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Old 07-31-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
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PITA Install

Well, after all the I have put on the bike since buying it new in April of 07 I have now come across the biggest pain in the install of my time with the bike. What should have been a simple quickshifter install became a couple day affair.

First off the dynojet quickshifter wouldn't clear the front sprocket cover with the shift elbow at teh proper 90 deg. Ended up having to cut the rod shorter than normal and moving the shift elbow down two splines. Far from optimal, but it gets the job done in a decent manner until I get a spare cover machined to how I like and allowing me to have the shift geometry correct.

Then trying to save a few bucks I purchased a used ignition module which didn't come with anything but the module and the wires. After having a friend mess with it in his spare time we were unable to get the firmware updated which resulted in having to swing by another shop tonight which was luckily open late. Waylon was more than helpful after we both spent an hour or two troubleshooting the software issues. Not to mention he had the much needed programmer box I didn't have, but should have. Finally all things worked out and thanks to Houseofpain trying to raise my blood pressure on me a bit more I am able to relax a bit again.

Still have to install a damper, the fixed bodywork, and correct a rearset issue before hitting up the TTD trackday this Saturday. Bought some spare rearsets that are now known to be a different generation, or type, and doesn't line up as well as I would like it to.


So all in all, thanks to Motorcycles Unlimited for getting my parts ordered in very quickly as always. You guys are more than helpful and all this goes to show that buying used parts to save a buck or two can often times lead to a bigger headache. Although I doubt he gets on here, but thanks again to Waylon at NW Honda. I owe you a lot for taking the time to fool with my bike tonight up until 9pm.



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scared ya didn't i?
As long as it's done by lunch and looks like it is supposed to then it doesn't matter much. You just happened to tell me of a mishap in the middle of me trying to sort things out and rushing around in traffic to two different shops.
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