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by Sundog65
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome
Replies: 10
Views: 14391

Re: what is the best thing to remove rust off of chrome

Another method is to wash the part and then rub it with a piece of aluminum foil that's been dipped in salt water. Periodically wipe off the residue and dry the part when done. Other solutions can be found on WikiHow.
by Sundog65
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Tire maintainance
Replies: 2
Views: 5239

Tire maintainance

I check my tire pressure at least 1x a week to insure proper inflation but am wondering about filling them with nitrogen which is more stable and less sensitive to temperature changes than plain air. Does anyone use nitrogen and why or why not?
by Sundog65
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Changing out a headlight
Replies: 7
Views: 7143

Re: Changing out a headlight

LED headlights are brighter than sealed beams and H4 bulbs and draw less power. This means more illumination with much less heat; the 75W rating means that it is equivalent in illumination to what a traditional 75W light would produce. They are designed as a "plug and play" unit, so you should have...
by Sundog65
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Help! Right blinker stays solid
Replies: 3
Views: 6362

Re: Help! Right blinker stays solid

Sounds like a bad turn signal relay switch to me.
by Sundog65
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Bike Not Starting (2006 Yamaha V-Star XVS1100)
Replies: 4
Views: 12246

Re: Bike Not Starting (2006 Yamaha V-Star XVS1100)

Thanks for the tip on the Clymer manual. I have a Haynes that I think is difficult to follow and have lousy pictures.
by Sundog65
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Manual for 1983 Honda Magna V45?
Replies: 3
Views: 4966

Re: Manual for 1983 Honda Magna V45?

There is also one for an 82 Magna on Amazon for $30.
by Sundog65
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Manual for 1983 Honda Magna V45?
Replies: 3
Views: 4966

Re: Manual for 1983 Honda Magna V45?

I found a couple of Owner's Manuals for sale on eBay for $15.
Hope this helps.
by Sundog65
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Exhaust pipe discoloration
Replies: 10
Views: 11071

Re: Exhaust pipe discoloration

That is very cool. Thanks for the picture. I'll post a picture if I decide to do it.
by Sundog65
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Exhaust pipe discoloration
Replies: 10
Views: 11071

Re: Exhaust pipe discoloration

Interesting idea!
by Sundog65
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Exhaust pipe discoloration
Replies: 10
Views: 11071

Re: Exhaust pipe discoloration

Guess I learn to like it. Thanks.
by Sundog65
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Exhaust pipe discoloration
Replies: 10
Views: 11071

Re: Exhaust pipe discoloration

That's kind of what I thought. Once the metal is blue, it stays blue. Thanks.
by Sundog65
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Exhaust pipe discoloration
Replies: 10
Views: 11071

Exhaust pipe discoloration

Hi all,

Due to a carburetor problem with my 2009 V Star 1100 (which I've had fixed), one of my exhaust pipes has become slightly blued. Is there a way to restore it short of replacing the pipe?

Thanks.
by Sundog65
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!
Replies: 775
Views: 360105

Re: Register Your Rides Here - Tell us about your ride!

Hey Ya'll,

My name is Bill and I live near Asheville, NC. After a 45 year hiatus, I came back to riding last fall, taking and passing the MSF BasicRider course. I now ride a candy apple red 2009 Yamaha VStar 1100 Classic and am loving it.
by Sundog65
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Parking question
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

Re: Parking question

An inexpensive half-cover would do the trick. Also, Lockitt sells something called a "cycle shade" which is a suspended awning that covers the rear 2/3 of your bike. I personally would be leery of parking next to a tall vehicle that blocks the view of someone who may think the parking space is empty...
by Sundog65
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 7115

Re: New Rider Questions

I'm no veteran rider but I can tell you this isn't the last time you'll experience something like this. You will have people tailgating you, pulling right up on your tail at a stop, cutting you off when they pass you (remember, keep the left lane position when another vehicle is on your left), lots ...