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    Time to Service Ruth

    I brought My 2006 "Ruth" into my little shop for her yearly service. . I've listed all the items I can think of...am I missing anything?

    Fork Service inspect and service. DONE
    Inspect front breaks and sand. DONE
    Replace break fluid. DONE
    Inspect rear breaks and sand off glaze. DONE
    Inspect wheel bearings F&R. DONE
    Lub Swingarm. DONE
    Change oil clean filter. DONE
    Replace plug. DONE
    Clean and Lub chain. DONE
    Adjust valves. DONE
    Grease Speedometer gears DONE
    Clean and treat air filter DONE
    Torque head bolts DONE
    Lub all cables. DONE
    Check Tire pressure DONE
    Check lights treat with Di-Electric grease. DONE
    Di-Electric grease on all connections DONE
    Clean and Lube helmet lock. DONE
    Paint Exhaust DONE
    Touch up Paint. DONE
    Deep water Mod. DONE
    Check Battery. DONE

    I need to replace my Base Gasket at some point in the future.

    I bought an HID headlight last August and the High/Low beams are reversed. I swapped the High/Low wires on the connector and now my high beam indicator light stays on all the time. The indicator light is dimmer on the low beam setting. I don't recommend HID headlights but of course LEDs are becoming more popular.

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    Depending on type service battery.
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    I know you'll do it when you check the chain, but mention the sprockets, as well.
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    After all that's done you should start thinking about a good weekend or 2 to haul your camper (with Ruth) up to Central NY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    After all that's done you should start thinking about a good weekend or 2 to haul your camper (with Ruth) up to Central NY.
    It's your turn to visit me. Like the Green Ridge ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty Blackstone View Post
    I know you'll do it when you check the chain, but mention the sprockets, as well.
    Good point...I didn't mention them because I replaced both sprocket along with an O-Ring chain last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    It's your turn to visit me. Like the Green Ridge ride
    Long loop is 100+ miles....I usually do that before breakfast.
    Last edited by scotti158; 03-28-2017 at 06:01 PM.
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    I chipped away on my list tonight. I also pulled my spark plug...does this look lean?

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    I hope this grill paint works well

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    I'm getting "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator" when I click on the attachments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    I chipped away on my list tonight. I also pulled my spark plug...does this look lean?

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    I hope this grill paint works well

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    Far from an expert but I would say it looks too lean.



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