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Forum: Technical Discussion 03-28-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By gdb069
Normally I would not respond to misinformation...

Normally I would not respond to misinformation since there is so much but since you CAPITALIZED it seemed worthy.

The coolant reserve is not an "overflow" tank since it is supposed to contain...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-28-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By gdb069
The best an additive can do is to "mask" a...

The best an additive can do is to "mask" a problem rather than cure it. In masking, you may be causing damage.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 03-27-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By gdb069
Click on the label FORUM and you will see a Local...

Click on the label FORUM and you will see a Local Discussion entitled Canadian Riders. Update your profile with city.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By gdb069
After 10 years of not seeing the level and then...

After 10 years of not seeing the level and then 10 years of just filling correctly, I was inspired to today try once again and check using the marks. Got a strong spotlight. Got a 2x4. Nothing. The...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-25-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By gdb069
The pegs are held on with just a cotter pin so a...

The pegs are held on with just a cotter pin so a multitool should work. In any case here's why I gave up trying to predict emergency repairs:

1. My touring began on a 69 Triumph Daytona in...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By gdb069
There is a rad cap but its hidden behind 2...

There is a rad cap but its hidden behind 2 plastic covers in front of fuel tank behind the front forks. You have to slide the fuel tank back a little to get to it. The rad cap is just used for drain...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By gdb069
Tried searching the Osram site and there is no...

Tried searching the Osram site and there is no 85/80 or at least I could not find them. Most their H4's are 75/68W and 1650 lumens which is the same lumen and part number as the Silverstars (Osram...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By gdb069
Is the bike at a dealership so no records or did...

Is the bike at a dealership so no records or did they DIY and no records. I don't buy used without records so perhaps they the seller can find out where it was serviced. In any case shaft is not a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-25-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By gdb069
Nope, he has a reserve tank and that is where you...

Nope, he has a reserve tank and that is where you are supposed to check the coolant level. I say supposed because I can never see the level that way and finally gave up after about 10 years. Now I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By gdb069
I have 300,000 km on a 78 GW. No issues. My 95...

I have 300,000 km on a 78 GW. No issues. My 95 VT1100C2 only has 80,000 km but no issues. Both of these I had from new but when I buy used vehicles I want to see full service records to get an...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-24-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By gdb069
Hi Furb Just to clarify are you saying in...

Hi Furb

Just to clarify are you saying in this picture the inner two tires and the outer two tire had the same/similar mileage and ride conditions??
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By gdb069
The issue with coolant was that the corrosion...

The issue with coolant was that the corrosion inhibitors would break down so cooling system metallic parts would oxidize (water + oxygen + heat = rust). Coolant and engine manufacturers are well on...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-24-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 453
Posted By gdb069
I have not tried the Osram but have tried most of...

I have not tried the Osram but have tried most of the other "bright" H4s and found them quite useless. The color is different and sometimes the "spread" is wider but the distance is not better. On...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-24-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By gdb069
Deep Woods Off. Toilet Paper. Multi-tool....

Deep Woods Off. Toilet Paper. Multi-tool. Flashlight (maybe phone app)
Rain gear is critical otherwise you waste a lot of time at Laundromats drying clothes.

I'd skip the shower and find a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-23-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gdb069
My father was an automotive engineer. In the...

My father was an automotive engineer. In the early 1970s when I was getting my first vehicles I asked him about after market engine products:
To paraphrase: They (the aftermarkets) don't know how I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-21-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By gdb069
Just curious: when you changed the oil filter did...

Just curious: when you changed the oil filter did the spark plugs pop out? ;)

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-21-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By gdb069
Simple: ask her boyfriend to fix it. :roll: ...

Simple: ask her boyfriend to fix it. :roll:

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-19-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 789
Posted By gdb069
Single pin for boulevard cruising. Twin pin for...

Single pin for boulevard cruising. Twin pin for any travel and better hp.

However I am surprised at the difference between 1100 single and 750 single as the 750 is smooth all the way. For the...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-19-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By gdb069
"Choke" is a fuel enricher. Starting with FULL...

"Choke" is a fuel enricher. Starting with FULL choke is standard unless engine is warm. Running with half choke means you are fuel starved. I would (listed in order of simplicity):

1. Change out...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-18-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By gdb069
Since the plugs were in before you took...

Since the plugs were in before you took possession, you have no idea what has been done regarding engine tuning, oils, fuel etc. I agree with John you may as well change all 4 since they are...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By gdb069
My bike is stored during winter so I take the...

My bike is stored during winter so I take the plugs out and examine then. I usually just put them back in. If you have no storage period, perhaps a good schedule would be to consider spark plug...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By gdb069
The carb adjustment is more for engines that will...

The carb adjustment is more for engines that will be run for their lives at higher elevation rather than just for a few weeks.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By gdb069
I finally had some time to investigate my...

I finally had some time to investigate my knowledge gap regarding Prestone coolants and here are the results:

1. No wonder I never heard of Prestone's "Prime" as it is not available in Canada...
Forum: Technical Discussion 03-06-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By gdb069
Not sure what "Prime" is but Prestone has now...

Not sure what "Prime" is but Prestone has now consolidated its products to Concentrate, 50/50 (Premix), and Dex-Cool (a GM spec).

Both Concentrate and 50/50 contain no silicates.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-26-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By gdb069
In 1969 that bike retailed in US at $1495 which,...

In 1969 that bike retailed in US at $1495 which, given inflation, is $9,814.31 today so not a bad deal.
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