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Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By usgser
I've heard nothing but good about the Eastern...

I've heard nothing but good about the Eastern Beaver boxes but never used one. My so far favorite fuse boxes of which I've used a few are the BlueSeas boxes. I do like the looks of the EB ones...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,737
Posted By usgser
Buy quality connectors from a dedicated auto...

Buy quality connectors from a dedicated auto electric supplier. Ron Francis is one of the good ones, not the cheapest game in town but good stuff For a general wiring crimper my favorite is the...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By usgser
I ran a Boyer in a /5 about 20 years ago. Worked...

I ran a Boyer in a /5 about 20 years ago. Worked great for the couple years I had the bike.
Forum: Trials 12-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By usgser
Mind you I'm not a trials rider but if you're...

Mind you I'm not a trials rider but if you're looking to just do "trails not trials" keep the DR and maybe throw a bigger sprocket on the back for low end grunt. Gonna be cheaper plus you already...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By usgser
I too live in the land of chilly rain. I've got a...

I too live in the land of chilly rain. I've got a 2 piece stich Roadcrafter and a stich Darien set up. Both work well fall to spring but I prefer the Darien. It's cut looser so allows for easier...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,433
Posted By usgser
Tool rolls work great. Otherwise lay out a shop...

Tool rolls work great. Otherwise lay out a shop rag whatever, start at a corner, lay down a couple tools. Roll up a bit add a couple more tools, roll a bit more, lather, rinse repeat. Think rolling...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,737
Posted By usgser
Solder or crimp joints can get brittle from...

Solder or crimp joints can get brittle from vibration and break. I've done both for years and have had excellent results with both. Crimping is faster but it needs to be done correctly for it to...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,152
Posted By usgser
Zippo pocket hand warmers.

Zippo pocket hand warmers.
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By usgser
If you're buying from a well established dealer...

If you're buying from a well established dealer that knows and cares about Urals to set them up correctly either an 013 or 014 will be an excellent Ural. You'll have to decide if the 014 changes EFI,...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By usgser
x2 A plastic 5 gal bucket is what I use.

x2
A plastic 5 gal bucket is what I use.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By usgser
Start with a "factory" shop manual and then...

Start with a "factory" shop manual and then decide if you're up for the task.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,417
Posted By usgser
I haven't read the entire thread but I'll suggest...

I haven't read the entire thread but I'll suggest a later era(alum jug) Royal Enfield. Won't break the budget, weighs about 400-420 lbs? Super easy maint/servicing you can do yourselves. And a heck...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By usgser
I've done US2 a couple times between WA-MI. Good...

I've done US2 a couple times between WA-MI. Good route. low traffic, interesting towns/people. A LOT less intense than the Interstate system and you'll still make decent time.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,753
Posted By usgser
Yeah they look goofy but what's your priority...

Yeah they look goofy but what's your priority looking cool or warm hands? The Vetter Hippo Hands were better quality than the knock offs but the knock offs are better than nothing. Knock offs are...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By usgser
Only brand I've used is Stabil marine grade....

Only brand I've used is Stabil marine grade. Never tried or expect to keep E10 government gas good for a year but with Stabil a few months hasn't been a problem.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,168
Posted By usgser
Ideal is over the axle, but anywhere is better...

Ideal is over the axle, but anywhere is better than nothing in a 2wd pickup. Hauling ballast is a hassle, it's always in the way. I only had a 2wd pickup for a few years and what I did was build a...
Forum: Trials 12-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,397
Posted By usgser
Depends on where you intend to ride. Only trials...

Depends on where you intend to ride. Only trials bikes I've spent any time with were company bikes we used on some drilling jobs. The break-down portable drills would get flown up to the drill site...
Forum: Hacks 12-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By usgser
Never ridden a trike in the snow but doubt...

Never ridden a trike in the snow but doubt they're safer or more stable than an outfit on slick roads. Unless you can source/build everything yourself trike conversion kits aren't cheap and REALLY...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By usgser
Stove blacking is not durable at all. It has the...

Stove blacking is not durable at all. It has the viscosity of water when you brush it on. It also isn't a rust protection coating but neither is VHT paint at least it wasn't on tubular car headers...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By usgser
I've never had much luck getting any paint to...

I've never had much luck getting any paint to stick to chrome but haven't tried again in decades so not up on the latest greatest stuff out there. I've used VHT paint on raw metal car headers and it...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By usgser
I think Fed regs for a carry knife is 3.5" blade....

