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« Reply #135 on: July 30, 2018, 08:42:30 PM »

Once it cools off, I promise. 100 degrees can almost melts your tires, and you.  grin
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« Reply #136 on: August 15, 2018, 03:40:34 PM »

The ratty old pipe on my bike was really bothering me (and hurting kxpegger's feelings  grin), but the dents were not the worst issue I had.  The pipe was a 2004, and the second mount was on the top under the tank.  This was going to require me to weld another mount on the frame, which meant more exposure to heat for the frame.  Thankfully the 2003 had a different mounting method, which involved a mount near the silencer junction.  The 2017 subframe has a mounting hole very close to that area, so I will be able to use it to make my second mount without any welding.  Hopefully I will get the new pipe on, carb hoses on, and the last of the little stuff fixed this weekend.  It's still pretty hot here, but hopefully I can get some video over Labor Day weekend.


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« Reply #137 on: August 16, 2018, 08:43:48 AM »

Ha! Ha! Feeling better now about your pipe!  grin  Good catch on the different model year mounting location so you don't have to weld! Talking about the heat ... I live in North Las Vegas! My daughter moved to Phoenix after her husband retired from the "Chair Force"! That's what us career sailors called the Air Force. Phoenix usually beats us temp wise a few more degrees but they seem to get a lot more rain during the monsoon season.
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« Reply #138 on: August 18, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »

I took my son off to college this week.  He was accepted to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, and their move in day was Thursday (that first picture is the view from his room).  His twin sister went off to Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this morning.  I'm very proud of them, but danngggg this house is too quiet.  I'm trying to keep myself busy, so I don't focus on how fast those eighteen years went by.  I know this is for the best, but it's still hard to think I won't see them every day. 

Anyway, I got the new pipe installed today and man I wish I would have figured this out a lot sooner.  No hammer adjustments necessary, and it really fits solid and clears the radiators so well.  I'm really pleased with the results.  I attached a picture of the pipe side. 


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« Reply #139 on: August 18, 2018, 07:12:24 PM »

Here is a picture of the back mount.  I used a radiator rubber mount to attach it to the frame.  The mount itself has a rivnut to make getting it installed easier.  It's still flexible, but very solid.

In addition to the pipe, I put the new carb hoses on and added some billet carb adjusters from Tusk.  With that, I am done and ready to ride.  Now I just have to talk myself in to getting this dude dirty.   grin


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« Reply #140 on: August 18, 2018, 07:14:54 PM »

Oh yeah, my son's school is four blocks from the Coors beer factory in a state with legal marijuana.  Not sure what I was thinking there.   grin
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« Reply #141 on: August 18, 2018, 07:17:07 PM »

Ha! Ha! Feeling better now about your pipe!  grin  Good catch on the different model year mounting location so you don't have to weld! Talking about the heat ... I live in North Las Vegas! My daughter moved to Phoenix after her husband retired from the "Chair Force"! That's what us career sailors called the Air Force. Phoenix usually beats us temp wise a few more degrees but they seem to get a lot more rain during the monsoon season.
The non-summer months are pretty nice though.  We have a ton of customers who winter in the Phoenix area.  Of course you know the heat is bad if they return here to escape it.   grin
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« Reply #142 on: August 19, 2018, 07:21:04 AM »

Your bike turned out great!  cool

Your kids off to college... I have a bunch of grand kids now! I don't feel or act my age and still require adult supervision which is usually my wife! The only time it's real is when I look in the mirror! Lol! I use to be 220 lbs of twisted steel and sex appeal ... just twisted these days!

Going to need a ride report soon!
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« Reply #143 on: August 19, 2018, 07:33:49 AM »

Thank you sir. I think I may get some pictures taken of it, then get it dirty. That way I can remember what it looked like all new.   grin

My wife is a saint. I know she would say she’s still got one kid at home. My toys are just a lot bigger.  grin
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