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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
Mine weren't soaked, but they were oil-coated. ...

Mine weren't soaked, but they were oil-coated. I'm no metallurgist, but it's always seemed to me that this black impact-strength tool steel can rust much easier than chrome plated tools do, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 782,139
Posted By Mambo Dave
He may not, but for the distance and limited...

He may not, but for the distance and limited speed they were hitting, the much lower and less wheelie-prone rat bike (that probably has equal, if not greater, torque) will have a smoother application...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mambo Dave
I like this method. Separate using a pick,...

I like this method. Separate using a pick, integrate, solder, and while some may use electrical tape in a pinch, I like to use liquid electrical tape...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
I bought that same set just to have an organized...

I bought that same set just to have an organized set of both types (my old SAE stuff got spread across states and toolboxes), and in case the bolts on the 1991 Jeep I bought needed impact-strength...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,854,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
I worked at a NAPA store up north, and part-time,...

I worked at a NAPA store up north, and part-time, so I know of what you speak ... but at some point I became the go-to kid for technical fits (like u-joints that fit one vehicle's drive shaft, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,931
Posted By Mambo Dave
Congrats! :thumb Do post a ride report...

Congrats!

:thumb

Do post a ride report thread link in this thread when you get to it, if you get to it.

Be sure to make snide comments about how great it was not touring with that other guy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,931
Posted By Mambo Dave
All of a sudden you just went solo? Man,...

All of a sudden you just went solo?

Man, did I miss the confrontation or initial trip planning drama after the bike was bought? I was really hoping for more here in the thread.

One hot chili...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
Update: True to their word, Royal Purple...

Update:

True to their word, Royal Purple sent me a newer tube o grease for the grease gun.

I'll think about what to do with it... but will probably just keep it, use it, and be careful about my...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-05-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5,577
Views: 456,863
Posted By Mambo Dave
That looks like just about as nice of a road ride...

That looks like just about as nice of a road ride as one could have here in south Florida. of course... one has to escape south Florida to have that nice ride :D

Thanks as well, Ginger. I may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 391,984
Posted By Mambo Dave
Not that this matters for any experienced...

Not that this matters for any experienced rider... but a guy who just took the required safety courses here in FL to get his MC license stated they specifically told the class to NOT cover the brakes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 391,984
Posted By Mambo Dave
There was no doubt he was speeding, and I don't...

There was no doubt he was speeding, and I don't think the driver should have been charged as heavily. But it's Britain, and their rules for being involved in the death of someone who was asking for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 391,984
Posted By Mambo Dave
It took me years to slow down, but I think buying...

It took me years to slow down, but I think buying both a DR650 and an old Wrangler as a daily driver (it rarely begs to be driven fast... especially not without earplugs) have helped. Hope you all...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
LOL. It's in there now. Considering the old...

LOL.

It's in there now. Considering the old stuff may have been nearly gone and/or hardened up already... I might fear compatibility issues with a new base carrier more than a degraded or missing...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
I got a reply back. Hi David, ...

I got a reply back.

Hi David,



You’re welcome! In grease there is an oil that does the lubricating, and then there is the thickener that holds the oil in place. Our Royal Purple...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,297
Posted By Mambo Dave
That's something good to know, and it affect a...

That's something good to know, and it affect a few possible future bike choices for me.

Is this the nature of USD forks and letting seals go, or is this a KYB problem?
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
I'm no stranger to Marine boat-trailer grease. ...

I'm no stranger to Marine boat-trailer grease. I've used it for years for motorcycles, mountain bikes and cages. In fact, I have this cartridge that I use to reach down inside (usually with a...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
Now that I read the 3-, 2- and 1-star reviews on...

Now that I read the 3-, 2- and 1-star reviews on Amazon, other people have been seeing Royal Purple grease separate on its own in as little as a month.

I guess the 'oil' or lubricative part of...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
Of which I am now aware, but wish I had been...

Of which I am now aware, but wish I had been aware of before purchasing the RP grease for use in regular ball joints.

However, the grease gun and grease were brand new when mated, and I had used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 782,139
Posted By Mambo Dave
French Hill Climb: <iframe width="854"...

French Hill Climb:

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IohTn3U-eNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mambo Dave
mother fucking grease gun Update

Setting: 90 degrees, noon, south Florida sun and humidity.

Were I a wealthier man - or even an employed man - I would have ditched my super-cool Royal Purple grease (that I bought while I was...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,351
Posted By Mambo Dave
It's south Florida... No one should want...

