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  1. Well, I have searched and searched and found no answer... so I'll ask those who know. My wife is short and has short little legs. Her floorboards need to come up and maybe back a bit. Does ANYONE make anything to reposition them? I'm talking about the floorboards not the legs.
  2. I would like for those of you who use the chat rooms to give me an evaluation of the two solutions that I have installed at this time. The old one is pretty slick and has some nice features but doesn't work from all devices. The new one isn't as slick but seems to work just as well and is easier to get into and out of I think. It will be your call. If you choose the new one called "Shoutbox" at the top of the page then I will update it to the pro version. That won't make it any slicker looking but will add a few features such as allowing you to detach and run it in a separate window, turn the notification sounds on or off, things like that. Like I said, it is your call. From a money stand point, it's not a big deal. I would have to pay for the pro version of the new one but I also pay a yearly hosting fee separately for the old one so for the short term at least, it's pretty much a wash. So lets hear it. What do you want? The other option is that I could keep both but not upgrade the new one to the pro version. Just leave it as it is. I really don't think that we need two chat rooms though.
  3. Trying to clean the carbs but I'm stuck on step number one. It says remove the choke knob. Now I've tried twisting it off and pulling it off but I really didn't have any luck with it. Tried taking a short cut but i would really like to follow the book. Sooooo. Does anyone know how to get that knob off of there?
  4. TOOLS EXPLAINED http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=2&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=3&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'xxxxxxxx' http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=4&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=5&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood- blisters. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=6&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=7&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=8&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=9&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=10&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=11&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=12&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo BAND SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=13&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=14&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=15&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=16&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=17&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=18&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=19&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo UTILITY KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use. “XXXXX” TOOL:http://us-mg4.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=2%5f0%5f0%5f1%5f678721%5fAO0NiWIAAOpwUOCp7gTWqBvdrlI&pid=20&fid=Inbox&inline=1&appid=YahooMailNeo Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'XXXX' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
  5. Said goodby to the best bike I've ever owned this week. BUT those tears are going to be short lived as I've already have a replacement lined up and will be picking it up next weekend. Larry
  6. If I have been using a little seafoam in every fillup sense I have owned my bike,do I need to put Stabol in her when I put her up for the cold months? In short, will Seafoam do the same thing as Stabol as far as keeping the gas from turning to varnish in the carbs?
  7. I was about 20 minutes into a nice ride yesterday and heard a strange noise from the front engine or tire area. The only way to describe it was as if the bike had run over a flattened pop can in the road. Short rasp and it was gone not to appear the rest of the day. No big thing. Today I am riding and the same noise appeared. Short rasp and it did not come back. Bike ran fine. There was nothing in the road that I saw and I watch carefully for rough surfaces when riding. Anybody ever experience somthing like this? I have an 03 RSTD with about 15K on it.
  8. Guest

    GoPro flies!

