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Forum: Technical Discussion   Yesterday, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By gdb069
You recently had the bike serviced. Can you list...

You recently had the bike serviced. Can you list what was done? and since its a new to you bike did you ask for a general inspection? If so contact the service dept and ask about chain and sprocket....
Forum: Technical Discussion   Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 278
Posted By gdb069
So cold engine it starts; warm engine it does...

So cold engine it starts; warm engine it does not. What about your warm engine starting procedure: NO choke, slightly open throttle, push starter button. Don't twist throttle when starting. Just...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-03-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By gdb069
By the way: it aint 1972 anymore and this is not...

By the way: it aint 1972 anymore and this is not a Honda CB. Most of these bikes cannot be bump started with a dead battery. They require electrical so if it did start you would have a really erratic...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-02-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By gdb069
Wink So...if you don't hear the buzz you don't know...

So...if you don't hear the buzz you don't know your brakes are working? What about the slowing effect of the brakes? I always thought that was a good hint. :eek:
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-02-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By gdb069
You have a 30 year old motorcycle that was...

You have a 30 year old motorcycle that was probably run on every oil in the book for 30 years. Stay within spec, change as recommended and you can use any oils recommended in oilology. The important...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-30-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By gdb069
Interesting that Honda recommends two different...

Interesting that Honda recommends two different heat ranges for what I always considered very similar engines. Anyone know why?


G.
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By gdb069
Unless you have highly modified your engine,...

Unless you have highly modified your engine, stick with recommended spark plug. Rejetting is not highly modifying an engine. Are you having any temperature issues or problems with your current spark...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 829
Posted By gdb069
My short answer is: go 29 front and handling will...

My short answer is: go 29 front and handling will be better. Additional weight affects rear so go higher pressure in rear: up to 41. Honda recommends checking tire pressure monthly. My ACE specs...
Forum: Member Introductions   06-27-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By gdb069
I am a few km south of you in Delta and also have...

I am a few km south of you in Delta and also have a 95 VT1100C2 that I bought new.


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Forum: Member Introductions   06-26-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By gdb069
Why drain it hot? Sounds dangerous and I have...

Why drain it hot? Sounds dangerous and I have never seen any tech papers/service manuals that advise this. In fact Honda Service Manual warns 5 different times engine must be cool. Anyone reading...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-25-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By gdb069
Check the reserve tank when engine is cold and...

Check the reserve tank when engine is cold and add as appropriate. When changing coolant there is no need to "flush" as draining it will suffice. If its not on the paperwork my guess is it was not...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By gdb069
I tried EBC front brakes and found they buzzed....

I tried EBC front brakes and found they buzzed. Eventually we isolated that they have a different groove set than the "stock" pads. Found it did not go away at least no quickly so I put on stock...
Forum: Member Introductions   06-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By gdb069
Water pump drain bolt (6 mm) takes about 1 minute...

Water pump drain bolt (6 mm) takes about 1 minute to remove and out comes all the rad coolant.


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Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-24-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By gdb069
The only problem I had with EBC front was buzzing...

The only problem I had with EBC front was buzzing due to the different design grooves. Two sets did this so I stick with stock Honda (Nissen) pads.


G.
Forum: Member Introductions   06-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By gdb069
Lots of pros and cons and lots of debate on this....

Lots of pros and cons and lots of debate on this. I like the characteristics of synthetic but there is nothing wrong with non-synth. A lot of members like Rotella T or T6


G.
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-24-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By gdb069
The pipes should not get red hot. (They sound...

The pipes should not get red hot. (They sound like straight pipe aftermarket). Starting procedure is FULL Choke NO Throttle.

Check the carbs for drilled out pilot screws (they are sealed from...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-24-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,272
Posted By gdb069
I rode for 10 years 68-78 with no windshield...

I rode for 10 years 68-78 with no windshield because that was normal BSA/Triumph/Norton. In 78 I bought a Goldwing that had a Vetter Windjammer (the dealer had put on every option listed in the...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-23-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By gdb069
I would have said air in brake lines. Didn't...

I would have said air in brake lines. Didn't realize 97 had drums


G.
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-22-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By gdb069
Caps don't malfunction but they have a seal or 2...

Caps don't malfunction but they have a seal or 2 and a spring that can wear out. I have never had one wear out on a Honda rad. Honda wants you to inspect the cooling system every 8k miles and that...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By gdb069
You were absolutely correct until you added "as...

You were absolutely correct until you added "as in outside environment". Thermally is referring to the engine temp not the air temp. The heat range of the plug DOES effect engine heat by dissipation...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-21-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By gdb069
Don't have the part number but it switches on at...

Don't have the part number but it switches on at 208F . If you go with a lower temp switch you are not really helping and will just burn out your fan sooner.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-21-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By gdb069
Front brake pads.

Front brake pads.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-18-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By gdb069
Other than "blue book" values for your bike, get...

Other than "blue book" values for your bike, get the dealer to appraise value including any accessories if you believe higher than "blue book".

Steve D. says there would be a deductible but in...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-17-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,466
Posted By gdb069
In the '70s I picked up a 67 Bonneville that...

In the '70s I picked up a 67 Bonneville that needed a lot of parts and I decided to go aftermarket. Ended up with a set of "apes" cannot remember the size but they came low enough to be barely legal....
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By gdb069
Fortunately one of the Harley guys was a dentist...

Fortunately one of the Harley guys was a dentist so they could put their teeth back in?

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