the garage stole the show for me.

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Old 02-11-2018, 04:58 PM   #9452
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Moar pics of that retro with red wheels please!!
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:25 PM   #9453
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Winter blues. Ordered bar backs to try with stock bars, about 1 inch up and back.No idea if i'll like or hate.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:22 AM   #9454
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Rode 150 miles in misty, rainy, foggy, conditions. The new tires peformed flawlessly. Fantastic day!
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:13 AM   #9455
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Nice work Wileeeee. But, the cushy chair in the garage stole the show for me.

Gotta have a comfy place to stare at them bikes ya know........................

Short story on the chair, Last place I worked they wouldn't buy me an office chair. The one I had was broken and dangerous to sit in. I went to Lowes and found that one bought it with my own money. When I left I took chair with me. Plant Manager called the sheriff on me stating I was stealing company property. I saw this sitch coming and had receipt ready. When sheriff got there and I showed him receipt, he asked why would I buy my own office chair. Then he asked Plant Manager same question, "Why would he have to buy his own chair?" He got silence from PM. Sheriff escorted me all the way home with lights and sirens like I was a dignitary of some sort.

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Moar pics of that retro with red wheels please!!

Soon Mikey, soon. Still a lot to do.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:51 AM   #9456
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I took carbs back off because O ring style bowl gaskets were all gunked up but I thought they might seal, looks like someone used sealer crap. ordered KL rebuild kit with new seal, needle, seat, oring for seat, and some other o rings that look like they are for other lower end jet stuff.

took the wheels and forks off for race tech springs, first fork, forgo about retaining clip, tried to muscle it out, dumb as dumb gets, made PVC tool, reset the seal, then pulled the clip, separated tubes, in process screwed up the washer for top of bushing, ordered two new ones, bike now sits all torn apart til March 3 when I can get back to it to finish the fork rebuild, and properly check float bowl height and put bowls back together, oy vey!
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:14 PM   #9457
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.... When sheriff got there and I showed him receipt... "
Asking the plant manager the same question... Priceless!
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:14 PM   #9458
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Tonight after dinner:

Took apart front cluster from Darryl bike and rebuilt using the retro upper. Installed the lot onto the '09. Starting to look like a bike again.
Katie Purry hung out with me for awhile, got bored and started batting bolts around the grudge.............aaaaahhhhhh! Good thing I bought new hardware from Pro Bolt. Pics for MikeFZ1 to follow................
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:36 PM   #9459
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Went to a pals garage this afternoon, and did some carb work. Removed the carbs, installed uncut slider springs in each carb, installed 127.5 main jets, and then synced said carbs. Next up, will be the 4 degree advancer, that i obtained from Ron, here on the form. He has raised the compression in his gen.1 FZ1, so no longer needed the advancer.

Interesting thing today. I rode my 2002 FZ1, over to the garage, where i keep the 2001 FZ1. So, a back to back ride, on both bikes. My 2002 FZ1 carburates perfectly, and runs very well, as it has done for many years. That being said, this 2001 FZ1 is slightly stronger, in all gears! I can feel it. Both bikes are now geared, exactly alike also.

Looking forward to putting in the advancer, to see what that does. I was going to open up the air box lid, and a few other things, but i don't think this bike is going to need it. Its runs very strong, just the way it is! Still a bit more power, cannot hurt! lol!

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P.S. P.J. left me a message this afternoon, to inform me, my new MIVV oval sip-on, is at his business store, in Tenn. Oh goody!!!! lol!
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:44 AM   #9460
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As promised for MichaelFZ1...............under the lights with a shit camera does no justice. A complete cleaning when all together and settin in the sunlight might but, she sure is purrrty if I dont say myself.
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