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Forum: Technical Discussion   Yesterday, 07:24 PM
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Posted By gdb069
Considering factory A/F setting and you still...

Considering factory A/F setting and you still have stock filter and stock exhaust I would not drill out Pilot screw. I think you may have dislodged some contaminant when you removed old filter and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-26-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 657
Posted By gdb069
A long time ago I did some 3 flags Iron Butt on...

A long time ago I did some 3 flags Iron Butt on my GW. The regulations have changed a bit since then but if you look at the IBA site you will see what is required: start/end witness, fuel receipts,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-25-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By gdb069
Get a new mechanic. The "H" rating is a speed...

Get a new mechanic. The "H" rating is a speed rating for the tire and is good to 130 mph. Has nothing to do with load and in fact many higher speed ratings have a lower load index. What you may look...
Forum: Technical Discussion   08-24-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By gdb069
Post the size of the jets when you have a chance....

Post the size of the jets when you have a chance. Either installed poorly or wrong jets or clogged. Simplest would be clogged and try a can of seafoam in fuel. Unless you can reassemble carbs ie have...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-24-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By gdb069
OK Take a look at Dynojet.com They will have an...

OK Take a look at Dynojet.com They will have an instruction pdf for rejetting your carbs and you can determine the effort. Basically you will need to drill out Pilot screw caps and reinstall the...
Forum: Technical Discussion   08-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By gdb069
99% of the time the QC guy IS the tech who did...

99% of the time the QC guy IS the tech who did the work and your dipstick problem is one of the reasons. If the dealer told you there was a separate QC guy I would say there is a cover up. 2. I would...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-21-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By gdb069
If the engine is running well at all throttle...

If the engine is running well at all throttle positions then rejetting will do more harm than good. Usually for just a hole saw on stock pipes a rejet is not required.
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Forum: Member Introductions   08-20-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By gdb069
Yes it is "normal". Likely means engine has been...

Yes it is "normal". Likely means engine has been well maintained. Mine never has anything in it. No, engine does not have to be running or operating temp.


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Forum: Member Introductions   08-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By gdb069
Hmmm... Motul is a good brand however, they only...

Hmmm... Motul is a good brand however, they only sell by liters (just a little more than a quart). The motorcycle 10/40 is 4 liters; the car oil is 5 liters. I would think the Honda mechanic might...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-18-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By gdb069
Slipping in 4Th only on hard accell. Are you sure...

Slipping in 4Th only on hard accell. Are you sure your oil is good? May have got some auto oil (friction modifyers) in there.


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Forum: Member Introductions   08-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By gdb069
I have ridden (rode?) there several times. Great...

I have ridden (rode?) there several times. Great area for motorcycling with good condition roads, not too much traffic and rolling hillsides. Bonus is its wine country as the Canadian version of Napa...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By gdb069
Last night.

Last night.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-14-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By gdb069
$50 for a riding mower? I'll take it. Oh wait......

$50 for a riding mower? I'll take it. Oh wait... No ape hangers? Pass.
Forum: Member Introductions   08-12-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By gdb069
What part of BC? I am in Delta (Tsawwassen) and...

What part of BC? I am in Delta (Tsawwassen) and Vancouver (QE Park)
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-11-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By gdb069
Riding down a deserted highway in West Texas, I...

Riding down a deserted highway in West Texas, I see a large Turkey Vulture (buzzard) up a head just on the road shoulder. It hops along trying to fly and finally takes off but by now is about 2 feet...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-11-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By gdb069
External temp is inconsequential to starting....

External temp is inconsequential to starting. Cold engine: Full Choke; No Throttle.


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Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-11-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 491
Posted By gdb069
1969 Triumph Bonneville 60,000 km 1972 Norton...

1969 Triumph Bonneville 60,000 km
1972 Norton Commando 60,000 km
1978 Gold Wing 390,000 km
1995 VT1100C2 76,000 km
1998 VT750DC 40,000 km. Sold this one last month.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-11-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,015
Posted By gdb069
I don't like group rides in any case: seems too...

I don't like group rides in any case: seems too regimented. Riding with even just a second rider always seems a bit more distracting. I rode with my GF and was frequently looking for her to make a...
Forum: Technical Discussion   08-07-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By gdb069
You may as well check the reserve coolant level...

You may as well check the reserve coolant level and top if necessary.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-07-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,035
Posted By gdb069
In numerology, Hondashadow.net 's number is 7.

In numerology, Hondashadow.net 's number is 7.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-05-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By gdb069
To satisfy my own curiosity I ran a sound meter...

To satisfy my own curiosity I ran a sound meter test on my 95 VT1100C2 with V&H Classic II exhaust. At seat height idle they register a constant 80 db. With throttle the db drops until about cruising...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-04-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By gdb069
I bought the classics in 1995 for my 95 VT1100C2....

I bought the classics in 1995 for my 95 VT1100C2. I found the VT1100C2 ridiculously underpowered but really liked the looks and wanted a bit more hp/torque. I was very concerned that I did not want...
Forum: Member Introductions   08-04-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By gdb069
I also use a full windshield and 3/4 helmet. What...

I also use a full windshield and 3/4 helmet. What I found was that in the rain the water splashing in your eyes makes life miserable. Goggles tended to be expensive and fog up and I lose them so...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   08-04-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By gdb069
The C3 was not made until 98 (Aero) so you have...

The C3 was not made until 98 (Aero) so you have a C2


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Forum: Technical Discussion   08-04-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By gdb069
If you are talking about a stock paper filter...

If you are talking about a stock paper filter becoming saturated with oil then you are likely over filling your engine oil and the excess is ending up in your filter housing.


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