I think Fed regs for a carry knife is 3.5" blade. Varies with state regs though. I carry a 3" pocket folder and never had an issue but yeah a LEO will measure it. For a fixed blade camp knife I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By usgser
Just my two cents but think an XS if in good mech...

Just my two cents but think an XS if in good mech condition would be a good 1st bike. Pretty basic simple machine but reliable if maintained. Standard servicing is easy and good to learn basic mc...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By usgser
I don't have the skills to design a hack...

I don't have the skills to design a hack suspension but if you're going to start with just willy nilly throwing shocks at it yeah used HD shocks would be a cheap start just don't expect them to be...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,857
Posted By usgser
Agrangement/placement is personal preference but...

Agrangement/placement is personal preference but for brand choice I'd go with SOLAS spec. I'm retired boat trash and used SOLAS spec tape and sew-on cloth on anything from offshore mooring buoys,...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,494
Posted By usgser
Yup on acceleration the bike wants to veer right...

Yup on acceleration the bike wants to veer right from the tub dragging on the right and when you brake the momentum of the tub pushes the bike to the left. Yes there is a learning curve and it takes...
Forum: Hacks 12-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,494
Posted By usgser
That will be exasperated with a bad set up but...

That will be exasperated with a bad set up but diving to the left on braking is normal sidecar behavior. You need to consciously mentally prepare for entering a left turn. If you come into a left...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,494
Posted By usgser
Don't know anything about owner...

Don't know anything about owner converted/aftermarket/homebrew lash ups but on a Ural the procedure is level the tub, set toe-in to spec and last set lean-out to spec.
I have no idea what ballpark...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,420
Posted By usgser
Bing sells a shop/parts manual for their carbs....

Bing sells a shop/parts manual for their carbs. Good info with lotsa diagrams. It's worth having. You'll have to google their contact info. I think the US importer is somewhere in Kansas?
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,672
Posted By usgser
Most US spec bikes are set up to run lower...

Most US spec bikes are set up to run lower elevations as in sea level to 6,000 ft. Only probs I would be concerned about would depend on what passes you intend to cross. Shouldn't have any issues...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By usgser
I use naptha for a lot of cleaning chores. Works...

I use naptha for a lot of cleaning chores. Works good and doesn't leave much of a residual.
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,186
Posted By usgser
My 06 has been 100% reliable. Yeah maint parts:...

My 06 has been 100% reliable. Yeah maint parts: coil, tune up stuff, couple brake switches, tires but nothing out of the normal realm of maintaining a bike. Certainly nothing that would have required...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By usgser
Since you're already into the process of adding a...

Since you're already into the process of adding a tub to your K75, save your money and just keep working on that.
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By usgser
For $3500 it needs to be in "excellent" mech...

For $3500 it needs to be in "excellent" mech condition but there is no set market price, it's what folks are willing to pay. It's more than I'd want to pay for a 650 but you're paying for...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By usgser
Yeah you are correct US Customs does not offer...

Yeah you are correct US Customs does not offer storage facilities. Assuming the paperwork is in order the designated recipient be it you or a shop can clear it out of customs. Whether you can hire a...
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By usgser
Try what you like whether WD40, ACF50, wax etc...

Try what you like whether WD40, ACF50, wax etc but you're fighting a losing battle if you live in the rust belt. Road salt is a lot sneakier more determined than you are. I spent 20 years in Detroit....
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By usgser
If the motor was good and ran fine before you...

If the motor was good and ran fine before you pulled it, it didn't go bad since then so just fix what was leaking. If you're shooting for a long time reliable motor and uncertain about condition...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By usgser
Keep in mind most folks who have ridden all 50...

Keep in mind most folks who have ridden all 50 didn't necessarily do it in one trip. Plus the internet is seriously stuffed with BS. I'm retired and have the time and bike but not the money to make...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,490
Posted By usgser
If both are in equal good maintained condition...

If both are in equal good maintained condition either one should be a good bike. If the price spread between the two isn't crazy, I'd go with the later 09 but that no way infers the 07 is a bad year.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,044
Posted By usgser
Don't know if there is a "best" one. Every XL...

Don't know if there is a "best" one. Every XL I've had were all great bikes. If'n were me I'd look anywhere from the disc braked /Ironheads or later.
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,839
Posted By usgser
Location can be a big factor. Seems the shop...

Location can be a big factor. Seems the shop who's main income is contract production work such as for Boeing etc are generally more expense for small jobs. where as shops who's main income is repair...
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