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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-30-2020, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Prepping new to me 05' for trip

Hey guys, heading on my yearly 9 day trip in a week on my new to me 05', has 40k miles. Wondering if there's anything I missed that I should check out before our trip.

What I've done already:
checked wheel bearings/brake pads
greased driveshaft splines and wheel at pumpkin
changed final drive fluid
lubed levers and foot controls (and removed footpeg lowering kit, anyone want them?)
Some heat mods
adjusted CO
changed brake and clutch fluids
has fresh oil change/good tires
added some lights and a gopro mount
Synched throttle bodies

I'm planning to lube the shock pivot bearings before I go...

Thanks! Can't wait for this trip on my new bike!
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How far you going in 9 days?
How many miles on tires now?

Ensure that coolant level is correct in overflow and that fans cycle correctly


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those are all the things I did to my bike when I first got it back in June ,, I dont think you have missed anything other then have you went on sat a 300 mile ride to see how you feel riding that far?
You may find you need a Air hawk seat cushion ( or I have a purple pad in addition so the air hawk how about some grip puppies?
Also a camel back for hydration ?? and your riding clothing ? rain gear? riding boots/ shoes? different sets of gloves
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I did not see the CCT check/Replacement on the list of already done. I guess the older ones internal spring can fail which can cause a lot of problems including a grenaded engine just by hitting the start button. CCT stands for Cam Chain Tensoner and is on the upper right side of engine. Your looking for a green or blue dot, that means it has already been swapped out and your good to go. No dot=No Good!!!! Plenty of info on this forum that got me through the process.

I too just purchased a 2003 w/42,000 miles and from what I have read that is truly the only potential catastrophic weakness on these machines. Please do it, like now!!!
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On a side note: was the Barbarian Mod worth the trouble? I have been considering it myself.

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Hey Little Joe: we're doing about 3000 miles, all twistys.

Tires look new ok date codes road 4 GTs

Thanks yes did check coolant, and I've def checked cooling system and fan is working.
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way8lifter did do a 200 mile day plus 100 slab home from purchase.

It came with a Corbin seat which I am a big fan of, have one on my Bandit just as comfortable.

Def have all the gear/hydration dialed no problem.

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Thanks Nunia I did read that here about the chain tensioner and did check it, green dot!

As for the barbarian mod def worth it. It's not hard to do and you can always go back, but you won't.

More responsive (as if it needed it), less vibration, a less of the lean surge at very light throttle/low speed. There is conflicting information about what the numbers 1 through 4 mean though, cylinders or throttle ranges...
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Thanks Pro, and good news on green dot!!!!

CO adjustments I'm looking for are maybe not so twitchy in that range where 2nd is better but it's not because it's too high and first I'm a little high in RPM's so the slightest twist beams me to warp speed. I do know I can fix all that with suspension because lucky for me I only weigh 150lbs!! But I like machines dialed in, especially mine.

Hate the Corbin!!!! Actually, I have a 2003 driver only corbin I would be willing to swap for a https://www.ebay.com/i/193543728163?...CABEgKcffD_BwE

I know, big difference in price but I hate the Corbin. Not looking to get over on anyone, at the same time if anyone has a Smuggler seat ya hate and want to throw it in I will not object!!

Enjoy your trip and ride safe as always!!!!

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Sorry, IIRC you were at 11+ and it was recommended that you only mess with the number 1 cyclinder. Did you follow that? Move the #1 up further? I'm not really concerned whether or not the adjustments are dealing with actual Fuel/Air or throttle position at this point....Although I am leaning towards CO means CO so sounds like fuel/air to me. But it is a new machine to me so I am learning thanks to this forum!!!!

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