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Bringing this up again to try to get responses.
  Thank you MOB and Funsize for your input.
     MOB; I sent you a PM. (would appreciate assistance with planning)
     Funsize: I agree it's too early for an individual to make a decision to go with us.

We are not looking for a "sign up" to go with us on a bus.
   We are only asking {in general} if folks would be interested in such a plan?
   ie;  Is there any interest in doing a bus tour from the Motel?

Also: Would there be any intertest in riding together to Gettysburg on a specified day?
           {In Texas we did a group ride to the Nimitz museum {with discounts and a special host}

Ride safe, Ted
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Accessories C14 / Re: Handlebars height and angle
« Last post by philipintexas on Yesterday at 02:07:39 pm »
I can tell you from experience, if you get handlebars that allow you to sit upright, you will probably also need a different seat. Sit upright and your butt will slide forward. You need the “straight arms” to hold you from the forward slide.
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: 90 degree tire valve stems 2008
« Last post by strum on Yesterday at 02:05:29 pm »
If your looking for an easier way to put air in your tire try this.

Accu-gage - Chek A Spare, Valve Extender https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006O2S8M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_gTQPBb85BN39P

JJ


 Correct me if im wrong but if you screw that thing on and check your pressure then unscrew to ride youve not only lost the air inside the tube but also whatever you lost getting it unscrewed. I just dont see how thats helpfull at all. 


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Being of simple mind, I have a thought.
Any air he has, must be in the hoses? (he's not getting any air out, and the air should have migrated up)

So, couldn't he just fully push all the pistons into the caliper's to reverse the fluid?

Ride safe, Ted
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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: 1999zg1000
« Last post by mnbikeguy on Yesterday at 12:59:54 pm »
John - It's probably going to take some work to get this bike back on the road. Even though stored inside and the gas ran clear there is still a lot that can happen. Seals dry out, gas get gummy in the small ports, brake fluid takes on water, tires rot, etc.
MOB and others are going to ask some very specific questions. Try not to get defensive as they are not trying to question your abilities. They are only trying to get your bike running. It's kind of like going to the Dr. and they ask you for prescription list over and over. Arguing with them about the question won't make a bit of difference. Just answer the question to the best of your ability. If you don't know how to do something just ask. The folks here have seen every possible problem and there is a 100% chance if you give them the info they will help you solve the no start problem.

This has been public service announcement.
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Northwest Events / Re: Bob Rainey's I-Hop ride
« Last post by Grant on Yesterday at 12:54:56 pm »
Well I am waiting  :??: didn't get to go so I want to at least see pictures and hear stories  :great:
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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Hydrolock, but no damage?
« Last post by Mettler1 on Yesterday at 12:27:57 pm »
I installed all new floats to keep hydrolock from happening, and it worked fine for awhile... I don’t know what changed.
How do I tell which valve is leaking?

Any small particle or random event can cause a float valve to stick. It only takes one/once to ruin the engine. Overflow tubes are the only positive prevention measure to prevent a hydrolock event. Tubes won't prevent a petcock or float valve event failure, but at least the engine will not be damaged.
Carefully measure your piston heights now.


  Hydrolock test video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W6k3pTdAXw&feature=plcp

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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Hydrolock, but no damage?
« Last post by jettawreck on Yesterday at 12:07:16 pm »
I installed all new floats to keep hydrolock from happening, and it worked fine for awhile... I don’t know what changed.
How do I tell which valve is leaking?

Any small particle or random event can cause a float valve to stick. It only takes one/once to ruin the engine. Overflow tubes are the only positive prevention measure to prevent a hydrolock event. Tubes won't prevent a petcock or float valve event failure, but at least the engine will not be damaged.
Carefully measure your piston heights now.
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After reading through this I am thinking that a backwards bleeder would make this job a lot easier.  There are a few backward bleeds out there  Phoenix comes to mind. These bleeders push up from the calipers to the master taking advantage of the air naturally wanting to migrate up.
Just go to tractor supply and buy the biggest syringe you can find. Use the tubing of your choice. Don't need a fancy bleeder system.
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Accessories C14 / Re: Baldwin Seat
« Last post by Hosspower on Yesterday at 11:24:32 am »
My inseam is 29 inches, so no long legs. I ordered the seat with the optional "lower" option but it was still slightly higher than a stock seat. I don't notice that I slide forward in the seat at a stop. Before I had ordered the seat I had already lowered the bike with T-Rex links which gained me an inch and a quarter in the back. I also dropped the front tubes three quarters of an inch.
The seat is very comfortable but my longest day has only been about 300 miles.
I have not tried a Russell but from what I heard you won't find a more comfortable seat than a RDL. I have never sat on a RDL. The Baldwin may equal the RDL but I can't imagine it being much if any better.
Sorry for taking so long to respond.
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