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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9,073
Views: 1,809,196
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
down here in the south, we call them Georgia Milk...

down here in the south, we call them Georgia Milk Cows
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,615
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
There don't seem to be a lot of engineering jobs...

There don't seem to be a lot of engineering jobs around these days except for defense stuff in my area. I used to work as an Electrical Designer (no degree), but was laid off in 2008. It seems a lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,662
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Florida

http://www.hubbellfuneralhome.com/blog/florida-law-regarding-funeral-processions

I never bothered to look before, but it is the law in Florida that you yield. I have never seen a funeral...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 35,484
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32SkxLCZz_o ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32SkxLCZz_o

classic, in Europe at least
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 371,103
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Blinker is turn signal. If he was on an...

Blinker is turn signal. If he was on an interstate, he's in the U.S.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,171
Views: 380,879
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
The "junk" in front of the engine looks like a...

The "junk" in front of the engine looks like a transmission/transaxle. Did you notice the drive shafts to the front wheels?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
I had a generation 1 Bandit 1200S with a taller...

I had a generation 1 Bandit 1200S with a taller shield. It was affected quite a bit by semis, from about 60 up. Minivans and SUVs also, but to a lesser degree. I now have an 1150GS with an aeroflow...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,689
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Mayflower moved my 02 1150GS from Wisconsin to...

Mayflower moved my 02 1150GS from Wisconsin to Florida with no problem, but I was there when it was loaded. They tied it down like I told them to. Not even a scratch.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,381
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Does the fuel pump run when you turn on the key?...

Does the fuel pump run when you turn on the key? Mine blew a fuse one time.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
poor contacts on relay? or start switch?

poor contacts on relay? or start switch?
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,678
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Why is the tail so high? Does it really have that...

Why is the tail so high? Does it really have that much wheel travel? And I agree, the front fender is ridiculous.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
I prefer it also. One of my pet peeves is useless...

I prefer it also. One of my pet peeves is useless changes just for a fresh new look, bold new graphics.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,710
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
send the boss an email with the picture you...

send the boss an email with the picture you posted, and a link to this thread
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 175,970
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
RTV dissolves with gasoline. It shouldn't be a...

RTV dissolves with gasoline. It shouldn't be a problem where you are using it though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,594
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-10-red...

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-10-red-light-laws_N.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,004
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Uh, the difference is 262. 262 is 6.2...% of...

Uh, the difference is 262. 262 is 6.2...% of 4200. Who is doing the math here? There was no mention of the number of riders, so the percentage of deaths could be less per number of riders.
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
LOL. I lived in Wisconsin for 3 winters. I washed...

LOL. I lived in Wisconsin for 3 winters. I washed my truck one day, 2001 Nissan with drums on the rear. The next day it wouldn't move. The rear brakes had frozen. It was outside with no way to get it...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,337
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
where do you get V rated lawnmower tires?

where do you get V rated lawnmower tires?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
I test rode a K1200R and an R1150RT (both used)...

I test rode a K1200R and an R1150RT (both used) about 4 years ago that did this. I thought it had something to do with the servo ABS. The 2002 1150GS that I bought doesn't do it. I thought at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,654
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
If the motorcycles in question has a telelever,...

If the motorcycles in question has a telelever, the rake possibly increases or stays the same during compression of the forks. The telelever arm moves the fork farther forward during compression.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
#1 sounds like detonation. Try higher octane fuel.

#1 sounds like detonation. Try higher octane fuel.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Get some spacers and longer bolts from the...

Get some spacers and longer bolts from the hardware store. Put them under the front part of the seat mount on the seat. Helps quite a bit. Or there is a "kit" for this on eBay.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
if they don't have the part, don't they owe you a...

if they don't have the part, don't they owe you a loaner?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,019
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
http://www.ridelikeapro.com/ Higher than...

http://www.ridelikeapro.com/

Higher than idle speed, slip the clutch, control speed with back brake.

The videos are very useful.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,560
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
I'm 6'1" 34" inseam and have the aeroflow tall on...

I'm 6'1" 34" inseam and have the aeroflow tall on an 1150GS. It is worlds better than the givi that was on the bike when I bought it. I do get a little buffeting when behind a semi or good size...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,438
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
I didn't trip. I was about halfway off when the...

I didn't trip. I was about halfway off when the falling bike knocked me down. Only thing I can figure is the kickstand folded up.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,350
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
There is one difference between telelever and...

There is one difference between telelever and conventional forks that I have never seen mentioned. It may be a slight advantage for the telelever.

When conventional forks compress during braking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,438
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Well, it became my turn to post here today. I...

Well, it became my turn to post here today. I stopped at a convenience store, put the sidestand down, leaned my 1150GS over, took off gloves and helmet, set them on the handlebars. I went to step off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,391
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Depends on the state. Wisconsin says the yellow...

Depends on the state. Wisconsin says the yellow lights are timed so that it is not possible to run a red light, or you do have time to stop before it turns red. In Florida as long as the light is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,441
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
I use a throttle rocker too, just rest my hand on...

I use a throttle rocker too, just rest my hand on the grip, don't usually grip it at all. I got back into bikes a couple years ago at 50, and my right hand would go numb until I got one. It would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
On my 1150GS with the roller shift peg, I put...

On my 1150GS with the roller shift peg, I put heat shrink over it. Less abrasion on the shoes/boots.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
My 02 GS had a lowered version Two Brothers when...

My 02 GS had a lowered version Two Brothers when I bought it (and full size left factory bag). Yes, it's louder than stock, but not obnoxious like most cruiser pipes. If/when I can, I may replace it...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
PVC glue

PVC glue
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,306
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
a caliper is only accurate to + or _ .002 (inches)

a caliper is only accurate to + or _ .002 (inches)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,189
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
http://www.dobeckperformance.com/shopping/viewprod...

http://www.dobeckperformance.com/shopping/viewproduct.asp?pid=14

worked on my 2002
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Hello Kitty Gladius?

Hello Kitty Gladius?
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
just get a piece of metal, drill holes, bolt to...

just get a piece of metal, drill holes, bolt to mounts on bike, drill two more holes (or slots) to mount the rearset where you want them to be
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,390
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
The SX175 was very underpowered compared to the...

The SX175 was very underpowered compared to the Japanese enduros of the same time period. I had one for a brief time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
is it getting air in (filter) and compression?

is it getting air in (filter) and compression?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By Nitro_Fluffy
Torque is used to "measure" the stretch of a...

Torque is used to "measure" the stretch of a bolt. Friction is not what keeps a bolt tight, it is the tension caused by stretching the bolt. If the bolt is stretched too far, it is permanently...
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