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Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-26-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
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.
Forum: Member Introductions 02-24-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By gdb069
PartsCanada or Honda Centre on 1st ave. ...

PartsCanada
or Honda Centre on 1st ave.

I like V&H Classics: not as noisy as strait or long shots but still a nice rumble and can set off car alarms if needed.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 505
Posted By gdb069
I'll put my .02 cents in for National Cycles...

I'll put my .02 cents in for National Cycles Touring Heavy Duty. Have one on 95 VT1100C2 and one on 99 VT750DC since new and still look and perform great.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 02-20-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By gdb069
Yes. I bought a 95 VT1100C2 in 95 but found it a...

Yes. I bought a 95 VT1100C2 in 95 but found it a bit underpowered so looking for a bit more power without a lot of noise. In 96 I put on V&H Classics and a Dynojet. and found there were a good...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-19-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By gdb069
But on a Shadow the preferred choice would be the...

But on a Shadow the preferred choice would be the couple miles.:D

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-19-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 893
Posted By gdb069
We are discussing using it in tubed tires and...

We are discussing using it in tubed tires and your article does not mention that.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-19-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By gdb069
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By...

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet"

Capt. James T. Kirk (and William Shakespeare)
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 893
Posted By gdb069
I tried that and fixaflat just leaked out the rim...

I tried that and fixaflat just leaked out the rim and made a big mess so cost extra to clean. Riding I got about 1/8th mile. Flats are rare so I just carry a credit card and cell phone.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-16-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,286
Posted By gdb069
I ran into some weird weather in Big Bend one...

I ran into some weird weather in Big Bend one summer. One day it was 90 and the next there was frost on the bike. Luckily I had prepped for cold weather.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-09-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,278
Posted By gdb069
You are not required to have an itinerary but you...

You are not required to have an itinerary but you are required to "convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit". An itinerary speeds this process and is not...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-05-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By gdb069
No you do not need to rejet if the engine is...

No you do not need to rejet if the engine is running well. Yes you need to rejet if you cannot adjust a/f mixture enough to have the engine run well.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-05-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,278
Posted By gdb069
Canadian Border Security wants to make sure you...

Canadian Border Security wants to make sure you are a visitor rather than a burden or planning to take a job or engage in an unlawful act. A burden would include someone not medically fit or someone...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-03-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By gdb069
Easiest and cheapest solution is to find a local...

Easiest and cheapest solution is to find a local motorcycle shop and buy motorcycle oil and replace yours. OR find oils that does not state "energy conserving" or such and change it. OR an auto parts...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-29-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By gdb069
I tried running my 95 VT1100C2 with no battery...

I tried running my 95 VT1100C2 with no battery and very erratic results. ;)
Do not try this at home.
G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-26-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By gdb069
While many members consider fork oil change as a...

While many members consider fork oil change as a service item, Honda considers fork oil replacement to be a repair item as in if your seals leak then repair and change the oil. I have one older Honda...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By gdb069
I would not worry about it. bypass/relief is...

I would not worry about it. bypass/relief is really intended for owners who don't change their filter in years. It would take a lot of crap or really bad oil to clog the filter. Remember these are...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By gdb069
That is the design of the bypass (relief) valve...

That is the design of the bypass (relief) valve for that model Honda filter. Some have a coil spring in a receptacle on a plate. The spring will compress at a set pressure if the filter is clogged....
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By gdb069
Synthetic oil will not cause a leak, however...

Synthetic oil will not cause a leak, however there were some cases in the early days where synthetic would leak when conventional would not. The cause has not been properly identified. The leaks were...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By gdb069
I usually have a supply of Honda filters which...

I usually have a supply of Honda filters which are not very expensive but have run out and since the Honda outlet is quite a distance I use Fram. Most filters are fairly similar and will do the job...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-21-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By gdb069
Sorry to hear your use of synth exposed some...

Sorry to hear your use of synth exposed some leaks. Switching back will not cause a problem. I use synth because it has the properties I want, however there is no problem with sticking with...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By gdb069
One winter I got ambitious and made saddlebags...

One winter I got ambitious and made saddlebags and tool pouch. No rivets all stitching. It was actually quite simple and since DIY I could make them to the exact measurements to maximize storage. I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By gdb069
I have a Honda vehicle in which the factory...

I have a Honda vehicle in which the factory coolant is good for 15 years. In my research on this I recognized the vehicle cooling system is very sophisticated vs our MCs and built to handle an...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-19-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By gdb069
I switched all my bikes to synth and no problems....

I switched all my bikes to synth and no problems. There was some concern in the 70s about seal leaks with synth. I consider the advantages of synth significant and decided that since the synth does...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By gdb069
I switched to T6 a few years back and found it...

I switched to T6 a few years back and found it improved shifting a bit. I like the 5W viscosity for starting. Its a bit expensive but I stock up when on sale and change once a year so the overall...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By gdb069
Also it may be beneficial to check for a...

Also it may be beneficial to check for a maintenance course. Here, the community college offered one and the riding schools offer them and consider a car maintenance course would be somewhat...
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