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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Just a Helpful Tip

If folks would research and identify items controlled by the "30-amp" and the "55-amp" fuses, it would greatly assist them when helping diagnose electrical issues.

I have a list on my computer of such items for both fuses and it is quite beneficial (can you say time saving) when diagnosing electrical issues.

It can save a lot of time and confusion (not to mention long and drawn out posts many times to resolve a simple issue).

You wouldn't believe how many times I see folks recommending "check this...check that...check the other" and it has no relation to the issue (other than wasting someones time "and in some cases money").

Yes, I have seen folks recommending replacing parts that had no relationship to the issue.

My rant is over............!
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rant thread??

Is this a rant thread?

Oh boy, here goes!

Do not pull the heads because the bike idles rough. It's the CARBS!

Do not spray anything around the sides of buttons to release sticking switches. You need to split the housing to clean the switch.

Do not pre-load the shifter. You do not do it in cars!

Buying some POS that needs work will never save you money.

Whew! What's that dear? Time to take my meds, OK.All better!

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BTW I like DBohrer idea about fuses.

I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.
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If just a little bit of attention were paid to reasonable sentence structure, grammar, and spelling in some of the posts, it would help immensely. I am amazed when I see an entire post, with 25 apparent sentences, and not a single capital letter, period, or comma, written like a single paragraph. Come on, guys. This forum even has spell check.....and it works, if you use it. When asking for help on an issue, it will do you a world of good if the other members on the forum can actually comprehend what you have written. This stuff just drives me crazy. Try a little proof reading before you push that "Submit Reply" button. That was very therapeutic. I feel better already.
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If just a little bit of attention were paid to reasonable sentence structure, grammar, and spelling in some of the posts, it would help immensely. I am amazed when I see an entire post, with 25 apparent sentences, and not a single capital letter, period, or comma, written like a single paragraph. Come on, guys. This forum even has spell check.....and it works, if you use it. When asking for help on an issue, it will do you a world of good if the other members on the forum can actually comprehend what you have written. This stuff just drives me crazy. Try a little proof reading before you push that "Submit Reply" button. That was very therapeutic. I feel better already.
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Do not pre-load the shifter. You do not do it in cars!
Except that cars typically don't have fully manual sequential transmissions like most motorcycles, so different transmissions, different ways they operate and therefore some differences in how they may react to different operations like pre-loading. I, personally, believe that light pre-loading of the shift lever just before an upshift is not going to harm a motorcycle transmission.

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Except that cars typically don't have fully manual sequential transmissions like most motorcycles, so different transmissions, different ways they operate and therefore some differences in how they may react to different operations like pre-loading. I, personally, believe that light pre-loading of the shift lever just before an upshift is not going to harm a motorcycle transmission.

You do not seem to be strident enough in your rant. NO CAPS OR ANYTHING!

I'm just having fun. Drive any way you like. Hell, I sometimes start in second gear, and use different brands of oil!

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snip.... Hell, I sometimes start in second gear, and use different brands of oil!

Have fun,

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Me too, and I often shift right straight on to 5th gear without using 4th gear. Its a wonder my transmission didn't fall out in the middle of Death Valley!

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according to our mega-moderator: you can start in 1, 2 even 3rd gear with some throttle and clutch slipping to make the bike move forward.
Very handy when you forget to downshift to 1st or otherwise find yourself in the wrong gear at stoplight.

Tested this accidentally yesterday in 2nd and 3rd - it really does work! 2000 rpm and slip the clutch~

Going right thru 4th to 5th is not an issue at all, for those with clunky 4th gear.
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Is that the BEST you guys can do???
I realize I'm new here, but surely there is more to whine about than these petty little things.
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