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  1. Okay. Local shop (local to me in western SD) has a couple oil seals in stock but not the dust covers. A word of warning, they are VERY proud of these seals but they are OEM! I PM'd you the business info. I hope this helps.
  2. I had a set of extras on my bike and ended up using one, I guess one of my fork tubes had an issue but I did some gentle smoothing and it's been fine for quite a few miles and a couple seasons. I should have a single new one left, I'll check on a local source that may hopefully have another or two in stock. BlueSky is right, nobody is going to come to work yet when they still have 10-15k extra saved up in the bank from being dramatically overpaid during the Bat Flu. I'm not going back to work as an RN, I'm going to stay home and answer phones for a national bank. Once I remove the cost and anguish of a commute through Black Hills traffic and nonsensical workplace politics/drama I'm further ahead. Maybe the same for the guy that should be taking orders and shipping seals haha.
  3. AllBalls is almost entirely Chinese stuff, they do make steering head race/bearing sets for our bikes that is made in India, but I think thats about it. Chinese fork seals are widely known to fail prematurely regardless of how impressively they are packaged and marketed. I highly recommend discarding the AllBallz items and instead using OEM Yamaha. If it's already together then do grab a set of OEM Yamaha seals and keep them in a saddle bag with you. Trust me on this one haha.
  4. Liking the color and diet. Very cool. Also like the battery relocation, hope to see more pics as it moves along.
  5. I had no idea, I was bellyaching when some of my favorites were costing about a buck a click to fire. Time to start reloading!
  6. She looks pretty darn good to me! I've never been to Scotland, a Scotlandless Scot. Welcome!!
  7. General experience, not Venture specific; Often enough an HID or LED element installed into a lamp designed for a halogen bulb will make significantly more light, but the way the bulb emits light is different, (unless tech has addressed this in the last couple years). When I was playing around with this and I found that a lot of that extra power was partially going toward blinding oncoming traffic and could not be focused or adjusted enough to be considered safe. light splashing out everywhere. I ended up returning to a halogen, the Osrams in every case except my offroad specific lights, where these results were desired. I did not try this on a Venture, but a handful of other vehicles with consistent results so far. YMMV
  8. I de-linked, did the R6 calipers, EBC HH pads and braided lines. Very happy, so much better. None of the OEM calipers I removed were working correctly. IMHO, a delink, lines and pads alone would make a notable difference, even on servicable OEM calipers. In the last few years I've done my Vmax and Venture and I've never removed an OEM caliper that was still servicable. 30+ years on a caliper is considerable, especially knowing how often folks skip the 2-year brake flush maintenance. Hell, even the R6 calipers I scored off ebay got taken apart when I got them home and I'm glad I did it. Even though it worked for me to reuse the old seals, there is no technically coherent way to recommend not replacing with new non-Chinese seal kits.
  9. Years ago, I got one of those little Craftsman 12 piece socket sets with reverse rifling cut into the ID specifically for backing out rounded bolt heads. Those have saved my caboose more than a few times. Tap a snug one on with a hammer and your golden, probably. Craftsman are now China made and have plummeted to Harbor Freight levels of quality so bast case is you get a socket that works once before it is dulled or broken. If the vice grip trick fails you could try a small pipe wrench and two hands. Food for thought.
  10. I'm not a trike guy, yet, but no doubt the Royal Star is an attractive bike with a lot to offer, I'm quite partial to the V4 and the solid build quality. Your infatuation is well understood. Someone local floated an 1835cc Type I mid-engine trike a couple years back $$$, sure not intended for touring but sexy as hell nonetheless. it got me thinking about trikes. The Royal Star looks like it was made to be a trike, it just fits the bill and looks right with either 2 or three wheels. I honestly dont think you can go wrong with a Royal Star trike, I've yet to ride one but I know from being on this forum that they are tried and true.
  11. X2, it looks precarious. I wonder how that would wear the rear tire if towed any distance. Even w/o torque applied I wonder if it would feather and wear it prematurely before you get it to the destination. A single place motorcycle trailer is light and usually cost effective, the HD guys have sure time/mileage tested them over and over again 😆 I see them on CL now and again reasonably priced.
