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Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 12:42 PM
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Posted By gdb069
Not sure if I agree with this since even if dry,...

Not sure if I agree with this since even if dry, the pump should fill the bowls quickly. I have never measured the capacity of the float bowls (has anyone who drains theirs measured the volume?)...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-25-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By gdb069
Also try an AGM battery. I always had trouble...

Also try an AGM battery. I always had trouble charging and starting after storage. A bit better with a battery tender/smart charger. But when I finally went AGM the engine starts after 6 months...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-21-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By gdb069
Misplaced decimal: $650.00 or perhaps $65.00

Misplaced decimal: $650.00 or perhaps $65.00
Forum: Member Introductions 05-19-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By gdb069
I am not sure what manual the other posters are...

I am not sure what manual the other posters are using but my manual for a 97 VT1100C2 shows oil change at 8,000 miles. Honda, if anything, is conservative with maintenance schedule and oils have...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-17-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By gdb069
Sounds like BS and I would leave that one alone. ...

Sounds like BS and I would leave that one alone.

PS. There is no VT1000
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-17-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By gdb069
If you need to choke for 10 minutes you have...

If you need to choke for 10 minutes you have another problem. Choke is required for about 1 minute or less. Start the engine full choke and then close choke as to keep engine running. Now with no...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-15-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By gdb069
Do you have an owners manual? Check on starting...

Do you have an owners manual? Check on starting warm engine. My post quotes Honda VT1100C2 owners manual Page 48. I think the OP is looking for technical info rather than opinion since they posted on...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-15-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By gdb069
Always use full choke on a cold engine. G.

Always use full choke on a cold engine.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-15-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By gdb069
Starting a warm engine is no choke, slight...

Starting a warm engine is no choke, slight throttle. Your post implies you must hold the choke open? You need to adjust this as you should be able to open the choke and it stays there while you press...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-14-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By gdb069
Wholly smokes. If you could actually see metal...

Wholly smokes. If you could actually see metal flakes in your oil your engine would be already ruined. Your filter should catch anything that huge unless you are not using a filter. Most filters will...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-14-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By gdb069
A lot of riders criticize Dunlop mainly due to...

A lot of riders criticize Dunlop mainly due to the 404 series. Dunlop acknowledges the 404 series is an entry level tire, however many Harley riders decided to try them and found the tire could not...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By gdb069
Anything clogging air flow? Maybe take out the...

Anything clogging air flow? Maybe take out the filter for a test.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-13-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 95
Sticky: Fuelology
Views: 57,870
Posted By gdb069
Depending on your length of storage you could be...

Depending on your length of storage you could be correct, however for less than a year storage, if your tank is near empty and you do not store in a temperature/humidity controlled space, you will...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 335
Posted By gdb069
Theoretically correct but wear would be minimal....

Theoretically correct but wear would be minimal. Accelerated clutch plate wear is more likely caused by driving style ie. higher RPM while clutch is being engaged/disengaged. It is probable that...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-13-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By gdb069
Those are the stock tires sizes and rim sizes. I...

Those are the stock tires sizes and rim sizes. I use Dunlop K177 F and K555 whitewall. There are not a lot of options if you want to stay with WWW.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,019
Posted By gdb069
I find my 750 rides better over gravel roads. I...

I find my 750 rides better over gravel roads. I think its the weight and ride height difference as my 1100 is higher and a bit heavier. On broken pavement they are about the same and I think the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-13-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 95
Sticky: Fuelology
Views: 57,870
Posted By gdb069
If by "premium" you mean higher octane there is...

If by "premium" you mean higher octane there is nothing in a higher octane fuel that will reduce varnishing. In fact a 15% ethanol mixture may be beneficial to storage as it will absorb some...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By gdb069
There should be some play in the mounting kit to...

There should be some play in the mounting kit to pull the shield forward a bit. Mine is adjusted so it is about an inch from the speedo case. Before I adjusted I stuck a clear plastic cabinet door...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-12-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By gdb069
I like National Cycle Heavy Duty Tour. I bought...

I like National Cycle Heavy Duty Tour. I bought one in 1995 for my 95 VT1100C2 and it is still in good shape. I bought another in 1999 for a VT750DC and its still good. They have some info on sizing...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-11-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By gdb069
I am serious. Those are the shift points copied...

I am serious. Those are the shift points copied straight from my 1995 VT1100C2 owners manual. I was shocked when I read them but have over the years gotten closer to their recommended shift points....
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-10-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By gdb069
Also, customized bikes are usually sold at a...

Also, customized bikes are usually sold at a discount since the mods will appeal to a smaller market.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 05-10-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By gdb069
If you are sure it was a 750 and sure it was...

If you are sure it was a 750 and sure it was shaft then it was a lot newer than you thought at least 2004. My guess is you actually had a 99 VT1100C2

G,
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-10-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By gdb069
Yes but stick with the Rotella. As far as...

Yes but stick with the Rotella.

As far as shift points my owner manual indicates shift up at
to 2 at 12mph
to 3 at 19mph
to 4 at 25mph
to 5 at 31 mph

down:
5 to 4 at 25 mph
Forum: Member Introductions 05-08-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By gdb069
If it ran well when you put it away then your...

If it ran well when you put it away then your problem is likely gummed fuel delivery either at the tank, the fuel filter or the carbs. You could try some Seafoam in the tank and let it idle for a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-08-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 480
Posted By gdb069
I think you may have misinterpreted the story...

I think you may have misinterpreted the story behind the dual and single pin. I don't know of any claim to fame regarding 1100 dual pin having less vibration but rather the C2 having more. The 1100...
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