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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-23-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,728
Views: 281,164
Posted By henrymartin
I'd like to second Bill's message. Not...

I'd like to second Bill's message.

Not having met either one of you, I just wanted to say that I feel sorry that you have to go through what you are going through. I can't imagine if something...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By henrymartin
In my experience, medium strength thread-locker...

In my experience, medium strength thread-locker will acts as anti-seize, as it prevents the threads from rusting together. YMMV
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,085
Posted By henrymartin
For the past few months, I've been working with...

For the past few months, I've been working with an Australian photographer, Karl Strand, on a project combining his photos and my writing. Currently, there are three short ebooks we put out for FREE....
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
:huh

:huh
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By henrymartin
Soda blasting if you just want it clean. No need...

Soda blasting if you just want it clean. No need for an expensive blaster either. An air compressor, a duster gun, and a length of vinyl hose will do the trick. Just make a small slit in the tube...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 837
Posted By henrymartin
Speigler makes custom stuff. Or, any speed shop...

Speigler makes custom stuff. Or, any speed shop will do it for you. I know because I contacted a few to make me braided lines for my Bandit (oil cooler lines).


Earl's Indy usually has a 24 hr...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
I was going for a straight clip link, as I never...

I was going for a straight clip link, as I never had one give me trouble.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
Well, the dealer always treated me right. For the...

Well, the dealer always treated me right. For the EK, I'm paying $130, whereas the usual suspects online charge around $170-$180.



DID is not that expensive. I was looking for a good chain...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By henrymartin
I was actually serious. The cold bluing is not...

I was actually serious. The cold bluing is not too durable compared to hot blue, but it is easy to apply. Get the gel stuff as it blues better.

Clear VHT is available at Autozone. It is satin,...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
My local dealer always discourages me from buying...

My local dealer always discourages me from buying DID chains. He claims that any yahoo can buy 1000ft of industrial chain from DID, a case of moto chain boxes, and start selling it as moto chain.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By henrymartin
Cure it on the bike. Idle speeds only, and in...

Cure it on the bike. Idle speeds only, and in three steps per the instructions on the can.

How does it compare?

BBQ pain scratches easily and does not like chemicals. The VHT, once cured, is...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By henrymartin
The VHT stuff is as good as it gets in a rattle...

The VHT stuff is as good as it gets in a rattle can. Do not bake it with a heat gun - follow the instructions on the can or use an oven.

I did the heatshields on my WRR with it, baked it in a...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
It's not leaking, but the rubber hoses are now 12...

It's not leaking, but the rubber hoses are now 12 years old. So, let's call the swap preventive.

I'll be doing Spiegler brake and clutch lines, new chain/sprockets, maybe powdercoating the frame,...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
I was talking about the Y piece on the return...

I was talking about the Y piece on the return lines. There is a Y at the bottom, and two flat faced connectors on top, mounted via two bolts. Those are hard to find.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
Too bad there ain't a custom shop anywhere near...

Too bad there ain't a custom shop anywhere near me.

Earl's Indy would take it in and make a replacement set if I send them the originals. The would ship it back within 48 hrs, which is amazing....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 19,332
Posted By henrymartin
The roads are fine during the day, but once you...

The roads are fine during the day, but once you go under tree cover on the dirt roads, it is sketchy at best. I never knew my bike could do sustained 18mph in 4th gear. :lol3 Which was just about the...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I like the fancy clamp, as that...

Thanks.

I like the fancy clamp, as that will allow me to attach to the stock parts that I cannot buy (the non-banjo).

My front lower banjos are corroded, so I'll be replacing those.

Did...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 19,332
Posted By henrymartin
CJ and I went for a pie today. Ended up at...

CJ and I went for a pie today. Ended up at Audrey's, only to find out there was no maple pecan to be had. So we ate a harvest fruit pie instead.

interesting riding to get there on an unpaved...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks! I thought I would make my own,...

Thanks!

I thought I would make my own, using the stock cooler mounts as they are not banjo. I also wanted to replace the ones behind the cylinder, as they are not too good either.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By henrymartin
Simple black rtv works well. The...

Simple black rtv works well. The Hondabond/Yamabond works well, but remains sticky for a long time. RTV sets much faster.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
Motopsychoman - didn;t you tell me once that you...

Motopsychoman - didn;t you tell me once that you replaced your oil lines with stainless, braided lines? I've been trying to source some ever since, and the only places I found are a shop in the UK...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
Yes, they do charge a lot, but my local dealer...

