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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By MikeB
With twin-cam Harleys replacement of the cam...

With twin-cam Harleys replacement of the cam chain tensioner pads is absolutely essential to prevent catastrophic engine failure. This is usually necessary at about the 40-50K mile mark, but some...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By MikeB
Just imagine what it's like at a Harley...

Just imagine what it's like at a Harley dealership when all those mechanically-innocent stockbrokers, lawyers and dermatologists come in for advice, service or adjustments to their bikes. Those techs...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By MikeB
I have to say that whenever this type of...

I have to say that whenever this type of discussion comes up I fail utterly to understand the thinking of those who oppose change in a knee-jerk reaction even when it promises better things. It's the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-17-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By MikeB
Excellent point. 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Why bother...

Excellent point. 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Why bother indeed?

And I agree that you could get that kind of acceleration out of a Harley, but you would need a pretty tall cliff. I'm not sure it would...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By MikeB
Yeah, sure. 66 horsepower will really push those...

Yeah, sure. 66 horsepower will really push those 800 lbs along at a merry clip.:mrgreen:

C'mon Dave -- even blind loyalty has to give way to reality once in a while.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By MikeB
My Toyota Tundra's 5700cc, 385hp engine runs just...

My Toyota Tundra's 5700cc, 385hp engine runs just fine on its recommended 87 octane fuel. So did my 1500cc Goldwing. In this regard, size does NOT matter.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 307
Posted By MikeB
"People buy motorcycles precisely because they’re...

"People buy motorcycles precisely because they’re loud, dirty, heavy and fast."

That sentence indicates how little the writer knows about either motorcycles or the motorcycling public. There are...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By MikeB
AND GET THEIR KIDS OFF MY LAWN, TOO! How did...

AND GET THEIR KIDS OFF MY LAWN, TOO!

How did Monte Burns get on this forum?:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-15-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By MikeB
I believe the correct term is satire. 19K miles...

I believe the correct term is satire. 19K miles is essentially insignificant for an engine of that type as long as it has had oil changes.

However, you must never take anything I say seriously....
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By MikeB
Unless things have changed a lot since my last...

Unless things have changed a lot since my last bike with spoked wheels you don't plug or patch a tubed TIRE, but patch or replace the tube. I sincerely hope you get new tubes when you replace your...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By MikeB
As long as you keep the speed down until the...

As long as you keep the speed down until the engine is completely broken in. Another couple thousand and you will be there.
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By MikeB
If you can find another one, fine. But any older...

If you can find another one, fine. But any older carb will probably need some TLC and rehab as well -- saturated floats, deteriorated float bowl gasket, etc., and ALL o-rings should be replaced.
...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By MikeB
What I want to know is how the owner was dressed....

What I want to know is how the owner was dressed.

Or (gasp) what he may have looked like.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By MikeB
As Gunny said, WIND PROOF is the ticket, and the...

As Gunny said, WIND PROOF is the ticket, and the most wind-proof garment you can find is an impermeable rain suit that you can close tightly at the neck and wrists. Wear it over a regular riding...
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 271
Posted By MikeB
???? Why not? The patch will be stronger than...

???? Why not? The patch will be stronger than the original aluminum body.
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By MikeB
Water is more dense than motor oil, so it will...

Water is more dense than motor oil, so it will collect in the bottom of the crankcase and be first to come out when you pull the drain plug. Catch some in a transparent plastic container and see if...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 564
Posted By MikeB
It's good to know that there are people on this...

It's good to know that there are people on this forum who are perfect in every respect and have never made an error or stupid move. I hope they share their opinions frequently with us lesser mortals,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By MikeB
Well, you made it...and now you know that it's...

Well, you made it...and now you know that it's not a good idea to assume the rosiest travel scenario. ALWAYS be prepared and schedule for delays, traffic, bad weather and other mishaps. If nothing...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-01-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By MikeB
The new (Oct. '14) issue of Roadrunner magazine...

The new (Oct. '14) issue of Roadrunner magazine has an article on motorcycle touring in Iceland. Looks pretty interesting. Wife and I toured in a rental car and enjoyed it, but WOW! things are...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By MikeB
As soon as you mentioned twisty roads the dial...

As soon as you mentioned twisty roads the dial swung over to the SV650. It is certainly more of an all-purpose bike than a cruiser which is most suitable for....well, cruising.

But you can't go...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-31-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By MikeB
I just heard on the weather report that hell has...

I just heard on the weather report that hell has frozen over. I guess that explains why JerseyDoug agrees with CrazyDave and I agree with gat803.

I hope there's a warming trend in hell soon....
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-31-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By MikeB
Maybe not, but it makes it legal. You may not...

Maybe not, but it makes it legal. You may not agree with a law, but if you are aware of it and choose to break it you 1) are pretty stupid and 2) deserve any penalty you get.

But I like the idea...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By MikeB
Ho-hum. Move along folks, nothing to see here. ...

Ho-hum. Move along folks, nothing to see here. Just some origami-inspired plastic over a pretty conventional motorcycle. Soichiro Honda must be rolling over in his grave.

Oh, wait, he was...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By MikeB
OK, he'll make it in three hours with butterflies...

OK, he'll make it in three hours with butterflies circling his head the whole way, and then the entire contingent of Dallas cowboy cheerleaders will great him with strewn rose petals on arrival.
...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,161
Posted By MikeB
Every motorcycle magazine test ride I have read...

Every motorcycle magazine test ride I have read has the tester raving about the Burgman and other large-bore scooters. These are hard-core crotch rocket guys for the most part, so if they think...
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