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  1. sirepair

    Travel tool kit

    I'll have to pull it out and make that list. I know I keep 8, 10, 12, 14 and 17mm sockets on the all-thread. All are 1/4" drive except the 17mm.
  2. sirepair

    My beautiful GT

    Nice bike! The 125 is outfitted for a Bee-double-E-double-R-you-N!
  3. Here is how I installed one of the volt meter/dual charging ports on my FJ. I made a small bracket to bolt it on to the bark buster mounts. Found a vinyl cap/thread protector from an axle which fit perfectly over the threads . Punched a hole in it for wires to pass through, and wired it in to my switched fuse block. Works great!
  4. Here is a pic of my fuse block install. Used a key-on triggered relay for power. Blue Sea 5025 ST available on Amazon: Blue Sea 5025 ST Blade Fuse Block w/Cover - 6 Circuit w/Negative Bus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TXHD7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IBzwCbGWF1EV2 Trimmed excess plastic in the undertail to allow it to fit.
  5. This topic has been hashed so many times. One of the best arguments I've heard was from a guy that is a railroad engineer. He operates a big, noisy train with bright lights and loud horns. He has hit so many forest creatures that he has lost count. Deer, Elk, Moose, Cattle, you name it, he's hit it. If all the "stimulation" that a thundering locomotive generates doesn't keep the critters from running out in front it, what makes you think some whistle or buzz box is going to make a difference?? Until you have FLIR and phasers you are at the mercy of the stupid animals!
  6. sirepair

    WTB: Several FJ-09 Accessories

    Let me know if OP doesn't want the 39L top box; I'm interested. I already have the rack and 48L box, but wouldn't mind having the smaller box too.
  7. sirepair

    New member, not owner yet

    The shock on the GT is supposed to be a bit better than that on the older FJ (mine is a '15) so I can't vouch for it. I will also confirm the "choppy" shock, not terrible, but not great. I am in the process of replacing my rear shock, hoping to improve the ride. I often cruise along in 6th gear on the secondary roads, 50-60mph, engine has lots of low end grunt, but if more giddy-up is needed, a quick drop of a gear or two will liven things up. Never really checked RPM at speed. There is a slight buzz in the bars and pegs, but not annoying (at least not to me). Air filter/plug access requires removing seats, plastic around the tank and the tank. Most of the fasteners are 1/4 turn, like a dzus (sp?) fastener. You'll have to do most the same on any modern bike. Releasing the fuel lines is probably the most annoying part of the process. I've changed the rider seat to a Russel, and it makes the reach to the ground a bit more demanding. I have a 30" inseam and find myself tippy-toed at stops because I prefer having the seat in the high position for knee angle while riding. I deal with it! I do have to pay attention to where I stop and mounting the bike. Throw a leg over one and see if it flips your switches!
  8. It whacked me up side of the head! Got my attention. Me likey!!
  9. sirepair

    Fix a flat?

    CO2 is ok to start inflating a tire, but you will need several to fully inflate a tire. I have a "Stop & Go" compressor that I keep on the bike. www.amazon.com/Stop-Go-Mini-Air-Compressor/dp/B0033B7VPK/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546525459&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=stop+%26+go+compressor&dpPl=1&dpID=31OT%2B1UmRML&ref=plSrch
  10. I got out for about an hour/60 miles today. Mid 40s temps and lots of wet spots on the secondary roads. As duhg, I didn't see any other bikes. Starting off the year right!
  11. Back from a New Year's Day ride. About 60 miles. Great start to the New Year!
  12. I was out for about 90 mile jaunt, somewhat uncommon for late December in Southern Ohio! Heated gear hookup for jacket liner and gloves, along with heated grips and new-to-me MadStad windshield all worked well. Toes and thighs were a little cool. Felt great to lean some turns!!
  13. sirepair

    What is this hole?

    Blinker fluid/muffler bearings holders are most like correct! But these could be used to locate the block for machining purposes, or for mounting in a different frame.
  14. sirepair

    OH Nuts!!

    I DID get a red '15 in 2017, already put about 10K miles on it. Rode some fun back roads from Chillicothe to Portsmouth on Black Friday, to Hickie's Hamburger Inn. Nice day for a ride and a great burger!
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    World's Worst Toolkit

    The toolkit supplied with Honda's ST1300 consists of an allen wrench and small piece of foam that no one is sure what it's for! Probably to wipe off your credit card before you hand to the tow truck driver.
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