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by pchast
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: New 2020 MV Agusta Motorcycles - Update 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: New 2020 MV Agusta Motorcycles - Update 2

Have a good relaxing vacation
by pchast
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Hello to all

Hello
by pchast
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Stupid mistakes and solutions.
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Re: Stupid mistakes and solutions.

Thanks! Yea, the dealer is 115 miles away, in another state.. Its usable. Perhaps a local dealer of another brand can lighten the shock preload and lower things a little. I got no options at this time. Most of my riding in the past was less than 100 miles. This will provide that. I've used it. its r...
by pchast
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Stupid mistakes and solutions.
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Stupid mistakes and solutions.

I've been looking at Electric Bikes for a while.... Please don't throw stones.... I've sat on a few. There was a left over 2019 DSR at a sale price. I bought it! :roll: The ones I sat on before I could flat foot. I didn't get on this one before doing paperwork. I can't now. :shock: Just the toes of ...
by pchast
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need Help. Motorcycle running slow after falling.
Replies: 1
Views: 3218

Re: Need Help. Motorcycle running slow after falling.

clutch/clutch cable?? Wheel/Chain alignment...............?
by pchast
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Happy 20th Anniversary Total Motorcycle!
Replies: 4
Views: 3497

Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Total Motorcycle!

Happy Anniversary. You have been a terrific resource.
by pchast
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Rusting exhaust - how to cure and prevent?
Replies: 1
Views: 3653

Re: Rusting exhaust - how to cure and prevent?

rustoleum Hi-Heat paint, at any auto parts store,
is made for headers and exhaust.

Read the manufacturer's data sheet.
by pchast
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: To Ride an Iron Horse - Jack of the Green's Blog
Replies: 163
Views: 63953

Re: To Ride an Iron Horse - Jack of the Green's Blog

JackoftheGreen, Facebook is a link to my children's lives. Less than 1/2 hour a day does it there. I feel your pain on the time burned. Its virtually impossible to Know what platform or content will draw conversation and interest. I'll never understand the whole social media evolution. Your work her...
by pchast
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike - A Deal vs Patience
Replies: 5
Views: 8562

Re: First Bike - A Deal vs Patience

What's available in your area's ads?
Have you taken the class yet.?
Try several for fit there.
by pchast
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First Bike - A Deal vs Patience
Replies: 5
Views: 8562

Re: First Bike - A Deal vs Patience

I assume most rides are less than 50 miles then?
If I might offer an opinion from my limited experience.....

For that type of riding I'd stick with a lighter bike with a mid range engine.
by pchast
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 11737

Re: 1988 vulcan

Was it run long enough to get warm... like that 5 minutes under load? I hope they found it for your sake.
by pchast
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 11737

Re: 1988 vulcan

I'm not much more than a back yard tinkerer. This has me intrigued. I don't know why.... 14 volts at idle is usually a good alternator and voltage regulator... However a test needs to be done to show a voltage of about 15 to 15.3 at normal cruise speed. look for a Volt meter display for the charger ...
by pchast
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 1988 vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 11737

Re: 1988 vulcan

14v at what rpm.... Otherwise. Have you carried a VOM and checked the battery at 10 minutes?
by pchast
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Engine RMPs increase a lot when clutch is pulled
Replies: 1
Views: 9173

Re: Engine RMPs increase a lot when clutch is pulled

Are you holding the throttle at the same time? Can you try with the bike warmed up
without your hand on the throttle?

A weird thing to ask,I know.
But possible body dynamics..............
by pchast
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 2002 1200 Bandit won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 12687

Re: 2002 1200 Bandit won't start

I looked at a parts list. its not vacuum style according to that...... You are certain that fuel is flowing freely to the carbs.........? I'd go so far as to pull the fuel line and flow some gas into a clean cup. Verify that it continues to flow and is not just seeping into the carb. If that fails, ...
by pchast
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Adventure Riders
Topic: video from Paggaio mountain at Greece with xt660z
Replies: 1
Views: 7846

Re: video from Paggaio mountain at Greece with xt660z

Thanks for the pictures.
by pchast
Mon May 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The riding season is arriving- are you ready?
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: The riding season is arriving- are you ready?

I've got to clear my ears and balance from a spring cold first..
I'm working at tuning the arms and hands too. A few more weeks
before i'm as ready as I should be, i think.
by pchast
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Bike is dead after mistakenly connecting jumper cable backwards
Replies: 1
Views: 2633

Re: Bike is dead after mistakenly connecting jumper cable backwards

Check the battery voltage. Trace the wire from it and find if a fusible link has melted or a hidden main fuse has blown.
by pchast
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: 87 Suzuki Intruder VS 700 no start
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Re: 87 Suzuki Intruder VS 700 no start

Fuses...............