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Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 339,684
Posted By Mattbastard
Cool, I've been down that way a couple of times...

Cool, I've been down that way a couple of times but it's usually only a quick stop since I'm on my way from Mercer to Sheboygan or vice versa.

I just got my NC as well, only it's a 2012 demo with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 339,684
Posted By Mattbastard
Where you at in NoWis? I grew up in Mercer.

Where you at in NoWis? I grew up in Mercer.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Mattbastard
How is rearsets gonna keep my back from getting...

How is rearsets gonna keep my back from getting sore? I was moving my feet from the front to rear pegs as is and the rears put more stress on my lower back than the fronts do.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Mattbastard
Initially I want to come out there to dip my toe...

Initially I want to come out there to dip my toe in the water for a few years. If it so intolerable, I'll move. I just want to get it out of my system.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By Mattbastard
You and me are in the exact same boat. Fuck...

You and me are in the exact same boat. Fuck Wisconsin weather, I'm out!
Forum: 2 smokers 03-03-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Mattbastard
What the hell is this in my office???

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac205/Mattbastard750/IMG_0002_zpstdqgytcx.jpg

Clubmans w/ bar end mirrors and SS hex bolts around the engine covers. Screw working on bikes outside, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Mattbastard
Over the last two years I put 16,500 miles on a...

Over the last two years I put 16,500 miles on a 2013 Vision, and before that 2500mi on a 2010 Hammer. Great bikes, very well built and designed (much more so for the Vision, but the Hammer was also...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Mattbastard
I won't, but for this trip I'd like to focus on...

I won't, but for this trip I'd like to focus on the Socal area. I'm also looking at Sacramento, Phoenix, and Austin as potential spots as well.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Mattbastard
Wow, great suggestions, thanks everyone. I have...

Wow, great suggestions, thanks everyone. I have Poway on the list since there's a potential employment location there so I'll definitely hit up that Highland Valley road while there. And thanks for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Mattbastard
So Cal Motorcycle Vacation Mar 19-23

I've been to LA a few times for work over the last few years and always wanted to take a trip out there recreationally. This winter in Wisconsin has been exceptionally shitty and cold, so now's the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
It's worth a try, but I don't personally believe...

It's worth a try, but I don't personally believe it's gonna fix the issue. At least it didn't on my Sportster. The problem starts after you shut the bike down. AFR means nothing at this point. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
Just an FYI, but I've fiddled with timing and...

Just an FYI, but I've fiddled with timing and jetting until the cows came home and it didn't tune out the CRACK at hot start-up, leading me to conclude the issue is with compression ratio, or a hot...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
Yup. Do it again this summer.

Yup. Do it again this summer.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
Don't waste your money on rivets, I just turned...

Don't waste your money on rivets, I just turned the outer plate 90 degrees and screwed it on. As often as I had my timing plate off anyway it didn't make sense. And I never reused the gasket...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
Yes, I am 100% positive the kill switch was on...

Yes, I am 100% positive the kill switch was on when I did my rolling clutch release. In 3rd gear going about 40, CRACK!!!, then it would just engine brake until I pulled the clutch back in. The neat...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,436
Posted By Mattbastard
What's the story on the vibes? I've heard some...

What's the story on the vibes? I've heard some got em', some don't.

I like the Switchback, it's a logical bike.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mattbastard
The last time I seen this many varying opinions...

The last time I seen this many varying opinions it was in an oil thread...

To answer your question, yes, you do expect too much. I do all my own maintenance, and keep receipts for stuff I do...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
That's a good point. On the Sportster (and most...

That's a good point. On the Sportster (and most HD's for that matter) they take a 6 from NGK. I never tried a cooler plug when I had my issue, but years before I used a VRod plug, which was a 10 I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
Sure it is, turn the ignition plate a little.

Sure it is, turn the ignition plate a little.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 899
Posted By Mattbastard
I'm heading out in about 15 min. Gonna pick up...

I'm heading out in about 15 min. Gonna pick up the woman in MKE to get there early so I can plant my ass in as many saddles as I please before the rush hits around lunch.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,608
Posted By Mattbastard
Yea, but like 10 more ft-lbs of torque right...

