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    So, I have an Ergomot power windshield w/ handle bar mounted remote. A set of upper and lower triple trees. Front Wheel Bearings, front and rear brake pads, left mirror complete, dash panel edge piece and new stay.
    I'm trying to get my sister-in-law to video or at least take pics of all of this and hopefully add it here in case anyone wanted a look at the job.
    I'm posting this to put some pressure on myself to actually put it on film.
    I'll try to get it done this weekend.

  • #2
    Dude. "get er done"

    At the rate you are going-Them parts that been on the shelf for so long will be antiques before they are put into use..
    Life is Tough, But It's Tougher If You're Stupid: "John Wayne"

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    • #3
      You better get this project going because you now have some of us watching and waiting.
      Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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      • #4
        Why I haven't been asked about the mirror only shows that nobody really reads these things...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nedro View Post
          Why I haven't been asked about the mirror only shows that nobody really reads these things...
          I assumed you needed to replace the mirror since you broke it off.
          Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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          • #6
            Well, "left mirror complete" can mean a lot of things. Now, if you plainly said "I broke my left mirror off and now it is fixed" it would make more sense. So, how did the left mirror get broken or is it top secret? :D
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            • #7
              If I told you that I blame my BMT for it, Rocky would never let me here the end of it...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nedro View Post
                If I told you that I blame my BMT for it, Rocky would never let me here the end of it...
                Nawww it wasn't the tires fault. everyone knows that!.

                As for the mirror.

                Dude you aren't as young as you once were. I figured you dropped the poor thing on the ground in the garage. So you had to buy a new mirror.
                Life is Tough, But It's Tougher If You're Stupid: "John Wayne"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rocky View Post

                  Nawww it wasn't the tires fault. everyone knows that!.

                  As for the mirror.

                  Dude you aren't as young as you once were. I figured you dropped the poor thing on the ground in the garage. So you had to buy a new mirror.
                  Side Stand THEN dismount. I lost a CB antenna by not following those two simple steps in the correct order.
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                  • #10
                    Not so simple.
                    I rode across the GG bridge so my sister-in-law could take night time pics of it.
                    After going to the parking lot, then up the mountain on the Marin side to take more pics, we headed back over to SF. While on the bridge, I noticed that I did not secure my helmet strap. So, right after the bridge, I took a sharp right on the little road that goes down the west side of the bridge to park and take care of the helmet strap. I pulled into a parking lot that had the stals perpendicular to the extreme incline of the lot. As I came to a stop and put my leg down (Bike still 100% virtical), I immediatly felt about 300 lbs of pressure on my leg and could not stop it from coming down.
                    If the lot was not as steep as it was, The bike would've simply come to rest on the engine guard. But no! it continued over and landed on the mirror.
                    YES, My fault that I forgot just how off center the BMT can make your bikes ballance point when perpendicular to a step incline. This would not have happened with a moto tire. And no, I have no plans to go back to a moto rear tire.

                    BTW, Bike outside under the capopy waiting for me to get to work. I really have no desire to do this today, but I opened my mouth and here we are.
                    Man I feel lazy!

                    Check out the pic below, Melanie took it that night. I think she's a pretty good photographer.
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                    • speckfisher
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                      Ouch! I feel your pain. Good Luck - Things happen - better the bike than your leg.......lol.......no lol.

                    • kwthom
                      kwthom commented
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                      That is a phenominal photo...nicely done!

                  • #11
                    Sorry to hear about your scoot Nedro. That is a super pic you posted.
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                    • #12
                      Well, The triple tree is in. Wheel bearings installed. The right fork is leaking badly and feels a bit crunchy when rotated in the extended position. The left fork seems fine, So I have to wait for bushings and seals for the forks.
                      The windshield is not installed because the right dash garnish is broken and need that piece to install the dashboard that the front windshield bracket bolts down on.
                      I'm in hurry up and wait mode right now. I'll upload some pics tonight.

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                      • #13
                        Get er done! I have a right side mirror housing as a trophy too! It was the wife's fault though! LOL!
                        """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
                        I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by nedro View Post
                          Not so simple.
                          I rode across the GG bridge so my sister-in-law could take night time pics of it.
                          After going to the parking lot, then up the mountain on the Marin side to take more pics, we headed back over to SF. While on the bridge, I noticed that I did not secure my helmet strap. So, right after the bridge, I took a sharp right on the little road that goes down the west side of the bridge to park and take care of the helmet strap. I pulled into a parking lot that had the stals perpendicular to the extreme incline of the lot. As I came to a stop and put my leg down (Bike still 100% virtical), I immediatly felt about 300 lbs of pressure on my leg and could not stop it from coming down.
                          If the lot was not as steep as it was, The bike would've simply come to rest on the engine guard. But no! it continued over and landed on the mirror.
                          YES, My fault that I forgot just how off center the BMT can make your bikes ballance point when perpendicular to a step incline. This would not have happened with a moto tire. And no, I have no plans to go back to a moto rear tire.

                          BTW, Bike outside under the capopy waiting for me to get to work. I really have no desire to do this today, but I opened my mouth and here we are.
                          Man I feel lazy!

                          Check out the pic below, Melanie took it that night. I think she's a pretty good photographer.
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                          I hope that is a lesson learned for you.

                          If you'd learn to ride with no hands, you could secure the chin strap without stopping
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                          • #15
                            Really sorry for your bike falling over. Hope the repairs at least go smoothly. That's a bummer!
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                              Well, I promised you guys some pics, but this is all I have for you right now.
                              GL1800 with no front end. My wife calls it a transformer...

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                              • #17
                                So, I have found the most expensive piece of a gold wing relative to production cost.
                                It is the dash board side garnish, a piece of plastic about 4 inches long right next to the mirror. The securing tabs are built in a way that it's virtually impossible to remove the dashboard without breaking them.
                                Cost for this little piece of plastic...$ 77.00.
                                Nothing else I have ever bought for this bike seemed anywhere near the raping they get for this piece. And it's almost a guaranty that they will sell these!

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                                • #18
                                  O.K., so this past weekend I actually got a little time to work on the bike. I rebuilt the forks with new bushings and installed the rebound adjusters. And then just started installing the brackets for the electronic windshield before having to get everything back inside before calling it a night.
                                  The directions for installing it look complicated, but I did steps 1-3 quickly and easily. It's true, so far the hardest part was simply drilling out the rivets on either end of the clamping bar that is removed for the windshield to be able to slide up and down.
                                  More to come.

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                                  • #19
                                    Hey Ned. You should of given me a ring, I would of told you that the Air Filter was under the shelter buddy.

                                    Now put that stuff back on and stop fooling around will you-Sakes!
                                    Life is Tough, But It's Tougher If You're Stupid: "John Wayne"

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                                    • #20
                                      I know, I know.
                                      But how can you say no when your little 8 year old girl asks you to ride bikes down to the dairy market as soon as the Giants win? And when you get back, dinner is ready and the little 2 year old is begging to play with you?
                                      With all the lousy parents out there, I want my girls to have all the attention from Dad they want.
                                      I still get to play in the garage from time to time.:toast:

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