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Forum: Technical Discussion 07-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By gdb069
I agree: gummed carbs. Have you stored without...

I agree: gummed carbs. Have you stored without fuel stabilizer?
Forum: Member Introductions 07-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 201
Posted By gdb069
Oil depletion is due to either leakage or...

Oil depletion is due to either leakage or burning. I would clean the bottom of the engine and then go for a ride a check for leaks. Also a little white paper towel left under the engine may indicate...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-23-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By gdb069
Perhaps post o photo of the wires. If not,...

Perhaps post o photo of the wires. If not, describe the connectors on the wires. You mention touching the frame. Are they connected to frame or just dangling. I would test all electrical and if OK...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By gdb069
Check your brake light work from hand and foot...

Check your brake light work from hand and foot brake levers. Check your tail lights and turn signals work.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By gdb069
The toolkit that comes with the bike is a good...

The toolkit that comes with the bike is a good beginner set and you will be able to do most maintenance with it. The one lacking tool is an oil filter wrench. The oil filter can be removed by hand...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By gdb069
Just rechecked. Mine are the Classic II slant...

Just rechecked. Mine are the Classic II slant cut. It looks like the ones you need are the Classic II that have dual tips. I have not tried those but should be similar to what I have. They are great...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By gdb069
Not sure of the fitment but I really enjoy the...

Not sure of the fitment but I really enjoy the V&H slant cut Classic cruisers. Rumble from low acceleration but not ear splitting/neighbor waking. I like being able to control the volume and can...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By gdb069
Iridium plugs will last longer but no other...

Iridium plugs will last longer but no other noticeable difference so believe your tech.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-16-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,545
Posted By gdb069
As mentioned the reliability issues had more to...

As mentioned the reliability issues had more to do with maintenance issues rather than the location of manufacture. I repaired a lot of British, American, Italian, German bikes. One day I found a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,545
Posted By gdb069
A friend and I were travelling the Washington...

A friend and I were travelling the Washington State coast and headed to the ferry for a quick crossing. Spotted some bikes in a lineup and since bikes usually are allowed to board first, we pulled in...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By gdb069
My posts were for a full flush since if I go...

My posts were for a full flush since if I go through the procedure for filling the rad I may as well flush. If you just topped a cup no need to burp.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By gdb069
You do not need to completely remove the tank and...

You do not need to completely remove the tank and sometimes I don't (although easy enough but heavy if full) The tank can slide back far enough once bolts are lossened. On the other hand you have...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By gdb069
My guesses: Battery connection, RUN switch, tank...

My guesses: Battery connection, RUN switch, tank vent. PS you do not require Premium (high octane) fuel as 86 is OK.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 499
Posted By gdb069
At 9:50 AM on March 11, 1995 I bought my Black...

At 9:50 AM on March 11, 1995 I bought my Black and American Red 1995 VT1100C2. Negotiated a National Cycle windshield and light bar and installation into the price of 12,500. I still have the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By gdb069
To specifically answer: 1) Yes coolant will be...

To specifically answer: 1) Yes coolant will be drawn from reservoir when needed. That's why we don't always have to check the rad level but check the reservoir level when cool. 2) No you cannot tell...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-10-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By gdb069
Stick to the recommended coolant changes and...

Stick to the recommended coolant changes and should not be an issue.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-09-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By gdb069
Shouldn't the mirrors be round on that year/model?

Shouldn't the mirrors be round on that year/model?
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-09-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By gdb069
I have been looking for improved lighting for...

I have been looking for improved lighting for years. The lab tests do not show significant distance viewing improvement with most plug&play bulbs including Silverstar. I tried them and yes, to begin...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-09-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By gdb069
I stick with the recommended oil change interval....

I stick with the recommended oil change interval. For daily driver (Honda Accord) I have found good results with anything and no difference between synth or non-synth. Same for my Goldwing. Oil has...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-09-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,180
Posted By gdb069
I went to Phoenix and it rained... I went to...

I went to Phoenix and it rained...
I went to San Antonio in summer and it was 40degrees F.
I went to New York and did not get mugged. Tijuana same thing (and no more donkey show). In Beijing...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By gdb069
Honda is quite particular about what parts and...

Honda is quite particular about what parts and options are available for their bikes so I doubt they would change just a few. There are no black cover options so my guess is someone has painted the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-03-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By gdb069
Thanks everybody. It's 1:35 AM and I just got...

Thanks everybody. It's 1:35 AM and I just got home from an hour ride from a friends house. Regarding a favorite: every bike is unique and has its own purpose and utility. Of course my favorites were...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-01-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By gdb069
Both. Depending on how much mileage you are...

Both. Depending on how much mileage you are putting on. These days oils are go0d for about 8,000 miles. Most manufacturers recommend once a year and if your mileage is about 6,000 per year then I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-01-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By gdb069
Fifty years / 400,000 miles Retrospective

Today Canada will celebrate its formation as a country on July 1st 1867. It coincidentally is the anniversary of my 50th consecutive year riding/owning motorcycles so I thought a little retrospective...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 932
Posted By gdb069
Uhhh poke a small screwdriver or nail through the...

Uhhh poke a small screwdriver or nail through the filter at the lowest point of the filter and let it drain. Then jam a screwdriver completely through wherever you can and there will be almost no oil...
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