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Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Kannonball8
Bell MX-9 ADV

I've had an MX-9 Barricade for a couple of months and generally like it, especially for the price - it's sometimes difficult to find a $200 helmet that fits comfortably and is reasonably quiet. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48,921
Views: 10,169,029
Posted By Kannonball8
Tool tube

Acetone will remove the yellow lettering and pictographs from your tool tube very quickly. It's the only thing I found that works and it's easy and fast. I use these tubes on several of my bikes,...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By Kannonball8
OK folks, just got back from picking up the new...

OK folks, just got back from picking up the new addition to the fleet. Seller agreed to meet me half way so my trip was only 500 miles total. I put 250 lb of sand in the trailer and ran 35 psi in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,952
Posted By Kannonball8
The weight difference between most open face and...

The weight difference between most open face and full face helmets by the same manufacturer is not really that much. An example - Shoei Quest open face = 3 lb 1 oz, a Shoei RF 1200 full face = 3 lb 8...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for all the replies. I finally got the...

Thanks for all the replies. I finally got the trailer out of the barn yesterday (lot of snow in the way) and this morning I put 300 lb of bagged sand on it, also lowered the tire pressure to 30psi. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for the suggestions, I can lower air...

Thanks for the suggestions, I can lower air pressure some and also carry some load. I like the water idea a lot better than my idea of bagged sand, whole lot easier to get rid of water than sand...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By Kannonball8
Bouncing trailer

I have a 9' l x 6' w all aluminum flatbed trailer I use for hauling bikes. It has a torsion bar axle on it and tows OK when loaded but bounces so much when empty that it drives me crazy. I can live...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 32,750
Posted By Kannonball8
Mrs. KB and I will be doing Garden Mountain to...

Mrs. KB and I will be doing Garden Mountain to Bluegrass Trail, Dagger Springs to Kelly's Market in Gala for lunch (Best BLT around) then head across Mckinney Hollow to Sharon, pick up the back side...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-05-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,077,689
Posted By Kannonball8
Trentster, If Triumph does agree to a head...

Trentster, If Triumph does agree to a head replacement to keep you as a happy customer (they are much better about that than many other manufacturers) you will get the same head you already have if...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Kannonball8
Roadcrafter lining question

My 8 or 9 y.o. Roadcrafter has a lining in it but if I remember correctly the early ones weren't lined and I think the new RC-3 is unlined. Is this correct? Seems like the ones without a lining might...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31,899
Views: 1,920,742
Posted By Kannonball8
As AB13 says, many of the roads shown belong to...

As AB13 says, many of the roads shown belong to Painter Mountain Hunt Club (blocked with orange gates), I've had some interaction with those folks while on Blue Grass Trail (Public, unpaved) and...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for the reminder, I didn't even think...

Thanks for the reminder, I didn't even think about checking for an ice maker. Reason I ask about the water heater is because it looks like I'm going to be the one stuck opening and closing this...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Kannonball8
prepairing a weekend cabin for unoccupied mode

I need to close up a weekend/vacation cabin for a friend. Winter temps here can get to single digits at night on occasion, with daytime temps usually in the high 30's/low 40's. Heat and water will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,687
Posted By Kannonball8
Good local lawyers

Wonder if we could create a list of lawyers that are experienced at making tickets go away? This would help many of us who travel, suppose I'm someplace in North Carolina and get a speeding ticket,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48,921
Views: 10,169,029
Posted By Kannonball8
Lowering a WRR for my wife

I found a good deal on a WRR that I would like to get for my wife. She is currently riding an XT-250 and is ready for more power and the better suspension of a WR, however, she has tried to ride...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By Kannonball8
My wife and I ride our Urals in snow every...

My wife and I ride our Urals in snow every winter. There are many logging roads, forest service roads and county roads around here that aren't plowed and it's also possible (but illegal) to access...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Kannonball8
Mike , This was the reason for my post - he...

Mike , This was the reason for my post - he doesn't know what he wants for it (neither of us knows what it's worth) and I don't want to screw him or my self. I have not even suggested the NADA value...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Kannonball8
Help me make an offer on an '01 KTM 640

An friend of mine has an '01 KTM 640 Dualsport that he is going to sell. He's in his 70's and it's too tall for him to ride anymore. The bike has around 8,000 miles on it an seems to be in nice...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,875
Posted By Kannonball8
Weight in truck bed for traction

I usually put 3 or 400 pounds of weight in the bed of my truck for winter traction (without it truck gets stuck on flat ground if it's even damp out). I put it right over the rear axle but am...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,541
Posted By Kannonball8
I'm sure Mario's system works very well in the...

I'm sure Mario's system works very well in the desert and in most of the western U.S. but don't think it's gonna do much for you in DC - humidity is just too high for evaporative cooling to work...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Kannonball8
I think "ROCKET" is the last thing you want...

