Lots of Rainier workshop business this weekend, not only did Chris put some new bars on his ride (see last post), but DaViking committed a sin against nature by putting a '72 Suzuki 750 tailight on his Bonnie. The old cat eye lens Lucas knock off he'd been running finally broke, lens had enough of Washington freeways I guess...
Always on the lookout for something just a little different, DaViking saw a '72 Suzi light at Bent Bike that looked like it might fit the bill. Sure enough, it just about matched the curve of the fender and seemed like it might be just the ticket.
A little rattle can Rustoleum and after knocking off the two reflector tabs with a cutoff wheel, this was ready to bolt on.
I bought a kit from a company called Spli Seal that allows you to make a perfectly sealed capsule around your crimp on connectors to avoid corrosion problems, figured this would be a good project to try it out on. First step is to crimp your wires together, same as always. Then you clamp the mold around, and using the high temp hot glue gun and rubber material they provide, you inject the mold. What you wind up with is a neat little capsule, looks really professional when its done and should be pretty effective at maintaining a good connection. Its supposed to be heat and oil resistant.
That was it except to bolt it all together. And maybe cut out the first connection because you're an idiot and read your diagram wrong, resulting in wiring it backwards the first time. But eventually it all got put in place, and looks pretty sweet.....Good times.
So Rude Boy continued his quest for motorcycle perfection this weekend by putting on his new clip ons. Thats clip ons, Deacon, not strap on.
After a little wrenchin', sweatin', and cussin', things are looking good. Chris says the riding position is great, better for his wrists than the M bars these replaced. Next up is rear sets......
Erik, Mrs Da Viking, Mark, Shana, Chris and Deacon all made it out to the Hwy 99 Blues Club to see Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers on Saturday night. The food was decent, beer was cheap, and a good time was had by all. The house band was pretty good, but the opening act, The Picketts, needed a lesson in how to set up the stage in less than 45 minutes. But it was worth suffering through their set for Ruby Dee. As expected, the Snakehandlers kicked ass, high energy show, really good tunes, and they seemed to have a lot of fun. We stayed till the end of the show at 1:30, when Rich and Erik enjoyed a shouting contest with a crazy drunk on the way back to the car....Good times, we'll see them again