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Bent

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  1. Welcome back GG. Look forward to your good habit of posting pics. You should know that there is some "talk" of banning you for coming back with the incorrect color and talk of keeping it stock. Two mistakes in one post can get you in some real trouble. That OEM can is a sinfully heavy and ugly monster. A 14" Delkevic will cure all of that for not too much money but you know that. Also improves very low end torque for those mountain twisties in Florida. No problem really and nice to see you admit your mistake of selling your first VFR (even if it's the wrong color too). I have no room to talk. Only one trip to Western NC since you left. Not enough riding is my sin so it's all in fun....though brutal, I know, LOL! Be careful out there. We need some infrastructure.
  2. Apparently, I am lucky on the EO. It sure makes a power difference in the 8th gen., just as it did on my 5th and 6th gens., when I had them. Ethanol is a scam in many ways. It isn't saving any whales and it takes more BTU's of energy to make a gallon of it than there are BTU's in the gallon. Government helping us out again.......
  3. Apparently, I am lucky on the EO. It sure makes a power difference in the 8th gen., just as it did on my 5th and 6th gens., when I had them. Ethanol is a scam in many ways. It isn't saving any whales and it takes more BTU's of energy to make a gallon of it than there are BTU's in the gallon. Government helping us out again.......
  4. Apparently, I am lucky on the EO. It sure makes a power difference in the 8th gen., just as it did on my 5th and 6th gens., when I had them. Ethanol is a scam in many ways. It isn't saving any whales and it takes more BTU's of energy to make a gallon of it than there are BTU's in the gallon. Government helping us out again.......
  5. Rode is after several weeks of just sitting. It ran good but it was a little cold so it was a quick ride. Machinery isn't meant to sit idle. Letting that happen bugs me. Put some fresh gas in it. Non-ethanol gas. If you haven't tried it, get some 87 octane E0 and see how much different it runs.
  6. Anyone ever heard of an oil filter causing a problem besides K&N? I just use OEM's and forget about it. I hope everyone knows not to use a K&N oil filter due to the nut on the end having weld failures and spreading oil under the rear wheel while underway. That could be deadly. Just say no on K&N oil filters.
  7. There is some variability going on. I recently replaced my brake (and clutch) fluid, have it on 2 and the lever stops much more than an inch from the throttle grip. Heck if I know...
  8. There's another problem someplace from reading the posts. Clean new DOT 4 fluid with no air in the lines, with the brakes set on 2 (my preference, or 1 if you choose) and the brake levers won't even come close to the bars on my 8th gen. The brakes on my standard will lock the wheels immediately if that's what I wanted to do (I certainly don't). The front brake rotors are larger on the 8th gen. than other gen's. so there should be no stopping issue. FWIW.
  9. Good. You can spend it on Black Monday. Collect it first.
  10. OH MAN!! Don't get rid of the BMW. The boxer engine is a torque monster that just goes and goes, and goes. BMW makes great bikes. After two of them and zero problems, I know.
  11. FWIW, the 5th, 6th, and now 8th gens. I have owned all had the fan come on at 221 degrees.
  12. That's an idea I would drop if you can see with your OEM set-up. The LED's on an 8th gen. are good for about two car lengths at night but the white light does alert oncoming better in daylight. Anyone used to riding a MC can tell when they're being seen. The OEM sixth gen. are MUCH better for night riding.
  13. Bent

    Where to stay

    Nope. Get an AirBnb. Motels in the area are ridiculously priced. Leaf peepers must have a lot of money or be stupid. I quit tents a LONG time ago.
  14. One of the things that will never happen is a motorcycle with everything easy to access and work on. Dreaming again.......
  15. I know how you do it. No criticism meant. I have slowed down condiserably though.
  16. That's still very good mileage. Don't know how people get over 3K on any kind of rear tire.
  17. Nice ride. Consider ditching that OEM bazooka muffler. Saves a lot of weight depending on the slip on you get.
  18. FromMaine is right. The hub doesn't need to come off. The job is, to me, a messy and PIA job but a shop would do it wrong for too much money. You can do it. I recommend using Honda sprockets. Just my opinion on that.
  19. Rubbed it down with Honda Cleaner/Polish and let it dry. Nobody has come along to wipe it off so I guess I'll have to do it.....
  20. Just got back from 4 days to and from The Great Smoky Mountains riding some of the most technical curves in the country while there. Total: 962 curvy miles the entire way from my driveway. The 8th gen. took almost all of it at high throttle and heavy engine braking with no ill results. Tough bike in the garage. Rode The Dragon too much. It's a dangerous place to be on...don't advise riding it any more. Too many incompetent Hog riders. It is what it is.
  21. I've run through a rising flock of wild turkeys twice. It's a miracle one didn't hit me in the head. Quite a surprise when they're hidden in the shoulder grass and you surprise them and they fly right into you. I ride slower through that area now.
  22. Damn! Someone told me you were kidnapped and the ransom wasn't paid.....
  23. Winter, that's just wrong right now!! I'm enjoying the beginnings of a beautiful Fall!! Going riding in the mountains soon while the leaves fall. To get more specific on chains, I find that overly tight chains cause poor shifting. Right now my shifting is perfect with that crisp "snick" making rev matching easy. I just changed the clutch fluid which can make a difference as well.
  24. That puts some scientific logic on things. Thanks Terry! A chain can actually be run very loose and still do fine. I see no reason for it to be "very loose" but I've seen it with no problems. Very tight just doesn't seem logical.....
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