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Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bwringer
Also, get your butt over to theGSresources.com...

Also, get your butt over to theGSresources.com forum and sign up ASAP if you haven't already.

http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bwringer
I have many, many miles and years of intimate...

I have many, many miles and years of intimate GS850 experience.

Yours is a common complaint, but I have never understood this line of thinking.

It ain't a Harley or a Chevy. It's not hurting....
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,863
Posted By bwringer
I once was able to keep cats out of a garage...

I once was able to keep cats out of a garage (they saw it more as a nice roofed litterbox than a place where people might be trying to work without gagging) by grinding up a couple of pounds of...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,350
Posted By bwringer
This is pitiful, just pitiful... ...

This is pitiful, just pitiful...
http://i.imgur.com/tTBWPrv.gif





Can someone please go over to this poor bastard's house and help him fix this already? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,430
Posted By bwringer
What's REALLY funny is when the goobers on...

What's REALLY funny is when the goobers on CrackList try to sell a five year old shitbox computer for some significant portion of what they paid. :rofl

At least the ignorant goobers are easy to...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By bwringer
Corbin saddles also tend to be shaped for the...

Corbin saddles also tend to be shaped for the more... vertically challenged rider. They don't work for everyone.

If it doesn't work for you, sell or trade -- there will be someone out there...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By bwringer
I've had amazing work done on leather motorcycle...

I've had amazing work done on leather motorcycle gear by a shop that normally specializes in saddles and tack (you know, horse stuff).

The shop I used is no longer there (this was aeons ago,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 1,315,118
Posted By bwringer
Goddammit, just when I thought it was safe to go...

Goddammit, just when I thought it was safe to go back on ADVrider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By bwringer
Walking away was probably a good decision -- if...

Walking away was probably a good decision -- if it had crappy tires, other upkeep and upgrades have certainly been neglected. Assuming it was otherwise fairly sound, this would have been a very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By bwringer
The only important question. Well, didja? :D

The only important question.

Well, didja? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By bwringer
It's a heavy, fast sporty bike on old, worn,...

It's a heavy, fast sporty bike on old, worn, underinflated tires and you're wondering why the handling was a little wonky? :huh

Rescue the thing cheap, spoon on some new tires, and enjoy. Order...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,146
Posted By bwringer
The only way to deal with squared-off tires is a...

The only way to deal with squared-off tires is a little high-tech plastic device called "Visa". A similar device called "Mastercard" works well, too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,779
Posted By bwringer
Dumb shit heard at rallies...

"How fast were you going back there?"
"I don't know, man -- 'busa speeds!"



"I like to ride fast and shift a lot."



"I'mfascinatedwiththehumanbodysothat'swhymybikeiscoveredinskulls."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 1,315,118
Posted By bwringer
Cycle Recycle II in Indy stocks plenty of...

Cycle Recycle II in Indy stocks plenty of Kawasaki 29mm shims.
http://www.newmotorcycleparts.com/motor_parts/valve_shims.html
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 1,315,118
Posted By bwringer
Yarrrrr, matey. I be plannin' on sailin' through...

Yarrrrr, matey. I be plannin' on sailin' through PirateFest at the fairgrounds Saturday mornin'. :evil

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Hawg Spit polish. :freaky


I mean, there ain't shit else to do.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 117,979
Posted By bwringer
I like the angry reviews from the doofs who...

I like the angry reviews from the doofs who actually believed the temperature ratings. No matter how much the bag cost, every camper learns that temperature ratings are pure fantasy.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 117,979
Posted By bwringer
Can you get one of those sleeping bags out of its...

Can you get one of those sleeping bags out of its box or bag in the store and assess its "squishability"?

Unless you're a wee person, you might also want to make sure it's big enough for an adult....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,751
Posted By bwringer
The point where you stop worrying about whether...

The point where you stop worrying about whether you're "hardcore"...?
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By bwringer
Snoseal Sprays, Nikwax, etc. have all...

Snoseal


Sprays, Nikwax, etc. have all proven utterly useless. Cram some Snoseal into the seams and slather it all over the rest and you stand a chance. A bit of heat helps, as mentioned earlier.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,697
Posted By bwringer
Visit a pasture on the way into town. A...

Visit a pasture on the way into town.

A surrounding miasma of cow shit and flies will guard your steed most faithfully. See if you can arrange a smear of mud across the seat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,890
Posted By bwringer
I thought it was enjoyable. I can definitely...

