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Old 11-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Carbs vs Oil vs Tires (tyres)

I was looking to start a thread that has already been beaten to death and I refuse to use the search function. I just can't decide which one already has more posts or opinions.

Please feel free to post your opinions. I won't read or heed any of them. In fact, I won't even bother to respond to my own thread.

I hope this helps.




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Old 11-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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With EFI, you don't have to worry about tires or oil.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahahahahahahahahahahah.........

I find that fitting oiled Carbs on my tyres causes my bike to get pretty high fuel consumption, high idle and it struggles to start in the cold.....

Oh and I think it's affecting my bike's handling....will fitting a steering damper help this?

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Yep. Lay the steering damper on the seat and all will be well.
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Yep. Lay the steering damper on the seat and all will be well.
Length ways or across the seat? Will this only work with an OEM seat? I'm worried that if I fit a Corbin seat the damper won't work anymore?
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Well, you have to calculate the proper position depending on your weight and the location of Mercury relative to Uranus.
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how big is URanus, and would it handle fully synthetic oiled rubber injection
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I was looking to start a thread that has already been beaten to death...

Please feel free to post your opinions.
My opinion is that the number of the posts objected to are probably almost as many as the number of posts complaining about them. This is not unique to this site.

However:
In the absence of a site Wiki, the search function on a site of the enormity this one has will continue to return so many posts that the newer member with limited knowledge will frequently fail to ascertain the wheat from the chaff. Having no experience, how could it be otherwise?

What's needed is not a methodology for changing users' behaviors but a site functionality that assumes the answer must come from within.

Consider also:
When you need a definitive answer to a question on ANY topic do you read through a thousand Google returns or do you type your search into Wikipedia and get the answer?

The dedicated individuals who post great info here would find their wisdom infinitely more useful if it were distilled into a Wiki, instead of being buried amongst a thousand other less useful, less accurate posts. "Stickies" help, certainly, but the range of topics is limited.

My experience as a contributor to the wiki at http://straightrazorplace.com and my observation of the search behaviors of its members tells me I don't have to venture an opinion on the topic, the facts speak for themselves.

People are going to do what people are going to do. The solution is to make it easier for them to default to the desired behavior.

I'll do what I can, within my limited abilities to help.

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All thats missing in this thread is the merits of exhaust wrap and centre stands.....
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