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Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,247
Posted By FlySniper
:clap Glad it worked out well for you! ...

:clap

Glad it worked out well for you!

Too many times the broken bolt conversation heads straight to drill bits and easy outs..... then winds up with helicoils or complete new engine cases!
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,247
Posted By FlySniper
Try a pencil! Push the eraser on the broken end...

Try a pencil! Push the eraser on the broken end of the bolt and turn. Some times it works well enough backing the bolt out that you can grab it with a better tool.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,247
Posted By FlySniper
+2 As long as the bolt didn't reach the...

+2

As long as the bolt didn't reach the bottom of the hole there should be no real force holding the remains in. A punch or a small flathead screwdriver should work... I've even used dental type...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,586
Posted By FlySniper
Soda bottles work very well too.

Soda bottles work very well too.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 108,375
Posted By FlySniper
Just checked Geico for...

Just checked Geico for insurance.....:eek1:eek1:eek1 Bottom of the barrel coverage is $1000/yr, and I have nothing on my record (no tickets, thefts or claims of any sort.) and I'm a geezer who has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
You know, I spent some time thinking of ways to...

You know, I spent some time thinking of ways to kill this thread. It's so full of really rotten information (Admittedly, there is some really solid information here as well!) that I just wanted it to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
No. I'll be happy when you stop presenting...

No. I'll be happy when you stop presenting misinformation as if it were the truth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
I figured out countersteering within the first...

I figured out countersteering within the first week of motorcycle riding... on my 1972 Honda CB350. My uncle/motorcycle mentor, who had been riding since he first threw a leg over one in WWII, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
You really, really don't even own anything with...

You really, really don't even own anything with fewer than four wheels, do you?

I have to agree, your post must be the most idiotic of all in this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
Hasn't the idea that you can turn a bike just by...

Hasn't the idea that you can turn a bike just by leaning been long disproved?

I mean like blown out of the water with atomic weapons disproved?

Hang off the bike sideways and it will do little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
Might as well sell them since apparently they...

Might as well sell them since apparently they never ride them. 30 seconds in and countersteering looses any hint of mystery it may have held.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
No, not yet. Check back sometime in the next year...

No, not yet. Check back sometime in the next year and a half or 1,164 posts.


For some reason, this thread reminds me of trench warfare in WWI. The line never really moves, yet the casualties...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,403
Posted By FlySniper
Well crap. I thought myself sooo...

Well crap. I thought myself sooo special.....:rofl


Seriously though. I know that Harley does what it does and makes money at it despite my opinions... but really? How freaking low does a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,403
Posted By FlySniper
For you mere mortals it would be, but my finely...

For you mere mortals it would be, but my finely tuned and highly superior genetic make-up ensures that I am completely comfortable in environmental conditions lesser organisms would find fatal.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,403
Posted By FlySniper
Ignorance? Really? How tall am I? Since you...

Ignorance? Really?

How tall am I? Since you seem to have some mystical knowledge concerning my physical attributes and genetic makeup, answering my question should be simple......

How long...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,489
Posted By FlySniper
Keep them in front! You never know what kind of...

Keep them in front! You never know what kind of day the crack/methhead, drunk, crazy, bath salt infused driver is having. Passing them may well just be their cue to fixating on you and becoming...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,403
Posted By FlySniper
Intentionally built for smaller folk? Wow! So HD...

Intentionally built for smaller folk? Wow! So HD is pandering to legless midgets now?

I stopped by a HD dealer a while back, looked at an 883 ( who knew the "Low" is now the standard 883?). I went...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,502
Posted By FlySniper
I don't think you realize just how large the...

I don't think you realize just how large the DR650 engine is.

Even if some 650cc engine would fit perfectly into the 225's frame, I can't help but think of what would happen to that incredibly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,150
Posted By FlySniper
I had Dynojet 135's then went to 130's then...

I had Dynojet 135's then went to 130's then 120's... the smaller the better, but even the 120's were rich. I wound up with Keihin 122's which are the same as stock. (IIRC) And there is little...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-17-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,150
Posted By FlySniper
Looks like a Gen 1 engine. They are pretty much...

