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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #105 on: Dec 10, 2012, 08:51:56 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.


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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #106 on: Dec 10, 2012, 08:53:45 AM »
Dan, congratulations on getting it fixed and adding to your knowledge base.  Looking forward to seeing how it works out going to work today.  Think you will have a little better ride than if you were here (-7 degrees right now and snow and ice on the roads).  By the way, before I put a cover over that foil, I just taped off around it and spray painted it matte black.  It just sort of disappeared.  Might try that.
:yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:  - 7 degrees. Its like 70 here. Been workin out just shorts and no shirt its so warm.

I washed the bikes yesterday in nothing but shorts.  The sun felt great.

It was a little chilly on the way in.  Around mid 40s, but I plugged in the gloves and all was good.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #107 on: Dec 10, 2012, 08:54:22 AM »
Gotta love this forum!

You better believe it.  I was thinking the same thing this morning on my ride into work.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #108 on: Dec 10, 2012, 08:56:26 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.
Do you wear the helmet head phones that are flat . Or do you use the buds ?
Some prefer medicine. I prefer my Raider.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #109 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:01:00 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.
Do you wear the helmet head phones that are flat . Or do you use the buds ?

Flat helmet speakers. I ran a jack to the back of my helmet and just plug in to it when it's time to ride.

I've installed these into about six helmets now.  I love them.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #110 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:05:23 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.
Do you wear the helmet head phones that are flat . Or do you use the buds ?

Flat helmet speakers. I ran a jack to the back of my helmet and just plug in to it when it's time to ride.

I've installed these into about six helmets now.  I love them.
I put them in my old helmet before it got stolen. I loved them . It was the modular helmet. When i would get off to fuel up though. sometimes people would be talking away and i wouldnt know until i seen them ;D  Guess they would think i was ignoreing them.
Some prefer medicine. I prefer my Raider.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #111 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:18:44 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.
Do you wear the helmet head phones that are flat . Or do you use the buds ?

Flat helmet speakers. I ran a jack to the back of my helmet and just plug in to it when it's time to ride.

I've installed these into about six helmets now.  I love them.
I put them in my old helmet before it got stolen. I loved them . It was the modular helmet. When i would get off to fuel up though. sometimes people would be talking away and i wouldnt know until i seen them ;D  Guess they would think i was ignoreing them.

I get that all the time.  I have to unplug and ask them to repeat.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #112 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:21:36 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.
Do you wear the helmet head phones that are flat . Or do you use the buds ?

Flat helmet speakers. I ran a jack to the back of my helmet and just plug in to it when it's time to ride.

I've installed these into about six helmets now.  I love them.
I put them in my old helmet before it got stolen. I loved them . It was the modular helmet. When i would get off to fuel up though. sometimes people would be talking away and i wouldnt know until i seen them ;D  Guess they would think i was ignoreing them.

I get that all the time.  I have to unplug and ask them to repeat.
When i get my new helmets i plan to put another set of them in them. But for now . No tunes other than the pipes.
O by the way congrats on getting your bike fixed. And doing it yourself. Saved yourself money.
Some prefer medicine. I prefer my Raider.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #113 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:34:14 AM »
Everything went well on the ride in.  No issues with the Raider whatsoever.    Only problem I had is that apparently I left my iPod on when I got home Friday and it was dead this moring. So no music on the ride in, but it was still nice being back on my own bike.
Do you wear the helmet head phones that are flat . Or do you use the buds ?

Flat helmet speakers. I ran a jack to the back of my helmet and just plug in to it when it's time to ride.

I've installed these into about six helmets now.  I love them.
I put them in my old helmet before it got stolen. I loved them . It was the modular helmet. When i would get off to fuel up though. sometimes people would be talking away and i wouldnt know until i seen them ;D  Guess they would think i was ignoreing them.

I get that all the time.  I have to unplug and ask them to repeat.
When i get my new helmets i plan to put another set of them in them. But for now . No tunes other than the pipes.
O by the way congrats on getting your bike fixed. And doing it yourself. Saved yourself money.

