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    '08 1200 Sport, '90 Honda CB125 T, '89 GB 500 TT
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  2. As I said, I caught my swingarm bearings in time. No apparent damage. All hail, Pete Roper!
  3. MY goodness, how time flies when you're riding. Just realized I had not followed up with my '08 Sport fuse issues. I, too, replaced ALL three of my relays with Matsushita's from MG Cycles, and replaced the silly 18 gauge solenoid wire with 14 gauge. 4,000 miles since, no issues. Period. Thanks again for sharing your experience and knowledge!
  4. Wowsers! Just saw your YouTubes!
  5. Yaap, this might be helpful, to show you what is involved in the tear-down... https://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20457
  6. Listen to Gregg, Jaap. And congratulations on that SE Corsa, Gregg. Magnificent motorcycle! Oh, and I did all this to my Sport at about 37,000 kilometers.
  7. That's one of the few things with which I have some experience. I can confirm that Luigi didn't want to get his hands sticky, as I discovered what appeared to be a mist of Vaseline on all my shock linkage and swingarm(!) bearings. Once the rear wheel is removed, access to the shock linkage is facilitated by removing the exhaust can. All the bearings are similar, of the needle type, and should come out easily after removing their respective bolts. BEWARE the loose needles! They will fall everywhere as there is no grease (guess how I know this) to keep them in their housing. Mr. Roper's advice compelled me to take the plunge and look at my swingarm bearings "while I was in there". That was an order of magnitude greater in complexity, at least for me. GET A MANUAL. Removing the swingarm includes removing the side/foot peg plates, which happen to locate the center stand! You must support the frame elsewhere. I hung mine from straps and my ceiling. You must have a special notched socket wrench for the swing arm bolt. But it was worth it, as the tapered roller bearings were just as dry as the shock linkage needle bearings. The left side had just started showing some corrosion, but I caught it in time. Hopefully, knowledgeable folk from Australia, much more capable than I, will weigh in on this. My best advice: GET A MANUAL.
  8. Guareschi rocks! Any info on the Pakelos products available?
  9. Fun! The 14 Café bike did it for me.
  10. Thanks for the great slide show. You and the Lady Kathi are good people.
  11. TN 30, crossing the Cumberland Platau, is a true rival to anything in the southern Appalachians. Team404 (middle Tenn. based), beat the backlash of Gordon's breakup. Almost. I encountered the line of heavy rain 50 miles out of my home in Nashville. Alpinestars ain't waterproof. I would honor Herr Docktor for the tremdous amount of WORK that he puts into this "non-event". The tech sessions actually started for him about 8 weeks out. Driveshaft yoke broke. Dead starters. Tire to replace. Oil changes. Hung up gearshifts. Tune ups. Broken pipe hangers. Not to mention being a little feverish Friday and Saturday. Who Docc is, and what he has fostered among us is precious, indeed. The Katzenjammer Man pitched in there too. Proud to ride with em.
  12. Rare company, indeed!
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