Looks like a Gen 1 engine. They are pretty much the same except the Gen 1 has an issue with the timing magnet turning into goo and the transmission isn't as reliable as the Gen 2. Tranny parts are a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,676
Posted By FlySniper
Pui?

Pui?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,398
Posted By FlySniper
Generally, neither are a problem if riding a dual...

Generally, neither are a problem if riding a dual sport.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 67,151
Posted By FlySniper
Heading home from work one night around 2AM or...

Heading home from work one night around 2AM or so. Surface streets, almost zero traffic except for some sort of SUV in the distance behind me. I'm in no hurry, but the 30mph limit is too slow, so I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,853
Posted By FlySniper
Leaning/countersteering are for rank newbs. ...

Leaning/countersteering are for rank newbs.

I learned to take corners at speed without contersteering or leaning early on and have taken corners bolt upright at speeds in excess of 100mph!:D
...
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,040
Posted By FlySniper
So now you're pissed that he made it home just...

So now you're pissed that he made it home just fine in spite of all the assurances that he'd die if he just hopped on and rode the thing home?


Niiiice!:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 90,616
Posted By FlySniper
As far as the petcocks go, I replaced the petcock...

As far as the petcocks go, I replaced the petcock on my Ninja 500 with one froma Yamaha Raptor 660. It's manual (which I prefer) and fit the tank just fine. Don't know about the Connie, but at $17 it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,306
Posted By FlySniper
I guess the counter argument was just way too...

I guess the counter argument was just way too easy....:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,306
Posted By FlySniper
$15,000 would buy 18.75 $800 Chinese scooters. If...

$15,000 would buy 18.75 $800 Chinese scooters. If each scooter lasted 25,000 miles that would net 468,750 miles, 156% the mileage of the car. Add in gas savings and insurance cost...

Eh, really....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,306
Posted By FlySniper
Not directly said, but inferred by (mostly) your...

Not directly said, but inferred by (mostly) your own self.... Yes I stretched it a bit for effect.

And you've protested WAY more in this thread than have I. So...:ksteve

The OP just posted up...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,306
Posted By FlySniper
Soooo... If I were to get my information...

Soooo...

If I were to get my information about Chinese scoots only from this thread, I would be forced to conclude that:

They will explode if ridden on the interstate for X amount of time.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,721
Posted By FlySniper
Straight pipes should be routed straight up the...

Straight pipes should be routed straight up the owner's ass. Harley, Honda, Ford, Chevy.... it doesn't matter. It's obnoxious as hell no matter the source.

Bet it would cut way down on the...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,000
Posted By FlySniper
Mechanic's stethoscopes are cheap and can be...

Mechanic's stethoscopes are cheap and can be really, really handy for tracking down odd noises.

Have you made sure all the spark plugs are tight? I have a Neon that has a habit of backing out the...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By FlySniper
The wheel bearings.:D

The wheel bearings.:D
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,221
Posted By FlySniper
I've used those sleeves for several years. They...

I've used those sleeves for several years. They are heat, abrasion and cut resistant, but they offer ZERO protection against punctures.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,832
Posted By FlySniper
Hold fast, man. The Squids will take 'em out...

Hold fast, man. The Squids will take 'em out before long!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
Duh. You missed my point. Try again. ...

Duh. You missed my point.

Try again.


:roflYou are so caught up in this .... debate.... that you can use no other lense to see the world through? That makes this even funnier.

A while back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 84,390
Posted By FlySniper
Holy shit! :rofl Do any of you fuckers...

Holy shit! :rofl


Do any of you fuckers actually ride?:deal
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By FlySniper
You know, I've had pics of that bike hanging on...

You know, I've had pics of that bike hanging on my toolbox for a long while now. Not just one pic either!:evil

Ugh, I have the bike(s), I have the welder, I have SOME of the parts I need, I'm...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By FlySniper
Used Ural or hack what I have?

Never rode a bike with a sidecar, don't know squat about how they handle or any thing. I read most everything I can find, read about Urals, read every home built thread I can find too... so there's...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,473
Posted By FlySniper
This. I had a near zero mph drop while trail...

This.

I had a near zero mph drop while trail riding. My head smacked a big, pointy rock that was hidden in the grass beside the road.

Smashed my helmet and knocked me out cold. I was out for...
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