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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Motornoggin
A cursory search didn't find another video like...

A cursory search didn't find another video like that. There are many, many lyric videos, but none such as that. It may very well be the first and only so far. Google her name and there are quite a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Motornoggin
She is a friend of a friend. Laramie is turning...

She is a friend of a friend. Laramie is turning out to be a great music town and I'm doing what little I can to help out.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Motornoggin
She has an amazing voice!

She has an amazing voice!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Motornoggin
Back yard concert, Sunday May 24th

Hi all,

Merry Ellen Kirk is doing a mini tour in May and will be stopping in Laramie on the 24th (Sunday). She will be performing for a small audience at my house and I wanted to extend an...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Motornoggin
Been using an HF version for a a few years now....

Been using an HF version for a a few years now. Have yet to replace the original batteries. Works great.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By Motornoggin
'95. TBI 350. Nothing mechanically wrong with it,...

'95. TBI 350. Nothing mechanically wrong with it, really. 65 mph on average, interstate use. CO to MA and back with maybe 2000# of cargo. 6.7mpg. 13,500 GVW van with a standard height box. Lots of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
Nearly 300 miles on the FJ this weekend. Almost...

Nearly 300 miles on the FJ this weekend. Almost 900 total (pretty good for the area and time of year!). Enough break in miles to be able to open her up a bit. So far, I'm thoroughly smitten... I do...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By Motornoggin
No, my Isuzu NPR had a TBI 350. Drove it from CO...

No, my Isuzu NPR had a TBI 350. Drove it from CO to MA with a light load. Averaged 6.7 mpg over the whole trip. Made a lot of noise, used a lot of fuel, didn't go anywhere very fast. Nothing wrong....
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By Motornoggin
I had a '96. First or second year of EFI,...

I had a '96. First or second year of EFI, intercooled, 145hp. 3.9L four. Mine had an upsized Timpte box that caught a lot of wind. 14,500# GVW, etc...

It was bulletproof. Ran great! It was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,680
Posted By Motornoggin
Keep an open mind. HD motorcycles perform their...

Keep an open mind. HD motorcycles perform their intended jobs very well.
If you compare them with completely different machines, then keep the bike you already have.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,031
Posted By Motornoggin
It didn't feel happy because huge V-twins hate...

It didn't feel happy because huge V-twins hate having their neck wringed out to keep up! :lol3

It really wasn't geared for highway, at least comfortably. It did it, didn't seem to hurt...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,031
Posted By Motornoggin
I had a leftover 87' that I bought "new" in '89....

I had a leftover 87' that I bought "new" in '89. It was a four speed and wasn't all that happy on the highway. Great torque and very tractable power. I did have trouble with the pilot jet getting...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
This weekend in the garage... Tore out...

This weekend in the garage...

Tore out the bad garage door opener and installed a new one, including all the modifications needed to make it all work long term.

Installed a ceiling fan...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
Had a beautiful weekend in these parts! Rode...

Had a beautiful weekend in these parts! Rode Saturday and today. Accumulated enough miles to perform the first service. 601 miles. Mist be a good omen as this the first motorcycle I've been able to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I'm 5'-10" 200-ish# with 32" inseam and I can...

I'm 5'-10" 200-ish# with 32" inseam and I can flat foot it with the seat in the low position. I have not had a chance to ride a lot, but the windscreen seems effective, but I happen to like clean air...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By Motornoggin
I've had a Makita for about 20 years now. Two...

I've had a Makita for about 20 years now. Two heat settings and six fan settings. Used it in my sign business almost every day. Still hasn't failed. It was spendy at the time, maybe $60 or so, but...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
F****CK! Even with the eyes installed, it...

F****CK!

Even with the eyes installed, it still wont close properly. It will get within 2-3" of the floor, stop then return to open. I figured maybe the spring tension was too high, so I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I can read, therefore I follow the manufacturers...

I can read, therefore I follow the manufacturers recommendations. They didn't spend millions on R&D to mess up a break in procedure.

When we raced boats in the APBA and IOGP, we always broke...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
A friend gave me a garage door opener, gratis....

A friend gave me a garage door opener, gratis. I've had it stored for a couple years and decided to install it today. Not as easy as one would think, but it's in. It will work with the manual button...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,180
Posted By Motornoggin
I had an 86' Ranger PU with the guts out of a...

