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    My new Mana

    Just a pic to show off my new acquisition:



    I have already removed the foot shifter. It gets in my way, may put it on again later.

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    Nice car you got there!!
    just kidding
    I drool over that bike.
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    Here's the wifes Mana.

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    Very nice, Doug, very nice indeed. Welcome to the club!!!
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    Nice bike Doug, You will like it!

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    Jody, looks like the carbon canister fell off, my wifes had the same thing happen. All you need now is a Leo Vince. Sounds way cool when you shift at WOT and the ecu blips the ignition for a millisecond.

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    look's good Doug, good luck your going to love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadyman View Post
    Jody, looks like the carbon canister fell off, my wifes had the same thing happen. All you need now is a Leo Vince. Sounds way cool when you shift at WOT and the ecu blips the ignition for a millisecond.
    I rode the AF1 demo Mana with Leo's installed.
    Sounds very nice.
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    I spent hours cleaning it this afternoon. Took the chain cover off and scrubbed the chain with Stoddard solvent then a water based degreser. There was a lot of crap in the chain. Tomorrow it will get a good coat of Profi Dry Lube. Chain looks great now that it isn't covered with stuck on grease and dirt.

    Never looked after a chain before. New maintenance task for me! Isn't this fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougl View Post
    I spent hours cleaning it this afternoon. Took the chain cover off and scrubbed the chain with Stoddard solvent then a water based degreser. There was a lot of crap in the chain. Tomorrow it will get a good coat of Profi Dry Lube. Chain looks great now that it isn't covered with stuck on grease and dirt.

    Never looked after a chain before. New maintenance task for me! Isn't this fun!
    In the old days when I had a Triumph, we used to soak the chain in solvent then boil it in grease.
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    Ok...just got my Mana yesterday. What's the general walk through in case my can were to happen to want to fall off?

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    Unbolt everything, pull off the hoses.
    You'll need a slightly shorter bolt to replace one from the engine cover. Once you remover the bracket, one of the bolts will be about 1/4" too long.
    Use a bolt or vacuum cap to plug the hose that "sucks" while the engine is running.
    Let the other hose dangle (tank vent).
    Tuck everything away behind some of the plastic covers.
    That's what I remember doing.

    OK... I just went and looked at my Mana.
    Plug the 3/16" hose and let the 1/4" hose dangle.
    I tucked the plugged hose away between the cylinders and routed the 1/4" hose between the bottom of the radiator and the side of the front cylinder where it'll vent/drain.
    No problems, no idiot lights, bike runs great.
    Last edited by JodyH; 04-12-2009 at 11:16 AM.
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    Thanks, Jody. I will be tackling that modification as soon as I have time to head to the store for the part I'm bound to not have at the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougl View Post
    I spent hours cleaning it this afternoon. Took the chain cover off and scrubbed the chain with Stoddard solvent then a water based degreser. There was a lot of crap in the chain.
    I don't know what exactly Stoddard solvent is; It seems to be like white spirit.
    Be careful that isn't too aggressive. I use petroleum dearomatised (??) Pétrole desaromatisé in French.
    It cost nothing, doesn't attack O'rings, and leave a ....fatty film

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    Doesn't solvent wash out the lubricant in an O-Ring chain ? Seems to me I read somewhere that it's not a good idea ?

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