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Stripped yesterday!

Postby dawgout81 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:57 pm



Sorry! Nothing exciting to the "stripping".

Took all the luggage, fairing, floorboards and engine and bag guards off the 1100 Interstate yesterday afternoon. I want to take it to the basement for the winter to do maintainence. My door to the basement is only 30 1/2 inches and the widest the bike was at about 4 spots was 34 inches. Now the only thing too wide is the handle bars, so will either be able to turn them to manuver it in, or loosen the bars to turn them and get it in.

Plus, this will be a good chance to give it a great cleaning all the way around. Plus with all the stuff removed, it should prove easier to access the mechanics.

That means last Saturday was my final ride for the season. Still some pretty nice weather, but that can change pretty quickly around Minnesota.

Since it is in the basement where I can work on it (no heated garage), I plan to change timing belts, hoses, fluids, gas lines and do the brakes. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what else might be good to check while apart? My hope is to have it ready for a roundtrip ride from Minnesota to Seattle next summer.



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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:09 pm

I hope you drained the gas tank and removed or will remove it. Gasoline is a BAD thing to have indoors.

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby Steve F » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:10 pm

vtxcandyred wrote:I hope you drained the gas tank and removed or will remove it. Gasoline is a BAD thing to have indoors.

That was my first thought too. I hope you drained it outdoors first BEFORE you brought it in the house. Gasoline in the basement where you most likely have the furnace and the water heater=an explosion waiting to happen. But you probably already knew this, right?
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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:14 pm

Some sort of ventilation would be good too!!!!!

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby dawgout81 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:11 am

Thanks for the reminder on draining the gas!. Will do that Thursday right before it comes in.

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:00 am

When I was a kid, there was a small, two-bay garage near the bottom of the hill in the town where I grew up. The owner of the garage employed a young teenage kid to help out on oil changes and so on. The kid had managed to spill a fair quantity of engine oil onto the floor of the garage one day. The owner, as he was leaving for lunch told him to clean it up before starting on the next job, not wanting anyone to slip and fall.

The kid had seen his dad clean up oil spills with gasoline before, so he took a bucket, filled it with gas from one of the pumps, and started sloshing it around on the floor of the garage, trying to wash the oil down the drain (or so they assume). Within a few minutes, as he worked, the gasoline fumes spread throughout the garage until they found the pilot light of the water heater in a back room.

The only thing left of that garage was the gasoline pumps and a slab of concrete. The explosion also severely damaged several surrounding houses and a church.

Gasoline fumes are powerful and dangerous!!

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:29 am

My boss poured some chain saw pre-mix down a mole hole in his back yard...Wait for it...
Yea , he lit it off...He said it looked like the Arabian oil fields on fire :D

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby maestro319 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:09 am

Those are some real scary mental images!!

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby dawgout81 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:57 pm

Well, job completed. Got the 81 Interstate through a 30 1/2 door, down the stairs on ramps and into the basement.

Bittersweet in that there will be no more rides till next year, but good to have a warm spot to work this winter.

Thanks to my buddy and 3 of the football players I coach in helping me get it down the steps. Not sure how many it will take to get it back out next spring.

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby dkorody » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:05 pm

put stainless brake lines on.

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:07 pm

dawgout81 wrote:Well, job completed. Got the 81 Interstate through a 30 1/2 door, down the stairs on ramps and into the basement.

Bittersweet in that there will be no more rides till next year, but good to have a warm spot to work this winter.

Thanks to my buddy and 3 of the football players I coach in helping me get it down the steps. Not sure how many it will take to get it back out next spring.


You should have taken video of this to post on Youtube - I would have liked to have seen that process! :)

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby 1CheeseLouise » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:23 pm

Now that you learned how (not to) blow up the joint, consider putting all the bags, etc back on the bike before driving it out the door next spring! Now that I'd like to see on youtube. :D

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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:31 pm

WingAdmin wrote:When I was a kid, there was a small, two-bay garage near the bottom of the hill in the town where I grew up. The owner of the garage employed a young teenage kid to help out on oil changes and so on. The kid had managed to spill a fair quantity of engine oil onto the floor of the garage one day. The owner, as he was leaving for lunch told him to clean it up before starting on the next job, not wanting anyone to slip and fall.

The kid had seen his dad clean up oil spills with gasoline before, so he took a bucket, filled it with gas from one of the pumps, and started sloshing it around on the floor of the garage, trying to wash the oil down the drain (or so they assume). Within a few minutes, as he worked, the gasoline fumes spread throughout the garage until they found the pilot light of the water heater in a back room.

The only thing left of that garage was the gasoline pumps and a slab of concrete. The explosion also severely damaged several surrounding houses and a church.

Gasoline fumes are powerful and dangerous!!



What happened to the kid??
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Re: Stripped yesterday!

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:52 pm

cbx4evr wrote:What happened to the kid??


He suffered the same fate as the garage, unfortunately.




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