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More progress on Serenity

Hey chaps! Finally got around to doing my winter clean and maintenance.... albeit a tad bit after winter =) I had some stuff about the house that needed to be put on still as well, so knocked some of those random loose-ends out whilst I was at it. All-in Serenity enjoyed the living room with a great view of the T.V. while she got dismembered... I mean dismantled.

I ended up pulling to upper off (first time actually) and re-mounted my HID ballast elsewhere while wiping everything down in there (also got a good look at the clocks/connectors for a swap to '14 1krr clocks in consideration). Basically just went through her and cleaned up a tad whilst checking bolts for security as I recently started loosing bolts while riding... luckily the only ones to come out were to the heel-guards (on order now). Found many many bolts that seemed a tad unsnug though, so was not a wasted effort.

Changed the spark plugs finally at 25.6k miles. I am pretty sure they were the original plugs as they were Denso's..... They didn't look terrible, but certainly were ready to come out. Tossed in some laser iridium NGK IMR9C-9H plugs and called it a day. If you haven't done the plugs on the 954 yet, they are pretty fun to get to. The cross-brace behind the steering-head likes to be in the way of everything. Pulling the coils out was fairly easy, but getting to the plugs was fun. I would recommend a length (8-10") of fuel hose to get to the plugs. Just loosen them a tad with your socket and insert your fuel hose to finish removal. This will facilitate the removal and insertion of the plugs with greater-ease than the coil =)

Other than that, installed my stomp-grip side-panels finally. They work out pretty good at giving you more bite on the tank while accelerating and braking instead of a slippery tank =) Put on the red rim-tape that I've had for around months lol. For some reason I didn't have enough to do all 4 sides though. Everything I read said there should be enough for both sides of each rim with enough to spare to mess one side up, yet I had enough to do the rear (completely) and one side of the front with only about 8" of messed-up tape tossed out.

Also tightened up the throttle cable as she worked loose (more play than I liked before actually opening the TBs). The plugs and throttle were great to finally get knocked out. She was peppy to begin with, but now she really wants to pick the front end up more. First gear just requires a good twist (not even 70% throttle applied quickly from 10-15mph). Second gear is a bit tougher, but noticeably lighter front end under moderate throttle at mid-level revs. She'll also pull up in third easier than she used to (w/o clutch). I didn't think that the plugs were too bad (pics to come), but changing them out made a noticeable change for the better.

Guess that's about it for now. I took some pics of where the plug was inside the head along with a few other shots that I'll upload and get posted soon.

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Re: More progress on Serenity

nice to see shes finally getting some attention good job that man!



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Yeah, need to start cleaning her a bit more. As it stands, she gets a full cleaning and detail once or twice a year, but that's about it =P I figured with her all clean as a base I could start better cleaning habits. I picked up a can of spray cleaner (just spray and wipe) and some towels (soft ones) to facilitate keeping her nicer.

Didn't mention it, but I also finally put her name on her tail section just behind the pillion. Nothing special, just some stickers, but another thing I've had laying around the house for ages that I planned to do. Still have to email myself the pics from my phone since I used it to take the pictures instead of my camera.... wasn't charged and didn't feel like charging it lol.

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Re: More progress on Serenity

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Obvious enough, but this is what I did manage to get done with the wheel tape before unexpectedly running out with one side done up front!

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Upper ripped off for inspection of various things and cleaning.

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Definitely not a pro at applying stickers =P


More to come later, have to take some more actually

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Good name for a bike. Make sure to show it all done
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Okay, got these pics too! Just the plugs sitting installed in the heads. That's about 6-8" down =( Made for fun extraction/installation....

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Couple pics of the plugs that were pulled out. They had a touch of oil on the threads, not a surprise since I hadn't changed them after I laid her down last year =P They look pretty worn, but nice normal wear which made me happy!

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My kitty... helping me out?!!

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HID loom somewhat tidied up... kinda.. better than it was anyway!

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StompGrip attached

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After cleaning and sitting outside... thank you spring for all the pollen btw...

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Whole left side, visibly missing is the front wheel tape.... gotta order more I guess..

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Looking good Demon!!!! Seeing it outside makes her look great. God I can't wait to ride!!!!!

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Thanks Ian, current temp is 72F.... I'm about to head out for a ride =)

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Looks great. Enjoy and be safe
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Mmm seeing you like cleaning so much RR, fancy popping around to my place, Ill have mop and bucket at the ready?




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she does look nice! Do like the 954 would still consider one..

Perhaps for a track bike



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