A LOT of money.  I've got SilverStreek and the knowledge on this forum to thank for that.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #114 on: Dec 10, 2012, 02:49:50 PM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #115 on: Dec 10, 2012, 03:57:51 PM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:


Thanks!!!

I always enjoy and get a great deal from doing this stuff myself.  It's funny because I was tlaking to a guy today that was telling me how much it cost him to have the brakes in his car replaced and I'm like "That's why I don't take my car in to have the brakes replaced."  I was shown how to replace disc brake pads when I was a teenager on one wheel.  I did th enext wheel myself and have done them ever since.  He asked about replacing rotors too and I told him it adds about 30 seconds to the job.  The problem is, he was where I was on this slave cylinder. Never touched it, so I didn't know what was involved. 

Once I realized that if I mess it up I could still take it to the dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything extra, I was all for it. 

Had this been replacing the clutch plates, I wouldn't have been near as intimidated about it because I've read the thread on doing it probably five or six times now and know everything pretty much involved. Once I started getting everyone's input on the slave cylinder I felt pretty comfortable.

The funny thing is... My first mod on the Raider was changing out the speedo and you should've seen how tense I was.  I was so scared to do any part of it.  No idea why.  I wife didn't want me doing anymore mods because she saw how stressed I was.  Yesterday she left to go shopping when I was just getting started and she comes home and I'm washing the bike and she asked how it went and I told her and she said "I'm so glad you're able to figure it all out and do these kinds of repairs."

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #116 on: Dec 10, 2012, 05:54:07 PM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:


Thanks!!!

I always enjoy and get a great deal from doing this stuff myself.  It's funny because I was tlaking to a guy today that was telling me how much it cost him to have the brakes in his car replaced and I'm like "That's why I don't take my car in to have the brakes replaced."  I was shown how to replace disc brake pads when I was a teenager on one wheel.  I did th enext wheel myself and have done them ever since.  He asked about replacing rotors too and I told him it adds about 30 seconds to the job.  The problem is, he was where I was on this slave cylinder. Never touched it, so I didn't know what was involved. 

Once I realized that if I mess it up I could still take it to the dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything extra, I was all for it. 

Had this been replacing the clutch plates, I wouldn't have been near as intimidated about it because I've read the thread on doing it probably five or six times now and know everything pretty much involved. Once I started getting everyone's input on the slave cylinder I felt pretty comfortable.

The funny thing is... My first mod on the Raider was changing out the speedo and you should've seen how tense I was.  I was so scared to do any part of it.  No idea why.  I wife didn't want me doing anymore mods because she saw how stressed I was.  Yesterday she left to go shopping when I was just getting started and she comes home and I'm washing the bike and she asked how it went and I told her and she said "I'm so glad you're able to figure it all out and do these kinds of repairs."

Getting past the fear of messing up is a big deal.  Once you do it can be a little addictive from a mod and fabrication standpoint though.  next thing you know you're making your own parts rather than buying off the shelf.


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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #117 on: Dec 10, 2012, 08:39:53 PM »
Dan, congratulations on getting it fixed and adding to your knowledge base.  Looking forward to seeing how it works out going to work today.  Think you will have a little better ride than if you were here (-7 degrees right now and snow and ice on the roads).  By the way, before I put a cover over that foil, I just taped off around it and spray painted it matte black.  It just sort of disappeared.  Might try that.
Really? It was 3*C here today (38*F).Who said it's colder in Canada?
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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #118 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:03:29 AM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:


Thanks!!!

I always enjoy and get a great deal from doing this stuff myself.  It's funny because I was tlaking to a guy today that was telling me how much it cost him to have the brakes in his car replaced and I'm like "That's why I don't take my car in to have the brakes replaced."  I was shown how to replace disc brake pads when I was a teenager on one wheel.  I did th enext wheel myself and have done them ever since.  He asked about replacing rotors too and I told him it adds about 30 seconds to the job.  The problem is, he was where I was on this slave cylinder. Never touched it, so I didn't know what was involved. 

