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post #5451 of 5477 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 03:03 PM
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I flushed all of the brake fluids, lubed the lever bushing, installed the EC LED high-beams, refilled the hydraulic rear spring actuator (it was engaging at 10, now it engages at 0), and took it for a test ride.

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post #5452 of 5477 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 06:04 PM
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Shimed the needles .. did some tests
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post #5453 of 5477 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 06:59 PM
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Checked the Hunley's (my GL1000) points gap and static time - barely opening and about 5 degrees advanced. Fixed both and took her for a ride - wow, what a difference! Don't know how it got there as I don't remember having any of that apart.

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post #5454 of 5477 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 07:16 AM
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Installed a set of Kuryakyn highway pegs for my wife and it put a big smile on her face. We need to play with the height a little more to get them where they make her the most comfortable. The only thing I would change about them is to make them spring loaded so they retract when she's not using them. They put a big smile on her face and we rode about 150 miles this weekend and the pegs let her move around more and she didn't feel so cramped in.

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post #5455 of 5477 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:26 PM
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I started it after sitting for two years.

Now I have a new challenge - I have no clutch pressure and I have no idea how to remedy it.
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post #5456 of 5477 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by gwingdad View Post
I started it after sitting for two years.

Now I have a new challenge - I have no clutch pressure and I have no idea how to remedy it.
Bleed the clutch and see if it helps. Do you have fluid.
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post #5457 of 5477 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 03:48 PM
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I finally had a run on my 1980 GL1100 after a 6month restoration! 38 miles and all well! From the first 2 photos I purchase it as to the last two tonight.
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post #5458 of 5477 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 07:39 AM
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Replaced old front tire from Michelin pilot active 130/70R18 to a new Avon AV71. Also had to replace the reverse relay. When I went to go into reverse the R light was flashing. We took the trike out and it started raining.
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post #5459 of 5477 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 10:44 PM
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Well, I cleaned the trike, waxed it, and erased the expired inspection sticker as new ones are smaller. Last ride was Summer 2017 and I guess it was wet, she had some water spots but all gone now. I have run her some since 2017, just no rides outside of yard. Checked battery & tires, lights, etc all good but will change brake fluid & bleed tomorrow.

Sure looks good if I have to say so my own self. Get a dry day, make appointment & go get her inspected this week I hope.
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post #5460 of 5477 (permalink) Old 06-09-2019, 06:48 AM
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Went for a day trip to Oklahoma from Fort Worth,met my Daughter for lunch,back to Texas via Paris,500 miles,gas mileage 42, mostly 4 lane highways, 68 mph,great day

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