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Everything posted by showmerider

  1. Sorry to hear about the bad start to your day, but at least you still got to go enjoy a ride
  2. @betoney I like that idea, I haven't seen those before, I will get a pair or 3 ordered, thanks.
  3. @koth442 thanks, I'll try that. Do you not use the wheel chock at all? @BBB I can put it on the center stand on the lift, but I was concerned about it tipping over by accident and was wanting suggestions on extra support whiole the table is in the air.
  4. So, after many years of crawling around on the ground to work on my bikes, my wife finally let me buy a motorcycle lift table (Handy S.A.M 1200). It showed up yesterday afternoon and I immediately set it up, installed the wheel vise and put my Tracer on it to test it out. Handy's paperwork says the bike must be supported by something other than just the wheel vise, but when I tried strapping it down by placing the straps just inside of the grips and controls on to the handlebars and down to the table it was too narrow and I was concerned about it squeezing the plastic bits too much and possibly damaging them, so I wound up strapping to the passenger pegs mounts and going rearward to the back of the table which should be fine until I want the rear tire in the air for maintenance. Any suggestions for supporting it at the front end?
  5. I know the wires were a tight fit and I had to relocate several wire/cables so if they made any thing anything shorter from the factory he could have some problems, but then again the dealer might not of went through the effort of moving things around, because mine fits just fine. Good luck!
  6. How true! I switched to the mid thigh spandex type underwear years ago, makes a huge difference! Now thats the only kind I wear all the time!
  7. GP46: I could take some pictures but they would look the same as the ones that Wordsmith posted on his writeup on the Bagster seat. As for now, I would say it doesn't help with the pain in the tailbone, but like I said and to Wordsmith's point, I have only gone 45 miles on it. I hope to get out and ride some more this week while I'm off work. quaxom: I ride with mine in the high position, as I have fairly long legs and a shorter torso, lol. Wordsmith: I will be riding some more and hoping for it to get more comfortable, I was just hoping for your "Love at first sit", but it does look very nice on the bike.
  8. I just received my new Bagster seat (Ready Luxe with bultex),I installed it on my Tracer, looks nice, no issues, but was disappointed in the comfort after riding it about 45 miles. It helps with the forward lean some, but it seemed to me that it was more the material type holding me in place as there was still some lean in it. As far as padding, it almost seems like the oem seat has more. Maybe I just have a bony butt! I'm 5'11, 175lbs. YMMV
  9. I have a 2019 Tracer and the Rox risers fit like a glove. I did have to move some cables around to make it work , but it fits me better now. Just waiting on my Bagster seat to get here any then add MCcruise later this summer
  10. I managed to get 2 inches in height, but I had to reroute my cables to do it.
  11. I guess you would call it clutch pull. I don't like the factory setting. I have to let the clutch half way out before the bike starts moving. I want it to start "grabbing " as soon as I start to release the lever
  12. After I get them installed and we get a warm enough day, I'll let you know if they fixed my problem and whether or not I like them.
  13. I just ordered adjustable clutch and brake levers, radiator guard and a tail tidy and I'm pretty sure one of my sons is buying me the Rox risers, so my bike and I are having a good Christmas. Now what do I get my wife now with so little time left???
  14. I just placed an order for the Evotech performance adjustable clutch and brake levers, hope they work out for me🙃
  15. Sometimes it's cheaper to keep polishing the old helmet than finding an alternative 🤔, they can be real expensive sometimes, but they can be worth there wait in gold sometimes too😁
  16. Christmas is getting close, what are some things you would like for your bike for Christmas?? Me, I would like a K & L MC625R motorcycle lift table and McCruise cruise control
  17. Thanks for all the advice, I'm looking into some new levers, but not in a real hurry right now with winter setting in. I'll spend more time on the Goldwing now to stay a little warmer
  18. I followed your link and put in my bike, '19 tracer 900, and it say sc it doesn't fit my bike. I'll keep looking. Thanks again for your help
  19. I appreciate your help and will be on the lookout for some good adjustable levers, any suggestions? I've been riding bikes for about 40 years now and this is the first bike that I can recall that I've had an issue with the clutch that i couldn't get adjusted to my liking. Thanks again for your advice
  20. I've tried adjusting the lower end several times and once I get it where I like it, the clutch lever is way too loose and after I adjust the lever to have the proper play, I'm back where I started. I haven't tried moving the acuating arm yet. For some reason I was thinking that had a crimped on piece of metal that I wouldn't be able to move, but I will look at that again. I even took it to as local dealer and the tech said he couldn't adjust it to where I want it and my only option would be an adjustable clutch lever. But to me that doesn't change anything but the distance that my fingers extend out to pull thr lever. Am I wrong?
  21. I didn't have any trouble getting the cable out, but I can't seem to get the cable adjusted to my liking. I want the bike to start moving when I start releasing the clutch handle, but everytime I get it adjusted to my liking, the clutch lever is super loose and when I adjust the knob by the lever, it puts me right back where I was, which is roughly about half way out on the clutch lever before the bike starts moving. Any ideas??
  22. Looks like the primer coating in the mold popped loose in that spot and left a mark on the casting when they made it. I would bet it's only cosmetic, but I would show it to the dealer just so it's on their radar if you ever do have a problem.
  23. I would check the run out on both of your rotors. I had a minor fender bender on my bike years ago and the rotor was warped just enough o cause it to drag. With that being said, it doesn't explain your loss in power. Good luck!