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by agraebner
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 84 yamaha transmission problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2702

Re: 84 yamaha transmission problems

My Hurricane was always stubborn with its shifting till I replaced the clutch. Sometimes it would want to go between gears or bounce out of gear if i wasn't slow and careful with shifts. I always suspected the gear box had some wear and i just had to live with it. Once I changed the clutch out every...
by agraebner
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Stuttering above 6 grand v45
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: Stuttering above 6 grand v45

Good point hyperr, the last dyno jet kit I used was a stage 1 and 3 in the same set the smallest jets were smaller than the stock ones. So it is possible that you have installed even smaller mains than stock.....
by agraebner
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Stuttering above 6 grand v45
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: Stuttering above 6 grand v45

That seems like quite a size jump in mains. What kind of kit did you install(which stage)? Did it have new needles? did you change the idle jets or mixture screw??? Where the carbs SPOTLESS inside when assembled? Is your fuel filter restricted? Is you fuel pump providing sufficient volume and pressu...
by agraebner
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: "Casual" Rider - yes or no?
Replies: 36
Views: 14349

Re: "Casual" Rider - yes or no?

I agree with jstark47 with one exception. I believe that this type of rider may be bringing a bad light to the sport and along with MY only helmet law concern, people should sign a waiver saying that the rest of us dont have to pay for there reconstruction or care later. If you old enough to make ch...
by agraebner
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5445
Views: 671672

Re: What did you do today...

I know what you mean about dealing with pain mogster. I have arthritis was diagnosed at 15 years old. The parts that bother me the most are my neck and hands. I find it difficult to do a lot of stuff now so I do as much as I can and enjoy it. Riding has really been a blessing to me. I went camping y...
by agraebner
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: All Season Rider
Topic: Classic bikes
Replies: 32
Views: 22520

Re: Classic bikes

Three of my bikes are all tagged as historic in Maryland. 1984 Honda Magna, 1988 Honda CBR1000F and 1991 Honda Nighthawk. My thoughts are the age makes them vintage popularity or desirability makes them CLASSIC. I am all for a area for the lovers of older bikes then we can all argue about what is a ...
by agraebner
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: U.S. Debt ceiling and the end of the three branches
Replies: 6
Views: 4907

Re: U.S. Debit ceiling and the end of the three branches

Our government changed its own form long ago. I do not believe the majority has REALLY selected the President in a long time. Nationally there have been many elected officials who winning was questionable at best, a few seemed to be a direct slap in the face to voters. Our government has been run by...
by agraebner
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5445
Views: 671672

Re: What did you do today...

I had a big box show up to my door this morning. After much frustration I finally have a seat for my Magna. Its a saddleman double bucket foam on a stock pan with custom textile cover. Unlike the messed up Saddleman seat I tried about a week ago this fits like a glove.
by agraebner
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What's your best motorcycle MPG?
Replies: 24
Views: 6815

Re: What's your best motorcycle MPG?

In the days of my VLX I saw as much as 25 miles difference on one tank of fuel usually 2 gallons exactly, just from where I purchased the gas. This statement is based on using the bike for commuting the exact same route in the same season to keep temps even. I always ran premium in it and it helped ...
by agraebner
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Crashing dos and don'ts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: Crashing dos and don'ts?

Every crash I ever had on dirt seemed slow motion. The catch was that the slow motion was activated at the moment the was no alternatives to what was about to happen. I have spent a good bit of time on dirt, outside the normal parameters of traction. Most of the time if your not tense, and don't try...
by agraebner
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Oil Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6336

Re: Oil Question

I have seen it happen to others. I have had it happen to my own my first dirt bike. I changed the oil every track weekend and thought just this once wont hurt anything. I used the same weight oil just regular automotive oil and the clutch started slipping right after the change. The clutch wasnt ver...
by agraebner
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Harley will not start
Replies: 10
Views: 10226

Re: Harley will not start

Go get a cheap multi meter should cost under 20$ TEST DON'T GUESS guessing costs too much........
by agraebner
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Harley will not start
Replies: 10
Views: 10226

Re: Harley will not start

Its possible that the ignition switch is the problem, you need to check the voltage into it and voltage out of it. If you have good supply but low or nothing out of it then bad switch. I would still think a connection at a fuse or a connector somewhere is more likely unless you did somehow get water...
by agraebner
Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Harley will not start
Replies: 10
Views: 10226

Re: Harley will not start

First things first if you have a multi-meter check battery voltage. Then make sure cables are tight. Next check connections at fuses. Batteries can fail all at once if something inside them disconnects or has weak connection. A loose cable can give same symptoms. Check ground cable on the other end ...
by agraebner
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5445
Views: 671672

Re: What did you do today...

AHHH disappointment. My saddleman seat showed up today. I opened it up mounted the brackets from my old seat and they had the holes off by more than an inch too close together. After talking with Saddleman they would make good on it but in 2-3 months by the time I have my seat back on the bike.........
by agraebner
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too much heat
Replies: 21
Views: 3360

Re: Too much heat

I know what you mean. I CBR cooks my legs when its above 90 degrees. My Fzr heats my forearms when its 95 or more. The nighthawk doesn't seem to cook me but I am not sure how it likes the heat being air cooled. I will know who the magna is in the next few days as it will be near 100 :( :(
by agraebner
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What makes certain 600cc+ sport bikes not beginner friendly?
Replies: 30
Views: 9700

Re: What makes certain 600cc+ sport bikes not beginner frien

In my opinion for a person who is being careful, and has taken a course, and can ride with a knowledgeable friend for a little while before being turned loose...... A nighthawk could be a good bike. Keep in mind that it has 20 + hp more than the typical range for beginner bikes. There is no rush or ...
by agraebner
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Somthing VERY cool about this forms members
Replies: 34
Views: 6418

Re: Somthing VERY cool about this forms members

Poor Marvin, the stick didn't come out and i think trying to remove it might have left some additional splinters...... Here buddy have some soothing ointment.....
by agraebner
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5445
Views: 671672

Re: What did you do today...

Congrats on the job wrider I am hoping to have my recent mess settled and be back to work this winter....... Today I got maggie tagged and drove her for about 300 miles. I am quite pleased with her only thing is the stock seat im using, till i get money for a new one, is killing my backside. The old...
by agraebner
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What's your best motorcycle MPG?
Replies: 24
Views: 6815

Re: What's your best motorcycle MPG?

1988 Honda CBR1000F 54 mpg 1991 Honda Nighthawk 750 55 mpg 1994 Yamaha FZR600R 46 mpg I let ya know about the magna as soon as I have run a few tanks through her. I haven't tagged it yet I am hoping for next week........ The best I ever got was with my now gone VLX with k&n filter + stage 1 and gear...