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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-15-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8,619
Views: 372,449
Posted By rayder
Oh the irony when this summer the police set up...

Oh the irony when this summer the police set up their seat belt check zones.

If you're in your cage surrounded by steel, shatterproof glass and multiple airbags you had better also have your belt...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,477
Posted By rayder
Put in too much and you'll definitely change the...

Put in too much and you'll definitely change the balance of the wheel.
I use it just for emergencies.
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By rayder
In a beater dirt bike helmet that rubbed my...

In a beater dirt bike helmet that rubbed my temple, I took a spoon to a gas cook stove.
When the spoon was hot I used it to massage the foam back a little, it sorta melts.
Remove the cloth liner...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,410
Posted By rayder
The first goldwings ran their temp and fuel...

The first goldwings ran their temp and fuel gauges at 7 volts, there's a little box in that bees' nest under the left side fake fuel tank that supplies the current and it can be quirky.

Lots about...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,834
Posted By rayder
The last page was pretty interesting. If you...

The last page was pretty interesting.
If you look at the figures from 1998-1999 the fund had a huge surplus and we only paid about $5/vehicle/year.

Then our Illustrious and exalted republican...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,410
Posted By rayder
Is that an ammo can under the seat? And what is...

Is that an ammo can under the seat?
And what is that seat off of? I'm guessing Valkrie?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,410
Posted By rayder
That's why I sold my Oilhead a couple of years...

That's why I sold my Oilhead a couple of years back. It was a minor financial crisis everytime I went to the dealer for some part or another.

I'll have less into this whole project than the Corbin...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,410
Posted By rayder
this is my winter project; ...

this is my winter project;
http://rayser6.smugmug.com/photos/i-H2B8PjD/0/M/i-H2B8PjD-M.jpg


It started with this, a '76 gl1000 $600 special I probably should've driven past; ...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2008, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,595
Posted By rayder
If your motor now has good oil pressure and has...

If your motor now has good oil pressure and has had good maintainence, then you just have a problem with a known motor. I'd fix the head gaskets before a crapshoot on a used motor.

Unless you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By rayder
Somebody is parting one out on ebay right now....

Somebody is parting one out on ebay right now. The motor was listed yesterday but can't find it tonight.

That sounds like high price for a twenty year old non-runner. They show up every so often...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,493
Posted By rayder
I just saw a golf cart from the 60's, with a...

I just saw a golf cart from the 60's, with a Harley-Davidson name tag, that had a two stroke motor and a starter that rolled it one way when you had the lever in forward, the other for reverse.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 905,466
Posted By rayder
I've got an '88 that is new to me since 5/06. Put...

I've got an '88 that is new to me since 5/06. Put on about 4k miles and it is a fun and cheap ride. I have another set of wheels with knobbies and a 53 tooth sprocket that I swap out for serious...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By rayder
If your ceiling isn't finished or insulated, just...

If your ceiling isn't finished or insulated, just an open pole building, you can use light panels that are fiberglass and made to fit in place of a metal panel.
Or you can replace the ridge cap with...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2007, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,023
Posted By rayder
Aerokroil is thinner than PB blaster. Amazing...

Aerokroil is thinner than PB blaster. Amazing stuff, if you have any movement at all on a nut or a sprocket on a shaft, or even a frozen bearing, shoot it with the kroil, wait a minute and a little...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,023
Posted By rayder
Ditto the Aerokroil. It's the best penetrating...

Ditto the Aerokroil. It's the best penetrating oil I've ever used.

The local NAPA doesn't always stock it so I've been ordering right from the maker.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By rayder
Washing Soda?

Washing Soda?
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,002
Posted By rayder
"Righty tighty, lefty loosey, unless the part...

"Righty tighty, lefty loosey, unless the part rotates, or you're adjusting a clutch, or you're using a borrowed impact wrench"
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,320
Posted By rayder
When I replace a bearing and race in a case or...

When I replace a bearing and race in a case or wheel hub, to reassemble I place the case/hub on top off the garage heater for a few hours, and the bearing in the freezer.
The slightly shrunken...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By rayder
Honda NX650 shock specs

So winter finally arrived and I've got my 89 NX650 scattered all over the garage. My goal is to beef up the suspension to better handle my supple yet ample buttocks.
New seals and progressive...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2006, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By rayder
It's my understanding xr parts look like they...

It's my understanding xr parts look like they should fit but won't without major modifications. The frame is unique to this model.

That price seems in the ballpark. The good thing is it won't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By rayder
I've got a '88 too. I've only had it one summer,...

