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post #1 of 5 Old 03-07-2019, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Just Picked Up

My apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong section. Please let me know my mistake and I'll fix it right away. (I'm still finding my way around the site!)

My buddy finally let go of this beauty and I drove it home in 30 degree weather. I have a lot of parts already ordered and waiting for warmer weather to attach (Sadly I do not have a garage, just a storage building).

Items purchased: Led headlights, frame sliders, handle end caps, (used) OEM mirrors, new battery.

There are things I've noticed that I need to go ahead and try to fix: front right blinker is the only one working and on the picture of the bike in my driveway I noticed some soot on the lower fairing. I'm hoping it's not a sign of something horrible.
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-07-2019, 02:53 PM
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Sometimes when people do oil changes they don't clean up. Then they ride and the fairing collects crud. A blinker that doesn't work is most likely that it has a wire loose. If its both it could be both loose wires or fuse or relay. For me Its 90% fuse and wires. I really need a sodder gun, electric caps with electric tape tend to unwind.

Congrats! Bike looks amazing.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-07-2019, 04:12 PM
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Congrats on the new bike and welcome. Love the color that's my fav color. Ive not had a 08 but think they are very similar to the 13 and newer, I was always working to keep oil from running down and then it would get on the fairing. As leasing said probably just from oil changes. Check the bulbs first, may be out. Electrical problems can be perplexing, over the last 50 years Ive found it best to be methodical systematic. Otherwise I wind up replacing a bunch of stuff. Like the time my stator was bad and I replaced the battery and regulator before checking the stator .....

Bike looks very clean but if you don't know for certain the history Id recommend replacing the fluids.

Soldered wire connections are the best, don't need a wire coming loose on a road like this.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-07-2019, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both!
Changing the fluids is definitely on the list as well. I've heard horror stories about trying to get the oil filter off and I'm hoping the PO made the switch to a K&N filter.

Hopefully the next warm day we have I'll take all the fairings off and just do a complete rundown of everything and try to figure out what's going on with the blinkers. The rear of the bike has one of those "all-in-one" brake light/turn signals, but I'm going to pull out the soldering gun and heat shrink tubes to make sure everything is properly connected. I ran into a problem like this on my old R1 and noticed someone clipped all the wires trying to figure out how to hotwire it.

The worst part about purchasing any kind of vehicle used is when someone tries to modify something, doesn't know what they're doing, and it ends up costing the new owner all kinds of time and money. Patience, research, the proper material between the ears, and often times the right tool is all you really need.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-10-2019, 10:31 AM
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Maybe the exhaust under seat keep you warm
A set of tnk grip will look nice on it with also the white black colour. Congratulations on the new one!
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