  12. Happy Easter all, oh yea, and happy spring too!!
  13. Shes a beauty! I see round bales, so I'm guessing you also have some elbow room and open roads too.
  14. That is exactly what I needed to know, now I can pull the CB and send it along to someone who will use it. So the cruise control brain resides elsewhere on this bike? I did not notice it in there last time I had it apart, but it was probably hidden by this insane wiring harness. There is enough harness in this scoot to wire a dang S-class.
  15. I know I saw this info out here but not easy to find. I'm putting my steed on a diet and wish to remove the CB and AM/FM and CLASS. Does this effect cruise control? If so what was the work around. I have distant memories of this being an issue for someone else. Any info or a link to the info would be great! Thanks all.
  16. I hate to be the bearer of terrible news, but cannabis is not likely to help that situation one little bit haha.
  17. If I were in his shoes I would consider not getting a card at all. I dont plan to, I've heard this before of other states, and the laws here have not even been written yet. I think getting a medicinal card is a very long ways to go to try a pinch of a different strain or two to see if it seems like it may be an appropriate treatment for him. For medicinal purposes, a little goes a pretty long ways, generally. One could purchase recreational and use it medicinally. General consensus is that medicinal tends to be slightly better, but a quality recreational strain is *plenty* potent for about any purpose. Medicinal doses are usually smaller than a recreational "hit", this varies though. From what I've gathered so far, recreational dosages can be counterproductive if trying to treat a medical ailment. There may be a therapeutic window, so starting light is highly advisable for someone that is cannabis naive, or trying to honestly assess whether or not it will have a therapeutic effect. An easy way to dose light is to use edibles. Gummy bears and the like are available in half and full dose, and can be cut down from there into quarters or eights, to start nice and slow. There is no actual overdosing on cannabis, but it is possible, even easy with a potent strain, to get uncomfortably high. Used correctly it may (YMMV, for sure) be cheaper, more effective and with less side effects than traditional pharmaceutical interventions. Instead of recommending medical cannabis to anyone, I recommend folks look into medical cannabis. Like any other medication it's a good idea to research any contraindication with existing meds or diagnoses. One thing I can say with no doubt in my mind is that while it is not the magic bullet it sometimes gets coined as, it does have impressive and diverse medicinal value. We need more science a research, but the obvious opposition has made that difficult, although we are moving in the right direction.
  18. I know, no politics but I hope this is allowable. Voters in SD have forsaken prohibition, finally. I figured with the recent crackdown (rightly so) on opioids that SD voters would soon see the value in allowing medicinal it as an option. It was a still a surprise, but most surprising is that South Dakota just became the first state in which voters approved medicinal and recreational at the very same time, much to our governors chagrin. She would not even budge on industrial hemp until it became known that voters had successfully added cannabis measures on Nov 2020. The voters have now wisely helped bring SD out of the shadows of prohibition against very adamant leadership. My new goal is to become the very first South Dakotan to make the first legal medicinal cannabis sale. Over the time I've been a nurse I've seen so many countless cases in which cannabis would be an exceedingly appropriate choice, or should have been submitted for consideration by the patient. My hands are no longer tied. Now that I've gotten past my celebratory rant, what I'm asking here is if anyone else here is involved in the business end of cannabis in their locality. I'm already talking others about where to start and may even have an investor lined up. I'm unsure if I'll find a dispensary that is willing and able to take down the Bob Marley posters and turn off the blacklights (we have a couple CBD only dispensaries already) and run a professional medical-grade dispensary with the actual intent on helping folks that are actually suffering. I'm not interested in the recreational end of things, just medical. I've been too a couple medical dispensaries and I think I can do better than what I've seen so far. I'm sure my nursing license will evaporate once I get started with this, but I'm willing to chance that to do the right thing here and make sure there is a professional venue in which real patients can come for consultation and purchasing. If anyone has any experience here, or in any business part of the cannabis industry, please PM or post. I am indeed looking for guidance. The excitement is palpable all over the place now.
