Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by fortech, Oct 10, 2014.
XT350 is my sons... not for sale... lol
XT is my son's... not for sale... yet...lol
I think I bought the oil cap on Amazon...
Still farting around trying to get the motor back in my 640.
So I did a shakedown ride to Bonavista this week and noticed some vibes when the GSA was revving over 4000. Yesterday I did a valve adjustment and though I tweaked the clearances it was merely to ensure they were spot on for a throttle body synch. Out with the Harmonizer and it was showing a bias to the left cylinder. After adjusting that the test ride out the highway today showed a smoother bike at speed. The throttle body shafts are worn though as is evident by the ticking noise when running it in the shed. A winter maintenance issue that should have been dealt with.
When procrastination becomes a competitive sport I will be in medal contention.
I’de be on the podium standing next to you.............
Rode from Fredericton to Dartmouth last night after work (430 km or so). Bike seemed a bit off for handling the last couple hundred kilometers but I attributed it to me being tired. Got up this morning with the intention of doing a coastal ride down the NS south shore but the rear tire was completely flat - nail in tire. Spent the morning trying to find a shop that would fix it. No luck so I bought a sticky string kit. So far so good but I will give it a day before I go very far. See nail that I pulled out - on sticker of kit in the photo.
Was fortunate the nail didn't come out on the highway. I had aired it up to find the source and it rapidly deflated upon removal. Only 1200 km on Roadsmart III - less than 800 miles.
Installed Shock Sox.
Motorcycle tires have been called bologna skins, they are about as puncture resistant as that too. Hate nails.
Still holding pressure; I think it will be OK. Although my preference is to do a patch plug, I have ridden my share of plugged tires to the end of their natural life. Will keep a close eye on it during the ride home.
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