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Forum: Road Warriors Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By bisbonian
Front tires of the recommended size were getting...

Front tires of the recommended size were getting difficult to source when I had mine. I ended up with a Michelin that wouldn't ride correctly in the wheel and created a massive vibration. I ended up...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By bisbonian
They were incredibly expensive in 1993/94....

They were incredibly expensive in 1993/94. Something like $15k.

Still one of the best bikes I've owned though.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By bisbonian
I tried to help a guy out a couple of years ago...

I tried to help a guy out a couple of years ago with a jump off my Prius.

We opened the hood and then scratched our heads trying to figure out where to hook up the cables.

I'd have looked in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By bisbonian
Unhook the power commander and see if it runs...

Unhook the power commander and see if it runs right.

While the Power Commander can be a great thing, I've heard of many occasions when they have messed some things up.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-22-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By bisbonian
I removed the lower shock bolt and then just...

I removed the lower shock bolt and then just turned out the bent top.

It was tight (then loose then tight then loose) but eventually came out.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By bisbonian
On a recent multi-day trip, one of our guys got a...

On a recent multi-day trip, one of our guys got a rear flat.

We had 4 patches fail, including 3 which were professionally installed at different tire shops.

The last patch, which held, was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-31-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
We missed ya buddy!

We missed ya buddy!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
I think we were good with the bead breaker, as...

I think we were good with the bead breaker, as long as you aren't by yourself. Some longer levers would have been useful.

Having my camera hooked to my jacket with the lanyard works well for me....
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 73,131
Posted By bisbonian
Boojums in Baja ...

Boojums in Baja

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/Baja/PB090201.jpg (http://s294.photobucket.com/user/Bisbonian/media/Baja/PB090201.jpg.html)
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
When are we going next?

When are we going next?
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,714
Posted By bisbonian
I recently had an easy off which resulted in my...

I recently had an easy off which resulted in my head smacking the pavement with a good deal of force (back of my head).

My helmet was just a couple of months old, I paid about $100 for the helmet....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
Hopefully someone else has some more pictures as...

Hopefully someone else has some more pictures as I'm about out.

So Thursday night we again stayed in the Hotel Molino in Sahuaripa.

I thought I would do everyone a favor and register us at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
:rilla

:rilla
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
We took a vote the next morning and decided to...

We took a vote the next morning and decided to mostly head back the way we had come.

We got an early start...well not really any earlier than we had been getting so I guess that's not true.

We...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
Tomorrow...

Tomorrow...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
Doh! Keep messing that up!

Doh! Keep messing that up!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
We got a reasonable start on Tuesday with...

We got a reasonable start on Tuesday with breakfast at Lupita's.

At this point we were introduced to Anna who was shouting at us in a foreign language as we walked by. I didn't understand a word,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
We got up Monday morning and had a nice breakfast...

We got up Monday morning and had a nice breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Our goal for the day was to get to Creel with a stop at Basasaechic Falls on the way:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
We continued on and came upon Bacanora. ...

We continued on and came upon Bacanora.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/Creel/P1000647_zpsip6dmvwm.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
We agreed we'd like to head out by 8 on Sunday....

We agreed we'd like to head out by 8 on Sunday. This meant we actually left about 9 which is normal for me.

Our goal for the day was Sahuaripa, Sonora.

We decided on a route that took us...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,029
Posted By bisbonian
A quick blast to Creel, Chihuahua - The Llantera Tour 2015

It started innocently enough. I sent out an email to a few friends asking who likes riding motorcycles and eating Mexican food.

Strangely enough I had 5 takers to begin with, and at least one...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By bisbonian
I have no idea what sort of heater she's looking...

I have no idea what sort of heater she's looking at, she gave me a job and that's it.

I used 10 gauge for the charging wires. Whatever she needs to actually run off the coach battery will have its...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By bisbonian
This makes perfect sense to me, and was sort of...

This makes perfect sense to me, and was sort of what I was thinking to begin with (with the exception of the circuit breaker which is genius).
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By bisbonian
The house battery is a 31 group size deep cycle...

The house battery is a 31 group size deep cycle RV battery.

I've read some of the RV forums and people are fairly split between isolator a and the continuous use solenoid so I don't think the...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By bisbonian
Charging a second battery in the car

My wife is going to be driving cross country and camping in the car.

She wants to be able to have some power at night without draining the starting battery so she has decided she will have an...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By bisbonian
The petcock is above the level of the carburetor?

The petcock is above the level of the carburetor?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By bisbonian
I looked through the instructions to make one and...

I looked through the instructions to make one and it made my head hurt.

I was actually looking at this same regulator on the moped site I normally buy parts from, but they are out of stock.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By bisbonian
That's sort of what I thought. I was hoping the...

That's sort of what I thought. I was hoping the LEDs had enough of a buffer to not be affected.

Time to start looking for a new tail light housing that will fit the bigger bulb I guess.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By bisbonian
1965 DKW, it pretty much uses standard moped...

1965 DKW, it pretty much uses standard moped ignition though.

No regulator or rectifier, just the lighting coils with the flywheel spinning around them.

here's a pic under the flywheel, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By bisbonian
That sounds like an easy question to answer, but...

That sounds like an easy question to answer, but my meter is even reading any voltage let alone telling me AC or DC. Guess I'll have to get a new meter!

I thought it would be AC since there is no...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By bisbonian
Keep burning up LED brake light bulbs

I have an old motorcycle with a 6 volt system, no battery.

The charging is handled by 2 lighting coils under the flywheel, one is large and is for the headlight and the second is much smaller and...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By bisbonian
I believe AGM can be mounted on their side.

I believe AGM can be mounted on their side.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,259
Posted By bisbonian
Forgot! Just went in and applied some...

Forgot!

Just went in and applied some lubrication.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-16-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,259
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks for the kind words. The vendor in...

Thanks for the kind words.

The vendor in Germany whom I bought the clutch arm from suggesting just cutting the gap for the cable to go through. I was pretty sure this was the right answer to begin...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-06-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,259
Posted By bisbonian
On the plus side, I do have the ignition replaced...

On the plus side, I do have the ignition replaced and it is back to running well.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-06-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,259
Posted By bisbonian
So I got my replacement clutch arm a couple of...

So I got my replacement clutch arm a couple of weeks ago and decided to put it on today.

Here is my collection now with the original (broken) one on the lower right, my home made one on top and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By bisbonian
There is always the Vermont option:...

There is always the Vermont option: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655441

It worked for me, $89 for Vermont transferable registration that I took into the AZ DMV and walked out with...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By bisbonian
I've got their Adventure jacket, it is my...

I've got their Adventure jacket, it is my favorite jacket ever.

Good venting, I will wear it in the AZ summer, in the winter I need to add layers underneath to keep the cold at bay.

I bought my...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-06-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By bisbonian
I second this. The thin-wall design of those...

I second this. The thin-wall design of those cheap looking OEM kits is sometimes perfect and normal sockets don't work.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-26-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,259
Posted By bisbonian
Well gas was pouring out of the carb vent and...

Well gas was pouring out of the carb vent and evidently ended up filling the crankcase. With the spark plug out, a stab at the kickstarter resulted in a geyser of gas shooting out of the spark plug...
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