I think "ROCKET" is the last thing you want emblazoned across your back as you have a roadside chat with a trooper or local LEO. I don't think you'll have much luck getting it off your jacket without...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,541
Posted By Kannonball8
Question for Roadcrafter one piece owners

I just bought my first Roadcrafter and have a question about the full length zipper. When putting on and taking off the suit, do you, unzip all the way to the top and split the suit open, or, zip...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,077,689
Posted By Kannonball8
All of us who bought '12 and early '13 TEX's took...

All of us who bought '12 and early '13 TEX's took a chance buying a first year bike. There are almost always some problems in the first year of a new model no matter who the manufacturer is. I have...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By Kannonball8
Harbor Freight lists the above mentioned 20ga...

Harbor Freight lists the above mentioned 20ga stapler but they also have an 18ga unit for a few bucks more. Would the 18ga unit be better for seat covers or is the tool too large to get into tight...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 150,416
Posted By Kannonball8
Old Loctite Shelf life

Dirty, Many years ago (about 10, I think) I got a good deal on 20 10ml bottles of 242. I have about 8 bottles left. I just opened a new bottle and the product still looks good, no signs of drying out...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48,921
Views: 10,169,029
Posted By Kannonball8
Lowering a WR

On a bike like the WR with a link suspension does lowering the rear by replacing the links also reduce rear suspension travel or does it just drop everything down. I don't have any intention of doing...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Kannonball8
Are you sure it's the tires? I have run 2 sets of...

Are you sure it's the tires? I have run 2 sets of Anakee III's on my Triumph Explorer and my wife has a set on her Tiger 800 neither bike has any unusual tire noise from the A III's. However, this...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,763
Posted By Kannonball8
I'm 62 but have been riding Airheads since my...

I'm 62 but have been riding Airheads since my late 20's. First one was a '74 R90/6 that I bought in '79
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By Kannonball8
Battery Tenders in CA & OR

Just bought a new Battery Tender (old one crapped out after 16 years of hard use) the package has a big red sticker on it that says "NOT FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA OR OREGON". Do these states not trust...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,077,689
Posted By Kannonball8
TEX clutch slave cylinder

Just a heads up for TEX owners. My clutch slave went out on me at about 16,000 mi. It's an easy fix but if this happens to you, absolutely make sure you change the engine oil after you replace the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 37,692
Views: 9,944,394
Posted By Kannonball8
I put a bungie cord between the closed ends of...

I put a bungie cord between the closed ends of both hooks on the ratchet straps. This keeps tension on the strap so it won't come unhooked if the suspension compresses when the truck goes over a...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Kannonball8
A hydraulic control valve should work for this. ...

A hydraulic control valve should work for this. Look at "log splitter valves" in Northern Hydraulics. They are two position floating valves with a port for supply in and two ports for output. Look...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,077,689
Posted By Kannonball8
What "the doc" said. but of course would depend...

What "the doc" said. but of course would depend on your height and arm length.

I'm 5'11" and use the ROX 2" which works for me both sitting and standing. I have them set so they give me about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,412
Posted By Kannonball8
How would you actually use that thing? If you...

How would you actually use that thing? If you let go of the throttle to grab and use the whip, the bike slows instantly and your target is gone. The other option might be to reach over and get your...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for the advice, it's supposed to rain...

Thanks for the advice, it's supposed to rain again tomorrow so I'll watch how the lap area is folded.

Bruce
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,563
Posted By Kannonball8
Wet crotch in a Roadcrafter

Just bought a used Roadcrafter, suit is about 5 years old but looks like new. I wore it in the rain for the first time today and it kept everything dry except my crotch. I think I remember hearing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37,692
Views: 9,944,394
Posted By Kannonball8
Looks like the left passenger foot peg is about...

Looks like the left passenger foot peg is about to let go. Passenger pegs are usually not as robust as rider pegs, hope it continues to hold her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,727
Posted By Kannonball8
I have a little sign hanging in my office, it...

I have a little sign hanging in my office, it says:

"If you ride motorcycles long enough they will kill you.
The trick is to ride them with enough focus and skill that
you die of old age...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,318
Posted By Kannonball8
I just bought a 41 piece set made by Irwin (Vice...

I just bought a 41 piece set made by Irwin (Vice Grip) from Amazon for $109.00 + 9.00 shipping. Price was right and I believe Irwin is a quality American manufacturer so it should be a decent set. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 48,921
Views: 10,169,029
Posted By Kannonball8
Up grade from Trail Wings

It's time to replace the stock 301/302 Trail Wings on my WR. For my type of riding the Bridgestones actually do pretty well. I live in the mountains so have lots of twisty pavement to ride; my dirt...
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