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61  Selling and Buying / Sellers Remorse / Re: Some nice 750's for sale on: March 01, 2009, 02:33:42 PM
Hi Phil

They have a 69 750 with a turbo. It may be out of my price range.
62  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Ride Sat. 2/28 on: February 28, 2009, 09:36:03 PM
Good to see you got out today. I got a few miles in myself.

Did you program the Power commander yourself? The one I have used a canned map that was close but never right. A few runs on the Dyno and some changes made the bike much better.
63  Selling and Buying / Sellers Remorse / Some nice 750's for sale on: February 28, 2009, 09:31:14 PM
J Woods runs a nice bike auction at Daytona during bike week. This year the auction is a little smaller but they do have a couple of nice 750's I would like to own.

I don't know where the prices will end up with the economy being off. It will be fun to watch.
64  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Here's another reason to own a Vintage bike on: February 18, 2009, 09:23:30 PM
Here in the tax them to death state of NH my 75 550 was $19.00 for tax and plate for the year. The 78 550 ran me $21.00.  My 08 Harley ran up a $303.00 tab.

I asked the folks at the DMV to reduce the cost of the road use tax due to me owning 5 vehicles. My reasoning was, I am only one person and could not possible drive more than one at a time. If I am wearing down our roads I will pay my fair share of the wear but not any extra. They told me to cut the check and have a nice day. I dont think they are motorcycle folks.
65  General Category / General Discussion / Re: hello on: February 18, 2009, 09:09:58 PM
Hey Rob

I am in Salem NH and get down your way on the bike a bit. The good riding weather is coming soon.

66  Selling and Buying / Sellers Remorse / 750K1 for sale on: February 18, 2009, 09:06:54 PM

This looks nice.
67  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The Wave on: January 31, 2009, 09:02:55 PM
Thats funny.

Have you seen this clip about Honda's and BMW's
68  General Category / Events / Re: Super Bowl sunday ride? on: January 31, 2009, 08:52:21 PM
 am out for tomorrow.

I need to be at a car dealer in Shrewsbury for noon time. My wife is getting a new car and the guy swears he has it in stock.

Next weekend I will be out riding. Have fun if you get out this weekend.
69  General Category / Events / Re: Super Bowl sunday ride? on: January 29, 2009, 09:37:31 PM
Nice to see some one out riding.

I have been out once this month, that's it. In past years I was out a lot during January and February. This year the snow and ice is killing me. the roads wont clear long enough for me. I don't mind the salt getting on the Harley. The beast will go across snow but no way will it take a corner in it. I ride the bike year round and wash as needed.

When I cant ride for a week or so I get a bit stressed. Well maybe more than a bit .....

If the weather clears I am in for a chicken. If not I will be home killing chickens.
70  Motorcycle Stuff / Honda SOHC4's / Re: Carb tuning on: December 06, 2008, 06:53:44 PM
Well the Morgan Carb tune was delivered this week. I started on the 78 550 today just to see how it works. The plastic adapters are just ok, they could be a bit heavier but they do work. After getting everything hooked up I fired up the bike. The gauge bounced all over the place  as soon as the bike started. I tried tilting and moving it around but the same result. I took a look at the directions that shipped with the Morgan and found my problem. A small piece of clear tube ships in the package. This tubing needs to be cut into four sections and spliced into the four tubes going to the carbs. The clear tube has a small inside diameter and acts as the restrictor. After cursing Morgan for not putting this in at the factory ,I kicked myself for not reading the directions.

With all the set up complete I went about syncing the carbs. Carb 3 was way out and 4 was not much better. About 20 minutes later I had them all real close. I buttoned everything up and went for a ride. The temperature was only 28 so a long ride was not possible. The carb sync made a big difference in the power this bike can make. The bike still idles a little rough around 1050 RPM though that my be more exhaust related at this point.

The Morgan was a good choice. The carry case is well constructed and the tool is easy to use. Thanks for the recommendation guys.
71  Selling and Buying / Sellers Remorse / Re: Who needs a 75 550? on: November 25, 2008, 09:37:18 PM
It went fast. Seller said it is gone.   Now who buys bikes on a rainy Tuesday?
72  Motorcycle Stuff / Honda SOHC4's / Re: Carb tuning on: November 24, 2008, 08:46:11 PM
Thanks guys

 Andy thanks for the offer.

I had a set of gauges for years. One rare day when selling a bike I threw them in with the deal. Never was sure why I did that.

Everyone has good things to say about the Morgan. I will be needing one over the winter to prep the bikes. I will place the order today. More tools can't hurt.
73  Motorcycle Stuff / Honda SOHC4's / Carb tuning on: November 23, 2008, 09:56:02 PM
I am looking at carb gauges to fine tune the SOHC4's.  Morgan has a deal now at about $96.00 shipped.  What are you guys using? Anything new and improved that I should look at before ordering?
74  Motorcycle Stuff / Honda SOHC4's / Re: Another bike followed me home on: November 20, 2008, 11:16:02 PM
Thanks guys

I got about 80 miles on the bike last weekend. The seller said he had installed a S&S cam ( not sure where he found this] and honed the cylinders. He installed new pistons and rings. The bike runs nice but could use a #1 pipes due to a small pin hole on the top of the muffler.

After getting home from a ride on the 74 I took out the 78. The 78 does not have the carbs dialed in yet but it runs. The 78 has so much more power. I am not sure what to make of the difference but my plan is to check the teeth on all sprockets. They could be different numbers. I also need to run a compression test on the 74 just to get a base starting point. If all that checks out Ill tune the 74 and continue the riding tests.  Or I may just give in and swap the motors because I know what has been done to the 78.

Now if the weather will cooperate this weekend I will be set.
75  Selling and Buying / Sellers Remorse / Re: Bargain - CB350!! on: November 15, 2008, 07:19:30 PM
Now that is a steal. It is only 15 miles from me.

My wife took my keys and check book away. I need to stay off Craig's list a few days.
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