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Foggy_Auggie

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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2007, 09:35:44 PM »
RE1,

That's how I check mine.  I keep it right in the center between L and H.  When it starts to migrate toward L, I put in no more than 1 ounce at a time to bring it back to center.  Sometimes it takes 2 ounces as measured on the oil bottle graduated side indicator.

I check it EVERYTIME before I ride on a new day.  About half the time it doesn't need any oil - on real hot days is when it seems to use a little.

There is a lot of heat radiating off that single cylinder jug and heat equates to energy conversion.  It's almost as if it should put out more horsepower than rated.  The cam timing, exhaust and intake restriction limits the RPM, but torque is readily apparent.

The classic hemi-head and valve angle of the iron Bullet engine seems better suited for free breathing than the narrow valve angle Electra engine - in my intuition.  The Electra is for emissions control - you guys already know this!!

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« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2007, 04:02:11 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2007, 03:34:36 PM »
 ;D

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Ofcalipka

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Re: '06 Military (more boring reports)
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2007, 05:31:13 AM »
I've had a few problems with that harness as well.  I finally ended up replaceing all the connectors with a slightly higher quality and tighter fitting connectors and have not had this problem since.
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« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2007, 04:36:19 PM »
 ;D

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« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2007, 06:40:24 PM »
 :o

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Re: '06 Military (more boring reports)
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2007, 09:50:17 PM »
Nice reflection on the chrome there.  I don't think it could have been that bad.
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Re: '06 Military (more boring reports)
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2007, 02:12:40 AM »
Little_a_o
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« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2007, 02:01:02 PM »
 ;D
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Re: '06 Military (more boring reports)
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2007, 03:56:17 PM »
Right on , Kevin............This bike isn't meant to be flogged.  Reliabilitiy isn't in top speed but in normal day to day running.    I use some oil but only if I fill it all the way up and if I flog the thing to death, yes, it will use some oil.   I have not yet and do not intend to take this bike on the Interstate.    It loves back roads just fine.  Shifting is an art on this and many other bikes.  It takes a while to learn, just like learning how to take care of the Wife.   Treat them right and you'll not be sorry.  Some of this reply may be wine inspired.        DG

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« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2007, 06:21:44 PM »
:-*
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« Reply #56 on: December 24, 2007, 10:15:30 PM »
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