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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:14 pm

BK550 wrote:
I thought all you had to do was put gas in it and ride. Shocked
Hey there BK... isn't it funny how that doesn't seem to ever work out... Laughing


G Bob wrote:
The ole gray mare just aint what she used to be Wink
You got that right G-Bob... Cool

New shoocks on all four corners soon should be a big improvement though.


Sportsman wrote:
Hey did that thing not get a sanitary scrubing before "Surgery". It's still dirty. LOL
That's probably the only thing keeping the rest of her together Sportsman. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:17 pm

Disc Brake Conversion Kit is now installed and we're only
waiting on the master cylinder re-build kit to be shipped.

Link Here

It's just about "rubber down" time for the Ol' Red Honda... cheers

She not only rides it, she repairs it...

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:28 pm

She looks way to clean for someone that's been working on an "ATV". Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:52 pm

In that picture there, I guess you could call it "light duty" part-timer... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:44 pm



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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:37 am

GUG when he gets that thing fixed up you should sell it to me and go get you a new one!!!!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:12 pm

Well... UPS and USPS both came through the snow today for deliveries. Laughing

So, it's off to the depths of the dungeon to install the last two rear shocks
and put the master cylinder rebuild kit into the brake handle assembly.



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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:19 pm

Cool Sticker
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:58 pm

WOW!!!!
GUG is going to have a softer ride. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:26 pm

New Shocks on all four corners...

I can tell you this ~ the 98-01 and the 02-04 Honda Foremans aren't exactly the same when it comes to how the rear upper shock mounts. Had to do some serious refinements to the upper bushings and MAN! they were they extremely hard to get swapped out with the old ones.

You ever get your finger stuck in something so bad that your first thought in your mind is what's the ER going to think? Then it's, I wish the wife was home, then your finger tip starts turning blood red purple and you're already way past Panic. Well, that was my finger stuck in the upper shock mount bushing trying to push the oversized grommet back into a smaller mounting hole. I had to lay the shock on the floor and stand on it with both feet and use my other hand to pull my finger out...

Gotta say, "I was scard for a second..." Shocked

It made for a great story and some funny laughs at dinner though... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:49 pm

"Hey Honey, pull my finger."
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:47 am

Was it the whole finger...or the one next to it?
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:43 am

Tumbleweed wrote:
"Hey Honey, pull my finger."


polarislover wrote:
Was it the whole finger...or the one next to it?
No... it was the other one!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:27 pm

Theres a lesson in that somewhere Wacker...hummmmmmm....oh yeah...its less painful to just buy a new atv. It only hurts your wallet Wink
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:51 pm

G Bob wrote:
Theres a lesson in that somewhere Wacker...hummmmmmm....oh yeah...its less painful to just buy a new atv. It only hurts your wallet Wink

Yeah, my patience has grown thin working on it so long, but the
wallet doesn't look anything like this. Besides she likes 'Ol Red.

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:22 pm

Old Red also got new fluids: engine oil, gear oil of course the brake fluid.
We need a few new locknuts for the skid plate then she'll be good as new!
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:49 pm

Alright the poor 'ol buckboard is ready once again to see some sunlight. sunny

Rubber touches the ground, wheels torqued, oils up & all 3 headlights burning bright.

Seems like the time between the New Years Ride and whenever the cold weather
breaks is the longest time of the year for not getting to ride anywhere....
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:55 am

Won't be long before she can give it the H/M test drive
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:43 am

Mr.Ed wrote:
Won't be long before she can give it the H/M test drive

The countdown is on, I'm sure of that. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:52 pm

GiddyUpGirl on her refurbished Honda ~ turned over 7400 miles this weekend. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:19 pm



A BIG "Thank You" to Wacker for doing all that work to my Honda. I love you
I appreciate all the time, labor and frustration with "selected-vocabulary-to-match" that went along with the repairs.

The brakes let me stop on a dime and the suspension, well, I'm getting used to it.
I am glad to have my old trusty Honda still running strong.
I still love the "crawl down the mountain and never touch your brakes" engine braking.
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:51 am

I say -- HONDA'S RULE -- you go girl.....hope it last's another 7400 miles......

And I know it will Wink
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:49 am

giddyupgirl wrote:
the suspension, well, I'm getting used to it

Question Whats this????
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:53 pm

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giddyupgirl wrote:
the suspension, well, I'm getting used to it

Question Whats this????

An explanation?
Well the old suspension was so flat that it didn't push back hardly at all.
The bike just bounced around, but now the suspension pushes back, so it is different.
That's the best way I can explain it. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: GiddyUpGirl's Honda   Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:54 am

So you have a working suspension now and you never knew what that felt like. GUG GUG GUG !!!! Wackers mastery of mechanics has turned your Honda into a real ATV.
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