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  1. Mio GPS Mounted to steering head.

    wow, old thread... still have my Mio around. I had a RAM mount on the Bird way before the Mio with a Garmin III+ The iii+ wasnt very useful to navigate, but at least I knew where I was. I used the RAM ball with a little angled tab, and there was a bolt with rubber expandable "nut" sold for the stem hole.
  2. Plugs and Air Filter

    thanks, that def sounds easier from the top!!
  3. Plugs and Air Filter

    I just ordered another CCT from John last week. I originally to the upgraded one around 20k miles but it's been making noise the last few thou. On the plugs, what's the best way to get at them. Is it better to pull the airbox and do from above? The manual talks about removing upper cowl and going in from behind the oil cooler & radiator, not removing airbox.
  4. What oil is best and what does everyone use?

    Manual calls for 10w40, but I like the Rotella 5w40 full syn diesel oil in the blue jug. Starts much nicer in the cold weather. Got a good deal on some Castrol full syn motorcycle oil in 10w40. I'm due for a change, so going to put that in now, but back to the Rotella at the end of summer.
  5. Plugs and Air Filter

    At 28k, I wouldn't worry about plugs. Got 42k on mine and never did the plugs yet, however do have a set and plan to do them very soon. As others said, my experience on the air filter you can deal with the tank without removing the main line, just maybe the vent lines if I recall. You may not even need the filter, I would have one ready to go and check it. Haven't ever checked valves. Going to take my chances there, that looks like a PITA.
  6. Sent you a PM, no worries on shipping. Glad someone can use it!
  7. Anybody have this tablet and need a new cover? Free to a good home. Wife bought this cover for her sister 6 months ago, but wrong model. Says "gold" in description, but looks silver to my eye. Unused, no packaging. This is it. Part# EF-BT810PFEGUJ http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/mobile-accessories/tablets/galaxy-tab-s2-9-7-book-cover-gold-ef-bt810pfeguj/ Other links to item http://www.compsource.com/pn/EFBT810PFEGUJ/Samsung-389/Galaxy-Tab-S2-97-Book-Cover-Efbt810pfeguj/ https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Galaxy-Cover-EF-BT810PFEGUJ/dp/B013LKLD9M https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1UH3H74614
  8. How To Tell If Coolant Is Circulating - Auto

    If you're low on coolant and have air in the system you will potentially not get heat. If you havent already refilled, pull the hoses to the heater core and back flush it by itself, just hold the garden hose to the end of the outlet hose. You should easily be able to see if it is flowing or not that way.

    Good write up Joe! I was able to get to the low beam by removing the two trim pieces below the cluster and reach between the top triple and below the cluster. Removing the windscreen helped give some elbow room. I used the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra and really don't think it's any brighter than the stock Phillips bulb. When I did my Dodge truck 9006 bulb, I used the regular Silverstar, and it seemed equal to the stock bulb. Not sure these higher priced bulbs are worth it. I have a spare now for eack, but when I buy again, will probabaly just get a standard Philips or Sylvania.
  10. Wish I had the time, space, and cash for the CBX. Always wanted one back in the day after I had a chance to ride one. I was chatting with a guy whom I had just met, admiring the bike, and he handed me the keys! It was a naked with a Kerker pipe. This was right after I got my street bike license and 1st bike, a new '82 Yamaha 400cc twin. Felt like a rocket coming off that! So smooth and so much torque.
  11. Been running a couple of Shumacher's One have had a long time is similar to the 1562. Used to use on the bike, but been on the Vette battery 4.5 years Have had a XM15's with no issues on the bike since then. https://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-XM1-5-Automatic-Charger-Maintainer/dp/B004EI6A8K
  12. Looks like in Medway, MA. That's just a few towns away from me if anyone needs me to take a look, of course anyone travelling to buy is welcome to stay ion our spare room.
  13. Looks like he dropped asking price from $6900 to $5950
  14. side racks?

    Get some of this clear mask tape, it's 6" wide and rather thick. Way better than the paper masking tape. https://www.amazon.com/24-Clear-Masking-Film-Transfer/dp/B001BY5G26 Another option might be to get some of that clear bra/wrap material used on vehicles. It's almost invisible. You could leave it on and just changer periodically after it starts to wear. That said, I would 2nd the SW Motech rack system and getting some Givi side bags. The side racks are very small to begin with, but are themselves quick release for a nice clean look. I have the wingrack since I got it used from another member, and even picked up some side bags slightly used on ebay for a nice discount. I only use the side bags a few trips a year, but the setup is worth every penny. Soft luggage sucks. I used the Ventura pack rack kit for 10 years, but will never go back after doing the Givi's. I kick myself for not just doing it the 1st time around.
  15. Didnt catch those on first pass, other 2 must be up front somewhere but could not see.