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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By foxtrapper
Read his description of his parts washer.

Read his description of his parts washer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By foxtrapper
Oh, it's a spoof video! Which when you actually...

Oh, it's a spoof video! Which when you actually watch it, is funny.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By foxtrapper
Lacquer thinner is my generic go-to washing...

Lacquer thinner is my generic go-to washing solvent. I use it outdoors only. Filthy grimy things go in. Swish them around, sparkly clean things come out.

Perc is my #2. Also wonderful stuff.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 10,644
Posted By foxtrapper
Yay! More snow forecast for today and tomorrow!

Yay! More snow forecast for today and tomorrow!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,103
Posted By foxtrapper
There's really nothing new about teens being new...

There's really nothing new about teens being new drivers, and showing all the skill level and abilities of a new driver.

Distraction is nothing new, cell phones are. There is a difference. We've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
Shesh, why is that KTM riders are ALWAYS such...

Shesh, why is that KTM riders are ALWAYS such drama queens?

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,848
Posted By foxtrapper
My FIL is basically the same way. What he thinks...

My FIL is basically the same way. What he thinks is right, what everyone else thinks is wrong. Period. He is the smartest, most brilliant and knowledgeable man he knows.

So I generally just...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,107
Posted By foxtrapper
Which to a large degree is a matter of the right...

Which to a large degree is a matter of the right tool for the right job.

If you like leisurely riding along watching the world unfold, cruisers and touring type bikes are the right sort of tool....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,945
Posted By foxtrapper
It's not always simple. Some states require...

It's not always simple. Some states require interesting documentation to prove you actually live at the address before they will enact an address change.

Then should you live rurally on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By foxtrapper
Something I've been playing with a bit is using...

Something I've been playing with a bit is using my cell phone for this. I've an Android phone with a decent camera. Set the phone in my ram mount on the handlebar facing forward. Fire up the Lapse...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By foxtrapper
Diavel. I'm 5'6", with a 29" inseam. I can fit...

Diavel. I'm 5'6", with a 29" inseam. I can fit comfortably on the Diavel, not so on the KTM.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,153
Posted By foxtrapper
Keep shopping. I said newer only with regards to...

Keep shopping. I said newer only with regards to the two you had listed. I'm not at all a newer is inherently better type at all.

I have an 04 RK. Bought it with nearly 50k on the odometer a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,107
Posted By foxtrapper
There you go! Ride the bike you enjoy, and enjoy...

There you go! Ride the bike you enjoy, and enjoy the ride. Nothing better!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 10,644
Posted By foxtrapper
More snow this morning?! OK, it was only...

More snow this morning?! OK, it was only flurries, but still. This is shaping up to be one cold ride!
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,107
Posted By foxtrapper
Mine makes no ticking. Exhaust leak is not...

Mine makes no ticking. Exhaust leak is not uncommon though, which can make a tick.



Interesting. Mine is the total opposite, it's a near dead zone behind my RK screen. The calmest of any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
That Diavel is one neat and astonishingly...

That Diavel is one neat and astonishingly comfortable bike! I say that having sat upon it many times at the local show, I've never gone riding on one, yet. If I'd have met one before I met a Road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,236
Posted By foxtrapper
There's a world of difference between a blowout...

There's a world of difference between a blowout and a tire going flat.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By foxtrapper
OP, you might want to check out this thread of an...

OP, you might want to check out this thread of an interesting adventure through Central and South America on a Harley Road King.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13572010
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
Certainly! Top picture, right-hand side. He's...

Certainly! Top picture, right-hand side. He's the 17th bike to the back. ;-)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
Yep, their types of herds are inherently much...

Yep, their types of herds are inherently much more responsible.

http://img.youtube.com/vi/QlsuYe8ARL4/0.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,507
Posted By foxtrapper
Never ride unarmed again? ...

Never ride unarmed again?
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--DiJbL10i--/182dmg31hl7bejpg.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,768
Posted By foxtrapper
Well, that's true too.

Well, that's true too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,768
Posted By foxtrapper
Looks more like explosion damage actually.

Looks more like explosion damage actually.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
None of you have lived through loud piped hell...

None of you have lived through loud piped hell until you've had a neighbor kid put a trumpet bell on his straight piped moped. Not only is it amazingly loud, but because a moped is so slow you get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 17,608
Posted By foxtrapper
Around here, unless you want to go back and forth...

Around here, unless you want to go back and forth on the same dirt lane, you've not much choice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,477
Posted By foxtrapper
We've come up with a new twist on pothole repair...

We've come up with a new twist on pothole repair here. Fill the holes with concrete instead of blacktop. That way when it pops out you have a nice big concrete block on the roadway to go along with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 17,608
Posted By foxtrapper
In all sincerity, why I-70? Going out RT40 and...

In all sincerity, why I-70? Going out RT40 and 144 would be much more pleasant for the smaller bikes and knobby tires.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 17,608
Posted By foxtrapper
If I'm free, I'll come along. With all that I-70...

If I'm free, I'll come along. With all that I-70 riding, I will not be on the XL500!

Do be aware of this one on April 11th. There might be some folk planning on riding this should you chose...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By foxtrapper
DeWalt claims it to have a water seal and be IP65...

DeWalt claims it to have a water seal and be IP65 dust and water jet tight. The reviews seem to indicate otherwise.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
Posted By foxtrapper
The soft white substance is aluminum oxide. ...

The soft white substance is aluminum oxide. Aluminum rust if you will. Well bloomed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
Ah, ok. I'd forgotten you'd installed that front...

Ah, ok. I'd forgotten you'd installed that front end. I did read it over on your build thread once.

Yes, I was talking about paddling the bike around with my feet and such, or holding it up at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,205
Posted By foxtrapper
Me too. It's one of the roughest things in my...

Me too. It's one of the roughest things in my experience, and I don't have great sage words of wisdom on the subject. Though I have observed a few things.

Going fast over rocks, where I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 10,644
Posted By foxtrapper
My Moose roll charter thingie came in the mail...

My Moose roll charter thingie came in the mail yesterday. So I guess I'm ready!

I hope it warms up and the snow goes away before April. Shesh, this has been one cold and dreary winter!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
I've an 04 RK, and I've played with the fork and...

I've an 04 RK, and I've played with the fork and shock oils as well, to very good end. Would you be willing to elaborate a bit on the effects of shortening your front suspension travel?

I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By foxtrapper
Why do you call it disappointing?

Why do you call it disappointing?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,929
Posted By foxtrapper
Not really, it's just a hear-say story with no...

Not really, it's just a hear-say story with no additional details presented. The unidentified variables are likely highly relevant to the incident.

From a basic physics standpoint, a heavier...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,153
Posted By foxtrapper
I'll also pipe up with the later one as the one I...

I'll also pipe up with the later one as the one I would chose, if forced to chose only between those two bikes.

I'll also agree that for the limited amount of riding you're proposing, that you...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,143
Posted By foxtrapper
Victory makes some of the biggest (long limbed)...

Victory makes some of the biggest (long limbed) bikes I know of. Several of my friends who seem to be related to overgrown orangutans ride them because they are about the only thing they fit on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,768
Posted By foxtrapper
Because people shouldn't have choices?

Because people shouldn't have choices?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,291
Posted By foxtrapper
Getting on and off on the high side actually is a...

Getting on and off on the high side actually is a Harley thing. A whole lot of them do this.
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