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jimjim 05-05-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Masi (Post 18617020)
Howdy,
has any of you encountered a situation with the fuel line coming detached from the tank??
I had a nasty surprise yesterday while entering a heavy traffic highway. First engine did stall and luckily I were clever enough not to try re-start it while roling instead I pulled of due to the traffic and did discover "something" draining on to the exhaust which then turned out to be fuel coming from the fuel pump..

I did notice that the fuel line was not "secured" so my fear is that while it was at the shop year ago due to the idle issues they never paid the attention to correct installation..:huh

I haven't had or heard of that happening but noticed when I removed my tank that it would be very easy not to get the fuel line secured properly.

blacktiger 05-06-2012 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Masi (Post 18617020)
Howdy,
has any of you encountered a situation with the fuel line coming detached from the tank??

I did notice that the fuel line was not "secured" so my fear is that while it was at the shop year ago due to the idle issues they never paid the attention to correct installation..:huh

That would be my guess. I've had my tank off quite a few times and not had that problem in the 12K miles I covered.

Masi 05-06-2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by blacktiger (Post 18622329)
That would be my guess. I've had my tank off quite a few times and not had that problem in the 12K miles I covered.

Hopefully it's "only" poor maintenance rather than someone pulling a prank on me...

flyfishbc 05-06-2012 12:17 PM

will the 1200 explorer windshield fit
 
anyone know if the windshield for the 1200 explorer will fit the 800? how much taller is it? would still look factory and might work better for us taller guys. :ricky

blacktiger 05-06-2012 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by flyfishbc (Post 18624759)
anyone know if the windshield for the 1200 explorer will fit the 800? how much taller is it? would still look factory and might work better for us taller guys. :ricky

I've had a quick look at that and there's completely different brackets and mountings on it. However, I'm going to ask a friend of mine if I can unbolt the screen from his Explorer and offer it up to my Palmer brackets. He reckons the Explorer screen is the dogs nuts (and here's the qualification) for him.

Flying Dave 05-06-2012 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jimjim (Post 18617745)
I haven't had or heard of that happening but noticed when I removed my tank that it would be very easy not to get the fuel line secured properly.


Are they building these things in Milwaukee???:rofl

helotaxi 05-06-2012 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Flying Dave (Post 18625321)
Are they building these things in Milwaukee???:rofl

You mean is AMF running the show? The "Harleys are unreliable" jab is just silly now. Bag on the power, handling, riders and what have you, but the Harleys made in the last decade or so are incredibly reliable. Both of mine also get better gas mileage than my Tiger, though not by very much.

Flying Dave 05-06-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by helotaxi (Post 18625822)
You mean is AMF running the show? The "Harleys are unreliable" jab is just silly now. Bag on the power, handling, riders and what have you, but the Harleys made in the last decade or so are incredibly reliable. Both of mine also get better gas mileage than my Tiger, though not by very much.

I have rented two on two different occasions within the past 4 years and both lost parts on the ride. One had the petcock fall out after it had vibrated loose about 5 miles after I topped it off. Only lost about a quart before I got it screwed back in. If the boys are getting wet and it is not raining, it is a good idea to pull over...:lol3

As a side note, I enjoyed the miles spent on both. One was around Maui and the other was in the mountains of California.

helotaxi 05-06-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Flying Dave (Post 18626481)
I have rented two on two different occasions within the past 4 years and both lost parts on the ride. One had the petcock fall out after it had vibrated loose about 5 miles after I topped it off. Only lost about a quart before I got it screwed back in. If the boys are getting wet and it is not raining, it is a good idea to pull over...:lol3

As a side note, I enjoyed the miles spent on both. One was around Maui and the other was in the mountains of California.

A rental? That's your basis. By that line of comparison, every car made is a piece of junk because all my rentals have been junk.

Remember, nothing accelerates, corners or brakes like a rental. If you don't catch air in a rental car, you're doing it wrong.

Flying Dave 05-06-2012 07:08 PM

Well played.:lol3

Both bikes were less than 2 years old though with around 10K miles. Not saying that I have not had any problems with any of the prior jap bikes that I have owned but not one has lost parts on the road.

One of my father's riding buds has a HD. They bought, as a joke, a minnow net to carry with them to catch the parts as they fall off riding behind him. Which has actually happened. The parts falling off that is.

I am not a HD hater. I actually do like them. I just don't want one at this point in my life.

Back to Tiger talk...:thumb

bross 05-06-2012 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by helotaxi (Post 18626624)
A rental? That's your basis. By that line of comparison, every car made is a piece of junk because all my rentals have been junk.

Remember, nothing accelerates, corners or brakes like a rental. If you don't catch air in a rental car, you're doing it wrong.

