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Cleaning Tip

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  1. viltirizhman
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    Hey fellow riders,

    I was cleaning the chrome, wheels and spokes today. I found it really easy to clean the rims on the 650 while up on blocks. I put the rear fender up and got a can of tire cleaner and windex. I put some solution on the rag and spun the wheel. Undo the bottom two bolts on the strut, take the first one out closest to the rear wheel and loosen the second one (by frame). Lifts up easy and makes cleaning the entire tire, spoked wheels and rear drive alot easier. Some of you old timers already know this but for the newbies like myself it's a trick!!! Tires look new again and it didn't break my back doing it! I've include some pics of my new vertical license plate, I know it's not kuryakyn style but "I made it mine".

    http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/
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    http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/http://www.ymhmotoboard.com/

  2. Jonezpoj
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    See lots of good info here........

  3. viltirizhman
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    Jonezpoj,

    You must be Irish, love the "wit"! Ride safe

  4. retzdaret
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    What did you clean the tire with? I hope it wasn't Armour All or something slippery like that.

  5. Mjzdic
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    Wish I could keep my vertical tag mount...I live in Florida and the new law is making me go out and spend some mod money on a new horizontal one..Stupid law.

  6. viltirizhman
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    Hey Mistic,

    I should have checked the laws on the plate, would they pull me over if I was just "driving thru"???

  7. viltirizhman
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    No, it was a soap and water solution mix on the tire. I used never dull on rims and spokes.

  8. Mjzdic
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    Hey Mistic,I should have checked the laws on the plate, would they pull me over if I was just "driving thru"???
    Nah, You should be fine with out of state tags...

  9. popper19
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    Hey Mistic,I should have checked the laws on the plate, would they pull me over if I was just "driving thru"???
    generally speaking, if it is a state-specific equipment violation (such as the vertical tag, or tinted windows in the northern states, like Michigan), it only applies to vehicles registered in that state. I can't stop someone with Arizona tags here in Michigan for having tinted windows.

  10. viltirizhman
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    generally speaking, if it is a state-specific equipment violation (such as the vertical tag, or tinted windows in the northern states, like Michigan), it only applies to vehicles registered in that state. I can't stop someone with Arizona tags here in Michigan for having tinted windows.
    Bobber,

    Thanks for the feedback, I know my last car had heavily (but legal) windows and I was follow closely in states like OH and PA when I went back home. I was always afraid of being pulled over, good information Bobber! Love the look of your bike, using it as a model for mine. Liked it so much I put a set of Baron drags on mine, thanks and happy thanksgiving

  11. popper19
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    Thanks for the compliment. One of the new members, stogie, is the guy responsible for the look. He brought it to work after finishing it and I liked it so much, I bought it from him.

  12. michwzdar
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    generally speaking, if it is a state-specific equipment violation (such as the vertical tag, or tinted windows in the northern states, like Michigan), it only applies to vehicles registered in that state. I can't stop someone with Arizona tags here in Michigan for having tinted windows.
    kinda off topic, but my guess is you work for the police? I was wondering what michigan law says about our pipes... ive had a few R&R tickets for mine, but all from local "walker stalkers" as we call them..

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