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Old 08-13-2003, 11:03 AM   #61
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

Life without dipshyt is good. Notice how the supposed "flame fest" didn't occur without him? Funny how that happened. I know you have my e-mail address. Let me know where you are going to be and we can hook up somewhere. We can nail the details as it gets closer.
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:06 AM   #62
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Default CB750F..

Could you let me know what speeds your CB750F couldn't be ridden at? Unless there was big changes (and I don't think there was) in the minor redesign between '76 and '77, I'm not aware of a vibration in that bike (I've put over 30k on my '77 CB 750F).



Tooth-filling loosening? Come on! Unless you're talking about the very high frequency vibration? All you need for that is aftermarket grips (which I don't have) or good gloves (which I do). The tips of my fingers are slightly numb after about 90 miles. Big deal. I have plenty of fillings, they're all doing just fine. I get the feeling you regret getting rid of your CB, and are trying to make yourself feel better about getting rid of it.



This should take care of your regrets:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ategory=67 08



Not only does my 750 not shake, but I routinely smoked my brother in law on his 1200 sportster (I think it was a '96, with aftermarket pipes).



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Old 08-13-2003, 11:18 AM   #63
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

I've ridden a few Sportsters, friends bikes. After a few miles I'm always ready to switch back. Too damn much vibration for me. Vibration is subjective though, with different frequencies annoying different people. Big singles can vibrate a lot, but I like them. Big Twin rigid mount Harleys bother me less than Sportsters.



That said, I look forward to trying a rubber mount Sporty.
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:29 AM   #64
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Default Embargo? What embargo?

So has this site run afoul of the embargo like MCN did with the VRod last year?
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Old 08-13-2003, 11:48 AM   #65
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Default Re: CB750F..

I had a honeybee yellow CB750F that would vibrate so irritatingly at around 65MH that I would either travel at 60 (dangerously slow on LA freeways) or over 70 (and risk a ticket).



Seriously, it was so bad that my wife on the back would ask me to go faster or slower as well. Even though my shovelhead had more nominal vibration, I could put 300-400 miles per day on it without any undue effect. The same amount of time on my CB750 would leave my hands and feet in a nasty tingle for quite some time. I balanced the carbs and kept the valves in tolerance regularly, but nothing would cure that horrible buzz.



I know other people who have had bad vibration problems on CB750s. I traded the 750 for a CB900 that had a rubber mounted engine that pretty much solved the problem.



Hey, don't get offended. The worst vibro-rides I ever had were long freeway drones on Brit 650 twins. The Honda was silky smooth comparatively. I just had to stay out of the 65 mph (and also around 90mph) speed range.
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:50 PM   #66
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Default Re: This should be worth a good flame fest.

I'm with you, next hog: old shovel. P*ss on their whole Preperation HD ballgame.
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Old 08-13-2003, 01:14 PM   #67
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Default Re: where's waldo

Where did he go?

Now that you mention it this has been pretty tame
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Old 08-13-2003, 01:30 PM   #68
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Default Re: Design a bike?

Well yeah, I did.

When I built my 80" shovelhead the only place to get parts was stock HD, Jammer catalog or make it yourself.

I started with a spray-canned '57 straight bar frame on my garage floor and ended up with a fine looking chop that could run away and hide from the "new" 5 spd. evolution FXR's and most Japanese bikes of that time.

Not quite rocket science, but still fun.
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Old 08-13-2003, 01:31 PM   #69
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Default Re: Uh oh

I hope he don't take this ***** seriously
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Old 08-13-2003, 01:53 PM   #70
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Default Re: frequency

I find high frequency 4 cyl. vibration is much more annoying than low frequency twin vibs.

the worst one I had was my '85 K100RS, it put alot of weight on my palms and the tingle would have my hands numb in no time to where I couldn't feel the controls.

I cured it somewhat with bars off a K100 C, hard foam grips and bird-shot, never really went away though.

My cast iron XLH was pretty smooth until the primary chain wore out, then I just replaced it and it was fine.

I could never understand what people were talking about, as long as you kept the timing, points and carb set right it was smooth as silk.
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