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  • Gary Gavin
    Well, I had to replace my OE shock with a Hagon unit when the hose to the remote split. I saved the OE shock but in the multiple moves it s MIA at the moment.
    Message 1 of 17 , May 31, 2011
      Well, I had to replace my OE shock with a Hagon unit when the hose to the
      remote split. I saved the OE shock but in the multiple moves it's MIA at
      the moment. Thought it would show up as the boxes are emptied, but not yet.
      When it shows up will post the measurement. If you got the info from
      somewhere else please share.

      --
      Gare
      98 TBS
      07 Mini Cooper S
      Sanford, NC


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    • Gary Gavin
      Found my OE shock minutes ago. The top of the first lock ring is 1 1/8 from the top most thread on the body. Hope this helps. ... -- Gare [Non-text portions
      Message 2 of 17 , Jun 2, 2011
        Found my OE shock minutes ago. The top of the first lock ring is 1 1/8"
        from the top most thread on the body. Hope this helps.

        On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM, Gary Gavin <gary.l.gavin@...> wrote:

        > Well, I had to replace my OE shock with a Hagon unit when the hose to the
        > remote split. I saved the OE shock but in the multiple moves it's MIA at
        > the moment. Thought it would show up as the boxes are emptied, but not yet.
        > When it shows up will post the measurement. If you got the info from
        > somewhere else please share.
        >
        >
        > --
        > Gare
        > 98 TBS
        > 07 Mini Cooper S
        > Sanford, NC
        >



        --
        Gare


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      • Mo
        Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul Bike Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was
        Message 3 of 17 , Jun 6, 2011
          Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul Bike
          Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was
          looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire
          Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,
          clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it
          smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is
          amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more
          foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.
          There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it
          on.




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        • petermholmes
          Hi Gary, Sorry to hear about your missing shock. Setting the front forks back to stock turned out to be a very good starting point. The damping s spot on.
          Message 4 of 17 , Jun 8, 2011
            Hi Gary,

            Sorry to hear about your missing shock.

            Setting the front forks back to stock turned out to be a very good starting point. The damping's spot on. The preload's a little soft, but I'm guessing that's because it was set so high for so long (spring sag). My guess is that I'll wind up at just a turn or two more on the preload and be done.

            The rear shock...full preload is a touch excessive, but it's not bad enough to warrant changing it. I'll trade a little stiffness for the cornering clearance it gives me. Having played with the preload on my LegendTT, I'd guess that "perfect" for me (6', 210lb) on this shock would be about 1/2" of thread showing.

            Peter
          • KEITH REGELIN
            Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS To:
            Message 5 of 17 , Jun 12, 2011
              Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS

              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
              From: sazerac99us@...
              Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700
              Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























              Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul Bike

              Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was

              looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire

              Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,

              clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it

              smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is

              amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more

              foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.

              There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it

              on.



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            • Mo
              Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not though....and report back. Thanks!!! 16EFE88F4 ________________________________ From:
              Message 6 of 17 , Jun 12, 2011
                Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not
                though....and report back.

                Thanks!!!
                16EFE88F4






                ________________________________
                From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>
                To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM
                Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings


                Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on
                motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS

                To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                From: sazerac99us@...
                Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700
                Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























                Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul
                Bike


                Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was

                looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire


                Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,


                clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it

                smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is

                amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more


                foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.

                There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it

                on.



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              • KEITH REGELIN
                Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC wheels. I m heading to Walmart! Keith To:
                Message 7 of 17 , Jun 12, 2011
                  Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC wheels. I'm heading to Walmart! Keith

                  To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                  From: sazerac99us@...
                  Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:22:25 -0700
                  Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























                  Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not

                  though....and report back.



                  Thanks!!!

                  16EFE88F4



                  ________________________________

                  From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>

                  To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                  Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM

                  Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                  Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on

                  motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS



                  To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                  From: sazerac99us@...

                  Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700

                  Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                  Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul

                  Bike



                  Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was



                  looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire



                  Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,



                  clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it



                  smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is



                  amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more



                  foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.



                  There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it



                  on.



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                • Mo
                  wait til tomorrow...I want to see what they say...maybe they just make a more expensive cleaner thats for bikes.. 16EFE88F4 ________________________________
                  Message 8 of 17 , Jun 12, 2011
                    wait til tomorrow...I want to see what they say...maybe they just make a more
                    expensive cleaner thats for bikes..
                    16EFE88F4






                    ________________________________
                    From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>
                    To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                    Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 7:42:08 PM
                    Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings


                    Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC
                    wheels. I'm heading to Walmart! Keith

                    To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                    From: sazerac99us@...
                    Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:22:25 -0700
                    Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























                    Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not

                    though....and report back.



                    Thanks!!!

                    16EFE88F4



                    ________________________________

                    From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>

                    To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                    Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM

                    Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                    Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on

                    motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS



                    To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                    From: sazerac99us@...

                    Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700

                    Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                    Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul

                    Bike



                    Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was



                    looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire




                    Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,




                    clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it



                    smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is



                    amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more




                    foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.



