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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28,143
Views: 5,649,245
Posted By mikerthebiker
Kickstand Foot

I use an electrical junction box cover. It already has a hole in it for a "reminder" string. Fits easily in a pocket, thin, strong and cheap if you leave it behind!
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,514,648
Posted By mikerthebiker
Eye Opener?

As a Harley owner, you should be well aware of what's really required versus the marketing of the manufacturer, no?!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,548
Posted By mikerthebiker

If you ever want to move that Norton, let me know.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-03-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 113,039
Posted By mikerthebiker
Awesome thread. As a noob in the ADV riding world...

Awesome thread. As a noob in the ADV riding world (40 years on road sofas - yes, I once owned 2 HD's. The first one and the last one!) that Yamaha has my interest tweaked as I was thinking of a much...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,224
Posted By mikerthebiker
Question What are chiggers?

Don't have them in the Great White North
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 79,710
Posted By mikerthebiker
Pivot Bearing

Back in the thread, someone asked what other bikes used. I have a 2000 Honda Valkyrie Interstate in the stable with about 60K on it. it's a long, heavy bike. Swing Arm Pivot bearings are a 17mm x...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 104,027
Posted By mikerthebiker
Gotta love Montana!

Great Thread! Ya Gotta Love Montana!

I used to eat at "Café-A" regularily. I was having lunch there one fine day and an older gentleman (in his 70's - a local rancher, I think) landed his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,528
Posted By mikerthebiker
50K on a Bike Tire?

I guess, if you have it on a stand, running, in gear. Sounds like a mathematical error to me. Did he mean 5K?

CT all the way for me and has been for years. But, oh ya, it keeps flying off every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 50,769
Posted By mikerthebiker
Sometimes you just have to go!!!

62 years young here. Started at 14 and never quit. In August, I just had to go see a place I've never seen before.
Riding a 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, I rode 850 Km one way in one day, visited the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 15,115
Posted By mikerthebiker
Trailer Sway

If you keep more weight ahead of your trailer axle than behind it, your trailer will not sway, regardless of tongue length. Pay attention to your trailer loading and use a little planning. Tongue...
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