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post #61 of 83 (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 02:07 PM
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That's just it Chuck. My kid, a senior in high school, while not nearly the gearhead we used to be, us out of necessity largely, is amazed at how little his peers know about anything motor related. Most don't know a straight 6 from a V8, and wouldn't even begin to know what a pushrod or camshaft does. In his school the measure of what makes a bike fast is how fast it looks and engine size.


The gearhead is a dying culture, for sure.
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lately,

I have received P.M.s here, an the Cafe' to stop talking about the days of history..

engines before oil filters..
bikes that needed maintenance every month.. not years...

then we get the HELP.. for this or that.. that Should be part of there every 2 year maintenance.

they just ride till it will not operate normally... then ask for help.

< why is the side stand getting difficult to lower > or hand levers.... gear and rear brake levers.... simple stuff...

old motto.. if it moves it needs maintenance ... side stand does move.!


since I became ill.. I have tried on these forums... to pass along what I have learned... some are very grateful... even Thankful...


others ,, like I must do this.


I have no idea how Mr. Spike keeps going .. taking care of this place.


not long ago.. a New member on the Cafe' I help get his bike running again..... then something else... not in person...
He asked if he could send me a thank you card.. so I said not needed... he insisted.. so I did..


he sent me a metal insulated coffee cup for the truck engraved with VTX on the outside..
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in 2003.. I was interested in the VTX.... just interested..

as wife was still riding behind me on the GoldWing

on the "VTXOA" I found a Texas member.. reporting a good size number of 1800 Final flange bearing failures...
with photos...

so 18 months later.. I ordered my new bike... knowing of this issue and the weak clutch springs...

I research before I purchase... why is this so difficult for others...

and I am Poor at computers and searching.....

back then I did not have internet at home. or a cell/flip phone. .

I used the public library computer.
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This world will be a sad place one day when knowledge like yours of age is gone. May you live a lot longer, and healthier than you think.
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they will never make a machine that can "heal" itself...

so fix... or replace.. like today's electronics ,, little to NO FIX...

aka,, TV repair shop.... drug store with vacuum tube testers...


< my old history> I walked into a TV repair shop.
asked if he could teach me how to solder..
he said sure.. a few afternoons after school and clean up the shop..
I was 12....... he did teach me... then gave me a new soldering station...

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Washers dryers, refrigerators circuit boards are all epoxied solid. No more solder to repair. And they don't last.
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Washers dryers, refrigerators circuit boards are all epoxied solid. No more solder to repair. And they don't last.
Disposable, all of it. So worried about the environment and landfills and energy consumption, and .... But no one addresses the big problems. Make things so that they can repaired and double their service life, you get 50% of the carbon footprint. The math on this is simple.


BUT NOOOOO! Our motorcycles burning gas are the big problem.


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Sad, but I think we all got about the same time left.
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life..

my Super Duty Gas.. 12 - 16 mpg. sits most of the time

my VTX 38-44 mpg... ride a few times a week... even to the bigger food store.

and one day a week.. 200 miles or so for lunch..

my Specialized bicycle 21 speed ... to small food store.. and 10-15 miles everyday.. 99.99 mpg.
weather permitting.

600 or so miles per year... yes odometer...

it will be nice when the wife can return to bicycle riding...
with her single speed. ( low step thru ).. 7 mph pace



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What was that you said?
Oh, I was saying how much I admired your continued ability to so accurately live up to your namesake.

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