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Went to D&D Discount Motorcycles in Tempe and had the clutch and brake fluids changed. They also changed oil/filter last week and I had new tires installed. Ready to ride for the season..... Jim
D&D is my favorite vendor for mntc.
when I lived in Mesa, they understood that my '94SE was my primary mode of transportation, and I liked that they would give me an appt time....

I would pop in, and just gawk around at the wares they have, or leave it for the day, and pick it up near closing time.

the work was always impeccable.
 

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Changed to a seasonal oil...
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I crawled underneath rear of our 97GL1500 Lehman GTL trike, did some measuring, thinking, figuring, … about making & adding some sort of rear nurf bars or bumper to prevent my backing into a curb someday. Still looking at stuff, but found some extra pieces. I may make 2 nurf bars that extend out from underneath or maybe I make a wider one that extends towards each exhaust tip from hitch drawbar. I have several take off saddle bag protection loops (3 lefts but just one right?) and I found some floorboards for a 1200 that I removed in the '90s. If I do nurf bars, I'll just use outer 4" of the loops welded to extensions to bolt underneath the trike to the rear frame.
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Also added flashing LED's on the trunk brake lights, and ordered a stubby antenna to replace the factory whip. It hits the garage door going in and out.
Getting things ready early for a trip to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone this summer.
Sure glad I found a great deal on a nice trailer for these long trips.
Thanks again Flylow
 

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I have a 1993 GL 1500 that I ride. I decided to freshen it up a bit. I added the light Side marker lights, and the chrome trim strip and the little side wings by the motor. Mine were in bad shape plus the ends were broken so they didn't go together very well. I really didn't want the chrome part's but was to lazy to paint them. I can paint them later if they bother me. I also decided to change the seal on the shiffter and add the brace. I haven't got it all back together yet, I had to loosen the frame bolts and the motor mount bolt to get the shiffter shaft out. Anyway I started it on the center stand I it feels very good. I went thru the gears once and it's nice and tight. I'm going to change the oil today and then put it together for a little ride. It's cold and foggy here and I have to work under the car port. The ground is cold and my bones are old so once I get down on the ground for any time I can't get up, some of you can relate. My front tire is about worn out so I'll do it in the next couple month's before spring gets here over 18,000 on the Dunlop E4 on the front. I might make it to 20,000 around here if it would warm up a bit. I think the Shiffter Shaft Brace is a good deal and is very well made, I read all the reviews about it and thought it can't be that good, but to my surprise it is very well made and worth the effort. That's it for today, Thanks for all the great advice.
 

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Still working on '78 rescue project. These fence row bikes are a challenge! Yesterday, I finished cleaning and assembling rear caliper, both front calipers, and the rear master. Also cleaned the contacts on the fuel gauge pickup, drained the tank, sprayed it with fogging oil, and stored it in the shed. Pieces slowly getting ready. Striping and painting still to do, but I'm constrained by weather since most of that has to go outdoors. Might dig out the harness and start on it soon.
 

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I bought (more like invested) in this fancy scissors jack for my GL1000, it's been getting harder to get her onto her centerstand
(either she's gaining weight, or I'm losing muscle...) :cool:
Nice jack , - but expensive .
I am cheep so i bougth the China copy and had to "rebuild" it rigth out of the box , - i was regretting my purchase then but thinking about the price helped me , LOL .(ive paid about $25 ea ).
I use two of those to raise my Honda Rune which dosnt have an centerstand . Two jacks help stabilysing the bike length wise , i use both under the engine ( had to make an adapter plate to put under the engine first ).
 

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A PO had mounted a '79 tail light on my '78 project, but without the '79 turn signals - just the stalks. And, there's rust in places. So, I cut the "tangs" off and spun inserts on the lathe tapped 10x1.25 - same as a pair of signals that I had left over from previous work. Then used abrasive plastic wheel to remove rust, loose chrome, and rough-up remaining chrome. I taped off the chrome that remains good (most of the visible chrome is Ok) and put it in the pile awaiting weather for painting.
 

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Without an engine hoist or some overhead lift, thought the easiest way to get to the bottom for cleaning/prepping/painting is to just roll it over. On the Hunley, I didn't have the heads on it so it could be rolled on each side. Valve and belt covers will be polished when the painting is finished. The heads will be masked and not painted.
 
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