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Forum: Canada 12-17-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 21,855
Posted By bart800
Jan 14,2010

Sorry it is our anniversary, so I cannot attend. But enjoy!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,641
Posted By bart800
I ride the curves

So my bikes don't jump unless speed dictates so. However I rode down the Spanish steps in Rome while evading the Italian police on their Guzzis. That was a lot of funtill they saw me having an ice...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 63,697
Posted By bart800
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights...

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights do make a left.:wink:
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,470
Posted By bart800
Try this

I have had my share of german cars for the laast few decades. Anytime they start adding mileage they lose head gaskets. My experience is with Audi, Mercedes, BMW, VW's, fortunately not the Porsche...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,083
Posted By bart800
Interesting dilema

I have a short inseam. 29" I ride a Honda st1100 with a 32" saddle. So I am on tip toes when stopped. That is alot of weight to support. If I use my dock shoes to back the bike down my very steep...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By bart800
Pissed Canadian Tire and retail emporium

The store that has become all things to all people. Well sprung a leak in the old heater core so I was a block away from the CDN tire store. Steam escaping under the hood. Drove in as it was Sunday...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 21,855
Posted By bart800
Wicked Great meeting

To all it was a lot of fun. Special thanks to Bill for filling our heads with The Iron Butt Rallye. As if we need another distraction. I for one would like to do a 1000 miler event in the near...
Forum: Canada 10-29-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 21,855
Posted By bart800
Tonight

Looking forward to the meeting. Unfortunately I won't be riding to it though.
Forum: Canada 10-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 21,855
Posted By bart800
Wicked Would like to attend

When is the next misadventure of the ADV society? I would like to attend.
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 26,792
Posted By bart800
Soda Can Weapon

Glad you survived. This reminds me back many years ago as a student, I did lots of jobs to get through school. I was driving a semi through the eastern states. I was running near Detroit on the...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,066
Posted By bart800
Deer hunting with an ST 1100

Glad it's only a sore hip. Planning on doing my first cross country on a bike which is my 97' ST 1100. Just curious if you took pics of the bike after the hit. You must have had a real adrenalin rush...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,411
Posted By bart800
earplugs

I went to costco. They have a sound roomto check your hearing and they fitted me for custom earplugs. Fit very as they are molded to your ear. Works great keeps out the wind noise but Ican still hear...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By bart800
Question Shipping a bike, Who company did you use?

Looking to ship a Honda ST 1100 from CA to WA. Who can I count on to ensure good safe undamaged delivery? Yes if I had the time I would ride the coast back, but it's not going to happen this year.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,568
Posted By bart800
Every FF helmet I have tried has restricted my...

Every FF helmet I have tried has restricted my field of vision. I have a wider than normal degree of vision, but I also suffer from RA and cannot turn my head all the way to the left. I find that an...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By bart800
Need to replace my Phone

Looking at the I-phone or the Blackberry Curve. I want turn by turn GPS and obviously a bluetooth device foruse with or without my helmet. I ride solo so I'm not worried about pillion communication....
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By bart800
How loud is a ST1100 with two brothers muffflers?

Bought it on line and will pick it up in june, but I am wondering how loud will the two brothers exhaust system be ascompared to the stock pipes. I won't mind a small rumble but I do like it quiet?
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 140,081
Posted By bart800
Having considered since posting, It probably...

Having considered since posting, It probably would not be a bad bike to do the Iron Butt on. Comfortable,dependable,and good weather protection. Just the need for extra lighting. Any thoughts.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 140,081
Posted By bart800
Q's for SV Don

So you used both heated grips and an electric vest. Did you have any stator problems or was it just normal wear and tear that caused replacement. The Honda service people were really against adding...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 140,081
Posted By bart800
I bought it to ride, not practice my polishing...

I bought it to ride, not practice my polishing skills, I love that line from one of our members. I ride mine year round. Missed 6 days this winter due to black ice. My driveway looks like the hills...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,145
Posted By bart800
Laminar lip on ST 1100

I have seen photos of this laminar lip at the top of the ws on some ST 1100's in different threads. What is the function or purpose of this lip?
As I just acquired a 97 ST1100, not yet picked up, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,758
Posted By bart800
Laugh .02

When I went to MSF for a refresher course, they instructed us never to ride with our thumbs on the bars. Thinking back to baseball when I was just a kid, I remember holding the bat with my thumb...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,649
Posted By bart800
Pick one and ride.

