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Midicat

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  1. Sally has a stylist who admits that she came home one day to find awesome chunky stew in a plastic container in the fridge. When her mother came home, the stylist thanked her mom for saving some stew for her. Her mother abruptly stated she hadn't made stew. She was eating leftover chunks in gravy dog food. Mmm, Mmm, good.
  2. I have that sound at 3000 rpm. No matter what gear I am in.
  3. Cleaned out the old system, gave it away and installed this Pyle unit on dark polycarbonate sheet cut to size. I used a rotary tool to remove the mounts for the old system. Mounted the bracket and hooked it up. I stream music from the phone but also use a USB drive with over 4000 songs.
  4. When I had mine apart, i opted for changing the whole sound system. I don't have any cassettes anymore so I went with marine grade Bluetooth enable stereo sytem. Connected to my phone and streams for as long as there is fuel in the tank.
  5. 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.
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    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?
  7. @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 for your fidgeting that brought this solution to my attention. 👍
  8. 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. 😂
  9. 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.
  10. Yeah, I will never forget that memorable ride through a dairy farm that you captained. One in a million experiences!
  11. 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. 😀
  12. 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 Carl to save the day."
  13. Good luck. Pics of the finish line please.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Excellent! A nice project for a warm day. I'm putting that on my "to do" list for sure. Thanks!
  17. Sally and I started with painting the front foyer. After I agreed to that little project, someone told me that "paint the front foyer" is woman code for "paint the whole house". This warning wasn't too far off. The front foyer extended to the second floor. We are done. (brush drop) Other than that, we are keeping to ourselves. Like Marcarl, we have gloves for shopping when required. We have Amazon Prime video, Netflix, basic cable, and Android box for movies. The most recent emergency was running out of chips and dip. A must have with movies, dontcha know. Stay healthy everyone. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Buy extra chips and dip. Thomas and Sally
  18. We had such a great time. The combination of good friends and good food is always a recipe for fun. Thank you for organizing this Ben. Sally and Thomas
  19. Oh Happy Day! Look what just arrived! Now I have to learn how to use it. I want her to run smoother rather than not run at all. Thomas
  20. I always think of you guys when I get lost when it concerns the Venture. Maybe someone can watch me try it myself and guide me along to get it right. I need to put on my "big boy" pants and learn how to make this simple adjustment myself. I truly appreciate your offer. If you want to have a coffee and watch, I would love to see you. Thomas
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