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Sounding really good, nice when a plan comes together, happy for you!

Thanks Paul.

Bike feels a lot better but it’s not quite there yet. But that’s just me not really knowing what I’m doing haha. I think I have the compression right now going by the cable ties I’m using for markers. But the front still feels a bit harsh and the back feels a little bouncy at speed. I’m hoping that’s the rebound, so that’s what I’m playing with next haha... I should probably read some more on subject.





You can just make out the black cable tie around the rod.
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Yep, lots of adjustments to play with, nice way to bond with your ride!
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More “bonding” today, not out on the highway though, in the shed. Replaced the front brake pads. The honda shop had some aftermarket pads but they were way too expensive. The Harley shop had genuine pads for the same price as the Honda shop pads but the genuine set is a kit that comes with new pins and spring plate so I grabbed them. My pins are showing a little bit of wear and would probably be ok for awhile yet but I like the idea of everything knew. And why not if the kits cost the same as a set of aftermarket pads.

Old v new


A little bit left on the old pads but not much.


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Recently I have noticed the fuel consumption had jumped up abit. I watch it closely with the powervision gauges. The intake side didn’t seem to have any leaks when I checked it last week. The headers had a lot of browning near the flanges so I got some new screamineagle exhaust gaskets and fitted them today aswell. The exhaust flange nuts didn’t feel very tight when I took them off, and the gaskets weren’t looking very good either. I think I must of used the stock gaskets last time, they were all squashed and protruding into the exhaust port. I got the front gasket out in one piece but destroyed the rear one getting it out.

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Hopefully this has solved the fuel consumption mystery.

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A little bit left on the old pads but not much.
From my own experience, you''re not going to get much past that before you push the pedal and find that nothing happens.
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“Rooman”, he, he, you might find that going to the copper exhaust gaskets may be a better option in the future. They are a round profile and slip into place much easier without squishing out into the exhaust flow at the head. I have developed a routine of snugging the header nuts every few thousand miles. Really like the copper, F.W.I.W.
If they seem a bit snug some time in the freezer helps them slide in easier, works with the woven style as well.
If they are a bit snug, don’t force them simply put them into the freezer for some shrinkage, works well on the woven style as well.
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I bet that got the adrenaline pumping haha
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“Roman”, he, he, you might find that going to the copper exhaust gaskets may be a better option in the future. They are a round profile and slip into place much easier without squishing out into the exhaust flow at the head. I have developed a routine of snugging the header nuts every few thousand miles. Really like the copper, F.W.I.W.
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Ok. I’ve never seen them before. Who makes them?
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Money to burn. Heck, I would run those pads right down into the backing plate.
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Money to burn. Heck, I would run those pads right down into the backing plate.

Haha when you hear the sound of metal on metal it’s time to start thinking about new pads?
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Money to burn. Heck, I would run those pads right down into the backing plate.
Better stopping distance if there isn't a bunch of pad material in the way, right?
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