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  1. Here's some helpful info:...

    Here's some helpful info:
    http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/Article/4129/proper_plastic_repair_procedures.aspx

    It looks like the PBT+PC can be melted (welded). Check with a local body shop or...
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    Check your alternator belt tension.

    Check your alternator belt tension.
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    Find your local BASF paint supplier. They should...

    Find your local BASF paint supplier. They should be able to help you match Glasurit colors.
    Don't be surprised if you wind up with over $200 in materials to paint that though.
    Have you checked...
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    Welcome Chris. Beautiful bikes! The lower...

    Welcome Chris.
    Beautiful bikes!
    The lower fairing is definitely repairable. Mine looked pretty much identical to yours. The problem with finding a shop to fix it is because it is labor intensive....
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    I installed the Helibars set on my wife's ST. I...

    I installed the Helibars set on my wife's ST. I was very impressed with the craftsmanship and the quality. They came with everything needed to do the job and I did not have to disconnect the brake...
  6. There are quite a few on fleabay for Oilheads...

    There are quite a few on fleabay for Oilheads right now.

    Check with dismantlers as well. They may buy up the "retired" bikes from municipalities.
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    224 west of Canfield to Akron is a decent stretch...

    224 west of Canfield to Akron is a decent stretch but I would try to avoid Akron, the traffic can get annoying. Best bet would be to take 62 out of Canfield to Salem and then take 9 south to 172....
  8. I put a set on my K00RS that I bought at a...

    I put a set on my K00RS that I bought at a Polaris dealership. They are part number 2877363 cost around $55 now. I have had them for 3 years and they work very well. They have high and low resistance...
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    What Lee said. I experienced the exact...

    What Lee said.

    I experienced the exact symptoms on my way home from work last month. I replaced the fuel filter, all is well.
  10. If it is raw plastic (i.e. unpainted) peanut...

    If it is raw plastic (i.e. unpainted) peanut butter works wonders. Just work it like a wax. Make sure you use creamy as the crunchy is too hard to work with.:D
    I used this method on the oxidized...
  11. The jug is full of moonshine and that my friend...

    The jug is full of moonshine and that my friend is a hillbilly trap.
  12. My '04 doesn't have any nuts on those either. I...

    My '04 doesn't have any nuts on those either.
    I have mine apart right now too and I had some ducting left over that I couldn't find where it went. Your first pic showed me. Thanks!
  13. Yes I am, in regards to the helmet reference....

    Yes I am, in regards to the helmet reference. Thanks for pointing that out. By turning my head to the side the stagnation point is moved to a different location on the visor.
  14. Short simple version: As any shape moves through...

    Short simple version:
    As any shape moves through a fluid (air is a fluid) it will have a layer of that fluid "attached" to it. That layer is called the boundary layer. With the windshield in a more...
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    http://www.mcmaster.com/#9464k543/=no1gzv ...

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#9464k543/=no1gzv

    Lifetime supply for $5.66.

    These are what I used on my K100, realoem says they use the same injector.
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    I can tell you NOT to stay at the America's Best...

    I can tell you NOT to stay at the America's Best Value Inn. It's just not worth it. I would have slept better under the freeway overpass.
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    We stumbled across the Back of the Dragon quite...

    We stumbled across the Back of the Dragon quite by accident yesterday. We were returning from visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum on Friday. Saturday brought us up the Cherohala Skyway and...
  18. I had a noisy heat shield because one of the...

    I had a noisy heat shield because one of the square nut captures had worn through. When I had the heat shield off I gave it a little tweak and now it doesn't vibrate. I never fixed the nut capture....
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    The day mine locked up I had ridden it to work,...

    The day mine locked up I had ridden it to work, it had only been sitting for about 10 hours.

    I don't know what this bike had been through on the 86000 miles before I bought it, but the 16000 I had...
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    I got it freed up! Last night I sprayed the...

    I got it freed up!

    Last night I sprayed the cylinders with WD-40 and let them soak overnight. This morning after a little persuasion with a rubber mallet and a block of wood on the piston it...
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    Both heads are off and the alternator spins free....

    Both heads are off and the alternator spins free. The only way I can get the engine to budge is by a hammer and block of wood on the piston and then it only barely moves. I' ll have a look at the...
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    The cylinder bores actually look really good. I...

    The cylinder bores actually look really good. I do not plan on removing the pistons at this point and I am not convinced the buildup is from oil either. Could it possibly be from excessive amounts of...
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    Found the source of the "dirt"

    I've torn apart a few engines and have never seen buildup like this. It just flakes off and the cylinder bore looks fine. I still need to remove the right side head and clean everything up and then...
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    Yes, all of that dirt was poured out of a spark...

    Yes, all of that dirt was poured out of a spark plug. It was in the space between the electrode and the body. I got the same amount out of the other one.
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    Had a little time to work on it tonight. ...

    Had a little time to work on it tonight.

    Snapped another torx socket but eventually got the bolt out.

    Removed the right side valve cover and everything appears to be in order in there. There...
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