Yes, they do charge a lot, but my local dealer can get me 120 link 530 red chain for $130 out the door, which is about what i paid for the 520 RK that is on my WRR.

The bike is running awesome....
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By henrymartin
EK chains?

I'm looking for a new chain for my Bandit 12, and the color I'd like (Red - yes, it shouldn't matter), is only to be found on EK 530 MVZX chain. DID and RK have the usual gold, but I wouldn't mind...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By henrymartin
Those two are 4# away from the wall. The other...

Those two are 4# away from the wall. The other two are in the corners on the opposite wall, about a foot away from the wall. The front two i had no other place to put them. Well, originally there...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By henrymartin
Okay, a really bad 11pm photo with crappy...

Okay, a really bad 11pm photo with crappy lighting:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eDhUOd-_-tk/VIfGIWjxw5I/AAAAAAAACQs/2TlVSeqeK_E/s1600/030.JPG
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By henrymartin
Ain't that the truth. Yes, the speakers...

Ain't that the truth.

Yes, the speakers sound better than I expected from budget drivers. I realize the GRS are copies of the Pioneers, but I did not expect much for the price. Especially the...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,085
Posted By henrymartin
This coming weekend, I will be cancelling the...

This coming weekend, I will be cancelling the free download and going back to the regular price of $2.99. If you are curious, grab your free copy before then. All sites should have the free download...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 248,045
Posted By henrymartin
A happy customer testament: I've had my...

A happy customer testament:

I've had my Lynx mounted on my WRR all this season. It proved to be a worthwhile accessory, keeping me comfortable on longer trips, at higher speeds, and during crappy...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,573
Posted By henrymartin
Yup. I had my woodstove in the house for 9...

Yup.

I had my woodstove in the house for 9 years now. Single wall pipe up to an adapter in the ceiling, stainless above ceiling to the top. Stainless cap with mesh, and the cap itself screws to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,441
Posted By henrymartin
Nothing is covered in ice here (yet) but the...

Nothing is covered in ice here (yet) but the steady drizzle all day long with temps dipping to single digit tonight will make most of the terrain slick. High 26 for tomorrow, so it will never thaw. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By henrymartin
Nice!:clap

Nice!:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-05-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,562
Posted By henrymartin
Man, Tumu, this sucks. Sorry to hear that. I'll...

Man, Tumu, this sucks. Sorry to hear that. I'll keep my eyes open on CL and elsewhere.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,160
Posted By henrymartin
It's nothing for the car, and turbo or non, under...

It's nothing for the car, and turbo or non, under 1000 lbs I would not worry about it.

I tow a 17' fiberglass boat with my Xterra (6sp, manual) on a non-ebrake trailer. Boat and trailer are...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,179
Posted By henrymartin
Well, tested one speaker today and I'm not happy....

Well, tested one speaker today and I'm not happy. The mids and highs are super clear and nice, but way too dominant. The bass is nicely flat, but so much in the background.

I think it may be the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,441
Posted By henrymartin
How about trying this weekend? Saturday...

How about trying this weekend?

Saturday looks like rain, but Sunday looks sunny and just above freezing. With 40F the day before, we should not have to worry about ice.

How about late...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By henrymartin
No date yet. Are you kidding me - look outside...

No date yet. Are you kidding me - look outside and see the weather :lol3

I'll think of a date in spring, but a lot depends on the mud season as the trails are off limits during mud season. IIRC,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By henrymartin
The ride? Yes, AFAIK. Although some...

The ride? Yes, AFAIK.

Although some factions within ADV may not be all too happy with me, I still plan to do the ride.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,881
Posted By henrymartin
I carry a small Sig P380 (the most flat, metal...

I carry a small Sig P380 (the most flat, metal gun with a decent trigger out there) in a tankbag (magnetic) that goes with me.

I would not want to fall on a gun while riding. If you ever fell on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,275
Posted By henrymartin
I love the yellow. Heck, when I wasn't...

I love the yellow.

Heck, when I wasn't looking, a couple of Multis fell in front of my eyes, but then a Bandit 12 caame up in the crosshairs and I ended up getting that instead of the Duc.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,441
Posted By henrymartin
So, no house of Disney for you then. Tell...

So, no house of Disney for you then.

Tell Jake that he had done well to even make it where they did. Great job!:clap
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