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  1. serpentracer

    Weird Engine Break-in Protocol

    In my opinion it's better safe than sorry. I broke my R6 in per the manual. When I sold it with 50k street miles and maybe 400 track miles on the engine the thing was still pulling hard and didn't use any oil. Not an oz of oil. Didn't smoke, didn't make noises. That was in 2014. The person that bought it is still riding it with over 70k miles
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    RainX for plastics

    Looks like rainX developed a plastic version for helmets etc. Anyone try it yet? I'm hesitant to try it on a $70 shoei shield. Need more reviews lol https://www.rainx.com/product/plastic-water-repellent/rain-x-plastic-water-repellent/#.XNvsircpA0M
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    Fiberglass question

    this is old but this sort of thing is exactly what JB weld works good for. seriously. I worked at a mold making shop and we would often fix nicks and scratches in molds of fiberglass and metal with it. we also attached locator pins with it too. you always need to scuff anything you want to stick together for a mechanical bond.
  4. serpentracer

    Weird Engine Break-in Protocol

    this reminds me that I saw a brand new chevy impala still had the wrap on the bumpers smoking out of the tail pipe as the guy was driving it down the expressway. lol pile of junk!
  5. serpentracer

    heat shrink hose clamps?

    yeah, IF is the problem. lol. hey I noticed Lowe's sells all those special hose clamps all the manufactures use on our bikes now. they also had the crimp tool for them. they keep it all back in the plumbing isle. but I have no idea if the clamps diameters would work on most bikes.
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    Cooked wiring???

    I've seen many a wires cut by zip ties being on too tight. but like reconRat says, that bolt is probably the source of heat that melted the jacket on the other wire. when I worked at the dealership often recalls involved wrapping rubber sheets/ jackets around spots suspected of cutting wiring.
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    Outdoor cover suggestions

    Read the reviews on that HF she'd though. The wind folds those up with ease and the cover material is easily torn by light winds. Look on Alibaba. There are motorcycle sheds on there that look like they are decent. I've seen some that will sell just 1. https://m.alibaba.com/product/60068239852/Folding-waterproof-fire-prevention-Motorcycle-tent.html?s=p&spm=a2706.wap_new_search.1998817009.37.57eb284fmtdbof
  8. serpentracer

    something to make you northern guys jealous.

    I will try one. But the 3m mounting tape is removable. Use a old gift card etc. I had the helmet mount on my tank because the suction cup won't work anywhere. I found a nice accessories kit for $20 at microcenter. But so far none of it is of much use. The holder I was using needs to be 3 inches taller. I did mount it on the front of the bike but it gets hit with bugs and ruins the video haha
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    something to make you northern guys jealous.

    I don't like it either. I can't seem to find a good spot on this bike. No flat panels anywhere.
  10. all the good roads are down here in the south. this for hours....
  11. serpentracer

    It took the French....

    ehh just god doing what god does to molesters.
  12. serpentracer

    I'm baaaaaaakkkkk!

    cant wait to see pics of it laying on it's side getting a rear tire change.
  13. serpentracer

    Anyone invest in precious metals?

    what got me even looking into their value is that story a few months ago about the 1943 copper penny being worth $1.7M. I have a big can of old pennies too. and a bunch of 1943 but you can tell they're not copper but all of my 1942 and 1944 pennies are. strike 2! LOL https://www.foxnews.com/science/holy-grail-found-rare-penny-might-be-worth-1-7m-after-it-was-found-in-boys-lunch-money
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    Anyone invest in precious metals?

    I recently inherited a few silver dollar coins from the mid 1800's. having a look at a few websites I have almost worthless coins. their value is $12. but get this, melted down they're worth $24. lol there are a few editions of the same years but with different mint marks that are worth $400-500 and one so rare worth $20k. of course I have the $12 ones haha.
  15. serpentracer

    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    all I see are republicans like dewine raising gas tax.
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