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Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By MotorradMike
Cool app and cool name too! I'd get that NOW if...

Cool app and cool name too!
I'd get that NOW if it was free and it worked with Android.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,629
Posted By MotorradMike
The problem is the sight glass. Dipsticks don't...

The problem is the sight glass.
Dipsticks don't give false readings because the stick goes right straight into the oil rather than looking at it sideways.

I will be modifying my sump this Winter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,845
Posted By MotorradMike
I wave to scooter riders. They seldom wave back...

I wave to scooter riders.
They seldom wave back but I bet it makes their day.

I would not wave to that^ guy, he wouldn't see me.
I'd stop though, and help him out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By MotorradMike
Back to the thread so I can read stuff that...

Back to the thread so I can read stuff that helps.

I have a CRF230F and some short trails around home I'm trying to master.
I TRY to stand on the pegs most of the time because most of what I read...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,925
Posted By MotorradMike
But, those times weren't accidents right? You...

But, those times weren't accidents right?
You need to be clear that layin' 'er down doesn't count.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks again guys. My wife is 5' with short...

Thanks again guys.

My wife is 5' with short legs.
I've added the TTR230 and KLX140L to my list of bikes to look out for.

I'm heading over to the shortypants thread now.

This is my first...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks guys: I don't want to modify the 230,...

Thanks guys:

I don't want to modify the 230, I ride it quite a bit.

She won't get on anything she can't touch both toes.

She wants to try riding and I'd like to keep her away from the street...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By MotorradMike
Looking for a shorter trail bike for my wife

Sorry guys, not looking for a trials bike.
I think you guys are my best bet though.

I have a CRF230F and like it lots but my wife is too short to touch both toes when stopped.
Every bike she can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By MotorradMike
200 miles is about 32186880cm.

200 miles is about 32186880cm.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,499
Posted By MotorradMike
I used epoxy to glue one to my inner disk ring at...

I used epoxy to glue one to my inner disk ring at least 5 years ago and it hasn't moved yet.
Steel ring though.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,164
Posted By MotorradMike
Look around here...

Look around here (http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/unwork.htm).

The cooler PMMs have brakes on them so they don't get out of control.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks, I guess there's nothing to understand...

Thanks, I guess there's nothing to understand then.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,164
Posted By MotorradMike
There is no guessing. Just grade 8 physics.

There is no guessing.
Just grade 8 physics.
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By MotorradMike
I'm going to try that. Thanks.

I'm going to try that.
Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By MotorradMike
I've seen this specified and don't understand it....

I've seen this specified and don't understand it.
The belt will always twist 90 degrees if you twist it hard enough.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,576
Posted By MotorradMike
No blind spot?

No blind spot?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,576
Posted By MotorradMike
Probably a rider. But maybe we're winning, just...

Probably a rider.
But maybe we're winning, just with a few, "Watch for motorcycles".
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By MotorradMike
It's a bitch to strip the outer cover on that...

It's a bitch to strip the outer cover on that cable without damaging the insulation on the inner wires.
I have a 1000' roll of similar stuff.

If it's critical, which in your case it may be, I run...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By MotorradMike
I have a 1978 XS750 and a Haynes manual. If you...

I have a 1978 XS750 and a Haynes manual.
If you need pics of something specific, let me know.

Edit: The kill switch on mine was the cause of a very long intermittent engine quit scenario. Took a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By MotorradMike
You really need to do a careful valve adjust and...

You really need to do a careful valve adjust and TB sync, those 2 things do far more than the Autolites towards reducing the surging.


Since you're doing your own maintenance you won't need the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By MotorradMike
Surging is a common problem with this engine. ...

Surging is a common problem with this engine.
There are lots of things you can do to reduce it.

Check the Gspot FAQ at the top of the forum, section 3.31 offers solutions.

I'd start with new...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,767
Posted By MotorradMike
If you want to chase threads, or clean rust out...

If you want to chase threads, or clean rust out of threaded holes, you don't need a good set.
Chinese crap works fine for that.

If you want to cut threads, that's a different story.
IMHO there...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,451
Posted By MotorradMike
Watching this thread with interest. Sorry about...

Watching this thread with interest.
Sorry about the slight, late, hijack, but can not let this go.

"Light beer is actually heavier than real beer".
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By MotorradMike
Beecher is steering you right. I measured my...

Beecher is steering you right.
I measured my Stebel horn current at 20A.
You should power the horn from the battery through a relay with a 25A fuse using heavy gauge wire, I used 12AWG.
Use the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,623
Posted By MotorradMike
Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature. I...

Maybe I don't understand the nomenclature.
I thought a liter bike was about 1000cc.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,833
Posted By MotorradMike
You can glue a small mirror to your left boot so...

You can glue a small mirror to your left boot so you don't have to bend over.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By MotorradMike
So you put an R/C helicopter with some oil in...

So you put an R/C helicopter with some oil in your tank bag and that's a theft deterrent?
I don't get it.
Is this an oil thread?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,623
Posted By MotorradMike
Good timing on this thread. I was looking to...

Good timing on this thread.
I was looking to get an 800 when I got this bike and have always thought 1100 was a bit much until yesterday, now I think it's pretty awesome.

Here in Ontario, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,351
Posted By MotorradMike
Strongly disagree

Strongly disagree
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By MotorradMike
You rode an unseated tire at 100MPH? What on...

You rode an unseated tire at 100MPH?
What on earth was that like?
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By MotorradMike
Everyone has different things that have worked...

Everyone has different things that have worked for them.
The above has worked for me a couple times but I've not had the problem since I made a hose that clamps on to the outside of the valve stem...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,054
Posted By MotorradMike
You guys down under have cool stuff. Spanners...

You guys down under have cool stuff.
Spanners and troque wrenches.
Please post picture of troque wrench. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By MotorradMike
The same principle can not be used on bikes...

The same principle can not be used on bikes because you would have to counter-indicate.
Very dangerous.
:D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By MotorradMike
In support

Hi Dave:

I put a lot of effort into making mine self cancel by distance, not time, and find the modification perfect for me.
I'm dopey though and tend to forget I've set them, which is also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,007
Posted By MotorradMike
I drove a 5 ton truck for a week once, those...

I drove a 5 ton truck for a week once, those signs almost always matched the speedo in the curves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,346
Posted By MotorradMike
If you pay someone to screw up your bike it's...

If you pay someone to screw up your bike it's depressing and infuriating. :huh
No need to do that more than once.

If you screw up your own bike it's well deserved and uplifting. :clap
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By MotorradMike
How about these? ...

How about these?

http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/10090769-P154ALF/609-4042-ND/2350290
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,193
Posted By MotorradMike
Just finished putting new tyres on, no blood and...

Just finished putting new tyres on, no blood and no swearing, for the first time!
Took me 5 sets to get from 'just not worth it', to here.

Thanks for threads like this.
It really is worth...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By MotorradMike
In a perfect world those readings would be zero.

In a perfect world those readings would be zero.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,769
Posted By MotorradMike
I'm a little disappointed that none of you guys...

I'm a little disappointed that none of you guys offered to shoot him.
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