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46 minutes ago, 4x4tographer said:

 

Is that like.... train horn train horn? or some higher-pitched sound?

 

🤔 Intriguing!

 

it's definitely higher pitched than those "train" horns you see with the 2 or 3 long trumpets - but it's still respectable and takes up way less space! i had a set of traditional PIAA horns before and i left the lower tone one of those installed along with this.

 

i'll be sure to honk at you on Saturday so you can hear it!

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On 1/6/2023 at 5:48 AM, theksmith said:

installed a mini air horn that i got for Christmas.

 

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Appears to be the same one I used for my 1996 Goldwing approx. 8 years ago...   They will certainly get your attention...  ;)

 

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the Teraflex hub conversion and brake upgrade is coming along nicely... rear axle done!

 

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Some fancy looking rotors you got there!

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Them's purdy!! 

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ran into some trouble on the first front hub that i attempted. it would not engage consistently after final assembly of all the parts, and i wasted a fair bit of time trying to figure out what i'd done wrong.

 

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it turned out that the silver trim ring in the photo above was not machined correctly on the back side...

 

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not only is there a lip on the edge of the cutout shown above, but that entire pocket isn't centered between the screw holes like it should be. once i swapped in the other side's ring (which is cut correctly) everything worked fine. 

 

i emailed Teraflex about this and hopefully they can get me a new part shipped out quickly. i will say this is the first time i've ever had anything from Teraflex not fit perfectly right out of the box.

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shouldn't have to worry about breaking a stub-shaft anymore!

 

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the new dual-piston calipers are also massive compared to the OEM ones.

 

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one side of the front is complete! hopefully i can almost finish the other side this evening - except the locking knob and trim ring. then i can work on the changes to the spare tire carrier tomorrow while i wait on that new trim ring.

 

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made good progress the past couple days - Gadget's back sitting on 4 tires!

 

the replacement engagement knob bezel should arrive today or tomorrow. then i can button up the last hub and go do the break-in procedure for those fancy new brakes.

 

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i finished modifying the Teraflex tire carrier with a plate for the new bolt pattern. i also kept my spare tire hoist, and just have to change the piece that grabs the wheel still.

 

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check out the the yuuuuuge new wheel studs.

 

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i'd be leary to trust my welding on something this susceptible to vibrations and potentially accident-causing. however, the new studs still go through the Teraflex mount partially, so even if i my welds broke the spare can't just fall off.

 

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waiting for the paint to dry before mounting the spare. i'll also need to modify my license plate quick-mount just a bit.

 

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13 hours ago, theksmith said:

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Sexy Look GIF

sexy Gadget! 😆

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