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Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2005 07:37


OldBull write:
Rerouting the breather tube is the trick. Also if your getting your air filter changed by your dealer they tend to drown it in oil. All you need to do is spray a new filter with a thin coat of WD40.


Thanks.... I will see if I have time to work on it b4 the trip to Toronto next week.. I thought at one time was my Filter.. I do all the maintenance myself and it Just didnt seem to be the problem... Seems like never ending process working on the bike...

  


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Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2005 06:55

Bull, HDdude and softtail1999:

Thanx for the good tips. The Pledge got rid of very sticky bugs and made the saddle and bags shine.

As for attracting bees and wasps, their gonna end up with their stinger being the last thing to go thru their brain.

Don't forget a short piece of single strand copper wire. It can work for electrical or holding up parts that get too hot for tape (duct or electrical).

Ride on.



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Posted on Thu, Jun 16, 2005 15:31

Rerouting the breather tube is the trick. Also if your getting your air filter changed by your dealer they tend to drown it in oil. All you need to do is spray a new filter with a thin coat of WD40.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2005 17:11

Any suggestions for my blow-by problem.. Oil is dripping out of the Air cleaner.. Getting mighty messy on my pipes, seat and pants.. Someone suggested I re-route the breather tube from the air cleaner to a different filter placed under the oil tank.. And plugging the hole in the cleaner.. Was wondering if the solution is elsewhere??? May be the umbrella valves need replacing?.. I went back to the original stock oil filter, after hearing the newer improved ones are too restrictive.. Im running synthetic fluids also.. 99fxstc.. is the bike..



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Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2005 12:25

For winter Storage, I Don't mess with the fuel additives or take out the battery, even puting a charger on the battery.. I just put it up on a stand, with a full tank of gas and start it on a monthly basis.. Warms it up real nice, removing the moisture build ups, uses up the gas in the carbs and keeps the battery charged... Spring time am good to go.. Been doing this for years... No spring surprises either.. Good at cleaning the rims is "Murphys Oil Soap".. Cuts through the grease and bugs... Pledge also good on the bags and seats..

  


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Posted on Fri, Jun 03, 2005 17:54

Learned this trick from a friend. A wet Brillo pad cleans the whitewalls real easy and doesn't scratch. Excellent for getting the "blue" off new whitewalls. Also, aluminum foil can be used to keep oil off the pipes when changing your oil filter. (that is mainly useful for us metric types. LOL!)



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Posted on Fri, Jun 03, 2005 17:48


locoloco write:
Hey old bull I've got a plan for washing my bike. I'm fixin to paint the tins with truck bed liner matereal, everything els is de chromed or de shined already 'cept the wheeles, front end, handlebars and exhaust. All I'll have to "rub" after washing will be those items and the light lenses.



Hey loco! I saw a bike already done that way this week at Bike Night at Hooters in New Castle, DE. It looked really cool. The guy dropped a heavy pocket knife on it from about two feet up and it didn't leave a scratch. He says it stays fairly clean too and is easy to wash. I like "low-maintenance"!

  


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Posted on Thu, Jun 02, 2005 16:03

I finally got your email, and I got the "not so" instant message. Figured out I needed to allow popups in both the main site and the IM site to get them.
Now if they would just add sound to the IM when you get one, it would make it much easier.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2005 19:33

Galews...I wanted to thank you for the compliment. When I finally got my messenger to working,you had already left. Tried emailing you,but that didn't
work either.

Just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2005 15:14

I have kicked a few cars in my day, that seems to get their attention pretty fast if they decide they want my space.



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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 08:41

If you are riding at night, and getting blinded by some as*hole who is shining bright lights in your mirrors? Toss a couple spark plugs on the road behind you, and that will back him off real quick. Seriously, the little stockings that are in the shoe stores for women to try on shoes, are great to slip over the mirrors. You can still see who is behind you, and they cut the glare down dramatically.

A great sidestand aid for soft blacktop or dirt is a cheap drink coaster. Add a string, to loop over your handlebar, so you dont forget it when you leave.

Saran wrap streached tightly across the front facing parts will keep bugs off the forks and paint and comes off easily at the end of a ride.

If you are packing for a trip, a great space saver is spacebags. You can load them up, squeeze the air out of them and your clothes will pack in way less space. It also keeps them dry when it rains, too.
Carry your own tire gauge to check your tires. The ones at the gas station have hit the ground so many times they are usually way off.

If you have tubeless tires, carry an auto tubless plug kit, and one of the CO2 cartridge inflators used for bicycles. It may take a few cartridges to get your tire up enough to ride, but it beats sittin along the road.



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Posted on Thu, May 19, 2005 11:08

Pledge in the spray can (or similar).
Use it on winshields, face shields, eye glasses, goggles, leather, painted parts. Removes the bugs, leaves a thin coating so they come off even easier. Far cheaper than detail sprays, Novus. etc. Easy to pick up anywhere on the road.



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Posted on Fri, May 13, 2005 23:08


nostress59 write:
never worry about the kangaroo that bounds across the road right in front of you....its the 3 friends following him thats going to do you damage.....

I do know this is not of much use except to us aussies, but had to add it



Deer do the exact same thing up here. I get about one a year on average with the cars. And yes, it's usually the third and fourth ones that will get ya.



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Posted on Thu, May 12, 2005 20:30


HopeFloats write:

revolutionarypassion write:

HopeFloats write:

Hey SLB, I bet the RED GREEN show is on of your favorites, eh?......Duct tape the handyman's secret weapon...



I love that show!!!

"If they don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy"!!

LOL!!!



Yeah, I'm real HANDY!!!



You know...I just have to tell you that was one of my favorite movies..



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Posted on Wed, May 11, 2005 16:02


revolutionarypassion write:

HopeFloats write:

Hey SLB, I bet the RED GREEN show is on of your favorites, eh?......Duct tape the handyman's secret weapon...



I love that show!!!

"If they don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy"!!

LOL!!!



Yeah, I'm real HANDY!!!

  


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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 21:57


HopeFloats write:

Hey SLB, I bet the RED GREEN show is on of your favorites, eh?......Duct tape the handyman's secret weapon...



I love that show!!!

"If they don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy"!!

LOL!!!

  


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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 04:16

never worry about the kangaroo that bounds across the road right in front of you....its the 3 friends following him thats going to do you damage.....

I do know this is not of much use except to us aussies, but had to add it



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 09:39


SuspendedLostBoys write:
My repair kit includes WD-40 and Duct tape, if it should move and doesn't use the WD-40.
If it moves and shouldn't use the Duct tape.



Hey SLB, I bet the RED GREEN show is on of your favorites, eh?......Duct tape the handyman's secret weapon...

  


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Posted on Tue, Feb 22, 2005 13:03

djloops, I've found that letting the air our of tires works great when doing the slow-race, Win every time.



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Posted on Sat, Feb 19, 2005 17:55

if the road is icey and you keep skidding all over the place then ive found that if you let a bit of air out of the tyres you get better traction as there is more rubber on the ground. never faild m



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