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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Overflow tube sealant
« Last post by m in sc on Today at 11:33:23 am »

i get it. To be honest, I do pay to get tires done (because i hate doing them). and i understand why some people don't do the work themselves. point being, there's usually alternative ways to do things, and should not be discounted when it isn't YOUR preferred way (persay). thats just ignorant.   
Other Motorcycles / Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Last post by Diz on Today at 08:47:11 am »
Very flickable at that weight. Thanks ZG Glad you are enjoying the Viffer!
Groovy Thank You
The speed does sorta creep up on you. If you are enjoying the ride and the bike is running good you had better take a look at the speedometer! When this happens to me I'm working on transonic speeds.
Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Overflow tube sealant
« Last post by Mettler1 on Today at 04:12:15 am »
   Mark, I AM impressed by someone like you and I can tell you really enjoy what you do!!  :great:   ME? I have only had 3 motorcycles in 40 yrs and found that if you really don't have the knowledge you should pay someone that does have the knowledge. It can get real expensive for a do it yourself  if you don't know what the hell you are doing.

   I like to ride and I can do some regular maintenance but I won't mess with carbs!! >:(  I send my stuff that I don't anything about to someone that does!!

   Probably to someone like you!! :)
Tires/Suspension C10 / Re: Wow! A personal best
« Last post by Douglas on Today at 03:21:34 am »
Avon makes the grippyest 18" front DOT tire available, according to the guys racing at Barber Vintage festival....Pete Hockenstad and some others swear by them....
Northwest Events / Re: Seattle South : BackFire Moto Wed 9/19/2018
« Last post by Kelly E on Today at 03:00:08 am »
I went to it right after the move from Ballard. They should have stayed in Ballard. The new place doesn't have enough parking. :(
Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Overflow tube sealant
« Last post by m in sc on Today at 02:50:42 am »
here we go again..
i've owned well over 100 bikes, most vintage, and worked on hundreds more. and yes, they do and will split over time when they are exposed to the elements for extended periods of time, especially when they are 40, 50 years old. mikuni vm series are particularly prone to it as are the keihin cv types used on the early 450's and the sohc pre pumper carbs.
 Pulled out of a junkyard, misused, etc. it happens, i really dont care if you believe me or not as you ONLY listen to yourself. 
The FACT of the matter is, it happens. compare to what i usually work on, the concours is fairly modern and didn't come with them anyway, so the newest possible one with drain tubes is 32 years old.   

you can crap on all my and others methods with the condescending tone all you want, which you just love to do, which speaks volumes.
Experience in my repairs of carburetors, and believe me, lots of it, tells me otherwise. My advice is for those that asked about sealant for the overflow tubes. 640 loctite. IF somebody were inclined to use it. is it necessary ? not nec, especially if the hole is drilled true and to the right size. does it hurt? no. Do YOU have any 1st hand experience doing exactly what i said with the loctite? i'm going to venture to say, not. 

I'm going to defend my methods that are proven to work even though you want to poo all over it.  its funny i never, ever follow anything you have said that knocks my methods, and yet, my bike runs perfectly. (actually, all 13 do). the fan, the petcock, the overflow tubes. and on and on, you crapped all over any method i had and yet.. works. 

I never, ever pay anybody to work on my bikes, because i don't have to. Not a money issue, its ability. I did my own carb tubes and still run a manual petcock inline . good lord, how do i ever get by not following your directions..  :D

I actually do quite a bit to my bikes I wont share on here for the simple fact that i don't want to 'hear' your input on it. I deal with a lot of blow hard know it alls at work.

and Thats all im saying about this.

hmmm, let's see, so far I've added:

1. Pathfinder LEDs
2. PIAA Horn
3. C14 Oil Filter Protector (Murph's Kit)
4. OEM Tank Pad
5. Bracket with SW-MOTECH kit (Phil's Farkels)
6. Givi Monokey V47 Top Case
Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Engine temp gauge wrong
« Last post by Nosmo on Today at 02:27:42 am »
Mine started acting weird a couple of years ago, and I found corroded wire connections at the back of the gauge. Cleaning and reattaching the wires fixed it.  Something else to check if all of the above doesn't cure it.
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