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post #1 of 17 Old 03-07-2019, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-08-2019, 01:30 AM
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A plug you've fitted in your starter housing, which seals the void left by removing your starter innards, and that you've just lightened your bike by a couple few pounds…?

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Only thing that comes to mind is a brake piston installed backwards, but have a pretty good idea this is not the correct answer.
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@samuel for the early win!

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The so-late-it's-early-bird gets the worm, as they say…

Looks like you did a nice job on sealing it up. Any interesting tidbits/pains in the ass you encountered along the way?

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Well I recon that means that with the sturdier KZ1000 kick pedal & lots of practice, that you mastered the art of finding the perfect crank angle to ignite your Black Betty in one mighty kick, more often than not.

You are no longer gonna' be able to take her for a quick test spin around the block with only your flip-flops & shorts! Cause you would look pretty funny in Dirt Boots & Shorts. lmao.
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Well I recon that means that with the sturdier KZ1000 kick pedal & lots of practice, that you mastered the art of finding the perfect crank angle to ignite your Black Betty in one mighty kick, more often than not.

You are no longer gonna' be able to take her for a quick test spin around the block with only your flip-flops & shorts! Cause you would look pretty funny in Dirt Boots & Shorts. lmao.
Technically he would only need one boot
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The so-late-it's-early-bird gets the worm, as they say…

Looks like you did a nice job on sealing it up. Any interesting tidbits/pains in the ass you encountered along the way?
I had to turn .020" off of the diameter of the freeze plug even though it was labeled as the exact size I should have needed. Freeze plugs are irrational.

Moving the exhaust around is always a bit of a pain if you only have two hands. Installing a new exhaust gasket can be particularly trying.

Other than that, piece of cake.

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...You are no longer gonna' be able to take her for a quick test spin around the block with only your flip-flops & shorts! Cause you would look pretty funny in Dirt Boots & Shorts. lmao.
Yeah, those days are pretty much over. Today I was walking around in shorts with one flip-flop on and one boot on and Good Neighbor Ray asked what I did to my foot. He thought it was a walking cast.

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Do you not use a smear of grease or anti-sieze or RTV on the flat side of the exhaust header gasket to keep it in the port while reassembing?

It only smokes for a little bit.

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Yes, I use RTV, but as soon as it gets bumped the whole operation goes back to zero while the gasket gets repositioned.

It's so much easier if you separate the header pipe from the mid-pipe, but where's the fun in that?

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