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Forum: Face plant 05-01-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,877
Posted By foxtrapper
BTDT with my own TBI. Judging from your writing,...

BTDT with my own TBI. Judging from your writing, you're not nearly as recovered as you think you are. Btdt too.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By foxtrapper
Cool. This could save me some money. Time spent...

Cool. This could save me some money. Time spent riding is not time spent shopping!

Seriously, about how long a ride are you guys planning, and any idea how many folk will be riding it? I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 69,974
Posted By foxtrapper
Come over to my neck of the woods. Prius drivers...

Come over to my neck of the woods. Prius drivers here seem to believe they've an environmental exemption from speeding tickets. Judging by the lack of Prius I see pulled over, seems they might be...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,036
Posted By foxtrapper
Never said I did. You need to go back and read...

Never said I did. You need to go back and read the OP's description of his parts washer.
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,036
Posted By foxtrapper
Aerosol sprayed perc is better for you. ...

Aerosol sprayed perc is better for you. Interesting thinking.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
Most GPS units are hard to see in the bright sun....

Most GPS units are hard to see in the bright sun. There's also a zillion different formats for the different units, and the fun of loading them, if a particular unit can even be loaded. Then...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 702,075
Posted By foxtrapper
I bought mine a few years ago for $1,200. All...

I bought mine a few years ago for $1,200. All gone through and nice, though not quite as pretty as yours. I did put it up for sale last summer. Got it up to almost $1,600.

Here's a reference...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
I'll echo all the positive comments on the roll...

I'll echo all the positive comments on the roll charts as well. Both them being a single sheet without the need for taping, and the accuracy of the symbols. I also liked the frequency of the...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,036
Posted By foxtrapper
Ever look at the contents of a spray can of brake...

Ever look at the contents of a spray can of brake cleaner? Until very recently, 100% perc.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By foxtrapper
Um, which event and which weekend? There's...

Um, which event and which weekend? There's nothing on the calendar for this coming weekend.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 702,075
Posted By foxtrapper
On the odd chance that such a thing exists, is...

On the odd chance that such a thing exists, is there a known better seat for a XL500S? Or anyone that does customization on them, without costing a fortune.

Barring that, I think I'll notch the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
It can vary, but it won't be by much. It'll...

It can vary, but it won't be by much. It'll always on the weekend at the begining of May.

Here's the 2015-2016 proposed schedule: Starts April 30th....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37,660
Views: 9,929,071
Posted By foxtrapper
? Pinto's aren't cookie cutter cars?

? Pinto's aren't cookie cutter cars?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
Most inappropriate bike award? I nominate...

Most inappropriate bike award?

I nominate the Ducati! I'd have liked to watch him snake his way up Tower Road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,640
Posted By foxtrapper
Buckhorns have you moving quite differently in...

Buckhorns have you moving quite differently in order to steer. Perhaps this little graphic, showing the differences between dirt bike type handlebars and buckhorns will help. Basically, a dirt bike...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
Weather forecast is looking steadily drier, but...

Weather forecast is looking steadily drier, but also a little cooler. Happy dance for less wet riding!
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By foxtrapper
Pros: -Easily stored out of the way when not in...

Pros:
-Easily stored out of the way when not in use. Minimal shop space footprint.
-Lifts both tires off the ground, so it might be able to do a tire change.

Cons:
-Slip as it "locks" into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,640
Posted By foxtrapper
OK, how do you steer without using the handlebars?

OK, how do you steer without using the handlebars?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,640
Posted By foxtrapper
Notice the handlebars, they aren't buckhorns. ...

Notice the handlebars, they aren't buckhorns.

Let me elaborate, first with a picture. Here's a fairly typical set.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Ledzx3/harley%20davidson/sportsterVIII.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37,660
Views: 9,929,071
Posted By foxtrapper
A technique that has served me well over the...

A technique that has served me well over the years with passengers is to have them hold me in a bear hug around the chest. They feel much more stable on the bike, and invariably lean with me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 19,712
Posted By foxtrapper
This Saturday, starts up by Harrisburg, PA. ...

