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Old 04-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #31
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Putting a larger rear sprocket would make it even busier at highway speeds.

You got that one backwards. Pedal that bike in your garage and you'll see what I mean.
Right you are. Front smaller for lower RPM, right?

Schizuki, I think that "cure the paint" maxim was correct back in the day of enamel and lacquer paints. Nowdays with modern paints and oven-baked clearcoats I don't think its true anymore.

A couple things I've found about early waxing; you can keep the plastic headlight covers clear for years. Also metal like the leading edge of forks, polished wheels, chrome all benefit from regular waxing.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:06 PM   #32
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Right you are. Front smaller for lower RPM, right?
Smaller Front sprocket = same effect as larger Rear sprocket.....
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Excellent write up Ken, sounds like the right bike at the right time. Always a good feeling! I feel the same way with my Heritage, fits me like a glove and just the right bike for me now, specially since I'm back in Pirate mode.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #34
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Schizuki, I think that "cure the paint" maxim was correct back in the day of enamel and lacquer paints. Nowdays with modern paints and oven-baked clearcoats I don't think its true anymore.
I stand corrected.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #35
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A couple things I've found about early waxing; you can keep the plastic headlight covers clear for years. Also metal like the leading edge of forks, polished wheels, chrome all benefit from regular waxing.
A clean macine is a happy machine. I wouldn't look to determine actual gas mileage until after the break in period. Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:26 PM   #36
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Smaller Front sprocket = same effect as larger Rear sprocket.....
That must be some kinda mystery sprocket bike in his garage.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #37
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Uh-oh. I've found a horde of accessories from Japan for the CB. This could be expensive...

Check out this polished aluminium cowling:
WM : Aluminum Bikini Cowl Set [ES12626]
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #38
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Uh-oh. I've found a horde of accessories from Japan for the CB. This could be expensive...

Check out this polished aluminium cowling:
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You've got 48,000 Yen in your couch cushions.
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Uh-oh. I've found a horde of accessories from Japan for the CB. This could be expensive...

Check out this polished aluminium cowling:
WM : Aluminum Bikini Cowl Set [ES12626]
Have you ever seen all the little polished aluminium bits for the 1st-gen Tuono? There are like 9 different pieces that were available to replace all the little plastickery-parts on it. Would set you back a couple hundred-million Lira, I bet......
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It's only paper. Better spend it now while it's still recognized as money, once the economy collapses it'll be worth less then a roll of ultrasoft toilet paper.
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