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Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 04:54 PM
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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: 37
Views: 538
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: 435
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: 435
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: 527
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: 453
Posted By gdb069
lol why?

lol why?
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 453
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: 453
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: 565
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: 453
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: 417
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: 417
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: 403
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: 122
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: 810
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...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 810
Posted By gdb069
Rereading the thread op has a 30% reduction in...

Rereading the thread op has a 30% reduction in fuel mileage and yet the engine is running perfect "excellent power", "no missing". So I think the plug change is a red herring. Somewhere op is losing...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By gdb069
Just to clarify: You have fuel into the fuel pump...

Just to clarify: You have fuel into the fuel pump and none coming out. You bought a new fuel pump and tested it and then installed it and still no fuel coming out? Does it spin? Perhaps the fuel pump...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-15-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 793
Posted By gdb069
Mercedes S Series 8 quarts, SLK 8 quarts .

Mercedes S Series 8 quarts, SLK 8 quarts
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Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-15-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By gdb069
Wait a second. You put Seafoam in the tank and...

Wait a second. You put Seafoam in the tank and let it sit overnight and no difference? True you will experience no difference. You need to ride at least the tankful as the Seafoam does nothing just...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By gdb069
1. When it starts to bog, pop the fuel tank cap...

1. When it starts to bog, pop the fuel tank cap open. There may be a vent line crimped so fuel is not flowing.

2. Maybe an obstruction in the tank so I would remove and check the fuel valve then...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-14-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By gdb069
I had bar mounted once but sidewinds etc effected...

I had bar mounted once but sidewinds etc effected steering more than fork mounted. May not be a problem with smaller windshield.

G.
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 793
Posted By gdb069
You may as well pop the plugs and check for...

You may as well pop the plugs and check for fouling but I will mention again and especially since non-stock air box: follow all the crankcase vent lines (PCV) and find out where the aerated oil went....
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,467
Posted By gdb069
When this leaks, is there noticeable loss of oil...

When this leaks, is there noticeable loss of oil as in lower on dipstick? I have a 95 and some oil underneath engine but very miniscule ie the bottom of the engine will pick up oily dirt that can be...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 810
Posted By gdb069
1. Do you still have the old plugs? Put them back...

1. Do you still have the old plugs? Put them back in.
2. You had a "miss" why? What shape were the plugs in ? Were they fouling or corroded?
3. Did the "miss" get cured?
4. Check the gap on the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 447
Posted By gdb069
I have no idea why I trust Honda: Just because I...

I have no idea why I trust Honda: Just because I have 3 of their motorcycles, 2 of their cars, 1 of their outboards and 1 of their lawnmowers doesn't mean I believe they know what they are doing. So...
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