  19. I've also read that the double punch mark meant 2nd gear fix, maybe it was Vmax related info but 1st gen Vmax and Venture share the 2nd gear issue. I'm not sure what else it could mean. Welcome!!
  20. Mine is likely going to be up for grabs, along with the stereo, CLASS and a hitch. I'm just trying to figure out if I can keep cruise control with these gone. If I can than this CB is yours. In a few years of riding I turned it on once to see if it worked but never actually used it. I thought I was going to use all that stuff but really never did use anything other than cruise.
  21. We had 6" up here a couple days ago, today it's 78, not a cloud in the sky or a snowflake on the ground. I know it's coming back. The snow cannon reaches into the Dakotas quite nicely. In my experience a good harsh winter helps keep the overcrowding at bay. Small price to pay for a little elbow room, but not riding for 4- 8 months/year does burn a bit, no pun.
  22. I've read that WINE works on most things now. I'm still trying to grasp it all but WINE is still around and said to be highly effective. Aside from a few favorite games I did not find anything I had to bring from Windows, the Linux versions of the things I was using work great, or better, plus it all seems to be open source so no being locked out of how it works. If anything I'll try and play some windows games on Linux, I've heard that WINE still works great but Steam Play is supposed to run the vast majority of windows only games with no setup or tweaking. That was a huge stumbling block before. I guess Valve is a big supporter of Linux, and also come up with some of the coolest games ever, so it's a move in the right direction. The whole industry seems to be becoming more Linux-friendly as time goes on. I've also read that if you can make windows only games run on Linux you can make anything run on Linux. I was ready for some hassles in getting things going and so far all the wrinkles I've run into were solved by a quick duckduckgo search and applying the remedy. I've got my Linux desktop about all setup and everything working as I like. I'll see if I can sort through WINE. I've downloaded it but not done anything else with it yet.
  23. I've got a thing about touch screens and vehicles, especially bikes. Truth seems to be that tech sells vehicles to some and repulses others, I think it's a great way for mfrs to make old tech look new and cutting edge again. It seems to be a generational divide. I want a computer running EFI, IGN, ABS and ride modes, a single switch controls that, no touchscreen needed. I've seen washer/dryer sets and fridges with smart screens, cant think of many more reasons to keep the Kenmore 60 series for another couple decades. I happen to be in agreement with you, it's largely needless, expensive and often counterproductive to try and automate things that just don't need to be "smart". Sometimes simple is good and less is more.
  24. When I got my current copy on my desktop I had to go to Best Buy and grab it on the hurry, just an expensive thumb drive with win10 home 64 on it. I see what you mean about the absence of bloatware. I bought an HP laptop a few years ago and it was maddening trying to clean it up, I vowed never to buy another HP again, and have not. I know they are mostly all that way. The next laptop I get will get Linux straight away. Same when I got my Samsung phone, it was rooted and de-googled in no time. Using anything that has anything to do with Google is a hard no if there is any choice on the matter. The home Win10 version I'm running is pretty clean with regards to the vendor-specific bloatware. I've been considering all the features that I cant get rid of, like Cortana, as bloatware. I think my verbiage is faulty. All the phone home bit has bothered me since installing the Pihole and watching watching the pihole.log live. I could block any/all that I want, and do so aggressively, but Win10 is not alone, I've permanently taken my TV off the net and tossed Roku out once I saw what they were up to. I've spent the last couple days in Mint and it has cemented my conviction to switch to Linux, but I realize I might have to keep Win10 around for the foreseeable future. I think I have more to learn before I kick off the training wheels. Had I known there were lighter versions of 10 at the time I probably would have ended up with something that would have fit my needs much better. Actually setting up Linux Mint was easy, getting the dual boot part was a little more detailed since I used a fresh separate SSD hard drive for the Linux install. Gotta say, I'm excited to learn more. It's a lot less scary to mess with an OS when there is a backup OS to boot into if it all goes south.
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