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  1. 24 minutes ago, jon haney said:

    Welcome to old age.  Still nothing compared to what a lapping day does to me.  I was a whiny baby on Friday at RacerXX.

    But you are coming back next year to do it again, right!


  2. 16 hours ago, googus said:

    John in your picture I don’t see the bolt you take off after install. Then again I am not mechanical inclined :(

    I might just order one for the he’ll of it.

    also trying to do research on sprocket chain set for the bird. I want it lower rpm on highway 


    I am not sure what you are referring to?
    There is no "bolt" to take off after installation.
    There is a small "key" factory inserted in the top of the CCT to maintain internal tension. That key is simple pulled out after installation to release the spring tension of the CCT itself. If you pull the key out before installation, it will not install properly. It is possible to rewind up the internal spring with a small screwdriver in order to complete the proper install. Then just remove the screwdriver after installation.
    If this does not make sense to you then refer to the CCT installation thread that has pictures and better explanations or give me a call.
    PS there is a small screw-on cap that covers the key hole after the key is removed. Simple transfer the cap from the old CCT over to the new CCT. It is simply a dust/moisture cover.


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  3. 21 minutes ago, Redbird said:

    Aren't you supposed to use a little key to relieve tension before removal and install? Been a looong time and maybe I'm thinking of a step in adjusting the valves, somebody tell me if I'm crazy or not....

    If you insist, "You are crazy"!

    unbolt old CCT (allen) and remove

    Drop in new CCT with new gasket, tighten allen screws ...
    Then and only then remove the key from the top of the new CCT.
    You will hear the "Lifter Set" tension up as you pull the key and release the spring.

    What we call a CCT, Honda calls a Lifter Set.



  4. 24 minutes ago, tomek said:

    You should get basic clue before opening you mouth. 

    Supersprox are not made out of aluminium only. I could try to explain it to you even further but in case of your well known low IQ it would be waste of time.

    Carrier and tooth ring overlap, plus they riveted together with heavy, well, rivets and end result is not so light sprocket.


    I had them on very accurate paint mixing scale.

    They are all bling, no weight savings.

    I am so envious of your superior intellect! 
    Not only are you a professional truck driver and an expert in metallurgy but now come to find out you have professional experience with a state of the art paint mixing scale!!!
    Google is your friend, or at least should be.

    OEM Steel 40 tooth Sprocket: 24.1 OZ
    Driven Racing Aluminum 41 Tooth Sprocket: 9.8 OZ
    Supersprox Steel/Aluminum 40 tooth Sprocket: 21.1 OZ
    Supersprox Steel/Aluminum 42 Tooth Sprocket: 22 OZ


    Of course this was using a standard non-calibrated kitchen scale, that was at least, in a pretty orange color !


  5. 9 minutes ago, tomek said:

    So you would be on OEM or any other quality 

    They claim their products combine durability of steel and weight reduction of aluminum sprockets. It is simply not true.


    The truck driver has now become an expert in metallurgy and discovered a way to make aluminum heavier than steel!!

  6. I will endorse the product as one of the best glass cleaner products available anywhere in the country.
    As many of you know, I was heavily involved in the car Wash Industry for many years. I sold Sonny's glass cleaner to the industry at a rate of a pallet a month. This was before Sprayway sold as a retail product. Sonny's glass cleaner is a private label 19 oz can of Sprayway glass cleaner.  It is ammonia free and safe for tinted windows. It is now carried and sold at Home Depot and Sams Club and the smaller travel size is great if you can find it at the right price. 
    It is by far the best glass cleaner available and is cheap at averaging about $2 a can (19 oz).
    Many larger Self Service Car Washes carry the 4 oz can in their vending machines.
    Great product


  7. 1 hour ago, Chewtoy said:


    Your order number is: R344651455

    OK man, send that puppie over, I've been fighting off a cold.  Now I get well and the bike's sick!  Got a new front tire and can't wait to get riding!



    Received the order 

    Will go out on Monday Priority Mail

    you will get the tracking info by email on Monday also.

