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Walt_M.

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Nice walk
« on: October 08, 2016, 03:27:23 PM »
Had the bike down for the brakes and other issues. Put a digital voltmeter on it to replace the LEDs and made a better throttle stop and linkage. Took it for a ride and, ta-da, ran out of gas. I was less than 4 miles from the house, yes, I know, stupid. Anyway, I leaned it over to get all the fuel into the left side, got it started and made it 3 miles back. So I walked home, got a gallon of non-ethanol and walked back. Put the gas in and it fired right up and rode it home. Have to love the carbs and the electric pump. 
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Re: Nice walk
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2016, 11:25:08 PM »
Even the bad stuff is sounding good!  It's good to hear you can walk that far.
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Re: Nice walk
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 09:12:56 AM »
Being able to walk is a plus. You never know when you will have to and it was not so long ago that I couldn't. As a side note, I had a GPS on the bike to see what speedometer error I had with the 90/90 front tire. I expected a big correction and it is spot on! How many speeding tickets should I have gotten with the 110/90? In all the years I have gotten only one and it wasn't even questionable,  88 in a 55.
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Re: Nice walk
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 09:54:38 AM »
According to the owners manual 90/90 is the stock size so I guess the speedo is again accurate.  :)
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Re: Nice walk
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 04:53:47 PM »
The '83s came with 100/90 standard and,  if memory serves, a lot of the '82s had very optimistic speedometers. I had always thought mine was optimistic too, shows what I get for thinking.
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Re: Nice walk
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 09:00:47 AM »
I forgot yours is an '83 model. That is odd that it took a smaller tire to make the speedo accurate. I tend to think they are all fairly accurate until tire wear and non-stock tire sizes are in play. Is it spot on at all speeds?
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