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    What did you do to your F6B today?

    What did you do to your F6B today?
    There are probably a lot of things folks do to their F6Bs that may not warrant a whole new topic. This thread is a place to post such things.

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    I patted its butt as I walked thru the garage.

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    Leaving work at 10 to give her a bath and a 70MPH blow dry!

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    Added lots of bugs. I've never had a bike that could collect them like the F6B.

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    Said "Good Morning" as I watched the rain outside, I guess we are going nowhere today!!!

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    Today will be the new Clearview windshield adventure. My first violation of her.

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    Rode the 40 miles to my dealer for the 4000 mile service. Oh yeah, rode 40 miles home also.

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    took it her to the car wash ,
    last nite parked at the park for couple hours bunch of birds poop on her . dint notice until i get home on my garage .
    this morning first thing before work stop a local car wash and blast poop off, dry her on a speedy ride and finish her off with a hand dry .

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    same as yesterday and the day before that....

    Rode to work. Rode home from work....wash, rinse, repeat!!!
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    First oil change, installing fumoto oil drain valve.

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    Peeled the PlastiDip off my Kury console drink holder, sanded the chrome and painted with flat black paint. I have had the cover coated with PlastiDip on two Wing motorcycles for a year and a half and have found it not to hold up well over time. I hope paint will hold up better. Good thing is, the PlastiDip coating peels off very quickly and leaves nothing on the cover.

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    drove it to work...and I will be taking it home in about 2 1/2 hours...

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    Went on a nice early morning ride and finally got the front wheel to come up! I was wondering if it could be done......it can!

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    First oil change

    Here's my report:

    You might be interested in my observations of my first oil change.

    First, if you have a centre stand which I don't have but am getting, the job will definitely be easier. With my bike on the side stand, my oil drain pan barely fit under the belly pan. I couldn't remove both the drain bolt and the filter at the same time. There was zero clearance for my hand or tools.

    The manual suggests removing the lower cowling for access. After reading on the forums that it can be done without removing the lower cowling, I dug in. After seeing the tight quarters with the cowling in place, I decided to remove the lower cowling. I started with the 2 push pins. I pushed with my finger and finally a screwdriver, but I couldn't get the push pins to budge. So much for that idea. If anyone has any tips on removing tight pushpins, I'm all ears. The heads of the pins were several mm above the pin body, and I could not push the heads in to get them level with the pin body. If you don't remove the cowling, you won't be able to use a longer oil filter or a torque wrench on the drain bolt.

    The drain bolt is easy to get off, but with the restricted cowling to drain bolt clearance, a ratchet and socket would not fit. I ended up using a 17mm box end wrench for both removal and tightening. To remove the oil filter, I had to use a wrench like this: http://wingstuff.com/products/2065-o...ce_parts_tools


    The small opening of the wrench is also made to fit the 17mm head of the drain bolt.

    I tried to use the longer non-OEM oil filters that I had used on my Silverwing. I have used both Purolator PureOne and Wix. With the cowling in place, there is no way to get a longer oil filter enough room to screw on. I had a Honda OEM oil filter on hand, and it screwed on no problem. I couldn't get my hand around the oil filter to hand tighten it like I do all my oil filters. I had to use the oil filter tool above to tighten the filter.

    Everything else was non-eventful. I didn't ride the bike afterwards to see if clutching and shifting were any different with the synthetic Rotella T6. I'll let you know.

    I hope my report was of interest/use to you

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    Watched the odometer pass 17,777 miles on today's ride.
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    Installed a ultimate king seat and took it for a ride for a few beers Will be selling the stock seat on here as soon as I set up a paypal account

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    Rode it to work and back .

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    Changed out the pumpkins for some new "smoke" lenses that I ordered from WingStuff. They really aren't that dark, but man do they look clean. I really like having no lens lines. They match the look of the headlights perfectly IMO.

    I am definately going to order the SoCalMotoGear amber LEDs to complete the look.

    http://wingstuff.com/products/36141-...als-for-gl1800


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    Short 120 mile ride in the twisties with obligatory post bug wipe down and polish up.
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    Unhappy Tiny Tears

    Wept silently and adjusted the cover which has been on for nearly a month, more rain to come and more tears of despair too no doubt
    "Once more into the fray, into the last good fight I'll ever know, to live and die on this day, to live and die on this day"

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