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  1. Sounds like a big project. Check the compression of the engine before you spend too much money on it. if you have the time and the interest, go for it!
  2. Look on craigslist for a mechanic. Some motorcycle mechanics take work on the side. Many shops won't work on a bike that old because it could turn into a very expensive repair that causes the owner to just walk away. If you decide that you would like to try repairing it, perhaps you could rent a storage unit for the duration of the job?
  3. Those big block mid 60's corvettes cost as much as a small house don't they?
  4. I recently had an issue with my rear brake going soft and then not working at all on my 07 RSV. Turned out the diaphragm in the top of the reservoir had fallen to the bottom and was blocking fluid from gravity draining to the master cylinder.
  5. The listing has been deleted so I assume it has sold. Not surprised at that price.
  6. https://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/fuquay-varina-1989-yamaha-venture/7211148793.html
  7. The engine definitely has problems. It should be way stronger than the 96 and you should not be feeling vibration in the handlebars. If you are changing plugs, check the compression while you are at it just to make sure the engine is healthy mechanically. it's always possible that it has been hydrolocked.
  8. RK means Harley Road King And I guess TD means Harley Tour Deluxe?
  9. Wow Puc! You two covered lots of miles this summer!
  10. And of course, put some seafoam or fuel injector cleaner with PEA in the gas to help clean up the carbs.
  11. A very strange coincidence happened to me one time. It was 1996, one week before I started my first temporary contract engineering job in Nebraska. I liked driving 1 1/2 hours to Myrtle beach on the weekends to a favorite dance club. I had been divorced for 9 years. I met a lovely lady from Kentucky who was at Myrtle Beach for a week. We had a great time together. The next week she called me trying to get me to come back to see her but I was so busy getting ready for the trip to my job in Auburn, NE that I didn't have time to go. Friday, I had everything done with my car packed so I left
  12. When I worked at the DCCook Nuclear Power Plant in MI on a temporary contract job, I stayed in South Bend, IN. I heard on the radio that my next door neighbor in Wilmington NC who is a standup comedian (Basile)was performing at the comedy club there. So, I went to the performance. He later told me that not only was I there, his next door neighbor, but that the guy who lived on the other side of his home was also in town on business and was at the performance. Strange coincidences happen sometimes. I guess no matter where you are there may be someone there witnessing what you do and can ra
  13. Yeah, anything that doesn't come out of the CDC gets deleted by our tyrant anti-1st amendment tech companies. Don't wear a mask. Ok, we lied to you. Wear a mask. The latest from the head of the CDC was that wearing a mask is more effective than taking a vaccine.
  14. Nah! Releases too much natural gas to the atmosphere!
  15. I spent my career working on nuclear power plants and yes Canada has nukes, Candu designs that can be refueled on line. But, nukes are in decline due to costs. It's cheaper to build natural gas fired plants and as long as we allow fracking, gas will be cheap. Many of the nukes in the USA have been shut down because of the need for expensive repairs as they age and they can't compete with the natural gas plants. If we really are concerned with carbon dioxide causing global warming, we should be building nuclear power plants as fast as we can. I think the democrats added the building of nu
  16. Thanks for posting this link. I didn't know just how remarkable Zagger was. What a loss for his family and for his country.
  17. Yes, of course the smaller engines are for the emissions tests for the cafe results. They add the turbo because no one would buy an underpowered vehicle and the turbo makes it burn just as much fuel as the larger engine if you want the power and we usually do. doesn't do that much the same as electric cars charged with electricity from fossil fueled power plants. Except that we are paying much more money for these new wet dreams.
  18. We are being pushed in this direction by the manufacturers too, maybe because of increasingly tighter cafe standards. Ford seems to be putting smaller and smaller engines in their vehicles. Chrysler is adding etorque to many of their vehicles. You see many more hybrids and electric vehicles every day. If you want a car with a big powerful V8 to carry you the next couple of decades, you better buy it soon and hang on to it. If I wanted to waste the money, I'd buy a new 485hp Dodge Charger to replace my 352hp Dodge Magnum before they disappear.
  19. Pinwall has these. Edit. they call them Roadhouse mufflers so they may not be stock although they look like stock mufflers http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=383263585525&category=177996&pm=1&ds=0&t=1601057432740 these are stock https://www.ebay.com/i/124340826251?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=124340826251&targetid=935431405413&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9010078&poi=&campaignid=10877149822&mkgroupid=108755327964&rlsatarget=aud-622524041238:pla
  20. I did a google search and found lots of videos of RSVs with loud pipes but none with the stock pipes. I think my RSV with stock pipes is loud enough for me.
  21. So sad to hear. He was quite creative and built an amazing bike.
  22. Well, it was an executive order which can be reversed if they get a governor with half a brain. On second thought CA will never elect another governor with a brain. They are screwed. If the federal government would eliminate all incentives for electric cars, that would make them have to stand on their own at least. Same thing with windmill generators. 75% of the cost of wind generated power is paid by the fed guv. As of 7 years ago, Florida Power & Light has built 10,000 megawatts of wind generators across the country and Canada because of the taxpayer help. Perhaps it will be sel
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