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  • Birthday 05/31/1940

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    2000 RSV very nice color

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  1. Hello, I owned and rode a 1947HD EL 61cu" for many years it had the foot clutch and tank shift .when you depressed the front pedal it engaged the clutch and with the rear pedal it disengaged the clutch it was a system that I never had any problems with , but if the bolt in the center of the two pedals was not in the tighter mode it could vibrate and the bike would jump forward if you had you foot off the clutch,these bikes had manual spark advance and a carb that was like "a stovepipe with a wet sponge in it " it had the knuckle head top end , no rear suspension , but a spring seat with a buddy spring if you had a passenger it had a springer frontend but after a few years I put on a hydraulic front end of one of the other HD's that I had I've been riding since 1956 at the start the bikes where mostly British my first one was a 53 Triumph Thunderbird 650 at the age of 16, I still ride and now ride a 2000RSV but many types have come and gone over the years, I was able to shift as fast or faster than many of the guys who had hand clutches and foot shifts and that used to piss them off. Hope this info will help you . ".Mobile " PS: the clutch was kind of spring loaded and as you pressed heal or toe you could lean to control your shifts such as riding the clutch at times . . Mobile
  2. Congratulations,to a very good looking couple from your Canadian friends Bryan & Bridget ..."mobile"
  3. Tom, just talked to Bruce problem solved so he will take his 2300cc and have peace of mind unless he has more problems on the road ,but then maybe he should take one of his Ventures !..I have not experinced any fairing or windsheild problems with my 2000 red one,how is your rear shock? and what are you running for tires? Bryan
  4. Hi Tom, hope you are able to resolve your problems, hope you and Terry have a good safe trip,Bruce was in for a short cut, he is on his way to Idaho (on the other bike! 3cyl)Take care.. Bryan
  5. We have a member who has a 1986 Venture that he bought in 1988 and he has over > 800,000km
  6. I often read ,but I don't get involved with this type of bickering everyone seems to have their opinions,I believe in freedom of choice, re: Canada and the statement that we have no choice"mandatory helmets". Manitoba was the last place in Canada to bring in the law "1984" But we have a "medical exemption" for a bonafied reason. WE have to see a Doctor and we are given a card to show the police if we are stopped. The nice thing is some of us are able to continue riding, where if we where compelled to wear a crash helmet some of us would not be able to enjoy our days of fresh air and freedom. "Let those who ride decide" Freedom is worth fighting for... " Mobile " ps: the reason for the exemption has to made by a medical Doctor who has checked you over, and then issued by the Motor Vehicle Dept.
  7. will post down the road.
  8. As to the above note re: speed wobble, in my years of riding since I was 16 in 1956 lots of bikes and types and I would suggest that all of them have 2 ends to the handle bars, think that means keep your 2 hands on the bars or at least one,that may solve the wobble problem that some have when they ride with no hands ! just an observation..
  9. On two occassions I have had the speed wobble, the first time was on a older Harley where we had replaced the original springer front end with hydraulic forks off another HD, it became a problem when crossing train tracks on the highway,the front end started to dance all over the road,slowed down and realized that the one fork tube had the proper amount of fork oil, but the other had a lot less, the fix was to drain and put the right amount in each fork tube, the second time I had bought a bike from an auction, it looked good and ran good, on the road I had gone out to pass a car an as I pulled back into my lane wow! it happened the bars where tank slapping so I held on and slowed down got back control and then drove home, put the front of the bike on a box and it was so loose that the front end would flop from side to side, so we tightened up the steering head bearings and no more problems. I would strongly advise any one who buys a used bike to check out the front end "as we did after the fact" it is a good way to prevent the dreaded speed wobble, if you check into the answer as to what to do when it happens lots of answers but not good ones, some tire manufactures suggest to get your body down low as to lower the center of gravity,Not much time to think, so hang on and pray !
  10. I've met many vets over the years,guys who came back and bought a bike and hit the road looking for freedom and a good time,and some would stay around for a while and others it back on the road again "the days of free love" outdoor concerts, when I would meet these guys I would go out of my way to show them places to crash or camp,places to eat, and meet other motorcycle riders and the odd lady One thing that we had in common was: (Freedom was worth fighting for). So to all who served and feel the same way that I do, > Thank You
  11. Tom, nice to see you got a RED one,Tracy does too and then there is me and you ! That makes 3 in the " Peg " ? I'm sure you will really enjoy it, I've had mine since new and I'm very happy with it, I do like the color ! ! enjoy " Mobile "
  12. Up here in ( Winterpeg ) it gets quite cold this time of year and from now till the snow comes and the streets get icy I continue to ride I have a Gerbings jacket and for the very cold days I have a Gerbings jacket liner which I wear under my motorcycle jacket I've had these since1997, and for warm hands I use a gauntlet style mitt, I found out many years back that mitts are a much better way to keep my hands warm,the mitt has a single finger "trigger finger"and the other 3 fingers are all warm together, and the thumb and the single finger allow use of the controls, I bought these at a local chain " Marks" I'm sure if you have never tried mitts you will be happy when you do !.....mobile
  13. Hi, just ask Bruce how many miles or Km that he has on his 86 Venture that he bought new in 1988, and it is one of 3 bikes that he rides ! ! He rides & rides and he still has time to be the best mechanic that I've known by far...Mobile...
  14. My friend Boomer, keep a cool tool, and remember that you are the real thing and nobody can duplicate that, you have a good woman, lots of great friends online and you have your bike, so I think if someone is trying to be you it's because they wish that they where ! As we all know there is only one "Boomer" Your Canadian friend (mobile)
  15. Hi,up here in Winnipeg MB. I've been able to extend my riding season and be much more comfortable with my Grebings electric jacket and jacket liner, when its not to cold I use the jacket its light weight, but as it gets colder I use the jacket liner under my leather jacket or under a riding jacket I bought these for my wife and myself in 1995 and they work very well, they consume 77watts, but with the heat troller the heat can pulsate rather than being at a consistant temp.Our weather from now till the winter sets in can be very cold but if you have the right clothing the riding can be quite invigorating ! > mobile
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