Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Groton, MA, USA
Re: Major tear down with lots to do and questions I'm sure...
Nice post. Good pics. I assume you did the fuel line mod to have access to an external fuel filter. Do you leave the original filter in place? Can you describe/identify the ss tubing you are using?
Also, how did your bike get "torched" (in reference to the wiring harness...)? ie, is there something we need to look out for on our LT's?
Hope you get the WV posting, sounds like motorcycle riding heaven, close to Blue Ridge Mts, Smokey Mts, etc!
I did the HID upgrade (high and low) just after I purchased two years ago...high beam was a beeatch, as you stated...had to drill out the hole where the bulb goes in, then had to secure the bulb holder somehow (don't remeber exactly what I did)...has not moved in over 16,000 miles since I did it.
I also did the brake fluid flush this year, it was a slight pita, but once I got the "hang of it" it goes quickly.. I used the opportunity to replace pads and install speedbleeders, I think one of your recent posts showed you purchased them as well. The speedbleeder waste bag and hose was indispensible. In fact, if you place the bag "upstream" (that is, higher) from the bleeder you don't really even need the speed bleeders. I still like them. Makes me feel good! What a huge difference the new fluid made in the brake "feel"-brakes seem to engage immediately, and the feedback to the lever is great! Also changed the clutch fluid and lubed the shift linkages...AWESOME! Shifting seems less clunky.
Lastly, what does your screen name (atrovarious) mean?
Oh, and the youtube link (what i am thinking right now) is not working.
2002 K1200LTE (July 4, 2008)-"Dragonfly"
1984 Goldwing Aspencade-"The Mighty Pickle" (think of Arlo Guthrie)
1982 Yamaha Maxim 750-"Little Pickle" (sometimes "Gherkin")
1980 Honda 750 Four-utilitarian, classic
1978 Honda 450 Four-took it apart, couldn't put it back together...
1976 Suzuki GT 250-2 stroke screamer