Remember the joy is to ride. I have a PC. It was what I could afford. It grew on me. Huge trunk handy for everyday commuting, great weather protection, I ride all year missed 6 days for black ice...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By bart800
No Matter What You Lose!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't do it. 1st. as others have said, NO MSF NO BIKE. 2nd you have to live with these people for a longtime. Don't sell him the bike should something ever go wrong now or in ten years as in "you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 32,141
Posted By bart800
Last spring I was at the John Valk BMW/Ducati...

Last spring I was at the John Valk BMW/Ducati store checking out a RT1150 with 3 clicks on it. Fellow has it for sale as his girlfriend whips him for owning it. I'm trying to get financed, (no avail)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,639
Posted By bart800
Hey Tony, Like I said earlier, you have to try...

Hey Tony,
Like I said earlier, you have to try some don't just jump. Also like Sabre's choice. Triump Bonneville. Still an all time favorite, great fun factor, easy for us shorties, just put a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,639
Posted By bart800
As a member of the vertically challenged set,...

As a member of the vertically challenged set, 29"inseam, I have a few suggestions from practical experience. Windshield is a must. Think rain and in your face, arriving looking like a drowned rat....
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
Moto Slut, I want to make this clear, I did not...

Moto Slut, I want to make this clear, I did not trash the oil as in not good. I simply stated that the non familiar color package as in not blue, but white, and new to me, was possibly a different...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By bart800
Cool2 Crater Lake

You have to checkout Crater Lake in Oregon. Spectacular views, great trek on curvy roads. Google Crater lake you will be happy you did.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By bart800
Arai Quantum II

Currently using a 2 year old Bell fullface helmet, very noisy behind the windshield, not any better when I stand on the pegs. I ride year round and find that it is cold, fogs up all the time, maybe...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By bart800
SB 100% Synthetic

According to the black jug it comes in, it states 100% synthetic on the front label.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
Oil Change

I changed both the oil and the filter. Since no one answered the question as to the container color of the synthetic, I decided not to take a chance and used the Castrol 10W40 motorcycle oil. $4.19...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By bart800
What color jug does the Shell Rotella Synthetic come in?

Since my experience with the Rotella T, slipping clutch, I purchased the synthetic version and it is in a black jug, Rotella SB. Is this the correct one? It has no API circle on the label.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
That's the one!!!

Gosling1, That's the one I put in. This is the most slippery oil I have felt. My bike was always run on Honda filters and oil. But this stuff is like silicone. When you wash your hands, it leaves...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
I will know later today.

Hey Gaspipe, the thought did cross my mind, but I am not hard on my cluthes, and this was so coincidental, it makes me wonder. In any case I have just purchased a new filter and the synthetic...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,331
Posted By bart800
Speedmaster Mk 111

I purchased mine in Switzerland in the summer of '72, choice was between the Rolex and this one. Should have gone with the Rolex. This was a great watchbut the first time I jumped into a swimming...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
You have it all WRONG

I'm not dissing the Rotella. I am warning you that they now have different Rotella and the one marked TRIPLE PROTECTION has anit friction additives. So pay attention and do not make the same mistake...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
Not your regular T.

I agree, but this is some new protection blend with additives. It is not the same formulation as the regular T.

As far as the clutch goes, it is not consistant, needs load. Had not even shuddered...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,845
Posted By bart800
Pissed Beware of Shell Rotella Triple Protection oil

Three weeks ago I changed my oil in my Honda PC 800. I switched to Shell Rotella, 15/40 after reading all the superlatives about this product. The price was right, so now my clutch is slipping. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-29-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,231
Posted By bart800
I just read this on the BMW forum. It was a link...

I just read this on the BMW forum. It was a link I checked from somewhere on this site. Here it is. It was quite informative and I have adjusted my position and bend from the hips. Read the story....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,337
Posted By bart800
Living in the great north wet,to ride is to...

Living in the great north wet,to ride is to experience various shades of liquid humidity. I love it,rain gear usally works, I do ATGATT, but look forward to when I can afford a stitch and some proper...
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