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post #3331 of 3342 Old 04-12-2019, 11:01 PM
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Today I had time to fight with the clutch not engaging, still not engaging. Tried all of the tricks mentioned in the many posts. If it's halfway sunny tomorrow, I'll fight with it some more....
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post #3332 of 3342 Old 04-13-2019, 07:16 AM
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Added a pair of Adventure Tech Aux lights. Went with the spot beams.
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post #3333 of 3342 Old 04-13-2019, 08:37 PM
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Spent 20 seconds adjusting play in throttle. I run virtually no play and it eliminates most of the on/off jerkiness. Also used a little die-electric grease on the turn signal switch since it was feeling sticky. They both now feel smooth and buttery, I didn't realize how bad they were until I fixed them, sometimes the smallest things make the difference.
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post #3334 of 3342 Old 04-14-2019, 07:57 PM
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For my 2014 V-2 I ordered a spare clutch lever switch (SWITCH ASSY, CLUTCH 57560-02FA0 ) to have in my tool kit.

Evidentially, our ECU shares a lot of DNA with the ones found on the GSXR . My switch failed and the bike went into "limp-mode". This is a known issue in the jixer circle.
On another thread I spoke about this as the solution to a many day problem. EZ PZ to replace. but they are not typically a stocking item. And certainly not easy to come by where I tend to ride. About $25 USD
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post #3335 of 3342 Old 04-14-2019, 08:13 PM
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Installed mirror extenders and put the license plate on (purchased 2019 650XT Touring 3 weeks ago).
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post #3336 of 3342 Old 04-14-2019, 08:13 PM
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Installed a Shinko 805 rear tire and adjusted my chain - I'm quite amazed how well that tire handles on pavement!

Installed heated gear circuit to run my top to bottom Warm n' Safe layers.
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post #3337 of 3342 Old 04-14-2019, 08:15 PM
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Installed accessory lights, Gold Runway EXP3. This is a Chinese manufacturer but looks to be very focused on high end machined aluminum parts. The waterproof connectors and cabling/relay/switch are all very heavy duty. I wanted to buy Clearwaters Glendina lights but they have been backordered since December so I finally gave up on them.
The yellow lens covers render a slightly greenish tint which I don’t care for. I’ll try a foil filter to remedy this. Without the lens cover the lights looks good, cool white but not blueish. But I think I want yellow.
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post #3338 of 3342 Old 04-14-2019, 11:45 PM
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I put on a 16 tooth front sprocket, GPS mount with ram mount on that. Also got all my blinkers changed to led's and the led blinker relay (plug and play) came in and got put on. Also, put some aluminum foil in the back part of the blinker housing. It really make a difference.
As I sit here, the refurbed Garmin is downloading the updates.
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post #3339 of 3342 Old 04-15-2019, 07:29 PM
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Just yesterday:

-replaced thermostat - hoping it will fix these pesky, occasional coolant drips I've been having.

-installed Galfer rear brake line, replaced corresponding brake fluid.

-installed an automotive-type, weather-sealed connector on my 12V socket power line. This will make it easier to get those wires out of the way for any future maintenance, as I can simply unplug them.


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post #3340 of 3342 Old 04-16-2019, 11:54 AM
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Put a more powerful( read louder) horn. Changed the air filter, went with a K&N. Change the front sprocket for a 16t. Changed the brake and clutch oil. Full clean-up. And went normal maintrnance before the season...oil change, lube the chain... ready to go waiting better weather.
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