Sleeping beauty is passing the test


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made2care
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Sleeping beauty is passing the test

Postby made2care » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:29 pm



So I am still in the midst of my trip planning and with that being said, I have purchased the necessary riding apparel and helmet just to ensure I am as safe as I can be.
While the products come in, I took Sleeping Beauty out for a longer test ride than normal. 2 hrs, which for me is a big deal, since I normally spend more time fixing bikes than riding them.
She appeared to do just fine, very stable and easy to ride. I just recently replaced the 30 year old clutch hose to braided stainless and a marked difference is present for sure. Prior to this switch, the clutch lever would turn spongy after the bike heated up, now with the stainless lines the reverse somewhat, which I can't explain. For example, when I slow down the lever gets slightly soft but once I attain speed, lever is tight again. Just might be a little air in there somewhere, but she changes gears just fine.
Well, I await all my stuff and then we are off..................to never never land :shock:
I will be sure to take pics of our journey 8-)



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Re: Sleeping beauty is passing the test

Postby redial » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:19 pm

Well, I await all my stuff and then we are off..................to never never land


Say Hello to Wendy and Capt Hook for me while you are there.
Len in Kapunda

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Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (current)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer"

Re: Sleeping beauty is passing the test

Postby made2care » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:00 pm

I plan on seeing Wendy first.

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Re: Sleeping beauty is passing the test

Postby minimac » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:08 am

Why do you think the bike won't make the trip? It IS a Goldwing, after all.

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Yamaha virago- sold
Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (current)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer"

Re: Sleeping beauty is passing the test

Postby made2care » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:12 am

minimac wrote:Why do you think the bike won't make the trip? It IS a Goldwing, after all.


Since everything is relative, I question my skills, not her :D I virtually dismantled the entire bike :shock: I guess I'm in disbelief that my work is holding up :shock:




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