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Forum: Technical Discussion   Today, 07:07 AM
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Posted By h13man
The VStar 1100 video gauge works very well for...

The VStar 1100 video gauge works very well for twin cylinder bikes. I originally built mine to do my 4cyl. ZR7 as suggested by fellow members of ZR7 forum members. I've used it on the Valk but I'm...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By h13man
Had pair of Lil Cruisers but I liked the larger...

Had pair of Lil Cruisers but I liked the larger stock rectangles on the 1100 Spirit. You want 10 mm RH thread for both sides. Reverse means LH thread.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-07-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,412
Posted By h13man
Well 8 pages later here I come! 1st. I...

Well 8 pages later here I come!

1st. I alway flash my headlights to anybody in front thats debating something foolish.

2nd. I always tap the brake light at least twice to folk behind me to pay...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-07-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By h13man
^^^^^ He** I learned it off the web with Google...

^^^^^
He** I learned it off the web with Google and/or the Valk/Shadow forums.


And just to add to the experiences, when I installed the piezo buzzer it effected the turn signal system the same...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-06-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By h13man
If you have to choke it to get it to run during...

If you have to choke it to get it to run during the hot condition, you could be vapor locking/boiling the fuel out of the lines from engine heat which my 1100 would do on a occasion. And yes a dirty...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-05-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By h13man
Just be sure to do the crosshatch hone for the...

Just be sure to do the crosshatch hone for the new rings to seat so to speak or you will probably have oil usage and/or compression loss.
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By h13man
A silicone or teflon spray will work if the dust...

A silicone or teflon spray will work if the dust covers are the culprit but a squeak is usually friction situation relating to unlubed/broken/worn metal. If the spray lube doesn't work I suggest...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-05-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By h13man
Check cylinder to piston wear before anything...

Check cylinder to piston wear before anything else. If in service limit, quick "cross hatching" hone, gap and replace rings, and grind and lap in the valves. Also renew the oil pump if parts are...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-05-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 888
Posted By h13man
^^^^^ +1. A "pub" design" usually brings a good...

^^^^^
+1. A "pub" design" usually brings a good laugh later on and sometimes one you can't live down. ;)
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-05-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By h13man
My 06' 1100 Spirit had a 110/90-19 which is the...

My 06' 1100 Spirit had a 110/90-19 which is the tallest in this size. Tried finding a 120/90-19 a few years ago and resulted in a no find in a street tire but knobbies are available thus a option...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-05-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By h13man
I'm not sure what other folk call it but Signal...

I'm not sure what other folk call it but Signal Dynamics seems to be the only manufacture of this device and brought to my attention of something that makes sense for the 1st. time in the 8 yrs. of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-04-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By h13man
You just had to go there didn't you. Be prepared...

You just had to go there didn't you. Be prepared you with virgin eyes. It burnz, it stings, makes it go away.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-04-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By h13man
+1. Grass Hopper: About us...

+1. Grass Hopper: About us (http://www.grasshopperlimited.com)
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-04-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By h13man
I purchased Emgos which are a 1/2" wider than...

I purchased Emgos which are a 1/2" wider than stock. Now I use the Emgo stems and OEM mirrors. The Emgos stems are 2" shorter on the mirror end after the bend. Emgos are pretty good quality...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-04-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By h13man
I had a new XL100 in 74' and it was proceded with...

I had a new XL100 in 74' and it was proceded with a new XL250 which I owned for 8 years. I love thumpers and scrambler styling.

Now I just crawled out of the shop after the Smart Switch install....
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-03-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By h13man
+1. Definitely needs a additional bolt somewhere....

+1. Definitely needs a additional bolt somewhere. Double pivot isn't a good setup but it does at least give folks ideas to revise/reuse a backrest.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   02-01-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By h13man
If they aren't rotted, sandblast them and paint...

If they aren't rotted, sandblast them and paint with VHT high heat paint.
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-01-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By h13man
Does it feels spongey? If so you could have air...

Does it feels spongey? If so you could have air in the system still but not knowing what your lever freeplay was before, can't say for sure. FWIW I have about 1/3 play on my Valks lever.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-31-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 492
Posted By h13man
That Ebay find should fill the ticket.

That Ebay find should fill the ticket.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-31-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By h13man
You go for it Tom! So far I've been...

You go for it Tom!

So far I've been fortunate to be able to stay upright w/o major issues.
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-30-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By h13man
Chrome Bolts, Stainless Steel Bolts, Metric...

Chrome Bolts, Stainless Steel Bolts, Metric Bolts, Socket Head Cap Screws, Grade 8 Bolts, F911 Bolts (http://www.allensfasteners.com/default.asp) is another source I use which ship from AZ also. They...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-30-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By h13man
For the most part most metric mirrors are RH...

For the most part most metric mirrors are RH thread except Yamaha they chose to use LH and RH threads and of course HD use standard thus why Kury choses to use adapters. The only thing I don't like...
Forum: Technical Discussion   01-30-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By h13man
From the parts picture, the bolt is a flange head...

From the parts picture, the bolt is a flange head that has normal thread configuration (not threaded all the way up) not a shoulder bolt if its #17. I agree that OEM is the way to go but because any...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-30-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By h13man
Will do. I'll probably remove the tank to do it...

Will do. I'll probably remove the tank to do it up right otherwise looks pretty easy.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-30-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By h13man
Well the future arrived. Placed order today.

Well the future arrived. Placed order today.
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