Once I realized that if I mess it up I could still take it to the dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything extra, I was all for it. 

Had this been replacing the clutch plates, I wouldn't have been near as intimidated about it because I've read the thread on doing it probably five or six times now and know everything pretty much involved. Once I started getting everyone's input on the slave cylinder I felt pretty comfortable.

The funny thing is... My first mod on the Raider was changing out the speedo and you should've seen how tense I was.  I was so scared to do any part of it.  No idea why.  I wife didn't want me doing anymore mods because she saw how stressed I was.  Yesterday she left to go shopping when I was just getting started and she comes home and I'm washing the bike and she asked how it went and I told her and she said "I'm so glad you're able to figure it all out and do these kinds of repairs."

Getting past the fear of messing up is a big deal.  Once you do it can be a little addictive from a mod and fabrication standpoint though.  next thing you know you're making your own parts rather than buying off the shelf.

If I had a waterjet or the tools and knowhow to weld, I'd be making all kinds of parts.  I just found out a guy I know, who really wants a motorcycle, but his girlfriend wont let him, has welding equipment and hasn't done much with it.  I may see if he wants to try out a few projects togehter.  I figure if we were to build a couple things for motorcycles, that he's have to convince her to let him get one.  He was in awe when he saw the Raider and the Stryker for the first time.

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Re: Leaking clutch fluid...
« Reply #119 on: Dec 11, 2012, 09:05:25 AM »
Dan, how did the Raider do today?

Doesn't it feel great to know you did the troubleshooting and the repair yourself? Even though it may seem like a small step in the learning process. It ends up being a giant leap in confidence for the future!  :)  I was taught at an early age, depending on how we decide to look at every new challenge we face, can be the difference between failure or success. Our reward comes after completing a task a few weeks prior, we wouldn't have attempted. This is when we learn the most!

We may have helped a little? But, you did the hard part, and you did the work!

Congratulations on a job well done!!! :congrats:


Thanks!!!

I always enjoy and get a great deal from doing this stuff myself.  It's funny because I was tlaking to a guy today that was telling me how much it cost him to have the brakes in his car replaced and I'm like "That's why I don't take my car in to have the brakes replaced."  I was shown how to replace disc brake pads when I was a teenager on one wheel.  I did th enext wheel myself and have done them ever since.  He asked about replacing rotors too and I told him it adds about 30 seconds to the job.  The problem is, he was where I was on this slave cylinder. Never touched it, so I didn't know what was involved. 

Once I realized that if I mess it up I could still take it to the dealer and it wouldn't cost me anything extra, I was all for it. 

Had this been replacing the clutch plates, I wouldn't have been near as intimidated about it because I've read the thread on doing it probably five or six times now and know everything pretty much involved. Once I started getting everyone's input on the slave cylinder I felt pretty comfortable.

The funny thing is... My first mod on the Raider was changing out the speedo and you should've seen how tense I was.  I was so scared to do any part of it.  No idea why.  I wife didn't want me doing anymore mods because she saw how stressed I was.  Yesterday she left to go shopping when I was just getting started and she comes home and I'm washing the bike and she asked how it went and I told her and she said "I'm so glad you're able to figure it all out and do these kinds of repairs."

Getting past the fear of messing up is a big deal.  Once you do it can be a little addictive from a mod and fabrication standpoint though.  next thing you know you're making your own parts rather than buying off the shelf.

If I had a waterjet or the tools and knowhow to weld, I'd be making all kinds of parts.  I just found out a guy I know, who really wants a motorcycle, but his girlfriend wont let him, has welding equipment and hasn't done much with it.  I may see if he wants to try out a few projects togehter.  I figure if we were to build a couple things for motorcycles, that he's have to convince her to let him get one.  He was in awe when he saw the Raider and the Stryker for the first time.

Your buddy needs a new girlfriend...  :rolleyes: