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Tirefriar



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so glad I didn't cancel the billet cover - it did arrive and it's a beaut. I did give up hope of receiving it so during my wait I sourced an OE cover from the local Suzuki dealer. The billet cover and the factory part both arrived the same time. Anyhow, after spending time to clean all the gunk from the case surface I got the billet cover on.

I used thread lock on the bolts and torqued them down to 8 ft-lb in a star pattern. Added Suzuki engine oil and voila, the bike started pretty easily after spending overnight on a trickle charger. No leaks so far, knock on wood. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet. I held off on reinstalling the fairing until I get a chance ride her around the neighborhood for few miles.

Question: when should I be retorquing the bolts?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With threadlock on you should be OK....I use an indelible Sharpie marker to put a dot on the bolt heads and casings so that you can easily view if the bolt has moved without having to retorque....if you've threadlocked them you shouldnt really be re-torqing anyhow as you'd be breaking the already dried threadlock......the marks can be polished out from a sharpie with just furniture spray polish....as metal doesnt "take" with the indelible sharpie pens.....use as a quick visual check on spindles, clamps etc etc.....You can buy special yellow dot marker pens....that stays on but is easily wiped off...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dykem-Cross-Check-YELLOW-Tamper-Proof-Torque-Marker-Nut-Bolt-For-Quick-Checking-/221228810759?hash=item338243c207:g:UwYAAOSwY45USONi
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Less work to do. Will test ride several times to make sure that the cover was the root of the leak. Can't wait to to get her all buttoned up and tear through the canyons. As much as I love the feel and response of the YB10, the TL-R's sound is just awesome!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: Leak no more Reply with quote

Took a while to report back. Great news, leak issue resolved. Vanzuki cover worked its magic. Took the SB8R out for a spin in the canyons with the lower fairings off to see for oil leaks. She was dry as the desert sand at high noon. Buttoned her up, going to a local car show. Got to show the cagers what life is all about....

https://highwayphotos.smugmug.com/Sun-101616-Cycles-Before-100/i-xGr3TnR/A
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are we are, fully clothed and presentable:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: SB8 Reply with quote

Looking good George.

Say, you don't want to swap some of that boring Californian sunshine for some of our lovely British rain do you? Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johny, you are welcome to as much California sunshine you see in the picture. Today was quite overcast with bit of drizzle. Have to be careful in the canyons, all the oily rags run through there dripping fluids...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

California Dreamin, Jonny ???
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:57 am    Post subject: SB8 Reply with quote

Well, what with all the leaves being brown here, Chuckie Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I join in Very Happy

sky was grey, also over weekend up north
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try to continue...

i went for a spin on my Bimota today...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ' get down on your knee ?? and prey ?? '
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing

tried to get down my knee, but with all the oil/water on the ground all I could do was pray
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took out my Uzi and I began to spray
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evilchicken0 wrote:
I took out my Uzi and I began to spray


Is the weather getting to you?
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