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Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,351
Posted By usgser
Shame someone tried to 'cruiserize' it, but...

Shame someone tried to 'cruiserize' it, but certainly has the potential to be the great fun all around 'standard' it once was. Gonna take a bit of money, time and labor but the potential is there....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By usgser
Not sure of your question or what Euro may or may...

Not sure of your question or what Euro may or may not be considering. Here in the states the in the future ABS requirement will be a "manufacturers" requirement to be able sell new bikes not an...
Forum: Americas 09-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By usgser
It's certainly doable but you won't like it. I...

It's certainly doable but you won't like it. I suggest you bring the title with you so when it's time to ride it back to CA you've got the option of selling it and buying a plane ticket. 3 back to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,586
Posted By usgser
WOW just WOW:clap!

WOW just WOW:clap!
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,512
Posted By usgser
Whatever vendor you go with, you want "cotton"....

Whatever vendor you go with, you want "cotton". Absorbant is the key. Synthetics just smear and spread the mess and don't wipe up anything.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,013
Posted By usgser
I agree with some others TT stuff is crazy...

I agree with some others TT stuff is crazy expensive. Regardless if it's overhead, import duties or greed. Pretty easy for me I just don't buy stuff from them. So far over 60 plus years NO...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By usgser
If you wanna get into an outfit and 4 grand is...

If you wanna get into an outfit and 4 grand is not possible. Keep taking them pills.."come on baby kick in" Even if you know enough to build a hack frame/suspension to get it right the first time w/o...
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,286
Posted By usgser
EZout type extractors work well but there are...

EZout type extractors work well but there are rules. Since the part is mobile use a drill press NOT a portable hand held drill. The pilot hole needs to be perfectly straight on the axis of the bolt....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By usgser
PC is great for frames etc that get a lot of road...

PC is great for frames etc that get a lot of road dirt sand blasting. Much tougher than conventional paint. The few bikes I've restored. a couple I've had the frame and hdw PC'd. Very happy but I'm...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-03-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By usgser
What gear you talking about? Camp gear, riding...

What gear you talking about? Camp gear, riding gear, electronics? Generally rural campsites aren't a prob. Stuff like laptops, GPS etc, take'm with you. You're more likely to get ripped off in town...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By usgser
You won't know if the battery is or isn't...

You won't know if the battery is or isn't buggered for good till you recharge it and see if it holds a charge.
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,329
Posted By usgser
x2 Yeah what Tarka said. Wish I would have...

x2
Yeah what Tarka said. Wish I would have discovered sidecars 20 years ago.
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By usgser
Only way to completely remove the chrome is have...

Only way to completely remove the chrome is have a plate shop do it. Basically the reverse process of adding chrome. I've had many chrome bits de-chromed back to raw steel. Once cleaned prep and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By usgser
Couple of points: A/ every bike will have a...

Couple of points: A/ every bike will have a different list of common wear items.
B/ Parts availability will vary with type of bike. C/ don't bother carrying any spares or tools you aren't willing or...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By usgser
x2 Barge huh? Cool.If I ever ended up living in...

x2
Barge huh? Cool.If I ever ended up living in Europe, my goal would be to move onto an old packet boat. I'm retired boat trash and would love to spend my days exploring the inland waterways of...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,818
Posted By usgser
Tough decision but you gotta go with what works...

Tough decision but you gotta go with what works for you. Your life, your family, your call.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By usgser
Fun trip, good pics, thanks.

Fun trip, good pics, thanks.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,538
Posted By usgser
Yeah sucks if tools cost more in OZ. But that...

Yeah sucks if tools cost more in OZ. But that doesn't cancel out the fact you should have them. Still better than paying $100/hr shop time just to find a broken wire or bad ground. Your call.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,265
Posted By usgser
Not good at all. thats shell/insert bearing...

Not good at all. thats shell/insert bearing material. You've worn though the hard outer wear coating of the bearings exposing the inner material. You're going to need the crank journals ground and...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,556
Posted By usgser
Yeah the 650's can have a weak crank. Best way to...

