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    I started riding motorcycles since 1969, and (co)owned a bike in 1970, as a 17 year old, with my brother. It was a Harley, too! A 125cc Italian import Harley Rapido street/trail bike. Briiing-bing bing!

    Then a couple Hondas, then when my daughter was born in 1980, and somehow it seemed like the right idea to NOT ride a motorcycle. Who knows the reasons that motivated me then. Ancient history.

    When I resumed riding in 2006, with buying a Superglide, one of my selling points in trying to convince my bride was my bold statement "I'll assume all the maintenance on the bike, to save money." Now, I have some history with grandiose statements such as this, but, I kept this promise to my bride on this point. When the weather closed in after that first season I was all excited about doing updates along with scheduled service, and my bride, that voice of reason, told me in no uncertain terms I'd better not ruin Christmas.

    "Nope. I'll wait until New Years". Thus began my 13 consecutive years of putting the bike on the lift on or around New Years day. And after I joined Herd, I'd post this annual service here, and drone on and on, about such vital crapola as polishing aluminum nobody would ever see.

    So, it's time. But here I sit.
    PFFT PFFT PFFT PFFT PFFT

    2001 FXDX Superglide Sport. More horses than a feller would want

    Official HERD Member #00192

    "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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    Ear Tag no. 00030
    MMMMOOoo"Official HERD Exalted Prime Example"...
    Do`nt need no stinking hay,We want fresh green spring grass
    If they get close enough kick em in the crotch,MMMOOOOooo
    The missing link
    http://www.shovelhead.us/

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    • #3
      So, anyway, here I sit. Having been gutted like a fish a couple weeks ago, and STILL with something like a Bic pen stuck in a very tender, embarrassing place. (This is out Tuesday the 7th.)

      OK, here she sits.

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      I charged the battery the other day and fired it.

      Come spring, I'll be able to do a published 5,000 mile service to it. Sadly, last year, for a whole variety of reasons, I only rode 3k or so, but she won't need much.

      Clint said, "Man's got to know his limitations", and even though I intend to fully recover from this li'l medical setback, there won't be any more "tranny out" work, etc.

      I have always taken pride in doing it all. I only hired out mounting and balancing tires, but I would take off/put on the wheels. I hired out the rebuild on my front forks... these are the Sport style Showa tubes, and reading up on the rebuild in the manual (some 35 pages devoted to it) with several specialized spring compression fixtures.

      Anyway, I'm passing the baton to the indy here in town. Looking at a rear tire, and perhaps new wheel bearings, as they're original equipment.

      ~~

      So, there ya have it. Th most boring bike update thread ever.











      PFFT PFFT PFFT PFFT PFFT

      2001 FXDX Superglide Sport. More horses than a feller would want

      Official HERD Member #00192

      "What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman

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      • #4
        I was expecting this not this not having much to do to your ride to get ready for spring is a good thing IMHO
        1986 FXR 2015 Road Glide

        Member #00014

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        • #5
          Keep healing up and let us know when the 5K Service begins...we’ll be here lol! I’m still kinda stuck on the original bearings in a 2001 bike! My ‘17 has already needed both front and rear replacements...
          Bob

          Official HERD Member #00230

          Old Saybrook, CT
          '17 FLHXS Street Glide Special

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          • #6
            Nothing boring about it. You just hang in there and get healed afore trying any riding.
            The guy I work with went through the same operation, He makes some pretty good humor about it.
            Ear Tag no. 00030
            MMMMOOoo"Official HERD Exalted Prime Example"...
            Do`nt need no stinking hay,We want fresh green spring grass
            If they get close enough kick em in the crotch,MMMOOOOooo
            The missing link
            http://www.shovelhead.us/

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            • #7
              Any and all ramblings from you Dave are welcome. I've never myself enjoyed wrenching a bike but do enjoy reading play by play works. Good luck Tuesday.
              Mark

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              • #8
                Good to hear from you Dave--on any level. Just keep healin' up, man, I'm PRAYIN' you make HS this year.
                Ride EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. Father Time is undefeated.

                Ride in Peace, Ricky "Rubberdown" Massey
                Ride Forever Free, Larry Weaver
                See you on the other side, Jeff.

                Official HERD Member #00181

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                • #9



                  Originally posted by Happy Hours View Post
                  I was expecting this not this not having much to do to your ride to get ready for spring is a good thing IMHO
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                  2010 FLHX - Street Glide
                  HERD MEMBER #00003

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