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  1. Just an FYI,l that is a Corbin Smuggler, not a Gunfighter. Nice looking bike, good luck with the sale. Should make someone a nice deal.
  2. No laziness here! I started the year with a goal of 300 miles for the year. 25 miles per month. Adjusted the goal to 30 miles a month. 360 miles for the year. As of June 1st I have 152.91 miles completed. (5 mths) June 1st thru the 9th (today) I have added 15.37 miles. Total to date; 168.28 miles. Looking to be at 190+ miles by the end of the month. If I keep this up, I may change the goal to 400 miles for the year. I am not interested in muscle mass per se. I don't have the bone structure or genetics for bulk. I am only interested in getting trim and healthy. I like the 170 lb size for my 5'10" height. I have actually dropped a couple pounds as of this morning. 168 lbs currently. I also start my day each morning with stretching and a set of 100 situps for the core/abs. Just added a set of 20 dips immediately after swimming, daily. Swimming is great for my arthritis, says my doctor.
  3. Looks impressive Rick. I just added some PVC privacy fencing to both sides of my house using the PVC sleeves over 4x4 posts. Very durable stuff and easy to work with. Also seeing "Her" room all organized will make her very pleased. Funny, last week, I decided to make a swimming lap counter since i am swimming daily at a rate of about 36 to 72 laps. hard keeping track of number of laps so crafted up a primitive abacus style counter. Using pony beads in three colors, paracord and suction cups I had from Awesome Ears. Seeing all of her crafting supplies so well organized is amazing. I can see where lots of great projects for the kids will be possible now from your efforts. Here is a pic of my little lap counter that I made on my kitchen floor after spending way to much time at Walmart deciding what to buy. Functional and simplistic white beads = 1 lap (50 yds) red beads = 10 laps Blue beads = 1/2 mile I only wish I had the supplies, work table and abilities to produce a craftsmanship project like you just did. Great job.
  4. For my understanding, what is actually happening with a modern engine that claims to shut down a couple cylinders to conserve fuel? I see many V8 cars claiming better gas mileage by shutting down a couple cylinders when not needed while cruising down the highway getting improved mileage.
  5. Carrozzeria didi not at the time but others matched up fine except for the cush drive bolt pattern for the drive sprocket. So we just replaced the drive sprocket at the same time. They offered a cheap price on a choice of two different sprockets, aluminum or steel. I have since replaced mine with a nice matching anodized gold SuperSprox for that extra bling.
  6. Paging Hank ! He knows all the details and spec's on what we did with the group buy and what will bolt right up from Carrozzeria. Hank is who I went through to pick up a replacement set of cush drive rubbers.
  7. Thanks Mike, You jogged my memory or lack there of. I don't think there was such a thing as a ZX10 when we did the group buy ! Back then it was a ZX9 I think. I need to edit my posts to say ZX12 in place of ZX10.
  8. If I am not mistaken, they did not make a cush drive with the matching sprocket bolt pattern that the BlackBird has. The ZX12 cush drive is what came with the rear wheel so you were forced to buy a new ZX12 sprocket .
  9. We did a group buy many years ago for the Carrozzeria wheels which is why you see so many here from members of this forum, myself included. Don't quote me on this but I think we got wheels designed for the ZX12. Everything matched up perfectly as far as brake caliper, axle etc except the bolt pattern for the sprocket. We had to buy a new sprocket (for the ZX12) with the rear wheel. I love my Carrozzeria gold wheels and they have held up beautiful for over 10 years. I did replace the cush drive rubbers a couple years ago. Others that have more knowledge than I should speak up soon as there may be some other spec that is needed to get the correct wheels for a direct swap-out.
  10. I used to sell them on Bike Bits but the box of 50 that I had, took over 10 years to sell out ! Fastenal is where I bought them but I no longer have the part number. Take a broken one to Fastenal and they can match it up.
  11. Scott posted up a clean very low miles 99 that looks very nice that is listed at $4000 or Best Offer. Guessing it could be had for less. Black and fuel injected with only 8400 miles
  12. R/R location is different on varying model years. The wire leeds are of different length. I think maybe the later model R/Rs provide a slightly higher amperage output. Rockmeup ??
  13. If only one is bad, then the stator would most likely be the good one. usually when the Stator goes bad (shorted) it kills the R/R. Since the R/R is after the Stator, usually when the R/R goes bad it does not affect the Stator, USUALLY!
