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Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
I finally got it with much ccussing and rage...

I finally got it with much ccussing and rage dropping the bolt and having to fish it out from the crevices of the motor a bazillion times. I bought the BMW socket and it is a useless waste of money....
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 693,446
Posted By gus
Nice 1974 XLH. I have a '74 XLCH. I bought a '74...

Nice 1974 XLH. I have a '74 XLCH. I bought a '74 XLH when I was in High School in 1975.

I took my MC license test on it when South Carolina started with the motorcycle endorsement about seven...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
We'll I re shimmed the two tight valves. It...

We'll I re shimmed the two tight valves. It looks like the BMW Tech shimmed the right EX valve too tight instead of replacing the decompression lever. I moved the one from the left IN to the right...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn27/gus4440/ph...

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn27/gus4440/photo_zpsb733aab1.jpg
Does it look like that?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
Yep, they replaced it under warranty. I noticed...

Yep, they replaced it under warranty. I noticed mine when I went to install a new set of foot pegs. I was surprised when they had it fixed in a week. I will try to post a pic.
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 310,735
Posted By gus
RE: McMann, I'm eight to twelve months out before...

RE: McMann, I'm eight to twelve months out before buying another bike. It is on the list though. I think I would buy the Adventure model. But maybe wait until Suzuki discounts it. When you get into...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 310,735
Posted By gus
http://youtu.be/LpZ0l9EeA50 I rode the new...

http://youtu.be/LpZ0l9EeA50

I rode the new 1000 at Daytona. Here is a link to the Go Pro video. It's typical boring and I did not hassle with my inside helmet mike so there is wind noise. I am new...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
Pissed valve clearance found at 12,000 mile chheck

Has anyone checked their own valves and what clearances did you find? I took mine in to the dealer for the hard start problem at 6200 miles. They did not replace the decompression lever. On the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,987
Posted By gus
I think last year you had to pay at the tunnel...

I think last year you had to pay at the tunnel entrance just to get in to the infield. I am planning on staying at the Holiday Travel Park on Old Dixie Hwy this year. $16 a night including taxes and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
NAPA sells a 12 volt pump. I suck out the tank...

NAPA sells a 12 volt pump. I suck out the tank with that and drain the sump. The sump plug has a magnet that needs to be cleaned.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By gus
RIP Frank Glunz, Columbia SC

Frank passed last Wednesday. Funeral was today, burial at Fort Jackson tomorrow. If you have a motorcycle liscense in SC Frank touched your life. Him and a few others worked with the DMV setting up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By gus
Good advice, NOT! Trying to adjust it with weak...

Good advice, NOT! Trying to adjust it with weak or broken springs or broken stock doohickey is what causes motor to explodey.

I live in West Cola in Pine Ridge and I have the tools. Pm me.
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By gus
Now check across the battery with the bike...

Now check across the battery with the bike running. If you do not see at least 13-14 volts you may have a bad stator or regulator. You may need to rev the bike up above idle speed.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,842
Posted By gus
Sounds like the battery is bad

Sounds like the battery is bad
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 58,413
Posted By gus
Jim you need to start making HD maintenance...

Jim you need to start making HD maintenance videos. They would be short though. "Unscrew oil drain plug on bottom of engine." "Add oil to filler on top". "Done". Valves? "Why would I want a bike you...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,452
Posted By gus
I had an '06. Great bike, loved the engine....

I had an '06. Great bike, loved the engine. Traded it in on my 2009 GSA in Daytona while they were replacing my stator during bike week.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 695,744
Posted By gus
Craigslist, Cycle trader, and the Flea Market...

Craigslist, Cycle trader, and the Flea Market here is the answer. There is a Butt for every seat. If you hate it sell it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 360,222
Posted By gus
I call it the Waterhead.

I call it the Waterhead.
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,962
Views: 693,446
Posted By gus
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn27/gus4440/ph...

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn27/gus4440/photo_zpsb82c636b.jpg

This one was built by Smokey Mt. HD in Maryville Tn.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,358
Views: 360,222
Posted By gus
:pot

:pot
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By gus
The '12 and '13 has an 8.5 gal tank good for over...

