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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2015 08:33 pm
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holy shit your lucky to be alive.

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 Posted: Thu May 14th, 2015 12:01 pm
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weasle1 wrote:
how did you total the mosda? i totaled my 96 f 350 when a garbage truck ran a stop sign . probably would still have that truck if that haden.t happened.
Like I said, it was lowered 3-inches and the shocks were also 3-inches shorter than stock.

Was on my way home from work and I had just dropped my BIL off at his house and was heading home on the freeway. I was running about 70-75 mph and hit a balled up road construction sign. It was about the size of a football. My best guess is that it lodged under the front cross-member and lifted the front-end up, the tires were off the ground (Shorter shocks wouldn't let the front suspension droop enough to touch the ground) and I had no steering control at all.

I went side-ways into the center divider and wiped the front end off, then it came around and took the right side too. Somehow I spun back in traffic lanes and got t-boned by a guy in a van on the left side.

It was a wild ride!

When I did the conversion to the convertible, I lost the shoulder belts and with that, the seat belts. All I could do (once I lost steering) was lay over in the seats and ride it out! :shock:

Last time I've owned a lowered car...LOL

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 Posted: Tue May 12th, 2015 12:17 pm
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how did you total the mosda? i totaled my 96 f 350 when a garbage truck ran a stop sign . probably would still have that truck if that haden.t happened.

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jeffy ole boy wrote:
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I had a set of speakers in a truck of mine that were titanium. Pushed 800 watts to 'em and never had a problem. Weren't cheap. But lasted and sounded great!

Wow 800 Watts! That's incredible Dave. Just proves you get what you pay for... Most of the time.
Yeah, with a lot of things you do get what you pay for. If you want quality products, they don't come cheap.

I had a lot of fun with that little truck. 1989 Mazda B2200. Lowered 3-inches, hard-top convertible, 1200-watt stereo. Totalled it in 1992 and bought my Bronco...

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 Posted: Mon May 11th, 2015 01:06 am
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I had a set of speakers in a truck of mine that were titanium. Pushed 800 watts to 'em and never had a problem. Weren't cheap. But lasted and sounded great!

Wow 800 Watts! That's incredible Dave. Just proves you get what you pay for... Most of the time.

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I had a set of speakers in a truck of mine that were titanium. Pushed 800 watts to 'em and never had a problem. Weren't cheap. But lasted and sounded great!

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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2015 11:52 am
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Latest update to my '91 FL is a gonna be a new set of fairing mount speakers. Tried to fix 1 of the speakers by sodering the connector last week. Had both speakers working for 1 day and the one quit again. So, I decided to order a new pair made by Hogtunes. 4 ohm 4 1/4" 100 watt, $100.
Turns out that the soder held where I applied it last week. After taking it out tonite the speaker itself was blown. Oh and the exact replacement fit new ones was bullshit, had to drill new holes and grind away to make 'em fit.


I had a hunch you would find a different failure Jeff. Typically a solder-joint will hold and the wire will break next to the joint...


Was actually the old speaker cone Dave.. 1 1/2" crack I discovered. The new one sounds good.

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Latest update to my '91 FL is a gonna be a new set of fairing mount speakers. Tried to fix 1 of the speakers by sodering the connector last week. Had both speakers working for 1 day and the one quit again. So, I decided to order a new pair made by Hogtunes. 4 ohm 4 1/4" 100 watt, $100.
Turns out that the soder held where I applied it last week. After taking it out tonite the speaker itself was blown. Oh and the exact replacement fit new ones was bullshit, had to drill new holes and grind away to make 'em fit.


I had a hunch you would find a different failure Jeff. Typically a solder-joint will hold and the wire will break next to the joint...

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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2015 01:55 am
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Latest update to my '91 FL is a gonna be a new set of fairing mount speakers. Tried to fix 1 of the speakers by sodering the connector last week. Had both speakers working for 1 day and the one quit again. So, I decided to order a new pair made by Hogtunes. 4 ohm 4 1/4" 100 watt, $100.
Turns out that the soder held where I applied it last week. After taking it out tonite the speaker itself was blown. Oh and the exact replacement fit new ones was bullshit, had to drill new holes and grind away to make 'em fit.

