Author Topic: 25 Year Celebration Call!  (Read 24148 times)

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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #200 on: June 27, 2007, 03:18:56 AM »
LIKE right on man!!!
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #201 on: June 27, 2007, 09:10:41 AM »
Aelwulf... Santa Maria is an hour away from me.. in Santa Barbara
I know some sweet roads up that way.. I'm ready to ride when you are!
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #202 on: June 27, 2007, 11:56:56 AM »
Aelwulf... Santa Maria is an hour away from me.. in Santa Barbara
I know some sweet roads up that way.. I'm ready to ride when you are!
GlennW

Shiny. :) I was only in Santa Barbara once when I was at Vandenberg for training, went up to SLO more.

H2O-I'm going to see if samsr will do a check ride since I don't know what 'normal' is supposed to be yet but all goes well I might be able to take it up 83 and meet ya's up there someplace. :) If I do have a wobble wheel though I need to fix that first.  Makes me uncomfortable just driving to work, let alone Denver.

Ah, such fun to be out riding...
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2007, 12:17:43 PM »
Headshake can make riding not only terrifying, but dangerous as well.  Your wobble can be caused by several things.  Wheel bearings, loose forks, and most likely - bad steering bearings.  Tapered steering bearings really help the bike feel generally more stable, even if you aren't experiencing headshake.

Hope we can get together for a CoROV ride before you leave for the year 'round riding opportunities of the left coast!  Get kwells, inanecathode, comatt and tanno to show up as well & we could have 6 Vs riding together!

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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #204 on: June 27, 2007, 01:08:50 PM »
Yeah, that's where my inexperience coupled with lack of time for now is annoying.  I barely have a clue on how to check what yet and I'm back to limited funds for parts.  I've heard the tapered bit mentioned before, I'm guessing the link on 'em is somewhere in the archives?

Ah, such fun to be out riding...
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #205 on: June 27, 2007, 01:14:52 PM »
Probably several different threads.  When I did mine, it made a huge difference in handling & even the overall feel of the bike.  Everything up front just felt more planted & secure.  One of the first upgrades that should  be made to any Vision.

There was a recent link to some on eBay Canada, Dennis Kirk sells them 7 they're available other places as well.  Generally $40 - $45 per set.

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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #206 on: June 27, 2007, 01:19:13 PM »
I'm on DK now but they don't have any bearings listed under the Vision set.  I found some for metric but none are listing tapered (here my cluelessness may be showing through).

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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #207 on: June 27, 2007, 03:21:17 PM »
I'd say good front brakes are a good first upgrade myself <_<
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #208 on: June 27, 2007, 03:25:54 PM »
dont need brakes if you dont mind leaning it really really far instead of  ...
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #209 on: June 27, 2007, 04:10:23 PM »
Dennis Kirk doesn't list them under the parts available for the Vision anymore (???)

Here's a link to them:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp?skuId=121435&store=Main&catId=410&productId=p121435&leafCatId=41010&mmyId=#altImages

Shows the Visions (82 & 83) at the bottom of the list of what this part fits.

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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #210 on: June 27, 2007, 07:10:28 PM »
Mine are on their way from DK
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #211 on: June 28, 2007, 05:03:53 AM »
Tire pressure seems to cause head shake in mine.  If it's too low, hang on. ???
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #212 on: June 28, 2007, 10:59:55 AM »
The new Avons are fine tires. I was afraid they had to peaky of a profile when my V was searching in the ride out. But, I had the tire pressure jacked up to help with wear with the full load of saddlebags and tank bag loaded.
After adjusting them back to 30 front 32 rear they felt great.
The rear is about 2/3's gone, all in the center, from the cruising. I can now park it without center stand or sidestand, though it does need it's load balanced. I'll probably get three or four local 250 mile loops before they need replacement.

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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #213 on: June 28, 2007, 12:46:11 PM »
Dennis Kirk doesn't list them under the parts available for the Vision anymore (???)

Here's a link to them:

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp?skuId=121435&store=Main&catId=410&productId=p121435&leafCatId=41010&mmyId=#altImages

Shows the Visions (82 & 83) at the bottom of the list of what this part fits.

H2O

Donkey chains. :D

Thanks to samsr I've got the braided line on the front now.  It could probably be bled a smidge more but they work fine.  I had to do a quick stop yesterday when a light turned yellow at that wrong time (too far to run it, too close to stop easy) and felt the border when it starts thinkin' about tossin' ya over. :P

I need to check my pressure, pondered that briefly.  They're ok but might not be just right.

Ah, such fun to be out riding...
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #214 on: July 09, 2007, 08:40:30 PM »
Visionaries at Work! Check out Kwells in the background.
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #215 on: July 09, 2007, 09:05:54 PM »
  He's opening a beer with those giant channel locks, good work! K  Hey Chris, you have any other pictures, yet, I looked at your myspace, but nothing on Co.
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #216 on: July 09, 2007, 09:54:32 PM »
Jumper cables can be used to open a bottle in a pinch.
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #217 on: July 10, 2007, 12:44:47 AM »
you can open a beer bottle with virtually anything.  That's the game.
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #218 on: July 10, 2007, 02:28:24 AM »
    Hey Chris, you have any other pictures, yet, I looked at your myspace, but nothing on Co.

They were there, just hard to find.  Try this.
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb135/ccoyle6731/
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Re: 25 Year Celebration Call!
« Reply #219 on: July 10, 2007, 07:38:44 AM »
  GREAT!  thanks Chris,  hey I been meaning to add this line in your Arlo Guthrie song... And I don't want ta die, just want ta ride on my motorcy----cle        That about sums it up folks.. haha see ya




         Thank's again for the link,
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