Sounds like PJ O'Rourke. :deal

Mercury264 05-06-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by helotaxi (Post 18626624)
A rental? That's your basis. By that line of comparison, every car made is a piece of junk because all my rentals have been junk.

Remember, nothing accelerates, corners or brakes like a rental. If you don't catch air in a rental car, you're doing it wrong.

You must rent from shit companies then....over 10 years of renting cars and never an issue.

Never rented a Hardley and no intentions to either.

bross 05-06-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Flying Dave (Post 18627280)
Well played.:lol3

Both bikes were less than 2 years old though with around 10K miles. Not saying that I have not had any problems with any of the prior jap bikes that I have owned but not one has lost parts on the road.

One of my father's riding buds has a HD. They bought, as a joke, a minnow net to carry with them to catch the parts as they fall off riding behind him. Which has actually happened. The parts falling off that is.

I am not a HD hater. I actually do like them. I just don't want one at this point in my life.

Back to Tiger talk...:thumb

Only bike I've owned with parts falling off, my brand new Kawasaki Mean Streak, the exhaust heat shield bounced off my foot, hit the pavement and was promptly run over by a semi. My Honda CBF has needed a fuel pump and a stator in 38,000kms. The CBF is the least reliable bike I've owned. We're rented Harley's quite a few times, I love the fact I can be pretty much anywhere in the US and rent a bike and go for a ride. Never had any problems with them, would never own one but enjoy riding them when I'm on them.

PS Just killing time till I pick up my Tiger next week. :freaky

Mr_Chris 05-06-2012 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by swimmer (Post 18579187)
What mounting system did you use? Any way you could post pictures of this set up? Those lights look nice.

Here you go Swimmer.

I bought the Dually D2 Marine version which is white and more weather proofed apparently -- though I've watched their "drag behind a truck and shoot with rifles" videos on Youtube and I doubt I need more protection. :eek1

They come with some hardware, and I also bought the 1" bar mounts. I bought them from Black Dog Cycle Works. Tell em I said hi. :lol3

I don't kow that I needed the bar mounts, but I gave them to Peter Stevens and asked them to mount them to my bars while they did the 20k service. I got the bar mounts back but they MAY have used some parts from it... Anyhow check the pics. There's a stainless looking yoke and straightforward adjustments.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...507_130940.jpg


The rear view shows the tube spaing the unit off the mounting flange on the bar. This is one time when flange and bar mixes well. :rofl


http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...507_130920.jpg


Due to the throw of the light, I find it best to splay them slightly since less overlap in the centre is not as important where the headlamps are strong, and more coverage at the sides (especially up and down in the "corners") is why I bought them:


http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...507_130851.jpg


Overall the white looks great and gets compliments even from other owners of the same lamps. They blend in well:


http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...507_131041.jpg


They are not cheap but watch the videos -- they're tough -- and they're not suitable for road use as they will blind oncoming traffic or the next guy ahead of you on a clear night.

However I run them full time when off road as even in full sunlight there's no missing me coming. On the weekend a mate said they really cut thru the dust well (in sun).

One other thing, we arrived at Jingellic in the extremely late stages of dusk (let's just say it had gotten pretty much as dark as the darker side of a dark thing), and after we pulled up, I had 2 battery chargers going in the tank bag, the headlamps and these 2 babies all on for 20 minutes while all us high speed tent-engineers got some dew-catchers set up... Next morning I was the power point for the slime compressor, and a friend had a leaky valve core so we aired his rear twice. I noticed my starter seemed slightly slower. For the amount of light they throw off vs. the low poer use, it's a no brainer for bikes IMO.


Hope this helps you go buy some leet LEDs. :deal

Chris

Mr_Chris 05-06-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bross (Post 18627528)
Only bike I've owned with parts falling off, my brand new Kawasaki Mean Streak, the exhaust heat shield bounced off my foot, hit the pavement and was promptly run over by a semi. My Honda CBF has needed a fuel pump and a stator in 38,000kms. The CBF is the least reliable bike I've owned. We're rented Harley's quite a few times, I love the fact I can be pretty much anywhere in the US and rent a bike and go for a ride. Never had any problems with them, would never own one but enjoy riding them when I'm on them.

PS Just killing time till I pick up my Tiger next week. :freaky


My XC lost the left side bar end to the vibes this weekend on the way back from Jingellic. I didn't notice until Whitfield -- mate says, "should we go back for it?" lol...

Oh well, that's just acceleration for my Barkbuster plans. :clap

Previously I have lost body part fastener screws off my Triumphs. My Rocket lost one on the bottom of the rad trim which I never noticed until shining it up one day, and the XC lost a couple in a hard to reach place underneath but I wasn't sure I just didn't ever put them back in. :D

I have caught loosened ones a couple times and tightened them back up.

If you ride on rough surfaces, you're bound to rattle off something. Big bore V-twins just do the same without the rough surfaces!

Chris


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