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Got the bike out for first ride here, glad to report my quick shifter feels better than remembered, (had it recalibrated before riding Season). Cruise control was installed then, its a nice upgrade from the always slipping throttle lock I used to use. Aaaand the Husky round aluminum foot pegs feel nice and grippy under foot.

Just as impressive… the spring clean up job on the roads is awesome! I’ve NEVER seen so little gravel on some of my usual backroads! Someone in the works department must be a biker!
 

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Installed the Coober LM box. No warning light on the dashboard; made me first feel like I failed at connecting the wires ...
Went for a brief 10-mile ride before dark, too short to notice any gain. BUT, for the first time ever, I could have the QS work ok. Not smooth, but at least it changed gears and did not send the engine to the red zone as it used to do.
Can't rule out a placebo effect still, I will go for a real ride tomorrow.
Anyway, this thing is here to stay as I took me forever to install it cleanly :giggle:
 

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Installed the Coober LM box. No warning light on the dashboard; made me first feel like I failed at connecting the wires ...
Went for a brief 10-mile ride before dark, too short to notice any gain. BUT, for the first time ever, I could have the QS work ok. Not smooth, but at least it changed gears and did not send the engine to the red zone as it used to do.
Can't rule out a placebo effect still, I will go for a real ride tomorrow.
Anyway, this thing is here to stay as I took me forever to install it cleanly :giggle:
The LM is an adaptive device afaik. It will take a while to adapt your engine and ECU to your environment.
It's why they say NOT to repeatedly disconnect/reconnect the road/track black wire loop.
My RoT for all auto-adapting devices is a tank of fuel. The PCV-Autotune I have on the Triumph is the same.
 

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Any tips on keeping the Orange wheels clean?
never ride…
In essense @Cb750r is correct. You can't really keep wheels clean. Especially if you lube your chain on a regular basis. Then it's really about how often you clean them. If you use a good topper, then a quick wipe down after every ride would keep them looking good. But since I NEVER do that. I have resorted to using the Nemo oiler to help with using the bare minimum of oil needed to oil the chain. Thereby minimizing the oil splatter on to the wheel. That being said there is a school of thought that modern chains don't need to be oiled. At the end of the day I just do a thorough wash of the bike when it needs it. I'm more about riding than cleaning. :rolleyes:
 

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This is just my method for the past 25 years, zero complaints:

Buy a gallon of WD40 via Amazon, (it will last you a long time and have multiple uses), as well as a WD40 or similar pump spray container.

Spray some WD40 on a towel, wt your rear wheel elevated, lightly clean your chain.

Use a wax type chain lube ala Maxima brand.

Spray some WD40 on a towel, spin/clean your wheels. Another pass wt a clean side/towel. Easy.

I usually do this every two weeks, takes only a handful of minutes, allows me also to inspect the chain, wheels, tires & brake pads.
 

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This is just my method for the past 25 years, zero complaints:

Buy a gallon of WD40 via Amazon, (it will last you a long time and have multiple uses), as well as a WD40 or similar pump spray container.

Spray some WD40 on a towel, wt your rear wheel elevated, lightly clean your chain.

Use a wax type chain lube ala Maxima brand.

Spray some WD40 on a towel, spin/clean your wheels. Another pass wt a clean side/towel. Easy.

I usually do this every two weeks, takes only a handful of minutes, allows me also to inspect the chain, wheels, tires & brake pads.
I am more on your page, lube and clean often, and curse when it rains and makes a complete mess. I sub in kerosene in place of wd40 though.
 

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I am more on your page, lube and clean often, and curse when it rains and makes a complete mess. I sub in kerosene in place of wd40 though.
I’ve often wondered if kerosene wasn’t an ingredient in WD40. Yea, post-rain cleaning of any moto is rarely fun.
 

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Fixed the top case, moved the tank grips from the old bodywork to the carbon fiber bodywork, installed speedo angels dash protector. Waiting for Ermax sport windscreen to arrive and looking for a vinyl wrap to do the front fender to match the dark look of the (real) carbon fiber bodywork.



 

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Today, I mounted up a set of Galfer 320mm discs from Rottweiler on my spare set of wheels, which have a set of Bridgestone RS10s that I’ve never tried before. I have a track day (and am waitlisted for a second) coming up n the 28-29th at Chuckwalla. It could be hot, though. It’s their last track day before they essentially shut down for the summer.
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