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    Default First rigid advice

    Any advice? Things you have realized that you missed the first time around? My first rigid. What am I not thinking about? Make sure this is super tight? Do this...dont do that? Dont forget? Just a evo sportster, solid mount. Stock neck,etc. Just a roller at this point. Thanks

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    red loctight on everything. i mean everything, at least with the shit roads up here

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhc View Post
    red loctight on everything. i mean everything, at least with the shit roads up here
    I agree Red Loctite EVERYTHING.

    On all electrical connectors, use quality connectors/solder

    Use main circuit braker off the pos side of battery before it gets to the ign switch

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    Thanks. Keep it coming!

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    I'm 61 still riding rigids - Get your seat, feet and handlebars in the right place. Makes for a lot more comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkeysor View Post
    I'm 61 still riding rigids - Get your seat, feet and handlebars in the right place. Makes for a lot more comfort.
    That's very good advice. Riding position means everything when it comes to being able to put miles on a rigid.

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    stock up on preparation H
    get a tool bag
    get some rubbers for all the pussy your going to get

    but then maybe not if you have hemorrhoids.

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    Great, another thread about to turn into a Loctite discussion because of bad advice. I can count on one hand the things that should have red Loctite on it.

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    LED tail lamps. I've been through quite a few 1157 bulbs till I switched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomboomthump View Post
    Great, another thread about to turn into a Loctite discussion because of bad advice. I can count on one hand the things that should have red Loctite on it.
    You mean you don't use red loctite when you bolt a rotor to an aluminum wheel? I cannot count on both hands how many times I have had to weld a nut to a rotor or pulley bolt that the Allen or torx head was stripped out due to incorrect threadlocker. I guess I shouldn't bitch, it's a good way to get my hands on good parts cheap!

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    Give your kidneys some love and throw a decent set of springs under your solo seat. I'm running 6" ers under mine and although my seat could stand a little lower asthetically after a long ride you'll be thanking yourself for that decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinN View Post
    LED tail lamps. I've been through quite a few 1157 bulbs till I switched.
    +1
    My friends hardtail goes through quite a few bulbs every year. May seem trivial but when it's night and his bulbs are out,..he's a ghost.

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    I use blue locktight on just about every fastener except the trans sprocket nut for my sporty chop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomboomthump View Post
    Great, another thread about to turn into a Loctite discussion because of bad advice. I can count on one hand the things that should have red Loctite on it.
    Yep I TOTALLY agree...... People that has to use a lot of loctite needs to learn how to tighten bolts.....

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    get some rubbers for all the pussy your going to get

    but then maybe not if you have hemorrhoids.
    If you have roids, don't bottom! (runs)

    Total love for red Loctite and locknuts and tab lock washers and safety wire here. (Aircraft rarely use lock washers for good, and tested, reason.) I avoid dry threads because of galling and corrosion. Use anti-seize where appropriate such as exhaust pipe mount studs. If I have a Loctited fastener that takes too much force to remove, I heat it. (Loctite is plastic.) I buy common lock nuts by the bag so they are always available.

    You mean you don't use red loctite when you bolt a rotor to an aluminum wheel?
    I do, because I've fought more dry threads than I care to.

    Use quality industrial heat shrink and connectors. Fuck auto store junk. Ain't that expensive for how little you use on a motorcycle. Local Fastenals are a good source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhammer2u View Post
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    My friends hardtail goes through quite a few bulbs every year. May seem trivial but when it's night and his bulbs are out,..he's a ghost.

    I built my rigid pan in 08 have about 5000 miles on it and have never had to replace the tail light bulb.... It's a 1157....

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    Get a snorkel so you don't drown in all the pussy you're going to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flabadabadingdong View Post
    Get a snorkel so you don't drown in all the pussy you're going to get.
    And I'm again reminded why I fucking love this site!!!! LMAO!

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    To the people that keep blowing tail lights???? How much air pressure are you running in the rear????

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    Thanks for the advice folks.

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