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Forum: Trip Planning 05-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By gonerydin
That's precisely why I don't have a dog. Whenever...

That's precisely why I don't have a dog. Whenever my GF wants to go anywhere, it costs $10/day for each of her 2 dogs to be boarded. It's a PITA because you have to plan several weeks in advance to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By gonerydin
You're not going to find 2 bearings that will fit...

You're not going to find 2 bearings that will fit in place of the one you have. Simpler solution is to find a cheaper replacement.

Example:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By gonerydin
Seriously? I would ask the installer to correct...

Seriously? I would ask the installer to correct their mistake. You should get the service that you paid for. Random tire selection is seldom a good thing.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By gonerydin
Our local TV weatherman described it exactly like...

Our local TV weatherman described it exactly like your understanding. I would say you are the winner! LOL
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By gonerydin
Nice! Just about anything that is ridable is...

Nice! Just about anything that is ridable is worth that kind of money. Looks like a couple hundred worth of gear comes with it. I'd say it's a good re-entry bike. Go for it.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By gonerydin
Nice. Now you'll be able to see what you hit! : )...

Nice. Now you'll be able to see what you hit! : )

I've hit several deer with various vehicles. None after dark.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By gonerydin
I would never leave the US without a passport,...

I would never leave the US without a passport, regardless of requirements. But that's just me.

Here is a copy/paste from http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/canada.html
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By gonerydin
Good luck. Durango was one of the more expensive...

Good luck. Durango was one of the more expensive places that I stayed in last summer.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,131
Posted By gonerydin
My primary ride is a 1993 ST1100 w/207,000 miles...

My primary ride is a 1993 ST1100 w/207,000 miles on it. The paint is fading but it still runs and rides just like it always has. Wish I could say that about myself! : )
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By gonerydin
I expected my new XS750 to be appreciably faster...

I expected my new XS750 to be appreciably faster than my XS 650. It wasn't. After 50k miles my XS Eleven's transmission was not shifting like new but I was not smart enough to give it any mercy back...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By gonerydin
I also bought a new XS750 in 1977. Traded it in...

I also bought a new XS750 in 1977. Traded it in 78 for the XS Eleven. The 750 triples were short on power and thirsty. I recall trying to trade the XS750 at the local Harley shop for an XLCR. I can...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By gonerydin
The best mods to the XS ELEVEN are suspension and...

The best mods to the XS ELEVEN are suspension and brake upgrades. It doesn't need much else.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By gonerydin
It sure sounds like someone tried to start your...

It sure sounds like someone tried to start your bike with a screwdriver. I would report it, if it were mine. It probably won't do you any good, but it may help eventually catch the perp.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By gonerydin
No, I was wrong about that. I honestly can't...

No, I was wrong about that. I honestly can't recall details about the kick start lever. I just remember that there was one.

I just went out to my shop and found the OEM Yamaha XS 1100E service...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,042
Posted By gonerydin
It is for an emergency kickstart lever which was...

It is for an emergency kickstart lever which was stored under the seat. Folks back then were still getting used to the idea of electric start.

I purchased one of these beasts with 0 miles on it in...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,606
Posted By gonerydin
+1 Works for me.

+1

Works for me.
Forum: Alaska 03-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By gonerydin
It's called "Trolling for Dummies". That car...

It's called "Trolling for Dummies".

That car is actually a bargain. Some dealers are marking these up $150k on top of the $59k sticker.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-15-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By gonerydin
I have been to Oklahoma many times. Just last...

I have been to Oklahoma many times. Just last summer as a matter of fact. Rode the Talimena scenic byway first time in 1972 before many of you were potty trained. [emoji1]
I didn't intend to dis...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By gonerydin
I once had a copy of that book. It is mildly...

I once had a copy of that book. It is mildly interesting to page through but useless as a travel guide. There is so much interesting stuff to see in this country, it really can't be captured in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By gonerydin
I know nothing about BMWs but… What is that hose...

I know nothing about BMWs but… What is that hose hanging down in the picture? It looks wet on the end.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 78,085
Posted By gonerydin
Get a cheap padlock and install it on his brake...

