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Forum: Technical Discussion Today, 06:11 PM
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Posted By gdb069
While many members consider fork oil change as a...

While many members consider fork oil change as a service item, Honda considers fork oil replacement to be a repair item as in if your seals leak then repair and change the oil. I have one older Honda...
Forum: Technical Discussion Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By gdb069
I would not worry about it. bypass/relief is...

I would not worry about it. bypass/relief is really intended for owners who don't change their filter in years. It would take a lot of crap or really bad oil to clog the filter. Remember these are...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By gdb069
That is the design of the bypass (relief) valve...

That is the design of the bypass (relief) valve for that model Honda filter. Some have a coil spring in a receptacle on a plate. The spring will compress at a set pressure if the filter is clogged....
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By gdb069
Synthetic oil will not cause a leak, however...

Synthetic oil will not cause a leak, however there were some cases in the early days where synthetic would leak when conventional would not. The cause has not been properly identified. The leaks were...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By gdb069
I usually have a supply of Honda filters which...

I usually have a supply of Honda filters which are not very expensive but have run out and since the Honda outlet is quite a distance I use Fram. Most filters are fairly similar and will do the job...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-21-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By gdb069
Sorry to hear your use of synth exposed some...

Sorry to hear your use of synth exposed some leaks. Switching back will not cause a problem. I use synth because it has the properties I want, however there is no problem with sticking with...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By gdb069
One winter I got ambitious and made saddlebags...

One winter I got ambitious and made saddlebags and tool pouch. No rivets all stitching. It was actually quite simple and since DIY I could make them to the exact measurements to maximize storage. I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By gdb069
I have a Honda vehicle in which the factory...

I have a Honda vehicle in which the factory coolant is good for 15 years. In my research on this I recognized the vehicle cooling system is very sophisticated vs our MCs and built to handle an...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-19-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By gdb069
I switched all my bikes to synth and no problems....

I switched all my bikes to synth and no problems. There was some concern in the 70s about seal leaks with synth. I consider the advantages of synth significant and decided that since the synth does...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,107
Posted By gdb069
I switched to T6 a few years back and found it...

I switched to T6 a few years back and found it improved shifting a bit. I like the 5W viscosity for starting. Its a bit expensive but I stock up when on sale and change once a year so the overall...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By gdb069
Also it may be beneficial to check for a...

Also it may be beneficial to check for a maintenance course. Here, the community college offered one and the riding schools offer them and consider a car maintenance course would be somewhat...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,416
Posted By gdb069
"pipes for safety" is non sequitur. With modern...

"pipes for safety" is non sequitur. With modern sound proofing and loud stereo equipment in cars it is almost impossible to hear emergency sirens let alone a somewhat loud motorcycle exhaust. I would...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-15-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By gdb069
Myth. HD tried to patent the sing-pin v-twin...

Myth. HD tried to patent the sing-pin v-twin exhaust sound and failed but never sued Honda.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-13-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By gdb069
No Harley, no Goldwing, no Vespa/Lambretta, no...

No Harley, no Goldwing, no Vespa/Lambretta, no Norton, and the number 1 bike is a severely limited production unit.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By gdb069
Yes there should be an outside cover on the stock...

Yes there should be an outside cover on the stock pipes and if that is blue the pipes must have been really hot and I would pass. The stock pipes are not chromed in the first 9 inches but the cover...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-08-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By gdb069
Perhaps you missed the part where I stated to...

Perhaps you missed the part where I stated to turn the fuel valve back on therefore the treated fuel has reached the carbs. But you don't winter prep so why comment?

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-08-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By gdb069
Ask for full service records and if not available...

Ask for full service records and if not available look for another. There are a lot of these where there has been just one or 2 owners and full records available.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-08-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By gdb069
Just as a hint for next year: when I add the...

Just as a hint for next year: when I add the stabilizer and ride home I turn OFF the fuel valve and when the engine starts to stall I know stabilizer has reached the carbs. Turn fuel valve back on...
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-05-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,996
Posted By gdb069
Sounds good but are you not introducing air when...

Sounds good but are you not introducing air when you change back to the OEM?

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 01-02-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,996
Posted By gdb069
I looked at these but found the cost ($7 ea) plus...

I looked at these but found the cost ($7 ea) plus shipping to be more than a vacuum pump since I would need several sets. Have you used them? What about the ball bearing and/or spring failing? I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-02-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By gdb069
I have ridden a long time and was surprised by...

I have ridden a long time and was surprised by the lack of zip in the 95 VT1100C2. Honda suggested V&H Classic II and a Dynojet Stage 1 carb kit. I was concerned about engine longevity and being too...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 01-01-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By gdb069
It was 20 years ago today...

Sgt. Pepper taught the band ..... No actually

I have now had my VT1100C2 (my new bike !!!) for 20 years.
It was a poster bike in 1995 and has had some changes but still looks and runs as new....
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,996
Posted By gdb069
It is interesting that European and Asian auto...

It is interesting that European and Asian auto manufacturers have a recommended brake fluid service interval but US manufacturers usually do not. My Accord manual indicates to replace brake fluid...
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,996
Posted By gdb069
Brake fluid color is not a good indicator of the...

Brake fluid color is not a good indicator of the condition of the fluid, although it may indicate the corrosion inhibitors have depleted. I would not wait for my corrosion inhibitors to deplete...
Forum: Technical Discussion 12-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By gdb069
Prestone Pre-mixed (I am a bit lazy and its...

Prestone Pre-mixed (I am a bit lazy and its cheap)

Prestone® Premixed Antifreeze/Coolant | Prestone® Canada (http://ca.prestone.com/enca/Prestone_Premixed_LongLife_Antifreeze/Coolant)

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