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I may be overdoing it here, but I am thinking it couldn't hurt to have a micrometer or digital dial guage {cheap ones at Harbor Freight}.
Doesn't hurt a bit to have one, absolutely! I didn't think of that, it has been 8 yrs since I used it and I can't remember what I had for lunch last Friday so please forgive me. Yeah, the first time around reshimming it was extremely helpful as a couple of factory shims were difficult to read so I measured them. I've also measured a few Hot Cams and Pro-X shims and found them to be dead nuts so I quit measuring. Mine is a Mitutoyo 0-25mm Digit Read micrometer that someone gave me yrs ago, Ill try to remember to bring it.

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Lol.

The only screws I stripped were the super soft Phillips (or Frearson or JIS something I probably had the wrong tool) screws holding the throttle cables/bracket to the cast aluminum. I installed proper socket screws and squished the originals into flats on the cement because it took me over an hour to find my impact driver to get it out.
The Gen3 is a little different in that the throttle cables run down the right side. The OP will be doing a Gen2 where the cables run right down the middle. For Gen2 I've never disconnected the cables down low, I've always split the cable housing at the handlebar. This gives plenty of slack to move them around as needed for the Gen2.

Folks need to remember that there are subtle differences in the Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 construction and they are all "done" a little differently.

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I am overdue for one also and maybe we can do two or at least watch and learn as I am in the same area. Time to start collecting items for doing mine it looks like.
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Smash, What generation do you have? Since you're in greensboro also, it may make sense to just work together while we have an experienced eye watching over..Shoot seems theres a fair amount of interest maybe we just pick a day and turn it into a regular tech day. Seems there are 3 (myself included) already interested.

Edited.. I see you have a 2015.. But your still close so why not?
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All you have to do for such a "tech" day is allow enough time for the bikes to cool down thoroughly. Dumping hot coolant and removing hot spark plugs is no fun....

Another thing for the list: a long thin funnel. Makes adding coolant so much easier.

I'm going to go back and edit "the list post" as we think of things.

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It's a date!

No, not a tech date yet. A Meet-n-Greet light lunch date in Greensboro.

Saturday, June 2, 1pm. Toshi's Cafe. Excellent sandwiches and wraps, killer sushi. A little pricey but not exorbitant. 5710 W Gate City Blvd, in the Adam's Farm/Harris Teeter shopping center.

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It's a date!

No, not a tech date yet. A Meet-n-Greet light lunch date in Greensboro.

Saturday, June 2, 1pm. Toshi's Cafe. Excellent sandwiches and wraps, killer sushi. A little pricey but not exorbitant. 5710 W Gate City Blvd, in the Adam's Farm/Harris Teeter shopping center.

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Very good idea since there are several of us in the area. Hope I can find it, especially since I drive by Tosh's everyday and never eaten there yet. Look forward to it!
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Additionals thought of later:

- 0-25mm micrometer or metric slide calipers for measuring shims
- long thin funnel for coolant filling
- piece of 2x2 or 2x4, no more than 11" long. 10 1/2" is perfect.
Updated list as above. It's used for propping up the front of the fuel tank briefly while unplugging connectors and pulling vent hose up.

Note to self- note the routing of the vent hose!!

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Additionals thought of later:

- 0-25mm micrometer or metric slide calipers for measuring shims
- long thin funnel for coolant filling
- piece of 2x2 or 2x4, no more than 11" long. 10 1/2" is perfect.
- cable ties, color of your choice
- throttle cable lube
Added a couple more things.

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Added a couple more things.

DUDE, just when I think I'm done! LOL
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