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post #2121 of 2334 Old 01-26-2016, 11:52 PM
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Just completed the 16k mile service on my baby. Looking forward to replacing the brake pads and drive chain this summer
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So maybe I got a little carried away.......
lol, that's awesome.
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Please note that there is alternative transportation in the background.

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Went to drive the cage, opened the door, saw transmission fluid on the driver side floor, turned around grabbed my gear and hopped on the cbr.

Looks like my 250 is going to be ridden much more in the coming days!

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There is transmission fluid inside the passenger compartment? o_O

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There is transmission fluid inside the passenger compartment? o_O
I think the speedo cable came undone. I was messing with the cable on the engine side to fix a leak and I might have unplugged it up at the dash.

Or something along the lines.
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I took the bike out and had lunch with my girlfriend at work. I took my usual fun back roads to the tollway. I am amazed at how well this bike does on this 70 mph road. I can get up to 80 in 5th gear if I run it to the limit. The engine does not instantly wind up power like the fast bikes, but I can certainly ride faster than traffic, and pass people.
There was a pretty strong wind. It was pushing me around a little, but it was pretty easy and natural to lean into it. When I made shoulder checks though, it felt like the wind wanted to pull my helmet off and throw it behind me. Overall though it was a good ride.
Sometimes when I watch videos or read reviews from the bigger bikes, I day dream about having that kind of power. I then start to wonder if I need that. However I feel reassured anytime I have taken Maya on the tollway, nah I am good. One day I might feel like I want more power, but really I got all I need in my little CBR.
It cracks me up when I see people saying things like 250s max at 60. Oh well, let them believe what they want, if they knew the truth these bikes might cost more.

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Painted the belly pan, came out pretty decent. Not much to go wrong with the rattle can, right? Ha! Paint wrinkling, crackling, probably due to painting in a 55 degree workshop with low humidity? I dunno, never had much trouble before. Did good prep work, used quality primer, etc. Next time I'll wait for nicer weather..... First attempt was in red, the 2 layer Colorrite system was ridiculous, by the time I got an even layer of paint on it was too dark, like maroon! Oh well, live and learn. I JB Welded the front seam inside and out, then sanded off the excess on the outside. Scuffed up the surface, primed, painted and clear coated with light sanding in between coats as needed. It should look good when installed....

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Did the monthly charge on the battery. I use a Schumacher ship-to-shore, electronic battery charger. I really like that unit and recommend it to all.
BTW, my AGM battery was at 95% before the top-up charge. Now it's good until mid march. Love that charger.
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Oregonian here! If anyone else is PDX then you know that the rain makes it a no go unless you are geared for it. So no riding today =(.
How ever, i have become restless with its looks. I believe it is time to chop on it and "make it mine".

Im going to cut off the entire rear seat/lights.
Yes...cut them completely off.
I will then be tapping the frame to fit two bolts on each side so i can mount a home made sissy bar/luggage rack.
I will also be taking a small bit of aluminum or steel, shave it down, tweak it, tap it so i can mount the plate and plate light, tap another hole above that for my new LED sigs/brake lights. Leave enough room to replace stuff when i need too, but i will be welding that plate to the frame behind the driver's seat.

Plastics are mostly gone, will remove the front end/headlight for a new set up. Just a bucket light, mount more LED sigs.
Speedo will be mounted to a rail.
I can see it in my mind and it looks half decent to me.

Opinions?
(Before im ask, yes those itty bitty little dots of yellow light are my signals. No i havent had legal trouble because of it)
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