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Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 208,809
Posted By AviatorTroy
You talking about this? I've ssen it before but...

You talking about this? I've ssen it before but can't imagine it working. Let us know if you try it!:deal
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By AviatorTroy
Almost everyone knows more about this than I, but...

Almost everyone knows more about this than I, but I will say that after a shop "worked on" our rig it was damn near unridable. A few hours in the garage with some string, a tape measurer, and a piece...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,418
Posted By AviatorTroy
On my round trip 75 mile commute, at 70-75 mph...

On my round trip 75 mile commute, at 70-75 mph most of the way. GL 1500 w Frienship 1 chair.

<a href="http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/gl1500/1989/Aviatortroy/357406" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 198,740
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dude they are all a money pit. That's not what...

Dude they are all a money pit. That's not what it's about. Mid range roll on exiting a sweeper, that's what it's about. You have to have no common sense to own one of these. Mine turns 20 years old...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 67,610
Posted By AviatorTroy
My father and I bought an '89 1500 with a...

My father and I bought an '89 1500 with a California Sidecar sight unseen at a farm auction. The carbs were full of what looked like cheese, and there was no spark. A set of carbs from eBay and a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,542
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hey Blesk, I know this is an old thread but I...

Hey Blesk, I know this is an old thread but I sent you a PM about that windshield in case you happen to still have it lying around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,953
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dual sport tires are no problem on dry pavement...

Dual sport tires are no problem on dry pavement and handle surprisingly well. But for the love of God, watch your ass if it's raining..
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have the Wunderlich one on my 1200GS and I like...

I have the Wunderlich one on my 1200GS and I like it but everyone and every bike is different. I think it dos a good job of smoothing airflow off the top of the screen.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 198,740
Posted By AviatorTroy
I once read a magazine article that referred to...

I once read a magazine article that referred to the 2nd generation styling as "a plastic factory that had a fire"
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By AviatorTroy
For what you are wanting to do with the truck,...

For what you are wanting to do with the truck, wouldn't this just be way easier?

http://tire-size-conversion.com/speedometer-calibration/

Print out your calibration card and stick it in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By AviatorTroy
This helped greatly for me. Geared towards sport...

This helped greatly for me. Geared towards sport touring bikes, but still applies. Even on the GS I have to remind myself not to slouch. This article has a good explanation.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,326
Posted By AviatorTroy
Even at your asking price, that is a great deal...

Even at your asking price, that is a great deal for someone!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,372
Views: 535,541
Posted By AviatorTroy
That bike is trashed! And for gods sake, if you...

That bike is trashed! And for gods sake, if you can't keep it upright and between the lines under ANY conditions, why do you think it's time to sell your "beginner bike" and move up???
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,777
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yep, slow down and then punch it to throw your...

Yep, slow down and then punch it to throw your timing off. I killed a dog once tho, it ran out in front of me going about 50 and its head bounced off my foot peg. Felt really and about that, but not...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,791
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hi guys, does the N44 have significantly more...

Hi guys, does the N44 have significantly more chin room than the N43? I have the older style and that's the only thing I dislike about it, I actually had to stick a piece of moleskin on the inside of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,503
Posted By AviatorTroy
On the other side of the coin I have always had a...

On the other side of the coin I have always had a pickup truck and cannot tell you how many times I have walked out of grocery stores, bars, etc and found that someone had used the bed of my truck as...
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,513
Posted By AviatorTroy
That one hits home, I live in Stuart and although...

That one hits home, I live in Stuart and although I don't commute every day, I do ride the bike to work from Stuart to west palm beach airport about once a week. The riding is absolutely awful here,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By AviatorTroy
An odd request for data... 2008 1200GS

I make a choker out of the end loop of my tie downs and go right around the forks above the triple tree. That way you are compressing the suspension but nothing hard is touching anything on the bike....
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,129
Posted By AviatorTroy
I am a super newbie and have only ridden one...

I am a super newbie and have only ridden one outfit (my father's) Wing with California Sidecar Friendship but it has a brake on the chair linked to the front brake and it stops great, nice and...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,778
Posted By AviatorTroy
As has been said before, life is all about risk...