It's south Florida...

No one should want any service done to anything they own by any company down here.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,351
Posted By Mambo Dave
Riva Mtorsports is right in Pomapno. Most...

Riva Mtorsports is right in Pomapno.


Most of us have been surprised by their service... it's not bad.

If you want a great ADV story for a thread here, be sure to go to this south FL repair...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33,052
Views: 8,055,441
Posted By Mambo Dave
I'm a motorcyclist - not a Can Am 'ryder,' not...

I'm a motorcyclist - not a Can Am 'ryder,' not some Harley pirate who doesn't even comprehend modern riding theory. I ride in one-half - my half - of the lane 99% of the time. Half of a lane is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33,052
Views: 8,055,441
Posted By Mambo Dave
While I cannot expect the average American biker...

While I cannot expect the average American biker or cager to even be aware of their surroundings, and never knew to even hope for anything from them, the few times I've ridden up through Canada were...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
I've never, ever noticed. Did you have a larger...

I've never, ever noticed. Did you have a larger style AG? This 4" or 4.5" starts up, sure, but I'm not sure where the real kick would come from.

Now you've got me wondering if AG's sold within...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,297
Posted By Mambo Dave
Very interesting. If it was a 2008/2009...

Very interesting.

If it was a 2008/2009 (whichever year it was) that had the too-small pistons allowing oil to be eaten up, I'd still blame the bike, but that was a rare occurrence in itself along...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
T'ain't nuthin wrong with a cheap HF angle...

T'ain't nuthin wrong with a cheap HF angle grinder as a second grinder - owning two angle grinders makes jobs go so much faster if one can be dedicated to, say, a cutting wheel, and the other a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33,052
Views: 8,055,441
Posted By Mambo Dave
That's why I used to keep my favorite roads to...

That's why I used to keep my favorite roads to myself.

I'm old enough to have seen every single place I liked shut-down, regulated, or over-crowded once they became popular.

I'm wary of even...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,297
Posted By Mambo Dave
A thread like this gets far too off track with...

A thread like this gets far too off track with personal stories of the rare occurrence problems.

I found the bike I was alluding to having read many a problem about, and it all stemmed from a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,297
Posted By Mambo Dave
I think you've hit on a good answer there with...

I think you've hit on a good answer there with those V-4 motors from Honda.

I'd go a step further and ask ... if left completely stock, how many Kawasaki KLR650's would be hitting 50k miles...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
I can't say that I have years on them, but for my...

I can't say that I have years on them, but for my first ratcheting wrench set... these seem to work fine.

7 Pc Metric Combination Ratcheting Wrench Set - Pass for the over 1/2 year I've had them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,854,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
His experience may have been from the racing...

His experience may have been from the racing world is all I was saying. I realized you didn't race from your first post.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,854,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
When used solely for racing, 25,000 is at the...

When used solely for racing, 25,000 is at the extreme end of where the local team rebuilds their CBR's and whatever they ride. They told me 18k to 22k usually.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
I went through that phase, and instead pushed for...

I went through that phase, and instead pushed for the Lincoln HandyMig kit. You're still going to head over to HF for an auto-darkening shield, but the kit comes with a gas regulator, and of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 55,826
Posted By Mambo Dave
That depends on if the Spanish-speaking BMW...

That depends on if the Spanish-speaking BMW customers are even reading all the posts in English. My read from down here in south Florida is that even the wealthier spanish-speaking community doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 55,826
Posted By Mambo Dave
... ragtop suggests you just may not...

...



ragtop suggests you just may not be 'right' for a BMW motorcycle if you're bitching about them.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 55,826
Posted By Mambo Dave
Holy hell. What an update, what a story. ...

Holy hell.

What an update, what a story.

The sad part is that most enthusiasts wouldn't even believe it could get this bad with a company so well regarded. I think my future progression may be...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,308
Posted By Mambo Dave
+ 1 We don't buy premium products at premium...

+ 1

We don't buy premium products at premium prices to have to replace or fix them early. Both companies are out of their minds if they think this will fly with the buying public.

One company...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 164,592
Posted By Mambo Dave
Fourth. Thought I was looking at the back of...

Fourth.

Thought I was looking at the back of a pick-up truck, but he kept writing 'trailer' for some reason.
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 527,169
Posted By Mambo Dave
<iframe width="854" height="510"...

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hIiCZ5K5KFE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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