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    I got caught in the Holland tunnel in May of last...

    I got caught in the Holland tunnel in May of last year (the holiday weekend) on my '02 RT. I managed to totally max out the temp guage right at the bottom of the tunnel. Fortunately the traffic...
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    Just to clarify: Cutting to the front of the line...

    Just to clarify: Cutting to the front of the line is not the same as lane sharing. If you cut to the front of a line in California, where lane sharing is tolerated, you will get a ticket if a cop...
  3. Re: the special tool. It is not needed - just...

    Re: the special tool. It is not needed - just loctite the pin, let it dry for a bit, then loctite and torque the nut. I have done this a bunch of times, and have had no problems over the last 200,000...
  4. Thread: She said YES !

    by flars
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    "She rides her own bike" Well that answered my...

    "She rides her own bike"
    Well that answered my question: "What were her choices?"

    Congratulations to you both.
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    "Generally a naked bike is "just bad"...

    "Generally a naked bike is "just bad" aerodynamically, and has a deceptive amount of "swept area" because the air goes in and around all the components and the pilot, sweeping across it all, adding...
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    Sensor 1: spark Sensor 2: fuel With bad HES...

    Sensor 1: spark
    Sensor 2: fuel
    With bad HES wiring, you can (and almost always will) get both spark and fuel (if the result of the insulation degradation is a short between the wires)....
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    The most frequent cause is a bad wiring...

    The most frequent cause is a bad wiring connection at the back of the bulb caused by corrosion of the plug. But it could also be the bulb...
  8. "I tried to smoke a pig's head once." Ah. I see...

    "I tried to smoke a pig's head once." Ah. I see the problem here. Two things my mama taught all her chitlins: 1) Never smoke a pigs head or rump. As you say, they do not draw well, and; 2) Never try...
  9. "A dissatisfied reader, an "R" bike rider from...

    "A dissatisfied reader, an "R" bike rider from Samoa, sent me the ripped out pages of my column in the mouth of a severed pig's head. "
    I believe that this is actually part of an ancient Samoan...
  10. "Normal." It is impossible to state what the...

    "Normal." It is impossible to state what the 'factory acceptable standard' would be, but in reality, the measurement is pretty much a worthless indication of the bike's condition. There is slop in...
  11. AFAIK, they cannot be rebuilt...or at least no...

    AFAIK, they cannot be rebuilt...or at least no one has ever found a way to have them rebuilt. There have been a bunch of threads about it, but no joy...
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    "That info is then used for fuel metering"...

    "That info is then used for fuel metering"
    Correct. There are several threads running about that report bad mpg because the temp sensor was bad.
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    As I mentioned, don't forget the possibility of a...

    As I mentioned, don't forget the possibility of a bad oil temperature switch.
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    Well...An earlier comment brought to mind a known...

    Well...An earlier comment brought to mind a known problem - the oil temp sensor. I have seen several threads here, there, and everywhere that have pointed to the oil temp sensor (from Paul Glaves,...
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    Bad odometer?? Fuel leak?

    Bad odometer??
    Fuel leak?
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    2 years is the proper interval... or, like valve...

    2 years is the proper interval...
    or, like valve checks on my bikes, do it yourself whenever you feel good...
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    No. They must have cooled off a bit because they...

    No. They must have cooled off a bit because they are normally hot enough to burn your hand instantly. You got lucky, punk.
  18. Thread: 1100 RT info

    by flars
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    1998 and newer are the best. They have the...

    1998 and newer are the best. They have the updated clutch parts, and the newer transmissions.
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    Removiing the rear wheel from both my RS and my...

    Removiing the rear wheel from both my RS and my RT takes a bit of oooommmmph. I roll the wheel back until it jams up against the muffler, then cock the rear of the wheel to the left to clear the...
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    Just FYI - the 1150 uses a different sequence for...

    Just FYI - the 1150 uses a different sequence for the ABS that pretty much eliminates the low battery ABS failure syndrome, in that it does its startup after the engine is running.
    Everything you...
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    Depends on which 1200, as far as the valve...

    Depends on which 1200, as far as the valve adjust. The camheads have totally different valve adjusters (half-moon-shaped shims), but the other 1200s are the same as the 1100/1150.
    You don't adjust...
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    lines

    The simple rule is: the fuel lines do not cross. If you try to connect them wrong, you will find that the line that comes out of the rearward spigot on the fuel pump plate has to cross the one coming...
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    sight glass

    "The underneath sight gage is absolutely dinasuar engineering"
    As currently seen on certain Hondas, Kawasakis and other dinosaurs.
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    oil dance

    Generally speaking, a broken in oil head does not use any oil (although they will sometimes show a little oil smoke on start up if parked on the side stand). Before they break in they may use up to 1...
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    "Silver Linings Playbook. Entertaining on many...

    "Silver Linings Playbook. Entertaining on many levels."
    My wife and I are ballroom dancers, and the ending of the movie was a classic for us because...
    We were at the national amateur...
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