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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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« Reply #144 on: September 14, 2018, 03:59:43 PM »

I finally was able to arrange to get some photos taken of the bike.  I'm not much of a photographer, so it was fascinating to watch a professional do the lighting and setup.  The photos he took looked so much better than anything I could take, and that was on the small camera screen before he even had a chance to clean them up in Photoshop.  He is going to even out all the light and shadows and really make sure everything stands out from the background.  As soon as I get them back, I'll post a couple, but for now here are a few I took of the process.



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« Reply #145 on: September 14, 2018, 04:00:47 PM »

And now I don't have any more excuses.  It's time to get it dirty.   grin
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« Reply #146 on: September 14, 2018, 04:45:12 PM »

I technically hired some professionals when I was a sailor in the Navy but none of them were photographers. Lol!  grin
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« Reply #147 on: September 15, 2018, 08:59:45 AM »

I technically hired some professionals when I was a sailor in the Navy but none of them were photographers. Lol!  grin
In faraway lands I'm sure.   grin  Where all did you get to go, and what kind of ship were you on?
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« Reply #148 on: September 15, 2018, 06:10:21 PM »

I technically hired some professionals when I was a sailor in the Navy but none of them were photographers. Lol!  grin
In faraway lands I'm sure.   grin  Where all did you get to go, and what kind of ship were you on?

Joined the Navy the first time in October 1974 until October 1979 and was assigned to VS-21 and VS-41 as an Aviation Machinist's Mate. When I first joined there were two rating designations. An ADR which meant you were trained to work on radial/reciprocating piston engines and were not allowed to work on jet engines. The ADJ was trained to work on jet engines and were not allowed to work on radial/reciprocating. I think it was 1978 that they dropped the two separate rating designations by dropping the "R" and the "J" and it just became AD because just about everything in the Navy's inventory had become turbine powered. The left over ADR's were given the opportunity to retrain as jet engine mechanics if they had enough time left on their enlistments, change their rating all together or get reassigned until their enlistment ended. VS-21 and VS-41 flew the Lockheed S-3A and S3-B Viking air antisubmarine aircraft that used twin General Electric TF-34 turbofan engines.

VS-21 was a west coast squadron based out of San Diego but we were assigned to the USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 which was an east coast carrier based out of Norfolk. The S-3A was just being introduced to the fleet and we made the mistake of being commissioned and operational long before any of the east coast squadrons were ready. The Admirals wanted to showboat the new Grumman F-14 Tomcats and our Lockheed S-3A aircraft on the same ship. Ended up doing a Mediterranean cruise on the Kennedy. Visited multiple ports of different countries so Ill just list the countries.

Spain, Palma, Italy, Sicily, Greece and Turkey. Could have went on a tour to France while in Spain but decided to stay in a bar and get drunk instead.

The next ship VS-21 was assigned to was the USS Constellation CV-64. Did a Western Pacific cruise on her and went to the following countries and also included a couple of stops in Hawaii.

Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong

After my sea duty was up with VS-21 I got transferred to VS-41 (training squadron) for one year of shore duty. Right! "shore duty"! When I got to VS-41 I was the only jet engine mechanic that was both "high power" turn-up qualified and had the flight deck experience needed to train newbies. Spent a lot of time on board the USS Nimitz CVN-68 preventing the newbies from killing themselves while working the flight deck! Spent some time in Jacksonville, Florida because of this.

I got out of the Navy in October 1979 as an AD2 (jet engine mechanic) which is a Aviation Machinist's Mate, 2nd Class Petty Officer which is the same as an E-5 in the other military branches.

From October 1979 to November 1981 I worked mostly oil field construction when I decided to go back into the Navy. I will explain why I made that decision as I was making very good money in the oil field as a roughneck and a roustabout.

I spent a total of 21 years and some change in the Navy but I've only walked you thru the first 5 years. The next 16 years will be part two.


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« Reply #149 on: October 16, 2018, 06:06:51 PM »

I finally got the pictures back from the photographer.  I think they really turned out nice.


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