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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,232
Posted By ggrimes2
Wicked So many and so little time

I'm going to pick on bikes that you could actually own who sold by dealers who should have known better.
My 1967 Triumph Tiger ranks as the low point of motorcycles I owned. Lucas Electrics every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 46,232
Posted By ggrimes2
Wicked I've got a 2003 Le Mans, best looking and the...

I've got a 2003 Le Mans, best looking and the sexiest motorcycle I own. I also have an R1100RS which is a better daily driver. It is stone reliable and plain fun to drive. If I'm going for a day I...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,961
Posted By ggrimes2
Cool2 Choice should be based on application

Helicoil, Time inserts and PEM nuts all have their place. PEM nuts were developed as a way to use a mechanical fastener in sheet metal as well as for blind holes where you can't reach the opposite...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 199,238
Posted By ggrimes2
Cool2 HF Tools

The adage you get what you pay for is certainly true.
I suspect that a great marketing plan is in place. I've bought many HF tools over the years with a mixed results. Check where the tool is...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,269
Posted By ggrimes2
Wicked MC tire Changer

I've used one of theirs for many years. This is a basic tire changer made for motorcycle's by motorcycle riders. This has all the features you might need and the price...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,501
Posted By ggrimes2
2003 K1200gt

Daily driver and excellent all-around bike. Installed bar-bax and a taller windshield which makes a lot of difference in comfort. The bar extension relieved the race crouch.
It's kinda big and...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,594
Posted By ggrimes2
Wink Deer Jerky!

Glad to see You're OK.
Years ago my dad was killed in his truck on the same road I suspect very near where you met Mr. Deer. He collided with a couple of them, lost control and went down the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,874
Posted By ggrimes2
Eek all show no go

My kz1000 ltd of 1976 vintage. The thing was beautiful to look at and a bitch to ride. The Goodyear tires wore like iron and gripped the road like a wagon wheel. Light rain in Phoenix on an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 189,377
Posted By ggrimes2
Let's get this post back on track..... If you...

Let's get this post back on track..... If you ride the lurkers here should be happy, I ride a KTM, Moto Guzzi and a BMW making me the rider of probably two of the ulgiest bikes on the planet. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,817
Posted By ggrimes2
Bluhduh Flying Rats

Phoenix years ago on a naked bike doing about 55 see a flock of piegons taking off not really paying attention to them suddely one changes directions and crossed my path: Bang! feathers and crap...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,565
Posted By ggrimes2
Wicked gasket material

Hit the NAPA store they have or can order sheets about 12x12 of fuel resistant gasket material. I purchased a pack of various thickness sheets for about 11 bucks awhile back. It had the normal...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,013
Posted By ggrimes2
AGM batteries versus liquid filled

In my line of work I spend a lot of time looking at/working on items with AGM (activied glass mat) batteries. Even new these things are always a couple of tenths lower in measured voltage compared...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By ggrimes2
Laugh Honda alternate Moly Paste

I just picked up a tube of the "Moly 60 Paste" at my local Honda dealer. The cost for a 3 oz tube was a cheap $12.34 which is about what my BMW dealer charges for printing a reciept. Actually my...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,293
Posted By ggrimes2
Make friends with Harper's

You've got a lot of work ahead of you. Harper's Moto Guzzi is a great place to start they have been very easy to work with. I own a couple of Guzzi's one running (2002 Le Mans) and am restoring a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,994
Posted By ggrimes2
Talking KTM 950 Adventure 2005

I replaced my factory battery last summer suspect a change of climate may have killed the unit. Moved from Portland, OR back to Rio Rancho, NM.

The local KTM dealer is a tool and they want $149...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By ggrimes2
Wink Shopsmith stuff

I actually own one and sometimes know how to use the thing. They are a neat tool and do a lot of things very well. Wooden frame sliders though are not worth the trouble.

