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post #12961 of 16064 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 11:09 PM
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Pulled the bowls off my carbs tonight to remind myself about what jetting I had. And ... they are just spotless. I mean, no varnish, nothing. Just beautiful clean cast aluminum or whatever. I figure about 940 gallons of gas has passed through each of those bowls, and they look new. Just pristine beauty.

Anyways, my wife took absolutely no interest in that story, so I thought I'd try it on you
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Pulled the bowls off my carbs tonight to remind myself about what jetting I had. And ... they are just spotless. I mean, no varnish, nothing. Just beautiful clean cast aluminum or whatever. I figure about 940 gallons of gas has passed through each of those bowls, and they look new. Just pristine beauty.

Anyways, my wife took absolutely no interest in that story, so I thought I'd try it on you
BB, not surprised about the wife, mine doesn't think much of my stories either, but we here on the forum always have an ear
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Out with my airbox baffle and O2 sensors, in with Breathe intake cover and DNA filter. Waiting for the cable to make her to sing to a new tune.
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Pulled the bowls off my carbs tonight to remind myself about what jetting I had. And ... they are just spotless. I mean, no varnish, nothing. Just beautiful clean cast aluminum or whatever. I figure about 940 gallons of gas has passed through each of those bowls, and they look new. Just pristine beauty.

Anyways, my wife took absolutely no interest in that story, so I thought I'd try it on you
I have not ck my bowels as I have EFI but the premium grade fuel with there additional cleaning agents do a good job. Fuel is not the place to go cheap. I always use the best I can find, I'm fond of Chevron here in the US. 93 octane, it has Techtron (ck spelling) seems to guide a good job of reducing fuel related, I recommend it to all my used car costumers.
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What weight oil do you use in NY? My dealer recommended 15-50 Mobil 1 for us here in the Deep South of Key West. I'm due for my first oil change at 500 miles and was thinking of changing it myself before I ride 150+ Miles to my closet dealer. (I like to drain my oil for hours, to get the last drop out). The last drop is the dirtiest, dealers don't have the time to do that. Than have them do my first service. Nothing like overkill on the oil service.
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I like those crash bars, what are they?
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No Rocky,
Sadly I suffered a broken back in a bike accident in'89,never stopped riding but doc's said if I had another big off would be paralyzed,hence the cruiser Bonnie America now.However I do marshal so get a much better view of the action,I also stay with a friend who lives right on the circuit at Kirkmichael and have been going and staying there for many years.
As soon as I can learn how too will post some pics for you.
I am also having problems with the pics. I also gave up my high powered bikes for my T-100 Bonneville. It's like going home, I started on British bikes in the 70's, a couple Nortons back when they shifted on the wrong side and Triumph Tiger back when they were single carb. But after going through the crotch rocket stage and scaring myself out of ridding for a while. I am now very happy with my Bonnevile. It just fits my age and ridding style. It's a different world out there, cell phones and too many cars. It's dangerous.
So wise choice, live to ride. That Isle of Mann TT is crazy fast, and probably the most dangerous race in the world.
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Skipped work this afternoon and took about 150 mile ride around the country side, enjoyed the hell out of it too.
Good for you, sometimes a good ride on the right day is therapeutic, tell your boss it was medical leave. If you need a Dr note get back to me.
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Got my TEC piggyback shocks in the mail today - 15 minutes later, they're installed. Shockingly painless procedure.

Love the way they look too. I would imagine it's a great improvement over the OEM shocks, suspension has always been poor on the classics. You like em? What kind are they? Are they adjustable? I'm a 170 ish pound rider and I'm always solo. But looking for a better ride, the roads stink here in the Keys.
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I have not ck my bowels as I have EFI but the premium grade fuel with there additional cleaning agents do a good job.
Well, I have checked and apparently the fuel I use does a good job as well. But I'm not telling what it is
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