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  1. It is possible without taking the inner fairing loose. It's a tight fit, but it will go. I just did it a couple months ago.
  2. I've been wondering the same thing lately. I've had good luck with Dyna coils in the past, so that's the direction I'd be going if I knew they'd work. If they'll work properly, I can make them fit.
  3. I don't see anything in those pics that would scare me away, especially the freckling on the visors. They're removeable and not necessary, so there's no reason to even worry about them. The only piece(s) I'd be concerned about are the the fork shrouds, but some Nevr-Dull and a bit of #0000 steel wool would probably take care of most (if not all) of that.
  4. Is that an additional trunk/tour pack?
  5. I'd also be worried about the overall length of the bike compared to the width of the tow vehicle. My '06 RSV, for example, is significantly longer than the width of my 2012 Tundra.
  6. I would be looking at plug boots/caps before coils, but weak coils is a possibility. I've been experiencing a missing/stumbling under load, and I traced some of the problem back to bad factory plug caps. I replaced the ones in cylinders #1 & #2 with new NGK SD05F, and the situation improved drastically. Managed to replace #4 as well, but the factory plug wire on #3 is too short to do the swap. I had to order a bit of 7mm wire and a NGK J1 plug wire splicer. Hopefully I'll have a chance to install it this afternoon.
  7. How often do you intend to haul your bike? U-haul has some really nice little motorcycle trailers that they rent out for dirt cheap. You could haul your bike several times a year, for multiple years, before you got anywhere near the cost of owning a trailer. The only problem I've had with the U-haul motorcycle trailers is the fact that they're not available for one-way rentals and must be returned to the same location where you picked it up. I was told that this is because these particular trailers aren't owned by U-haul corporate, but by the independent locations actually renting them out.
  8. If I had to guess, I'd say he did it because it's already out of the frame so everything is easy to get to. I probably would've done it too.
  9. Let me start by saying, this is not a "for sale" post. I'm simply looking for info at this time. Is there any demand for the stock 2nd Gen Venture antennas? I have both off my '06 and won't be putting them back on, but I don't know if it's worth it to post them for sale or simply toss them into a corner of the basement and save them for the next owner.
  10. I guess, theoretically, you could mount your phone on the reservoir mount and your GPS on the handlebar... I just use my phone as my GPS. 🤷‍♂️
  11. I think it's an okay deal if you're going to keep it and have the time and desire to do the motor swap, but if you're looking to fix and flip, it may not be worth the time/money. Maybe write your offer and name/number on a piece of paper and let him think about it for a while. I don't really think people will be beating down his door to take this project off his hands.
  12. Would the RAM offset reservoir mount not work for you? Easy, cheap, and can be transferred to the next bike. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CMNXIO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_CCQ1945PCKB4J20Z7FAG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  13. Not mine, but there's a little Coleman trailer for sale just NW of Atlanta. https://www.theoutdoorstrader.com/threads/fs-ft-1984-coleman-caboose-trailer.2477318/
  14. Realistically, you're likely to be in it for a little over $2k once you factor in misc supplies to get it fully functional (plugs, oil, filter(s), etc) Guess it boils down to how comfortable you are doing the work, your tool/workshop situation, and the amount of free time necessary to complete the task.
  15. It won't be the easiest engine swap, but I think you should be able to put $1500-$2000 profit in your pocket if the donor engine is good...or, you'll have yourself a really nice bike for $1500. Either way, it's a win.
  16. Look at it like this: A used engine for a 2nd Gen Venture is about $800-900 on Ebay. The difference between that and the seller's asking price is the cost of the bike. Does it look like an $800 bike to you, and/or is it worth the hassle to do the engine swap to make it a $4K bike?
  17. Mounted some new tires. Had intended to do an oil change as well, but ran out of time. One more item crossed off the "to-do" list.
  18. Replaced the stock whip antennas with a pair of 8" shorties, new air filters, added a Battery Tender pigtail, and (since i had the seat off) replaced the two rear plug caps with new NGK 5K resistor caps. I'll do the front in a few days when I take it apart for a new windscreen, tires, and oil change. Hopefully that'll be it for a while and I can finally enjoy riding it without focusing on all of the things that need addressing.
  19. Quick update, just in case anyone is actually following along... So, I gave up on the dual scissor lift idea and bought a freestanding front wheel chock (accepts up to 7" wide tire) and a single narrow scissor lift. Theoretically, I'll be able to pop the front tire into the chock, run some straps from the handlebars to the chock's horizontal brace (which i intend to lengthen), and lift the rear high enough with the scissor jack to remove the rear wheel. Chock: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GRRFLOK/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_imm_TJMARBH29YWE6HN7M98S Scissor lift: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L4X6NQC/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_imm_BFZ7Y5ZJ1WV2Z4S25BDV I have a paddock stand that I think will safely support the front end and allow me to change the front tire, especially if I slip the scissor lift under the rear of the engine cradle to keep everything stable.
  20. I agree that one would be scary, but my plan is to use them in pairs. Either a wide one with blocks to engage the frame rails and a narrow one with the little frame supports, or two of the narrow ones. Right now I'm thinking two narrow ones might be the better option.
  21. Has anyone here used a compact scissor lift like the one linked below for their RSV or RSTD? https://www.homedepot.com/p/STARK-USA-1100-lbs-Wide-Deck-Scissor-Lift-Jack-Motorcycle-Center-Hoist-Stand-for-Bike-ATV-in-Blue-65127-H/310839045 With my popup camper, pressure washer, compressor, floor jack, multiple rolling tool boxes,, drill press, refrigerator, etc in a two car "yuppie garage" along with my RSV and the wife's car, i simply don't have the room to store something the HF bike jack and Carbon One-style adapter. I was thinking I could buy two scissor lifts, one wide one like the link above and a narrow one like the one linked below, and have the ability to remove both wheels at the same time. When not in use, they'll each fit underneath my tool boxes. Narrow: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stark-1100-lbs-Capacity-Motorcycle-X-Dirt-Bike-ATV-Scissor-Jack-Center-Lift-Crank-Repair-Stand-in-Blue-65124/314199488? Thoughts?
  22. I know this is an ancient thread, but for anyone interested in taller (or shorter) bars, Motion Pro has the ability to create custom cables in any length, with any ends you may need. They built the custom cables for the 20" ape hangers on my CB750 bobber several years ago, and they were even higher quality than the stock cables with smooth teflon liners. https://www.motionpro.com/custom
  23. My question was really more for Thee_oddball. I completely understand gutting a dead cassette player and replacing it with charger ports. I was going to do the same with mine, but I was going to fabricate a new face out of steel coated in truck bedliner to hold a dual USB, a lighter-style port, and an aux input to make it look like it came that way. I realized as I was tossing parts in my Amazon cart that I have no use for a lighter-style 12V port and I could just replace the factory one with a dual USB for less money/time/effort.
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