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post #11 of 1306 Old 05-30-2015, 09:07 PM
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Picked up "the Duke" from her first service, valve check included. All values within spec. No adj needed.

Total cost was $275.

I bought it from a great family owned and run shop. They give me a discount on everything I buy there now. Including service. ?
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That question mark was a thumbs up imogi. Guess those don't work.
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Drained the coolant, flushed with the 50/50 white vinegar/demineralised water mix, flushed it again with a 100% demin. water re-filled using Penrite Coolant with a dose of Joe Gibbs Driven CSP.

Took all day 'coz I was dodging rain showers but it's nice to know whats in there now.
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Heard from my wife that my owners manual arrived in the mail yesterday!
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Spal install, maybe Engine Ice install after dinner : )

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I rotated all the orange zip ties on my frame so the locking block thingie is inside and hidden from view. Because *twitch*
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Picked up "the Duke" from her first service, valve check included. All values within spec. No adj needed.

Total cost was $275.

I bought it from a great family owned and run shop. They give me a discount on everything I buy there now. Including service. ?
Dude, which shop? Always looking for some good KTM shops on NY.
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lightweight battery

Today I'll install a Shorai LFX09A2 battery on the Duke. It's an equivalent amp hour rating, but less than half the size and will make a bit more room under the seat. Also it will not self-discharge like all lead-acid batteries do. I put an even smaller one in our MuZ Skorpion (660 Yamaha single powered), left it sitting with no charger for six months, and it fired up on the button no problem. I've got them in every bike we have except the Harley. Well, there's a Ballistic four cell in our '56 Velo...all that would fit in the fake case. It's kick start, so no problem. I'll need to run the lights this July in Oregon.

But the real reason I got it was the weight savings...almost six pounds (2.66 kg to be exact) from under the seat. That's nearly 2% of the bike's dry weight!

I did the same thing to my Buell XB12, with about the same % weight change, and the difference in handling was noticeable. Like the opposite of putting a big, heavy Givi box on the back...
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Lighter makes it righter!
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Today I'll install a Shorai LFX09A2 battery ...
Where did you get the battery? Online or local shop?

Where are all the craftsmen gone?
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Where did you get the battery? Online or local shop?
I've been buying them online, from atbatt.com. They are located about 100 miles from me, so shipping is very quick. And of course shipping a two pound package is a lot cheaper than an eight pound one...

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