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Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,711
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing...

Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing and I just got this owners manual for the chair. Hope it's OK to post this link....

http://floridasidecarproducts.com/california_sidecar_parts
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,604
Posted By AviatorTroy
I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I...

I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I every where I go at work they have one of those bulk ear plug dispensers. I pretty much like any foam ones, the orange ones that look like a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,105
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes! ;)

Yes! ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,105
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO...

Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO forum about those cards.

http://forums.officer.com/t164351/

It pretty much affirms the opinion I have always had of them. Pretty much could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,105
Posted By AviatorTroy
Very good tips. And if you look at the true cost...

Very good tips. And if you look at the true cost if you do wind up with a ticket as you have layed out so succinctly, the flat rate $350 my attorney charges me to make it go away is truly a deal!
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,756
Posted By AviatorTroy
I love mine, but I also do use a rubber band...

I love mine, but I also do use a rubber band across the front.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By AviatorTroy
Anakee 2 was my favorite, but you can't get them...

Anakee 2 was my favorite, but you can't get them anymore, at least in the US. I had no problems with the Battlewings either, just a good, predictable, affordable tire. Never been a dunlop fan, but...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 142,303
Posted By AviatorTroy
Every fall I ride from Ohio to FL ride back in...

Every fall I ride from Ohio to FL ride back in the spring. My intent is to utilize some of the TET-S route into my biannual commute. Every year I try to come up with a different route but I'm...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 142,303
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have been waiting almost 2 months for the TET S...

I have been waiting almost 2 months for the TET S file, sure would like to have it but I understand how the guy does this as a favor to the community so if I get it great, if not that's fine too.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By AviatorTroy
That sucks that you are having that experience,...

That sucks that you are having that experience, the bike gave over 100k happy miles for the PO, and you got 200 miles into it so far. Hope you get this resolved, it's a beautiful bike and you deserve...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By AviatorTroy
My 09 has had an Akropovic since before it left...

My 09 has had an Akropovic since before it left the dealer new. It's pretty quiet with just a solid throaty growl. Sounds good without being at all obnoxious. Real reason I love it is that it's about...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By AviatorTroy
Tire balancing beads

Heeeere we go again!

Yes they work. Some people swear they don't. I think those people didn't put enough in. You have to err on the side of too much, any excess beads will just seek their own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,907
Posted By AviatorTroy
I don't remember him talking about any particular...

I don't remember him talking about any particular issues with it but I think he rode it locally around Cincinnati for the most part. I think it was a couple years later, '22 if I recall.


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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 11-19-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1,455
Sticky: Tet
Views: 142,303
Posted By AviatorTroy
I never got them either, guess I'll have to wait...

I never got them either, guess I'll have to wait until next year. :(


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,907
Posted By AviatorTroy
Actually I also found it available on Kindle for...

Actually I also found it available on Kindle for a whole 2.99$. I went ahead and did that so I could read it off line.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,425
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes all my vintage Hondas tell me when they need...

Yes all my vintage Hondas tell me when they need an oil change, my 550 especially gets a gear box of false neutrals and the real neutral disappears! ;) Actually, I run Rotella in everything except my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 46,572
Posted By AviatorTroy
I hate tires that have that damn "wear strip"...

I hate tires that have that damn "wear strip" down the middle. Very disappointed to see that here. Bad traction in loose stuff, and you can't tell how much rubber you have left.
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,471
Posted By AviatorTroy
Wife and I rode our GS out to one of the last...

Wife and I rode our GS out to one of the last Shuttle launches a couple years ago and out of the 400,000 or so people there, that couple on that Airhead pulled up and asked us if they could hang out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,498
Posted By AviatorTroy
Well after reading the idea behind your poll, I...

Well after reading the idea behind your poll, I went with Honda. I do not own any modern Hondas and feel that others more suit my needs, but I do own 3 vintage Hondas and feel that as a whole, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,057
Posted By AviatorTroy
Light to normal traffic, car is faster because it...

