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Forum: Equipment 06-12-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By porterdog
+1. I got the machine first time, left a...

+1. I got the machine first time, left a message, got a callback that same day and spent an hour on the phone.
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 105,060
Posted By porterdog
Fitlers?!

What's the story with these q-Jays filters? Cleanable? Disposable? What are they made from?

Tanx.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,052
Views: 693,748
Posted By porterdog
You can buy everything you need from McMaster.com...

You can buy everything you need from McMaster.com for significantly less.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,282
Posted By porterdog
Nitrile gloves are the shit. If you shop...

Nitrile gloves are the shit. If you shop carefully you can buy name-brand ones off Ebay for $6-8/box if you buy them by the case.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By porterdog
Instantly well hung.

I just changed the clutch cable on my XR650R.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 228,059
Posted By porterdog
It's gonna suck. You stay home, watch TV and...

It's gonna suck. You stay home, watch TV and eat Cheetos. I'll go for you.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By porterdog
Funny, and just goes to reinforce the idea that...

Funny, and just goes to reinforce the idea that tire choice is personal- I just read a thread on TT slamming the 739 front. I've got one on the front of my XRR, and agree with the TT guys- it might...
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By porterdog
Sorry for the late reply. Depends on the...

Sorry for the late reply. Depends on the shipper. Mine didn't ask for anything, and brought along a crate of spares gratis. It was delivered in a 30' enclosed flatbed which also contained several...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,068
Posted By porterdog
Anti-sieze attracts dirt. Sieze doesn't (once...

Anti-sieze attracts dirt. Sieze doesn't (once it's dry, anyway. It attracts PLENTY dirt when I drop a freshly loctited fastener onto the garage floor...).

I'm converting everything on my...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By porterdog
For exposed stuff, run them with a dry lube so as...

For exposed stuff, run them with a dry lube so as not to attract gritty mung (that's a technical term, son). I use the newer DuPont teflon-enhanced product.

For swingarm bearings and the like,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,910
Posted By porterdog
They cheap! Get both! (I did ;) )

They cheap! Get both! (I did ;) )
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By porterdog
uship.com; make 'em bid for your bidness. I...

uship.com; make 'em bid for your bidness.

I paid $300 to move my XR650R from upstate NY to Detroit (Rock City!).

Door to door.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By porterdog
Just got them. I typically wear a 9.5-10 in...

Just got them. I typically wear a 9.5-10 in sneakers, and have a wide-ish foot and high instep. Got a 9.5 boot. I'm also 5' 10"/180#, and prior to getting these boots would have said my calves...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By porterdog
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Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By porterdog
A* SP-S. Short cuff, mostly all leather,...

A* SP-S.

Short cuff, mostly all leather, double layered where it counts, <$90.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,198
Posted By porterdog
My lites are about a week and a half old. I...

My lites are about a week and a half old. I wore them for ~10 hours straight yesterday- rode to work, walked around the shop, sat at a conference room table, back to the shop, rode home.

The...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 626,422
Posted By porterdog
Glad you're ok; sorry about the bike. I...

Glad you're ok; sorry about the bike.

I don't think I'd get the above fixed; it's both a testament to the effectiveness of your gear and an awesome conversation starter! ;)
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By porterdog
My feet are pretty wide, and I have a high...

My feet are pretty wide, and I have a high instep. My motoboots are A* T8's, and my streets are Aerostitch CBT lites.

Both are surprisingly comfortable.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By porterdog
Many of us here have the TW as a second (third?)...

Many of us here have the TW as a second (third?) bike and have plenty of experience with bikestuff.

Over there you have a lot of people new to the sport, plus a couple opinionated idiots. ...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By porterdog
Dunno about Australia, but you should try Service...

Dunno about Australia, but you should try Service Honda (Service Yamaha?)

www.servicehonda.com
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,115
Posted By porterdog
?? If you're talking to me, where's the...

??

If you're talking to me, where's the attack? I disagree with some of the conclusions Mark is reaching and pointed out some flaws in his logic is all. It's obvious from his writing and the...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 626,422
Posted By porterdog
I considered that, and asked Wayne for his...

I considered that, and asked Wayne for his opinion. He went the other way, actually, and upsold me on the quad armor for your legs as you're more likely to have an injury there than elsewhere (as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By porterdog
Probably there's an HRC hop-up kit for sale,...