I've got a '88 too. I've only had it one summer, traded down from a r1100gs because I wanted to ride more dirt.

I like it, it truly goes anywhere, I don't have much into it so I'm not worried...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By rayder
Milwaukee to Muskegon ferry is the fast one, but...

Milwaukee to Muskegon ferry is the fast one, but can be rough. When you make reservations they suggest dramamine.

Manitowoc to Ludington is old and slow, usually very smooth. Little traffic either...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By rayder
Does the original fairing stay on with a bigger...

Does the original fairing stay on with a bigger tank?

I saw one once where the guy fitted a bigger xr tank, and put the head light on too because he had to ditch the fairing.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,279
Posted By rayder
I traded down this spring from a r1100gs to a...

I traded down this spring from a r1100gs to a NX650 because the gs was just too big and expensive to feel comfortable in the dirt.

I too was looking for a XR650l when the NX showed up. I like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By rayder
I'm not a GS hater but I moved from a 1100gs to a...

I'm not a GS hater but I moved from a 1100gs to a nx650 and I'm loving it!
They've got a distinct look, reasonably close to xr650 performance, and almost disposably priced, (at least enough to make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,265
Posted By rayder
On an eighteen year old bike there are already...

On an eighteen year old bike there are already some serious modifications, this bike will never be a museum piece.

I'm exploring the idea of fitting an xr650 swingarm to mine, trying to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,265
Posted By rayder
What do you want for it? Offer it here, if one...

What do you want for it?
Offer it here, if one of us doesn't want it, ( I do ), go to the flea market.
If you still have it then go to ebay, It'll sell.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,265
Posted By rayder
I also have a nx 650 that I just got and am...

I also have a nx 650 that I just got and am loving the poop out of it. It's everything I'd hoped my 1100gs would have been, only 200lbs lighter and thousands cheaper. I can actually run down the...
Forum: Face plant 12-27-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,995
Posted By rayder
This October, while color cruising backroads in...

This October, while color cruising backroads in northern Michigan, I crested a hill to see flashing lights ahead. There were two other BMW's parked in the intersection ahead, and EMT's working on one...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2005, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,548
Posted By rayder
I've got 'em. Easy enough to put on and gives you...

I've got 'em. Easy enough to put on and gives you one less thing to worry about.
A set was on ebay about two weeks ago, I think they went for around $70.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By rayder
I bought my 98 r1100gs from the dealer in may04,...

I bought my 98 r1100gs from the dealer in may04, 18k, system cases, tank bag, aeroflow, corbin seats, $7400. You'll always hear of a better deal some one else scored, but that price seems to be what...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2005, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By rayder
Did the same to a 98 gs, had to shim the line...

Did the same to a 98 gs, had to shim the line with some clear vinyl tubing to keep it in the plastic routing clips, no other issues.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2005, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By rayder
I just put my ebay odyessy in last week, already...

I just put my ebay odyessy in last week, already charged right out of the box. But I did have to stretch the cables a little and make an extension for the negative side.
It's nice to ride without...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2005, 03:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By rayder
ditto touratech hardparts, and haunt the...

ditto touratech hardparts, and haunt the fleamarket and ebay, these bikes are old enough you can snag some 'new old stock' and guys cleaning out the closet.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By rayder
My 1100gs came with an aeroflow that I just...

My 1100gs came with an aeroflow that I just swapped out for an ebay stock screen. Definately makes it seem more agile in the dirt, and seems more like a motorcycle on the slab, but now I understand...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By rayder
Bought my 1100gs last spring with pirelli...

Bought my 1100gs last spring with pirelli scorpions on it. Riding the three miles of sand and gravel that start and end all my rides was an exercise in sphincter control. This spring I mounted up my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2005, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,410
Posted By rayder
I might ride through to meet some of you guys,...

I might ride through to meet some of you guys, though I don't know if I'm exactly welcome at the creek since "the incident". Flammable, imflammable, I thought they were two different words.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,410
Posted By rayder
If there was any way I could preview that dual...

If there was any way I could preview that dual sport route I could give it a local's seal of approval, make sure they don't send you past anything cool or recommend the local polka bar.
The...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By rayder
for five hundred bucks you'd think they could...

for five hundred bucks you'd think they could make it look a little less industrial. Reminds me of an erector set.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2005, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By rayder
My experience here in michigan is, even if you...

My experience here in michigan is, even if you think you know where you are and you come across a gate or a cable, and no matter whether its open or closed, it probably isnt headed where you want to...
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