As has been said before, life is all about risk management. Some don't work in the shop without rubber gloves for fear of a stray carcinogen touching their supple skin. Some won't go outside...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,976
Views: 809,817
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is one that belongs in the "craigslist ads...

Here is one that belongs in the "craigslist ads indicating lunacy" thread...

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/mcy/4826848487.html

Let's see, BMW stickers don't add 4000 dollars to the value...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By AviatorTroy
Well, you arrogant fucker, what I see in the...

Well, you arrogant fucker, what I see in the picture are some liscense plates from Eastern bloc countries, none of them being Russia.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 198,740
Posted By AviatorTroy
Jesus, those are beautiful. Like a DiVinci!

Jesus, those are beautiful. Like a DiVinci!
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,326
Posted By AviatorTroy
Would that be the Automotive Enamel line of...

Would that be the Automotive Enamel line of rattle can paints? Just trying to decide what would be the most durable for frames, trailer parts, etc. I used to use and like the Tractor Supply implement...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,838
Posted By AviatorTroy
That is almost exactly what I used to do, but I...

That is almost exactly what I used to do, but I sized the box for 5 tube sand bags which next to each other was the perfect width for the bed. I also used treated 2x4s. Worked really well, when I ran...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,319
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have the same problem, but have recently...

I have the same problem, but have recently discovered Optimum No Rinse. Seriously you can wash a car with 1 gallon of water in a bucket. Great stuff and I use it on the bikes too, except when there...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,326
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing...

Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing and I just got this owners manual for the chair. Hope it's OK to post this link....

http://floridasidecarproducts.com/california_sidecar_parts
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,409
Posted By AviatorTroy
I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I...

I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I every where I go at work they have one of those bulk ear plug dispensers. I pretty much like any foam ones, the orange ones that look like a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,633
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes! ;)

Yes! ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,633
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO...

Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO forum about those cards.

http://forums.officer.com/t164351/

It pretty much affirms the opinion I have always had of them. Pretty much could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,633
Posted By AviatorTroy
Very good tips. And if you look at the true cost...

Very good tips. And if you look at the true cost if you do wind up with a ticket as you have layed out so succinctly, the flat rate $350 my attorney charges me to make it go away is truly a deal!
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,823
Posted By AviatorTroy
I love mine, but I also do use a rubber band...

I love mine, but I also do use a rubber band across the front.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By AviatorTroy
Anakee 2 was my favorite, but you can't get them...

Anakee 2 was my favorite, but you can't get them anymore, at least in the US. I had no problems with the Battlewings either, just a good, predictable, affordable tire. Never been a dunlop fan, but...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 155,553
Posted By AviatorTroy
Every fall I ride from Ohio to FL ride back in...

Every fall I ride from Ohio to FL ride back in the spring. My intent is to utilize some of the TET-S route into my biannual commute. Every year I try to come up with a different route but I'm...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 155,553
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have been waiting almost 2 months for the TET S...

I have been waiting almost 2 months for the TET S file, sure would like to have it but I understand how the guy does this as a favor to the community so if I get it great, if not that's fine too.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By AviatorTroy
That sucks that you are having that experience,...

That sucks that you are having that experience, the bike gave over 100k happy miles for the PO, and you got 200 miles into it so far. Hope you get this resolved, it's a beautiful bike and you deserve...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By AviatorTroy
My 09 has had an Akropovic since before it left...

My 09 has had an Akropovic since before it left the dealer new. It's pretty quiet with just a solid throaty growl. Sounds good without being at all obnoxious. Real reason I love it is that it's about...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By AviatorTroy
Tire balancing beads

Heeeere we go again!

Yes they work. Some people swear they don't. I think those people didn't put enough in. You have to err on the side of too much, any excess beads will just seek their own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,674
Posted By AviatorTroy
I don't remember him talking about any particular...

I don't remember him talking about any particular issues with it but I think he rode it locally around Cincinnati for the most part. I think it was a couple years later, '22 if I recall.


Sent...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 11-18-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 155,553
Posted By AviatorTroy
I never got them either, guess I'll have to wait...

I never got them either, guess I'll have to wait until next year. :(


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