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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4365 on: Nov 05, 2012, 10:08:42 AM »
Changed the oil in my Raider over the weekend.  Last time I used Mobil I and just had a lot of little weird issues. This time I was back to Amsoil and immediately noticed it running smoother.  Only reason I went to Mobil I was because my local place was out of it and there was a rebate for the Mobil I.  It wasn't worth it.


Now this is what a great wife I have.  For some reason I always forget to get the filter when getting oil.  I get the Raider jacked up and everything ready to go and start to unscrew the old filter and then realize I don't have a new one. I tell her about it and she says she'll go get it for me so I can keep going.  She drove about 17 miles (one way) to pick it up. I had everything done, plus a bunch of other stuff I wanted to get done around the house and all I had to do was attach the filter and fill with oil.  She wasn't even feeling the greatest and still did it.


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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4366 on: Nov 05, 2012, 10:37:22 AM »
Changed the oil in my Raider over the weekend.  Last time I used Mobil I and just had a lot of little weird issues. This time I was back to Amsoil and immediately noticed it running smoother.  Only reason I went to Mobil I was because my local place was out of it and there was a rebate for the Mobil I.  It wasn't worth it.


Now this is what a great wife I have.  For some reason I always forget to get the filter when getting oil.  I get the Raider jacked up and everything ready to go and start to unscrew the old filter and then realize I don't have a new one. I tell her about it and she says she'll go get it for me so I can keep going.  She drove about 17 miles (one way) to pick it up. I had everything done, plus a bunch of other stuff I wanted to get done around the house and all I had to do was attach the filter and fill with oil.  She wasn't even feeling the greatest and still did it.

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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4367 on: Nov 05, 2012, 11:01:02 AM »
Changed the oil in my Raider over the weekend.  Last time I used Mobil I and just had a lot of little weird issues. This time I was back to Amsoil and immediately noticed it running smoother.  Only reason I went to Mobil I was because my local place was out of it and there was a rebate for the Mobil I.  It wasn't worth it.


Now this is what a great wife I have.  For some reason I always forget to get the filter when getting oil.  I get the Raider jacked up and everything ready to go and start to unscrew the old filter and then realize I don't have a new one. I tell her about it and she says she'll go get it for me so I can keep going.  She drove about 17 miles (one way) to pick it up. I had everything done, plus a bunch of other stuff I wanted to get done around the house and all I had to do was attach the filter and fill with oil.  She wasn't even feeling the greatest and still did it.

Does she rent out?       ;D

I hope not.

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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4368 on: Nov 05, 2012, 02:26:07 PM »
Well it wasnt today, but since Friday...
Installed LED's
Modded the exhaust
Detailed
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4369 on: Nov 05, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »
Installed my new kickstand


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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4370 on: Nov 05, 2012, 06:30:35 PM »
Nice Scoob.
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4371 on: Nov 05, 2012, 07:22:49 PM »
  Had appoiment at dealer  at 0900 hrs  oilchange and general check over . Almost 20 mile ride  temp was 28 degrees.  I hate riding in cold  Was good boy about 8 miles.  Obeyed speed limit. Then said to self  I think I rather be  really cold couple min. that  cold  for several  mins. Unleashed the beast into 80 to 90 range  and   really cold but was at dealer and heat  quickly. 

Coming home Temp in the 40's and nice ride .   
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4372 on: Nov 06, 2012, 10:56:49 AM »
  Had appoiment at dealer  at 0900 hrs  oilchange and general check over . Almost 20 mile ride  temp was 28 degrees.  I hate riding in cold  Was good boy about 8 miles.  Obeyed speed limit. Then said to self  I think I rather be  really cold couple min. that  cold  for several  mins. Unleashed the beast into 80 to 90 range  and   really cold but was at dealer and heat  quickly. 

Coming home Temp in the 40's and nice ride .   

Been there, brother. Decided I didn't need windshield or warm covering on my ears one morning with temps in the upper 40's. You can either go really slow and be semi-comfortable for a really long ride, or go very very fast and be miserable for a very short amount of time. Like you, I chose the fast and short option. A little pain helps us appreciate comfort and pleasures more, right?

Did a check on my "touring" setup to make sure the bungees will hold my Tombstone bag for my ride to the motorcycle show this weekend in Dallas. Gonna be a fun ride, and a good day. Can't wait to sit on the new 1300 Deluxe and check out the new Raider paint jobs in person.

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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4373 on: Nov 06, 2012, 05:46:07 PM »
Took the old exhaust system off and put my new v&h 2n2. Love the sound
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4374 on: Nov 10, 2012, 02:54:45 PM »
Just finished slamming my Raider
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4375 on: Nov 10, 2012, 08:15:42 PM »
Cleaned it up, detailed the rubber mud flaps then finished off the chrome with my bronze wool. That stuff ROCKS! The down side to it is the little broken fibers that break off. It’s important to get those off before getting any into a dust cloth or any cloth that you would use on the paint. For that reason I do the chrome last and then vac' the bits up as much as I can, and then a leaf blower to get the rest off. :raider:
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4376 on: Nov 11, 2012, 04:16:12 PM »
Drilled her then put her to sleep!  ;D
Drilled 8 1/2 inch holes in each baffle. Love the way she rumbles now! Some decel popping now, which I actually think sounds pretty cool.
After that, installed the connector for the battery tender, filled the tank, and dumped in some fuel stabilizer. I'll probably give a really good final cleaning then tuck her in for the winter :'(
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4377 on: Nov 11, 2012, 11:04:41 PM »
Only had a chance to look at my ride, too cold and rainy.  :'(
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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4378 on: Nov 11, 2012, 11:12:18 PM »
Performed the tail tidy posted on raiderperformance.com, installed LED license plate frame and shift linkage from Cycle House.  Installed left Kury Stiletto peg and realized it was killing the look of the bike, took it off, and put stocker back on - much better.  Washed bike and noticed damage caused by careless mechanics at Two Wheel World in Garland, Texas - fumed - calmed down a little once I realize that bags mostly hide the damage but still...

Will only stop riding when there is salt, ice, or snow on the roads.  Bring the cold!   O8O

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Re: What do you do to your Raider today................
« Reply #4379 on: Nov 12, 2012, 01:43:42 AM »
Looked at it longingly waiting for the next riding season to come in April.
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