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Forum: General Bike Discussion   Today, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gdb069
I guess just typing "garbage" is not enough...

I guess just typing "garbage" is not enough response so I will qualify by adding: if I spent a year with Thompson hanging around I am sure I would have become extremely violent.


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Forum: Member Introductions   Today, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 367
Posted By gdb069
Seriously? It took you a couple ks to get used to...

Seriously? It took you a couple ks to get used to WHAT? 5th gear vibration why? Garbage.
Forum: Technical Discussion   Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By gdb069
To me its weird that you are going more lean with...

To me its weird that you are going more lean with non-baffled aftermarket pipes and presumable rejet. Can you reseat the pilot screws and note the current settings? Stock was 2 1/2 turn out but for...
Forum: Member Introductions   Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 367
Posted By gdb069
On these bikes (cruisers/tourers) a shaft drive...

On these bikes (cruisers/tourers) a shaft drive is much nicer. Maintenance is a simple 10 minute job every 25k miles which for me is 10 minutes every 10 years. Quieter, Never had a problem. I see no...
Forum: Technical Discussion   Yesterday, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By gdb069
Lots of people change out exhaust and rejet...

Lots of people change out exhaust and rejet either for a little better performance or better sound. The problem with some "performance" filters is while letting more air in they also seem to let in...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
  Plugs
Views: 385
Posted By gdb069
Who's "they"? I thought we just covered this? And...

Who's "they"? I thought we just covered this? And why would you touch the electrode. None of my gap tools would even come close unless you are using gas pliers or vice grips :crying:?


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Forum: Technical Discussion   07-25-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
  Plugs
Views: 385
Posted By gdb069
A bit of a myth. Both NGK and Denso indicate...

A bit of a myth. Both NGK and Denso indicate iridium plugs can be gapped. Denso says they are usually good right from the box but NGK says to check them. The main thing is to avoid contact with the...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-25-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By gdb069
These came from the factory with the pilot screw...

These came from the factory with the pilot screw sealed. In order to rejet and adjust people had to drill out the factory cap so its easy to determine whether rejet or not. Basically if the factory...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-25-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
  Plugs
Views: 385
Posted By gdb069
I woulda put those back in. Your iridiums will...

I woulda put those back in. Your iridiums will most likely outlast everything on that bike !!!


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Forum: Technical Discussion   07-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By gdb069
Pull your plugs and take a look first. They seem...

Pull your plugs and take a look first. They seem to last forever. Wires I have not needed on my 95 with 70,000km. Sounds like your carb were gummed so cleaning worked. Probably still gummed a bit. If...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-25-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 457
Posted By gdb069
As mentioned I still have a 78 GL1000 with...

As mentioned I still have a 78 GL1000 with 400,000 km
The other Hondas I have kept are the CM400 (with 450 engine) and a VT1100C2
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 686
Posted By gdb069
I reviewed my a-z and have never owned a bike by...

I reviewed my a-z and have never owned a bike by a manufacturer that started with E, F, Q, or W. Heres my alphabet soup:


Aprilia - Italy
BMW - Germany, BSA - England, Bultaco -Spain
Cagiva -...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-23-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By gdb069
Honda recommends replacing the tube with each...

Honda recommends replacing the tube with each tire replacement, however many shops will just examine the tube and reinstall the old one. I would not be concerned over the reinstall of an old tube and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-23-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 686
Posted By gdb069
I've had about 100 bikes from a - z. Honda I have...

I've had about 100 bikes from a - z. Honda I have had 5: CB350, CM450, GL1000, VT1100, VT750. I also have an Accord and a Honda Lawnmower. Bikes I currently own are 69 Triumph Daytona, 69 Triumph...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By gdb069
Do you need extra/special insurance to use a...

Do you need extra/special insurance to use a motorcycle for commercial purposes?


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Forum: Member Introductions   07-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
  Help!
Views: 94
Posted By gdb069
Whats your warm engine starting procedure? ...

Whats your warm engine starting procedure?


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Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-16-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,496
Posted By gdb069
I would use this as a last gasp attempt ie. I had...

I would use this as a last gasp attempt ie. I had to lie down or leave the roadway for shelter. I was stuck on a back highway in West Texas for a few hours and ran out of energy trying to flag a car...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-16-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By gdb069
Please don't tell her you got her pads for her...

Please don't tell her you got her pads for her bday or we may never find out how they turned out!
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-16-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By gdb069
Uncle Fester? ...

Uncle Fester?


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Forum: Technical Discussion   07-15-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
  Ethanol
Views: 342
Posted By gdb069
Both hydr and hygr are from Greek. Hydr meaning...

Both hydr and hygr are from Greek. Hydr meaning water while Hygr means moisture.


As far as water phase separating in our gas tanks there would have to be a lot of water in the tank to separate....
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-15-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,469
Posted By gdb069
When people send you a video, text or just make a...

When people send you a video, text or just make a comment, say "Thanks, I'll keep that in mind" and then immediately forget it. Has worked for me for years.:smile2: This works for all sorts of...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By gdb069
Just a review of starting procedures: Cold...

Just a review of starting procedures:
Cold engine: Full choke; No throttle
Warm engine: No Choke; Slight throttle.


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Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-13-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,494
Posted By gdb069
Typing aside: I am asking whether you are making...

Typing aside: I am asking whether you are making this up or have any facts. You stated that a tubed tire will lose air more rapidly than a tubeless tire and I am trying to determine if you have any...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,494
Posted By gdb069
Well I asked once before why; but no response so...

Well I asked once before why; but no response so I will ask again: do you just make up these "facts" or do you have any information about punctured tube-type tires leaking air out spokes? That...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-12-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,744
Posted By gdb069
Handling at 10 mph and you are going to fault a...

Handling at 10 mph and you are going to fault a particular brand? Such expertise!!


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