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Forum: Electrical   06-01-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By rubyrick
Yes, you can push start your bike just like you...

Yes, you can push start your bike just like you would a car. I've had to do that before and it works great. But your battery's voltage of 7.54 volts when you're cranking it tells me there's an...
Forum: Motorcycle Safety   06-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,959
Posted By rubyrick
Poor logic KM. A sample of one is not...

Poor logic KM. A sample of one is not statistically significant and can not be used to draw a conclusion with any practical certainty.
Forum: Motorcycle Safety   06-20-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,959
Posted By rubyrick
Not so fast, KM. While helmets help lessen the...

Not so fast, KM. While helmets help lessen the damage to one's head once an accident actually happens, they also can contribute to the likelihood of an accident happening in the first place. Full...
Forum: Motorcycle Safety   06-19-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,959
Posted By rubyrick
KM, that is an EXCELLENT example of how the use...

KM, that is an EXCELLENT example of how the use of statistical percentages can allow a study to come to an utterly ridiculous conclusion. So let's say we leave the percentages out of the helmet...
Forum: Motorcycle Safety   06-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,959
Posted By rubyrick
New Helmet Requirements Coming?

Just read this news article from the CDC entitled, Motorcycle Helmet Laws Reduce Deaths (http://apnews.myway.com//article/20120614/D9VD3PC83.html). I can see it now... the Obama administration is...
Forum: Electrical   06-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By rubyrick
Speakers & Amp

I'm looking to install a nice pair of speakers and an amp that I can plug my iPhone into and play some music while riding. Anyone have any suggestions on a nice chrome speaker set and a small amp...
Forum: Electrical   02-19-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By rubyrick
Mine needed to have the electrolyte installed and...

Mine needed to have the electrolyte installed and then a full trickle charge applied. Even if you've never done that before, it's easy. Once you remove the strip of tape that covers the battery you...
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   01-30-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,022
Posted By rubyrick
When it rains while I ride, the rain may come...

When it rains while I ride, the rain may come down without much pressure, but my bike is ramming into it at 60 mph, probably much more force than wash water. And rain water comes at all angles, even...
Forum: Electrical   01-28-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By rubyrick
Well, I did it last weekend! Bought a new YUASA...

Well, I did it last weekend! Bought a new YUASA glass mat MF battery & charged her up right. Pulled the battery box out, had to disconnect everything! But I took a wire brush to everything that had...
Forum: Electrical   01-19-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By rubyrick
Good post Theauhawk. As I have to clean off the...

Good post Theauhawk. As I have to clean off the corrosion on my battery case, I'm going to do exactly as you did with all the connections. Thanks!
Forum: Electrical   01-19-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By rubyrick
Thanks all. As usual you're all an absolute...

Thanks all. As usual you're all an absolute wealth of knowledge. Plan on taking the case out, removing all the corrosion and repainting, hopefully this weekend. I just hope my R/R and electrical...
Forum: Electrical   01-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By rubyrick
Battery Acid Damage

Just checked my battery compartment and noted a little corrosion on the positive terminal. Took the batter out to clean the terminal properly and noticed a lot of corrosion on the bottom of the...
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
  Shades
Views: 2,475
Posted By rubyrick
4246 I have the same pair with a dark black...

4246

I have the same pair with a dark black lens. Love the foam, keeps the wind from getting in your eyes. And they're cheap, about $15.
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-16-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By rubyrick
Hey djar, how about posting a pic of your bike as...

Hey djar, how about posting a pic of your bike as is, and another after you change the seat and add the rack. We all love to see pics here!
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   12-12-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By rubyrick
Not necessarily. My baby starts right up when...

Not necessarily. My baby starts right up when cold (although in Florida cold isn't that cold!) with the choke on full, but starting up when warm the choke must be off and it always seems to hesitate...
Forum: Electrical   12-12-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,726
Posted By rubyrick
Denny your explanation of how our charging...

Denny your explanation of how our charging system, especially the R&R works was spot on. Switching to LEDs for the sole purpose of reducing the load on the charging system actually makes the R&R...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-12-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By rubyrick
Hi, and welcome to the forum djar. What an...

Hi, and welcome to the forum djar. What an excellent deal! If you're looking for some good luggage, take a look at the pic below. My wife & I got this for a trip to Key West and it holds an...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   08-31-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By rubyrick
Perhaps the vacuum was able to suck the gas...

Perhaps the vacuum was able to suck the gas through an obstructed petcock screen whereas gravity couldn't so the electric start couldn't to the trick.

By the way, IS there a screen in the tank or...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   08-31-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By rubyrick
Thanks for your reply, but I'm not aware of a...

Thanks for your reply, but I'm not aware of a filter or screen in the tank. I know there's one in the fuel tap (petcock) that can get clogged, but nothing that I know of in the tank itself.
...
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   08-30-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By rubyrick
Push start solved POOGS problem

In a recent past thread I wrote how I had a POOGS issue twice in two weeks. Had another on the other day that got solved differently. Had to pull over on the highway due to the symptoms of running...
Forum: VN750 General Discussion   08-27-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By rubyrick
My prayers and condolences as well. Glad things...

My prayers and condolences as well. Glad things didn't turn out worse but wish it never happened in the first place.
Forum: Wheels, Suspension and Brakes   08-25-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By rubyrick
Seems to me that if your tires are rated at 41...

Seems to me that if your tires are rated at 41 psi max, and the pressure should rise 3 psi when going highway speeds, you might want to inflate to 38 psi cold, then follow Gordan's instructions above...
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-16-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
  Hello
Views: 802
Posted By rubyrick
Yes, welcome Ollie. Sounds like you're gonna be...

Yes, welcome Ollie. Sounds like you're gonna be spending some wrench time with your new baby. Hope we can help you out some.
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   08-16-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By rubyrick
Thanks KM. Didn't even bother to look before I...

Thanks KM. Didn't even bother to look before I posted. Just wanted to vent cause I was so bummed. But the sticky is perfect and I'll be fixing the problem this weekend.
Forum: Carbs and Fuel System   08-15-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By rubyrick
POOGS x 2 in two weeks

My baby's been riding so well for so long that I'm totally bummed over this. Twice now while riding on the highway I've had to pull over due to POOGS. The first one took about 10 minutes to...
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