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mjbiker03 02-23-2010 08:01 PM

Hi rjrc50,
Thank you for the info about the stand. If you want check out this web site We have a group that we meet and ride, no big deal just for the fun of riding, we have some people who live by you. I love that 301. Thanks again, MJ

RemingtonNY 02-23-2010 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by OregonLAN
Thanks for the comments everyone. I took the photos using a point and shoot Sony that my ex-wife has. I brought my D40 home from work, but the battery was dead.

Ya know that makes me feel a little more comfortable doing it myself, thanks a lot

miafcowboy 02-27-2010 03:48 PM

with everything apart for uni mod and rejet, might as well hit this up, bike has 4300 miles on it, not sure it had inital.

Windburn Bill 02-27-2010 05:25 PM

Here's a tip that might save you from pulling the radiator. The only tappet that I found was a real struggle to get to was the front left exhaust. A radiator hose goes right over it and though I could get a box end wrench on it there was no room to turn it to break the tappet lock nut free. I was just about ready to start pulling the radiator to get access when this idea hit me.
Loosen the clamp on the radiator hose where it attaches to the engine. You don't have to remove the hose, just loosen that end up. You can now bend the hose up enough to slip a 1/4 inch drive ratchet and small socket on to the lock nut.
I didn't have ratcheting box ends, if you do you may not run into this problem.

bigmurph 03-08-2010 08:05 PM

Tomorrow night I will be adjusting the valves, changing coolant, and replacing spark plugs. I have 15k on my 04 and none of these have ever been done. Do you think that I am going to find some tight valves? Do I need to get a gasket for the valve covers or is it reusable?

Boxwrench 03-08-2010 08:24 PM

reusable if in good shape. IE: not squished outa shape, no nicks or cuts.

FranMan 03-10-2010 10:46 AM

Never seems to fail, when I get around to doing this project I seem to have misplaced my hardcopy instructions... But I never fret, cause I know it's online somewhere here on VR. And to now to find it with pictures! Thanks for taking the time to document this! Already have my bike pulled apart and was verifying the Jpaige method and the F/T and R/T instructions. Thanks again! Hopefully I'll get a ride in this afternoon before the rain hits! Ride Safe!

meadt 03-31-2010 10:12 AM

really well done just one question though, are the specs the same for the 05 C50?

Boxwrench 03-31-2010 02:26 PM


iMark 03-31-2010 05:13 PM

Great tutorial! *and nice bike too.

Thank you for taking the time do put this together.


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