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Forum: Technical Discussion Today, 08:06 PM
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Posted By gdb069
If you are accusing me of not being able to read...

If you are accusing me of not being able to read please back it up with facts rather than just opinion. Page 47 of my 95 VT1100C2 owner manual indicates that while the engine may be started in gear...
Forum: Technical Discussion Today, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By gdb069
I have that bike, however your post is a little...

I have that bike, however your post is a little confusing: you mention you are getting fuel at the carb but no fuel in the fuel filter and that is impossible.

Lets go step by step:

1....
Forum: Technical Discussion Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 948
Posted By gdb069
Sorry but that is wrong by the manual and by...

Sorry but that is wrong by the manual and by almost all training courses. You want to ensure the transmission is in neutral before starting in case clutch slips or cable breaks or hand slips or you...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By gdb069
Is it supposed to be 15A? Some of the older...

Is it supposed to be 15A? Some of the older systems had 15 but my 95 shows all 10A except for main.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 432
Posted By gdb069
While there is nothing in the manuals that...

While there is nothing in the manuals that specifically cover "vibration" you will find info on balance, rims (similar to what John proposes) for runout, swingarm, engine mounts and bearings.

I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By gdb069
As mentioned, I drained the old fuel so not...

As mentioned, I drained the old fuel so not concerned about running on old fuel but worried since I have seen a lot of outboards and lawnmowers with gummed carbs from sitting for 2 years but maybe...
Forum: Technical Discussion Yesterday, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 432
Posted By gdb069
Your order of troubleshooting seems a little odd....

Your order of troubleshooting seems a little odd. If you do not know when maintenance was performed then OK do the plugs, air filter, and oil. Why do the A/F, choke and carb synch since you don't...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By gdb069
Tank was full to the cap, fuel valve was turned...

Tank was full to the cap, fuel valve was turned to Off and in a heated garage so that probable helped. Next time I will save the lecture till AFTER I try to start!

G.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By gdb069
I think they are just using different terminology...

I think they are just using different terminology for the same thing or a bad edit cut/paste. Your fuel filter is exposed by removing the left side cover and trace the fuel line down from the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 125
Posted By gdb069
1. Check battery connections. 2. Check...

1. Check battery connections.
2. Check ignition connections
3. Pull plugs and examine.
4. ICM, Coils, IPG
5. Engine stop switch.

You need a mutimeter ($10)
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By gdb069
Engine started with almost 2 year old fuel.

I got a call from a friend yesterday. She has been out of the country and has not started her 1999 VT750CD since June 2012. The battery was not on a charger so was flat. She also wondered if I would...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-18-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 948
Posted By gdb069
For cold start I would modify as follows: ...

For cold start I would modify as follows:

Leave the fuel on. Leave the RUN switch on.
Put your jacket etc on except gloves and helmet.

1. I leave bike in neutral but check.
2. Full Choke; No...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-18-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 450
Posted By gdb069
Try to leave the beer until almost finished. I...

Try to leave the beer until almost finished. I have had a few projects go half done if the beer comes out too soon :D.

G.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-18-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 450
Posted By gdb069
Because you bottomed and blew the seals on a...

Because you bottomed and blew the seals on a small pothole, you may want to measure the springs when you have apart. I would also measure the fork oil to see how much was in there. If oil is just a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-18-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By gdb069
I actually have funds to buy whatever bikes I...

I actually have funds to buy whatever bikes I want and mostly I ride a 1995 VT1100C2. Haven't found anything that will replace it yet. If I do I will retire the VT1100C2 to my collection.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-18-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By gdb069
lol why?

lol why?
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By gdb069
I knew I should have taken up smoking. that damn...

I knew I should have taken up smoking. that damn "points" gap tool cost me almost a dollar. Now let me see how much a pack of Camels cost... Holy xxxx! (or should I say Holy smokes?)

G.

PS...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By gdb069
I think you meant to type OFF the threads. ie...

I think you meant to type OFF the threads. ie don't use it with a modern spark plug or know why the torque reading must be reduced.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 600
Posted By gdb069
OK so just to add to the weirdness: I run the...

OK so just to add to the weirdness: I run the stock ie owner's manual recommended tires. But here's what it says about the rear tire pressure:
33 psi if under 200 lbs added weight
41 psi if over...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By gdb069
In the old days plugs would come with no gap or...

In the old days plugs would come with no gap or very wide gap so every motorcyclist had a gap tool (or John's .6mm cereal box:D). Maybe just a habit that I check gap however, NGK still recommends to...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 436
Posted By gdb069
Did it run well before you cut the baffles? If OK...

Did it run well before you cut the baffles? If OK then rejet (and clean the carbs when you rejet). If it did not run well then I would clean carbs first.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 436
Posted By gdb069
Regarding clean carbs or rejet debate this can be...

Regarding clean carbs or rejet debate this can be cleared up by the OP providing a little more detail. You changed to pod and cut out baffles and immediately had a throttle response issue? If so...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 424
Posted By gdb069
Can you post the date and details of the $1000...

Can you post the date and details of the $1000 service? If a larger service company or dealer I would discuss with management/sales.

Here are some more simple suggestions:

1. Make sure...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-16-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By gdb069
Maybe give the coolant a quick check to make sure...

Maybe give the coolant a quick check to make sure it is topped up.
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 830
Posted By gdb069
Yes the 9 means the gap has been set at .9mm or...

Yes the 9 means the gap has been set at .9mm or .036" but you should still check. No the last 9 is not the heat range. In any case op states his engine runs well so moot point. The spark plugs are a...
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