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I installed iridium ngk spark plugs, adjusted the valves, installed a randakk oil filter adapter, changed the oil after a marvel flush, and replaced the floorboards with factory foot pegs. I know, I just got my bike so I'm all motivated and stuff. She finally Idles at 950 rpm. I'll soon sync the carbs, rebuild the rear brake master cylinder, and do the timing belts (lets hope she still runs after that).
 

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Gasp!

The temps climbed above 60 and the roads are dry...

I cranked her up and at the speedy rate of 25 mph, I cruised the local rural roads just to sight see things I never can see at Warp Speed.


Here, you can see that my winter riding has been stifled a lot, and E10 ain't worth a crap for good fuel mileage.


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Hey Dennis, I just poured the balance beads inside the tire before mounting it. Worked well for me.
 

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Yes, it did for me. I used a couple of tire irons to put the tire on the rim. I put one side of the tire on the rim then poured the beads in the tire. Then I put the other side on the rim with the tire irons. When airing up of tire I raised the tire up so the stem was on top then put the air in the tire. Worked fine for me. I used the 2oz bag in the front tire and 3oz bag in rear.
I got my counteract beads from Cyclemax.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/counteract_tire_balancing_beads/308683
 

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Seat covers came today so spent a few hours installing them on the the seats. Not the first time I've done seat covers but they were still a bit stiff from shipping and cold temps.
 

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Well I have begun the task of Progressive springs in the rear shocks. Spent more time making a homemade shock compressor so far than anything. This is not for the faint of heart I might add! Hopefully I'll get it all back together tomorrow when I am interrupted. I'll post when I get it all back together.
 

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Last night I pulled my fuel pump out to calibrate the fuel level sender. I followed the advice I found on the forum and it was a surprisingly simple job- the hardest part was getting my hand into the gas tank hole.

I was surprised how MUCH I had to bend the float arm.
I was also pleasantly surprised at how clean my fuel tank is!!


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Added this it's a programmable remote. Programed in the gate and both garage doors with it learning from the remotes. Supports rolling code and static. Pretty cool and cheap.off ebay
I like that my old, ancient Suburban has 3 overhead buttons already.
20 seconds on the middle button to clear out all the old codes,

then 5 seconds next to a remote from any garage door or gate, and wallah! it is programmed and ready to go...

do you have a link for that nice little remote you got on eBay ?
 

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I like that my old, ancient Suburban has 3 overhead buttons already.
20 seconds on the middle button to clear out all the old codes,

then 5 seconds next to a remote from any garage door or gate, and wallah! it is programmed and ready to go...

do you have a link for that nice little remote you got on eBay ?
Yep got/had homelink on a bunch of vehicles and was looking for a cheap standin. You can get them on Amazon, little different configuration.

WHY EVO Universal Gate and Garage Door Remote in Blue

Here is what I bought.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Sky-HomeLink-Compatible-Universal-Learning-Duplicating-Remote-Control-JH-TX278-G/292136585126?_trksid=p2504926.m5232.l9681

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Out with the old in with the new, rear progressives in. No ride yet its was snowing goose feathers when I finished, they were so big you could here them hit the ground. Well maybe not.
 

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Actually spent more time making a press to compress the shocks in than doing shocks. Takes about 20 minutes each to replace the spring and put back together. I didnt remove my bags did have to remove passenger floor boards and front mounting bolts for the bag frame. I would say it can easily be done in 3 hours total. I mounted the bottom of the shocks first then jacked the back tire just a bit and the top slid on the top mounts pretty easy. Then started all the bolts and nuts after that just tightened everything down. Be sure and check your boots on the shocks, you may wont new ones to replace during the rebuild. Also good thing is to replace the shocks seals on the bottom and o-rings on the air lines. Honda Direct has all the parts on line.
 

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too cold to ride, so I played with a very old laptop, Itronix GoBook which was created for the Army's Abrams m1 tank.

it is as heavy as that tank too, but with Linux MX-17 on it, it is just as fast as my other laptops now.
 
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