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by cyphecks
Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: When to Change Oil
Replies: 6
Views: 4238

When to Change Oil

I was about to change my bikes oil since it had been about 3000 miles since it was last changed, but when looking through my owner's manual, it was suggested that I change it every 8000 miles. It's an 02 Shadow ACE. Is the manual out of it's mind, or should I listen to it? Also, if it makes any diff...
by cyphecks
Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Road Trip Blog - 8000+ Miles, 20+ States
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

Road Trip Blog - 8000+ Miles, 20+ States

Hi, just thought that I would let everyone know that I am in the midst of a very long road trip and that I am keeping a blog for it. For anyone interested, the address is http://cyphecks.blogspot.com I began in Salt Lake City, and went to Seattle and all the way down 101 and 1 to my current location...
by cyphecks
Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Elevation Changes and Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Elevation Changes and Maintenance

On long trips with drastic changes in elevation, is there any necessary maintenance to perform in regards to how thick or thin the air is? I assume anything that needed to be done would concern adjusting the carbs. I'm going to be leaving Salt Lake (4200') and making my way along the west coast at s...
by cyphecks
Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dealing with right hand fatigue
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

ive been running into the same issue, and ill have to get a throttle lock myself.
by cyphecks
Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Bike Camping
Replies: 9
Views: 6276

Two months would be awhile for camping only, but I guess I forgot to mention that I'll be staying with people I know along the way, and camping will be more of an in between thing. Still, the advice is great, thanks, and keep it coming!
by cyphecks
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Bike Camping
Replies: 9
Views: 6276

wow thanks for all the ideas. thats certainly plenty to think about.
but how about camping locations? should i stick to campgrounds, or do you have any thoughts on just pulling off the road in a random area somewhere?
by cyphecks
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Bike Camping
Replies: 9
Views: 6276

Bike Camping

I'm planning on a two-month or so long bike tour of the country pretty soon, and I was wondering about how feasible it is to plan on camping often on the road. Do most people simply camp at campgrounds, or is it reasonable to assume that in more remote parts of the country you can just camp anywhere...
by cyphecks
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Engine Brakes VS Regular Brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

thanks for the responses guys. its always good to know.
by cyphecks
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Engine Brakes VS Regular Brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

Engine Brakes VS Regular Brakes

I am wondering if there is any advantage to engine braking, by downshifting, to primarily using the front and rear brakes simultaneously. Specifically, is one method more mechanically healthy for a bike? If it matters, I have a 2002 Shadow ACE. Thanks.
by cyphecks
Tue May 29, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: First gear clunk?
Replies: 19
Views: 7815

i just bought an 02 shadow ACE, and it does the same thing; its good to know its a standard operating noise.
by cyphecks
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Hazards in Carrying Extra Gas?
Replies: 28
Views: 5591

I'm curious, though, where you're going that you need extra fuel for 'longer stretches'? It's not really necessary on any normal (i.e. you're on a paved road) trip, even in the most remote corners of civilization. Fuel stops are a good place to stretch your legs and let some blood back into your bu...
by cyphecks
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Hazards in Carrying Extra Gas?
Replies: 28
Views: 5591

Hazards in Carrying Extra Gas?

I was curious as to whether there is any danger or risk of explosion by having a small can of reserve gas strapped onto a bike rack for longer stretches?
by cyphecks
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Cross Country Tank Capacities and Appropriate Bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 2705

Cross Country Tank Capacities and Appropriate Bikes

Hi, I'm planning on a long cross country trip later this summer, around 7000 miles. I'm considering taking a 2005 Sportster 883 on it. The specs listed for this bike say it gets nearly 60mpg on a 3.3 liter tank on the highway. Thats about 200 miles to the tank at constant speeds. As I have never don...
by cyphecks
Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Cross Country Tank Capacities and Appropriate Bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Cross Country Tank Capacities and Appropriate Bikes

Hi, I'm planning on a long cross country trip later this summer, around 7000 miles. I'm considering taking a 2005 Sportster 883 on it. The specs listed for this bike say it gets nearly 60mpg on a 3.3 liter tank on the highway. Thats about 200 miles to the tank at constant speeds. As I have never don...
by cyphecks
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cross Country Tank Capacities and Appropriate Bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 2999

Cross Country Tank Capacities and Appropriate Bikes

Hi, I'm planning on a long cross country trip later this summer, around 7000 miles. I'm considering taking a 2005 Sportster 883 on it. The specs listed for this bike say it gets nearly 60mpg on a 3.3 liter tank on the highway. Thats about 200 miles to the tank at constant speeds. As I have never don...