What's Happening Today?


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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:20 pm



left home about 07:15 this morning and went to Zeeland, Mi. so I could pick up some parts for the Mighty CT 70 from a place called my trail buddy. it was about 344 miles total and I would have rode the Mighty CT 70 but it was raining, snowing, and very windy plus the Mighty CT 70 is 6v so I can't hook up heated gear :)


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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Rambozo » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Mighty CT 70 is 6v so I can't hook up heated gear :)
You could always pour petrol on your jacket, and set it on fire.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:08 pm

Rambozo wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:11 pm
detdrbuzzard wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Mighty CT 70 is 6v so I can't hook up heated gear :)
You could always pour petrol on your jacket, and set it on fire.
wouldn't have made it down the block like that before the fire went out
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:03 pm

kind of cold out, I only had time to install the lift handle and replace a few of the downtube / cradle bolts on the mighty CT 70. I think the rear of the bike looks better with the 4.00- 10 tire on it, it had a 3.50- 10 on it when I bought it
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:52 pm

out having a little fun, made it home safely
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by offcenter » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:32 pm

It must be different where you are.
Where I am, as soon as it starts to snow, they send out all the
trucks to salt the hell out of the roads. There is NO WAY I'd
ride in that and get that salt spray in everything.
My bike is grounded until we get a good rain to wash away
the salt.
George in Jersey.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:10 pm

offcenter wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:32 pm
It must be different where you are.
Where I am, as soon as it starts to snow, they send out all the
trucks to salt the hell out of the roads. There is NO WAY I'd
ride in that and get that salt spray in everything.
My bike is grounded until we get a good rain to wash away
the salt.
it was just a little snow squall that lasted about 20 minutes, an hour later it had warmed up and the snow melted plus for now I stay off the main streets. our side streets don't get salted and don't get plowed unless we get near 12" of snow
yesterday I installed new shocks and all I can say is it rides much better now
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by offcenter » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:57 pm

No plows til you get 12 inches of snow???
Wow!
People would be screaming bloody murder around here if they
did that!
Where are you anyway? I don't see a location listed.
George in Jersey.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Stantheman55 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:19 pm

Well its official I got my notice that the patient "Windows 7" is officially dead and that Microsoft Doctors are no longer providing life support, all good things come to and as they say. ""RIP"

I heard something about windows 10 having some kind of big problem as of late, didn’t catch much of what I heard on the radio as it was a busy morning in and out of the truck, anyone know what that was all about :?: :?: :?:
Armed with new information and good advice from the folks on this site, I’m headed out :arrow: to the garage to finish the brake Job I started before Christmas.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:49 pm

Windows 10 (and Server 2016/2019) have a flaw where "Certificates" for trusted Software can be "spoofed". Does not affect Windows 7. Wise to do the patches. Tuesday was the last official round of patches for Win 7......
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♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
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♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Stantheman55 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:39 am

Today the brakes got done “baby has new shoes” :D and the water Pump was pulled and the new one installed. :D Tomorrow I add the coolant and do the oil change I should be back on the road.
Oh wait :o I forgot I need to put all the front end Tupper Ware back on ok maybe Friday I’ll be back on the road. :?

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:47 pm

went out at 08:00 with the 824 toro snowblower and blew snow until 10:00, got several of my neighbors snow removed also then i fired up the Mighty CT 70 and headed down the block. got about halfway when the snow changed to rain. i was dressed for snow but not for rain so i headed back home
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:12 pm

a cold 34f, the wind chill has to be around 25f. I rode around to the park but all the snow has melted
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 pm

headed up to Davidson, mi. around 15:00. got back home about 18:30 with this
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by jljim » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:13 pm

Sunshine and just over 50degs here in NW Ohio today ! Old bridge over the Maumee River near Waterville, Oh.



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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:09 pm

pulled both of the CT 70's out of the garage and looked over the gold one to see what I need and want for it
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by jljim » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:02 pm

On the road again today, temps in the upper 50’s this afternoon. Weather is taking a turn for the worse tomorrow, so back in hibernation mode again.


. Those CT’s are just plain fun !

