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    Finding neutral

    no, it's not a big deal. chances are that your engine/ gearbox is still a bit tight and/or that your clutch lever is slightly out of adjustment. sometime they can be really sensitive to adjustment even though it is "correct" by the book it can still be a bit sticky getting into neutral...
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    A lesson in "Fork Stiction"

    There are ton of pages on suspension out there and the subject can get really involved Here is a VMax page that will give you the general deal. There are 3 basic thing you can do to reduce stiction stiction the first would be to do what you did. (most common source of stiction) The...
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    A lesson in "Fork Stiction"

    yes, that is stiction. Your method will work and is better than nothing. ideal would be a real pain in the ass and overkill for these bikes In addition, one can also use low stiction fork seals which are available here
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    Hugeeee HD riders

    I could have sworn we met at Cambria. several times.
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    Babes On Bikes *NSFW*

    I'll take the Beemer Babe. Looks like a sporty missy. actually riding one handed and with authority style points awarded.
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    More Light, again

    damn, sorry for tryen. sorry for not reading the entire linked to threads and noticing that the last post was yours. Not only did I take the time to respond, but I actually took the time to go back and find them for you. You know, it has been known to happen that people don't use the...
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    More Light, again

    I posted an entire thread about this very issue in the tech section. I believe that somebody else did (with pics) as well. search is your friend. ----edit below---- Here, I did it for you Speed3Chris thread http://www.newbonnevilleriders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6910 My thread...
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    Clutch slipping 05 Thruxton

    It's rather easy. The only "hard" part is getting the lifter pin to move freely. There are a couple of tricks to it but it's not hard. Just take a bit of patience. I found the easiest way to align the pin was to evenly tighten the spring bolts that hold the plate on until almost tight...
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    Clutch slipping 05 Thruxton

    chances are it's the springs. Taking a look at the cush drive is easy so it really won't hurt to do it but I can tell that unless you got a defective one, it's fine. I got 70K hard riding miles on mine and it looks brand new. You are correct about the stock spring not really being up to...
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    Babes On Bikes *NSFW*

    your killing me Pikey. I got your PM. I'm out the door in 5 hr for Mods Vs Rockers S.D.. I'll Pm ya when I'm back in 4 days. cheers
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    "see through" Bonneville farme

    There are a lot of factors. Jeff has had some good luck, just about everybody I know had their battery go after about 4 years. There have been quite a few people with reg/rec issues. It's pretty common. (Unfortunately they just replace the reg/rec, if they would check the stator they would...
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    "see through" Bonneville farme

    >"electronics tray under the seat. I have a new high tech battery from Harris that is only one inch thick. So in the tray goes battery, rectifier, horn, fuse box, and all the other shit that sits behind the carbs..." Our rectifiers get quite hot which is why they are mounted directly in the...
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    M ES back from the dead

    Pikey, I do fancy popping on over but I'm so bloody broke that I'd go into debt trying to pay attention. that and the odds are even that this time I Wouldn't come back. Be sure to take plenty of pics. I allways get a kick out of 'em. Give the monks a scoop of rice for me. Give me a link...
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    M ES back from the dead

    OK, I wasn't really dead. I wasn't really even sick. I just had to take a small break and actually do some riding. Hope everybody got a few miles under their seat and all the rolling stock is intact since I went underground. catch ya in the corner. M ES
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    How many posts can a thread have before S3Chris flames somebody?

    I'm staying out of this one. I'm in no position to throw stones. I know there's been many a time when the Dude has face palmed after reading one of my posts. I can imagine that a few people here have put me on the ignore list. I've had a long, long, long internet presence and I've seen...
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    Long 1st gear

    That would work if your lite enough or have a hopped up motor. I think I would rather have a close ratio 6 speed though. On the open highways in Ca., I have to keep it under 72-75mph and I'm turning maybe 4.8K. Not bad really. If 5th was taller, I would be able to limit out in 5th. As...
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    Long 1st gear

    Speed3Chris, strokerlmt, Bonneville09er I see you guys are starting to catch up to me. :) I had it with junior on his last thread. The guy doesn't have clue one. If you go back and read his welcome post you would see combine that with some of his other posts.... and well, there you...
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    I need someone's brilliant feedback regarding my headlight bucket...

    It is not hard to take the bucket off and put it back on. It is fiddley though. It's just not a big deal. Take the time to do it right.
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    need more power

    I like it and I really like the cans. You repaint the frame gloss blk? or is it just that pristine. what kind of filter is that. Hard to tell but it looks like it might be a big oval. Custom side covers with front and rear blanked out to enclose the pod/s? I can see you loosing 40lbs...
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    need more power

    The crank was just a joke of course and I really don't think that Pie is coming on here and throwing us a curve. It's just that when you hear that, it like fuck me that's a lot of weight. I know it could be done, maybe not easily and certainly not cheaply. I figured the wheels were about...
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    need more power

    =407lbs Stock Dry weight (claimed) is 205.0 kg (451.9 pounds) You shed 44.9lbs or 20kg off your bike all while adding a second caliper and rotor? Yeah, I know the CBR600 wheels are lighter (but the rubber isn't) what did you do, remove the crank?. I don't know Pie, I'm tempted to call...
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    Here ya go... a cookin single??

    I like it. the only problem I have is the Rake and trail: 30 degrees / 4.75"
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    Misc bullshit

    nice first post. You'll get along just fine here. welcome aboard.
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    pre-war trump

    It's nice to see an old bike that is respected for what it is and not restored to factory fresh. an early Triumph is a find. A Red cross that early, in that shape. Priceless. I don't think the # plate is OG. Replaced maybe early post war. British plate # are a nightmare to decipher but...
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