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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By Dave in Wi
I have the same issue. My glasses correct for...

I have the same issue. My glasses correct for nearsightedness, and the prescription sunglasses I have also correct for astigmatism.

I was out for a ride last week and it was particularly bad. I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By Dave in Wi
AKA the "cripple triple".

AKA the "cripple triple".
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Dave in Wi
If you are still worried, find out how to plumb...

If you are still worried, find out how to plumb in a fitting and check the oil pressure. Although with the oil light going out when you start it, it's almost certainly fine. That's a heck of a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Dave in Wi
I don't know much about the VX specifically. But...

I don't know much about the VX specifically. But the only worries I can think of would be the carbs and the brakes. If the gas was treated it might be ok. At two years of sitting the carbs might...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Dave in Wi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/03/7018189eff...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/03/7018189eff854a08ea69cc4c44108f27.jpg

Probably the most photographed bike in Wisconsin today.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,770
Posted By Dave in Wi
Slimey Crud Run & Movie (May 2015)

No kidding. I've never seen so many people and bikes in Leland. Great day.
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,340
Posted By Dave in Wi
I'm watching this thread with interest. Bought a...

I'm watching this thread with interest. Bought a pickup last fall and I've been leaning toward a hard folding cover. I like the idea of it being more secure than a soft cover. Like if we have...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,798
Posted By Dave in Wi
IIRC the engine is out of the frame. That will...

IIRC the engine is out of the frame. That will make using n impact driver harder. The little engine won't want to stay put unless you can bolt it down somehow.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 805,896
Posted By Dave in Wi
Thanks for the chuckle, I needed that. I'm...

Thanks for the chuckle, I needed that.

I'm not sure what to hope for as far as the continued production of the CB1100. Way back in '08 or so when the prototype photos came out, I wanted one so...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dave in Wi
Thanks. Sorry for derailing your thread. Is...

Thanks. Sorry for derailing your thread.

Is yours a CE, LE or XLE?

One of the few things I don't like about our LE is the stock stereo. The sound is really poor. I've often thought about...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dave in Wi
I HAD to go and say that. My wife was rear ended...

I HAD to go and say that. My wife was rear ended on the freeway in it this afternoon. Hoping the other driver had insurance since we have liability only. Poor girl is on her way home with a blown...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dave in Wi
I think you'll be very happy with it. Ours has...

I think you'll be very happy with it. Ours has served us very well and we'll be keeping it till it dies, or we hand it off to one of the kids.

Here's ours on Old Gardiner Road on the way out of...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dave in Wi
Getting OT I know, but... You got lucky. The...

Getting OT I know, but... You got lucky. The timing belt replacement is called for at 90k. I know two people that pushed it beyond 100 and both had the belt break. Somehow they both avoided valve...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,381
Posted By Dave in Wi
Sounds like you've got your answer. We've got an...

Sounds like you've got your answer. We've got an 06 Sienna with the same engine. It's really hard to tell from the video, the mechanical growling sounds normal but it seems to have a ticking that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By Dave in Wi
I know it's not the question you asked, but why...

I know it's not the question you asked, but why not use the "new" wheel as well, instead of trying to fit the old wheel. That's one of the benefits of a front end swap, getting updated wheel &...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,717
Posted By Dave in Wi
Glad to hear you got it running. Don't worry...

Glad to hear you got it running. Don't worry about making a few mistakes, that's how you learn. I remember when I got my first bike at 16... I could fill many volumes with all the stuff I've...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 579,000
Posted By Dave in Wi
That is strictly forbidden at HD. People have...

That is strictly forbidden at HD. People have lost their jobs over it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 148,579
Posted By Dave in Wi
I had it on mine since I got it with 9000 miles. ...

I had it on mine since I got it with 9000 miles. Last summer I added a tensioner tamer and replaced the marked-up clutch part.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Dave in Wi
There are two types of kill switches. Normally...

There are two types of kill switches. Normally open and normally closed. Make sure you've got the correct type.
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,897
Posted By Dave in Wi
I got some Zinnser at Menards last time I needed...

I got some Zinnser at Menards last time I needed primer. I was very disappointed, it didn't cover for squat. Maybe they have different versions.
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By Dave in Wi
The caliper is probably sticking. It happens,...

