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Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:17 am
by Desantnik-VDV
I bought and brought one today. NOS 2007 Gear-Up with 32 km. on odo. Had gas in tank for 12 years.
Gonna be good project of replacing many things... :D

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:10 am
by WEGUNTER
12 year old gas?????? you might be able to scoop it out with a spoon like jello.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:43 pm
by Tomcatfixer
2007 was a good year - lots of mechanical reliability improvements.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:38 pm
by Desantnik-VDV
Cleaning/w@$#ing the tank, cleaning brand new carbs, rejecting to 42 and 130 from 38 and 125. Will be repacking those wheel bearings, replacing new rubber parts, hoses, gas lines, installing a quick crossover disconnect, carb hoses, many things. Will need a new battery, probably Yuasa again. Good project.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:48 pm
by Desantnik-VDV
To Kote or not to Kote? That's the question!
Any advice is appreciated.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:26 pm
by Tomcatfixer
Sounds like a good project. You should start your own thread about it. :wink:

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:30 pm
by Desantnik-VDV
Chad,

Sorry, 😐
Do you have a current project?

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:52 am
by Tomcatfixer
Desantnik-VDV wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Chad,

Sorry, 😐
Do you have a current project?
Yes, it begins on page 1 of this thread. This thread is entirely devoted to my 1999 Tourist overhaul (with a little detour covering my 2001 Patrol "refreshing").

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:40 pm
by Manscout
LOL!!!! Chad, you thread is so big that people think this is where they post when they buy their own RPOC. :lol:
Congratulations. You have arrived. 8)

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:40 pm
by Tomcatfixer
Manscout wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:40 pm
LOL!!!! Chad, you thread is so big that people think this is where they post when they but their own RPOC. :lol:
Congratulations. You have arrived. 8)
:) I guess I should share, but this thread is 98% my journey of discovery, lovingly handcrafted to document my trials and tribulations (and to infotain). I can't help but be a little possessive. :D

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:56 pm
by Desantnik-VDV
That's exactly what I was thinking...a tread about all of us who is buying RPOC's. :D

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:18 pm
by Tomcatfixer
wooden nickel wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Chad,
You might want to put a piece of tubing over those coupling nuts. As you have it now, all of the rocking stress is on the threads. You need a wider base.
Of course it is your toy so I could be talking out of my hat.
You were right, Nick. :bow:

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I never got around to cutting up and installing the tubing I purchased for this project and the handlebar riser finally fatigued and failed, just as you said it would.

It was a fun ride from my father-in-law's house back to my place, until I had to figure out why the Little Red Bear's steering had suddenly gone all cattywampus. It was controllable with only one loose handlebar riser attached, but only just barely so. Fortunately, I was only a few miles from his house and was able to cautiously ride back, where the bike remains parked.

Unfortunately, I was riding there to pick up the torque wrench I lent him, since I needed it to install my truck's new tie rods, which delayed my truck repair and prevented me from using the truck to pick up the bike, because it was out-of-commission until I could use the torque wrench!
Almost like a "Catch-22"!

A perfect storm of minor inconveniences and misfortune, precipitated by my lack of heeding your advice in a timely manner.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:29 pm
by Speedbump
Glad you made it home. That first moment you felt it go must have been a "pucker" moment.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 pm
by wooden nickel
Glad you made it back and that it was a "soft" failure. I am right so seldom, I need to celebrate.

Re: I Bought An RPOC Today

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:42 pm
by Tomcatfixer
It was a progressive thing - first, I wondered why my mirrors were pointed down too low. Then, I realized it was the handlebar that was drooping. When I gave the handlebar a tug, the right side came up higher than the left. This is the point that I realized what the the problem was. While all of this was going on, the left handlebar riser was becoming progressively more loose. If I didn't have the fairing attached, I would have had less control than I did. For the "limp home" trip back to my father-in-law's, I kept the speed around 30mph. Steering felt like using a tiller on a boat. Fortunately, I encountered no other vehicles on the road and there were no sharp curves. I'm gonna go pick up the bike tomorrow, after I get a shop to perform an alignment on my truck. I thought about attempting to align the truck's front end and set toe-in at home, but I'll save that self-taught lesson for a future date.