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by iav8
Sat May 23, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: ontario riders, its that time of year again, !
Replies: 15
Views: 13660

I've been with Primum for about 4 or 5 years. The cost has gone down twice since I've been with them. I found them very reasonable & easy to deal with over the phone. I was hooked in with them via TD insurance. I have home & Auto with TD so I get a discount on all three for having them all with the ...
by iav8
Wed May 10, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Need a Guide to Service Guides
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

So, I decided to pay the price and find out for myself... I got the official Honda Service manual (specific to the model) and the Honda Common Service Manual. I would not recommend the Common service manual. While very intersting, it is rather expensive for what you get. Indeed many of the items tha...
by iav8
Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Best job, Worst job?
Replies: 30
Views: 7360

Best Job: Snowboarding Instructor: working outside 6 days a week all winter; great excesize, almost everyone you deal with is happy and it is usually easy to make the unhappy ones happy. It doesn't pay much but when you aren't teaching you get to ride! I'll be out there again next winter. Worst Job:...
by iav8
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Mistakes-- eh, "Lessons" -- so far...
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

About #1: my new battery came with a plastic jug of clear liquid too: however it was Sulfuric acid! All the more reason to be careful. You need to pour it very slowly to ensure that you don't overfill. Also good to have some baking soda handy to neutralize any spills.
by iav8
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Crankcase breather tube plug
Replies: 2
Views: 2284

I guess the correct term is "crankcase breather drain tube." Don't know why they usually have it plugged. It is highly unlikely that anything without legs could get that far up and forward though the tube. Thanks for the help.
by iav8
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Honda CM200T Twinstar Oil Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 6248

To wrap up this thread: I got an aftermarket service manual and now know exactly where and how to clean the oil screen. In case any other Honda CM200T (or similar model) owners find this thread, here is the short story: it is under the right-hand crancase cover; it is recommended that the oil pump b...
by iav8
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 6282

Just to wrap up this thread: I finally got the Clymer manual in the mail yesterday. It did detail the adjustment on the two ends of the clutch cable but the focus was only on getting the correct amount of free play in the clutch lever. In response to the symptom of creeping it suggests ensuring that...
by iav8
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 6282

Thanks for your help, flyinrider, and also for being so quick... it sounds like this is just normal. I'll check against the manual when it arrives. But for now it sounds like my wife is ready for a long overdue first spring ride!
by iav8
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 6282

http://www3.sympatico.ca/szwarc/clutch_cable.jpg So, here is the closest thing I could find to what you describe. It is right at the end of the cable. As I adjust it to make it "longer" it does appear to pull the clutch lever. However, after testing, the bike still has some creep. Couldn't over-adj...
by iav8
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 6282

I have the aftermarket manual on order... not sure if I will get the "official" manual yet. Yes, I understand that the clutch lever and cable are at issue (or at least that I what I hope). I understand from the owner manual that I need to keep a bit of "play" at the lever. I adjust the called for am...
by iav8
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 6282

Clutch adjustment

After lubing the clutch cable on my CM200T, the bike creeps forward when shifting from nuetral into 1st gear. There was always a "clunk," but it never felt like this before. I've tried the fine adjustment (at the lever end) but it does not seem to make a difference either way: it just makes for less...
by iav8
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Crankcase breather tube plug
Replies: 2
Views: 2284

Crankcase breather tube plug

CM200T owner manual indicates that the crankcase breather tube has a plug. My tube is not plugged. What effect does this have? Is this a good or bad thing?
by iav8
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Need a Guide to Service Guides
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

OK... "much, much, much, much better" is pretty compelling... Considering your experience with the Civic, what sort of stuff is covered in the official guide that is not in your Hayne's?
by iav8
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Need a Guide to Service Guides
Replies: 5
Views: 3126

Need a Guide to Service Guides

I am reasonably mechanical and plan to do service and minor repairs on my 1985 Honda VT500C Shadow. I would be comfortable with just about any task that doesn't require specialized tools or equiptmnet. I am considering buying the following: 1) Official Honda Common Service Manual 2) Official 1983-19...
by iav8
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Honda CM200T Twinstar Oil Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 6248

Thanks for the info... I took a quick look but could not see an obvious panel. I'll take a closer look when we bring the bike out of storage. Cheers.
by iav8
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Honda CM200T Twinstar Oil Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 6248

Honda CM200T Twinstar Oil Screen

The Honda CM200T Twinstar owner manual says to "clean the engine oil screen" but does not show where this screen is. Could someone please tell me where it is and how I should clean it?

BTW why didn't they fit an oil filter?
by iav8
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: Need a Slogan?
Replies: 15
Views: 5785

iav8 kicks _ss.
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by iav8
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Silly Flash Game
Replies: 13
Views: 5427

83m - now I get that "right hand trick"
by iav8
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My GF and Dan Rosen...
Replies: 5
Views: 2416

Unlikely events can be very dramatic and also widely publicized. The attention in the media and the spread of stories makes these odd occurances seem more prevalant than they really are. When it strikes someone close to you it really has an impact. The impact on your girlfreind should be seriously c...
by iav8
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Show us your Fave 4 Wheel Vehicle
Replies: 36
Views: 13289

While my favorite vehicles are mostly 3-wheelers, here is a shot of a 4 wheel vehicle I'ld love to get my hands on...
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