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About Midicat

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    1985 Venture Royale
  • Birthday 07/01/1961

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    Woodstock, ON, Canada


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    1985 Venture Royale


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  1. Midicat

    Engine Oil

    I thought about adding seafoam and letting it idle for a bit but my impatience keeps me from going to that extent. I will try it... One day. I always have the bike on centre stand and engine hot when starting an oil change.
  2. Midicat

    Engine Oil

    So here's my question. I have had my bike serviced at a bike shop. Oil change only and when I pick it up after service the oil is perfectly clear. How do they do that? Now that I change my own oil, I can never get it that clear. What is the secret?
  3. @uncledj After reading your post in Gen 1 Tech Library on collector repair I was interested in the idea of a couple of sheet metal screws to hold the baffle in place. So, I thought I would give it a go. I have another collector but thought this might be simpler and also made sense to me. I gently laid the bike on the right side. Marked the tack welds on the bottom with a circle and drilled for screws on the marked dots. Broke 2 bits in the process but got it done. I stood her back up and started her.... Purrs like a cougar now. 😀 No more rattling! WOOHOO! Thank you
  4. Yes. The whole purpose of removing it was to switch to a spin-on adapter. That bolt was looking far too tired to keep doing this for much longer. 😂
  5. I had exactly the same problem with stock oil filter cover. My bolt looked just like yours. I bought this as a last ditch effort to get it off. Worked like a charm. The spiral edges inside the socket dig into the bolt head and don't let it go. Worth the money and saved a lot of aggravation.
  6. Yeah, I will never forget that memorable ride through a dairy farm that you captained. One in a million experiences!
  7. I could never avoid you. You know so many people in Ontario that I'm sure they report sightings to you so you can keep tabs on anyone you like. 😂 I will inspect it today. If it is good then I can glue it back together? Burlington is a nice ride. 😀
  8. Exactly what I have happening now. Left rear slider not moving. Cylinder #1 I believe. Anyway, I removed the cover and carefully removed the diaphragm to inspect for holes. (shouldn't have any, replaced 2 years ago with less than 1000 kms on them) when I pulled the slider and diaphragm out, the black portion of the slider stayed put. I had to stick my finger into the slider to slide it out. Should that happen or should it be attached? Do I need glue or a new slider? Thanks in advance. P. S. I am getting better at doing this stuff alone. And what I mean is "without having delivered to C
  9. Good luck. Pics of the finish line please.
  10. Yes, she is a beast to get up on the stand. I was standing straight up on the stand and pulling back, but she just refused. Rob and I both had to yank her up. Good luck with that Rob. Hope you get it worked out.
  11. The Ontario government has changed direction on helmet law in Ontario. No longer required by law. Start date to be determined. The reason why is very interesting. Read the full article here. https://canadamotoguide.com/2020/04/01/opinion-ontarios-helmet-law-reversal/ What will you do once this starts? Thomas
  12. Excellent! A nice project for a warm day. I'm putting that on my "to do" list for sure. Thanks!
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