while everybody gets rest, ive been working on my paint skills. no matter how easy the pro's make it look, this shit is hard, takes alot of time and cost some green backs.. so next time you see your local paint star, tell them its ok to look gay, just keep up the good work.. and for yall punks that think you got it going on......never drop a fucking tank that has been done up like a pair of sexy draws..what kind of shit is that...
Imaginese un clima perfecto, condiciones agradables para usar nuestras motocicletas, personas con ideas iguales (more than any other year, but still not overwhelming) and you'd describe this years El Diablo Run put on, once again amazingly, by the Biltwell crew. Cruzando la frontera was smooth and Friday morning trafico through Mexicali was almost nonexistent. Some riders had breakdowns and a few had accidents (see below) but most made the ride sur without any hiccups. Kiki's and Ruben's were crowded that's for sure but party was on, and that's exactly what the EDR is, a Fiesta gigante!
Hey!!! Watch out for that ONE lone speed bump on the road from Mexicali to San Felipe. Several people hit it at about 60-70 mph and it didn't end well. Be alert!
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So I didn't seem to get the hardware for the fender when I bought the front end. The HD part numbers comes in 10 packs. So I went to ACE to match something up; 1/4-20 stuff is good to go. Of course they were out of hex drive(Allen) panheads in stainless, so I bought the crosshead(Phillips).
There is also suppose to be a backer plate shaped like the clean part of the underside of the fender. I don't have that, but Daniel says that regular washers are probably better anyway.
Well, it's on now with loctite. I'll be damned if there isn't a huge crease on this dumb fender that I have never noticed before now. I guess it matches the rest of the sheet metal on this bike.
Now to get the wheel and rotor on. I wasn't familiar with this style of brakes, but the inside pad is truly fixed. This bolt and cover comes off.
Here's the inside pad.
C-clamp the piston in and you'll find the rest of the brake fluid that you thought had leaked out the the open end of the brake line already. Oops.
Inner pad and keep go back in.
Put the inner pad bolts back in and it's open enough to slip the caliper over the rotor. I'm calling this front end on and together. I just need a new line, filled and bled, for the brake to be functional.