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Old 08-28-2013, 09:21 PM   #1036
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If you drain the oil out of a Honda CT90 you can ride it four miles with zero damage to the motor.
No. You can ride it four miles without it breaking on you in one of several horrid ways.

(Says he who rode most of a day on a VFR with only natural circulation to the radiator keeping things cool. I'm not saying there was zero damage, but that was two years and about 20,000 miles ago - still going strong)
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #1037
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If you drain the oil out of a Honda CT90 you can ride it four miles with zero damage to the motor.
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No. You can ride it four miles without it breaking on you in one of several horrid ways.
Yeah, it still might run just fine but you can bet that serious damage was done to some bearings, cam, etc.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #1038
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Yeah, it still might run just fine but you can bet that serious damage was done to some bearings, cam, etc.
my thoughts too.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:55 PM   #1039
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Never weed whack dog poo on a hot day, especially on the back stroke.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #1040
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Never weed whack dog poo on a hot day, especially on the back stroke.


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Old 08-31-2013, 07:46 PM   #1041
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #1042
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2 stroke bikes run better with the wash plug removed from the exhaust.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #1043
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2 stroke bikes run better with the wash plug removed from the exhaust.

Or without the apple core I jammed into my buddies DKW stinger..........the bike started...........and upon moving down the road very slowly.........he took his left hand off the bar to have a look around to see why the bike would not rev...........when the apple core suddenly popped out..........that was one of the most amazing one handed wheelies I have ever seen!!

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:01 PM   #1044
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:55 AM   #1045
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Oil floats on water ;)

When soldering above your body always button shut the sleeves of your work shirt....
This reminded me of when I was working in a garage many years ago.
One of the bosses used to come out onto the shop floor if there was a technical problem.
If he had to do anything upside down involving dripping oil, eg an oil pan, bearings etc, he used to tie rags to his wrists.
Being of the mickey taking persuasion I enquired if this was some sort of religious ritual to Oilus the mechanical God....
No it was infact to stop any rogue oil dripping past his hands and down his arms to his shirt.
That trick still works for me many years later.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #1046
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Living in the cold country *forever* I have had more dead car batteries than I can count so I don’t want my batts wasting away for one second longer than they have to. Just seen too many that forgot to turn their bike's key off & then walk away. Good luck to you. It is a rare occasion that I use the kill switch.
Some combination of neutral, brakes, key off, stand down but always key off & removed to kill it. Select first gear after off if on a slope. Key's in my pocket & nothing to forget. Ain’t gonna argue about it.

If you can envision someone forgetting his key on, I can see someone forgetting to put his bike in 1st on a little slope because he had to put his bike on neutral and contort himself to remove the key instead of using the kill switch and find his bike taking a nap few hours later.

Or someone who forgot to put the bike in neutral before releasing the clutch to grab the key.

Whatever. If we can forget this, you can forget that.

Bites can come from any side so it's just a matter of finding your own method.


Ride a Buell and you'll understand why someone would want to use the kill switch to turn a bike off.

To each his own, YMMV, blah blah blah.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:09 PM   #1047
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... Ride a Buell and you'll understand why someone would want to use the kill switch to turn a bike off.

To each his own, YMMV, blah blah blah.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #1048
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Well, you should know better then!


So now it's sure that you have to put the bike in neutral since it's impossible to turn the key off with the right hand (ok, everything's possible to an extent but you got the point I think) on the Uly.



Can you see where I'm going?


You said that to you it's "dangerous" to forget to turn the key off if we use the kill switch. Why would we forget this if you don't forget to put the bike in 1st yourself?

It's all about what you're comfortable with and used to.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #1049
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...You said that to you it's "dangerous" to forget to turn the key off if we use the kill switch.
Dangerous? With quotation marks to boot? I don't believe I ever said any such thing. If I did please point me to it 'cause I can't find it
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...Why would we forget this if you don't forget to put the bike in 1st yourself?
I don't know why people forget to turn off the key but they do. I sure as hell don't to forget to put the bike in 1st if I am on even a slight slope. Being on a slope is a real good reminder every time.
And I think if someone came back to their bike taking a nap they could at least pick it up, still start it & ride away. Even if it had a broke lever.
Parked down in a hole somewhere on something like a big fat Uly with a dead batt & no help for miles around might be a problem.
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...It's all about what you're comfortable with and used to.
That's right. So take your own advice do whatever you want & after 55 years of riding I'll do it however I want.
I don't know why you keep coming back to this. I said I wasn't gonna argue about it. Big waste of time.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #1050
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Make sure the oil filter is secure before the wife drives off.

I caught this shot about 300 yards from my house. The car at the intersection is not the purpetrator - I followed the residual oil trail for another mile before the car completely stopped leaking oil. The oil filter was a ProMotive, made by Purolator. Generally the filter squirts oil all over the place if it isn't seated properly, but there was no signs of that here. It looks like it was blown clean off although the threads on the oil filter looked fine, so I don't know what the issue was.

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