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  1. Thread: Biker Day

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    And we all want invitations to the next one! :eat...

    And we all want invitations to the next one! :eat :bottle :dance :beer
  2. Thread: Do I really?

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    To clarify what I said in post 26 - SG, SH,...

    To clarify what I said in post 26 - SG, SH, and/or SJ.

    Look in your owners manual for the recommended type;
    synthetic oils and other countries use other designations... just to add to the...
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    32 newton-meters is 23 foot-pounds; some places...

    32 newton-meters is 23 foot-pounds; some places recommend a little less - keep in mind that you do NOT want to EVER strip this, and that you'll need to do it again, hopefully many times in the...
  4. Thread: Do I really?

    by Pauls1150
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    Synth should be fine in the 1150 engine once it's...

    Synth should be fine in the 1150 engine once it's broken in (as is yours), if you want to pay more for it. Just make sure it's rated for the engine in which it's to be used - look in your manual for...
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    Matt and PaulG are a couple of the major reasons...

    Matt and PaulG are a couple of the major reasons I read the magazine and go to tech sessions!
  6. Wind (and/or heat) can really be one serious...

    Wind (and/or heat) can really be one serious P.I.T.A., no doubt about it.

    What you do with it, how you handle it... depends mostly on how comfortable you are with it. This is definitely one of...
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    Interesting! Just looked up a few pictures, and...

    Interesting! Just looked up a few pictures, and yep, they are there...
    But when I went over to the MAX parts fiche, I couldn't find them at all... Any clues?
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    While I have absolutely no data or experience...

    While I have absolutely no data or experience with this idea, my mind has been screaming "No!" since the original post...

    A backing plate would surely be necessary; use something like JB Weld...
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    FOUND IT - I went in to my general settings \...

    FOUND IT - I went in to my general settings \ thread display options \ thread age cut off and changed it from Default to Show all threads. Seems to have fixed it for me.

    Note that the showing of...
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    Thread Display Options

    Hey, Kurt & Gary -

    Taking a hint from the F-twins posts, I attempted to change my Thread Display Options from "show the last month" (which is actually being applied to several of my views) to...
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    Good Stuff - Thanks!

    Good Stuff - Thanks!
  12. This is some great info - Thanks for being so...

    This is some great info - Thanks for being so persistent, and so thorough, with this research!
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    Dang it, I just knew there was a detail or two I...

    Dang it, I just knew there was a detail or two I was not thinking of... Thanks!

    I really don't like to leave the bottom cowl hanging... if the two remaining screws' mounting points get narfed,...
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    Here's an interesting tire link for the faster...

    Here's an interesting tire link for the faster guys -

    http://biketrackdayshub.com/motorcycle-tyre-wear-guide

    and also -

    ...
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    Generally True; construction methods and...

    Generally True; construction methods and materials are constantly evolving.

    "Recommended" or "Actual/Preferred" pressure has nothing to do with the tire's size (if we can ignore softie 5 x 16's on...
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    Good catch. And if not... A thin little smear of...

    Good catch. And if not... A thin little smear of grease may be applied after the connections are tightened down, to reduce future corrosion. Note that "dielectric" means "insulator", so you don't...
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    Often yes. It might also be that the tire is...

    Often yes.
    It might also be that the tire is just approaching its wear limit, or the shock is losing damping.
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    "Comedy" is a pretty good description. I'll...

    "Comedy" is a pretty good description.

    I'll stand sometimes to get a better view, stretch my legs for a sec, or even readjust my jeans...
    And even did it when I had my FLHTC...

    A few years...
  19. Not being familiar with the chromeheads, that's...

    Not being familiar with the chromeheads, that's interesting - thanks for the head's up!

    Corrosion doesn't "cause shorts", but split insulation certainly can, especially with the extremely high...
  20. Thread: Brass Screw?

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    While modern bearings (specifically those at each...

    While modern bearings (specifically those at each end of the con rods) are certainly more robust than those of old, I have to agree with b'fish... and you also want to keep the oil circulating at a...
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    "Recommended" pressures are based on a particular...

    "Recommended" pressures are based on a particular tire, a particular load (speed range + bike's weight + rider + maybe additional loading), and a particular type of riding. They are a starting point...
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    If the battery has been out long enough for the...

    If the battery has been out long enough for the capacitors in the computer's memory to discharge, you may need to do a "TPS Re-Learn" -
    Key on but engine not running;
    Slowly twist the throttle from...
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    If you haven't done this before: Standing on the...

    If you haven't done this before:
    Standing on the left side facing the bike, grasp the forward part of the mirror housing (plastic + turn signal) with your left hand.
    With your right hand, smack the...
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    Haven't got a link, but it's true: knock off the...

    Haven't got a link, but it's true: knock off the left mirror, take off the bottom cowl (4 T25 Torx screws), take off the seat, take off the left body panel (12? T25 screws)(caution with multiple...
  25. Thread: Big oil mess

    by Pauls1150
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    What do we do when the jug's sight glass blows...

    What do we do when the jug's sight glass blows out??? :lol

    and is it ok if the level is an eighth-inch above or below the dot?
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