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|03-29-2015 09:43 PM|
|Tofer76||Um here. Lol. I have a set sitting in the garage $30 shipped|
|03-29-2015 09:22 PM|
|pez46||I was just wanting to know the best place to get pod filters as I purchased one with the ears removed along with the exhaust being removed other than the head of the pipes... It ran fine bringing it home, (guy had just covered the air intake with shop towels and hose clamps), then suddenly lost power.. Trying to put filters on it and track down reason for sudden loss of power..|
|03-30-2012 07:28 PM|
Actually that was a typo, it was the right front brake that I removed. Two brakes are better than one, IF you actually need them, or if they are designed so they can be properly modulated. My brake lever was basically an on/off switch, either no brakes or lock the wheel. After trying 3 different types of pads without solving the problem. I finally decided to do that as an experiment. It seemed to work great, so I went out in the middle of nowhere away form traffic and tested it. I was able to beat the stopping distances in the owners manual, and could still easily lock the front wheel, I just had to put a little more pressure on the lever. I made several stops from 100 mph to a dead stop, holding the front wheel on the verge of lockup every time. I never did encounter any fade, or overheating. It worked, and worked great. I then knew it was safe to ride (actually safer than with both brakes), but still had concerns about pad and rotor life. But after putting close to 50,000 miles on it like that, those concerns turned out to be unfounded. The pads still last the same mileage as they always did, and the rotor is still in perfect condition, now with over 72,000 miles on it. Does not show any visible wear, but a caliper does show a tiny bit of wear, which I consider normal. It's still smooth as glass. If it ever did wear out, and the bike was still running, I have a spare, with less than 30,000 miles on it.
I am NOT recommending this mod to anyone. While it has proven to be completely safe and improved brake feel considerably FOR ME, anyone who wants to try it is doing so at their own risk.
|03-30-2012 07:10 PM|
|peterherrm||Jerry, just curious, why did you remove the left front brake? Aren't two brakes better than one?|
|03-30-2012 06:57 PM|
Other than the cam chain tensioners, I have never had to "fix" my bike. Probably because I left the engine, intake, and exhaust stock. People who modify these things without the engineering expertise are just asking for problems. I'm just trying to prevent people from damaging their bikes. But you are right, some people are going to do dumb things no matter what. I just wish so many members of the "old guard" would quit pushing earshaves and exhaust mods off onto new members who don't know any better.
As for me, I have owned a Vulcan 750 since 1993, and put over 150,000 miles on them. I don't know anyone else here who has even come close to that many miles on one (and trouble free miles at that). Still, I guess I don't know what works. Whatever.
|03-30-2012 05:10 PM|
Many of the 'old guard' who are here have written up nice, hands-on How-to articles. They've also answered tons of real life hands-on questions about how to repair/upgrade bikes, etc. They are an EXTREMELY valuable resource! Many don't even still own a VN750, but STILL come here to help people out!
Enter Jerry... A 'know it all' that forces discussions like "are K&N filters bad?"... and "why modify a stock engine?". No real helpful tech... just aggravated debate. All this does is piss off the 'old guard' that actually helps people with real world problems. The old guard likes helping people here, but when you get some argumentative master-debater sucking up all their time... it makes them not want to come back as often.
Jerry... We know your positions. If you want to actually SHOW someone how to fix their bike or something... FINE. But, don't come on here and start picking nits with the guys here that actually help people troubleshoot their bikes. It helps nobody, and is detrimental to the site.
|03-30-2012 04:22 PM|
Originally Posted by E-Town View Post
Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
That's a wrap, roll the credits!
|03-30-2012 11:33 AM|
How should 2500 HP sound at idle? Pretty smooth if you ask me.
Here's engine + a little spray.
Both are good friends of mine.
10 second quarter milers, and yes they are street legal
|03-30-2012 10:32 AM|
Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
|03-30-2012 10:26 AM|
Wow....out of all those , let's say, "entertaining" statements , the one that just stuck in my craw (whatever that is) was this:
"Even if it were possible to make it faster without serious adverse consequences, why would you want to."
Since we are sharing well known quotes now, I'll answer that question as George Mallory:
"Because it's there..."
And sum up my critique of the entire post by using MY favorite quote... (that's originator is still debatable):
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing..."
Yeah, I'm done here too......LOL
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