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Old 05-19-2014, 06:33 AM   #11701
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:46 AM   #11702
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Anybody in the Eugene area have a moto tire balancer I could use to get this thing trued-up?
Peters static device would be the ticket and Zuber makes a great point about the longevity.

BTW, I saw you roaming the OVM show but was never successful getting your attention....
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:40 AM   #11703
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Now then, what oil should I use?
here's my unsolicited .02 about that.....
Anyone who would malign someone for seriously asking that question is an asshat. The person asking may have just purchased a first motorcycle...or is switching from a crotch rocket to an adventure bike...or has moved from a hot climate to a cold one. Regardless the reason for the knowledge search, all oil is not the same, and some are simply better suited than others for a particular application. If someone's so busy that they can't be bothered by such a mundane question...and can't be a little flattered that a noob would see fit to ask their advice....then phuc 'em! You're either a 'fellow rider'...or you're not.
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edit to add....the above NOT directed at....anyone in particular
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:26 AM   #11704
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Just meant as a joke since the equally volatile topic of tires, and what I took as a jab at my choice of Contis, came up.

Obviously any seriously asked question should be answered seriously, be it oil, tires, benefits of certain camp chairs, etc.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:19 AM   #11705
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no worries....
I'll post another noob question though...
I replaced my rear brake pads Sat afternoon and then rode over to Florence and back that night. I didn't notice any noise but...I had ear pro in and it was raining and I was riding fast. On the ride into work this morning, nothing "felt" weird but when I slowed down and got onto surface streets I heard and barely felt a "clunking" as the bike rolled. It sped up and slowed down with the speed of the bike and I don't see anything loose or obviously rubbing. Clutch in or out didn't change anything and lightly applying rear brake made no change either. Rear wheel doesn't feel loose so I'm guessing it's not bearing related.

Ideas.....?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:41 AM   #11706
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I replaced my rear brake pads Sat afternoon and then rode over to Florence and back that night. I didn't notice any noise but...I had ear pro in and it was raining and I was riding fast. On the ride into work this morning, nothing "felt" weird but when I slowed down and got onto surface streets I heard and barely felt a "clunking" as the bike rolled. It sped up and slowed down with the speed of the bike and I don't see anything loose or obviously rubbing. Clutch in or out didn't change anything and lightly applying rear brake made no change either. Rear wheel doesn't feel loose so I'm guessing it's not bearing related.
Did you remove the rear wheel or just pull the caliper loose, replace the pads and slip it back on? Did you use OEM or Galfers for example? Some folks have had to slightly modify after market pads to get them to fit properly.

I would raise the wheel, spin it and if I could hear/feel the clunk, start removing stuff until I identified the source. My chain guard has rubbed my tire sometimes after a tire change....just a thought.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:45 AM   #11707
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Oooooo! A serious response!

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:50 AM   #11708
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here's my unsolicited .02 about that.....
Anyone who would malign someone for seriously asking that question is an asshat. The person asking may have just purchased a first motorcycle...or is switching from a crotch rocket to an adventure bike...or has moved from a hot climate to a cold one. Regardless the reason for the knowledge search, all oil is not the same, and some are simply better suited than others for a particular application. If someone's so busy that they can't be bothered by such a mundane question...and can't be a little flattered that a noob would see fit to ask their advice....then phuc 'em! You're either a 'fellow rider'...or you're not.
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edit to add....the above NOT directed at....anyone in particular
where were you when I asked for real?
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:03 PM   #11709
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Did you remove the rear wheel or just pull the caliper loose, replace the pads and slip it back on? Did you use OEM or Galfers for example? Some folks have had to slightly modify after market pads to get them to fit properly.

I would raise the wheel, spin it and if I could hear/feel the clunk, start removing stuff until I identified the source. My chain guard has rubbed my tire sometimes after a tire change....just a thought.
I just pulled the calipers and put in new EBC pads when I made the switch.
When I got to the office this morning, I lifted the rear tire and spun it and no noise. I rode it around after it sat for a few hours and.....no noise. I'm wondering if it's a heat expansion thing with the new pads until they get seated, but then...riding the rear brake slightly didn't make the noise go away or increase, so......I dunno. I guess we'll see what the ride home sounds like.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:24 PM   #11710
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I just pulled the calipers and put in new EBC pads when I made the switch.
When I got to the office this morning, I lifted the rear tire and spun it and no noise. I rode it around after it sat for a few hours and.....no noise. I'm wondering if it's a heat expansion thing with the new pads until they get seated, but then...riding the rear brake slightly didn't make the noise go away or increase, so......I dunno. I guess we'll see what the ride home sounds like.
Probably ran over a spare Harley part in the road and had it lodged in your spokes for awhile...


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Old 05-19-2014, 04:31 PM   #11711
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Hopefully the Hardley was still attached at the time.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #11712
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:17 PM   #11713
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aw crap, how'd you get 2 stroke oil in your hair?
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:51 PM   #11714
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Hey Marlin; weren't you convinced the doohicky was faulty on your bike when it was a loose LED bracket....?











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Old 05-19-2014, 09:05 PM   #11715
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I get the ATGATT thing having at various times been glad I did it and other times wishing I would have. That being said, there is something just right about going for a ride in an old leather coat that fits a little snug due to age and Levis. I was out Hamm Rd. tootling along at the speed limit when a rugged individualist sporting ape hangers caught up to me, I sez to myself "Not today me buck-o" and started to ride like I know how. Mr. Ape couldn't hang in the corners, and finally caught up to me as I was slowing down to turn into my neighborhood. Pulled all 36 horses into the garage, put the bike up on the jack stands to lube the chain, smiling, I noticed the tire was almost too hot to touch and I had no chicken strips.
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