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    Did you see the riders that lost their nerve to...

    Did you see the riders that lost their nerve to lean and crashed as a result.

    Riding over your head.

    Same for the car drivers, I can see several that took the wrong action and crashed as a...
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    I expect that if you receive a price starting...

    I expect that if you receive a price starting with a 2 you will be lucky.

    But what do I know?

    Rod
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    Are you saying you were riding with 5 inches of...

    Are you saying you were riding with 5 inches of sag in a chain?

    Never do that, learn to adjust it or have it done. That much slack can cause a crash, or come off, break the engine case etc.
    ...
  4. Thread: 2014 surging

    by ragtoplvr
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    Emissions 101 folks. These bikes use a lambada...

    Emissions 101 folks.

    These bikes use a lambada sensor, it only reads rich or lean. They are very reliable and relatively inexpensive. Most cars use them because they get the job done. The...
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    Reference, my first motorcycle, a KZ550A1, also...

    Reference, my first motorcycle, a KZ550A1, also had a defective cam chain tensioner.
    And Harley Davidson has went several rounds of cam chain tensioner problems, that can also result in...
  6. Thread: Wheel Fixin'

    by ragtoplvr
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    I think your dealer meant this guy...

    I think your dealer meant this guy
    http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

    those wheels are expensive. I want experience, no sense letting someone local learn on them. Not worth the risk.

    Good Luck...
  7. Yes, I have and the fix is easy. It is not the...

    Yes, I have and the fix is easy. It is not the best design, but it can work well for a long time.

    1. Get a set of new lenses. You are going to need them soon, as the plastic ages the center post...
  8. Vapor lock used to be common when mechanical fuel...

    Vapor lock used to be common when mechanical fuel pumps had to suck fuel from the tank to the engine. May old cars had fuel vapor separators.

    It became much less common when mechanical fuel...
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    Note, a trailer must have the center of the...

    Note, a trailer must have the center of the weight in front of the axle to be stable. That bike is very far back, I would be concerned about weaving at high speeds. I have seen wrecks from this,...
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    That is the correct fill point. If it is...

    That is the correct fill point. If it is overfilled, nothing happens except brake fluid may leak out the overflow hose when pads are replaced.

    Rod
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    I have a r1150RS which is basically the same and...

    I have a r1150RS which is basically the same and it was very painless.

    I use wet towels over the paintwork incase (or when) fluid gets spilled. I left my 1.5 amp battery tender attached...
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    With modern oils, it makes little difference if...

    With modern oils, it makes little difference if you change 80% or 90% of the oil, hot or cold. Just do it.


    Rod
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    no way would I replace a good odyssey with the...

    no way would I replace a good odyssey with the Panasonic. I had one of them, it only lasted a year, and it had no cranking power. got to where it would not start below 40. Interestingly, it NEVER...
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    I have the HF unit. It is accurate to about 1/2...

    I have the HF unit. It is accurate to about 1/2 OZ front, 3/4 oz in the back. Close enough for me. If I was racing maybe not, but unless a front takes over 3/4 oz or a rear takes over 1 oz I do...
  15. first, higher octane fuel is not harder to burn,...

    first, higher octane fuel is not harder to burn, does not burn hotter, in fact it usually contains less BTU per gallon. The only thing high octane does is resist combustion by heat of compression. ...
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    Odyssey. No contest. Adapter, assuming you have...

    Odyssey. No contest. Adapter, assuming you have a hammer and a drill, go to the lumber yard and get a 1/4 inch copper tube union sweat fitting. Mash it flat. Drill holes and bend 90 degrees as...
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    A hijack just for grins, a top fuel dragster...

    A hijack just for grins, a top fuel dragster makes less than 700 revolutions at full power before it needs a rebuild.

    It may peak at close to 10,000 horsepower, pretty good with you consider it...
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    Mine has been rattling for nearly 50K Smiles now....

    Mine has been rattling for nearly 50K Smiles now. It is probably normal. In the summer when the oil is hot and thin it is worse. But it shifts SOOOOO much better using 80W90 conventional GL5. You...
  19. Thread: 2015 Models

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    so easily defeated? Beemerboneyard, Euro...

    so easily defeated? Beemerboneyard, Euro Motoelectrics have new spares, and any local rotating electrical rebuilder should be able to fix a common Bosch alternator.

    Maybe none the dealer wanted...
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    half way full is fine. It will increase as the...

    half way full is fine. It will increase as the clutch wears.

    It is possible to take off and never exceed 1500 RPM. You can take off pretty brisk and never exceed 2500 RPM.

    Rod
  21. Thread: RT or LT

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    Since you are in NW arkansas go see BOB at...

    Since you are in NW arkansas go see BOB at Bentonville BMW, he rides a LT and there are few that can keep up with him. He can make that big girl dance when he wants.

    They are all nice folks. ...
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    RTP has poor resale because of the life they...

    RTP has poor resale because of the life they lead. They do need professionally decomissioned, so the wiring is not a problem. Saying it is done, does not mean it was done well. It will need...
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    Do the easy thing first, cover all the paint...

    Do the easy thing first, cover all the paint (brake fluid damages paint) and then take the cover off the handlebar clutch reservoir. If the fluid is filled clear to the top then there is no room for...
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    You must replace the lines first, they can burst...

    You must replace the lines first, they can burst and you lose all breaking. If you were to replace the abs controller and leave the old lines in there, the flaking liners could kill the new abs. ...
  25. Thread: Do I really?

    by ragtoplvr
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    I will not use Fram anything. A little...

    I will not use Fram anything.

    A little history, they used to be excellent filters. And made in the USA in Nevada Missouri. Then management changed, and they started making them cheaper, and...
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