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Re: making small talk
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2019, 12:54:26 PM »
I won't mention which dealership did this but........

 guy goes in and gets new tires installed and this is how his bike was returned to him. He felt someonthing off and returned to said delaership immediately

They had one of their "mechanics" go look at it and ride it and make the claim nothing is wrong

Customer calls me, and ultimately against my advice rides bike to me the 30ish miles

this is what I found!!!!!!!!!!

fucking idiots!!! too damn many fucking idiots....
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2019, 09:07:48 PM »
It is after all a lot easier to put the wheel back in when you do it that easy way.

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Re: making small talk
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2019, 06:25:22 AM »
That's OK, just use the front to hold the bike from rolling backwards at the stop.  ::)
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2019, 03:44:48 PM »
Tire pressure guages

When buying a new guage do you look for an ANSI certified guage?

Do you know what that really means??

Well here a link to a brief and quick read......it doesn't mean as much good as one would think! (although I still make sure all mine have this certification)
Food for thought for everyone.




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Re: making small talk
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2019, 12:56:56 AM »
Check me if I'm wrong Sandy but that caliper is in fact installed backwards right?

Must have been that place up north that used to own a car dealership.  LOL


I won't mention which dealership did this but........

 guy goes in and gets new tires installed and this is how his bike was returned to him. He felt someonthing off and returned to said delaership immediately

They had one of their "mechanics" go look at it and ride it and make the claim nothing is wrong

Customer calls me, and ultimately against my advice rides bike to me the 30ish miles

this is what I found!!!!!!!!!!

fucking idiots!!! too damn many fucking idiots....

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2019, 06:45:34 AM »
Check me if I'm wrong Sandy but that caliper is in fact installed backwards right?


No, that rectangular boss under the caliper bolt on the right side (front side) is supposed to be in a slot in the swing arm.  That boss is responsible for keeping the caliper from spinning when it grabs the rotor.  The slot allows the caliper to move forward and back with chain adjustment.  With it loose on top it will stop the bike going forward but the break line would be stopping it going backwards.
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2019, 12:46:42 PM »
Check me if I'm wrong Sandy but that caliper is in fact installed backwards right?


No, that rectangular boss under the caliper bolt on the right side (front side) is supposed to be in a slot in the swing arm.  That boss is responsible for keeping the caliper from spinning when it grabs the rotor.  The slot allows the caliper to move forward and back with chain adjustment.  With it loose on top it will stop the bike going forward but the break line would be stopping it going backwards.

^This......
 it is installed forward as it is supposed to be- it just is wrong
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2019, 12:58:49 PM »
Tire pressure guages

When buying a new guage do you look for an ANSI certified guage?

Do you know what that really means??

Well here a link to a brief and quick read......it doesn't mean as much good as one would think! (although I still make sure all mine have this certification)
Food for thought for everyone.




Do you have any recommendations?

I have been pretty happy with both the BLUE POINT (snap on) guages I have....one is very early 80's vintage the other is late 80's or early 90's vintage...... both have the 8" flexible hose, one has a 15* angle on the head, the other has about a 45* angle on the head and both swivel......... I use the 15* angled head every day, the 45* a few times a week (mostly on those 90* stems since you are coming at them sideways)

absolutely hate the STOCKTON even though it had good reviews, and I tried 2 different models of these

The MOTION PRO professional, that is the one that reads about 4 psi low all the time compared to both Blue points and the Dunlop tire vendors "professional dunlop guage"

a quick look at snap ons website and I do not even see the same or similar blue point guages I have........ those gauges with the long steel shaft on the end, well I find them to be a royal pain in the ass on motorcycles- probably fantastic on most cars/trucks though....
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2019, 03:56:24 PM »
Gottcha on the caliper guys....thanks for the explanation.
Tire pressure guages

When buying a new guage do you look for an ANSI certified guage?

Do you know what that really means??

Well here a link to a brief and quick read......it doesn't mean as much good as one would think! (although I still make sure all mine have this certification)
Food for thought for everyone.




Do you have any recommendations?

I have been pretty happy with both the BLUE POINT (snap on) guages I have....one is very early 80's vintage the other is late 80's or early 90's vintage...... both have the 8" flexible hose, one has a 15* angle on the head, the other has about a 45* angle on the head and both swivel......... I use the 15* angled head every day, the 45* a few times a week (mostly on those 90* stems since you are coming at them sideways)

absolutely hate the STOCKTON even though it had good reviews, and I tried 2 different models of these

The MOTION PRO professional, that is the one that reads about 4 psi low all the time compared to both Blue points and the Dunlop tire vendors "professional dunlop guage"

a quick look at snap ons website and I do not even see the same or similar blue point guages I have........ those gauges with the long steel shaft on the end, well I find them to be a royal pain in the ass on motorcycles- probably fantastic on most cars/trucks though....

Thanks.  I purchased a JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge - 60 PSI.  I like the backlit analog that holds at the peak measurement.  I found it spot on to my other (hard to read in dim light) LCD guages.  We'll see if it lasts.

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Re: making small talk
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2019, 10:29:58 AM »
^ absolutely having them hold the last highest pressure is a big plus in my book in the .... make life easier category

you will have to give some future update as to its durability and accuracey after time and use...
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« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2019, 09:24:36 PM »
Must be an epidemic of stupid people working on bikes???

yet another rear brake caliper installed incorrectly and ridden in..........
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« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2019, 09:25:55 PM »
This was also ridden in, 2 up on a stretched and lowered bike with the same old piece o crap stock shock.......... obviously not a good idea!!!
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« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2019, 09:27:03 PM »
Let us not overlook this fine gem either...........

 5 bikes arrived in one day, all 5 with major safety issues.......... SMFH
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2019, 10:45:05 AM »
This was also ridden in, 2 up on a stretched and lowered bike with the same old piece o crap stock shock.......... obviously not a good idea!!!

What was it rubbing on, pillion?
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Re: making small talk
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2019, 11:20:44 AM »
The 2 bolts that hold the underpan to the subframe...... (fender eliminator hardware)

stretched- so the center of the wheel is now a foot further back and not in the "tire pocket" any longer and is actually under the end of the subframe where the oe fender would have been 6-8" into the tire
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