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what did you to your 900 today?

surprised this isn't already on here.

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Installed bar risers dear ol dad fashioned up for me out of some scrap aluminum at his work (world of difference from stock height):


Installed a garage door button in a convenient spot for me:


Made some stupid cheap license plate LED brake light bolts ($4):


o and received my sw front pulley in the mail weekend project!
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I thought about my 900 for a long time, but it was too late and cold to ride by the time I got home from work... Tomorrow though, taking a nice long ride to start the morning.

I grabbed a fistful of throttle and all my worries disappeared.
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what did you to your 900 today?

I rode mine today

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Preparing to wash, inspect fluids and various pieces-parts, and go for a ride!!

"Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
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Had a noise so I went looking, since I had the bike up, and I had tipped it over a couple months ago and hadn't noticed BUT had pretty much emptied my overflow bottle, I figured I might as well change antifreeze. Took the tank off, took the cap off, put a bucket under it and let it out. Since the tank was off, I hooked my heated glove controller up to the bullet connectors that sit under the tank but are a pain to get to thanks to some add-on fuses that are now in the way. The belt was running towards the motor on the front pulley. I pulled it off and inspected it but couldn't find any problems. Put it all back together, still was rubbing a bit. Then I got a weird idea, the settings were a little looser then they used to be so I tighted the belt up a bit. Hey, now it's tracking right and the noises are all gone. Guess you CAN get it too loose.

I changed the oil about 250 miles ago so I didn't need to do anything there. Put it all back together and took it for a test ride. Next chance I get I'm going to change the fork oil, the front end is just gotten too soft anymore, dives in braking, rares up on acceleration. I should order some progressive shocks, maybe I'll do that first.

Other than that, I got up, did some muffler swapping on RC airplanes and headed out to the RC field where I mowed for about 3 hours which I had planned on mowing, but not quite this much. Didn't get any flying in but I got the strip and 3/4ths the other areas looking good. Hopefully I can get back out tomorrow, finish up the mowing and do some flying. Then I came home ran the Weadeater on the fence line and buried a line that runs voltage to my electrical fence.

3 hours of piddlin on the 900, that was nuttin. But now, with the grand-daughter headed over for babysitting till about 5 tomorrow, I think I should have gotten a nap in.

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I took a ride around Stillhouse Lake this morning....then again this evening...

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Took off the Power Commander and rode about 120 miles on a March of Dimes ride. Absolutely hate the Kawasaki Gel seat!

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why did you ditch the PC?

I grabbed a fistful of throttle and all my worries disappeared.
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