First long ride on Shadow 750

John came over and he took the Shadow 1100, I rode the (new to me) Shadow 750. We went north through Somonauk, then west on Old Chicago road to Paw Paw. Stopped briefly, then east and south to Earlville. South out of Earlville and then east on Route 34 to Don Vito’s in Somonauk for pizza. Got back home just before sunset.

Started reassembly

Picked up the chrome from Black Magic Customs this morning, it looks great. Got home and started reassembling the rear turn signals. Drilled out the center mounting hole to 3/8, put rust preventative on the bare metal. The hollow bolts are too short by about 1/4 inch when I add the ground lug and the washer. I looked on the Headwinds website and I think they may have longer bolts (3/8 x 16 x 2) but I will have to call on Monday, no one answered the phone (it is Saturday, after all). They do look good.

how to extract specific files from an RPM

1. create a cpio file from the RPM:
# rpm2cpio name_of_package.RPM > name_of_package.cpio

2. extract the desired file from the cpio file:
# cpio -id < name_of_package.cpio ./full_path_and_name_of_the_file_you_want

3. the file will be in full_path_to_the_file_you_want relative to the directory in which you ran the cpio command.