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mello dude last won the day on October 23 2016

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About mello dude

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    South Dayton/C'ville
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    1998 Honda VFR800, 1999 Honda Valkyrie

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  1. mello dude

    Winter entertainment!!

    Good luck with the project! Post up photos as you go...
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    winter bike ritual

    I corrected my note -- its LiFePo4 - Lithium Iron Phosphate... I'm on my 2nd, the 1st lasted 4 1/2 years, running the new one now.. I have had good luck with it. Stuff about it... if you let it sit in bike for around 8 weeks, parasitic losses will be a concern... a quick ride will keep it up. For the season, I am never that long between rides, so it doesnt matter. The only maintenance concern is it doesnt like to sit cold, so the recommended thing is to bring it in the house. The static charged voltage is 13.3v so to start in November its 13.3 and when I check it in spring... its 13.3, no discharge with no load... Some here say you need a charger... I debate that, its not my experience.... ---maybe if you leave it on bike, that may be true... > For you, being in Arizona, you may be hosed no matter what with the hot climate, and typical Honda charging systems just suck anyway...
  3. mello dude

    winter bike ritual

    My vfr routine is stabil in the tank and then bring the LiFePo4 battery in the house and sit it on my desk.
  4. mello dude

    Lightweight bikes on the track

    I got a ride on a buddys R3 and I couldnt help but laugh my ass off. You have to wring the shit out of the engine, but it was light and flickable.. I didnt get a chance to try it in twists, but I bet I could do some good corner speed with it. - -I would love to stick one of the 300/400s in my garage for a twisty riot party... (Add it to the wish list....)
  5. mello dude

    What did you do to your bike today?

    Played a game of --- Wire re-assembly spaghetti bingo (Oh shit .... how's all this stuff go together?) I win! (Yesss)
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    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    Thanks for the union vs corporation clarification, didnt know that..... .but the net result of the whole thing is that it has created a class of super PACs.... funded by billionaires and they "whisper" their deep pockets into the ears of our elected officials..no accountability and huge dark money...
  7. mello dude

    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    The parties are owned by billionaires... and the Citizens United, SCOTUS decision has polluted elections with billions of dark money...
  8. ^^^^^ That's hilarious!
  9. mello dude

    Which oil?

    This 'll work, its dark enuff..... Ok I'm being an asshat... I'm on mulitple other motorcycle forums and there's like oil threads going simultaneously on at once...
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    Jeri - wow, great stable of bikes you got there! - Um, I'm a Dayton guy, can I come see your Nortons? I would be up for a meet and greet ride too....
  11. mello dude

    Google Fi

    Have Verizon too... Getting expensive... Got a phone and a tablet... cant bitch about the service, but effe the monthly bill. Waht are other choices.... (I wont do Google anything extra.. Chrome is it only.)
  12. mello dude

    What did you do to your bike today?

    ProBolt is awesome... great stuff! My bike has titanium fender bolts... 😎 lol https://www.probolt-usa.com/ Wait you put Aluminum bolts on your drive sprocket? Dunno if I would do that... I know they are made of 7575 T6 Tensile probable 85ksi... but still Anybody else do that?
  13. mello dude

    Recommendation for a moto mechanic NEO

    Yay! Love that PB Blaster super shit, made in Cleveland..
  14. mello dude

    Recommendation for a moto mechanic NEO

    Making a guess,, dunno what it looks like.... but loosen axle and maybe pull off rear wheel, pull off and shit can the siezed adjustor, install a new one? (how hard could it be?) https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/suzuki/motorcycle/2016/dr-z400sml6/rear-wheel