New Owners - Stupid Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighFive, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    ^^^^ :thumbup
  2. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    I can add another to the 3,500 mile club. Pirelli Scorpion Rallye. But at least it is cheaper. A subnote, on gravel over hard pack, it does not have the side to side grip of a TKC. Sype it and it is fine.
  3. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Oh, was I mistaken, did I post this on the "New Owners- Stupid Questions Thread", or on the "cranky b-itch thread"?
  4. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Nice try but you won't get me down to your level :jkam
  5. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Loutre PITA! :rofl

    Aren't otters playful little buggers? :D
  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I was laughing too....:clap:freaky
  7. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Metas
  8. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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    My F8 has taken to not starting in gear with the clutch in, it has to be in neutral which is a PITA sometimes, what's wrong with it?

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  9. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

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    Probably clutch lever switch or adjustment.
  10. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    I believe it's a micro switch. Should be sealed from the elements. On aircraft we operate it (excercise) 50 or so times and that seems to work. When all is quiet, pull the clutch lever and see if you can hear the "click". If not it's a $30 part.

    http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated...dName=Clutch_control_assembly&bindCat=32_1767
  11. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Side stand switch is misbehaving, or clutch pull switch is mis behaving.
  12. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Sidestand switch seems to be fine and I think the clutch adjustment is good so I'm gonna go with the microswitch. It was intermittent for a while but now it doesn't work at all

    Christi

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  13. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Errrrmmmm What is the stock length of the clutch cable? :hide
  14. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Are you trying to be an F head or do you want to know cause I got a new one hanging in the garage.
  15. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Nope I really want to know, I am getting motion pro to make me an extended one and instead of pulling mine to get a straight line measurement it would be nice if someone has one like yourself. :evil
  16. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Suck, Bang, Blow is a faux biker bar in Myrtle Beach. I think that's the source.


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  17. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    They got something against the compression stroke?
  18. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Ok, my bike is an 09 and the clutch cables on the early years were found to be too short so that you'd run out of adjustment even tho the clutch was only half worn. I bought the new longer cable as I've run out of adjustment but got lazy and it has sat in the garage for 6 months. I blame winter.

    New PN 32 73 7 721 819 F658/800GS's

    Overall length end to end is 110 CM.
    Overall length of Sheath is 102.5 CM

    Good enough?
  19. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Yep, thanks!
  20. ktownbobski

    ktownbobski Been here awhile

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    New 700GS sitting in garage, raining for a few days so can't just try it, search didn't ptoduce anything for me, soooo . . my stupid question . . with the new switchgear on the 700GS does the 700 retain the auto cancel turn signal feature of the 650?