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You can be a little more aggressive than hoping air pressure and lube will fully seat the bead. A rubber mallet smacking the tire side wall and or...
Very nice day and night as well. A much needed getaway. Skiing was fast and smooth.
Very bad weather ;) boring here :D
Or you could "shop local". Look over your neighbors porch door mats for the right kind of rubber..
Your New battery is correct for original fitment?
Did a 83 have a rubber battery box originally? Likely.
Those can be found or you can build...
Suggestion, since you are riding off into the Wild Blue Yonder, carry an extra pint of beer and oil.
Do not get the two mixed up
Yes, understood. Well, I have not owned an XS with the right side engine cover sight glass.
A sight glass has been very user friendly on other...
When I check the oil level it is with the bike standing on its wheels, not on centerstand. That may just make the difference in the stick reading...
Ya, ziptie terminals :D
ETX14 is so wide that it is near tight on both sides of the steel battery box. Has to come out straight up.
Hook front or rear with a bent...
Very luck it turns out to still have "non ethanol" Supreme fuel at the truck stop walking distance. Just peeked in my 79 tank..
Just as I left...
You've Clearly put much thought and consideration in all your components. Please share your opinion of the variations of the cam chain...
Very, very good looking. So "modern" looking. Nice job!
Shoot, lost my motorcycle mindset now and got angry.. logging off lol..
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