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Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   07-27-2009, 08:13 PM
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Cracked head or block is also a possibility.

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Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-27-2009, 07:06 AM
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I'd rather ride at 30 degrees than 100 degrees. Here in Bend Oregon when it gets this hot I either head up the hill for the higher altitudes of the Cascades, or go spelunking in one of the local lava...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-26-2009, 08:44 PM
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As I recall, the only seal in the front cover/water pump gasket kit was the water pump drive shaft seal. Sounds like they put the wrong one in the kit.

Yes, just pop the old seal out with a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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When I wanted a small bike for local stuff a couple years ago I went the small dual sport route. Lots of trails in my neck of the woods. 4 of my ridding buddies and I bought brand new Lifan 200cc...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-24-2009, 09:31 PM
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http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2008/12/05/symba-honda-cub-replica-coming-to-usa/

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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-24-2009, 08:28 PM
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+1 on the possibility of digital meter not being able to test the rectifier. I'd repair the wiring and try it out before tossing it.

I've often wondered why not use a standard aftermarket 3 phase...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-24-2009, 08:17 PM
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Can't do video on my 24K dialup. Doubt it could run for long with used vegie oil in the sump.

There's a new Cub type bike coming to the US this year called a Sym Symba. It's made by the Taiwanese...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-23-2009, 08:13 PM
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I still have a 68 and a 71 Trail 90. They still get used. They're equipped with Chinese 110cc engines now as the original engines gave up due to neglect.

I don't buy the "runs on used cooking oil"...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-22-2009, 11:40 AM
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I've not experienced any head shake or wobble on my dressed 79 at any speed whether fully loaded or empty, and I often ride hands off. If that happened to my bike, which appears to be set up almost...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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Because I'm cheap I use a small backpack that slips over a small bracket I have bolted to the false tank lid. Just pop it off and sling it over my shoulder. It contains things like my netbook, credit...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-20-2009, 05:53 PM
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A friend of mine uses a 1.0L Geo Metro engine (55 hp) on his PPC. It's super light for a car engine but still a lot heavier than my Rotax 582 (65 hp). The 582 with muffler, radiator, carbs, air...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-20-2009, 12:42 PM
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I think it's more likely that too tight would cause a crack.

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morriscatt wrote:
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-20-2009, 10:04 AM
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There should be a couple flat metal pieces, basically odd shaped fender washers that clamp the plastic to spread the load. Without those it would crack.

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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-20-2009, 07:47 AM
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Remove the "points cover", take a picture, post it here.

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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-20-2009, 07:42 AM
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Best to remove the fairing while leaving the support bracket in place. The fairing is held onto the support bracket with 4 bolts at the very bottom. Unplug the wiring harness, remove the 4 bolts,...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum   07-20-2009, 07:08 AM
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One tip for making windshields out of acrylic is that once you get it cut out and the edges sanded you can flame polish the edges. All it takes is a quick pass with a propane torch at an angle so it...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-19-2009, 05:07 PM
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When using my laptop at home I remove the battery and put it in the refrigerator. They last a really long time when not being used.

When the battery finally failed in my old Toshiba laptop I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-19-2009, 05:00 PM
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I have a USB DVD burner to use with my Aspire One. Works great and the transfer rate is fast enough to watch rental movies if you want.

The keyboard is something like 90 percent standard size....
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-18-2009, 06:27 AM
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+1 on the Acer Aspire One netbook. I've had one for about 9 months and use it as my only computer. Mine has the smaller 8.9" screen which is very sharp and bright. It has the smaller 3 cell battery...
Forum: For Sale/Wanted Forum   07-17-2009, 03:34 PM
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I make my own from 1/8" polycarbonate (Lexan). It's pretty flexible stuff so I just tape it in place and mark it with a sharpie. I cut it out with a pair of sheet metal shears. Because the material...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-17-2009, 03:10 PM
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The left side is where you would expect it because of the crown of the road. If everything is tight and the shocks are working OK, it's probably just the type of tire you're using. Some types are...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2009, 09:14 PM
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My 79 will get about 43 mpg at a steady 65 mph and I've gotten as high as 53 mpg just putting around at 50 mph. Does about 35 mpg cruising at a steady 80 mph. This is a stock 79 with full Vetter...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2009, 09:07 PM
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You do need a ballast resistor, but not the original one. Dynatek provides one of a different value in the kit. Download the installation sheet from Dynatek's web site and it should show the correct...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2009, 04:11 PM
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The only advantage I can see to taller gearing would be fuel mileage. You're right, it does drop like a rock when you get to 75 or 80. You're certainly not going to hurt the engine by cruising at...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-15-2009, 04:02 PM
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I put a Dynatech S on my 79 a year ago. There were a few installation issues with getting the timing set spot on. No way to get the pickup units close enough together without a bit of grinding on the...
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