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post #11 of 3397 Old 01-19-2013, 10:58 PM
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I trimmed the calsci windshield to clear the hand guards, cleaned the air filter, changed the oil and installed grip heaters.
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post #12 of 3397 Old 01-20-2013, 02:21 AM
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I added a plug in port to my bike for my Gerbing electric gloves, and added a curly extension cord to my jacket so it's not trying to pull the wires out of my jacket sleeves when i move around on the bike.

This kind of plug would be ideal for the battery charger too i would think. Easy to install as you have room to get your fingers in behind the panel once you take the seat off. Two minute installation.

I also replaced my rear brake pads with some cheap Chinese knockoffs. Sintered pads, great looking. Fit perfectly. two sets of pads cost $20 with free shipping.

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post #13 of 3397 Old 01-20-2013, 05:59 AM
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I wouldn't use those cheap chinese brake pads. Usually I wouldn't wanna tell you what stuff to buy, but a friend of mine has been in a very bad accident because of cheap chinese brake pads.
On his first ride after having them installed when he had to brake fairly hard the braking stuff (the black&yellow stuff on your picture) separated from the brake pads (the green/blueish stuff on your picture) and he slammed into a wall because he had lost all his braking power on the front wheel.

So I really would never ever use cheap brake pads.
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post #14 of 3397 Old 01-20-2013, 06:53 PM
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Installed Grip Heaters.

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post #15 of 3397 Old 01-20-2013, 08:44 PM
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Made a chain lubrication block to be used with an aerosol spray can.

Next, fix (or make new) oem saddle bag lanyards.

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post #16 of 3397 Old 01-20-2013, 09:25 PM
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Finally got around to installing my tool tube.

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post #17 of 3397 Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Installed a set of altrider bars & skid plate only took 4.4 hours enjoyed it after my 150 mile ride yesterday into carnige & past 1/4 mile of ice on puerto canyon road & out mines road my best adventure yet.Get on with my diy seat next, what a way to spend the winter.
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post #18 of 3397 Old 01-21-2013, 08:34 AM
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Oil, gas, checked the tires, lubed the chain and cleaned the windsheild.
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post #19 of 3397 Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 AM
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re: What maintenance/mods/farkles did you do to your Strom today?

Nothing! I just keep riding it!

If all you ever do is all you've ever done, then all you'll ever get is all you ever got.
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post #20 of 3397 Old 01-21-2013, 12:55 PM
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Installed Suzuki hand guards. Adjusted shifter up a bit to acomodate my new boots.
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