Today... installed -1 front sprocket and a speedoDRD.
You're right, I had been thinking it was time for a new helmet and the one I found is a great match for the bike's colours. I'll post a pic of them together tomorrow. The gloves were favourites though and the time spent travelling to the pound and waiting while they sloooooooooooooowly processed the paperwork was a pain in the backside.Keith, Sorry for your troubles. I guess there are "Good Samaritans" everywhere. Try to look on the bright side.. Did that stolen helmet really fit as well as you wanted?? It's the time of the year for "New and Improved Models" and "Holiday Sales" on lighter, safer, more colourful helmets. I don't mean to sound flippant, but sometimes you just have to kick at the neighbor's dog, spit on the kitchen floor, and go about the day.
I have one of these from cyclegear and it helps make sure the alignment is on. Motion Pro Chain Alignment Tool - RevZillaView attachment 67598
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It's alive! I wasn't living at home for over a year and the bike sat wrapped in plastic since the end of 2018.New battery, chain, "new" tires, oil, brake fluid and fuel. I'm a bit more of a car guy and still a bike noob but the rubber and plastic hoses, fittings and seals still look in decent shape and no obvious rust.
Started up with no issue and went around the block without dying once! It's my first time swapping a new chain on a bike and the tension is great but something still looks a little wonky. I tried the 'two string' method and measured everyone the best I could, but still it looks a little off.
Im having similiar issues bud.Just did an oil, filter, and crush washer change. 677 mi on the ODO. May need to work on the chain tomorrow as I took it for a spin around the block after oil change I heard a noise coming from the chain. Didn't continue looking into it as it got pretty hot in the garage. Wish me luck it's something simple.
So I didn't have to wire it completely from scratch. Basically, a PO hotwired the bike and in doing so, shorted out the 12vdc constant and burnt it out from the primary fuse/relay all the way up to the ignition switch harness. Because of the damage, I had to remove the entire wrap from the main harness all the way back to the battery. Because I had to do that and because this will never be a street bike again, I opted to make some modifications at the same time, those being that I have completely removed wiring/relays/fuses related to the lighting system, horn, and fan and, at the same time, I removed the ignition cylinder completely and rewired so that the kill switch now turns the bike on and off. Factory fuse box is in there, but I have de-pinned everything except the ignition and backup circuits, and then added my own 18 gauge drop that runs up to a dorman 91441 2 wire quick connect that will supply switched 12vdc to the Solo 2 and race transponder.Just out of curiosity, do you still utilize the fuse box? And what gauge wire do you use? I'm interested in creating my own harness for the R3 as well.