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post #1701 of 1781 (permalink) Old 04-29-2020, 12:07 AM
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Finally warmed up enough to apply the Real Time Industries reflective fairing decals, and TechSpec tank grips, and panier pads. When I placed my order with TechSpec I requested a couple of extra scrap pieces, which I used to make pads for the trim between the front seat, and tank bottom, and the 90 degree areas at the back of the lower fairing panels, both of which are prone to scratches. The left side panier pad covered the only visible scratches on my bike, caused by not lifting my leg high enough when dismounting (boot scrapes).
I also installed the wireless transmitter, for my Gmax helmet brake light. Installing the transmitter on the bike was easier than changing the helmet light unit, due to the power cable being pinched between the helmet layers resulting in damage to the cable. Some spare wire, and 5 minutes with the soldering iron, and better than new!
Next is installation of the T-Rex engine, and panier guards. I was thinking of painting them to match the bike, but kind of like the contrast of the black guards, against the silver. So they're going on. I can always paint them later if I chose to. I'll post some pictures with my next post.
Insurance is active on Friday, May 1st. Then it's off to the races! (Don't tell my insurance agent I said that)!

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(Don't tell my insurance agent I said that)!
It's an AE, no worries. Hopefully you have some downhill riding so you can make it home in time for supper.

Saturday I spent some time cleaning and polishing- once a yr whether it needs it or not! Sunday I had a nice ride in the country with newbie nephew-in-law Chris with his new to him 2013 and his buddy from the big city with an '06. About 150 miles for me. It was nice to oot and aboot, haven't had much of that lately.

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Added some foam pipe wrap to the hard parts around the passenger saddle to keep my wife happy.

Did an oil and filter change, along with fresh gear oil in the final gear.

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Swapped out the Sargent seats for Yami Comfort seats for a 3.5 hour tour test. Also Wife Inc and I alternated between new HJC Rpha 11 and Shoei X-14 helmets.
Nice loop from Statesville to Mocksville to Harmony to Salisbury and back to States Vegas.
Tons of bikes out "social distancing".

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Swapped out the Sargent seats for Yami Comfort seats for a 3.5 hour tour test. Also Wife Inc and I alternated between new HJC Rpha 11 and Shoei X-14 helmets.
Nice loop from Statesville to Mocksville to Harmony to Salisbury and back to States Vegas.
Tons of bikes out "social distancing".
At least you are out riding, over here in the police state of UK we would be in trouble for riding in the lockdown..road block last week just a mile from my house stopping bikes! and handing out fines...

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New front tire. Michelin Pilot Power 2CT. My go-to. Lasts me a year or so. Wore out the last one like I always do, to a chisel point shape.

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I installed a Helibar Plate a few months ago and wished the bars were a little higher up, so we decided to install my extra 1" Helibar Riser blocks on the plate. Had to have spare set of throttle cables made several inches longer. Made a difference for me with the added height I set straight up now. I also adjusted the bars IN all the way on the plate. I can see out my stock mirrors MUCH better now as I DON'T see my shoulders in the mirrors now.

While we had the all the plastic off wiring fuse box under the seat, it was a good time for new F2H4 LED headlight bulbs and installed a mint "Brodie" harness Dan purchased.

Used Nolex paste in the "Brodie" 12 volt ground connectors for added insurance.

Big Thanks to Dan (D.B. Cooper ) for all his help with wiring all my 12 volt accessories to the key switched fuse box.

Also a Big Thanks To Rayzenman ... Ray made me a aluminum plate that bolts under the GIVI quick release mount on my SR357. The slotted bolt holes in the plate mount moves the top trunk 3 to 4 inches farther back for more passenger room. My wife LOVES it, Thanks again Ray..

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I installed a Helibar Plate a few months ago and wished the bars were a little higher up, so we decided to install my extra 1" Helibar Riser blocks on the plate. Had to have spare set of throttle cables made several inches longer. Made a difference for me with the added height I set straight up now. I also adjusted the bars IN all the way on the plate. I can see out my stock mirrors MUCH better now as I DON'T see my shoulders in the mirrors now.

While we had the all the plastic off wiring fuse box under the seat, it was a good time for new F2H4 LED headlight bulbs and installed a mint "Brodie" harness Dan purchased.

Used Nolex paste in the "Brodie" 12 volt ground connectors for added insurance.

Big Thanks to Dan (D.B. Cooper ) for all his help with wiring all my 12 volt accessories to the key switched fuse box.

Also a Big Thanks To Rayzenman ... Ray made me a aluminum plate that bolts under the GIVI quick release mount on my SR357. The slotted bolt holes in the plate mount moves the top trunk 3 to 4 inches farther back for more passenger room. My wife LOVES it, Thanks again Ray..

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Very nice. I did that in 2017- Heli Top plate with Genmar 1" risers. Huge difference. I saw someone the other day had a Heli -02 model top plate for sale. Nearly bought it!
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Very nice. I did that in 2017- Heli Top plate with Genmar 1" risers. Huge difference. I saw someone the other day had a Heli -02 model top plate for sale. Nearly bought it!
My Helibar top plate looks different, it bolts to my stock triple tree that looks like it sets back farther. I can't raise the gas tank up with it mounted.

My bars are UP 2" and back 3" from stock now, plus rotated them in 1.5" each end from stock. I can See out my stock mirrors better now.

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My Helibar top plate looks different, it bolts to my stock triple tree that looks like it sets back farther. I can't raise the gas tank up with it mounted.

My bars are UP 2" and back 3" from stock now, plus rotated them in 1.5" each end from stock. I can See out my stock mirrors better now.
Sounds like what you have is commonly called "The Bridge" from Heli. That came about with the Gen3's. The Gen2's had the option of replacing the entire top plate, first with pullback only (which is what I have pictured) and later with pullback and rise (the -02 model I mentioned). I've heard before that the bridge has to be removed to raise the tank. No such requirement with the top plate replacement.
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