The '12 and '13 has an 8.5 gal tank good for over 300 mile range.
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,884
Posted By gus
I have an '09 Street Bob. I love it but I also...

I have an '09 Street Bob. I love it but I also love my other bikes too. Ride the Super Glide that will tell you if you really want one. Braking, handling, suspension, and performance are low. Fun...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 72,500
Posted By gus
I rode one weekend before last. I liked it too...

I rode one weekend before last. I liked it too much. It looks waaay better in person than in pictures. Handled good, suspension was a little harsh on choppy pavement. Normal for that type of bike....
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,694
Posted By gus
I never said Harley riders don't ride. My...

I never said Harley riders don't ride. My comments were about the 2014 CVO Road King that I did a test ride on only.. I thought it is too frilly for a serious rider to spend money on. Have you seen...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,694
Posted By gus
You proved me wrong. I will expect to see The...

You proved me wrong. I will expect to see The 2014 CVO RKs on the road loaded for traveling. Too Pimpy for me but evidently not for the people buying them. The older CVOs seemed to hold a lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,694
Posted By gus
I don't know for sure. I've been a member here...

I don't know for sure. I've been a member here for a long time and ain't going nowhere. Let's challenge each other to find one in the next 10 years that has over 10,000 miles on it and pm each other...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,694
Posted By gus
You are right. My comments were about the CVO...

You are right. My comments were about the CVO Road King. It puts the Bagger style first. Way too much bling for someone looking at racking up miles.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,694
Posted By gus
I don't think the R3 has ABS or cruise. Does it?

I don't think the R3 has ABS or cruise. Does it?
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,694
Posted By gus
I rode the CVO RK Sunday. It was not my choice, I...

I rode the CVO RK Sunday. It was not my choice, I asked to ride a standard RK but they didn't have one in the bikes they brought to Thunder Tower in Columbia. Since I had signed up for it I rode it ....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By gus
Usually the package specifies the life for the...

Usually the package specifies the life for the bulb. The brighter the shorter the life. Since I commute in the dark I spring for the brighter bulb and pay the extra money and deal with the shorter...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
I like the Wee so much when I ride one I have to...

I like the Wee so much when I ride one I have to ask myself why I don't have one. Then I ask myself why I paid $18K for my GSA.

I like a lot of bikes though. I had a blast riding a Suzuki TU250....
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
Same around here. That crap about Harley riders...

Same around here. That crap about Harley riders never riding gets regurgitated so much the people that repeat it believe it.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
I have the HD 216 12" stock length. There was a...

I have the HD 216 12" stock length. There was a discount for HD Forum members. I can't remember where I bought them. They are worlds better than stock but if I had it to do over I would have bought...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
One more plus Harley has is their engine re...

One more plus Harley has is their engine re manufacturing plant. They will totally rebuild your motor or transmission and give you a factory warranty . I think they will go back to an Evo series. No...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
Most guys spend $2000 on pipes, tuner, and air...

Most guys spend $2000 on pipes, tuner, and air cleaner and have the stock shocks. I spent $500 on shocks and improved the ride and handling. When I tell them the stock shocks are crap they are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
I have an '09 Street Bob. Yes, it vibrates and...

I have an '09 Street Bob. Yes, it vibrates and rides rough. It doesn't handle, corner, or brake as good as my BMW GSA. I get a lot of enjoyment from riding it though. I put Ohlins shocks on the rear...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,835
Posted By gus
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn27/gus4440/ph...

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn27/gus4440/photo_zps8e5b4501.jpg I rode my '09 Street Bob to Key West from Columbia during Bikeweek.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-03-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 16,089
Posted By gus
Ron, I thought you were talking about me for a...

Ron, I thought you were talking about me for a minute! But you could not wake me up when I crash, so it wasn't me.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 16,089
Posted By gus
HTP is where the BMW camp out is. It gets really...

HTP is where the BMW camp out is. It gets really wild there, not.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 16,089
Posted By gus
$90 a night! Good Lawd! That's a lot of money to...

$90 a night! Good Lawd! That's a lot of money to pitch a tent. Move 20 miles north of the speedway to Holiday Travel Park for $18 a night. Does that include booze and hookers with water and elect?
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