Probably there's an HRC hop-up kit for sale, but...

You can pull the snorkles out of the airbox yerself. (Free)

The boot between the carb and jug is smallified from the factory, but you can...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By porterdog
When I asked Wayne about the Kevlar/Kevlar light...

When I asked Wayne about the Kevlar/Kevlar light he explained that the light version was built for folk who ride fully-faired bikes and suffered from a lack of airflow.

As noted elswhere in the...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,115
Posted By porterdog
No it's not. None of those companies do any oil...

No it's not. None of those companies do any oil blending; they buy it from companies that do. Are they special? Doubtbful, in that the cycle-mfg branded oils are going to be very low volume.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,739,433
Posted By porterdog
Respectfully disagree. I just swapped out the...

Respectfully disagree. I just swapped out the 760 that was (fresh) on the rear of my XR4 when I bought it, ~3500 miles ago. Most of those miles were street miles, and while I'm not really an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By porterdog
I bet the power delivery will be waaay different...

I bet the power delivery will be waaay different than your big YZ. The Yamaha motors tend to be built in such a way that you really want to spin them up; the XRR is way more 350 chevy- torque...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,648
Posted By porterdog
Captain, you're sunk. Bow to the inevitable and...

Captain, you're sunk. Bow to the inevitable and buy the damn thing. You're not going to lose a mess of money if you decide it's not for you. (yah, right, it'll go 100mph in the rough...)

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46,282
Views: 9,270,150
Posted By porterdog
That really is something. Yamaha did thier...

That really is something. Yamaha did thier homework; I hope they sell a million of these.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,435
Posted By porterdog
Your profile doesn't say where you live. If...

Your profile doesn't say where you live.

If it works in your state, how about the latest KTM 300 2 stroke? Get the wide-ratio trans and electric start... I think it weighs ~230#, about like a...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,939
Posted By porterdog
Shit, I totally forgot about bees. Getting...

Shit, I totally forgot about bees.

Getting tired of my dirt helmet, but I'll put a new helmet off another year.

Wear earplugs everytime.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,673
Posted By porterdog
Yeah, I can't wait to try this. Lately I'm often...

Yeah, I can't wait to try this. Lately I'm often cold even with a lite windstopper fleece underneath a kevlar mesh jacket, the airflow at even 30mph is so extreme. It can be beastly hot here in the...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,818
Posted By porterdog
Alpinstar SP-S (see stolen picture): ...

Alpinstar SP-S (see stolen picture):

http://www.kneedraggers.com/image_storage/4/91/491dc605d80e19ba5061c6c029981c07_rough.jpg

Bigger image: ...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,189
Posted By porterdog
Sennheiser CX300's here too. I liked them fine...

Sennheiser CX300's here too. I liked them fine until I zipped one of the pods off the wire.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By porterdog
I run 65/85 H4's in my Miata. The 85w high beans...

I run 65/85 H4's in my Miata. The 85w high beans are great on really dark roads, but the reflection from big highway signs are dangerously dazzling and so it's less useful than it might be...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,277
Posted By porterdog
Superbrightleds.com has plenty LED-compatible...

Superbrightleds.com has plenty LED-compatible flashers:

First interesting page: http://www.superbrightleds.com/tail-brake-turn.html#flasher

Second interesting page:
...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,153
Posted By porterdog
Heat. In all your cases... heat. Agree that...

Heat. In all your cases... heat.

Agree that the propane (butane?) torch may not get you where you need to be. Try MAPP gas maybe, but fer fooks sake be careful.

Those busted ones- I'd use...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,115
Posted By porterdog
Hmmm.... awfully reasonable dialog for an oil...

Hmmm.... awfully reasonable dialog for an oil thread...

I use the HDEO oils too- (Heavy Diesel Engine Oil). As far as I'm concerned, if you DON'T use that your motorcycle is likely to grow hair...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By porterdog
I've got an aftermarket turbo kit on one of my...

I've got an aftermarket turbo kit on one of my cars; the Innovate LM1 is a favorite in that community.

$0.02,
Robert
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By porterdog
that's a good question, and I wonder if my issue...

that's a good question, and I wonder if my issue doesn't actually lie therein...

No battery, but I have a filter cap for smoothing. It was cheap, and came from Radio Shack, and I think IT might...
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