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  1. Since I'm not familiar with hydraulic systems, other than a large one at Panasonic crushing a fellow workers foot and not releasing pressure until one of the mechanics cut the hydraulic fluid line that fed it, I had to google it and ran across this. It appears legit and it appears they do have inherent problems. I hope you don't have any trouble with yours. http://www.mech-ing.com/journal/Archive/2012/8/macines/47_Pancar.pdf
  2. Are there any inherent problems with hydraulic systems that people should know about before attempting this their selves?
  3. Understood. With your parameters it seems you'll just have to wait for a new pipe. I was the same way when I wanted a louder pipe. I didn't want to go cheap. GL and stay frosty, even with your new pipe.
  4. Just a suggestion, I haven't heard of doing this or tried it on this bike (or any other). Is there fiberglass packing around the baffle on our bike? If so, maybe you could try removing that before you drill your pipe to see how it sounds. My packing on my Akra carbon fiber pipe is worn and the pipe is quite a bit louder now so I'm thinking an original OEM pipe would act the same. Maybe I'm wrong, you would have to experiment to hear it and know for sure, for yourself. GL, whatever you choose to do, she's your baby!
  5. Beemer

    How long should the clutch last?

    That's so funny because I'm not so old that I don't pull wheelies myself, (power wheelies, not clutch-ups and my clutch is good at 32k miles) I would have no room to complain about anyone else pulling them but I might point out a reason why a clutch might be going out, especially when someone asked for opinions as to why theirs might be and 'implied' the "shet tons of clutch ups" might be the cause. Edited: It's Ok, though, I forgive you.
  6. Beemer

    How long should the clutch last?

    That's probably "the deal".
  7. Beemer

    How long should the clutch last?

    When you say you've done a shet ton of wheelies were they power wheelies or did you clutch to do them?
  8. Beemer

    Chain tension noob questions

    It doesn't have to be precise, a little on the loose side is OK. A little sag in the chain is what you want but just a little. Anything over tightened is going to make it harder to turn and wear your chain/sprockets faster and don't over tighten your nut either, think bearings need to be loose. Just keep in mind that 'too tight' creates excessive wear & tear on just about anything that moves. Turn your tire while standing behind it and look to see if it's centered/wobbles. If it appears off too much it probably is.
  9. This looks tempting.... https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/mcy/d/yamaha-vmax-3000-runs-great/6616526104.html
  10. Have to give credit where credit is due but if you can't control a cruiser well when braking hard (or any other event) because of your posture on it or because when you lean a lot to avoid something your pipe or something else will scrape and make you wipe out I wouldn't want one. I'm sure a good number of people have seen this video.
  11. I spotted a pretty cool Lambo in Bradenton today. https://youtu.be/8bWvEsP_tq4
  12. And yours runs fine, right? I give up, it's confusing.
  13. I recently purchased some ceramic muffler packing to do a repack on my Akra carbon fiber pipe but I have no idea what size rivets it takes. 3/16 in.? 1/4 in.? (???) Any help would greatly be appreciated. In case anyone is wondering what materials I'm using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011PW22DE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QSNXGLI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Edited: Just bout some of this to wrap around the ceramic packing to help keep it in place and further reduce vibration, noise and heat to the outside of the muffler. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077P56PY6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  14. Beemer

    my tracer.

    The next chain/sprocket change I do on my bike I'm switching over to a 17T sprocket up front. I'm assuming the people that have trouble with refueling on long trips due to the lack of gas stations would want to or already have done this. Thanks for the review on it!
  15. So, is removing the 02 sensor something that everyone is suppose to do when they have their ECU flashed or was that only specific to your bike with it's special problems? My logic tells me it's for all bikes but that's just an assumption so I'm curious. I'm sure some others are, also.

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