Another LTD in the stable


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Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:05 pm



Just picked up another one - needs the normal - belts, tires (9-year old rubber).





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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Mountain rider » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:42 pm

Very nice! That's one to show off where ever you go. Cute pup by the way.

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:09 pm

The odyssey has begun. First thing I did was rebuild the master cylinder - pads wouldn't release, fixed. Have new tires mounted on rims (just have to swap them out). Spark plugs changed. After the tires will come oil change and timing belts - then I'll feel more comfortable to ride.

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:14 pm

Cornering the market are we? Good to hear about your new acquisition. With an 1800 and 1200 here and one '85 LTD in Ontario at my brother's place, I'm just about maxed out. If a great deal came up would have to look at it. have to get one ready for my 65th in two years. Want to ship a bike to Australia and tour for a few months.

Cheers

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:48 pm

Rednaxs60 wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:14 pm
Cornering the market are we? Good to hear about your new acquisition. With an 1800 and 1200 here and one '85 LTD in Ontario at my brother's place, I'm just about maxed out. If a great deal came up would have to look at it. have to get one ready for my 65th in two years. Want to ship a bike to Australia and tour for a few months.

Cheers

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I've got three and I know where I can get another one at a really good price.

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Got the new front tire on, but I must not have lined up the tabs right on the speed sensor. It was working until I went to test the cruise - then it went to 0 mph. Guess I'll take it off and put it back on tomorrow. Got the headlight modulator installed - seems like it was easier than the one I did on my first LTD.

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:33 pm

After seeing the little nub left of the air filter wing nut, I shoulda guessed that the PO didn't know there was an air filter.

Wing nut nub
Wing nut nub


What's left of the air filter
What's left of the air filter


Inside the air box
Inside the air box

Got the extension cords out and took the vacuum to it too.

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Mountain rider » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:47 pm

Awe, I bet she was running just fine. Now it won't know how to act. 😉

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:47 am

Mices? :shock:
They say 98% of all Hardleys ever made are still on the road..... The other 2% made it home. :lol:
(I stole this from somebody on another GW site...) :roll:

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:26 pm

And the saga continues. Decided to test the cruise control to make sure it functioned correctly - almost as soon as I set the cruise the speedo went to '0'. So I figured it was something electronic. Lo and behold, the mechanical part that the electronic sensor bolts to had split at the screw that holds the electronics to it and the spinning end broke off inside the sensor. So, I figure I'd grab the one off one of the others that's not near getting on the road yet (which is how I figured out the spinning doohickey broke off). Guess what's cracked where the screw goes into it. Fortunately, I have both sides of the split and the JB Weld is curing now. Re-install is tomorrow.

Hot Damn! It's part number 44800-MG9-013 and it's still available!

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Re: Another LTD in the stable

Post by Phunnybone » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:25 am

I was able to JB Weld one of the Speed Box assemblies. Put it all back together this morning. Got speedo as well as auto cancel back. Still need to test the cruise control.



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