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littlebeaver
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I literally haven't

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:48 pm



I literally have not done a thing to my bike since last winter, Just ride it, my word, before, it was always something I wanted or needed to get or repaired, I'd say all that time and effort is finally paying off now.. I guess I finally got ahead of the game for once in my life...I could not be more happy with my ride... It's not to large not too small, she's plenty fast enough for my needs, carrys two people just fine, Stereo sounds great, starts on command like clockwork.. Gosh darn, what else can a guy need...? What was the last thing you had to repair on your bike? Oh and I love my tires with the dyna beads installed...I got the bridgestone spitfires..Sweet tires...I love how they handle on the rain grooves..



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Re: I literally haven't

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:00 pm

I know what you mean - I almost feel guilty for not having to fix anything on my bike for a while! No matter, I had lots of work to do on my wife's bike.

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:28 pm

Hey WingAdmin, gotta question for you...How do you like you're site? are you still excited about it? Is it a pain? Do you still enjoy reading all the stuff? You created this site, I often wonder how you, yourself and your wife enjoy this site..? I am sure others would also like to hear how you feel about it...I still love it... :D

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:35 am

You just jacked your own thread.

I had to replace a rear tire this year which allows some maintenance opportunities. Have a small list for winter maintenance.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:59 am

littlebeaver wrote:Hey WingAdmin, gotta question for you...How do you like you're site? are you still excited about it? Is it a pain? Do you still enjoy reading all the stuff? You created this site, I often wonder how you, yourself and your wife enjoy this site..? I am sure others would also like to hear how you feel about it...I still love it... :D


Once in a while, when I get REALLY behind on messages (I still read every post), it can almost seem like a chore. But I genuinely get a real charge out of helping people figure things out and fix their bikes. All I need now is a considerable lottery win, so that I can get rid of that time-sucking pastime known as a JOB, and then have more time available to me to do the things I actually love!

I have ideas of things I'd like to do to and add to the site, the only constraint is the time available in which to do them.

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:49 am

cbx4evr wrote:You just jacked your own thread.

I had to replace a rear tire this year which allows some maintenance opportunities. Have a small list for winter maintenance.

Yeah, I gotta be careful about hijacking threads.... I'll try staying on subject but my brain runs off onto other things... :lol: :roll: My wife wants me to buy a lottery ticket too...If I won it I would buy another 81... :lol:

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:26 pm

Come to think about it , I haven't done a thing to my ride this season either. In fact I feel guilty that I haven't
changed the Water in two years. I guess I will do that just before I put it up for the cold months ahead. I check the tires before I pull out that they are not flat, and away I go. It is so reassuring that it is so reliable that it just keeps going and going. Of coarse it is a Honda :D I didn't put that many miles on this year :cry:

44.2 here for a low temp last night, next to lake Michigan.

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby tom84std » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:54 am

You guys know I go to Colorado at least a couple times a year. My pre-trip prep: Check the tires, change the oil. Check the coolant, a good visual with a flashlight. That's pretty much it.

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby bustedwing » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:13 am

I have a few things on the list for the old girl. She needs a new battery and a new front tire. But nothing serious, will also change the oil and such. Did put on about 11,000 this year. Not bad for a 1990. Might even invest in a set of spark plugs. Not sure when the last set was changed. Little bit of work.
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Re: I literally haven't

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:08 am

bustedwing wrote:Did put on about 11,000 this year.

Sheesk. I put on 7,000 just in the last 2 and a half months :lol: Course I commute a significant distance to work daily. Still good for an 89. Gotta love a Wing

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Re: I literally haven't

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:48 am

first i had to put a new front tire on. next was the alternator, an easy job on a 1500 wing. the #3 relay had to be replaced also. i also put the progressive springs up front and replaced all brake pads


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