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Forum: Member Introductions   Yesterday, 03:16 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By gdb069
Everybody wants different characteristics from a...

Everybody wants different characteristics from a tire, but I am really curious as the MPG loss as this could be measured and I hope the measurement was more than: I took 2 trips and got better...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-26-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 953
Posted By gdb069
While we are on the subject of Loctite, here is a...

While we are on the subject of Loctite, here is a bit of experience and why I don't use it: (I'm no expert and never attended a 2 week course on bolts so be wary). I did put together about 100 bikes...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-26-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
  Tires
Views: 407
Posted By gdb069
I have never heard of a properly inflated tire...

I have never heard of a properly inflated tire lowering MPG significantly and wondering how you measured this?

You also mention the ME888 and state that the Shadow is "too light" for this tire?...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-25-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 953
Posted By gdb069
I check once every 2 years when doing my "major"...

I check once every 2 years when doing my "major" maintenance but in my 35 plus years of Honda motorcycling I have never had a Honda part fall off or break off. I have lost one bolt from my NC...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-25-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
  Tires
Views: 407
Posted By gdb069
Your VT750DC "ACE" should have spoke wheels so...

Your VT750DC "ACE" should have spoke wheels so both your tires should have inner tubes (otherwise the air will leak out the spokes). Perhaps you can look at them and post the Dunlop model number or...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-24-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By gdb069
I would just connect temporarily to the battery...

I would just connect temporarily to the battery and see if you can hear anything from them at cruise speed. (likey sound great in your garage) but... I had Cycle Sound 5 1/4" 100 watt speakers...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-18-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,845
Posted By gdb069
I am quite conservative so prefer pipes that are...

I am quite conservative so prefer pipes that are doing there job muffling the exhaust.

I had a set of 12" megaphone shorties on a 500 Triumph Tiger in 1971 but it had no muffler when I bought it,...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-17-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,857
Posted By gdb069
4 years later ... I still don't use my horn on a...

4 years later ... I still don't use my horn on a bike. Vancouver has had a lot of immigration and a lot of "bought" drivers licenses by people who could not pass a drivers test. Cars have become way...
Forum: Member Introductions   07-14-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By gdb069
If a tool kit came with your bike, you have the...

If a tool kit came with your bike, you have the essential tools. I would add some way to remove the oil filter, however after the first time, you can put the filter on and remove by hand. Otherwise...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-14-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 681
Posted By gdb069
What about removing the front wheel and bracing....

What about removing the front wheel and bracing. Then two ratchet straps on the handlebars is all it needs.

G.
Forum: Hondashadow.net Announcements   07-06-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By gdb069
What is the "proper maintenance" for a sealed AGM...

What is the "proper maintenance" for a sealed AGM battery? I just look at mine every few years and ...yep its still there.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-04-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By gdb069
I thought about this when I reviewed my owners...

I thought about this when I reviewed my owners manual and my shop manual and found the discrepancy. Speaking with Honda Tech. I was advise that the final drive oil amount is not crucial as long as...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-04-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 806
Posted By gdb069
I read through the entire post and am still not...

I read through the entire post and am still not sure if you meant put both feet flat. If that is the question, I haven't done that since 1978 when I bought a GL and put a Corbin wide seat on it. Each...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-03-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By gdb069
My 1995 owners manual indicates upright on level...

My 1995 owners manual indicates upright on level ground but my Honda shop manual indicates bike to be on side stand! In any case there is not a lot of difference in the amount of oil that can be...
Forum: Member Introductions   06-30-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 553
Posted By gdb069
Scott The key phrase in your post is "meet...

Scott

The key phrase in your post is "meet your NEEDS for many years"... however you have not defined needs. I have kept my 1995 ACE since new but would not use it for more than it was designed...
Forum: Member Introductions   06-25-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By gdb069
I restored several basket cases when in high...

I restored several basket cases when in high school/college. Here's my advice:

1. Forget hiring a mechanic. That will be a money pit. If you cannot do repairs or are not interested in repairs then...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-22-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By gdb069
I (and several members) had an issue with EBC...

I (and several members) had an issue with EBC front brake pads buzzing. The grooves are cut slightly different than Honda OEM and we theorized that caused the buzz. One member recut his EBC and that...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-22-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By gdb069
I would stay on the inside of my lane and ignore...

I would stay on the inside of my lane and ignore them. You are more likely to have an accident by being distracted, waving or concerned about what they are going to do so just ride your ride.

G.
Forum: Member Introductions   06-20-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By gdb069
You should really consider why you want to own...

You should really consider why you want to own and ride a motorcycle and what your objectives are. I dislike the term "outgrow" simply because you are not likely growing. For city driving, a 250...
Forum: Technical Discussion   06-02-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By gdb069
Probably just condensation but this is a new bike...

Probably just condensation but this is a new bike to you and who knows the maintenance history so I would change out ALL the fluids: Coolant, Final Drive, Brake and Oil change. Coolant and Final...
Forum: Technical Discussion   05-23-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By gdb069
The owners manual recommends inspection (for...

The owners manual recommends inspection (for leakage) and topping up every 8k miles and replacement every 24k miles with 150ccs of Hypoid Gear Oil SAE 80. Because I want to combine scheduling some...
Forum: Technical Discussion   05-23-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By gdb069
I put V&H Classic IIs on my VT1100C2 in 1996 and...

I put V&H Classic IIs on my VT1100C2 in 1996 and they still look great after 20 years.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion   05-23-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By gdb069
I have Honda change my tires when needed, but...

I have Honda change my tires when needed, but bought one of these about 8 years ago 1500 lb. Capacity ATV/Motorcycle Lift (http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lb-Capacity-ATVMotorcycle-Lift-69995.html)...
Forum: Member Introductions   05-17-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By gdb069
The key fob is also an add-on but if you took a...

The key fob is also an add-on but if you took a photo from the other side we could see pipes etc.
Forum: Member Introductions   05-17-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By gdb069
The key fob is also an add-on but if you took a...

The key fob is also an add-on but if you took a photo from the other side we could see pipes etc.
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