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    Brad Newby


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    Shepherd, TX, United States


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    Anything with a motor and wheels
  • Bike Year and Model
    '02 RSMV


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    I fix stuff

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  1. I do not, nobody seemed to want them and I gave them to a past member, sorry.
  2. Hello Peggy 👋
  3. I had a 78 CB750 with a Vetter fairing, they are a neat old bike.
  4. Zero, I haven't used lava in decades. At work I use Zep Cherry Bomb, it seems to work the best for me out of all if them. The orange used to be good, but it seems to have gotten weaker in years past. When I shower I use my Pert hair shampoo and a hard bristle nail brush to clean the imbedded grime on my hands and arms, that works well for me.
  5. I never put any sealant on it, but obviously it would have to be something impervious to gas. I just took a small rawhide hammer and "lovingly" tapped it back in. The brass is soft enough that it will usually swedge itself sealed.
  6. I have 2 brand new never opened EBC front brake pads for the 2nd gen Venture. I don't have a need for them $60 shipped to your door.
  7. Fred, I am taking my Darkside rim and tire off my 02 and going back to a mc tire which I already have mounted on another rim. If you're interested shoot me a message and we can chat about it. The car tire I have on the rim is in great condition.
  8. Welcome Tom, we know your Daddy! Good to have you here, does he still have his 1st gen?
  9. You mention about testing the stator leads, did you verify with the engine running that all 3 are putting out AC voltage? Also too when you unplugged the rectifier, how did the plug end look? they are notorious for getting corroded and burning up the ground wire on them. Have you done a load test on the battery? just because it's new doesn't mean it's good.
  10. The '99 and 2000 models had an issue with this. In '01 they put a support plate kit on them and that helped. The kit can still be purchased I believe. As far as repairing it, there are a couple of options. Seeing it's ABS plastic, you'll want to use something specifically for it. One of the products that comes to my mind is Plastex, there are some write ups here on the site about it and it's generally viewed as a good product to use. Like Tom mentioned above, some folks use fiberglass, and that's ok too as long as you keep it very clean before you try to repair it if you go that route.
  11. Watch out for this guy Matt. He's a retired Navy Chief and knows more ways to get in trouble than you can imagine!
  12. If you can find someone close to you that has an RSV with pillow tops, and they'll let you sit on it, I would try that. I like my pillow tops.
  13. You will have to swap the forks with a MKII '86 thru '93 to be able to use the R1 calipers. Stainless brake lines and EBC HH pads will do a world of good for stopping your MKI without doing the swap. Delinking the brakes will, IMO, give you a better feel, I never cared for the linked brakes on the 1st gens.
  14. I have located an auxiliary fuse block under the seat of my 02. I run a couple things off it as I have a 10 gauge wire feeding it directly off the battery. I run my passing lights from that fuse block and an additional horn as well as a 12 volt power source that is fed directly from the block into the trunk of the bike. It's constant hot so that I can plug in a phone even when the bike is off to charge it. I used a larger fuse and heavier wire for it as I wanted to be able to use one of the 12 volt air compressors in the case that I needed to fill a tire up.
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