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:46 pm

while installing new skids on my toro 824 last year I broke one of the bolts that holds the skids on, today I replaced the broken bolt. seeing that the work on the toro didn't take as long as I thought I did a little work on the gold CT 70. I installed the side stand and seat hinge, I still got a chill working about 45 minutes in 29f weather
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Stantheman55 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:31 pm

This afternoon is flush the clutch on my 2000,1500se. I logged in to research flush my clutch when I noticed I had a message. Boy was I surprised to find out I am the January contest winner. Thank you!

The other day I roll the old girl out of the garage to go to a doctor’s appointment, when I went to engage 1st gear the bike lurched forward. Granted I didn't have the clutch handle pulled completely against the stop but I never had to in the past.

I reset to neutral started the engine and this time I pulled the clutch handle all the way to the grip. I engaged the transmission and just relaxed my grip just a smidge ( Technical term meaning just a little more than a frogs hair) I could feel the bike start to move. Ok I thought this aint good. I pulled it back into the garage and took the Tundra to the doctors.

When I got back I opened the reservoir and discovered not only was it low but full of what I can only describe as the sediment you would find in the very bottom of a fresh water aquarium when completely draining the fish tank. In more technical terms it was this slimy gooey gray green gunk.

I have to be truthful here, the clutch and accompanying hydraulics is the only thing I haven't addressed on this bike since I got it as a wedding present back in 2017 and during the over haul and flushing of everything I could get to, to check and or replace not counting the motor itself. I don’t want to mess with that if I don’t have to.

Ok so off to look at the how to's and I’ll let you know if I find anything else interesting or unusual, hope the rest of you guys are enjoying your Saturday.

Follow up:
Its about two hours later. All went well on the flush I did the pump the handle method till I got good clean fluid coming out of the system, And flushed about 4 oz. of brake fluid through the reservoir. The feel of the clutch lever is back to where I remember it to be. Now off for a victory ride, see yas’s later.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:05 pm

Stantheman55 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:31 pm
When I got back I opened the reservoir and discovered not only was it low but full of what I can only describe as the sediment you would find in the very bottom of a fresh water aquarium when completely draining the fish tank. In more technical terms it was this slimy gooey gray green gunk.

I have to be truthful here, the clutch and accompanying hydraulics is the only thing I haven't addressed on this bike since I got it as a wedding present back in 2017 and during the over haul and flushing of everything I could get to, to check and or replace not counting the motor itself. I don’t want to mess with that if I don’t have to.
Hey Stan,

Keep in mind: the clutch is a closed system. It should NEVER lose fluid. If it is, you've got a leak.

On the GL1500, the leak is often caused by failed seals in the clutch slave cylinder. When it leaks, it often leaks INTO THE ENGINE, where the hydraulic fluid causes the smooth crank bearings to fail, basically destroying the engine!!

If you can't account for the loss of clutch fluid (i.e. no obvious leaks) then I would strongly suggest you a) rebuild the clutch slave, and b) change your engine oil.

Clutch slave rebuild is on my list for this winter as well.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:40 pm

once home from henry's I moved the safari minivan so I could put the trash bin out at the curb. then I went to the garage so I could measure the kickstand on both CT 70, the one on the gold bike seemed longer but both are the same length. seeing that I had a clear path out of the yard I went riding, 34f
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:52 pm

well I had to move the safari so I could put the trash bin back in the yard sooo :)
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Sadanorakman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:59 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:20 pm
about 344 miles total and I would have rode the Mighty CT 70 but...
...but you're not a masochist. I cannot imagine what 344 miles on a CT 70 would feel like, in fact you probably wouldn't be left with any feeling at all (in your arms, legs, back, ass, head... etc... etc...) :D :D :D
Every day's a school day....What have you learned today?

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:13 pm

honda minitrail rims are two piece rims that bolt together to make the wheel, I put one together today and installed a new tube and tire. after putting the wheel in the garage I took the black toro 521 out and lubed up the shafts and shifter
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by detdrbuzzard » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:20 pm

once done with the toro I went to work installing a 110cc motor on the gold CT 70
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