    This is short, kinda funny, and shows that a seagull can use a camera too. [ame] [/ame]
  9. I finally finished installing all the crankcase covers. The dealer ordered the wrong gaskets. I don't understand how, when they have a picture right in front of them, and I pointed out the gaskets I needed. I topped off the fluids and went for a ride. The Temp gauge wouldn't quit climbing. Well, long story short, Rocket to the rescue. I now know there is a by-pass valve to assist in bleeding off any air in the system. I will continue to monitor this with short rides until there is overheating issues. Thanks Rocket! :happy34:
  10. Got a news letter @ work yesterday from Yamaha showing details of upcoming year models and changes...lol need i say it was a short letter...NOTHING even listed on the Venture . Very disappointing to say the least...Maybe NEXT YEAR!!!!!
  11. Hi all, anyone know how to fix this short of buyin a new slider? Thanks,
  12. On vacation with the G/F in Colorado and I've been getting some great riding in on my 'new' '03 RSV. We did an overnight from Conifer out west to Glenwood Springs. Awesome ride, but the last 20 miles or so through the canyons is breathtaking. Anywhere west of Denver is just ripe with great rides out here, you just about can't go wrong. I'm planning on riding Independence Pass next month, weather permitting. Short update on the RSV...I've only had her a few months and usually just ride her 4 days a month when I'm out here in CO. I got to know her better this week and liking it more every time out. I switched to Synthetic in the motor and the rear end last month and there was an improvement in the whine. It's still there, but between reducing it some, getting used to it some, and learning to manage it, it's not the annoyance that it was at first. I also did the exhaust mod where you dremel the pipe and push it over to make the exhaust flow through...happy with it. A couple other quick observations on the RSV...I feel it's the best bike in high winds that I've ever had. Short of a typhoon, wind is a non-issue as far as I'm concerned. I also felt it did really well in the rain. I got caught with a shorty helmet on and was able to maintain some decent visibility. Ride on!
  13. I've been trying to get the screw under the trunk latch of my I/S out, the sumbich ain't moving! Tried the regular screw driver, didn't work. Tried heating the nut beforehand, didn't work. Tried grinding a bigger slot in the head so i could get a BMF screwdriver in there, no luck. Tried grinding the sides of the screw down so I could get a wrench on there, didn't work either. Seems like that thing is welded in there http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/Smileys/actions/tickedoff.gif http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/Smileys/actions/tickedoff.gifhttp://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/Smileys/actions/tickedoff.gif So how do I get this POS out of there short of grinding the whole head down? Thanks,
  14. Got the new battery in, and after a short charge she started up..........that takes a load of my mind. Now I am having problem pumping up the rear brakes, cant get the fluid to the rear caliper, I can hear it pumping air into it, but no fluid, I tried every trick I new and nothing, did everything short of tearing the cylinder down, but it was working perfectly before I tore the bike down for the repair. I am open to suggestions................PLEASE!!!
  15. Finally went on my 1st Patriot Guard mission today. Got rained on too, but it was worth it. It felt great to honor a Brother, and his family. Glad we could be there for them. Been a member for over a year and a half, but between working swing shifts, and all the short notices, I haven't made one until today.
  16. It's nearly time to swap tires again. So far I haven't seen anything I can get real excited about. Bridgestone Exedra poor handling and short life, Dunlop light on construction and short life, Metzler 880 throws chunks, Commander II doesn't have our size, Avons have cracks and so on. So I have figured out there are no good tires only less bad. Bridgestone came out with the new Exedra Max last year. It has dual compound rubber and a high load rating. Has anyone tried these tires yet? They make both a 'b' size and a plain size (150/80-16 and a 150/80b-16). I assume the b is for belted. Can anyone suggest which would be better for the Venture and why? I am considering these even though they only come in black wall and I prefer white walls. Mike
  17. ok guy's little help here. The guy i bought my rsv from took the antennas off and cut the coax cables handing me the whole mess in a box.These were the short black plastic wrapped antennas not the long ones.I've mounted an xm radio on it so am/fm do's not bother me but need the cb for upcoming road trip.Q#1 were is the cb Q#2 is the coax made into the cb or is it the plug in kind i can just pull out and replace (i have no idea how to splice a coax cable)Q#3 keep and use short black antenna or find the orig type and put it back on?Q#4 (nothing to do with cb)the acc plug under the left side of seat is DOA......fuse behind right lower faring is ok,replaced it to be sure,any ideas on this one? thanks in advance Mike
  18. Took a 924 mile round trip yesterday, picked up an ALMOST NEW (only 3533 miles on an '08) RSV to make mine again. Wanna say howdy and thanks to Jim and his wife and their dog Rowdy, it was great meeting them. Got back at 5 AM this morning! Better to sleep in your own bed! Trailer was almost too short, we had to take the trunk off! But that's why I ALWAYS take my tool bag with me!!
  19. kmarr

    RSV cover

    Hi looking for a cover for a RSV.One that could be used for short term outside use. Thanks Kelly
  20. This is a follow up to the post I made about the wife needing a new seat and backrest, I added Ultimate seats, a DMY trunk with lighted spoiler and rack and passenger floorboards. Probably not many Royal Star Tour Classics with this set up! The white matches pretty close would like to have had matching blue but paint wasn't an issue right away. Mounted on starboard and had the short sissy bar bent at a 60 degree angle after turning it over, Thanks to Phoneman for the idea! What do ya'll think? [ATTACH]66575[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]66576[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]66577[/ATTACH]
  21. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q13HYi88S_M]1st Dan Black Belt Arthur Copeland Breaking 5 Bricks Tae Kwon Do - YouTube[/ame] A short video of me Sat. am. at a tae kwon do demo with 5 concrete blocks. Arthur
  22. I bought this beauty last night, only 8K miles and lots of nice extras, including a Corbin seat and backrest. I ordered some new Avon venoms also, as the stock tires were squared off and past their best, oh and also ordered a short wide Yamaha windshield. Now do I keep my Road Star...........?
  23. My mom is on life support and my sisters are gonna meet with the Dr Tuesday and turn it off, I need to go back home to Mass but funds are short so I am selling all my VR stuff and my bike if anyone needs something let me know and I will ship it to you.
  24. Okay guys, I come here during my coffee break and frustration break. I have the top bolt out, I have the bike on jack stands and all the weight off the rear shock. I cannot get the bottom bolt/pin to turn. I have liquid wrenched the entire area, short of getting the heat on it, does anyone have an idea before I get out the BFH and start swinging? Which isn't always a bad idea, but hopefully there is a better way.
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