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Hey guys,

Just a QUICK Post. My 09 V-Star 950 got a stripped oil pan after the dealer over tightened the oil pan bolt on the 1st oil change at 650 miles from the previous owner I got the bike from at 730 miles.

When I did the 2nd oil change at 3,200, the damage was already done.

Some basic Info:

The mechanic said he didn't think my bike was repaired with a heli coil? He thought the curly metal that came out might have been the threads that were stripped out? I tossed it, so no way to KNOW for sure.

Oil Pan Repair:

Anyway, HE used a Heli-Coil to repair the stripped oil pan:confused:. I told him to use a time sert, but he said he'd use whatever he had back there, and never had one come back and he's been at the same location 7 years.

I think he said he used GREEN Loc Tite and let it sit 24 hours after drilling the pan out. I wished he used a time sert, BUT, I have a record of it and I told him if there is an issue again with his FIX, it is on HIM and THE DEALER to fix it. As long as it is a permanent fix, it's OK.

Also gave him 5 quarts of Mobil 1 synthetic oil for V-Twins. He threw out my other oil, didn't want to take any chances even though it had 30 miles on it. So he changed the oil and I already had the New filter on there. he gave me back 1/2 a bottle of oil.






Wolo Bad Boy Air Horn


I gave him the Universal Mounting kit with the relay and everything all ready to go, BUT, he didn't need to use it. I also asked if he used a relay and he said he did NOT:mad::confused::rolleyes:

I am not sure if he meant the one in the EXTRA kit I bought, or any relay at all. I assume none at all. I need to look in the box I gave him to see if it is in there. The Wolo stock Bad Boy DOES come with a relay, right?

he did a good job and painted the strap metal I gave him black and it is basically in the stock location and looks clean.


I said, you are supposed to use a relay. He said I am already running less voltage because of all the LED lights I have and that for a SINGLE horn, it was NOT necessary, and everything would be fine. I told him if the horn breaks or messes up any electronics, he is fixing it. :D

Does NOT using a relay make the HORN quieter? Or, is it simply to protect the electronics? Is the WORST that can happen is it FRY my HORN SWITCH???? Or can it mess up other stuff to?


Custom Dynamics Triple Play Brake Kit:


This was the 2nd most important thing to do because I could NOT find these damn wires. Works great and added the voltage regulator too to slow the signal down. He made a tray in the battery compartment for the Triple Play Controller so I could use any of the 10 patterns it has. I haven't looked at his work yet as I had to drive the bike home, leave my car there, have my wife drive me back up there to drop me back off to pick up my car.


Clevver Clutch replacement:


Works well and in the 14 miles I drove home, it definitely is in the sweet spot and friction zone way more! I like it.

So, that is it. It ended up costing $476 with shop supplies, etc. I should have done the Horn and Clevver myself, but it's done!


Mods on the NEAR NEAR Horizon::D:D:D

UPS just dropped off a NEW set of tires. Michelin Commander II's. Wanted to ride the bike a bit, so I am getting a local place to install both for $85!

Dealer wanted like $140 (Like $79 for rear and $59 front). Can't wait for new Shoes on my Baby! I'm broke now and glad this is over with! Bike runs nice with the new oil. Probably in my head, but who cares.

The Bandit.............................

"Making Dreams Happen and Stealing Hearts all around the World!"


I just made that up right there. I am married for 15 years, but it sounded good, so I just went with it.
 

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Does NOT using a relay make the HORN quieter? Or, is it simply to protect the electronics? Is the WORST that can happen is it FRY my HORN SWITCH???? Or can it mess up other stuff to?
The reason for using a relay is to prevent the increased power draw of the horn from burning out the switch. It has nothing to do with frying electronics nor anything to do with the overall load on the system.
 

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The reason for using a relay is to prevent the increased power draw of the horn from burning out the switch. It has nothing to do with frying electronics nor anything to do with the overall load on the system.
Thank you KRB, makes me feel MUCH better. I specifically said something to the mechanic, so if it does FRY, he can replace it.

He's really good and knows his stuff. If I did it, I would have 100% put a relay in. But, since he did it and it is a Yamaha Dealer, that gives me more piece of mind if something does go South.


Ride update 8:50PM

Took the bike out around my neighborhood. It is a large neighborhood with a long boulevard. Also went back on some country roads. MAN, the Triple Play is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like it gave me so much more confidence that people can see me when I am in the process of stopping, AND, while I am sitting at a light stopped.

It keeps flashing the pattern you chose (10 of them) to chose from every 3-5 seconds. So it really light things up, PLUS makes your rear turn signals running lights as well so there are 3 rear RED lights on your bike while you ride.

The horn is LOUD, well, way louder than stock, and the Clevver has a MUCH better friction zone. I like it, but it isn't a must have mod, but it does work and it was cheap!

Opened up my tires (Michelin Commander II's). They look great and the REAR is a slightly larger size than stock. Can't wait to ride with a new tire. I never have done it before. Now I DID buy my bike with 730 miles on it, so that is new, but the tires were still 4 years old when I got it. Just had low miles.

From all my research the Michelin Commander II's will be way better than stock anyway! The REAR looks nice and Beefy!
 

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Hey guys, back from a birthday party at 10am, a Noon Soccer game that got rained out for my 4 year old daughter after 1 Quarter.

Then lunch with my family, my sister and her girls, and my folks. So I just got home, BUT it is raining and cold out in Texas. I will take a few shots and let you guys see, but there ain't much to see.

I'll show how he wired under the seat and the horn. I have a VIDEO of the Triple play and my Horn in Action on my iphone, but not sure how to post it?
 

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I pooped my pants.
 
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