I thought it was enjoyable.

I can definitely see the point that it may be more useful for explaining things to non-riders. Riders already understand, so things seem very labored at times.

My...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By bwringer
They're simply not reusable. :dunno Bash or...

They're simply not reusable. :dunno

Bash or press it out and replace it. Or leave it alone.
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 90,484
Posted By bwringer
I don't have a dog in this hunt (I just enjoy...

I don't have a dog in this hunt (I just enjoy seeing a good dogpile/train wreck), but I noticed this in the FAQs:

http://www.rickmayercycle.com/faqs.html#204
"Do you accept credit cards?"
Due to...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By bwringer
I use one a' dese: "RAM Universal Rugged PDA...

I use one a' dese:

"RAM Universal Rugged PDA Adjustable Holder Cradle"
RAM-HOL-PD3U

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/product/11759/Ram_Phone_MP3_Holders...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,584
Posted By bwringer
AKA "Safe Driver Deferral" in many places. There...

AKA "Safe Driver Deferral" in many places. There are several names for these programs.

As noted above, many times the locality gets to keep more or all of the money if they don't report it to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,507
Posted By bwringer
I understand your dilemma -- with no aspersions...

I understand your dilemma -- with no aspersions cast to the Hogly Fartleson crowd, some of those folks seem to strongly prefer rather sedate open roads with no surprises and plenty of taverns.

As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By bwringer
Same guy, both stories: He's riding his...

Same guy, both stories:

He's riding his immaculate '83 Suzuki GS1100E. Stator craps out about an hour into an all-day ride. He gets a ride on my V-Strom back home. Out of kindness, the other guy...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,260
Posted By bwringer
How they work is not very well, plus they gouge...

How they work is not very well, plus they gouge the shit out of your fasteners. Skip the gimmicks.



And skip the pawn shops, yard sales, CrackList, and other wastes of time -- all you'll find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,415
Posted By bwringer
I've found that if you show up on a similar size...

I've found that if you show up on a similar size bike fully geared up (in other words, if you look like an adult with some idea what you're doing), the "absolutely no test rides" policies suddenly...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By bwringer
"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily...

"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily available but will rust and look like ass almost instantly.

You could try this kit from Caswell's, coupled with their Caswell Sealer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19,037
Views: 1,315,118
Posted By bwringer
Another good one to try is Dairyland. ...

Another good one to try is Dairyland.
https://www.dairylandinsurance.com/motorcycle

There's absolutely no rhyme or reason to motorcycle insurance pricing -- just call around or visit web sites of...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By bwringer
Here ya go. However, these are ungraded as are...

Here ya go. However, these are ungraded as are all stainless bolts. They should not be used in load-bearing applications.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,584
Posted By bwringer
I don't know if this has been mentioned in the...

I don't know if this has been mentioned in the thick walls of text here, but consider for a moment how many riders are un-geared, unhelmeted, unlicensed, uninsured, un-sober, and un-nice.

Here in...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,908
Posted By bwringer
You'll be fine. I've towed much heavier with a...

You'll be fine. I've towed much heavier with a Corolla many times.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By bwringer
I have one of the new style ADVmonster H4 LEDs,...

I have one of the new style ADVmonster H4 LEDs, and this is my experience as well.

Same lighting pattern (which in my case was sort of crappy; OK low beam, high lights the tree tops), but holy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,297
Posted By bwringer
In Indiana, these stupid signs are placed on each...

In Indiana, these stupid signs are placed on each side of every metal grate bridge. We have a handful of antique longer metal grate bridges, but almost every one of these bridges crosses a tiny creek...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By bwringer
Inkjets SUCK. All of them. If you don't print...

Inkjets SUCK. All of them. If you don't print daily (or even if you do) they inevitably clog and print like shit (or stop printing and pout until you feed them $100 in ink again) and if you do print...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By bwringer
What sort of conveyance are we discussing here? ...

What sort of conveyance are we discussing here?

I can't find any mention of throttle bodies in my Tohatsu Runpet literature.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By bwringer
Not all bikes require the bearings to be seated...

Not all bikes require the bearings to be seated all the way. Check the shop manual.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,454
Posted By bwringer
I suspect at least part of the truth of the...

I suspect at least part of the truth of the matter is somewhere around here as well. When you can't figure out why something happened, follow the money...


The "we can make you change anything we...
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