The caliper is probably sticking. It happens, over time moisture can get in through the seals and corrode the piston bore. When that happens the brake doesn't release properly or quickly.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dave in Wi
A couple of things in random order: Don't...

A couple of things in random order:

Don't just drain the water lines, you need to blow them out with air. Shut off the pump, open all taps and drain everything out. Then starting at the most...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,326
Posted By Dave in Wi
That's a very good way to insulate the area,...

That's a very good way to insulate the area, definitely doable. This is a tricky area to insulate even in new construction, and spray foam is the way to do it.

This might be something you'd want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 88,945
Posted By Dave in Wi
Interesting observation that made me think. ...

Interesting observation that made me think.

I remember back in the late 80s when the K bikes first came out, it was an announced corporate direction to shift away from the opposed twins and move...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,326
Posted By Dave in Wi
That's a tough situation. You don't really want...

That's a tough situation. You don't really want to insulate on the inside, as this will allow the brick to experience much more variation in temperature. Right now the block & brick walls are being...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,252
Posted By Dave in Wi
Those little flashlights - I've had 6 or 8 of...

Those little flashlights - I've had 6 or 8 of these floating around the house for a few years. Most of them still work. I will say the batteries they come with are crap. I just changed a bunch of...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,252
Posted By Dave in Wi
^They are moving a over the U.S. for their brand...

^They are moving a over the U.S. for their brand names. Pittsburg, Portland, what's next? [emoji1]
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 579,000
Posted By Dave in Wi
I'm going from memory here but I believe HD...

I'm going from memory here but I believe HD purchased MV at the height of the economy, right before it went into the dumpster. Sport bike sales numbers dropped dramatically. Don't forget HD is a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 579,000
Posted By Dave in Wi
Totally off topic but yes. HD bought MV for...

Totally off topic but yes. HD bought MV for about $100,000,000. And sold it for 3 Euro. That worked out well. For someone.
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,922
Posted By Dave in Wi
That's what I'm going to try. I like what I'm...

That's what I'm going to try. I like what I'm hearing about it.

Thanks to those who gave actual advice.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By Dave in Wi
I've been draining mine 3/4 of the way and...

I've been draining mine 3/4 of the way and leaving the cap off. That seems to leave enough expansion room for when the water freezes. With the rim in the lowest position it hasn't fallen over yet.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 38,344
Posted By Dave in Wi
I don't remember but if it's got a vacuum...

I don't remember but if it's got a vacuum operated petcock try it on prime. Or it could be the petcock screen inside the tank is plugged with crap and shaking the bike loosens it up. Or as...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,022
Views: 936,770
Posted By Dave in Wi
Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500

I can tell you don't use that tab. My dad used to have a gl500 back in the day. He thought that would be a great spot to mount a highway peg. One day with his foot on it, the tab broke off. His...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 579,000
Posted By Dave in Wi
Trying to keep this on topic without bashing. ...

Trying to keep this on topic without bashing.

So, if they are shipping bikes, why wouldn't the first ones be sent to the motorcycle magazines for testing & presumably more publicity? Maybe they...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 805,896
Posted By Dave in Wi
It could be this is a precaution to avoid...

It could be this is a precaution to avoid overheating. Without airflow from being in motion big fours can overheat. I remember a guy on the CB1100f forum accidentally left his bike idling in his...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 488,979
Posted By Dave in Wi
Well you can always make an offer. Worst they...

Well you can always make an offer. Worst they can do is say no.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,922
Posted By Dave in Wi
Best Oil For Shifting Quality?

I did check out the clutch (due to the occasional slight slippage) and the plates were good, I replaced the springs while I was in there. I may rebuild the slave cylinder in the spring. As far as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,922
Posted By Dave in Wi
Best Oil For Shifting Quality?

I know, another oil thread... I did search and didn't find a thread addressing this specifically. And I generally value the opinions of inmates, so here goes.

My ZRX1200 doesn't shift great. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 579,000
Posted By Dave in Wi
That was in 2006. It's 2014 now, times and...

That was in 2006. It's 2014 now, times and technology have changed.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 579,000
Posted By Dave in Wi
Well the AMA accepted it. Any dispute had to be...

Well the AMA accepted it. Any dispute had to be filed at the event, within 30 minutes of the run. It's a done deal. I think this says something about both the AMA and Motus.
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