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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By squish
When it comes to wiring. The good news is it's...

When it comes to wiring.
The good news is it's been sitting that way for a long time.

THere's a very good chance that it will just flop right back into place once you start putting back in place.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 498
Posted By squish
Totally easy As long as you do it in careful...

Totally easy
As long as you do it in careful steps
Label everything,
Photograph everything
Use zip lock bags with labels, smaller bags in bigger bags

Make sure you have the right tools,
A...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By squish
That's some crazy stuff. What kind of grips do...

That's some crazy stuff.
What kind of grips do you use.

I have noticed that the gloves are kind of sticky, or tacky especially after a day of hot weather riding.
I had them bond to som surface I...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,389
Posted By squish
Shaft bikes can't wheelie...:evil

Shaft bikes can't wheelie...:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By squish
I would take the wheel off and mount it to a...

I would take the wheel off and mount it to a trueing stand
I'd measure the latteral and radial runout of the rim, the hub and the rotor.

Then I'd flat plate the rotor and check to make sure it...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By squish
2nd vote for air in the system. I would...

2nd vote for air in the system.
I would re-bleed.

Some have had look by holding the lever all the way back, closing the bleed valve and leaving the level held against the bar overnight.

I once...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By squish
I'm guessing that a photo of the fairing might...

I'm guessing that a photo of the fairing might jog some old critters brain about the fairing.

The only honda line fairing I know about from that era (and mind you i have a factory to dealer...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By squish
The wifeunit Likes her Olympia Womans AST...

The wifeunit

Likes her Olympia Womans AST it's a 3/4 touring jacket. and it's a design that fits her well, as well as looking as much like a woman as a woman can look while wearing in a 3/4 length...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,545
Posted By squish
We did a western states ride in September. We...

We did a western states ride in September.
We couldn't make as deep into Colorado as we wanted to due to snow and freezing temps.
We Had highs in the desert above 105.

I wore my Darien jacket...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By squish
The studies haven't so much shown that white...

The studies haven't so much shown that white helmets are the most visible.
It's that white helmeted riders are under-represented in MC crash studies.

White helmets are thought to be particularly...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By squish
Where do you get this information from?

Where do you get this information from?
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,613
Posted By squish
Back from the dead.... Being recent to...

Back from the dead....

Being recent to towing trailers with bikes on em I will put my input into the mix.

I like 5'x8' utility trailer that have modded up to also hold bikes.

Diamond plate...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By squish
The fewer fittings you have the less chance of...

The fewer fittings you have the less chance of air getting trapped in the line.
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By squish
Not to take sales away from Bob's but you...

Not to take sales away from Bob's

but you don't need specific brake lines.

I have had great luck getting rid of the hard line and going with braided lines from mastercylinder to caliper
With...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By squish
Travel trailers range from 12 foot pop ups to 50...

Travel trailers range from 12 foot pop ups to 50 foot, four axle, 5th wheel, monsters.

What do you have?
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By squish
I own three airheads I've got a 39 mile...

I own three airheads
I've got a 39 mile commute each way.

For what the OP lists, for how much money.

If I had those requirements and that budget I'd buy a DL....



Oh wait. I did.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By squish
Oh I should add that for years I only used a...

Oh I should add
that for years I only used a tank bag and didn't run a top box,

Then I got a bike that had an easy set up for the top box and found that I used it for much the same stuff that I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,658
Posted By squish
Hornet 600, There were boat loads sold of them...

Hornet 600,
There were boat loads sold of them in the mid90's to early aughts
The very same things that made them the best seller in the day hold true now.

Only it will be a challenge to find...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,439
Posted By squish
I have a DL650, it ticks a lot of the boxes I...

I have a DL650, it ticks a lot of the boxes I needed a bike to tick for a real world functional machine
In my younger days a pre vetec VFR would also tick lots of those boxes.

I like my 919 as a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By squish
For stuff that I can sell easily and removes...

For stuff that I can sell easily and removes easily
Shocks, windscreens, seats, I will remove and sell it seperatly

For stuff that's harder to remove, like brake lines or maybe centerstand. I...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,347
Posted By squish
For every day use I have a 40liter hard side top...

For every day use I have a 40liter hard side top box that's mostly permanently mounted to my bike (DL650)

For weekend trips I will add a medium sized tank bag.

