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  1. oil consumption

    Technical Discussion
    I'm going to go out on a limb and add to gdb069's observation by saying that if you have to add 8 ounces of oil on occasion, you are running the bike with the level below the minimum needed. It leads me to believe you are not checking the oil level on a regular basis. That's a very bad habit to...
  2. oil consumption

    Technical Discussion
    That would depend on the definition of from time to time, and how often you change the oil.
  3. Taking off a stock radiator cover/grill need help!!!

    Technical Discussion
    How did you take the grill off without unscrewing the bolt from the nut?
  4. Will a stage 1 jet kit reduce my fuel mileage?

    Technical Discussion
    No.... and Yes because.... 1) You will burn very little gas as you've got it in the garage up on a hoist trying to go back in and tweak the jets because the thing doesn't seem to be running as good as it did before you started screwing with the jets. This means you'll be spending hardly any...
  5. carb kits opinions tj brutal vs all balls

    Technical Discussion
    The above (best advice ever) should be tattooed on the forehead of every bike owner looking to 'improve' their performance.
  6. 2003 vt750 sounds like machine gun

    Technical Discussion
    With all due respect, trying to diagnose a problem like 'it sounds like a machine gun' is going to be an exercise in futility. What's needed is a video, so trying working on getting one up, somehow.
  7. Brembo Brakes

    Technical Discussion
    Agree 100% with swifty. I've never owned a bike yet that I couldn't lock up with the factory brakes. If you absolutely need more stopping power than factory, go with stainless steel braided lines. It seems that owners of classic cars go through the same stage, always eager to 'upgrade' the...
  8. 1999 Honda Shadow 1100

    General Bike Discussion
    Yes, the Spirits have alloy rims. The front fender in his pic reminded me of the Spirit's fender which is why I asked. I wish he would have posted some pics from the sides. Being a new to Honda rider, he may not know there are several models of the 1100 Hondas.
  9. 1999 Honda Shadow 1100

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    Are you positive that's a 1999? Is it a Shadow Spirit?
  10. Had to happen...

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    Yes, I agree with you. However, a lot depends on what the customer tells the mechanic before he is given an estimate for the job. If he says, please fix my starting issue, the estimate and bill be lower than if he says, please fix my starting issue and my turn signals which are acting up... the...
  11. Shaking at higher speeds

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    The 83 thru 86 Honda Magnas have been known to catastrophically fail at high speeds with severe tank slapping and the bike going down. I have one of these bikes. If yours uses the same brace, GET IT REPAIRED ASAP!!!
  12. Oil change before winter storage?

    Technical Discussion
    Whether you leave the old oil in, or swap it out for new, the only thing that will happen over the winter is condensation of water vapor in the crankcase as the garage warms and cools back down, etc over the winter. Since the same amount of water will form whether the oil is old or new, I...
  13. What kind of octane should I put on my 2013 Honda Shadow Phantom 750?

    General Bike Discussion
    How did you tune your bike for 91 octane?
  14. 2004 Honda VLX VT600 stalling after 30min. Tried everything??? STUMPED. Video attached

    Technical Discussion
    What does AFP mean? Edit: Never mind, I see what it is now.
  15. 2004 Honda VLX VT600 stalling after 30min. Tried everything??? STUMPED. Video attached

    Technical Discussion
    There's no reason to be that quick. Once it stalls the pump won't be running to fill the bowls back up.
  16. Relay wiring help

    Technical Discussion
    Now you know why I don't have any hair left.... lol
  17. Floor Boards

    Technical Discussion
    That would probably depend on what kind of bike you have.
  18. Had to happen...

    General Bike Discussion
    Maybe the mechanic thought you just wanted it to be fixed to the point it would start, and didn't want to pay for any more repairs than that.
  19. Floor Boards

    Technical Discussion
    Drilling the holes was the easy part. The hard part for me was getting my normal sized fingers on the other end of the bolt to attach the lock nut. Man, that was aggravating... lol
  20. What kind of octane should I put on my 2013 Honda Shadow Phantom 750?

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    $2.42 a gallon by me for E10 87 octane. $4.00 a gallon for 90 octane alcohol free. No thank you.... :)
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