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  1. srideaux

    Speedo Quit after Heavy Rain Ride

    I have used the Speedohealer product on three different bikes over the years including my 01 Bird. sense 2005 . I would look first at the VSS connector. Pull it apart, check it for corrosion. clean all electrical connectors with "channel changer cleaner" it comes in an aerosol can, I have not bought any in several years, but use to get it from Radio Shack, I would look at E-Bay for it now. Good Luck
  2. srideaux

    1985 Kawi GPZ550 crossthreaded oil filter

    From time to time i buy "used or non running" bikes as winter projects to resell or keep for my collection, If I had a color picture and knew the mileage, I might be interested on a as is basis, only thing is you are a long way from Dallas.
  3. srideaux

    Strut/Shock Replacement...Part Question

    Best ride quality and warranty( Bilsteins) can be bought seperatly or in sets. you will not be disipointed
  4. srideaux

    Is it OK to run Aviation Gas in my 2003 XX??

    There are no catalytic converters on that bike, so running it should improve throttle response especially at lower RPM, but be advised, there are no stabilizing additives in Aviation Fuel. add Ste-bil for long term storage only, in a full tank. at the beginning of your riding season, siphon off as much as possible and refill with regular unleaded ( it burns faster and hotter than premium pump gas) My 02. cents
  5. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    In my own experience, after about three hours out in the country your back and wrist may speak to you in a painful way, the Helibars may help this.
  6. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    I must agree, in 04 I parked the Bird and bought a Busa. just to see how the other side lived. I gave it a year and sold it. I found it heavy feeling in traffic, we never connected the way I did with the Bird, I am 5'10" with a 28" inseam, with less than $1000. in up grades, including lowering the bike I can get 10sec. 1/4 mile times ( I am heavy and Old) Thanks to a Power Commander, and about two hours on a Dynojet chassis Dyno. one tooth smaller on the primary, and a trick Exhaust.
  7. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    To be honest, I haven't even looked at a can of Brake Fluid in 5-7 years, I will read up on the Motul RBF 660.......not to old to learn.
  8. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    Paul do what works best for you, but in the beginning don't take anything apart you cannot put back.
  9. srideaux

    power commander

    these are the only ones I could find
  10. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    Forgive me gentleman, I was only sharing my personal experience and preferences with the LBC and synthetic Brake fluid, I am now 14 years into it with no regrets. I defer to your Expert opinion.
  11. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    Randy I agree most people like the LBS, personally I do not, I just feel I have better control in hard braking situations, I have never seen LBS in MotoGT or Superbike there is a reason for that. Anyway I am glade I caused some conversation. Good luck to you all
  12. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    Redbird....exactly the opposite is true, just because you read it on the internet does not make it so. spend more time on research
  13. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    OE brake lines deteriorate internally and Dot 3 draws moisture which create corrosion/oxidation which will accumulate at the the lowest point. There becomes internal Bypass, the clutch rod not getting full travel, remember these calipers are Aluminum they will corrode. look at the crap that first comes out when you begin to bleed the clutch line. DOT 3 bad....draws moisture creates problems DoT 5 Good........synthetic, much higher resistance to heat, does not accumulate moisture.
  14. srideaux

    Stainless brake lines

    Spiegler worked for me, about 10 years ago, replaced all rubber lines , I am 65 ( old School ) never trusted the LBS so I disabled it, I feel like I have better control over the bike now and yes definitely do the clutch line. after a thorough flush I recommend DOT 5 fluid I use a commercial vacuum device operated by compressed air. Gravity bleeding takes to long, and can leave air pockets. After 50 years, the brakes are no place to scrimp. Best of Luck