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This afternoon I finished bleeding the front brakes (necessary after replacing the upper front brake line). I installed a new boot on the right front caliper piston. The I pulled the speedometer and opened it so that I could lubricate the pointer shaft with some very thin silicone oil, thinning and flushing the thickened stuff that was in it. Then re-sealed and installed the speedometer. I think it is safe to start taking longer rides on it, if the weather will cooperate!

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Pretty hot out today. I did get out and mount the Hunley onto the trailer I built for her out of Harbor Freight frame and loading ramps. Rode it right up. The trailer has fold-down side boards because I've seen way too many YouTube videos of guys dumping their bikes loading or unloading them. Still not happy with the strapping down plan I had. The ratchet straps I bought at Harbor Freight are crap - jambing every time. The high-strength cam buckle straps slip at every opportunity. I'm going to Tractor Supply for some SmartStraps. These seem like the best I've ever used.
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Took the ratchet and cam buckle straps back to Harbor Freight for a refund. The SmartStraps should do for me. Mounted the sides on the shelter, even though the paint is bad. Rain today and with the hard old tires I didn't dare ride it. Mounted a new choke cable because I had broken the old one tightening the old plastic too tight. New one does feel much smoother. Hope to ride in to work (about 20 miles each way, much of it high-speed mayhem), but that is dependent on weather and how this weekend's shake down runs go.

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The weather has really been poor for riding - either steamy 90's or raining or wet roads. I am not about to take these 13 year-old hard tires on wet roads. So, I've been finishing up the trailer. Loaded her up and did a couple mile loop around tight turns, railroad tracks, etc. Seems to ride fine, now. Shelter sides on, but lower side covers off because the straps would rub them. They'll ride in the back seat of the truck.
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That looks really good. :salute:
The only other improvement would be to strap down the front and rear tires so that the suspension does all the work over rough roads and doesn’t end up fighting with the tow down straps. They are also making bike tie down straps with a shock absorbing bungy style set up to prevent damaging your suspension.

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That looks really good. :salute:
The only other improvement would be to strap down the front and rear tires so that the suspension does all the work over rough roads and doesn’t end up fighting with the tow down straps. They are also making bike tie down straps with a shock absorbing bungy style set up to prevent damaging your suspension.
My first try had the front tied down with soft ties to the fork legs just above the sliders - soft ties gripped well there but that gave no lateral support. If I try that again, I'll have to work out a chaffing protector for where the strap would go through that short 2" square tube. Might gust look into strapping down the front and rear wheels with wrapped 1" cam lock straps. I only have the suspension ~30% compressed so far, and it didn't wiggle (wife rode along to watch) around some tight turns and railroad track crossings. The road we live on has like a one - mile section that makes "the Dragon" look tame.
I've also lowered the trailer tire pressure from 45 down to 32, which should smooth its ride a bit. Over 50 there was a vibration, so I might need to add balancing beads to the trailer tires.

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Put about 40 miles on her today before it got too hot and the thunderstorms rolled in. Rode over Norris Dam and back. She ran fine. Still need front brake improvement, and tires! Still, she feels very confident in turns. Need to find out how to adjust the damping of these Progressive rear shocks. Riding almost like a hard tail. I back off the spring load, but I don't think it will soften the ride any. I might just be spoiled by the GL1800 (which is much heavier) ride.

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The right side is still much louder than the left, and I think I've figured out why! Back in 2013, when I first started work on it, I had to file on the right side head and block both to get them flat. I don't know how much I removed but it may have been as much as 5 thou (total). Could this have increased the compression on that side? I know that my compression testing a while back showed #1 to be 20 psi higher than the other cylinders.

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Loaded up the Hunley and took it to Stearns, Kentucky to the Moonshiner's Run Car Show. Had a great time, met some wonderful folks, and talked to a lot of them about the Hunley. Next up is new lower brake lines and new tires, so I can get some riding in this fall!
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