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  1. saganaga

    I've got a serious problem.... Bought another

    Remember, it's not a problem until one runs out of garage space and has to start stashing motorcycles in odd locations.
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    what did you do today

    I'm still hoping for at least one more Goldwing ride, but today in the auto, I slid across an overpass in the snow. Ugh. So far, the weather isn't promising up here.
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    Slow day, eh?

    Sorry about your mom as well. It may take months to process those feelings - it's natural to block grief until your body thinks it is safe to process it. And it never really goes away. Twenty years from now, you may think of something and start to feel it all over again. I remember the late...
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    Ridin the storm out....

    For small brush and small trees, I cannot praise weed wrenches highly enough.
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    Ridin the storm out....

    Agreed about the carbs. They'll sit for about six months in Minnesota, and they are small enough and cheap enough that they love to develop problems. In addition, these days, internal-combustion small engine lawn equipment seem to be a race to the bottom in terms of quality and the ability to...
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    Ridin the storm out....

    Had my blinders on. It's easy to assume that how you live is how all people live. I was going to say that electric lawn equipment is great, but I'm in an old neighborhood where lawns are small, and current battery tech is more than enough for these lawns. But it's a base issue - probably the...
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    Ridin the storm out....

    That's a great example of a law creating a perverse incentive. The law sounds good in theory - have manufacturers tell people if a product is known to cause cancer. So there's a big penalty if you don't label a carcinogen in California. But there's no penalty if you label everything you make...
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    what did you do today

    Did a ride yesterday, probably around 55F when I started, cooled down after that. Got a little chilly, but it may have been due to keeping my rain liner in my jacket, and sweating when I slowed down to a crawl in a traffic jam. On the way back though, I saw a typical summer cruiser rider...
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    Lets do some Honda lock exploring.

    I may be repeating myself, but here's the summary. I will report this experiment a success. Here's the rekeying kit I picked up. Technically for 1983+ GL1100s, but I made it work. I found the kit on eBay, but if you are looking for a source, https://www.locksco.com/home did ship some extra...
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    The Mayflower: AKA - I bought a non-running '82 GL1100

    Reinstalled the rear braking system. Got some hose that fits from the hydraulic place. I also found an eBay seller that sells 10mm ID brake hose for classic vehicles - that could be an option, since I suspect it could fit. Here's what I found through trial and error, hope it helps someone...
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    The Mayflower: AKA - I bought a non-running '82 GL1100

    Oh, and if anyone is curious, the inlet seems to require an 11mm ID hose. Going over to a hydraulic place tomorrow to see if I can get an unpressurized brake reservoir hose. Also, as a side note, normally I'm fine with Harbor Freight tools for their purpose (i.e. infrequent use at home or on...
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    The Mayflower: AKA - I bought a non-running '82 GL1100

    Started the rear brake overhaul today. Rear brake pistons came out pretty easily using shims and the brake pedal to push them out. They came out far enough that I could pull them out by hand. I removed the rear caliper, then put one finger over one side of the banjo bolt, and used a master...
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    what did you do today

    Took the truck for a test drive today. It seems to work. Does seem to stop as well. Needed gas though. When recording the mileage, I realized that between starting a new job, the pandemic, and no major home improvement projects, I haven't filled up the tank in the past sixteen months. I've...
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    Lets do some Honda lock exploring.

    I have solved the issue of why some of my measurements seem off. Measuring cut-to-cut for each of the notches of the four keys I have, then using that number to calculate key depth, I found the depths for most of my keys clustered around a few measurements: 7.0mm, 6.5mm, 6mm, and 5.5mm. Which...
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