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Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 65,159
Posted By Guano11
"Velcome aboart" -- and thanks for posting up....

"Velcome aboart" -- and thanks for posting up. You've resurrected an informative thread of which I was unaware.:hmmmmm
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By Guano11
Always hate reports like this (especially as a...

Always hate reports like this (especially as a commuter myself), but appreciate you posting the news.
Will be rooting for Tracy and look forward to him posting an update here under his own steam.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,671
Posted By Guano11
Certainly can't discount your sample size, wp. I...

Certainly can't discount your sample size, wp. I assume your rank order of improvement over stock would be: GenMar, Heli, then Spiegler -- correct?
In your opinion, whereabouts would each one fall...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,671
Posted By Guano11
Excellent counterpoints, and just the kind of...

Excellent counterpoints, and just the kind of experience I knew was out there (though I didn't anticipate it coming all the way from Kiwiland!).
I've never ridden a 4th Gen, but suspect the riding...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,671
Posted By Guano11
Hmm. You've got me thinking now; I viewed...

Hmm. You've got me thinking now; I viewed handlebar conversion kits as more for the stunting crowd, and more expensive than the Helibars -- but maybe not so much. The Spieglers are definitely offer...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,671
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for that, Mayday. My wrists don't bother...

Thanks for that, Mayday. My wrists don't bother me so much...but it's probably because the lower back is shouting for attention before the wrists sound off. Knees & hips, too -- typical...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 490,671
Posted By Guano11
Helibars, Risers & Peg Lowering?

5th Gen '98 here, much like the one pictured above. ^^
Comfortable enough for a couple of hours at my age, but got invited to 3 full days of twisties with some fellas from work.
I'm mostly a...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Guano11
^^ What Motomantra said ^^ They replaced my...

^^ What Motomantra said ^^
They replaced my North Face Tadpole's, um, poles. Not particularly cheap, but when you need poles, they set you right up.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Guano11
Huge help, bwringer -- my thanks!

Huge help, bwringer -- my thanks!
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Guano11
I'd be much obliged for that!

I'd be much obliged for that!
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Guano11
If you were in MY 'hood, I'd pay you $650 & raise...

If you were in MY 'hood, I'd pay you $650 & raise you some adult beverages!:freaky

Clutch is slipping a bit more; won't push it beyond about 45mph on flat terrain. And everyone else says the same...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Guano11
Hmm. What year is your Rav? I've solicited 3...

Hmm. What year is your Rav? I've solicited 3 shops now -- 2 independents and 1 Toyota dealer -- and clearly specified 2WD. They all said "the subframe has to come out"; one even pulls the motor...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Guano11
Excellent -- thanks for the differentiation. I...

Excellent -- thanks for the differentiation. I figured "Corolla" as well, though the tech asked (and I specified) FWD. "The subframe has to come out & the transmission gets pulled while the engine...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By Guano11
Clutch Slipping: '96 Rav4

Front wheel drive 4-door. 200,000miles, original clutch. Good overall mechanical condition, no issues otherwise except for mild oil usage (1qt in 2000mi or so).

So last night from the airport...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,706
Posted By Guano11
I don't regret any of the purchases. But I...

I don't regret any of the purchases.
But I regret many of the sales.

Once I learned that, I ended up keeping most.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,836
Posted By Guano11
Most excellent -- especially for explaining the...

Most excellent -- especially for explaining the "why some RTVs smell like vinegar" part.

My thanks!:bow
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,836
Posted By Guano11
Great advice, Dirty, and confirms my thought:...

Great advice, Dirty, and confirms my thought: Sure looks like an RTV application to me, primarily ability to flex. Also, the anaerobic products specify metal-to-metal mating, NOT metal-to-rubber.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,836
Posted By Guano11
The Right Stuff?

So we found the oil leak & a local expert recommended re-plugging the hole with the plug dressed in "Marine-grade Permatex Anaerobic Gasket Sealant -- the red stuff in the blue tube. Most parts...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Guano11
St1100

A few hundred miles on a PR4GT rear, PR4 front here (there is no GT front).

Only demerit I can give is just a nibble of wandering(?), not holding a line as solidly through a curve the Avons they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,535
Posted By Guano11
I bought my first bike the day after high school...

I bought my first bike the day after high school graduation and have owned at least 1 ever since (even when Uncle Sam forbid it :wink:).
I've averaged .39 bikes/yr, most of which I still own.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,078
Views: 1,549,041
Posted By Guano11
I also bought a plated IL XR4 from an inmate, not...

