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Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Knifemaker
Just an FYI, several folks have reported here...

Just an FYI, several folks have reported here that their bike “felt quicker” after scrapping the stock exhaust and switching to aftermarket or home built pipes.
There are two reasons for this, One...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   12-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By Knifemaker
If you want a fast bike, buy a fast bike. Don’t...

If you want a fast bike, buy a fast bike. Don’t care about the math, I, along with the general public don’t like loud bikes. Running straight pipes with no muffler is just giving the finger to...
Forum: Electrical   12-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Knifemaker
Lights should have nothing to do with the...

Lights should have nothing to do with the throttle. And there’s no switch to “turn off” the lights.
Forum: Wheels, Suspension and Brakes   11-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By Knifemaker
Link won’t load :( maybe too much traffic?

Link won’t load :( maybe too much traffic?
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   11-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By Knifemaker
It also can help if you roll the bike backwards...

It also can help if you roll the bike backwards over a 2X6 or something to raise the rear tire up some first. I just used a portable car ramp....I’d sit on the bike and paddle the bike backwards up...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   11-17-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Knifemaker
One and only post by this person. Smells like a...

One and only post by this person. Smells like a troll to me. Can’t really ban them, but will keep an eye out for any more posts.
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-11-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By Knifemaker
I see you have one of the few Vulcan 750’s with...

I see you have one of the few Vulcan 750’s with the Touring package (fairing, lowers, fender and side cases) Consider yourself lucky, as that stuff is as rare as an ice cube in hell.
Also you have...
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-10-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By Knifemaker
Welcome. Not saying I don’t trust them, but we...

Welcome. Not saying I don’t trust them, but we have had a few folks over the years say they asked their dealer to “lube the splines” only to find out later they did not. (They greased the other end...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   11-06-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By Knifemaker
Well if you’re going to go, go big...make that 2...

Well if you’re going to go, go big...make that 2 gallons larger ;)

My only concern on plastic tanks would be paintability. Is the surface smooth enough and how well would paint last?

I had a...
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-06-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By Knifemaker
Read this thread ...

Read this thread
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html

Welcome !
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   11-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Knifemaker
https://i.postimg.cc/SQgCB7tM/A0-E6-D27-A-135-A-42...

https://i.postimg.cc/SQgCB7tM/A0-E6-D27-A-135-A-422-A-8752-F5444-FD62488.jpg
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   11-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Knifemaker
I had the Plexistar 2 windscreen, which looks...

I had the Plexistar 2 windscreen, which looks like they no longer make, basically a Plexifairing without the “lowers”. Hand-guards on it fit better. Photo of it below...
Did a good job keeping me...
Forum: Engine / Exhaust / Cooling   10-29-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Knifemaker
I don’t think it’s really an issue of “it can’t...

I don’t think it’s really an issue of “it can’t be done” it’s more like .....

Why?


I doubt your mod would work well here on a summer day of 100 degree temperatures stuck in traffic. But what...
Forum: Electrical   10-28-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Knifemaker
Yep. Want a radio? Get a Goldwing ;)

Yep. Want a radio? Get a Goldwing ;)
Forum: Electrical   10-27-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Knifemaker
And that 70w is at peak charging...cruising...

And that 70w is at peak charging...cruising 55-and up. Stuck in stop and go traffic or idling at a stop light your pushing it at 40w.

If you have a new AGM battery (No Wet Cells!) I’d disconnect...
Forum: Sell or Swap   10-27-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Knifemaker
Yeah, I wouldn’t trust a “repair” on a cast...

Yeah, I wouldn’t trust a “repair” on a cast aluminum wheel. There could be internal fractures that could be disastrous later. You could also check local junk yards. Friend found a front wheel for his...
Forum: Equipment   10-25-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Yep seen those. Not the “simple technology” I was...

Yep seen those. Not the “simple technology” I was thinking about however. And you have to pay for the Sena com system, which is why the helmet is $600. (Which really isn’t a bad deal if you’re...
Forum: Equipment   10-24-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Sorry Spockster, didn’t mean to tick you off,...

Sorry Spockster, didn’t mean to tick you off, just trying to point out riding a motorcycle doesn’t expose your ears to the stuff you talked about, and that folks reading this shouldn’t be afraid to...
Forum: Equipment   10-24-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Those are the “washable” silicone type I think....

Those are the “washable” silicone type I think. The ones I use are the Howard Leight two color foam ones.
I can believe you’ve seen issues with them at work, but we’re taking motorcycles here,...
Forum: Equipment   10-24-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Never had an earplug get stuck, nor become...

Never had an earplug get stuck, nor become “sharp”. :surprise:

How far are they sticking them in? ;)

The ones I use are the exact ones in the video. (I however cut the cord off)
The ends are...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Hate to tell you this, but just because your...

Hate to tell you this, but just because your helmet “covers your ears” doesn’t mean they aren’t exposed to hearing damaging noise. Tests on Full Face helmets showed sound at the eardrum easily...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Hate to tell you this, but just because your...

Hate to tell you this, but just because your helmet “covers your ears” doesn’t mean they aren’t exposed to hearing damaging noise. Tests on Full Face helmets showed sound at the eardrum easily...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Nice overview of what’s available ...

Nice overview of what’s available

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eEdf0R5ypsg


If you want to try the foam kind, you can get this sample pack and pick the ones that work best for you:...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
Actually thorn it only applies to listening...

Actually thorn it only applies to listening devices:

“Florida Statute 316.304 states that no person shall operate a vehicle while wearing a headset, headphone, or other listening device, other...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Knifemaker
ruger: ...

ruger:

https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/motorcyclists-can-wear-earplugs-under-bill-passed-ohio-house/sLKvBeMkIj0OPhR0LkvzUK/


I wear earplugs all the time, and don’t care if it’s FN...
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