The "how do I do this" thread

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The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by sapaul » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:35 am

Ask away, no such thing as a stupid question, an example would be

why is it better to ride with the balls of your feet on the pegs ?
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by Wrider » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:33 pm

I've been finding out the answer to that one lately... My feet, (or boats as Mom calls them) have been dragging on the ground when I start to lean over decently. Never happened on my Volusia, but happens daily on my Z... haha.
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by sapaul » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:59 am

How do I know when to change tyres?
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by Wrider » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:11 am

Look on the side of your tire, and on the sidewall of it you'll see a triangle. That triangle points to the tread, and there is an extra piece of rubber in the tread above it. That's your Tread Wear Indicator (often called TWI). If your tread is at the same height as your TWI, it's time to change tires. A lot of people go past the TWI and that's very dangerous in conditions other than dry pavement.
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by Wrider » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:12 am

How do I know when my chain and sprocket need to be adjusted/replaced?
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by sapaul » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:51 am

:? When your chain snaps, locks up your wheel and thows you off the bike, or when the stealership say's he can sell you a nice chain and sprocket ............... yes/no :?
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by Johnj » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:02 am

If your chain has more than ¾ of an inch of slack, in the middle of it's run, you may need to adjust your chain.
If you can lift the chain off the sprocket and/or the teeth of the sprocket are hooked, you may need to change your chain and sprocket set.

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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by Wrider » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:48 am

sapaul wrote::? When your chain snaps, locks up your wheel and thows you off the bike, or when the stealership say's he can sell you a nice chain and sprocket ............... yes/no :?
No that's just plain fun...
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Re: The "how do I do this" thread

Unread post by sapaul » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:49 am

Cool, JohnJ your turn for the question
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