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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By DustyRags
Kinda had a feeling... Didja see the lake?...

Kinda had a feeling...

Didja see the lake? Post pictures, if you did! :P
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Got it. eBay.

Got it.

eBay.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
I used to be a big fan of BikeBandit, but then...

I used to be a big fan of BikeBandit, but then found that I could get them just as cheaply and often faster through my local dealer without paying shipping.

But BikeBandit's rock solid too.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Ah, good point- yeah, you'll likely have to dig...

Ah, good point- yeah, you'll likely have to dig down there, since they're stacked engines, AFAIR.

MIGHT be able to just flip it over and pull the bottom out, but I'm not sure. Even if you can't,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Nah, you'll be tinkering with the bottom end....

Nah, you'll be tinkering with the bottom end. It's a Honda, won't need a total rebuild. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By DustyRags
Man, it just doesn't let up around here! Work's...

Man, it just doesn't let up around here! Work's crazy busy, and I just got back from a 3-day whirlwind trip to Puget Sound for a wedding. Folks, if you get married, DO NOT put the wedding a 3 hour...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Turn the petcock to off, and pull the fuel hose...

Turn the petcock to off, and pull the fuel hose off. Sick another hose on there, and rout it away from the bike. With the bike off, turn the fuel on.

If it flows, you've got your diaphragm/spring...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Shouldn't be crazy hard. You'll need a socket...

Shouldn't be crazy hard. You'll need a socket set, torque wrench, fresh gasket and a shop manual, I'd think.


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Forum: Australia 07-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,373
Posted By DustyRags
Wanna vice on your one, single, small work bench?...

Wanna vice on your one, single, small work bench? Bolt it to one end of a board, and then use c-clamps to clamp the board to your bench. You can go from bolted-down vice to clean bench in under a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
I'm thinking you might be on to something with...

I'm thinking you might be on to something with the coils, then. Test 'em!


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Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
My bad, that is what you said- sorry, functioning...

My bad, that is what you said- sorry, functioning on various cold medications. :freaky

Might be coils, I understand that they tend to go when they're hot, but I've never dealt with coils before....
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Sounds like you might have a clogged vent cap....

Sounds like you might have a clogged vent cap. When that happens, pop the gas cap as soon as you can. If it hisses and then starts, you're vapor locking your gas tank.

That having been said- the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,062
Posted By DustyRags
I ride one of those ('00), and can only recommend...

I ride one of those ('00), and can only recommend it. They cruise nice, but can really get up and go if you rev it a bit. Put some risers and flat bars on there to remedy the horrific pull back on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 125,076
Posted By DustyRags
Oh man, Botswana! :clap Sad about the board,...

Oh man, Botswana! :clap

Sad about the board, though. Is there really so little decent surf on the east coast that it's not worth keeping, or are you being forced inward for another reason?
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Try scooting back on the seat a bit, and then...

Try scooting back on the seat a bit, and then keep your back straight and lean forward from the hip until your forearms are parallel to the ground. That should get rid of the need to grip the bars...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,917
Posted By DustyRags
I spent 7 years in college, and have the...

I spent 7 years in college, and have the associated debt. Never works great for me! :rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,917
Posted By DustyRags
Soooooooo... wanna build me an exhaust? :evil

Soooooooo... wanna build me an exhaust? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,940
Posted By DustyRags
OK, that settles it! I'm getting an 07, and...

OK, that settles it! I'm getting an 07, and strapping ALL THE BARS to it!

Seriously, though, hard bags? Engine bars? Sign me the hell up! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,940
Posted By DustyRags
Good call. :thumb Edit: crud, only one. In...

Good call. :thumb

Edit: crud, only one. In Sacramento (65 miles away), going on RIGHT NOW. Nothing else for the rest of the year. Looks like I missed it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 106,940
Posted By DustyRags
So I'm definitely interested in one of these,...

So I'm definitely interested in one of these, pending some... hopeful-type job developments.

What's the trick to getting a proper test ride on these? Sounds like most dealers are getting enough...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By DustyRags
OK, time to get back on the wagon here. Sorry for...

