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post #1 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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just joined stromtroopers I am trying to find black labs instuctions on steering head bushings & how to do it without spiecial tools. I am not good on a computer but I am trying to learn how to post & navigate on a forum this took me a long time to get here but I gotta learn somedayany help would be greatly apreciated
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 08:41 PM
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Welcome aboard! I'm us you will love your Strom!

You might want to google "black lab adventures" (not on Stromtrooper but on the web.) I bet you will find a site that has what you are looking for.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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hey tom I lost my place and just found it again I did see that web earler 2day and my computer froze up on me and I lost it he had some rides posted on it an they looked like they were haveing a good time
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Hey tom I see your from canada A? I allso see from your maps that you might have been to deals gap north carolina and I road with a couple guys from where you are could you have gone to the v strom get to gether at the iron horse resort say 4 or 5 years ago with the v strom international group? and if so were you the one with the air horn ?
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Hey tom I see your from canada A? I allso see from your maps that you might have been to deals gap north carolina and I road with a couple guys from where you are could you have gone to the v strom get to gether at the iron horse resort say 4 or 5 years ago with the v strom international group? and if so were you the one with the air horn ?
I was there in that time frame and certainly had the stebel air horn. I do recall playing with it a bit. (I've been there three times.)

I wasn't specifically with the vsri group.. I was with three other guys from Canada but I think at least two didn't come with me on the Saturday ride. I forget which group invent with .

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well if you remember rideing back to the blue ridge parkway and it was on the way home and i recondised you on the parkway and we stoped and had lunch and one of you gave me a rt29 sticker for my helmit and we parted ways near rt 40 near ashville nc. I had a blue k7 650 but I think the other guys had 1000s i cant remember.
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Ummm... tool is flat screwdriver and a hammer. Clockwise to tighten... Kinda wrecks the nut over time doing it but who cares... you can't see it.
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Ummm... tool is flat screwdriver and a hammer. Clockwise to tighten... Kinda wrecks the nut over time doing it but who cares... you can't see it.
That's a bad way to do the job.

A really bad way.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ummm... tool is flat screwdriver and a hammer. Clockwise to tighten... Kinda wrecks the nut over time doing it but who cares... you can't see it.
I had used a dull cement chisle & a 3 lb. hammer but I like the way black lab thinks and found his web site very inspireing . I have an iron shop and am allways makeing jigs and my own tools to do other typs of work with and when I saw his method I was realy impresed. I have the shop man. on disc and am allways looking for short cuts like you did . I now have another idiea for a open end tool that will allso except a touq wrench and am going to replace my bushings any way so Ill make 2 tools 1 like black labs but longer and with a socket welded to it so it can also be tourqed to 58lb.-ft on the locking nut (thats from memory I might be wrong on the actual tourq ) but my goal is to make a tool that can ajust the bushings and like the chisle way not take a lot of stuff off to ajust them. I am deffinitly following suit on blk. labs relacement of stock (cheap bean counter bearings) and useing the ones he did. I have had nothing but wobble problems like so many others that I cant wait to see if this works for me. 50.000 smiles on the odomiter & usealy 2 up and loaded up for 12 hr day trips to the shenandoah mt.s every weekend or camping & touring I have most likly abused the wait limits the bike was designed for so UP GRADE IS GOOD GRADE!!!!now maybe the bean counters at suzuki will do something about that, its the only real complaint I have ever realy had the bike is bullet proof other then that so one bullet got past its vest not too bad A ???
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