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    This may ramble a bit, so forgive me...

    Decided that I needed some wind therapy yesterday afternoon, so hopped on the R*, filled up the tank, and hit the road for some BBQ. About a 60 miles round trip. Some issues and thoughts.....

    1) after filling up, it started right up. Pulled the clutch, shifted into 1st, and the bike died. Back in neutral, start,, then no issues. Thinking that the PO, mechanic at the dealership had it idled too low. Will increase idle a bit and try again.
    2) I forgot how intense the smells are when you ride. The roadkill on side of street is stronger, but so are the side of road BBQ places.
    3) It felt like I could feel every little bump in the road. More along the lines of a road vibration as I went at 75mph. Going to start looking at both the progressive front springs and the goldstar rear shock..
    4) Rectangular left mirror and teardrop right mirror.... that is getting on my OCD nerves real quick....
    5) note to self... replace foam grips and old, probably original,seat as soon as possible. My 300+ lbs butt needs more padding than that.....

    Looks like I used about a 1/3 tank on the ride, so guessing that at least MPG is about right..

    Question for anyone... I don't hear the clicking of a fuel pump when I turn the key to on.. think I read that an 06 has one.. If it should, what do I need to look out for if it's going from tank to carb? Should I look into putting the pump on if it should be there?

    Thanks for any help and letting me ramble a bit.

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    • roadiemort
      roadiemort commented
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      I you don't have a manual and plan on working on the bike, Get One! Free online.

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    Guess this is why the advice is to change all fluids and filters after getting iy home

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      Someone may have removed the fuel pump. They run just fine without one.

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        mid 40mpgs can be obtained with good jetting and throttle control, stock seats suck, if the pump is still installed i dont think the bike would run with a dead pump. it was likely bypassed and your running on gravity power. suspension upgrades are a great idea. i would go race tech up front over progressives, and a roadwing or full aftermarket rear shock, not a spring only swap.

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        • #6
          Got a local upholstery place that can work on the seat. I'll look into the race tech for the front.

          Thank you.

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