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That's really looking good!!!
 
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Started getting ready for having new tires mounted... Decided to block in the lettering on them - I think they are going to look sweet when they finally make it on to my bobber.
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Started getting ready for having new tires mounted... Decided to block in the lettering on them - I think they are going to look sweet when they finally make it on to my bobber.
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I put those same tires on my 650. The white lettering looks good.
 

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Test fitted the new fairing to the bike. Need to work on the brackets a bit so it mounts correctly and clears all the hoses and stuff on the front.

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That's gonna look great when painted @matthewd92 !
 

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I mounted a windshield bag and a power outlet to charge my phone (and camera when I get one).
There is 2 usb ports under the square cover and one for cigarette lighter. The clear plastic is smart phone approved, I can work the touch screen while it's in the cover.
 

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Rolled it outside to get a picture of it next to my son's car since they are virtually the same color.


Looks like a nice day in Norway @faffi !
 

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Yup, better than the rain we've been having. Strong winds from North and 9C made it look better in pictures than it actually was, though.
 

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Went for a blast around the local back roads. I feel much better now. :)
 
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I found out how to really kill a battery. Take a 4 year old battery in a Stratoliner and leave the ignition on all night, it works really well on killing the battery......so neighbor took me to Batteries + Bulbs for a new battery. I bought the best battery they have and it was $103 including tax. They have a super battery made so that a Harley can't shake it apart. So in my Yamaha it will do great
 

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In the olden days, early days of electronic ignition, the warning was to not leave the ignition turned on while sitting. Like listening to the radio for example. That's what the accessory position is for.

Anyone know if that kind of thing is still a thing? I know that I never do it, but not sure if it matters for real.

In other news, I installed a luggage rack today. Real piece of crapola too. Spent all morning reworking it to make it fit.
 
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I found out how to really kill a battery. Take a 4 year old battery in a Stratoliner and leave the ignition on all night, it works really well on killing the battery......so neighbor took me to Batteries + Bulbs for a new battery. I bought the best battery they have and it was $103 including tax. They have a super battery made so that a Harley can't shake it apart. So in my Yamaha it will do great
I did that too! With me, it was a lot longer than overnight though. When I checked the old battery on the bike, it read 0 volts and wouldn't take a charge. The day after I changed it, when it was in the house, I decided to put it on the charger, just to see what happens. Surprise, Surprise; it charged up. I now have a spare but would of preferred not to spend the money in the first place.
 
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In the olden days, early days of electronic ignition, the warning was to not leave the ignition turned on while sitting. Like listening to the radio for example. That's what the accessory position is for.

Anyone know if that kind of thing is still a thing? I know that I never do it, but not sure if it matters for real.
I've wondered about that as well. My truck doesn't have an acc position. If I want to open the window or listen to the radio, I have to turn it to on, without hitting the starter.
 

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, the warning was to not leave the ignition turned on while sitting. Like listening to the radio for example.
I remember from the days of points and condensers that doing that could smoke a set of points. Not sure how true that is.
 
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