  8. I currently have StarKey brand blue tooth hearing aids.
    They work amazing.

    Didn't realize what I was not hearing

    I have an App on my iPhone that controls everything. I build custom EQ maps for different environments and then add a custom name.
    I run a 64 track sound board for my church so I have a custom map made that I use when working the sound board. Named it "church"
    When I get a phone call, my phone does not ring out loud, instead just rings in my aids. My aids have there own mic's (2) so the phone stays in my pocket or on the car cradle.
    Anything that you can connect to your phone will automatically come through your aids.
    The model that I have will even translate any one of over 35 languages in real time.
    The technology in hearing aids has come a long way in the past 18 months.
    I got mine back in March and the audiologist told me that 2018 is considered the year for hearing aids. 

    The good ones are not cheap though! That is unless you are a qualified Veteran, then the cost is very reasonable, (free).




  9. 30 minutes ago, blackhawkxx said:

    Looks good John.  Did you drill and tap your swingarm for the spools?


    Thank you, yes it was drilled and tapped back in 2002.


  10. Two pictures I took today.
    Brake lights on, and one with the left signal on and the other with the right signal on.
    I hung a gallon bottle of vinegar on the foot brake lever to show the brightness of the brake lights.



  11. 6 hours ago, cally4x4 said:

    Very nice I really like it shame I can’t find any uk stockiest but as it’s a all in one unit might be worth the extra costs and time

    It cleans up the tail nicely.
    I like how it looks on my Candy Glory Red BlackBird!

    I am moving some bikes around in my garage today so will take a pic of it and post it here.


  12. 26 minutes ago, cally4x4 said:

    Thanks for the reply 

    is yours the standard shape but with a clear lens?

    The Clear Alternatives Integrated taillight was the factory Shape but with a large LED printed circuit board inside that replaced the bulbs. 
    jaws-motorcycles.co.uk also made an LED taillight that had the XX pattern in LEDs bright.


  13. 3 minutes ago, superhawk996 said:

    Try holding the clutch 1-2 seconds before pressing the shifter, you might find that it has very little clunk.


    My aftermarket linkage should have no effect, as long as it's giving a complete stroke on the pushrod.  But, it's possible that the clutch assembly itself has some custom stuff too.

     I will consciously do that the next ride to see if it still clunks as bad.

    Good tip to try.


  14. 29 minutes ago, superhawk996 said:

    Your '01 has a different clutch than the earlier models, specifically changed to reduce the clunk.

    I am aware that the 01 is suppose to be improved to reduce the clunk, I was just throwing my opinion out there as it still has a much more noticable clunk into gear than does my FJR or my GSXR or my SV650 or or or..... 
    I personally just settled with the fact that the Bird has a very clunky shifter. I have not been easy on the clutch with multiple trips to Pennsylvania and doing over 30 passes on the drag strip there and then returning home to Florida. 
    I assume yours is eceptionally loud and clunky since it is not a factory set up to begin with.


    Over the years I have tried many different oils with the same results. I even spent he money on fancy Repsol MotoGP oil one time! I think I paid about $16 a quart just to see if it made a difference? It did not. tried Amsoil, Honda OEM, Yamalube, Mobile 1, Castrol, etc and always seem to return to whatever is on sale in the correct viscosity range and full synthetic and change it out at approx 4000 mile intervals. I could go a lot longer interval but my piece of mind says 4000 works for me. Being in South Florida heat I like to run a viscosity of either 10/15/20 - 50.




  15. 12 minutes ago, redxxrdr said:


    A whole bike.

    Not ready for another one yet.😁


    I have Nikki's Ninja on my trailer right now. Trying to get it running again.

    Kirsten still riding the SV.

    But thanks.

    It sure is pretty.


    Do you remember the name of the company that could

    Rebuild them?

    No clue on the name any more.


  16. 2 minutes ago, redxxrdr said:

    2001 up XX cluster.

    The fuel / odo side is fading.

    I pulled it down, and that lcd does not look to be replaceable.




    Mine did the same thing last year and Joe was able to fix me up with a used replacement. Not sure if they are even available anymore from Honda but if so they are stupid expensive like $8-900.00!

    I did a bunch of research and found a company in Michigan, I think it was, that rebuilds the LCD screens on Corvette's. It can be rebuilt but if my memory serves me it was gonna run about $250.00 plus shipping and a 6+ week lead time.

    You should just buy the 2001 that is for sale cheap in North Carolina!


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