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by Triangles
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Low Compression
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Low Compression

Good to know thanks for the update. Guess I'm good for 70k more miles... LOL I wish I had the opportunity to ride more but life keeps happening.
by Triangles
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Exhaust - Cooling
Topic: Low Compression
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Low Compression

I'm disappointed only 204k miles!!! /s I'd say you got your money's worth out of the engine. LOL. It would be interesting to do a tear down on the old engine to see what condition the internals are in, like the timing chain, valves, cylinder walls, etc. I'm guessing that the valve adjustment didn't ...
by Triangles
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coldest I've ridden in.
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Coldest I've ridden in.

:shock: that guy is insane....
by Triangles
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: PM stuck in Outbox
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: PM stuck in Outbox

Bill it stays in the outbox until the person you sent it to logs in and views the message. PM me if you need further help with this.
by Triangles
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coldest I've ridden in.
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Coldest I've ridden in.

I've tried some Oxford handlebar muffs but they don't work well with the Vulcan 500 LTD's handlebar geometry. Probably even worse on an EN500A. Also I had issues with the freeway wind activating the clutch lever :shock: https://s.yimg.com/aah/yhst-11545572856523/oxford-bone-dry-handlebar-muffs-54.pn...
by Triangles
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Gadgets & Accessories
Topic: Saddle bags
Replies: 11
Views: 3832

Re: Saddle bags

50 caliber SAW ammo cans, cheap, durable, and lockable. Plust a 12 pack of beverages or a gallon of milk fits easily in one.
by Triangles
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coldest I've ridden in.
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Coldest I've ridden in.

WOW that's pretty hardcore! I used to have a 30 mile commute and I had figured out how to keep warm except my hands. What do you use to keep your fingers from freezing? My Olympia Gortex gloves are only good for 30 miles or less depending on the temperature.
by Triangles
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coldest I've ridden in.
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Coldest I've ridden in.

So this morning was the coldest weather I've ever ridden in. It was -10F and I have a bout a 7.5 mile commute. I probably couldn't have gone much farther due to my double wall snowmobile visor starting to frost over from my breath and my fingers were starting to get cold. She hasn't been ridden sinc...
by Triangles
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Chatter
Topic: Kidney stones and riding :(
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Kidney stones and riding :(

Thanks. I can't wait to get back on 2 wheels. If only it would stop snowing long enough for the roads to dry. 6F is the coldest I've ridden in and it's supposed to be in the negative teens F over night the next few days. If the roads are clear I may break my cold weather riding record.
by Triangles
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Status and Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 5432

Re: Status and Updates

Apparently a spam bot attack on the registration page occurred on Jan 17. The hosting service knocked us off line so the load wouldn't crash their server. Thankfully no damage was done to the site or forum. Sometime in the near future I'll be updating the forum software so if the forum is off line I...
by Triangles
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chatter
Topic: Kidney stones and riding :(
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Kidney stones and riding :(

All is right with the world now. Apparently I had a 5mm stone stuck halfway between the kidney and bladder for over 2 months. Thanks to modern technology I avoided the rotorooter treatment and they pulverized it into sand with ultrasonic shockwaves (lithotripsy).
by Triangles
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chatter
Topic: Kidney stones and riding :(
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Kidney stones and riding :(

Well I now have my first kidney stone and as with everything else it's not a normal one. Apparently most people figure out they have one when they are in agonizing pain and begging for a mercy killing. I discovered mine via a CT scan 3 weeks before any pain. Having never had one I originally had no ...
by Triangles
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: NIITWIt Rally
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: NIITWIt Rally

Wow that sounds like quite the trip.
by Triangles
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 VULCAN 500
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: 2008 VULCAN 500

You don't need motorcycle specific oil I use Rotella 15W40 because it has high zinc content that supposedly helps protect the valvetrain. But really any 10W40 will work just fine. If you search on here there is a list of standard automotive filters that you can use to save some cash. I do my oil ear...
by Triangles
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many miles do you put on your 500?
Replies: 17
Views: 6140

Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

WOW congrats

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