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Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Wink Valves

Hope I'm not too late with this response, but if there isn't enough valve clearance the heat will cause the parts to expand, opening a valve ever so slightly, and hard start when warm. Check them...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By Larry Ferguson
The bowls don't fully evaporate in a month . I'm...

The bowls don't fully evaporate in a month . I'm just trying to keep them full. Like I said, it works for me. YMMV. And as was mentioned. the water in the crankcase doesn't need to boil to evaporate....
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,377
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Heretic

I don't think it matters, as far as the oil goes, what you do as long as you change it before storage. If your bike is in an unheated shed, the freeze-thaw cycle will cause condensation to form...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,297
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Wow

Just wow.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Laugh I think a 2" shorter shock would give you more...

I think a 2" shorter shock would give you more than 2" of lowering. Measure the shock length while the weight of the bike is on it and again after pulling it down 2" for a more accurate measurement....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 98,087
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I can't take it any more!!!

No, not all the dumb arguments, learn which word to use! You BRAKE your motorcycle, You BREAK your arm. There, I said it and I"m glad.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I had an intermittent problem on mine once. It...

I had an intermittent problem on mine once. It turned out that one of the keepers in the plug for the CDI had broken, so that that wire wouldn't make consistent contact. I could have kissed the tech...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Carb issues

Here's a little tip: Get a white marker, like the ones they use to write on parts at a junkyard. Put a mark on the kill switch housing where you can easily see it while riding. Then, open the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,100
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Same here. Mid America Motoplex in Sioux Falls is...

Same here. Mid America Motoplex in Sioux Falls is having their open house today. 35 degrees, snowing, and strong east wind. Not much global warming going on around here. And no, I don't want to step...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,100
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Where were you able to find a 500X to sit on? My...

Where were you able to find a 500X to sit on? My dealer won't get them until at least May.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Oh, my bad. I forgot that those screwdrivers are...

Oh, my bad. I forgot that those screwdrivers are a one-time use tool.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Those are JIC screws. Far better than phillips,...

Those are JIC screws. Far better than phillips, as phillips are designed to cam out. Better to buy some JIC screwdrivers, IMHO.
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 167,100
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Come on Honda,

The riding season is too short up here! Roll 'em out already!:ddog
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,218,293
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I think Honda should just go ahead and rename...

I think Honda should just go ahead and rename that bike the FB6 since NO ONE gets it right. :lol3 Not that it bugs me or anything...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Wow, a million miles already. Do you need new...

Wow, a million miles already. Do you need new tires yet?:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Originally Posted by trainman...

Originally Posted by trainman http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20808832#post20808832)
"Wow, the new IMS tank is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I wouldnt worry too much about mud getting on the...

I wouldnt worry too much about mud getting on the engine. Now if it gets up into the radiator ......
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Can you order one from Honda?

Can you order one from Honda?
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I don't own one of these so I hope it's OK if I...

I don't own one of these so I hope it's OK if I say that that bike is set up very nicely.
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I hope he's reading the sales figures instead. At...

I hope he's reading the sales figures instead. At least if he was my product planner/ marketer.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
You wouldn't really need a whole new chain. You...

You wouldn't really need a whole new chain. You could get another master link and add enough links to make it work. I have run chains with 2 master links many miles with no trouble. Plus, it makes it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I have found that if you use a flat washer for a...

I have found that if you use a flat washer for a 1/2" bolt, (at least that's the size that works on my XT 550, YMMV) or any size that fits snugly in the slot, you can clamp it in a vise grip and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I have the New Zealand CDI. It works well but...

I have the New Zealand CDI. It works well but expect to wait 2 to 3 weeks for it. Also check your pulser coils. They use 2. One for 12 degrees BTDC and one for 36 BTDC. If your 36 is bad, it will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
A good weld shop would be able to swap your...

A good weld shop would be able to swap your steering head, where your VIN is, from your bent frame to a new one or fix your frame I would think.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Don't start that up again. The true believers...

Don't start that up again. The true believers were just getting settled down.
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
You are kind of making my point for me. Where I...

You are kind of making my point for me. Where I live, 30 mph winds are a regularity. Even if it is on an interstate, I don't like to spend any more tine beside a semi, or worse, a cement truck than I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
O.K let's put it this way. Supposing Honda was...

O.K let's put it this way. Supposing Honda was putting a V-strom type motor in this bike now. Which, by the way pulls nearly 60 MPG, but that's beside the point. Wouldn't you want them to offer the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
If you think the hornet is the same bike as the...

If you think the hornet is the same bike as the NC700 only with more horsepower then I'm clearly not getting through. Does the Hornet have the same low CG? Storage where the tank would be? To answer...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Question

Honda already offers the option of a manual transmission, or for $2,000 more you can have the DCT. What would be wrong with offering a more powerful engine for the same $2,000 or so. NO ONE would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
It may be true that without major design changes...

It may be true that without major design changes that more power could not be had from this engine. An entirely different engine may have to be offered. I love this concept but worry that without...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
If my dealer had one in stock, they don't allow...

If my dealer had one in stock, they don't allow test rides. What would be wrong with wanting this bike, or any bike for that matter, AND having the OPTION for more power? Or the DCT or manual trans?...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Just try it out before complaining? Apparently...

Just try it out before complaining? Apparently you and I don't have the same dealerships. I can try one out for about 7 grand or so. I,m not complaining about the bike, I'm looking at it as an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,053,328
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Options

Sorry if this has been covered before as I don't have time to read all 220+ pages. I think Honda is on the right track. The DCT trans is so much more than an automatic , it's more like an F1 trans if...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,525
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Power

I like the concept, but hope that in addition to spending an extra $2K to get a semi-auto We can plunk down some extra bucks for a higher output engine. You know, they offer the Accord with a V6 too....
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 1,774,206
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I appreciate that everyone wants a good deal, but...

I appreciate that everyone wants a good deal, but if you guys feel that Ricochet is treating you right, don't sell your old ones to anyone. Treat your suppliers right so they are around for you later...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Seat

I'm looking for a seat for my '83 XT 550. Lost the damn thing trailering it out to the Black Hills. PM me if you have one. I will make it worth your while. I was contemplating making a more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 191,824
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Alright, but how are you gonna get 30 lbs off the...

Alright, but how are you gonna get 30 lbs off the bike?:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 191,824
Posted By Larry Ferguson
I'll take 1-1/2...

I'll take 1-1/2...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Until you're WFO :eek1

Until you're WFO :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 231,353
Posted By Larry Ferguson
Handling

How do your 550s handle on gravel? Mine likes to move side to side if there is a line of loose stuff.Does a different front tire help?
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