  14. Correct - Lithium ion are similar to what was used in laptops etc and had a tendency to catch fire. Different animal with Lithium Iron Phosphate. I may be wrong but think that all motorcycle batteries are Now Lithium Iron Phosphate and the Ion is no longer available for use in Bike.
  15. I have bought from and would recommend "Battery Stuff" They carry Shorai, Scorpion and other brands. I think Scorpion is their own house brand and is usually slightly cheaper than the known name brands like Shorai, hence my cheapness decided on the Scorpion and have not been disappointed with the choice. https://www.batterystuff.com/ They carry a full line of Lithium Battery products as well as chargers. I personally have 2 of the Scorpion brand Lithium batteries. 1 has been in my BlackBird for 5 years so far. I like the Cranking Amps of the Lithium batteries and the almost zero voltage loss over time while bike is in winter storage. Or in the case of my Bird that sits for long periods of time with little or no use. When I bought my first one, from Battery Stuff, it was delivered in a Priority Mail flat rate box and left on my front porch while I was at work. When I got home I was excited to see the new battery had arrived but when I went to pick up the box, I was mad because I realized that they sent me a box with no battery inside. Couldn't believe that it was a real battery inside when I opened the box. Thought it had to be a hollow plastic fake display of a battery due to its lack of weight. Seemed to weight about the same as 1 "D"-cell flashlight battery! Love the high rating for CCA's. Has a push button on top to tell you if it is fully charged just like a Duracell battery!
  16. I hard boil a dozen at a time. Eat at least 2 a day so never left for more than 6 days in the frig. I hard boil and then shell them, while they are still slightly warm so the shell comes off easily. If you refrigerate them with the shell on, it is tough getting the shell off without removing much of the egg white, along with the shell. Our local grocery store (Publix) sells hard boiled eggs that are already shelled, They are sealed in a plastic bag and have a 3 week store shelf life, so I figure 1 week freshly hard boiled is good for me.
  17. Already received here in Florida today.
  18. Wow, forgot about this post back in 2016! Sold my house last year and moved 125 miles north to Vero Beach, FL. Bought a home here and wondered what I could do for physical exercise since I live west of City by about 15 miles. Discovered the county built a beautiful (HUGE) aquatic center about 3/4 of a mile from my house. Annual membership is $120 ! Heated pool all year round and really nice shower/locker room. Joined last October and signed up for the Mile Swim Club. You log your number of laps swam each visit and they keep track of your total distance annually. Every January they have a free luncheon/banquet and everyone gets a certificate showing how many miles you swam for the year. If you exceed 100 miles you get a T-shirt. The last three months of 2017 I swam 54 miles. I had a slow start in January and only swam 15 miles but improved in February (short month) and swam 30 miles. I should have an additional 25 miles this month (March) and have a goal of swimming a minimum of 20 miles a month. This month has been tough because of being away for RacerXX and two weekends the pool was closed due to a big swim meet reserving the facility. This past Sunday I had the time and got into a groove and swam 2 miles. A first for me but killed me the following day forcing out another mile. I have to build up slower for that to happen again! I really enjoy the workout and is really good for my arthritic joints at the same time. MY Doc tells me to keep it up. My first time doing any serious swimming since I got out of the Navy in 1978 . My form is terrible and I wish I had an oxygen tank on the side of the pool sometimes! Smoking for 37 years has left its mark but quitting 10 years ago is enabling me to work my way back to decent respiratory health. I am maintaining my weight at 170 lbs but trimming up to my liking. I dream about having some ABs showing but at 62 years old that will probably not happen. Still healthy, fun and enjoyable.
  19. MIne arrived today. Thanks Mack Very nice piece. Now I need a second one to display both sides!
  20. Mack, Paypal sent but you show a "space" between the @ and the UN.org which I deleted. Verify that you received my payment and delete the space if received. I would have sent the $20 via friends and family (No Fee) but unsure if it would go through. You can also refund the payment and I will resend via Friends and Family if the email is correct. Shipping address is with the payment John01XX John@BikeBits.us
  21. John01XX

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    Here is a deal on a set of Chase Harper Bags
  22. I have to get past the 600 mile break-in period before I consider any other farkles or performance mods!
  23. I have the HEL kit on my 01 Bird that I brought back from England (JAWS) in , I think 2004 or 2005. It replaced the rubber lines and left the hard lines. Still working perfect today with DOT 4 fluid. My poor memory says that it was like 13 lines, including the clutch.
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