Get a cheap padlock and install it on his brake rotor. Drop the key in the storm sewer. I hate assholes like this, can you tell? LOL
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-26-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By gonerydin
You may want to check it out first. I don't live...

You may want to check it out first. I don't live there but I have traversed Oklahoma several times. Oklahoma is basically one huge farm with many cattle. It is hot and dry all summer except when it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-26-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,940
Posted By gonerydin
No!

No!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,531
Posted By gonerydin
I have been using E-10 since 1979. I haven't had...

I have been using E-10 since 1979. I haven't had any problems with it. There are concerns with long term storage but i have had no issues in regular use. I have run 1 car and 1 motorcycle over...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By gonerydin
Both of my ST1100s will do that. It doesn't...

Both of my ST1100s will do that. It doesn't really bother me. They have a combined 300,000 miles on them so I don't think it's anything to worry about. There's not much you can do about it anyway.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By gonerydin
beemerphile, you obviously know your way around...

beemerphile, you obviously know your way around machinery. Hammer jockeys take note.

It is wise to heat the hub. Each time that you remove/install a press fit bearing "cold" the bore becomes a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By gonerydin
15W40 Shell RotellaT is a suitable equivalent for...

15W40 Shell RotellaT is a suitable equivalent for me.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,196
Posted By gonerydin
Not that simple. You have to have the new sensors...

Not that simple. You have to have the new sensors "initialized" by a Dodge dealer so your system can recognize them. $90 please. Now your system will not recognize the summer wheels when you put them...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By gonerydin
Use water. You soak the stone in water. Add as...

Use water. You soak the stone in water. Add as needed.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By gonerydin
At 40% charge a lead/acid battery will freeze @...

At 40% charge a lead/acid battery will freeze @ -16°F. Unless that happened I can't see any other reason for a battery to fail from cold temps. If one does freeze the case will usually (but not...
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By gonerydin
It's sounds to me like you have never even been...

It's sounds to me like you have never even been there?

Start here: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/vendor-link/vendor-information/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By gonerydin
I have a habit of leaving my motorcycles in gear...

I have a habit of leaving my motorcycles in gear when parked on the side stand. It helps to prevent problems.
Forum: Americas 01-07-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By gonerydin
There are several states that require you to...

There are several states that require you to purchase a pass before you can use any of their state parks. For example, Wisconsin charges a "vehicle" fee that you can purchase buy the hour, day or...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By gonerydin
Easy to remember. It's always the first Sunday in...

Easy to remember. It's always the first Sunday in May and the first Sunday in October. Been going for years. If the weather is good there will be a few thousand bikes showing up. Come one, come all.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By gonerydin
The DRZ manual says that the 50/50 factory fill...

The DRZ manual says that the 50/50 factory fill is good to -31°C. It might not hurt to test it. Much colder than that and you would need to adjust the mixture accordingly.
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By gonerydin
I used the Irontite product to repair a leaky...

I used the Irontite product to repair a leaky head gasket on a high mileage 750 Magna. I was skeptical but it worked. It was 1200 miles from home when it showed up at my door. The owner was just...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,233
Posted By gonerydin
Throw in a handful of ground black pepper and see...

Throw in a handful of ground black pepper and see what happens. What have you got to lose?

Seriously, most of the time this works on leaky radiators and won't damage a thing.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By gonerydin
I bought an XS1B (1971 XS650) in early 1973. My...

I bought an XS1B (1971 XS650) in early 1973. My first street bike. Loved it and abused it for 4 years. The TX750 in comparison was heavy, ugly, underpowered and unreliable. I never had the desire to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By gonerydin
Sorry about that. I have 2 different types of...

Sorry about that. I have 2 different types of bearing removal tool sets with about US$50 invested. These are not pro quality but are more than adequate for my needs.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By gonerydin
Save yourself a LOT of heartache and purchase a...

Save yourself a LOT of heartache and purchase a bearing puller set. They can be had fairly cheaply now days on ebay or amazon. You will not regret it and it will make you feel like a real mechanic!...
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