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Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,678
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: 589
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: 27
Views: 1,678
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: 27
Views: 1,678
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: 45
Views: 2,969
Posted By gonerydin
+1 Works for me.

+1

Works for me.
Forum: Alaska 03-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
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: 1,584
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: 785
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: 7
Views: 586
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: 981
Views: 40,402
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: 1,584
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: 1,584
Posted By gonerydin
No!

No!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
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: 1,138
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: 441
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: 319
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: 68
Views: 4,137
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: 1,589
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: 736
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: 648
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: 548
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: 1,491
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: 746
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: 479
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: 1,940
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: 1,940
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: 1,431
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: 763
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: 763
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!...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,975
Posted By gonerydin
Running with insufficient, or no, clearance can...

Running with insufficient, or no, clearance can cause excessive wear like you have there. That might explain why only one lobe is affected.
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By gonerydin
electric shifter is a good idea. ...

electric shifter is a good idea.

http://www.disabledmotorcyclerider.com/shifters.html

I've seen people ride with entire left leg gone.

And then there is David Barr...
Forum: New Zealand 11-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By gonerydin
I have a Motion Pro Jumbo Chain tool and a...

I have a Motion Pro Jumbo Chain tool and a variety of grinders. I still find the press feature to be quite useful for assembly and disassembly.

The Motion Pro "PBR" chain tool is considerably...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By gonerydin
My Canon MP190 will do all of that quite well and...

My Canon MP190 will do all of that quite well and I'm sure I paid less than $49.00 for it at Walmart a few years ago. It's not WiFi though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,999
Posted By gonerydin
I have 4 motorcycles that sit idle at least 4...

I have 4 motorcycles that sit idle at least 4 months through the winter. I never use a fuel stabilizer. This will be my 43rd winter on NOT doing so. :D
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,155
Posted By gonerydin
4 vacuum gauges, that are actually worth owning,...

4 vacuum gauges, that are actually worth owning, will cost you as much or more than a purpose built sync tool. Even with decent quality gauges, it's difficult to find 2 that are calibrated equally.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By gonerydin
+1 This will solve your problem.

+1 This will solve your problem.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By gonerydin
That is the "main" fuse. If it blows, nothing...

That is the "main" fuse. If it blows, nothing works. Power flows from the battery, through the main fuse then to the fuse box via the red wire. This is typical of most Honda street bikes for several...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By gonerydin
You need to repair that connector, get a new...

You need to repair that connector, get a new battery and perform a thorough tune-up. Problems solved.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,665
Posted By gonerydin
I saw that bike when it was at the National...

I saw that bike when it was at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. Very cool place, BTW.
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By gonerydin
+1 I also have a makeshift fitting that I...

+1

I also have a makeshift fitting that I can attach my air hose directly to the valve stem (with the core removed). If you do it this way, set the regulator on your compressor to 50 PSI. But...
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