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  1. sold locally for $400. apologies to swampnut, the buyer wanted the pc2. guy has 2 incomplete bikes now and intends to build 1. he also has a bunch of parts including some nice oem bodywork. pm me if you'd like his email, he's looking to sell / trade some of his hoard (lots of bicycles & tools too).
  2. i have one similar to this i purchased used for $35. had my klr on it for several days while the forks were serviced and was able to drag it around the garage without issue. i did have 4 tie downs to stabilize things. only works with bikes that have frame tubes below the motor though... then there's that other expensive one that uses the frame. i seem to remember them being more expensive that the ones here; https://www.thevisorshop.com/en/us/BikeTek-Riser-Stand/m-19952.aspx?PartnerID=16&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=UnitedStates&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs7P0prj24wIVFBx9Ch38_wG5EAkYESABEgK2RPD_BwE
  3. at this point, i'm still trying to sell the whole enchilada but, it's not clear how much of a draw these aftermarket bits are... not sure i want to deal with selling all the bits separate. one guy wanted the wheels, i do have some bent spares but, the front won't hold air anymore. image what a pain in the ass it could become to move... i have no idea on the state of tune. bike had stock headers with yoshi carbon slip ons (these are now on my bike). haven't looked in the airbox. one drawback to these is the need for a laptop with a serial port to access. i'm guessing this wouldn't be a problem for you. i'll ask any potential buyers if they mind if i remove that. for you, i'd take $50.
  4. would need; instrument cluster, battery, rectifier, front rotors / master cylinder & possibly bodywork not pictured (mirrors). wiring harness was partially disassembled by p.o. who planned a part-out. not sure if anything's missing, looks mostly there. little bit of corrosion in the tank. no title, only a dmv printout showing no theft or liens. still some farkles left; pc2, delinked brakes w/ steel lines, rear sets, remus cans (can provide stock if preferred). unknown clutch master cylinder (reservoir mount tab cracked off). $500 / offer. open to trades for a truck or dual sportish bike or utilitarian car (wagon?). i know i'd need to throw in a grand or two to make that fair. also open to partial trades for blackbird parts, most interested in red bodywork or a full exhaust. i bought this a year or so ago and got all the parts i'd wanted. now's the time to get it oughta here.
  5. got these installed yesterday. found the low pressure 1/4" hose was in need of replacement, it ripped while i was pulling it off the metal bodied fuel filter i'd been using to connect... probably coulda used the 90 degree on the high pressure side was well. very high quality, hefty parts. i'd imagine one could easily break a window. replaced the cam chain tensioner and fuel pressure regulator "while i was in there", bike's running more smoothly and quietly now. intended to check / clean the wax unit but, started to strip one of the screws trying to remove the darn thing... decided to leave well enough alone and go for a test ride.
  6. + another on the angel gt's, i'd recommend the a-spec unless you're scuffin' your knee sliders.
  7. i have a 5/16" straight and 1/4" 90 degree (straight no available) on order from that link, i'll update once they're installed. excellent & prompt customer service through the site.
  8. thanks very much for that link and the detailed write up. i'm inquiring with these guys 1st; https://www.beemerboneyard.com/fuliqudise.html i see what i need in 2 different kits there but, will see if they can substitute a 1/4" straight connector for the 5/16". it's somewhat ironic that the low pressure return line is the one that failed...
  9. if they’re the motion pro plastic ones, replace them at once! i’d been smelling fuel in the garage the past day but, couldn’t isolate it. also smelled some while riding the bird to and from work today. lifted the tank and found the culprit. these were purchased new from ebay, marketed as specifically for the fuel injected bird and installed only 3 years ago... anyone know where to find metal replacements?
  10. i have a set of remus slip-ons with the quiet inserts. they're a bit scratched up from being down (previous owner) but, straight and solid. some pics here; $200 + shipping?
  11. interesting brainmacza. i was about to remove 2 links, for a sanity check i moved the axle all the way forward and it seemed it would be way too tight. i may be able to as the chain stretches but, not right now. a speedo healer is on my wish list. thanks for the info, jon! i didn't realize their poor reputation. so far, so good but, there is a bit of a whine at freeway speeds. no abnormal wear, i've yet to notice. put a new rear angel gt on saturday. installed a volt meter / charging port unit (cig. lighter + 2 usb) and dash cam today. think she's now in good shape for my ride to the laughlin river run later this week. sucks, i can't read / post as much here as i used to. boss has decreed we're not to use work computers for personal stuff...
  12. i think you mis-understand. regular length chain, new, but smaller sprockets. i'm thinking i need to pull a link or two to compensate... put another way; anybody have to shorten a stock length chain when gearing down?
  13. both old and new are jt. several years ago, i went to tahoe on a similarly worn tire (continental motion - last time i buy one of those...) a tiny, around 1/8 - 1/4", strand of wire managed to cause a slow leak i battled on the way home. thanks for the reality check, mr. xxcess... by the way, it's shaping up to be a full palate of motorcycling for me this late winter / early spring (thanks to more vacation days than the wife...). a few weeks ago, i did this on my klr near death valley! by far, the most challenging riding i've ever done. i never wanted to know what it's like in the mud on a 400+ lb bike that goes straight ahead while the bars are 45 degrees to the side... poor bike's still waiting for repairs / maintenance... if you want to see more; https://photos.app.goo.gl/aWdx1iiwhsRNJbyf7 you'll probably need a gmail...
  14. check it out guys, an actual blackbird motorcycle post! ha ha! anybody done this combo? i just did and am thinking about removing a link from the chain (as i recall, 110 links is stock). i'm close to the end of adjustment with a new chain (jt sprockets & chain). i was previously at 16/45. like the acceleration and low speed throttle response but, wanted a bit lower rpms on the freeway. another thing that was unusual about this job (not my 1st blackbird chain/sprocket rodeo) is that there's a bit of play in the front sprocket (both rotational on the splines and wobble side to side) when the bolt's tightened to the recommended 40' lbs. don't recall feeling any play as i removed the old sprocket but, wasn't looking for it. measured the thickness of both old and new, they're the same in that regard... i plan on riding from san jose to the laughlin river run in a few weeks. i'll be solo on the way down, by far my longest solo ride... wife's a bit apprehensive, me a bit less so... also, even a cheap bastard like myself should replace this rear (roadsmart2, about 1/16" above the wear bars) before departing, right? about 1000 miles round trip.
  15. i purchased one similar to this from a member here. https://www.ebay.com/p/Luster-Care-Products-L-cat-Laser-for-Cat-Chain-and-Belt-Alignment-Tool/8016731377?iid=223011109702&chn=ps works well for my klr that doesn't have hollow swing arm bolts, otherwise i like this https://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/111562/ i notice the spray lube i used to use on my chains would disappear from the chain rollers very evenly (as opposed to wearing from one side 1st) when i started using these. while not perfect, the swing arm alignment marks on both bikes were within a mm or 2. to the o.p., i'd want to verify the plastic tool is aligned with the laser. perhaps use tool like in the 2nd link and then the plastic laser tool.
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