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Six years ago to the day I was riding Nyx home for the first time. My how time flies.... I've been hanging around here even longer than that

So anyhow, to mark six years of togetherness, I'm giving her a bit of a refresh. This thread is to document my adventure including the trials, tribulations and hopefully successes as I install the various parts I've collected for her.

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I started on the weekend with the Ricor Shocks



I actually "broke-in" these Ricor shocks on Screw Loose Dan's pretty 1200R when I was in the US last month. I was very happy with them, and while I was eager to get them on Nyx, I was stalled when I found I no longer had the required hardware (I'd been running lowering blocks with 13.5" S shocks that had different length bolts). A visit to Harley didn't help me out as they only had one lower shock bolt in stock And well, funnily enough, it isn't all that easy to obtain Imperial sized hardware in Australia... (I've put that in bold as I feel it may be a recurring theme in this refresh )

But I did manage to obtain some last week and over the weekend got the shocks installed. It wasn't without some dramas with spacers, so for the moment at least, the belt guard is off.





Next on the list were these new bars and grips.



Nothing fancy, but comfortable and practical. But of course this is about where the story gets derailed again. The screws on my switch housing were very rusted and not in good condition. I'd tried some penetrating fluid over night, and did have success on removing three out of four screws without drama. But of course I still managed to round out the last one to the point where I couldn't get the sucker out. So after getting advice and giving it some consideration, I took a few deep steadying breaths and drilled out the head of the screw.



Finally got it off there!


Only some superficial grinding on the housing. Hopefully won't be too noticeable with a replacement screw. Which of course leads back to that sentence... only I now need to also add ON A SUNDAY it isn't all that easy to obtain Imperial sized hardware in Australia.

So this is where installment 1 of this thread ends while I wait on some free days and some more hardware... no riding to work this week it seems. I can't get my Vibranators out of my stock bars either, so am contemplating whether to order another set. But in the meantime I'll close out with a photo of what's left of the culprit that will keep me on four wheels this week.

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wow, that sucks that you have to wait.
hope you get your hardware soon.
nice upgrades.
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Working on a Sporty is kinda like doing a plumbing job in the house; no matter how well you plan & think you've collected everything you need for the job, you still end up making 6 trips to the store for stuff. lol Good luck, Trace.
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hmmmm..

if I dropped them into the mail to day, how long do you suppose it will take to get to au ?

i have several, and some in stainless if you're interested.
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What he said^^^^. I have lots of screws as well. If we can purchase anything for you and get it to you faster, then that's the ticket. EVERY TIME I do something on Ruby, it NEVER goes as easy as it's supposed too.
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The stupid part, I have piles (literally) of stainless hardware for the hand controls. She was recently here and I knew she would be doing this. I knew she had replaced this hardware before, I didn't realize it wasn't with stainless, otherwise I'm sure I would have sent some along. But, that will be remedied soon enough.
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Trace, my "Ol' Orange" is slowly evolving. As each facet of maintenance or upgrade is handled I've been elimanating all "Phillips", and "Torx" head fasteners. My primary, derby cover and now handlebar controls all sport s.s. allenhead screws. Looks like you may be receiving some small packages in the mail?
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Trace, my "Ol' Orange" is slowly evolving. As each facet of maintenance or upgrade is handled I've been elimanating all "Phillips", and "Torx" head fasteners. My primary, derby cover and now handlebar controls all sport s.s. allenhead screws. Looks like you may be receiving some small packages in the mail?
Amazingly my bike still has (almost) all original fasteners.. including lots of torx.. never had any issues with them......

i'd have shipped them out already if i had an address.. lol
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Anthony, my real issue is that I'm a ham-fisted idiot, half blind and don't make time to get the glasses to see what specific type fastener is really required. It also allows me to cut back some on my travel tool pack.
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LOL! Wow, thanks for all the offers folks. You guys rock!
But I have it under control, I just need to make a mental note that the local stores may not have them in stock; and will need to order in. So factor those "6 trips" being spaced out over a week or two or three LOL. And if it is a weekend, all that will be open in Townsville is Bunnings (our almost equivalent of Home Depot), and it is unlikely they will have much that will help. Though occasionally they surprise me.

It's not all bad, it has certainly been a learning experience! I now know what UNC and UNF mean (coarse/fine threads). I also learned that UNF are even less likely to be carried, which is what the lower shock bolt is.

The hand control screw I rounded out was actually an allen head that I'd replaced a few years back because the torx looked a bit dodgy after I'd had it on and off a few times (I'm ham fisted too Paul; I was originally a mollydooker, but after a bad break of my left arm, became right-handed. It just means I don't quite have the dexterity I'd like.) I vaguely remember at the time trying to get the size in SS and not having luck. Well apparently I didn't get it in grade 5 either as it was rusted AND soft. But it is out now and installment part 2 is scheduled for this weekend.
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