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TechTalk / Re: Need regulator info.
« Last post by motoracer8 on January 19, 2021, 04:06:08 PM »
I got a regulator from a late Triumph twin and the pigtail. If you haven't cut the alt wires its a plug and play. I made a alloy Backing plate to mount it the original location. It's been on there several years with no issues. 

I wrote about the mod on a earlier post.
TechTalk / Re: Clunking in forks / steering
« Last post by motoracer8 on January 19, 2021, 03:37:01 PM »
 You also might find excessive play in the upper bushings in the fork sliders. They can be replaced but its a pain.
General Board / Re: Jacking up the Vision?
« Last post by lexx790 on January 18, 2021, 03:31:33 PM »
I made my own with aluminium extrusion and a small trolley jack.

With a small wood ramp, push the bike lower the centre stand and lift the bike up leaving the back end free and in the air.

I've added some plates where the stand goes so it doesn't slip off and a front tyre clamp since this photo.

Also some eye bolts to tie the bike down.
General Board / Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Last post by kevin g on January 17, 2021, 07:06:52 PM »
Thanks, I did the paint myself as well.  It is Alpine White with a little blue pearl in it.  The checkers are painted, not a sticker.  The masking was time consuming to say the least.
Goin Ridin'... / Re: Moving my Visions to the new house
« Last post by fret not on January 16, 2021, 11:37:17 PM »
No more schedules you say.  Retired you say.  You may find some cognitive dissonance there, as I have heard from many retired folks that say they don't know how they found time to work.  I am also recently retired and my time is full.  My last ride was in October, so any day now we will get a nice day and I might get out again.

Living where I do I also have easy access to the Sierra Mountains somewhat north of your area, guessing about 60 - 70 miles west of Lake Tahoe, near Colfax.
General Board / Re: Jacking up the Vision?
« Last post by WGuaire on January 16, 2021, 03:56:45 PM »
Mr Gonzo - Years ago I bought a used Kendon lift. The harbor freight is big and heavy. The Kendon folds down, I lift the end and roll it up against the garage wall. It doesn't take much room.
  You can use your compressor to raise it, or use the hand lever. It uses a safety bar if the hydraulic should ever fail. I'm glad I got it.
  To get a bike back out of the chock, I cheat... I use a floor jack to lift the front wheel. That makes it quite easy to get a bike back out. I'm not sorry I bought this thing.

 Here's their URL, in the USA.
General Board / Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Last post by Prophet Of Doom on January 16, 2021, 06:55:03 AM »
Wow, Minty.
Clearly you don't need any help with polishing.  Nicely done Kevin
General Board / 50 degree ride
« Last post by WGuaire on January 15, 2021, 03:04:35 PM »
I picked today to get the Vision out for some normalcy...a ride! Put on about 40 miles today. Most of it was on the George Washington Parkway on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. After getting back, I'm feeling better than I have in a long time.
  I didn't stop until I got back in the driveway. Here's a pair of pics from the cockpit.
General Board / Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Last post by kevin g on January 14, 2021, 08:20:25 PM »
I spent that kind of time on a 1998 R100RS - complete rejuvenation.  Then I decided I liked my modern BMWs better so I sold it.
General Board / Re: #7 joins the fleet
« Last post by Prophet Of Doom on January 14, 2021, 04:24:40 AM »
Mr. Doom, your engine sure looks nice.  You should come and clean mine up in your spare time.
Sure.  No problem
So far my bike has taken about 950 hours - a mere $95,000 worth at $100/hr

Will that be cash or Paypal Kevin?
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