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Old 03-20-2010, 09:33 PM   #41
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Lol, welcome to mt.net

Don't take anything too seriously on this forum. It is the internet after all.

Good luck with your build!
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:33 PM   #42
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btw none of the harleys i build/ work on are new they're shovel-heads and evo's all carb'd not fuel injected
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:40 PM   #43
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btw none of the harleys i build/ work on are new they're shovel-heads and evo's all carb'd not fuel injected
Someone please put this in the FAQ
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:50 PM   #44
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To reply to #42...
Yeah well I don't care what they are...if they support East Coast choppers than their homo's. There's a saying, and it goes something like this, "build it so YOU can fix it." My grandfather owned a 1939 Harley Knucklehead since 1942? He knows nothing about it other than how to ride it, which is pretty bad assed since it's suicide shift. **** all that though, I bought a '78 Triumph Bonneville 750 that people said was "worth money" and the day I got it home I sawzalled the tail section off and 2 weeks later there was a TIG welded hardtail on it. NO Rear suspension, jockey shift, and wait...what else??? electric start???? That's for pussies who watch the discovery channel, it's KICK START only on these 2 wheels...Needless to say I turned it into most likely the most badassed Triumph creation in PA, and when people say "why would you F up the originality of that bike? It would be worth so much more?" I say..."Oh yeah? to who, cause to me, it's priceless"...same goes with a turbo miata. I could get book value for my '99, or I could make it smoke Z06 vettes all day long. Is it worth $6,000?..maybe, but when it beats a $32,000 car, it's worth the satisfaction.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:05 PM   #45
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Don't buy anything until you've spent 6 months familiarizing yourself with all of the different aspects of the possible arrangements and their benefits or drawbacks. If done properly, it will involve much use of the search button at the top of this page and reading through sometimes initially unrelated threads that distill into morsels of useful information. There are years of trial and error and accompanying advice from thousands of contributors and sources. Every question you have asked had been posed and resolved thoroughly and repeatedly such that our elder members can become weary of the questions. They see it as a sign of laziness when newcomers ask to be spoon fed. They treat those noobs less than graciously as an offhanded way of dissuading this behavior. As was once simply stated regarding this forum, "We are a helpful bunch, but we will not spoon feed you."

As one who has been there, there are three ways to proceed from this point. You may study and learn with the help of the forum and its tens of thousands of pages of resources, proceed against the grain and become more deeply frustrated, or acquire a complete kit from a reputable manufacturer and have someone tune it for you. I chose the first. Most that remain here did as well. The ones who chose the second option often leave without the information they seek. And many of the ones that choose the last option either don't need us or don't want to be bothered understanding how everything works beyond the ignition switch and the throttle pedal.

Most importantly, don't peragrate your build without proper time invested in study or regret will be your constant companion.

Most of us are quite friendly and very gracious, but tire quickly of the deluge of noobs every week requesting we regurgitate pages of data on demand. This is one reason you have been treated harshly by some. They also see it as an affront when sentences aren't begun with capital letters and ended with punctuation of some sort. It is seen as a sign of disrespect to the forum. Do not feel unwelcome, but instead feel a renewed understanding for the value the members place on the sanctity of our forum and its etiquette and decorum. Their remarks to you are to them as shooing a fly from their potato salad.

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Old 03-22-2010, 02:06 AM   #46
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sorry to say but i will be turbo'ing the car i am not going against the grain but going with the flow and learning fast im not one to sit back and have people talk **** just because im not "buying from sponsors!" its annoying as hell! seriously because i dont go with everyone else and the way they have done stuff not being a dick but there is "more than one way to skin a cat" im reading im taking advice from the members and im sorry that the search tab is useless when you dont know what you're searching for hence one member says GM air temp sensor the other calls it a IAT sorry i dont put 2 and 2 together
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:06 AM   #47
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i bought my PLX M-300 wideband today and im working my *** off on bikes to pay for my MS
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:28 AM   #48
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sorry to say but i will be turbo'ing the car i am not going against the grain but going with the flow and learning fast im not one to sit back and have people talk **** just because im not "buying from sponsors!" its annoying as hell! seriously because i dont go with everyone else and the way they have done stuff not being a dick but there is "more than one way to skin a cat" im reading im taking advice from the members and im sorry that the search tab is useless when you dont know what you're searching for hence one member says GM air temp sensor the other calls it a IAT sorry i dont put 2 and 2 together
Most of the people on here are running DIY turbo setups, so I have no ******* idea what you are talking about.

Also, if you dont know (or cant easily figure out) what an IAT sensor is, you shouldnt be modifying cars. Sorry.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:38 AM   #49
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i know what a IAT is i just didnt know if you "MIATA GUYS" had different acro's for stuff ****
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You callin me gay boy?
We dont take kindly to talk like that in these parts
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:42 PM   #51
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Chill out if i learned at least ONE thing from this forum it is to lurk, read, and keep your head down. Tons of good quality information come through here all the time. The only reason people will flame you is because they have dealt with more douchebags than their are numbers in Pi(π), Its not a personal attack its a defense mechanism and a damn good one at that. But no ones here to bust just your ***** they are more than willing to point you in the right direction. I suggest you check out the build threads to you can learn alot of dos and donts in there plus plenty of purty pictures.


P.s everyone here is pretty gay so thats just something you'll have to get used to.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:14 PM   #52
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i know what a IAT is i just didnt know if you "MIATA GUYS" had different acro's for stuff ****
I've read most of your posts and feel for you. Sometimes it feels like the natives are a bit harsh.

I think with a better punctuation/grammar/spelling, a tad more humility, and not stooping to the senior haters levels, you'll do fine.

Most people here would help out with answers and steer you in proven directions. If you post up that you bought something or want to try something out that we don't approve of for some reason, feel free to ask why the hate? Trying to save a couple hundred bucks that'll lead you down a path of frustration and future $$$ wasted is sometimes not worth learning from your mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes are very costly.

I'm totally for saving some money, but I asked around, was directed towards someone that had some great reviews, and chose it. Overall, I'm extremely pleased I didn't try to pioneer anything nor try to wrench anything on my own. If you feel comfy working on wiring, engine management, fitment, etc., then by all means go for it. I personally think that unless you're pretty familiar w/ the past failures of these guys, you're starting blind and are a good candidate for expensive "whoopsies".

Anyhoo, good luck and please use a period (".") when appropriate. Your thoughts convey a lot better and doesn't turn us off from helping.

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