Yeah the 650's can have a weak crank. Best way to avoid that issue is DO NOT lug the motor. On the alt, yeah some were very unreliable but doesn't mean your will be. The Denso upgrade is a great...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,817
Posted By usgser
Ins Co's use eng size as one of their rate...

Ins Co's use eng size as one of their rate calculations as they do traffic/population density/age etc etc. The cc break point is usually 749cc's. Anything below that is pretty much the same. If you...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,241
Posted By usgser
Sheesh man what are you 12? Move on. Life's too...

Sheesh man what are you 12? Move on. Life's too short to try to get back at an EX.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By usgser
I'm a believer in running both. Back in the 60's...

I'm a believer in running both. Back in the 60's I used to run amateur road rallies. Ran a pencil beam on the drivers side to light up down the road. Key is spending the time to adjust it properly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By usgser
y/ou might try running some Seaform in your fuel...

y/ou might try running some Seaform in your fuel or your fav flavor of fuel system cleaner. If won't fix a buggered system but helps keep it clean. I generally run Seaform in the fuel on everything...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,758
Posted By usgser
I've got a zippered mesh duffle bag that I used...

I've got a zippered mesh duffle bag that I used as a dirty laundry bag when I lived on a boat. Empty it balls up about the size of a softball so stows easy when not in use. I use that to loosely...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By usgser
Heat gun or wifes hair drier.

Heat gun or wifes hair drier.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By usgser
Rather than trying to externally goop connections...

Rather than trying to externally goop connections to keep weather out. Assemble your "clean" connections with dielectric grease. Pretty much mandatory preventive maint for water ingress here in rain...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,113
Posted By usgser
Never used one but my neighbors son hooked one up...

Never used one but my neighbors son hooked one up in his Subaru. Never made a difference good or bad in performance or fuel consumption. Think he ran it through the summer before he removed it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By usgser
Don't know that dealer but if it's the old UralNW...

Don't know that dealer but if it's the old UralNW dealer they know Urals anyway. Since you're in Canada do some homework on the BMW dealer in Kamloops. There used to be a dealer on Vancouver Is, S&N...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By usgser
Perfect job for your small sharp pocket knife....

Perfect job for your small sharp pocket knife. I'm with troidus on using your thumb to roll the wire along the blade to control depth of cut. If you've got a sharp quality set of side cutter pliers ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By usgser
Nothing in the economically functioning countries...

Nothing in the economically functioning countries of Europe is cheap. You'll have to check with Euro vendors for prices but my first thought is no it won't be cheaper in Germany.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By usgser
Define "jumped the battery" Jumped from another...

Define "jumped the battery" Jumped from another bike or from a car? You can jump a MC from a car battery but not if the car is running. Your batt and electrics can't handle the cars alt output.
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By usgser
If you were planning SEP 015, rather than 014 I'd...

If you were planning SEP 015, rather than 014 I'd love to come along. I grew up there till I was 21 when I got drafted in 69. Spent a few months back again in 71 and again in74/75? Yeah it's...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By usgser
I don't know of any easy way to clean the female...

I don't know of any easy way to clean the female part of the connector either. When they get troublesome I just replace the entire connector. Once you get them clean or use new connectors put some...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,260
Posted By usgser
I'm guessing you don't want the correct tub for...

I'm guessing you don't want the correct tub for the frame?
If price is a major concern a cheap route is an Alum tool box made for pickup truck in bed use. Great for hauling cargo and you can bolt a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,013
Posted By usgser
x3

x3
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By usgser
x2. Heat gun or wifes hair dryer.

x2. Heat gun or wifes hair dryer.
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By usgser
If you've got a quality box and mount set up I...

If you've got a quality box and mount set up I personally wouldn't worry about it. I don't like top boxes but granted they are handy. Just use common sense and keep you tools an heavy stuff low in...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,836
Posted By usgser
I'm no doc but the above list looks pretty good....

I'm no doc but the above list looks pretty good. I'd add to the list 1. your blood type. 2. your home doctors contact info so they can get a complete official copy of your medical history.
Once...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By usgser
If you're not used to working on bikes/vehicles...

If you're not used to working on bikes/vehicles and don't know what to look for make an appointment with a local shop to have a pre-purchase inspection done. It'll cost some money but better to spend...
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