I also bought a plated IL XR4 from an inmate, not wanting to convert a non-plated bike. I had the PO send along his registration to show streetability (just in case), but a title was all the DMV...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,623
Posted By Guano11
Konflict

I, too, took advantage of Konflict's proximity. I'm not an expert rider, but had a lot of questions which he answered patiently & thoroughly. SPS would've done the same, I'm sure. It might be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,473
Posted By Guano11
Heartwarming little rescue! While in temp...

Heartwarming little rescue!
While in temp housing years ago, our trash bins were frequented by a family of these critters almost nightly. One night, we parked a bin outside our front door & when...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,870
Posted By Guano11
Bummer 'bout the knee. Hella footage, though! ...

Bummer 'bout the knee. Hella footage, though!
Here's to a speedy recovery....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Guano11
Looks like an old Chevy Sprint. That windscreen...

Looks like an old Chevy Sprint.
That windscreen has the same blue tint as Walter White's "product" (from Breaking Bad) -- seems appropriate.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,513
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,137,560
Posted By Guano11
MSR Helmet XXL, Renton (Excellent)

Here's an as-new MSR helmet, size XXL (62-63cm). Fits rounder head shapes best (vs. oval head shapes). Zero funk, blemish-free.

I acquired this helmet along with a CRF230L from their original...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,758
Posted By Guano11
Give 'em a chance. I'm sure there are a lot of...

Give 'em a chance. I'm sure there are a lot of happy users out there; these forums tend to amplify the not-so-happies.

But keep an eye on 'em. :deal And welcome aboard.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,513
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,137,560
Posted By Guano11
KTM 950/990ADV Cee Bailey's Windshield

Here's a near-new Cee Bailey windscreen for your KTM 950/990 Adventure. It's their Large 17" size and measures 25" from bottom of headlight to top of windscreen. It's also wider than stock,...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,474
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for capitalizing on the teaching moment --...

Thanks for capitalizing on the teaching moment -- nicely done.:thumb

Question: :y0! Why the emphasis on "rotor side up" when laying 'er down? I can see the rear might be a bit easier that way...
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,449
Posted By Guano11
Best way to resurrect a thread.... evar. :gdog

Best way to resurrect a thread.... evar. :gdog
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,758
Posted By Guano11
Like I said, sounded pretty far-fetched to me,...

Like I said, sounded pretty far-fetched to me, too. Maybe my plug repair was a convenient scapegoat....


Agree. I was assuming the carcass was still relatively uniform, and that the road itself...
Forum: Face plant 05-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,758
Posted By Guano11
I called Avon's tech line, not to "complain" but...

I called Avon's tech line, not to "complain" but to just let them know I had a failed tire they might be interested in. I offered to send it if they wanted to inspect it.

Tech rep asked if it'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,090
Posted By Guano11
Another online vs. dealership factor: Age of the...

Another online vs. dealership factor: Age of the inventory.

My recent online Michelin Pilot Roads had born-on dates about 5 months ago. The tire I perused at my local, fairly high volume...
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,758
Posted By Guano11
Went back through the thread & discovered the...

Went back through the thread & discovered the above link. I submitted my particular case.

.....and mounted up some Michelin Pilot Roads.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,903
Posted By Guano11
www.WebBikeWorld.com lists head shape amongst...

www.WebBikeWorld.com lists head shape amongst it's criteria. Bonus: You can even sort by head shape! They admit it's subjective, but it's better than nothing.

They only list one off-road helmet...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Guano11
Smokin' deals if you know your head shape and can...

Smokin' deals if you know your head shape and can find your size.
Born on dates might be a bit old; there's one Profile (XS) on the site & I think it's been years since they made that helmet.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By Guano11
Sounds like :topes to me...... It's much...

Sounds like :topes to me......
It's much more likely to be an "un-burped" cooling system -- trapped air cavities that are unavoidable during factory fill.
Those cavities eventually fill...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By Guano11
For the type of riding you're describing, you...

For the type of riding you're describing, you can't go wrong with Scorps.
There's a reason they're original equipment.
Forum: Face plant 04-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,758
Posted By Guano11
I think it's more worn on the left side (by a...

I think it's more worn on the left side (by a lot, actually) for two reasons: 1) normal road crown, and 2) I participated in a couple of training days run on counter-clockwise courses, predominantly...
Forum: Face plant 04-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,758
Posted By Guano11
The tire is far more worn on the left than the...

The tire is far more worn on the left than the right. I shoulda filmed it from the other side & you woulda never known (and I wouldn't have got busted trying to stretch the life of an overage...
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