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ZRX4ME last won the day on July 11

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About ZRX4ME

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    Auto and motocycle diagnosis and repair, music

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    1981 Honda CB750K,2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100,2014 Suzuki V Strom1000
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  1. ZRX4ME

    Sunday 9-23

    Nathan, as of now I'm IN. Your post, your ride, your route. 2 or the routes that come to mind is meeting at the 109 QT, riding through Pacific to Missouri Hick BBQ in Cuba, or the ride you, Aaron, and I took last year.
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    Aaron, ignition was turned on, then off while the IAT was disconnected during servicing. A Diagnostic Troubleshooting Code was set for “IAT High Resistance” which turned on the Check Engine Light. Even though the condition had been corrected the DTC was stored in memory. The scanner cleared the memory, deleted the code, and turned off the check engine light.
  3. Great ride! Excellent route, roads, weather, riding partners, and brunch. It couldnt have been better!
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    Auto clear complicates diagnosing. For example, Check Engine Lamp comes on during a road test, then goes out. You get to the shop and there is no stored data or memory code to tell you what went wrong at the time of initial failure. That was the downfall of OBD I. OBDII(On Board Diagnosis II) allowed the code to be stored. In my dealership, many times the customer would clear the light and erase the EPA tests thinking that the light being out would allow the vehicle to pass emissions testing. Then the emission tester would see that the tests had been cleared, or not run--and the car would fail anyway. The code clearing strategy facilitates verification of the repair.
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    The waiting allows capacitors in the engine control unit lose their stored energy. In other cases disconnecting both battery cables and holding them together for 30 seconds does the trick. In yet other instances you clear the codes, then disconnect the battery negative cable, and apply a load--in cars, you step on the brake pedal for 30 seconds or more to clear the adaptive learned memory, then reconnect the battery negative cable. Otherwise a new code can appear with possible drivability issues.
  6. ZRX4ME

    Happy Birthday

    Thank you all, means a lot to me.
  7. ZRX4ME

    Happy Birthday

    Thank you!!!! Ya know, I wasnt always this old...
  8. Greetings all! Please join us for the upcoming Stlar Meeting Aug 7, and Culpepper's St Charles. 6:30 pm to ? Thanks!
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    Yep, seen that coupla years ago, still might get one. This is what came with my Bike Grab Front Wheel Chock which is now the property of Sportbike 711. But I kept this piece: https://www.webbikeworld.com/tommy-jack-review/
  10. ZRX4ME

    10 day trip ideas?

    Glad to lend a hand, Mike. 3K miles in 10days...PRETTY COOL!!
  11. ZRX4ME


    Mike, MR Cycle shows your air filter at $35.06. You doing the work yourself costs you time only. You know you'll get the time and effort changing that filter down to a half hour or less. And it isnt like youre riding a Honda '73 CB175. Sounds like you got it made!
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    Yep, that'd be her, I couldnt remember her name except it started with a "B", or that she had an FZ-1 instead of a Bandit1200.
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    Maybe, but have any of those people told you how many miles they put on them? Ive been on HSTA and MSTA rides where, at the after-ride banquet the subject of miles would come up. 200-350K miles was not an uncommon figure. One gal on a Suzuki Bandit1200 had 240K on hers, original engine and all. Looking at the bikes on the hotel's parking lot, what I would consider unreal odometer readings was the norm. And GoldWings usually had the highest reading, followed by ST1300s, and various BMWs. You wanna play, be prepared to pay. And the GoldWing riders that were on their 3rd(or more) 'Wing told me that to them, nothing else measures up.
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    That scooped-out section of the airfilter says "Rodent Damage" to me. Ive seen that countless times when at work. Most prevalent in garages where the owners kept their bird or dogfood. Replace it and be done. Squirrels are the worst, they'll wreck your world. They chew through wiring, filters, fuel lines, etc.
  15. ZRX4ME

    2018 Challenge

    Several years ago our across-the-street neighbor moved away. She was good friends with my wife. She was getting rid of all the things she didnt want to take with her down to Florida. Before she retired she was a nurse/Dr assistant. One item she had, and gave me, was her doctor's scale. An older mechanical sliding-weight step-on scale. Pristine condition, exact same measurement as compared with my doctor's electronic scale. I keep it in my man-cave. Sounds dumb, I know, but this scale makes me check myself every day, keeps me on track, pisses me off when it reads higher, encourages me on when it reads lower. It stands directly across from my exercycle( some pro-model 40-lb counterweighted fully adjustable torture device) my son Ryan gave me. Walk into said man-cave, stand on the scale, set the computer to Pink Floyd or Rush, and 20 minutes on the bike and Im a new man. But I have to say...the real drive for this lifestyle change is this thread. To see all of you have success in this drives me on. Thank you all. I should have done this years ago.