Light to normal traffic, car is faster because it takes me forever to throw my stuff in the panniers, put in all my gear, and all that crap whreas I can just jump in the car and go. Heavy traffic,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,907
Posted By AviatorTroy
1919 Crossing of America on a Henderson

Thanks so much guys for bringing this to attention. I just started reading tonight, this is very special read for me because right around the same time (1922 I think) my grandfather was 18 and drove...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By AviatorTroy
Mine sure does. Don't know why. Viscosity of the...

Mine sure does. Don't know why. Viscosity of the transmission lube maybe?
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By AviatorTroy
Excellent way to spend $20k to cut your resale...

Excellent way to spend $20k to cut your resale value in half. Yuck!
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hey it might be very helpful for reference...

Hey it might be very helpful for reference purposes if you post here or in G Spot the web site where you were able to order the lens. I myself might need one in the future, my lense has a chip in it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,395
Posted By AviatorTroy
I do that exact thing in my shop and am...

I do that exact thing in my shop and am comfortable with it.

On another note I was stuck behind a bad wreck in stop and go traffic for about 45 minutes the other day in 90 degree weather and the...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorTroy
Fantastic find! I know this is a big money item....

Fantastic find! I know this is a big money item.

PS, don't use GS and issues in the same sentence, it will start a fecal storm around here ;)


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Forum: Hacks 11-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,821
Posted By AviatorTroy
Just a stupid question, don't see a plate on...

Just a stupid question, don't see a plate on that, is it street legal with a real title and all that?
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,344
Posted By AviatorTroy
What do you wear in the cold, and how cold?

For some reason I can't imagine riding in freezing conditions but I have no problem jumping on a snowmobile and going over 60mph in sub zero temps.

For me it's the idea of getting road salt all...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,902
Posted By AviatorTroy
To me the problem riding down here is the heat....

To me the problem riding down here is the heat. Very surprised anyone can tolerate something like a VFR or FJR aka fully faired bike that pumps out the heat like those things do. I'd go naked or...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By AviatorTroy
My God man, word of wisdom to live by!

My God man, word of wisdom to live by!
Forum: Hacks 11-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By AviatorTroy
I've never ridden a Ural but my dad has a...

I've never ridden a Ural but my dad has a Goldwing with a california sidecar on it and It is well set up, tracks great and handles fine. And I assume you, power is NOT a problem.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 51,571
Posted By AviatorTroy
the 3/4 length leather rider's jacket is baaaaaack

I liked the lawndale and looked at it long and hard. Really like the brown. Alas in the end practicality won over and I went with a Darian.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,821
Posted By AviatorTroy
I read an article about the Vetter MPG rally and...

I read an article about the Vetter MPG rally and he believes that a 250 is the perfect size to give the best combo of MPG and cruising speed. A lot of those guys also put a neutral between 5th and...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,336
Posted By AviatorTroy
[QUOTE=discoganya;17955362]I've had terrible luck...

[QUOTE=discoganya;17955362]I've had terrible luck with Shinko's myself. These are 244s on a DR650.

Never again.

http://i.imgur.com/J34RXl.jpg

That's exactly what the 244s looked like on my...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 195,843
Posted By AviatorTroy
Just picked up the static vertical wheel balancer...

Just picked up the static vertical wheel balancer yesterday, and after I flushed the bearings out with acetone and re greased with something other than oily sand, the thing worked great. Balanced...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By AviatorTroy
Once a year I go full on detail with s100 and...

Once a year I go full on detail with s100 and some wheel cleaning brushes to get in all the nooks and crannies. The rest of the time I use the Honda spray cleaner. Pledge does work great on plastic...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By AviatorTroy
Haven't been up there for a few years but all I...

Haven't been up there for a few years but all I can say is take the lightest, most capable bike you have. That place is no joke.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By AviatorTroy
For a ten year old bike, I don't care how nice it...

For a ten year old bike, I don't care how nice it is, that is an astronomical price.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By AviatorTroy
Just my opinion, but you need to get way further...

Just my opinion, but you need to get way further west in the state. The one and only time I rode Trail Ridge Rd it was bumper to bumper with SUVs full of rich children going 15 mph for 2 hours. The...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By AviatorTroy
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
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