I had an 86' Ranger PU with the guts out of a T-Bird Turbo. After a bit of hot rodding, it would make 460hp on good gas, 25psi boost. I ran Evans coolant in it and didn't have any troubles.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
Hung out. Listened to music, and drank a mixed...

Hung out. Listened to music, and drank a mixed vodka.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,595
Posted By Motornoggin
Very nifty. Been mulling over building a single...

Very nifty. Been mulling over building a single rail trailer as well. Light, low, easy to load and tow.... Some good ideas on that one. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I'm not panicking, just disappointed. I (as were...

I'm not panicking, just disappointed. I (as were many it seems) was misled. Is information withheld the same as a lie? Gray area I guess.

I propose that for every limited motorcycle, ten...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
Bluhduh The arbitrary speed limit bothers me. Will I see...

The arbitrary speed limit bothers me. Will I see high speed often? Probably not, but it still bothers me. I asked the dealer on several occasions if this bike was limited in any way (regarding the...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Motornoggin
Frozen battery almost always means junked. Even...

Frozen battery almost always means junked. Even if the case doesn't crack, some of the plates get smashed together when it freezes. I've dealt with hundreds of batteries over the years and can count...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,304
Posted By Motornoggin
Wee (or Vee) Strom, Versys (or Ninja 650), FJ-09,...

Wee (or Vee) Strom, Versys (or Ninja 650), FJ-09, Tiger 800... Lots of choices.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
Now have 250 miles on the clock. Not a...

Now have 250 miles on the clock.

Not a lot, but it's winter and I live in WY above 7200ft elevation. I think 250 miles is pretty good considering the circumstances.

That being said, I...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
Listened to some music, did some more stocker...

Listened to some music, did some more stocker bombing on the beer fridge....
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I was able to traverse the 40-50 yards of mud to...

I was able to traverse the 40-50 yards of mud to get the FJ out today. I bit chilly and a lot windy (in WY?), but a good ride none-the-less. Now have just a bit over 100 miles in the odo. Can't wait...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I feel your pain. I've had mine for a month and...

I feel your pain. I've had mine for a month and have been able to ride it once (45 miles). :cry

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,256
Posted By Motornoggin
Currently in phase two of my "downsizing". ...

Currently in phase two of my "downsizing".

First was buying the Sporty Roadster a couple years ago as a companion to the C14. I don't ride as much as I once did anyway, but the C14 has only...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I'm amazed at how light this bike is, even just...

I'm amazed at how light this bike is, even just maneuvering it around in the garage is soooo much easier. Coming from a C-14 which I am still afraid to move around to the FJ which I can lean against...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
Not yet, but I am thinking about it. I have a...

Not yet, but I am thinking about it. I have a Givi 48L top case that I had on the Connie. I might try the Yamaha rack, or maybe fab something up for myself.
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
In the garage today... Listened to some...

In the garage today...

Listened to some music.

Installed the bag mount kit on the FJ.

Pulled the tank and petcock off of the little QT.
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I installed the bag mounts this evening. Very...

I installed the bag mounts this evening. Very easy to do. Took maybe 20-30 minutes including a once over through the instructions and rounding up the proper tools.
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
I was finally able to push my new FJ out of the...

I was finally able to push my new FJ out of the alley for it's maiden voyage! :clap

Having ridden the FZ version, I was reasonably sure I would love it, but...

I have to say (45 miles in...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,808
Posted By Motornoggin
I hooked up the used PSB tower speakers I bought...

I hooked up the used PSB tower speakers I bought yesterday. I now have 1000 watts (including the 250 watt subwoofer) and four channels (no center speaker yet) for 356 sq ft of shop space. It rocks...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,209
Views: 1,041,514
Posted By Motornoggin
I have the Blitwell Tracker bars on my '06...

I have the Blitwell Tracker bars on my '06 Roadster. I mounted the mirrors upside down a swell. Cleaner look and I get a clearer look that way too. I have the 3.3g tank and they are about 1/4" from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15,338
Views: 1,220,943
Posted By Motornoggin
I would guess a crack in the windshield.

I would guess a crack in the windshield.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 381,987
Posted By Motornoggin
Indeed. Every aspect of the FJ is made a degree...

Indeed. Every aspect of the FJ is made a degree better by red paint vs. grey.
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