For week long trips I add hard...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,314
Posted By squish
I've got an R100GS, carbed, no ABS no electronic...

I've got an R100GS, carbed, no ABS no electronic do dads
Heck it's not that far away from points.

I also have DL650 with FI and ABS. I have had to do zero, to the DL in the 10K miles I've owned...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,193
Posted By squish
Yup that's not the ST's IP it's the same that's...

Yup that's not the ST's IP it's the same that's on my R80 from 1986 but it was in use for years
Same with the headlight and headlight mount.

Either the OP crashed and didnt' want to replace the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By squish
1968 (or 1969) and the introduction of the...

1968 (or 1969)
and the introduction of the Honda CB750K0 SOHC
The bike that launched modern, functional big bore sporting bikes with across the frame, in-line four, four-stroke packaging.

Or...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,434
Posted By squish
You said it's fluid, like lower viscosity than...

You said it's fluid, like lower viscosity than engine oil?

There's fluid on the bottom of the crash bar as well?

Have you had a leaking petcock or carb overflow recently?

It could be that...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By squish
I have a bushwacker, its my perf/mesh jacket ...

I have a bushwacker, its my perf/mesh jacket

I'm 5'8" tall and wear a 42 in US mens jackets

The large just fits me with the liner in, without the liner jacket fits fine.

Overall it's a...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,795
Posted By squish
I didn't dig back and look what I posted in this...

I didn't dig back and look what I posted in this thread.
So I might repeat myself.

I've been riding with Shoei's Orange helmets since 1997, I think I'm on my third or fourth one.

The first one...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By squish
Every helmet I've had has had the comfort foam...

Every helmet I've had has had the comfort foam compact and by the time I'm getting a new helmet (Five years +/-)
They are loose on my head. So I opt for the tighter, more snug fit. That said I make...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,489
Posted By squish
And really those are the three best places to see...

And really those are the three best places to see the widest range of equipment that's out there.
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By squish
Yup there is more adjust ability on the madstad...

Yup there is more adjust ability on the madstad vs the Givi.
There was only a $20 price increase for the Givi vs the Madstad and screen when I got my Givi.

I found with the Madstad on my 04 that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,439
Posted By squish
Bwahahha. I forgot about that....

Bwahahha. I forgot about that....
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By squish
I wasn't crazy about the madstad on my 04, it...

I wasn't crazy about the madstad on my 04, it helped but it didn't solve the problem.
I needed to get the top of the screen to lean back more. When this was brought up with the Madstad guy
he got...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,439
Posted By squish
So is this the craft the question to get a...

So is this the craft the question to get a specific answer thread?

You're asking for a super subjective answer but you saddle it with a bunch of "requirements"

Seems a little off to me.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,599
Posted By squish
I should have bought a SV650 rather then the...

I should have bought a SV650 rather then the Ducati 750Sport I did buy.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,917
Posted By squish
I would be tempted to get the seat and the pegs...

I would be tempted to get the seat and the pegs for the Bandito grande.
That engine is something else and you will miss it sometimes if you get a S10 or a DL650

Saving some money and waiting...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By squish
Me: 5'8" tall 28" inseam full face helmet...

Me:
5'8" tall 28" inseam full face helmet (currently Shoei RF1100)
My biggest issue was with noise more then buffeting, but buffeting was still there.

My DLs
2004, madstad with stock screen,...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By squish
great bikes that were an off shoot of the R80G/S ...

great bikes that were an off shoot of the R80G/S
With more road bike parts, built of bits from the R65 of the same era, and the R80G/S
Tanks that should fit
R100GS
R80G/S
R80G/S PD
HPN R80/R100...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,209
Posted By squish
I don't like gore-tex or other membrane lined...

I don't like gore-tex or other membrane lined boots.
I'd rather a decent full grain leather boot with a gore tex sock.

Thats what worked for me when I rode year round in Seattle...

That said....
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By squish
Go look at the stats of where a head hits in most...

Go look at the stats of where a head hits in most crashes (Or at least most that have been studied)
And the anything less then full face might not make sense to you.

I will say that look around...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By squish
Maybe it's me, but a restoration isn't changing...

Maybe it's me, but a restoration isn't changing heads, Changing paint and graphics.
That's more restomod.

If I was looking for a GS PD. (I own a very solid GS, and an R80 as well as an ST)

I...
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