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Do you park your dog in nuetral?

Discussion in 'General' started by Gas Man, Feb 25, 2008.

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Do you park your dog in Nuetral?

  1. Yes, everytime

    37.5%
  2. Yes, if parked for a longer duration

    2.7%
  3. No, don't worry about it.

    10.8%
  4. No, why?

    11.5%
  5. Yes, but not when worried about rolling away.

    37.5%
  1. JeffShoots

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    I've been riding too long about 22 years. With all my bikes (3 right now) including a Hooters Race bike it's all the same and just picked up a nice raked '89 FXR :flag:

    Parked in First always, Gas off, foot all my kickstands and I'm 6'4".

    I always like to let the Harley style bikes warm up in the sun so I'll kick it in Nuteral, gas on, start, and let it warm.

    With the newer FI bikes, pull in the clutch and start. I than idel around the subdivision to warm.

    Here is another one. I always stop at a light with the bike in first and only put my left foot down, right foot on the brake.
    I see so many Guys stop with both feet down like a duck waddel :job: what if you stop on a hill and you look :rolleyes:

     
  2. stlmikie

    stlmikie I wish I had more money.

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    What is it about the duck waddle that everyone dislikes? I guess I do the waddle a little but I like to have both feet down because I usually have the wife on and it is a sturdier base I guess.She isn't the most still person on the back and often have to correct her movements with my feet.:hi:
    Are there other techniques to do that?


     
  3. Brew

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    Same with me only park it in gear when on an incline or decline. I to pull the clutch in when starting, force of habit I guess!
     
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    damn...so sometimes they dont start and sometimes the start all on their own??? i have always parked in nutral because i have a a habit of starting my bike while i stand next to it. then give it a minute to warm up. well i now see that its a bad habbit as there is no starter kill if its in gear. lucky for me i was sitting on it when it lunged forward.
     
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    I park mine in Neutral in the garage. Every other place, I always leave it in first gear, so it won't roll.
     
  6. hollywoodjohnny

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    That pretty much covers me
    :cheers:
     
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    Ok, I'm new here and new to big dogs.
    I'm confused and would like a little more detail please.:confused:
    Is there some electrical glitch or are you just saying that under strange circumstances, say parked in gear facing down hill, the bike could roll forward enough to actually jump start the bike? Seriously, that's possible? I've always parked my bikes in gear because I thought it was safer. Just in case some douche bag got on it while I was away it wouldn't roll off too easy.
    :cheers:
     
  8. Gas Man

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    No in 2004-05 they had some problems with the hand controls and such. The bike would actually try starting on its own. As if the key was in and on. There were a few guys that had this happen.
     
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    Well that would be one sure way of ruining your day!!!!!......:cursin::cursin::cursin:
     
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    that's nice............:down:
     
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    Nah, I park mine in the Garage, :lol: however I make sure it is in nuetral.

    Carlos :whoop:
     
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    Sorry Gas, I'd have to disagree, I believe the problem was actually within the EHCs!

    And they didn't try to actually start, but however, the EHCs did send full voltage to the starter trigger wire and the starters did what they were supposed to do, it started cranking! :eek: :down: :loony:

    And it really didn't matter which button you pushed, the buttons were inactive, because there was no key on, more less even any key in many of the ignitions! :eek: :loony:

    So if the bike was in gear, it started moving. :down:

    Some of the bikes were possessed back then! :eek: :whoop: :nono: :lol:

    dead :D :cheers:
     
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    When I first visited the dealer where I bougth my bike, I saw a nice deep
    hole in the ground where one of his bikes tilted due to the weight into
    the ground. Since then I always had that imprinted in my mind. I bought
    a device that attaches to the number plate that slides out ot the bottom a steel rectangle that I use for the stand. When done I just slide it back in.
    Simple as that, no need to carry nothing around:cheers:
     
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    can you tell us where to find one of these plates? that would be handy! great way to carry it around..
     
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    onaprwl Onaprwl

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    Never ride in the rain, never wash the electrical. Rims, tires lower frame only. Solves the electrical problems.:D
     
  17. BadBrad

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    Change out the EHC with a Wire Plus. Solves the electrical problems. Bet there have been no "ghost starters" with a Wire Plus.........or have there?:cheers::whoop::cheers:
     
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    Bad memory! Leave in gear and I get launched when i start pup up!!
     
  19. Adrian2551

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    I park mine in neutral because I once tried starting in while I was standing next to it and it jumped forward and almost went down. The scrape/bruise on my right calf from the rear peg mount only took a few weeks to go away. I was lucky that that's all the damage that occured. I did the same thing once after getting gas while sitting on it. It was a little embarrasing.

    I turn the gas off and have forgotten once. I was able to reach down and turn it on before it completely stalled out.

    I ran out of gas once, so now I get gas between 80 and 100 miles.

    My old Kawasaki Meanstreak kickstand melted about 1/2 an inch in the hot blacktop once. I may get one of those extensions you guys are talking about.

    I have never heard of Big Dogs starting on their own. The closest I have come is when my wife called and said the headlight and turn signals started flashing on their own. Did I have a close call with a "ghost start"?

    I also always plug the battery tender in.
     
  20. Buster03

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    never park in neutral evry time I start the bike I hold the clutch in even if I put it back in neutral it gets oil to the clutch pads quicker. plus safety
     

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