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Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By gdb069
I have rented BMWs and an Electra glide while...

I have rented BMWs and an Electra glide while traveling but it is expensive. I find the demo rides too restrictive or short and you really don't get a feel for the bike. The group demo rides (demo...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By gdb069
I agree with Captain and would ask the mechanic...

I agree with Captain and would ask the mechanic for specific reasons the bike should be replaced.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 09-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By gdb069
2) Just put the Stabil in and ride to gas station...

2) Just put the Stabil in and ride to gas station and fill. No need for separate second ride if you are within a few miles of the station.

4) Fogging. I don't do this and have never had problems...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-12-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By gdb069
One more item I should mention: here:CAA/AAA...

One more item I should mention: here:CAA/AAA covers the rider or driver rather than the vehicle. I have used mine just 3 times for the bikes (one flat, one ran out of gas and one battery ran down). I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By gdb069
Unless the engine is really running badly you...

Unless the engine is really running badly you will do no damage. In fact if the engine runs well you do not need to rejet.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-12-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By gdb069
Although I discourage loud pipes (bad for you,...

Although I discourage loud pipes (bad for you, bad for your bike, bad for relationship with society), try searching for hole saw mod. It can be done inexpensive with a few tools.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By gdb069
Here are my 1995 VT1100C2 accessories in order...

Here are my 1995 VT1100C2 accessories in order from most important:

National Cycle windshield
Vance and Hines Exhaust pipes
Dynojet carb kit.
Honda floorboards and heel toe shifter
...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By gdb069
I believe that should be 200 km and the bikes you...

I believe that should be 200 km and the bikes you refer to are bicycles.

Here in British Columbia BCAA Plus (includes motorcycles) provides 6 calls per year and towing up to 160 km. The benefits...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By gdb069
Yes and in discussions with NGK, they believe I...

Yes and in discussions with NGK, they believe I could get about 100,000
miles using laser iridium plugs. Unfortunately, in discussions with my doctor, those plugs would outlive me by about 50,000...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By gdb069
With 7 years, 12000 miles and good tread left I...

With 7 years, 12000 miles and good tread left I would replace them with duplicates. Why change a winning formula?

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-05-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By gdb069
Based on your question, your expertise indicates...

Based on your question, your expertise indicates you may want to leave the jets as is or have someone with a bit more experience address any issues.
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By gdb069
Seems a bit expensive but the peace of mind may...

Seems a bit expensive but the peace of mind may be worth it. I found an inexpensive Chinese knock off AGM and have been very happy with it at a great price $90 CDN so about $80 US.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-05-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By gdb069
My sailboat co-owner bought Royal Purple for the...

My sailboat co-owner bought Royal Purple for the diesel engine/saildrive and I hated the color so won't use it. My ACE gets Honda rear end and T6 engine.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By gdb069
I'd check extremities for scratches etc but don't...

I'd check extremities for scratches etc but don't think and major harm. Pipes, mirrors, handlebar grips, levers, footpegs, windshield, turn lights.

Whatever part they hit before the bike fell...
Forum: Technical Discussion 08-04-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By gdb069
I have never done this: just torqued properly....

I have never done this: just torqued properly. It seems that this procedure would negate the effect of the crush washer.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-31-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 737
Posted By gdb069
I live in a very quiet neighborhood: My...

I live in a very quiet neighborhood:

My garage reads 30 db
Birds chirping 40 db
My Honda Lawnmower 75 DB (I have no idea what lawnmower would do 107 as stated by opponent)
My 1995 VT1100C2 with...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
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, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
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, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,418
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...
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