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2015 12:14 pm
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you land barge owner,s have all the bells and whisles.LMAO:D

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 Posted: Thu May 7th, 2015 10:31 pm
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Latest update to my '91 FL is a gonna be a new set of fairing mount speakers. Tried to fix 1 of the speakers by sodering the connector last week. Had both speakers working for 1 day and the one quit again. So, I decided to order a new pair made by Hogtunes. 4 ohm 4 1/4" 100 watt, $100.

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 Posted: Tue May 5th, 2015 12:44 pm
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possiable you got a little rust in your tank goc, especially if it set in a cold garage all winter and got condensation in the gas.usually gas from the pump if faulty is from water in the stations tanks , have had that happen before.:?

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I went back to the old school shop to pick up a fast idle plunger. I wasnt watching what the hell I was doing when I was putting on the S7S teardrop air filter cast housing and bent the plunger. I tried to bend it back, but the stainless tip just broke. The old school shop got me the part for $11.00.  Again, I didn't bother stopping in to a dealer. If I asked then for a plunger, they would say go to a hardware store.

My bike starts and runs better than ever. Now to see if anymore fine grit shows up in the bowl. That still is a mystery.


I can only think of one place that could be causing the grit. Where you're buying your gas.

If you don't have one, you may want to install an inline fuel filter. I know a lot of folks that run the fancy glass ones (I know I did) but a cheap one made out of plastic works just as well and a lot less $$

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I went back to the old school shop to pick up a fast idle plunger. I wasnt watching what the hell I was doing when I was putting on the S7S teardrop air filter cast housing and bent the plunger. I tried to bend it back, but the stainless tip just broke. The old school shop got me the part for $11.00.  Again, I didn't bother stopping in to a dealer. If I asked then for a plunger, they would say go to a hardware store.

My bike starts and runs better than ever. Now to see if anymore fine grit shows up in the bowl. That still is a mystery.


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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2015 04:53 pm
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Speaking of dealers, I am very lucky to have a man by the name of Dave at Manns Harley Davidson who is an excellent parts counter guy. My buddy Ben and I both have '91 FL's and a lot of parts for that yr are hard to find. Dave at Manns' knows his shit and finds us parts always.. One of the few HD dealers that can get the hard to find shit.1991? Lucky they'll even talk to you about it...

Its the only Harley Dealer I will deal with in our area. They take care of me on parts at least.

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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2015 12:51 pm
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this must be a state,s wide problem , last time i went to the local dealer for oil and filter they tried to give me the wrong filter for my fxr. dumb asses.

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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2015 12:10 pm
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jeffy ole boy wrote:
Speaking of dealers, I am very lucky to have a man by the name of Dave at Manns Harley Davidson who is an excellent parts counter guy. My buddy Ben and I both have '91 FL's and a lot of parts for that yr are hard to find. Dave at Manns' knows his shit and finds us parts always.. One of the few HD dealers that can get the hard to find shit.1991? Lucky they'll even talk to you about it...

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 Posted: Sat May 2nd, 2015 10:58 am
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Speaking of dealers, I am very lucky to have a man by the name of Dave at Manns Harley Davidson who is an excellent parts counter guy. My buddy Ben and I both have '91 FL's and a lot of parts for that yr are hard to find. Dave at Manns' knows his shit and finds us parts always.. One of the few HD dealers that can get the hard to find shit.

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Hell Carl, as soon as you said "Harley Dealer" I knew you were in trouble.

I was having some sort of problem with my FXR and couldn't figure it out. Don't really remember what it was. I stopped in at one of the olded dealers in the area "Los Angeles HD" and went directly to the shop and asked the kid at the counter to speak with the oldest guy there, the more gray in his beard, the better. Kid laughed and said we ain't got anyone that old...

Hell, I lost the shift-lever from my forward controls one morning on the way to work. Borrowed a heel-lever from a buddy with a Road-King. Stopped at the same dealer and got nothing out of them on a replacement shift lever. How friggin' hard can it be?

Only thing I've found at the dealer that appears to be decent deal is their AGM batteries. Otherwise you're SOL with an older or even slightly modified bike...

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 Posted: Fri May 1st, 2015 09:06 pm
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shit, tried the soap and watter on my ink , didnt work .:?

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