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    Quote Originally Posted by mjklaser View Post
    ^^^ look closely at my sig pic... see how the offset leg is going straight up, parallel to the Paladins? You could swivel it 90 degrees forward to gain the entire extra length of the offset... honestly... I think yer missin' out... I can send more close-up pics tomorrow, if you'd like...
    Yes please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Cruiser View Post
    Yes please!
    Yes, I took great pics/angles of the Kury's today while working on the cooling system... will be posting after our late dinner... wifey cooked up a storm... can't talk... eating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate6966 View Post
    I don't know about Rog, but I'd sure love to see more pics!
    Quote Originally Posted by Country Cruiser View Post
    Yes please!
    Here ya go fellers! (...sorry about the bug guts in some of the pics )

    Rog, I'm convinced these will work for you, they go so much further forward than I have 'em!







    Last edited by mjklaser; 06-17-2017 at 10:20 PM. Reason: Gettin' the right pics in there! :doh:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate6966 View Post
    I'm wondering if these can mount to the frame.....
    I don't have crash bars
    I would think so. I don't know what the measurement of the frame dia is....but looks close. I could measure my guards and you can compare with your frame. I don't know if your 1800 would be bigger than a 1300, kinda doubtful in my mind.

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    Valve Clearance Feeler Guage.

    It's time to check valve clearance. Any of you have a preference for type of guage? Somebody out there make bent gauges, bend my own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Cruiser View Post
    It's time to check valve clearance. Any of you have a preference for type of guage? Somebody out there make bent gauges, bend my own?
    I use brass gauges, bent and taped to a Popsicle stick

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    The Café offered a great tip for the tools used for this in that one should attach a length of wire or heavy string or perhaps tough braided fishing line to the feeler gauges, the tiny 4mm wrench and any other tool small enough to fall into the engine. I used soft steel wire. Also used brass feelers from a $7.00 set purchased at an auto parts store. Bending them yourself lets you custom fit the feelers to the job. Engine must be cold like sitting overnight. Thank goodness Honda used the simple screw and locknut type adjusters. Good luck with this Rog. Oh and many find that the clearance tightens up instead of loosening. We want our valves to fully close when they're supposed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby View Post
    The Café offered a great tip for the tools used for this in that one should attach a length of wire or heavy string or perhaps tough braided fishing line to the feeler gauges, the tiny 4mm wrench and any other tool small enough to fall into the engine. I used soft steel wire. Also used brass feelers from a $7.00 set purchased at an auto parts store. Bending them yourself lets you custom fit the feelers to the job. Engine must be cold like sitting overnight. Thank goodness Honda used the simple screw and locknut type adjusters. Good luck with this Rog. Oh and many find that the clearance tightens up instead of loosening. We want our valves to fully close when they're supposed to.
    Thanks Abby. Being the first time, I'm going to allow myself an afternoon to attempt this.

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    Neutral between 4th & 5th.

    Still learning. A quick question. When you shift, do you pin the clutch lever to the handgrip? I've not and found that between 4 & 5, the gear hits a neutral kind of position. Sometimes it will slip into 5, otherwise I just clutch, tap and I'm in 5.

    Clutch adjustment? Or am I needing to touch the lever to the handle. Never does it then.

    Thanks, Rog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Cruiser View Post
    Still learning. A quick question. When you shift, do you pin the clutch lever to the handgrip? I've not and found that between 4 & 5, the gear hits a neutral kind of position. Sometimes it will slip into 5, otherwise I just clutch, tap and I'm in 5.

    Clutch adjustment? Or am I needing to touch the lever to the handle. Never does it then.

    Thanks, Rog
    On my 1800, I don't always grab a handful of clutch to shift. In fact, I may shift without clutch at times.
    The phantom neutral between 4&5 is not uncommon. It's not a definite, but happens enough in Hondas that people talk about it. Just like you, I find a quick tap gets it into gear. A possible preventative effort is simply shift with conviction. A more firm foot movement in the shift pedal will help.

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