Can I trust sleeping beauty??

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Can I trust sleeping beauty??

Post by made2care » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:57 pm

So I am planning a trip this summer. Can I trust her on a relatively long trip?? We want to answer quietly, I don't want her to deliberately sabotage the trip since I'm second guessing her reliability.

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Re: Can I trust sleeping beauty??

Post by robb » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:57 pm

If we live our life in doubt we may never leave the house. Fresh oil and good skins on a bike that is running good leads to a lot of adventure. Go for it.

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Re: Can I trust sleeping beauty??

Post by redial » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:03 am

After such a long sleep, she probably wants to get out and stretch her legs and feel the wind in her hair. I would be taking her for a shakedown cruise first, say a couple hundred miles or even an overnight trip, and then come back and see how she performs.

With your obvious attention to detail, I would be willing to wager that she will perform to her usual high standard, and you will be well pleased with the comfort and effortless ride that you will have. Keep smiling.
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Re: Can I trust sleeping beauty??

Post by dingdong » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:20 am

I remember early in your rebuild you were hesitant about replacing the timing belts. Did you ever get them replaced? Hope so with a trip planned.

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Re: Can I trust sleeping beauty??

Post by Mag » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:38 pm

Take her out for a 180 miler......(a 180 for me is out to the coast and back).....if she runs, take her for a long trip. Just remember, going on a trip on a bike is partly the ride, partly the experience....if she stumbles, you will find help....there is always help.

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Re: Can I trust sleeping beauty??

Post by tom84std » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:18 pm

I saw someone mentioned timing belts. Cables? How old is the fuel pump? Spline greased and gearbox serviced? Speedometer and tach cables greased? Neck bearings, fork oil. All four wheel bearings. I have a little tool I made from a dentist's pick I use to remove the neoprene shields, wash the bearings in solvent using a brush and compressed air. Repack with fresh grease and replace shields. I've never seen a greasy bearing fail. You can service the U-joint the same way. Look through the service manual and make yourself a checklist. It beats riding down the road thinking of things you've forgotten.

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