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    Quote Originally Posted by barrettnjones View Post
    Oh, by the way, the cup inside the (new) spark plug wire broke off and came out with the plug.
    Sweet huh?
    Honestly, Barrett - if the cup inside broke, how good was the set to begin with? Just asking. I bought new plug wires from Rick - the quality is top notch. Running your bike around w/different length wires shouldn't do any damage.

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    So while running one of the older ignition wires (Hucky's sending me a replacement cap free of charge) I rode the bike down into town (montpelier) after adjusting the rocker and valve lash.

    I'm really happy with the way the bike is sounding right now! It rode sort of quirky for the first 30 miles but now it has seemed to smoothed itself out. After another 20 miles I'm going to recheck the valve lash and change the oil.

    While parked in front of the Capital building to take this picture three different groups of tourist and locals came up to talk about the bike. A couple of them even started taking some pictures.
    Here's my picture of the day:
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    She's a real beauty - nice work!

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    Hey, its even a self portrait. I can see your reflection on the tank chrome.
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    is it just me, or are your mufflers really long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    is it just me, or are your mufflers really long?
    I think they're long too.
    They are what came with the bike when I purchased it a year ago. From what I can tell they are stock /5. I wouldn't mind something shorter.

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    Stock /5 mufflers are different from /6 onward mufflers. They are smoothly tapered in a conical elipse down to the rear opening. Check around picture. Only problem with long mufflers is bumping into things in garage whilest trying to leave the premises. two sense.

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    Thinking about my next rebuild.....
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    She turned over 5oK the other evening. I slowed to watch it happen then pulled over to get a pic....
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    It looks like you've got /6 mufflers on the /5.

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    I don't recognize the fenders as /5 or /6.

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    I wanted to thank everyone here who've spent time reading this thread and/or offered any suggestions to my questions.


    My family and I have recently moved out of our tiny lofted apartment with the man cave basement where my rebuild took place. When we moved out, after I mopped the floor I noticed a couple of things.
    1. What a pretty space to put a motorcycle.
    2. My dreams of bringing the bike up from the basement to live with us in the living room could be realized (if only for a couple of hours).

    So I rolled it in a took a couple of shots. The space looks like a studio doesn't it?!
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    Here's another with a little more text app editing.
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    One more.
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    Last one. I swear.
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