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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By kirkkw
Converting Metal Barn to Workshop

In my search for a house with a shop I found one with a barn.

Can someone make an educated guess as to how cost effective it would be to convert this barn into a shop versus building a shop from...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By kirkkw
Or for me to look at said picture

Or for me to look at said picture
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By kirkkw
Take heart, if you are not a professional in the...

Take heart, if you are not a professional in the media production field.

I thought it was pretty good and not mind numbing, maybe because I am partially brain dead.

Ken
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By kirkkw
Rebuild Oilhead HES

Confirmed bad HES.

Who rebuilds HES units?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By kirkkw
Got any more pictures of you sitting on the bike?...

Got any more pictures of you sitting on the bike? Sideways ones would be particularly interesting.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By kirkkw
I was in Lone Star about 2 months ago, actually...

I was in Lone Star about 2 months ago, actually it was the Tuesday after the sale took place the prior Friday.

Immediately when I walked in the door, it had a different feel so I went to the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By kirkkw
I didn't mention this in my initial call for...

I didn't mention this in my initial call for help, but I already had this file on my PC ready to send to anyone who can help. The problem is my brother is not capable of carrying out this process or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By kirkkw
Pissed BMW Oilhead Dead in Austin Texas

My brother had a 350 return trip this past week. About 100 miles into his attempt to get home his 2001 R1100RS died - deader than the proverbial door...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By kirkkw
I use a cord wrap similar to a "Nite Ize...

I use a cord wrap similar to a "Nite Ize Curvyman" leaving enough cord on both ends to allow the cord and the wrap to be snapped under the zipper cover of my jacket.

Ken
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,887
Posted By kirkkw
Important part is missing

The important part is a toe nail biter:
What was the problem with the bike.:norton
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By kirkkw
Unless you have commercial needs or hundreds of...

Unless you have commercial needs or hundreds of parts a spreadsheet should
be fine.
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 195,425
Posted By kirkkw
Found it in the spam folder. Thanks

Found it in the spam folder. Thanks
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 195,425
Posted By kirkkw
Order placed

I placed and order for the Long Range Optimus LED Auxliary light Round yesterday but did not receive a confirmation email.

Should I have received and email confirming the...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By kirkkw
Cold weather riding - heated seat worth the cost?

I am planning to have a Russell saddle made and am contemplating adding heating elements but it is pricey -$290 for both rider and pillion.
Forum: Vendors 08-31-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 90,714
Posted By kirkkw
Rick Mayer

I had Rick make a seat for my R100RT back around 2002 and it was an all day comfortable seat.

Later (2007) I had Russel build my current seat for my K1100RS- I would say it is marginally better...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 236,572
Posted By kirkkw
Pinesol

That is funny!!:rilla
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,669
Posted By kirkkw
Didn't see mention of?

Moto Guzzi Norge - twin cylinder fun, full fairing, ABS etc and not expensive
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By kirkkw
Another idea

I wouldn't ignore the Wee strom. I once had one and carried an approx 200 pound passenger. That was a total weight of around 400 pounds and 80 mph on the freeway was very easy on the bike. In fact,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-08-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By kirkkw
Poor gas mileage seems to be something that...

Poor gas mileage seems to be something that follows the Honda lineup or at least parts of it. My 1996 K1100 will get better mileage than that silverwing. I can run 75-80 all day and get 42mpg or...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,046
Posted By kirkkw
I'm thinking BMW-Guzzi!

I'm thinking BMW-Guzzi!
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 551,046
Posted By kirkkw
First glance they look a lot like BMWs until I...

First glance they look a lot like BMWs until I saw the 2 header pipes on the side.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By kirkkw
The tire must slide from the middle of the rim to...

The tire must slide from the middle of the rim to the outside - up and onto the bead seating area. It is that part of the rim which the tire must slide over to seat.

Did that make any sense?:huh
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By kirkkw
As suggested get real tire lube, that makes a big...

As suggested get real tire lube, that makes a big difference.

Second think about where the friction is and lube that place on the rim if necessary - usually not necessary.

Third, you may have...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 335,475
Posted By kirkkw
This is funny

What a coincidence - I have pegged the Stelvio and Vision as my next 2 bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,443,823
Posted By kirkkw
Bought one

Didn't need it but for $40 delivered, I couldn't resist so now I have a spare.

Problem with this strategy is that I may need another bike to use with the spare trunk.

KK
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,443,823
Posted By kirkkw
Tire change toll

A few months ago on this thread was a discussion of a tire installation tool which I think was being made in Australia but I might be wrong about that.

It seems the last thread said he was moving...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,522
Posted By kirkkw
I agree with this assessment - buy quality used. ...

I agree with this assessment - buy quality used.

I have moto port still in use 14 yrs later.
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,708
Posted By kirkkw
As to the jets - the previous poster meant the...

As to the jets - the previous poster meant the jet is dirty and needs to be cleaned. Cleaning the jets means, generally, taking the float bowl off the carb to gain access to the jets. The jets are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,466
Posted By kirkkw
There may be only one person on the earth who has...

There may be only one person on the earth who has not seen it now.:ear:ear
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,248
Posted By kirkkw
Don't forget about Victory!!!

Don't forget about Victory!!!
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,864
Posted By kirkkw
I would second the use of the Harbor Freight type...

I would second the use of the Harbor Freight type rather than the initial one at the top of the thread. I would throw a rug over the bottom to protect the rim and you may need to use a 2X4 or...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By kirkkw
I have a Galaxy Media Player 4.2. Love it! It...

I have a Galaxy Media Player 4.2. Love it! It has blue tooth which would not sync with my Garmin 660. The Garmin was the weak link at it would only connect to specific types of blue tooth devices...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By kirkkw
This thread needs to be posted in "The Garage"...

This thread needs to be posted in "The Garage" rather than here.

You should then get the help you are seeking.
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By kirkkw
So the lesson learned is better lube. Forget the...

So the lesson learned is better lube. Forget the winded and soapy water, just get some real tire lube to make the job easier next time
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,988
Posted By kirkkw
I had it also

My VW Jetta did the same thing after100k plus miles. I balanced tires even tried new rims but finally solved it was a new cv joint.

It was actually the inside joint that was the issue.

Put...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 261,790
Posted By kirkkw
I need a 4 port model.

I need a 4 port model.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,076
Posted By kirkkw
Direct Lift Drop-tail

http://www.derekweaver.com/update/Pro-Cycle_Droptail_Motorcycle_Lifts_Product.aspx?id=2

Works like a charm and a pancake compressor will do.
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By kirkkw
Pissed What's the worst peice of equipment you ever bought?

This is in response to the sticky thread concerning the best piece of equipment.:rofl

My worst: a 21", 160cc Honda powered, big wheeled (13"?), push mower by Troy-Bilt Model series 540. Purchased...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,936
Posted By kirkkw
More choices

http://www.derekweaver.com/update/W-M807_Motorcycle___ATV_Tire_Changer_Motorcycle_Tire_Changers_Product.aspx?id=45

Another option
Forum: Regional forums 06-22-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 62,488
Posted By kirkkw
Appropriate bike question

Would a small displacement bike like the Honda CT110 which has the high/low gear shift be suitable, i.e., be able to keep the pace on this ride?

I would assume it would be capable enough for the...
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