Where you going with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,663
Posted By ggrimes2
Talking Hey why don't you buy a "real bike"

I live in Northern New Mexico which seems to be the land of big Harley's. I stopped in Madrid, NM (they filmed Wild Hogs there) last weekend for a lunch and beverage at the local watering hole. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,663
Posted By ggrimes2
Talking 1994 R1100rs

I've still got one that I bought 4 years ago, has a salvage title but the repairs were done by Ironhorse BMW in Tucson and you can't tell it was ever damaged. I am the 3rd owner it had the clutch...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 71,166
Posted By ggrimes2
Lotsa bikes

Me I'm 6'4" with a 36" inseam
The wife is 6'1" with the same inseam and much better looking!

Tallest bike is the KTM 950 adventure
2nd a 1989 BMW R100gs

The rest a lot shorter:
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,848
Posted By ggrimes2
Pissed Ever hear of Gates Rubber?

Thank you guys for posting this issue. My jerkoff dealer here in Abq, NM assured me they would be supplying parts for many years to come... Must be why he was smiling so brightly while once more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 19,944
Posted By ggrimes2
Pissed Buell vs. Harley

Probably the biggest mistake Harley has yet made is dumping off Buell. My wife rides the Harley ultra classic it's a nice bike and it runs OK but 69 horsepower and poor gas mileage has me wondering. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 189,377
Posted By ggrimes2
Talking Being picked on

Just before we got married I finally met a bunch of my now wife's friends, she rides an 07 ultra classic. It turned out all her friends ride Harley's and I show up on my "little" 94 R1100rs. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 189,377
Posted By ggrimes2
Laugh Comments

The wife and I are having breakfast at local diner in Albuq, gearing up for a day ride. I'm a lucky guy as she came with her own Harley Ultra Classic and I'm on the 2002 Moto Guzzi Le Mans. Older...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,778
Posted By ggrimes2
Stepson gifted with stupidity

I have an 11 year old who wanted the ATV. His mom and myself both ride motorcycles (Haarley Ultra and BMW K1200 for street a KTM and BMW GS dual sports and a pair of Suzuki DR's stripped for dirt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,612
Posted By ggrimes2
Helping others

I usually try and stop esp. for bikes from out of state. Living in New Mexico it can be a longtime between vehicles on our backroads. I'm an electrical engineer by training and repair cars plus...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,877
Posted By ggrimes2
Thumb Guzzi help

I just bought a 2002 Le Mans its not the fastest, lightest, or very high tech. What it has is beauty, overall stone reliable and you don't see them on every corner. Hell there is not even a dealer...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By ggrimes2
temp sensors

ASE cert'd mechanic... for what that's worth.

You may or may not have 2 sensors on your bike. This is just like a car in that some mfg's went with 2 sensors and used for separate operations. A...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,844
Posted By ggrimes2
keep the vinegar out!

Keep the vinegar out of the radiator!!! Thats an old call from the days when we drove boxes. Vinegar is an acid (I presume we all know this) if you don't the here is your chance. Vinegar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By ggrimes2
Shaft Drive versus Tire wear

Got a BMW K1200LT, the shaft drive has zero to do with your tire wear. I'm not sure I agree with the crowned road since I don't see that on my bike. The only way the bike could do this if is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By ggrimes2
Abrasive quality???

Ashphalt, concrete, hard dirt, gravel, volcanic cinders, mud, water, snow: in 25+ years of riding I've become an expert in the abrasive ability of just about anything you ride a motorcycle on. One...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,962
Posted By ggrimes2
Group Rides

I'm in agreement, don't usually like the big group rides. I only do one or two a year; usually a benifit ride for needy (which is always a mess) and one big half day ride at the BMW rally in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,331
Posted By ggrimes2
K75 BMW and such

I don't think any of the new mainstream touring type bikes are bad. If you build poor quality right now you're history given the choices. FYI early K75 had some problems with oil consumption check...
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