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Discussion Starter #61
I only installed my 45deg street fitting for
The additional 175HP !
You have to get the angle just right to achieve
This level of performance gain..
Keep on trying ....Lol
After further testing it appears that 175HP may be optimistic - lol
 

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Saturday September 5 2020
Mileage 1,299
Today a day off and good weather came together.
I really wanted to ride but I thought I better take advantage of the weather
and turn some wrenches...
I can now climb the highest mountain , explore the wildest wilderness.
I can go where few men have dared go before..
I FEAR NO BATTERY
I NOW HAVE A KICKSTARTER
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Special thanks to buellzebub and TW-Brian


I was able to get the oil cooler installed .
I'm not sure how much it will help but I don't see how it could hurt.
There may be better options out there but this one is special.
I'm running it as a tribute to a great guy...
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I pull a trailer so I decided to go ahead and replace the clutch springs
With some heavy duty ones ..Heck I had the clutch out anyway..
These springs are supposed to apply twenty percent more pressure.
Hopefully they will prolong the life of the stock clutch plates..

And the last modification for the day was adding a small tool bag to
The back of the rack.. I like it
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After getting my mess cleaned up..
I dumped in a quart of 20/50 full synthetic oil ,
Threw about forty five pounds into the trailer.
KICKED her over and made a test run.
All seems well..
No oil leaks.
Could not make the clutch slip under hard acceleration in any gear.
The clutch now has a better feel at the lever..
The oil cooler sure gets hot..
ALL in all I'm happy with today's modifications..
One step closer to being ready for the great beyond
Mike from N.C.
 

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It's really quite easy. Almost intuitive, once you are in there. I saw that TWBigBlake posted instructions. But print off that pdf in post #24 as well as it has good photos. Post up if you have any questions while you are doing it.
Thanks NorthernSpy
 

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Discussion Starter #64 (Edited)
Wednesday September 9 2020
Mileage 1,326
Rant warning
In my opinion the engineer who designed the seat attachment point
Should be hung over a low burning fire..!!!
Why couldn't they just have the bolts go in from the side of the bike... CHEAP BASTARDS !!!!!!!!!!
You can't even see if the holes are aligned. All you can do is cram the bolt into a mud caked hole
Hope it goes in and by some miracle doesn't cross thread.....!!!!!!!!
Worst seat attachment point I have ever seen...!!!!!!!
Frickin bean counters.....!!!!!!!!!
Remember the good old days when there goal was to build a good motorcycle...
Unlock the helmet lock lift the comfortable hinged seat.
Battery, fuse block,tool kit , storage space right there ....
Heavy vinyl pouch on the bottom of the seat for paperwork and what not,..
If you need to remove the seat completely just slide it off the hinge pins...
I REALLY MISS MY BELOVED DT400
Im really liking the T-dub but here and there parts of it really suck!!!!

Very frustrated right now. There's got to be a better way
Rant over
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oday I added the tinman's pannier mounts
I think they my be just a little tweaked , just like me.
At least the mounts can be adjusted unlike myself.
I think I will really like these when the panniers are all mounted
Up and the deal is done..
They are much more sturdy then the ones from cyclerack...
I looks like the rear turn signals may need to be relocated
To mount the panniers. What do you think?
One more step forward
Mike from N.C.
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Discussion Starter #65 (Edited)
Special thanks to RockyTFS for the deal on the
Set of tinmans racks
 

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..It looks like the rear turn signals may need to be relocated
To mount the panniers. What do you think?
Mike from N.C.
I didn't notice that because I had already switched to smaller LED signals when I got them. I would just use some donkey dick taped in place to pad them.
 

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Sunday Sept 13 2020
Milage 1,375
Until I can find the right tank bag
This cargo net will have to do...
It's working ok so far....
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Mike from NC
 

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Sunday September 20 2020....….( my birthday )
Mileage. 1,436
Today I slept in , didn't get up to almost noon.
I haven't been able to ride much.
The only gas station around here that sells non ethanol gas
has been out for almost a week..
Soon as they get some in I will tank up!!!!!
The only modification for today is that I added a couple of
1.75 gallon Rotopax fuel cans to the trailer.
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They are a little low for my liking , but I wanted to get them on there..
If I can find someone to Tig some aluminum brackets to the trailer.
I will raise them up four or five inches.
They make some low temp aluminum welding rod that works with
A regular propane torch .. I might give them a try.
Has anyone here used these types of rod ?
Mike from NC
I took the TW out for a ride. Didn't go far I'm on reserve
I threw in into some curves and turns pretty hard and they
Didn't scrape the road. I still want them higher for off road..
 
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Lots of progress. Looking good Mike!
 

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I covet your trailer. I suspect that I would not worry about raising those Rotopax mounts, but I know better.

I have tried those low temperature aluminum welding rods with limited success. I will never try them again

Please post more about that trailer. I am married and She controls the checkbook.

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I covet your trailer. I suspect that I would not worry about raising those Rotopax mounts, but I know better.

I have tried those low temperature aluminum welding rods with limited success. I will never try them again

Please post more about that trailer. I am married and She controls the checkbook.

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Thanks for giving me the heads up on the rods. That's a lot of weight bouncing down the trail.
It will most likely require a good weld.. the rest of the welds on the trailer are fantastic..
If the better half controls the check book.
You better go pick up a couple of nice bottles of wine , some flowers and a good book on how to sweet talk the honey..
She will be writing a check for about three times what it's worth.. There will be a comma involved.. LOL
And that doesn't even include the box..
All kidding aside . If there is anything you want to know about the trailer
Just drop me a PM...
Mike from NC
 

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Discussion Starter #73
Make sure your speedometer cable is lubricated and properly seated. It is up near the front tire.....


Tom
Thanks Tom
I gave the speedometer drive head a shot of spray grease today.
It worked like a charm. The speedometer needle is rock steady now.
That bouncing needle sure was aggravating..
 

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Monday September 21 2020
I forgot to mention sat morning a guy at work made me up a
( Duplicate ) temp tag on the computer and laminated it..
With a little splash of mud now I have something on the back of the bike.
 
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