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Re: Forced Maintenance Outage
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2019, 03:14:08 pm »
 :thumbs:   That JB weld is good stuff.  Carry it with me all the time on rides.
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Re: Forced Maintenance Outage
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 10:03:13 am »
:thumbs:   That JB weld is good stuff.  Carry it with me all the time on rides.

While I complete this current maintenance outage I have a question.  Perhaps it would be better to go looking for an answer but I am curious (RIGHT NOW ;D) and I need to satisfy my Ego, ID, or some other obscure psychological need.

Since you mentioned JB Weld (the greatest gift to Humankind) I am curious to know what else we consider riding around with "just in case".  You know, what is in/on the bike for the inevitable"unplanned roadside stopover"?
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Re: Forced Maintenance Outage
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 10:06:08 am »
OK.  Almost done.  I just have to replace the plastic and Connie is ready to roll out.  A couple of pics.

The oil leaking from that o-ring completely coated the radiator after 50k+ miles.  The JB weld that I shoved into the cooling fins did OK.  It could use a good washing with a de-greaser I guess.

If you have to replace a radiator don't forget the hardware on the old one!!!  You have to transfer clips and such to mount the new one.  Of course, you'll figure it out, hopefully before you slide the new one in place.  :-\

The cooling fans are of different sizes.  Would not have guessed that.
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Re: Forced Maintenance Outage
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 10:52:02 am »
Wire, duct tape, tie wraps....
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Re: Forced Maintenance Outage
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 04:07:38 pm »
The cooling fans are of different sizes.  Would not have guessed that.

Wow, wouldn't have guessed that either.  I suppose it has to do with clearance for other stuff.  Love that photo...also, the fans really don't cover much of the radiator, do they?  Maybe 33%
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