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Being in a socialist country means you make it up with things like cheaper health insurance? I just checked the #'s and my 2nd year of full-coverage motorcycle insurance was $568 (the 1st year was $629). For medical insurance I pay $46 bi-weekly ($1,196/year). Add insurance on the cars & truck ($2400/year) and the house (another $800/year) and I'm paying $4,964/year for insurance and that isn't even counting the wife's $46/bi-weekly medical.

One of my fav sayings is "It's a free country but it isn't cheap" lol
 

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That's who I have too. My driving record isn't that bad. DUI in 2008 and that's it. How long have you had your M1 ? I'm gonna call them now and harass them. :ROFLMAO:
I don’t have one lol. Just a regular driver license. We’ve had Geico for about 2 years.
 

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I have Progressive. I have had my legal M class for about 8 years now. But have been riding for 40 years, over 30 on the streets. Used to be, you get pulled over without an M class, they give you a $25 ticket, and you ride away. (providing you were legal in all other aspects) Not so much anymore. Last time I got pulled over without it, was going to be a $500 fine and license suspension, unless I show up to court with an M class. I showed up with a permit, and the promise to complete the process. Was still a $220 fine on top of all that...
 

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I've had the M (for Motorcycle Endorsement) on my license since I was 15 and got my hardship license permit. Got the hardship because I was underage and needed to go to school and work. I also have the C for driving reg cars & trucks, so the license says CM on it. I used to have a Class A CDL but when I didn't need it anymore I gave it up because it's a pain to renew (can't do it online & have to wait in the office line which can take hours sometimes). When I had the AM on the license I liked to joke that I was only allowed to drive in the morning.
 

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Did a second reflash on the ECU after entering the exhaust gas offsets and unifying the fuel maps in the Woolich software. FYI on the 2018 750 the Header Pipe Diameter is 35mm and the Header Pipe Length is 755mm. Also installed the Battery Tender Jr leads and routed the connector up under the rear seat because I was tired of having to take the plastics and front seat off just to hook up the charger (having the charger on is one of the Woolich check-boxes you have to verify to do a reflash). Took almost 6 minutes to complete the reflash and there's still a bit of pucker factor when I see it saying Erasing ECU because I have only done it a couple of times so far. But all turned out well and the bike runs as good as it did before I started the flash.

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Did a second reflash on the ECU after entering the exhaust gas offsets and unifying the fuel maps in the Woolich software. FYI on the 2018 750 the Header Pipe Diameter is 35mm and the Header Pipe Length is 755mm. Also installed the Battery Tender Jr leads and routed the connector up under the rear seat because I was tired of having to take the plastics and front seat off just to hook up the charger (having the charger on is one of the Woolich check-boxes you have to verify to do a reflash). Took almost 6 minutes to complete the reflash and there's still a bit of pucker factor when I see it saying Erasing ECU because I have only done it a couple of times so far. But all turned out well and the bike runs as good as it did before I started the flash.

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You don't have a backup of your ecu?

I backup & date every adjustment I make so I can go back.
 

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You don't have a backup of your ecu?

I backup & date every adjustment I make so I can go back.
Yes sir I always name them by date and save them too. Also have the original untouched ECU safely packed away in a box and ziploc bag with a small desiccant pack that I just replaced.
 

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Doing a deep grunge clean-up, underneath the pretty shinny fairings! Absolute boredom at its best. Being laid off due to Covid-19 Pandemic, I gotta find something to do!

There was was gunk around the kick stand, and underneath the front sprocket cover. I’ve been wanting to detail around these areas and make them perfect.








 

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Today, I decided to perform a more permanent fix to the Gauge cluster going out problem I band aid fixed about 6 months ago.
Common problem on the K5/6 (other years too?) with the large black ground wire with the white stripe on it burning up in the large plug under the left fairing where it goes to the front fairing, gauges, etc. Bike will run fine, but nothing on the gauge cluster. Spliced, soldered, and shrink wrapped a jumper wire in.



Gave me a chance to clean more nooks and crannies with the left plastics off.



I feel confident my 'no gauge cluster Gremlin is fixed for good now.

It's raining today, and forecast 2 more days.

It's now tucked away with it's cover on.
 

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Nice work. Probably clean enough to park in an operating room at this point. That bike is in excellent shape.
Yep yep, I try to take the best care possible of this bike. Every time I upload a photo on IMGBB it washes out my yellow color of the bike, and it looks like some kinda pale yellow lol. The first (2) pics here are after gunk cleaning, The 3rd pic is from a few days ago.

Here is a actual size full quality photo.

https://flic.kr/p/2iV5Doe
https://flic.kr/p/2iV5DxT
https://flic.kr/p/2iV9YUj
 

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Dam that's a clean ass bike. I have 5 bikes here, when should I expect you to come by and clean them in your boredom? LOL
 

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Haven't done it yet but about to give baby a bath. Got her pulled around to the shady spot, now gathering up a bucket, soap, rags et al et al like water & hose, yard blower, water-spot removing shiny spray, more rags and maybe a phone-camera kinda etc stuff
 

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Today, I decided to perform a more permanent fix to the Gauge cluster going out problem I band aid fixed about 6 months ago.
Common problem on the K5/6 (other years too?) with the large black ground wire with the white stripe on it burning up in the large plug under the left fairing where it goes to the front fairing, gauges, etc. Bike will run fine, but nothing on the gauge cluster. Spliced, soldered, and shrink wrapped a jumper wire in.



Gave me a chance to clean more nooks and crannies with the left plastics off.


It's now tucked away with it's cover on.
I got a nice new can of dielectric grease just for that son-of-a-gun on mine. It's for others too but that one is target #1
 

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New grips installed. The throttle side grip included a new plastic sleeve, it is a complete part, and I actually had to reinstall the twist throttle cable on to the new sleeve. After I removed the old one. Everything went smooth and easy. These grips are made of thicker rubber than our tires, no wonder they last so long!

No more squishy and loose twisty grips now. It’s like they’re glued in place!








 

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New grips installed. The throttle side grip included a new plastic sleeve, it is a complete part, and I actually had to reinstall the twist throttle cable on to the new sleeve. After I removed the old one. Everything went smooth and easy. These grips are made of thicker rubber than our tires, no wonder they last so long!

No more squishy and loose twisty grips now. It’s like they’re glued in place!








Any reason you don't get an aftermarket thicker grip?

I think oem grips are so uncomfortable & barbaric.
 

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New grips installed. The throttle side grip included a new plastic sleeve, it is a complete part, and I actually had to reinstall the twist throttle cable on to the new sleeve. After I removed the old one. Everything went smooth and easy. These grips are made of thicker rubber than our tires, no wonder they last so long!

No more squishy and loose twisty grips now. It’s like they’re glued in place!








Damn!, those are pretty thick! I think I still have my OEM's?

Did you know, that using any kind of aerosol hair spray (the cheaper the better) works awesome at putting on and positioning new grips.
you put it on- slides on wet hair spray, move it around, get it where you want it, etc. Minutes later, it's glued on! You ain't budging it easily.

* Also, rode to work today. 29 miles, mostly Hwy.

Get off at 4pm. I already have my route home planned out. It'll be about 65miles, and virtually no interstate! I used Google Maps, and planned my route on some of my favorite twisties on the 'long way home'. Many of which I'm checking out b/c they look so twisty on the map too. I"m sure some of them will be dirty/debris/gravel on the roads too. But, I'm ready to find out.
Can't wait to ride sown Waterville Rd. again! I do it several times a week during the season riding out of town.
That is the same road where I had my 'off bike excursion' 3 years ago!

Good day to all!
 
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