Yea, but like 10 more ft-lbs of torque right where it counts:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By Mattbastard
YES! And here I thought I was the only one who...

YES! And here I thought I was the only one who has concluded that was happening. Here was my situation:

1996 Harley Sportster with an 88" really big bore kit at 10:1 CR, stage 2 Buell XB heads...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mattbastard
$600??? I'd be on that like flies on shit! ...

$600??? I'd be on that like flies on shit!

Of course, I've got an account on Bike Bandit and Ron Ayers for parts so, I'd do it all myself too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 469,871
Posted By Mattbastard
Like a new engine???

Like a new engine???
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Mattbastard
^ Word! Having ripped apart both engines, I...

^ Word!

Having ripped apart both engines, I can say from a design perspective the TC is a better motor (except for the tensioners of course, so I went trued crank and gear drive cams). Everything...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,440
Posted By Mattbastard
I rather like it. It kinda reminds me of my old...

I rather like it. It kinda reminds me of my old Honda Magna, the 94+ version.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,431
Posted By Mattbastard
I like motorcycling diversity, but unfortunately...

I like motorcycling diversity, but unfortunately where I live finding motorcycling diversity is like trying to find ethnic diversity at a David Allen Coe concert.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By Mattbastard
So, would it be less obvious if I'd have said,...

So, would it be less obvious if I'd have said, "some other American motorcycle manufacturer?" Im certainly not talking about Indian.

This thread will instigate shit talking from the orange and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By Mattbastard
So, for the new models now it's Victory: 2...

So, for the new models now it's

Victory: 2 recalls

Harley Davidson: 5 recalls

Is that accurate?
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,174
Posted By Mattbastard
Yup, even the cheap-ass ones from Harbor Freight...

Yup, even the cheap-ass ones from Harbor Freight pay for themselves after the first use. I've seen them go for free with a $50 purchase, or $20 with coupon. The only reason I got the more expensive...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mattbastard
I see no reason, since it's no different than the...

I see no reason, since it's no different than the material the rest of the powdercoating hits. Just make sure it's down to the bare item, don't forget any seals or fittings, and make sure none of...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,174
Posted By Mattbastard
Whoever invented the oscillating multi-tool...

should very damn well be chilling out in full retirement mode on their private island in the south Pacific right now. These things are the best I've ever had the pleasure of owning. My kitchen...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By Mattbastard
I got one of those free from my ex's dad, the...

I got one of those free from my ex's dad, the Custom version. Long story short, the carbs are an EPA nightmare, and it ended up needing the oil seals replaced within the head gasket shortly after I...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,385
Posted By Mattbastard
http://a.fod4.com/images/GifGuide/DealWithIt/Termi...

http://a.fod4.com/images/GifGuide/DealWithIt/Terminator-deal-with-it.gif

I'm thinking your ancestors were the ones who were crying "WITCH!!!" when the first airplane took flight.
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mattbastard
Also had an Innovate problem. LM-1, occasionally...

Also had an Innovate problem. LM-1, occasionally won't turn on. Backlight comes on but nothing on the screen. Sent back multiple times with no repairs. Fuck Innovate! Get the AEM unit.
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,385
Posted By Mattbastard
Just fartin' around in The Garage on a slow work...

Just fartin' around in The Garage on a slow work day.

The theory behind HHO is sound, and can increase your fuel economy, but that's all it does and you must fake out the ECM to think 14.7:1 AFR...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,996
Posted By Mattbastard
I have an 04 Ultra with 103K miles, and before I...

I have an 04 Ultra with 103K miles, and before I changed the bushings (front motor and swingarm) out with the GlidePro system, it had the hinge. Granted I'm a huge fan of sweepers and I'm not slow...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 28,184
Posted By Mattbastard
I can't believe marketing like this still works. ...

I can't believe marketing like this still works. Are the Harley fan-boys really that stupid?
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 172,029
Posted By Mattbastard
The only bike I've owned with a perfect seat from...

The only bike I've owned with a perfect seat from the factory is my Vision. Every other bike could use an aftermarket option. This is why Mustang is in business
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 8,010,909
Posted By Mattbastard
Cutie!

Cutie!
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