Friday, September 5, 2008

Back to the drawing board

Heritage 074After the first long ride on the Bomber a couple of issues considered minor, or major depending how you look at it, have surfaced on the bike.


Lessons learned after the first long ride:

  • Remember to loctite your bolts, I ended up loosing my points cover due to engine vibration. Lets face the Bomber is not a smoothie.
  • Bobber air filters with sponge elements are not designed for performance. The result is poor and restrictive air flow, forcing the sponge to be torn and digested by the engine and spit out form the exhaust, not a healthy diet.
  • Rear tire to fender clearance, yes I did use the hose for measurement, however clearance was not enough to clear the bolts holding the rear light, although I triple checked, I did miss out on the heat factor. This  made my tire get deep scars making it useless after 200km of driving.
  • Since I am due for a tire change, guess what? I am smacking the 180 and yes a larger fender and another paint 280$ worth of damages.


Sh7afana said...

i didnt get anything from what u wrote ;p

Hellraiser said...

I guess some of my postings can be too tecnical making it challenging to some readers.