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  1. EAGLEPI

    Leather fanny pack coming out of retirment

    About 15 years ago I bought a leather Fanny pack, it's not a huge one but it has a lot of different pockets originally when I bought it it was because it had a rear zipper pocket closest to my body that I could carry my concealed in. After a while and using it when going on vacation my wife put...
  2. Regular Guy

    So the questions keep coming!

    Alright gang. Here's the latest. My back rim especially is eaten the hell up. I don't know what the last owner did or didn't do as far as cleaning goes but these wheels have some serious oxidation to the point that the metal looks maybe pitted, it's that discolored. I meant to take a picture of...
  3. Bill Seward

    Looking like Winter is coming!

    We have all sorts of Lake Effect Snow warnings up here near Buffalo. I've been to the grocery store and am stocked up for whatever weather hits. Snowblower ready to go, car has snow tires on and full tank. I'm retired, let it snow!
  4. Kronx

    NDAA Coming Up for Vote This Week

    I probably should have given a bit more context. This is has a few interesting things associated with it: 1> This should address that problem with the Pentagon overpaying veterans and then asking for it back. 2> This also removed the requirement for women to register for the draft...
  5. Traumahawk

    Hey Buster......Company is coming

    So, will these people actually head North?
  6. SpecOps13

    A Hard Rain is Coming to a World Near Us

    A Hard Rain Is Going to Fall September 28, 2016 9:46 am victorhanson World events seem relatively calm, but repeated appeasement has built up pressure across the globe, and someone has to be there when crisis erupts. By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review This summer, President...
  7. one2dmax

    Famous 2009 Coming to Morleys Muscle

    New acquisition coming soon to Morleys Muscle. Plan is to re-baseline it with me in the drivers seat and see what it does. Then make changes as needed.
  8. T

    Brake light not coming on

    First off, I am not a black finger. ( mechanically savvy ) So my issue is, the taillight is on and works. But when the Brakes are applied, both front and/or rear. There is not brake light. It will not flash brighter at all. I have replaced both bulbs with new ones. The old ones did...
  9. caseyjones955

    Dammit, wage protestors coming this way!

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/not-lovin-it-hundreds-march-mcdonalds-headquarters-protest-low-wages-n362291 I was hoping they would stick to the coastal regions but they are creeping inland. I'm not sure protesting will be very effective when when fast food automates most of their...
  10. SpecOps13

    Again: Coming Ammo Shortage???

    Came upon this in my daily reading. Pay me now or pay me later scenario. Prices are down pretty good right now, especially on 9mm...
  11. tothemax93

    Clintons are coming to town (Buffalo NY)

    Bill Clinton will be here tomorrow at a local Restaurant to organize for Hilary. She's coming Friday. I've never seen any Presidential candidate come to this area. It looks like Bernie's got them on the run. Oh ya... She has to testify one day this week with the head of the FBI. Talk about a...
  12. tothemax93

    Fast food kiosks, rising prices, job cuts coming to NY

    Minimum wage heading toward $15.00 an hr. Small business is going to get crushed. Contrary to popular belief, Everyone who has a business, is not rolling in money. Also, As stated in the second article. When an employer has to make a decision as to whom to keep over unaffordable wages, There...
  13. D

    Coming back to life!

    Thanks to all the posters on this forum, their information, and assorted parts / services for helping me bring my 1993 Vmax back to the road. I bought it new in late 1992 over a satellite relay call from NCTAMS MED Naples, Italy to Ohio. I had it shipped over in my personal goods which consisted...
  14. M

    Churchill saw it coming in 1899

    "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture...
  15. SpecOps13

    Va gun confiscation coming?

    VA Gun Confiscation? Citizens, Sheriff Protest Federal Edict Nobody showed up to take his guns - but they might have. Posted August 11, 2015 in Legal Issues by Russ Chastain with 74 Comments Share Tweet 98 Shares Local citizens and Sheriff gathered at vet's house to protest gun...
  16. V

    New exhaust coming in...where can I get gaskets?

    New Marks 4-2 coming in!!! Are the header gaskets specific to the V-Max or just generic gaskets of a specific size? Anything else I should be prepared for with the install/removal? Any info would be helpful! Thanks!
  17. A

    little sparks coming off of the spark plug wires

    So I have been working on my 85 for a little bit now and got it running, it runs really rough though, so I've been constantly cleaning carbs and adjusting stuff but still nothing is working. Then yesterday when I was working on it I noticed little sparks coming off the spark plug wires jumping...
  18. M

    Michigan Fall Color and Beauty Tour coming soon...

    Michigan Fall Beauty and Color Tour coming soon... Hey - thought some of you might be interested in joining us (there are at least 3 V4's - 1 V-Max - in the group so far) for a color tour coming - first weekend of October. Here's a link to the post with a video I put together from our last...
  19. M

    Oil light coming on between 4and5

    What could be causing this? B4 I start working on things. Would like a few pointers where to begin. I'm pretty handy with a wrench but this is my first bike so dont have much experience working on it yet. So far all I have done is remove/ clean carbs. It's a 98 with almost 15000 miles. 5000 of...
  20. B

    Gas coming from hose under cowl

    This is the 3rd time this has happened. Took it to shop near me and they rebuilt all 4 carbs. Took it back when it happened the first time, but it quit leaking before I got it in and they did nothing. When it happened again They said it was bad fuel, showed me the dirty gas, told me to stop...
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