Hmmm, I almost always use the rear brake. Along with the front it keeps the chassis neutral, but i think i see your point.
Hit 1000 miles on the way to work today!!!! Less than a mile after she died on me. LOL Doing 40-45 when no power. Sounded like it was still running all the way till i pulled over. Cranked over but didn't start the first stab at the button. Made sure everything was as it should be and it started on the second and kept running. I'll just chalk it up to a fluke until it does it again. Gets your heart going when immediately after you pull up to a busy light. Praying it stays running till at least the other side..hahaha Hopefully this weekend I can change the oils. Yay!!
Spent a little time figuring out my front end. Messing with it and gaving up before must have tweaked something as it wouldn't stop in a straight line. Kept pulling to the side. I was just going to loosen everything and re-tighten when the bright idea hit me. After looking at it why don't I loosen 2 bolts and take the whole tree off? Coincidentally i just now read what Rocky said....same thing, LOL. The steering head bearings seemed loose and when I tightened them they just got crunchy. Decided to take it off and regrease. Plenty of grease in there put must be old. When I applied the good stuff and re-assembled it was all good!
Here's where my problem was with getting the forks off. There is a cap on there. Thankfully I didn't have a big enough Allen key cause I was getting tired anyway
So I'll have to take the whole thing apart once again to actually get at those caps...(unless I drill holes through a plastic piece that is covering them which might be a good idea.) Now that i'm hyper away of the shocks from the problems I've had, it's really noticeable how much they suck.
Hmmm. Maybe I just don't understand. Removed pinch bolts and pried open slot a little so forks could rotate almost freely. Still wouldn't pull straight out. Kinda like there is a washer on top bigger than the fork tube keeping it from sliding out. With all the plastics on I cant see what's up there holding it in
Spent some time today trying to yank off the front suspension. Looks like I have to take apart the whole front end to take them off. I'm thinking there is something up on top of the forks that I can't get to that is keeping them from pulling through. Sucky. Ended up putting everything back together. Won't be doing that again.
2008 Honda 600rr. Don't remember how long. Family and i left the house around 0800 maybe? Took our time getting there. Paid cash and did the paperwork. My test ride was riding away..LOL. (I had someone check it out beforehand.) Coming home i stopped every 100 miles for gas and coffee until the end when i figured i could go 130+ before the reserve came on. Also realized I had forgotten my clear visor so was riding at night with the tinted one. That sucked! Pushed on and probably didn't reach the house until after midnight. Poor wife said she could barely walk to the house door as her legs hurt so bad from the long drive. She drove the way there also.
jtron- keep me/us updated on what you do with the forks. Mines kinda the same way but I'm willing to just change the oil in mine first and try that since I have an old machine. I checked out the video posted here and it was great for disassemble but very lacking in any knoweledge on oil (kinda and quantity) and also re-assembly. I'm pretty sure either way I'm going to rip mine apart in the coming weeks.
I'm sure you knew this but for others... Batttery Tender Jr. Complete 4-step charging program (Initialization, Bulk Charge, Absorption Mode, Float Mode). Automatically switches to float / maintenance voltage after fully charging the battery.
Here in Washington at the very least we get fined if vehicles are not reported sold within a specific time (16 days or something). Or even worse you are liable for any damages incurred by vehicle if it is in your name. If possible i'd buy it back just for piece of mind.
Second the battery tender. I have pigtails installed on 2 of my bikes and the 3rd I just remove the seat and the battery is right there to attach alligator clips. I rotate about a week on each if i'm not riding.