                    There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it



                    on.



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                  • KEITH REGELIN
                    Mo, I ll bet you are right. If it says motorcycle , it costs more.. I will wait to see what they say. Keith To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                    Message 9 of 17 , Jun 12, 2011
                      Mo, I'll bet you are right. If it says "motorcycle", it costs more.. I will wait to see what they say. Keith

                      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                      From: sazerac99us@...
                      Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:47:02 -0700
                      Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























                      wait til tomorrow...I want to see what they say...maybe they just make a more

                      expensive cleaner thats for bikes..

                      16EFE88F4



                      ________________________________

                      From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>

                      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                      Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 7:42:08 PM

                      Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                      Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC

                      wheels. I'm heading to Walmart! Keith



                      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                      From: sazerac99us@...

                      Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:22:25 -0700

                      Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                      Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not



                      though....and report back.



                      Thanks!!!



                      16EFE88F4



                      ________________________________



                      From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>



                      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                      Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM



                      Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                      Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on



                      motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS



                      To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                      From: sazerac99us@...



                      Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700



                      Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                      Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul



                      Bike



                      Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was



                      looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire



                      Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,



                      clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it



                      smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is



                      amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more



                      foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.



                      There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it



                      on.



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                    • Mo
                      I talked to one of the product specialists at Eagle One, about their All Wheel and Tire Wash.What he said was that some motorcycle wheels are not finished the
                      Message 10 of 17 , Jun 16, 2011
                        I talked to one of the product specialists at Eagle One, about their All Wheel
                        and Tire Wash.What he said was that some motorcycle wheels are not finished the
                        same as automotive wheels and this cleaner might damage the finish. He told me
                        specifically, that they tested a Harley Davidson spoked rim, and it turned all
                        the spokes almost black. (not going to make an anti harley remark here and start
                        a war). He also said that any damage to the finish of a wheel would be
                        noticeable pretty much instantly. I didn't have any trouble on the Sprint
                        wheels, apparantly they have a "normal" automotive clearcoat. He did offer one
                        caution though, he said when this stuff gets on a tire, it will leave a small
                        residue which would be slippery...this residue wears quickly, so just ease into
                        that first twisty with a bit of restraint.

                        I'm curious if this stuff would discolor the spoked wheel of a TBS. Black spokes
                        would look cool though, huh? So now we know...certain things can't be used on
                        motorcycles because of Harleys....
                        16EFE88F4






                        ________________________________
                        From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>
                        To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                        Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 8:06:11 PM
                        Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings


                        Mo, I'll bet you are right. If it says "motorcycle", it costs more.. I will wait
                        to see what they say. Keith

                        To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                        From: sazerac99us@...
                        Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:47:02 -0700
                        Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























                        wait til tomorrow...I want to see what they say...maybe they just make a
                        more


                        expensive cleaner thats for bikes..

                        16EFE88F4



                        ________________________________

                        From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>

                        To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                        Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 7:42:08 PM

                        Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                        Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC

                        wheels. I'm heading to Walmart! Keith



                        To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                        From: sazerac99us@...

                        Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:22:25 -0700

                        Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                        Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not



                        though....and report back.



                        Thanks!!!



                        16EFE88F4



                        ________________________________



                        From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>



                        To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                        Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM



                        Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                        Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on



                        motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS



                        To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                        From: sazerac99us@...



                        Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700



                        Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                        Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul



                        Bike



                        Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was



                        looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire




                        Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,




                        clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it



                        smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is



                        amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more




                        foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.



                        There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it



                        on.



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                      • petermholmes
                        ... I knew you couldn t resist! :)
                        Message 11 of 17 , Jun 18, 2011
                          > So now we know...certain things can't be used on
                          > motorcycles because of Harleys....

                          I knew you couldn't resist! :)
                        • KEITH REGELIN
                          Mo, In your first post, you said the stuff worked with no etching on the parts you used it on. So you did not use it on the spokes? Anyway, thanks for the
                          Message 12 of 17 , Jun 18, 2011
                            Mo, In your first post, you said the stuff worked with no etching on the parts you used it on. So you did not use it on the spokes? Anyway, thanks for the reply info from Eagle One. Good thing I don't have a Harley any more (got smart!). Keith

                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                            From: sazerac99us@...
                            Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:45:13 -0700
                            Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings




























                            I talked to one of the product specialists at Eagle One, about their All Wheel

                            and Tire Wash.What he said was that some motorcycle wheels are not finished the

                            same as automotive wheels and this cleaner might damage the finish. He told me

                            specifically, that they tested a Harley Davidson spoked rim, and it turned all

                            the spokes almost black. (not going to make an anti harley remark here and start

                            a war). He also said that any damage to the finish of a wheel would be

                            noticeable pretty much instantly. I didn't have any trouble on the Sprint

                            wheels, apparantly they have a "normal" automotive clearcoat. He did offer one

                            caution though, he said when this stuff gets on a tire, it will leave a small

                            residue which would be slippery...this residue wears quickly, so just ease into

                            that first twisty with a bit of restraint.