OK, time to get back on the wagon here. Sorry for dropping it, life's been busy. You'll see why halfway through this post.

So the first night I camped next to some ADV types, but didn't talk to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 125,076
Posted By DustyRags
Epic, epic update! Sent from my iPhone...

Epic, epic update!


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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,917
Posted By DustyRags
Jaysus, that's gorgeous!

Jaysus, that's gorgeous!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,367
Posted By DustyRags
Hey Ubermick- if you're local to Oakland, let me...

Hey Ubermick- if you're local to Oakland, let me know if you wanna come sit on the Nighthawk 750- it'll give you a feeling of a mid-size bike to contrast to the small ones you'll ride in the class,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,367
Posted By DustyRags
Look at something like this- this is a fairly...

Look at something like this- this is a fairly high price, actually, I'd see if I can get this for $1200. Ride that for 6-12 months while you think about the next one, sell it in May, and move on.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,367
Posted By DustyRags
Welcome! Check out the MSF course in Alameda if...

Welcome! Check out the MSF course in Alameda if you're anywhere near there- that's the one I took 2 years ago, and at the time they had the best pass rate, and the best rating for enjoyability. I had...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
What about a 919? Get all the Honda awesome, plus...

What about a 919? Get all the Honda awesome, plus all the pep of, well, of a 919! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
Dude, if wheelies are your thing, you're...

Dude, if wheelies are your thing, you're straddling the wrong hunk of metal. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 904,137
Posted By DustyRags
How are your head bearings?

How are your head bearings?
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,341
Posted By DustyRags
Psh, amateurs. Cuppa coffee grounds in the...

Psh, amateurs. Cuppa coffee grounds in the camelback. Fill with water. Let sit overnight. Strap on, sip, and VAVAVOOM!:evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By DustyRags
OK! It's been way too long, but let's get this RR...

OK! It's been way too long, but let's get this RR started! Life has been interesting since I got back, but I still have a job for now, so that's something.

I was gonna leave town on Friday night...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,710
Posted By DustyRags
Dear god, man, mesh pants don't exist in Africa?...

Dear god, man, mesh pants don't exist in Africa? :huh
Forum: Regional forums 06-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By DustyRags
I'ma have a GREAT time! And I'll have a clean...

I'ma have a GREAT time! And I'll have a clean bike waiting for me when I get home. :D


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Forum: Regional forums 06-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By DustyRags
I'm going for my second time this year, and I...

I'm going for my second time this year, and I could not imagine doing it on a bike without a support vehicle. You'll want two gallons of water per day, that alone would be a trick. Add in food,...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By DustyRags
I'd be more worried about the shape of the foam...

I'd be more worried about the shape of the foam then the amount. I know my helmets are both designed with ribbed foam, and it seems that taking a chunk out of the middle of one of the ribs might...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By DustyRags
I honestly have no idea. Maybe I'm paranoid, I...

I honestly have no idea. Maybe I'm paranoid, I don't know, but it kinda falls into the category of risks I'd rather not take. Seems to me that having a phone doesn't trump a possibly compromised...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By DustyRags
Seems to me that cutting foam may fatally...

Seems to me that cutting foam may fatally influence the integrity of the helmet, no? I mean, the stuff's designed to break at a very specific impact and save your noggin, so screwing around with that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By DustyRags
Hearing is a weird thing. Basically, the way ears...

Hearing is a weird thing. Basically, the way ears work, is that air vibrations vibrate the ear drums, this vibration is transferred through a series of bones, and then into the cochlea.

Here's a...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By DustyRags
Agreed on the scouts- just took mine 1900 miles...

Agreed on the scouts- just took mine 1900 miles through Oregon on (mostly) street riding, and they we're great on pavement, dirt, gravel, snow, even ice.

Can't speak for the sole with a kick...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,341
Posted By DustyRags
Irony of ironies- I've been a bicycle commuter on...

Irony of ironies- I've been a bicycle commuter on and off for over 15 years now, and pretty well have a leather ass. I always assumed people wore the cycling shorts (for moto) for the same reason you...
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