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  1. sir fred

    Rear brakes locking up

    Ask the engineering expert that understand Manufacturing, Quality Control, Geometric Tolerancing and Dimensioning..LOL!..he knows...and the quirks of the English language....LOL!
  2. sir fred

    Rear brakes locking up

    LOL!
  3. sir fred

    California 1400 Reliabilty Opinions?

    I went to Seacoast Motorsports in Derry while at Bike Week. Nice shop! Only a 93 mile ride from where we stay in Lincoln.
  4. sir fred

    California 1400 Reliabilty Opinions?

    Been going there for the past 25years..on the Kanc this year..the 1400 needs a new rear tire. Rode the GW. There was a MG rally in Keene...would have went if i had it..
  5. sir fred

    Rear brakes locking up

    I'm not twelve years old and I don't get upset by semantics. Been around a long time and fixed many things....LOL!
  6. sir fred

    Rear brakes locking up

    There is if quality control slips. ALL mechanical items are subject to quality control. ALL. My worn brake pads were the problem. I have contemplated purchasing a new caliper but changing the pads more frequently has alleviated the binding. I may have not worked as extensively on mc's as you...
  7. sir fred

    Rear brakes locking up

    I had the same problem. The rear brake would drag and overheat the caliper. I checked out any debris that might affect the pedal. I sprayed WD40 on to the cylinder plunger..Took the brakes apart , lubed the guide pins, bled the brake, made a heat shield for the master cylinder...still occurred...
  8. sir fred

    lowering the seat height

    Daytona M-Star GTX Motorcyce boots can help. Also Todd offers shorter Matris shocks. https://gtmotocycles.com/collections/suspension/products/matris-california-1400-pgybk-twin-shocks
  9. sir fred

    Air cleaner.... Ugggggggggg

    LOL!..After eight years there will be a couple hundred thousand mile on them and be ready to be crushed!...If only Todd would make some maintenance/repair videos about the California like this guy Fred Harmon does for the GW 1833. I would buy them without hesitation..For DOUBLE the price...
  10. sir fred

    Air cleaner.... Ugggggggggg

    yes
  11. sir fred

    Air cleaner.... Ugggggggggg

    I love mine!.The new GW is 10x better than the previous gen! It's a great compliment to my MG and Duc!
  12. sir fred

    6000 mile service - gaps, plugs, a tip, thoughts etc.

    I can not see how a plug could loosen. They are held by the rubber spark plug boot of which can be rather difficult to remove from the spark plugs. I use anti-seize on my plugs and just snug them up. The last thing anybody wants are stripped threads. Lubrication will lessen the torque specs.
  13. sir fred

    GTM Cal-14 Exhaust

    I bought your full shorty a couple years back. Cutting the old one off sped things up. After reading that the Cali 1400 was going to be discontinued,I became concerned with a future crack. I was going to purchase Todd's H-pipe and some mufflers. After some emails with Todd, I ended up...
  14. sir fred

    GTM Cal-14 Exhaust

    Use a sawsall and cut the crossover.
  15. sir fred

    24K maintenance

    They are reusable but if you need them, AF1 Racing.com
  16. sir fred

    2016 Eldorado valve noise

    They're always noisy.
  17. sir fred

    guess its battery time...

    Not to be a party pooper but my 2014 1400 Custom still has the original battery going strong. I keep all my machines (three MCs, two utvs, two lawn tractors) on Battery Tender jrs. My 2011 Diavel still has the original battery!. All go on a tender when not in use. I ride them, park them and plug...
  18. sir fred

    Cal 1400 Screen Options

    I bought a screen out of the UK . Broke it when I dropped my bike and made it in to this. Worked great!. But eventually wanted more protection and went with the full fairing.
  19. sir fred

    Cal1400 REGISTRY & Pics thread - ADD YOUR BIKE

    It's excellent ! I cut nearly six inches off the wind screen. I am glad and lucky to have it. It was the last one Harper's Moto had.
  20. sir fred

    Cal1400 REGISTRY & Pics thread - ADD YOUR BIKE

    Love this bike. but time to put it away til Spring. My mods: GTM full shorty exhaust GTM fuel package Matris piggyback rear shocks Viking Universal Warrior side bags with C-Bow mounts Viking Top case MG cylinder head guards Hepco Becker Crash bars Kuryakin driving lights H&H Fairing future...
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