                            I'm curious if this stuff would discolor the spoked wheel of a TBS. Black spokes

                            would look cool though, huh? So now we know...certain things can't be used on

                            motorcycles because of Harleys....

                            16EFE88F4



                            ________________________________

                            From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>

                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                            Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 8:06:11 PM

                            Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                            Mo, I'll bet you are right. If it says "motorcycle", it costs more.. I will wait

                            to see what they say. Keith



                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                            From: sazerac99us@...

                            Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:47:02 -0700

                            Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                            wait til tomorrow...I want to see what they say...maybe they just make a

                            more



                            expensive cleaner thats for bikes..



                            16EFE88F4



                            ________________________________



                            From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>



                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                            Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 7:42:08 PM



                            Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                            Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC



                            wheels. I'm heading to Walmart! Keith



                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                            From: sazerac99us@...



                            Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:22:25 -0700



                            Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                            Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not



                            though....and report back.



                            Thanks!!!



                            16EFE88F4



                            ________________________________



                            From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>



                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                            Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM



                            Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                            Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on



                            motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS



                            To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                            From: sazerac99us@...



                            Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700



                            Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                            Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul



                            Bike



                            Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was



                            looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire



                            Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,



                            clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it



                            smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is



                            amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more



                            foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.



                            There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it



                            on.



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                          • Mo
                            Ive got a Triumph Spring...allow rims. I joined this group when I had a TBS, and still come here to read...   16EFE88F4 ________________________________ From:
                            Message 13 of 17 , Jun 18, 2011
                              Ive got a Triumph Spring...allow rims. I joined this group when I had a TBS, and still come here to read...
                               
                              16EFE88F4




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                              From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>
                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                              Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 8:55 PM
                              Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings


                              Mo, In your first post, you said the stuff worked with no etching on the parts you used it on. So you did not use it on the spokes? Anyway, thanks for the reply info from Eagle One. Good thing I don't have a Harley any more (got smart!). Keith

                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com
                              From: sazerac99us@...
                              Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:45:13 -0700
                              Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings






















                               


                                 
                                   
                                   
                                    I talked to one of the product specialists at Eagle One, about their All Wheel

                              and Tire Wash.What he said was that some motorcycle wheels are not finished the

                              same as automotive wheels and this cleaner might damage the finish. He told me

                              specifically, that they tested a Harley Davidson spoked rim, and it turned all

                              the spokes almost black. (not going to make an anti harley remark here and start

                              a war). He also said that any damage to the finish of a wheel would be

                              noticeable pretty much instantly. I didn't have any trouble on the Sprint

                              wheels, apparantly they have a "normal" automotive clearcoat.  He did offer one

                              caution though, he said when this stuff gets on  a tire, it will leave a small

                              residue which would be slippery...this residue wears quickly, so just ease into

                              that first twisty with a bit of restraint.



                              I'm curious if this stuff would discolor the spoked wheel of a TBS. Black spokes

                              would look cool though, huh? So now we know...certain things can't be used on

                              motorcycles because of Harleys....

                              16EFE88F4



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                              From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>

                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                              Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 8:06:11 PM

                              Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                              Mo, I'll bet you are right. If it says "motorcycle", it costs more.. I will wait

                              to see what they say. Keith



                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com

                              From: sazerac99us@...

                              Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:47:02 -0700

                              Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                              wait til tomorrow...I want to see what they say...maybe they just make a

                              more



                              expensive cleaner thats for bikes..



                              16EFE88F4



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                              From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>



                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                              Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 7:42:08 PM



                              Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                              Mo, You used the stuff and it worked good, so who knows why they say no MC



                              wheels. I'm heading to Walmart! Keith



                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                              From: sazerac99us@...



                              Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:22:25 -0700



                              Subject: Re: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                              Geez, you are right!!! I will call them tomorrow and find out why not



                              though....and report back.



                              Thanks!!!



                              16EFE88F4



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                              From: KEITH REGELIN <emeraldman1973@...>



                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                              Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 6:13:43 PM



                              Subject: RE: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                              Mo, Is this stuff by Eagle One? If it is, their web site said NOT to use on



                              motorcycle wheels.. Keith Regelin 1998 TBS



                              To: triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com



                              From: sazerac99us@...



                              Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:52:49 -0700



                              Subject: [T TBS R] Bike Wash....sorry for multiple postings



                              Like all of us (or most), I buy that motorcycle degreaser...S100, Motul



                              Bike



                              Wash etc for about ten or fifteen dollars a bottle...Today at walmart, I was



                              looking at their wheel and tire cleaners...there was one, A2Z All Wheel and Tire



                              Cleaner that said it was good for all wheels...Aluminum, mag, painted, anodized,



                              clear coated etc, for about 4 dollars...I smelled it in the store, and it



                              smelled just like S100...long story short, I bought a jug and the stuff is



                              amazing...maybe even a little better then the usual ones. It sprays on in a more



                              foamy way, so it doesn't run off like the others, and hoses away with ease.



                              There was no sign at all of any discoloration or etching of any parts I used it



                              on.



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