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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,483
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Well Duh!!! Don't loan ANY bike that you care...

Well Duh!!! Don't loan ANY bike that you care about to anyone.
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 57,891
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Three years ago I had a similar experience. A few...

Three years ago I had a similar experience. A few of my riding friends met for a ride and a guy we didn't know showed up. I watched him in the morning on the first twisty section and he was riding...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,588
Posted By Ride-a-lot
The most convenient portable bead breaker is your...

The most convenient portable bead breaker is your kickstand. Works like a charm.
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 111,371
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Using an S1000R for just an "around town bike" is...

Using an S1000R for just an "around town bike" is bike abuse. Go stand in the corner.:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Ride-a-lot
For your type of riding the F700GS twin is better...

For your type of riding the F700GS twin is better in every way. It has more power, less vibration and doesn't have the "busy" feel of your single.

Throw the stock seat away and put on the BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Uhm... NO they don't!

Uhm... NO they don't!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-21-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9,860
Views: 2,062,445
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Yamaha 650 custom streettracker ...

Yamaha 650 custom streettracker

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/4253627443.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,176
Posted By Ride-a-lot
No harm, no foul. Put a Santa hat on and let it...

No harm, no foul. Put a Santa hat on and let it go.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,300
Posted By Ride-a-lot
I have a Shoria in my F650GS and it kinda sucks...

I have a Shoria in my F650GS and it kinda sucks in the winter at any temp below 40*. In cold weather your supposed to turn your key on and leave the headlight on for a minute or so to warm the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 297,806
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Every few weeks I will look in this thread, its...

Every few weeks I will look in this thread, its always the same shit with just different people saying it.

It reminds me of Nascar, people in here just going in endless circles and not getting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,583
Posted By Ride-a-lot
If you want lights that are very bright the P3's...

If you want lights that are very bright the P3's beat the hyper lights hands down.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,732
Posted By Ride-a-lot
My opinion. Starting with a new bike is a very...

My opinion. Starting with a new bike is a very bad idea. You ARE going to drop it, probably several times. Dropping a new bike can get very expensive fast if you fix it to new condition.

You...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,385
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Good grief, after reading all the whining and...

Good grief, after reading all the whining and bitching in this thread I can't believe I have actually bought an 09 F650GS. I only have 57K miles on it now. Guess I better trade it off before any of...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,294
Posted By Ride-a-lot
You might want to also consider that your dog...

You might want to also consider that your dog will be sitting just a couple of feet behind your exhaust pipe. You don't want to kill your best friend from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,354
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Permanently turning the ABS off makes no sense.

Permanently turning the ABS off makes no sense.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,700
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Eeeehhhhh Ickyyyyyyy!!!!! :puke1 Heal up...

Eeeehhhhh Ickyyyyyyy!!!!! :puke1

Heal up Roger
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,700
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Hope Roger is O.K. and heals quickly. How...

Hope Roger is O.K. and heals quickly.

How is he going to contact his insurance guy since he isn't at the office :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,864
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Just wondering Meter Man if your an only child?...

Just wondering Meter Man if your an only child? Your responses have the ring of only child syndrome.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,391
Posted By Ride-a-lot
My old bike was an inline 4 just not a Japanese...

My old bike was an inline 4 just not a Japanese bike. '88 K100RT BMW. I bought it in '91 with 10K on it. Rode it until '03 and sold it with 151K miles on it.

So in twelve years and 141K I had to...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-31-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Aint that the truth. There is nothing quite like...

Aint that the truth. There is nothing quite like riding in the rain and heading down a trail as it suddenly drops over a steep hill while you apply every ounce of strength and weight you have to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44,775
Views: 8,654,399
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Buying the touratech torque wrench would be the...

Buying the touratech torque wrench would be the joke
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,445
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Don't store your barley with the tent. Just drink...

Don't store your barley with the tent. Just drink it the night before :D
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Ride-a-lot
When I added a gas guage and a temp guage to my...

When I added a gas guage and a temp guage to my K100 the wiring harness came with the connectors. They are under the gas tank and hidden in the middle of the wiring loom. Even knowing they were...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,682
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Are you 100% positive the timing is off? I would...

Are you 100% positive the timing is off? I would be looking at the camchain tentioner before messing with the timing. You say the topend has a rattle. There have been several threads on different...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,168
Posted By Ride-a-lot
I never would have guessed that someone would...

I never would have guessed that someone would consider the vibration on an FJR objectionable, but not a problem on a Buell. I'm surprised!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,779
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Does this count? I needed to have some place to...

Does this count? I needed to have some place to pack my bicycle gear, and also some place to store my motorcycle gear while I was pedaling on the trails. It made the trips on curvy roads to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ride-a-lot
This past summer before riding the Oregon...

This past summer before riding the Oregon BackCountry Discovery route I ordered Michelin heavy duty tubes to put in the tires on my Husky. When the tubes arrived I was shocked at the size of the box...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,439
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Ya these bikes sound terrible in neutral with the...

Ya these bikes sound terrible in neutral with the clutch out, but not to worry, its normal on all the F-twin bikes. There was a few threads about it when the ST first came out. After a few weeks you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Ride-a-lot
If your running more accessories than the stator...

If your running more accessories than the stator can handle then you can have as big an amp battery as you want and its still going to go dead. GPS and phone don't use much power, but depending on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Back in 09 my dealer ordered the f800 centerstand...

Back in 09 my dealer ordered the f800 centerstand for my f650. They swore it was the right stand. it was only after I walked in with the part # for the F650 centerstand that they would finally admit...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ride-a-lot
I have 41K miles on my GS and have never seen the...

I have 41K miles on my GS and have never seen the fifth bar. I thought for sure when I was stuck in crawling traffic and 100* that I would see it but never did. It"s fine with me if I never see the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,583
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Bike-09 F650GS with 41k miles on it Like I...

Bike-09 F650GS with 41k miles on it

Like I posted earlier I had noticed my volts had suddenly dropped from the 14.1-14.3 range to 13.4-13.8 while riding. This was the day after I had come home...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,440
Posted By Ride-a-lot
I believe my bike is in the early stages of the...

I believe my bike is in the early stages of the stator crapping out. I have an '09 F650GS with 41K miles. I have always had a volt meter on the bike. Since day one it has consistantly run from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,571
Posted By Ride-a-lot
If your sticking H-4 bulbs in a F800 then I...

If your sticking H-4 bulbs in a F800 then I imagine you would be replacing them often. Give a H-7 bulb a try, they might last longer since that is the correct bulb.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,588
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Ya that was a great trip, and all rested up now !...

Ya that was a great trip, and all rested up now ! I hear the UBDR is nice, just saying. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,588
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Ya think! I'll come over and get your bike keys...

Ya think! I'll come over and get your bike keys so you"ll have time. :whip
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,588
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Jons pic of the tower isn't showing for me so...

Jons pic of the tower isn't showing for me so here it is again.

http://beemertom.smugmug.com/Other/08-Husky/i-Mx7xSP8/0/L/IMG1272-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,588
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Yup! Don't like heights. In my younger days I...

Yup! Don't like heights. In my younger days I jumped out of airplanes. And guess what, I still don' like heights. I had started up the stairs and was doing my "dont look until your at the top" thing....
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-10-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Ride-a-lot
Well that doesn't sound very scary Gary

Well that doesn't sound very scary Gary
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ride-a-lot
I put a set of the Michelin heavy duty tubes in...

I put a set of the Michelin heavy duty tubes in my husky before a 6 day offroad ride. When I received the tubes I was shocked by the size of the box they come in. 4mm thick tubes are big, and heavy....
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