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PostSubject: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:20 am

Greetings from Las Vegas!
My name is Jason, but most people on the forums refer to me as "Sin", a short version of my username.

I'm a member of a few car forums, and a Moderator for one of them, so I know how to behave and you don't have to worry about me ever getting out of line.

I've been riding sport bikes for nearly 30 years, but I bought my first cruiser last year. Actually, I bought it as a birthday gift for my wife. A 1997 Marauder that I picked up for a steal. I was so excited that I was getting it so cheap, I failed to go through all the checks when buying a used vehicle. About 10 miles of riding it to my home, the engine began to buck and cough, then lost all power(little to no oil will do that). I spent the next hour beating myself up. It went to my sister's house, where it was planned to wait for the Mrs' birthday.

Fast forward three months, to when a replacement engine showed up two weeks before the birthday. My son and I swapped the engine, and took care of a few other minor repairs(headlight, frame cover replacement, etc.). When I rode it home for the birthday reveal, I realized a bit of carburetor tweaking was in order, but the reveal was first. The Mrs. loves it... so much so, that she almost cried!

Okay, now I know why I got the bike so cheap. When I attempted to adjust the carburetors, I found the pilot screw in the front carb must have been lost by a previous owner. They took a 6mm. bolt, put a crude taper on it with a grinder, then jammed in where the pilot screw should be. I was surprised the damned thing would run that way. Replacement carburetors on order, then installed and synchronized, I now have this bike running great...
It has become a $1600 investment that started out as just a fraction of that. Still, both my wife and I love it!

I'm glad to be here.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:18 am

hello and a warm welcm sin yes we live and learn am sure you will enjoy the site

by the way had a 1990 vfr750f love those, some of the best bikes ever made the vfrs had to give it up as dodgy elbow, riding position hurt like hell after a few miles so went down the vl800 route two years ago well pleased .Would have a vfr in a heartbeat if I could ride it painfree
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:50 am

SinCityLocal. wrote:

I'm a member of a few car forums, and a Moderator for one of them, so I know how to behave and you don't have to worry about me ever getting out of line.
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Welcome mate! You certainly know your way around a motorcycle. Glad you joined the 800 family. Been to your lovely city - how do you cope riding in the heat? - it was 43C one day when I was in Vegas! Is Nevada a helmet state? What about lane splitting (is that legal?) - sitting in a jam in heat would be no fun, I bet. I would love to ride my WG up the Strip. Post some pics of your ride when you can.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:50 am

Hi Sin  WELM
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:19 am

Hi Sin and some pics would be good once you can post.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:57 pm

Welcome on board Sin - never been to Vegas, but I spent many years working in casinos, so Vegas was the spiritual homeland to us all.  All the best with the ride
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:37 pm

wwweee   Jason aka Sin!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:34 pm

 to the forum, good intro.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:16 am

Riding in the heat only bothers me when I'm stuck in traffic. If I'm going for a long ride in the heat, I wear a wet sweatshirt under my jacket. As I get a little warm, I pull the zipper down to let some air in. Evaporative cooling works great! Nevada is a helmet state, and lane splitting is illegal, but many of us go to the front of the line at a red light.

Thanks all, for the welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:30 am

Lane splitting or filtering as it's called here is legal in the U.K. and is a way of life for most of us. But I'm sure a lot of the guys on here would swap your sunshine for a little less freedom in the traffic!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new guy   Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:52 am

Hi Sin and 
What an interesting first post! Great to have you on board.
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