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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By h13man
+1. You got to realize this IS custom and the...

+1.
You got to realize this IS custom and the skills, tools, and knowledge is way more than the average Shadow is worth. It can be done but you better have access to all these categorys above but...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By h13man
Southwest Moto, Motorcycle Superstore, and...

Southwest Moto, Motorcycle Superstore, and American Motorcycle Tire all delivered my tires within 2 business days.
As Bike Bandit I done business twice with them with no problems. As far as OEM...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By h13man
http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-general-bike-d...

http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/53-general-bike-discussion/341297-spirit-seat-question.html?highlight=www.astechseat.com
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By h13man
The OP started a new thread on his buying a...

The OP started a new thread on his buying a Phantom now. No more advice needed. :lol:
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By h13man
So you made a decision and started another...

So you made a decision and started another thread? Maybe you should finish the other one regarding this subject.
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By h13man
http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-44f5/k2-_...

http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-44f5/k2-_276d4f55-1a85-4ec4-b514-964dacb57683.v1.jpg

1 gallon is enough to do your change and extra for in between changes. Available at most Walmarts and...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-27-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 433
Posted By h13man
Well this overtightening method is not good...

Well this overtightening method is not good either. Stripped threads are on the horizon. The issue my be cracked engine case from someone over torqueing already thus the teflon tape application. I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 334
Posted By h13man
Like Harry C I use a similar method, a engine...

Like Harry C I use a similar method, a engine hoist and lifting straps. Also I employ the wheel chock when needed to do the rear work. On the 1100 Spirit I just blocked the kickstand to near level to...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-27-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By h13man
Not knowing your exact model "letter code", 17T...

Not knowing your exact model "letter code", 17T front 41 or 42T rear.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-27-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By h13man
Wind out 4th. gear before shifting into 5 th.?

Wind out 4th. gear before shifting into 5 th.?
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-27-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By h13man
The Spirit 1100 was small for our needs for the...

The Spirit 1100 was small for our needs for the reasons I mentioned. We put 30,000 on the Spirit in 4 1/2 seasons so I can honestly say this from experience. The Valk is the closest to Goldwing...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By h13man
If you live/ride in warmer climate/temps Rotella...

If you live/ride in warmer climate/temps Rotella 15-40w dino oil is a good oil to use and the T6 5-40w synthetic is used ALOT by us "heathens".

Read:...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-26-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 541
Posted By h13man
My wife rides with me most of the leisure runs....

My wife rides with me most of the leisure runs. Now that I have 11 grandchildren (8 GD's) which 6 can ride with feet on the floorboards, theres quite a line forming on who rides next. The 13 yr.old...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By h13man
The plastic coating wears pretty quickly thus...

The plastic coating wears pretty quickly thus metal to metal contact and that isn't going to be an option on any bike/vehicle I own.
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-25-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By h13man
Well now if you have the axle out this also means...

Well now if you have the axle out this also means that you need clean and regrease the drive splines with Honda Moly 60 paste and no substitutes for this. Its the best.
...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By h13man
I also have Frogg Toggs and really appreciate...

I also have Frogg Toggs and really appreciate them for cold and rain. I purchased a velcro strap to secure the right leg flapping onto the exhaust of my Spirit but the Valk doesn't require it.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By h13man
Cargo Net

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/511kHjfQ36L._SX90_.jpg

I use this item on a daily basis. This particular one has 2"x 2" weave and is 15" square. Its made by Powertye and...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By h13man
^^^^^ +1. Also a good time to inspect the shock...

^^^^^
+1. Also a good time to inspect the shock bushings for wear. The rubber POS's that they are.
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By h13man
Instructions from Progressive:...

Instructions from Progressive: http://www.progressivesuspension.com/pdfs/forkSprings/3055.pdf
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-25-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,798
Posted By h13man
Or the guy with over 22,000 posts is probably a...

Or the guy with over 22,000 posts is probably a "right wing" terrorist of some sort. :mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-25-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By h13man
Same way Indiana done it too until someone...

Same way Indiana done it too until someone decided that ABATE and the DMV needed to train new riders. So I'm grandfathered as far as my MC license is concerned.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-25-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 845
Posted By h13man
Its not about speed and power. Comfort is the...

Its not about speed and power. Comfort is the main reason. Yes you can fit items on smaller displacement bikes to make them more comfy I did it to the 1100 Spirit but @ the end of the day it just...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-24-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By h13man
Thats what the tube is for, to collect oil...

Thats what the tube is for, to collect oil residue from the air box. Used to get a little in my 1100 air box. Wiped out with a rag but I also had a crank case tube that had be emptied couple times a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-24-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By h13man
When you have the springs out, dry fit your fork...

When you have the springs out, dry fit your fork caps and mark where the thread engages. Makes it easier to install under pressure. Also be careful of the tension when dissassembling to keep your...
Forum: Technical Discussion 05-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 493
Posted By h13man
If the pump keeps you from stripping threaded...

If the pump keeps you from stripping threaded items, more power to you its just not the proper way to do it. Anything that one takes time to do, do it right. Law of life but.... to everything there...
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