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Forum: Main Lobby   08-31-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By rbentnail
Righty tighty, lefty loosey. When looking...

Righty tighty, lefty loosey. When looking directly at the head of the bolt, counterclockwise loosens.
Forum: Community Help   08-31-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By rbentnail
Look, there's no need to get personal. IMNSHO...

Look, there's no need to get personal. IMNSHO you've crossed the linewith the chidish name calling. Learn some manners fer crisesake!!


Thread closed.
Forum: Kawasaki Touring and Sport Touring   08-25-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By rbentnail
I have an older model FJR, an '07 with nearly...

I have an older model FJR, an '07 with nearly 125K miles. The Connie is often blacklisted simply b/c it has no cruise control, how have you overcome this? I have 2 different throttle locks...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   08-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By rbentnail
Sounds like it's time for a battery replacement...

Sounds like it's time for a battery replacement to me.
Forum: FAQ'S   08-18-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By rbentnail
From where are you attempting to drag and drop? ...

From where are you attempting to drag and drop? The image has to be on your computer, it typically cannot be attached from a phone. When you d & D, does the drop area turn "active"?


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Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   08-09-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By rbentnail
That info is normally in the owner's manual. Do...

That info is normally in the owner's manual. Do you have one? Have you check the mfr's website to see if one is available for download? Maybe a Haynes or Chilton manual is in your future 8)
Forum: Main Lobby   07-28-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By rbentnail
What does that mean? If your bike stalls when...

What does that mean? If your bike stalls when you put it in gear maybe you should be checking safety switches. A faulty side stand switch will make it stall as soon as you put it in gear.
Forum: Riding Gear   07-28-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By rbentnail
Navigating with a phone is, to me, useless. Most...

Navigating with a phone is, to me, useless. Most of the time my phone can't find itself in the middle of town. I use a Garmin GPS on the bike.
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   07-20-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By rbentnail
Check the air filter. Had a buddy's bike collect...

Check the air filter. Had a buddy's bike collect mice and their new home inside his.
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   07-13-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By rbentnail
This is IMHO a fallacy- how much an oil costs has...

This is IMHO a fallacy- how much an oil costs has nothing to do with how well it performs in any given circumstance. I highly recommend oil sampling analysis to determine what's right for your...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   07-10-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By rbentnail
I don't have one of your bikes but do ride an ABS...

I don't have one of your bikes but do ride an ABS one. Did you open the braking system fluid lines?



Typical causes are sensor corrosion, cable damage and improper reassembly. Plus on our...
Forum: Want to show off your ride?   07-09-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By rbentnail
Cool beans! Good deal!! For folks who...

Cool beans! Good deal!!

For folks who have never been it truly is some great riding out that way. It's a bit far for me to day trip it but Hoyt is absolutely correct- ride The Dragon on a...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   07-04-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By rbentnail
Yeah, you guys with older bikes certainly have to...

Yeah, you guys with older bikes certainly have to take special precautions and actions. Me, not so much. Mine is a modern 4 cyl engine that loves ethanol-ized regular fuel. And sure, I run some...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   06-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By rbentnail
And generally I think so too. I won't make a...

And generally I think so too. I won't make a special oil change but if the timing happens to fall right, I'll use 20w50 in the middle of the summer. Otherwise 10w30 or 10w40 is fine for me. But...
Forum: Vintage Motorcyle Info   06-29-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By rbentnail
I agree but with a "but". For the engine, sure,...

I agree but with a "but". For the engine, sure, I think 20w50 is fine even up north. The problem I've found is with the clutch- it tends to get "sticky" with heavier oils in the cooler mornings...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By rbentnail
Ditto. Yamaha FJR is bad for the wobble. Head...

Ditto. Yamaha FJR is bad for the wobble. Head bearing maintenance usually takes care of it but sometimes replacement with tapered roller bearings is required.


Also, have you had any front end...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-03-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By rbentnail
My 1500 Classic was the same way b/c the level...

My 1500 Classic was the same way b/c the level indicator did not include the one gallon of "reserve". That was ~25% of the tank capacity. It bugged me for a while but I trained myself to just live...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   06-03-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
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Views: 190
Posted By rbentnail
Get a little logbook and keep track. When Yamaha...

Get a little logbook and keep track. When Yamaha had an instrument cluster recall back in '06-'07, they simply recorded the odometer on a sticker in the fairing and that was added to the current odo...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-03-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By rbentnail
Yeah, many of us older guys complain of this too....

Yeah, many of us older guys complain of this too. What we've found:


- tires. Good condition, properly inflated. Use the tire sidewall listed max pressure & subtract 2 or 3 psi. The psi spec...
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   06-01-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By rbentnail
Sounds like you got a trapped air bubble that's...

Sounds like you got a trapped air bubble that's working its way out.
Forum: New Member Introductions   06-01-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By rbentnail
Welcome! Navy guy here, submarine service. ...

Welcome! Navy guy here, submarine service. Seems like a lifetime ago....


I've been fortunate to find riders in my area that will come along now and then. I post in the "Rides" or "Meetings"...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   05-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By rbentnail
Look into tank bags too, there's some really nice...

Look into tank bags too, there's some really nice ones out there
Forum: Kawasaki Cruisers   05-12-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rbentnail
Agreed, a quick flatten & weld and you're...

Agreed, a quick flatten & weld and you're good.
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   05-09-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By rbentnail
Something I've learned from 4 decades of...

Something I've learned from 4 decades of industrial electronics & electrical work- fixed what you know is wrong first. There's no point in guessing about anything else when there is obviously a...
Forum: Kawasaki Streetbikes/Sportbikes   05-08-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By rbentnail
First thing I would do is find out what the oil...

First thing I would do is find out what the oil light means. On some bikes is low pressure, on others it's low level.
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