This Saturday, starts up by Harrisburg, PA.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1043823
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 702,075
Posted By foxtrapper
84 XL500? In any case, David Silver Spares...

84 XL500?

In any case, David Silver Spares https://www.davidsilverspares.com/ . They list the seal for a 1980 XL500 for $2.00.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By foxtrapper
I've used many, and my favorite type is the ones...

I've used many, and my favorite type is the ones that friction lock the throttle shaft. I have an old one that's long out of production, but it's similar to the omni-cruise in function. I would set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,640
Posted By foxtrapper
Sounds like what are known as buckhorn...

Sounds like what are known as buckhorn handlebars. And yes, they destroy handling and stability by destroying your control. Horrible things, imo and ime. It's like ridding with a tiller instead...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 69,974
Posted By foxtrapper
You're off by a few decades. It also had a shaft...

You're off by a few decades. It also had a shaft drive, among other things.

It was an experiment the US Army requested. Harley built the experimental bikes for them. The Army dropped it,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
Laughing, don't follow the guy on the red XL500,...

Laughing, don't follow the guy on the red XL500, it'll be his first time using a roll chart! God knows where I'm going to end up.

Ever do a TSD rally? Once it took me about 10 tries to get us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 69,974
Posted By foxtrapper
That's what makes them chaps. Otherwise they're...

That's what makes them chaps. Otherwise they're known as pants.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 69,974
Posted By foxtrapper
And some don't take it too seriously and just...

And some don't take it too seriously and just have fun on them.

http://besttoys4boys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Fisher-Price-Harley-Davidson-Motorcycles-001-502x5831.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,036
Posted By foxtrapper
Read his description of his parts washer.

Read his description of his parts washer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By foxtrapper
Oh, it's a spoof video! Which when you actually...

Oh, it's a spoof video! Which when you actually watch it, is funny.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,036
Posted By foxtrapper
Lacquer thinner is my generic go-to washing...

Lacquer thinner is my generic go-to washing solvent. I use it outdoors only. Filthy grimy things go in. Swish them around, sparkly clean things come out.

Perc is my #2. Also wonderful stuff.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 23,929
Posted By foxtrapper
Yay! More snow forecast for today and tomorrow!

Yay! More snow forecast for today and tomorrow!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,402
Posted By foxtrapper
There's really nothing new about teens being new...

There's really nothing new about teens being new drivers, and showing all the skill level and abilities of a new driver.

Distraction is nothing new, cell phones are. There is a difference. We've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 69,974
Posted By foxtrapper
Shesh, why is that KTM riders are ALWAYS such...

Shesh, why is that KTM riders are ALWAYS such drama queens?

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,797
Posted By foxtrapper
My FIL is basically the same way. What he thinks...

My FIL is basically the same way. What he thinks is right, what everyone else thinks is wrong. Period. He is the smartest, most brilliant and knowledgeable man he knows.

So I generally just...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,030
Posted By foxtrapper
Which to a large degree is a matter of the right...

Which to a large degree is a matter of the right tool for the right job.

If you like leisurely riding along watching the world unfold, cruisers and touring type bikes are the right sort of tool....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,150
Posted By foxtrapper
It's not always simple. Some states require...

It's not always simple. Some states require interesting documentation to prove you actually live at the address before they will enact an address change.

Then should you live rurally on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By foxtrapper
Something I've been playing with a bit is using...

Something I've been playing with a bit is using my cell phone for this. I've an Android phone with a decent camera. Set the phone in my ram mount on the handlebar facing forward. Fire up the Lapse...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By foxtrapper
Diavel. I'm 5'6", with a 29" inseam. I can fit...

Diavel. I'm 5'6", with a 29" inseam. I can fit comfortably on the Diavel, not so on the KTM.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,417
Posted By foxtrapper
Keep shopping. I said newer only with regards to...

Keep shopping. I said newer only with regards to the two you had listed. I'm not at all a newer is inherently better type at all.

I have an 04 RK. Bought it with nearly 50k on the odometer a...
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