What did you do to your Rocket today?

Boog

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So, while await shipment of the new studs and nuts, I have plenty else to keep me busy. Like assembling the rear wheel and reinstalling it.
First I must clean up the screws that hold the disk to the rim. I first cleaned the locktite with a jewelers screwdriver and the a wire brush. Next I used my new tap and die kit.
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Next to clean out the holes.
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Next, I used canned air to blow it clear and test fit a screw.
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Once all screws were test fitted, I pulled them out and put the disk in place. I applied medium strength locktite to each screw.
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Next is to clean up the screws for the ABS gear wheel. I guess the is what it is.
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Make sure you have an extension magnet on hand as one of those small screw will fall inside the hub.

And have a magnetic dish to hold metal bits.
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And of course Elie is here to help.
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Sioux Falls Rocket

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Nothing crazy here...picked up one of those fiberglass flyscreen in ebay and tried to match the red stripes bought some Red Vinyl tape of Ebay too.
End results you guys be the judge.
 

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Sioux Falls Rocket

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Gave her a wash. .going for a ride tomorrow with some friends... First wash since i got her in May and she needed it..
 

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Boog

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And it begins. Several of the studs were too studdley to go in easy. I had to clean out the whole and even use the tap on a couple of them.
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I am extracting the last original stud here. Pretty easy to remove using the double nut method.
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Finally got all six studs in.
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The Viking header is in place but not super tight yet.
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Here on the left side, I tied the pipe to the pannier frame to hold in place.
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Then I had to call Pretty Pillion for help. Trying to hold that nut in place while I screw in the bolt was a real PIA.
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That was premature. I thought I could move the can back enough to slide the cross over pipe in, I was wrong. So off the pipe come and then I will insert the cross over.
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This is the clamp on the left side. It kicked my butt for close to 30 minutes before I finally figured out how to get it in place.
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Boog

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This is the clamp for the right side. Notice it has an inner piece. One must align this inner piece in the cut out in order to get it over the pipe.

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I had one heck of a time getting the right can on. Notice here the can is in a bind. Simply work it around and twist and it will eventually go on.
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Here is another shot of the bind.
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Once in place, the magic Viking weld is in place and looks **** sharp!
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Brahma is officially off the lift now. I need to replace the panniers and load a new tune. I am having serious issues getting TuenECU downloaded though and am not feeling very happy towards the computer gods right now...
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Boog

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TuneECU is on my phone now but it won't work till they have received my payment, Then within 24hours, my license will be active. in the meantime, I did a 10 minute ride and love my new sound and seat of the pants extra pep. I have accepted my header will be discolored as I am sick and tired of not riding; my mental health is more important than the color. I will eventually get a new tune but not today.
 
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