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Forum: Equipment 11-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,355
Posted By calmod
redwing vs thorogood

I wore red wings for 20 years straight until I bought a pair that I threw out within a couple of months. I wear a size 11 B which really narrows my boot choices to the few models that are made in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By calmod
is it just tweaked?

I've had a bunch of dirt bikes including a KTM and the forks got tweaked on all of them. All we ever did was get in front of the bike, hold the front wheel between our legs, and twist the bar back...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,191
Posted By calmod
temp support walls

I can't tell from the photos if the ceiling (roof) joists run through in one piece over the wall. If they do you can support one side. If they don't you need to support both sides. Either way it's...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,191
Posted By calmod
garage door

i think it needs at least a 60 minute fire rating and self closing hinges. any good door shop should be able to set you up. get it pre bored for locksets as site cutting can cause loss of fire...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,191
Posted By calmod
sill plate replacement

I agree with the temporary support wall. Tack down a plate on the floor and screw one onto the ceiling. If you can get the ceiling plate onto exposed framing it's better. Cut the vertical studs a...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By calmod
Thanks!

all great ideas!
Forum: Americas 07-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By calmod
keep it coming!

going today for the AAA maps. This is my first trip east to west. I've toured most of the eastern seaboard area when I lived in Chicago Thanks!
Forum: Americas 07-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By calmod
Thanks!

I'm completely open on the route so I really appreciate all the help I can get. I'm going to triple A to get a full atlas but all help greatly appreciated!!
Forum: Americas 07-22-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By calmod
US route 40

Hello,
I'm picking up my new to me BMW r1150GS in Peoria, Illinois and riding it back to Los Angeles. Thinking about visiting my niece in Kansas City and taking US route 40 all the way to Salt...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By calmod
US route 40

Hello,
I'm picking up my new to me bmw R1150 GS in Peoria Illinois and riding it back to Los Angeles. Thinking about stopping in Kansas City to see my niece and riding route 40 all the way to Salt...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By calmod
Cheap textilejacket

Thanks for all the replies! Joe Rocket hemp no longer available in small. i wear a medium but they run big. trying on locally
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By calmod
cheap textile jacket recommendations

I just bought a gs 1150 that's currently 2500 miles away. It's in the midwest and I'm in Los Angeles. I need to buy a cheap
textile jacket for the trip. I like mid lenght retro styled jackets. ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By calmod
help me pick a bike

Hello forum
I just recently had my 2006 Triumph Speed Triple stolen so need a new street bike. I would get another Speedy but feel kind of weird doing so. I was thinking of either an airhead or...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,723
Posted By calmod
hi! new here but have had two dirtbikes in one...

hi! new here but have had two dirtbikes in one truck many times. strap through to the far side of the truck. The right side bike is strapped to the far left hook and the left side bike straps to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,758
Posted By calmod
thanks morrisswf

We're all cool here. I just have my viewpoint from having various friends either work as independent motorcycle mechanics or having known people who had dealerships. I never saw them getting rich...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,758
Posted By calmod
unbelievable bullshit

After reading this thread I would hesitate to let an ADVrider ride my street bikes. The dirt bike gets crashed and no damage but a street bike costs money to repair. The last time I dropped a...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,020
Posted By calmod
some one will end up paying the tab

first of all let me thank Bad Company for calling me sunshine. I always like to take shit from a pharmacy tech from Walmart on a KLR who is probably still making payments on it. pussy with a big...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,020
Posted By calmod
much better

you are right in that i posted a half ass response. What I should have said is that I have spent a few evenings with european relatives (live in Ireland, England, etc ) with a piece of paper and a...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,020
Posted By calmod
flash

try not to call people clueless without knowing about them. i have a masters degree in accounting from a top accounting school. what do you have?? where do you live and what do you do for a...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,020
Posted By calmod
not poormouthing

strangely enough i left my parents at 17 and still work construction. I own my own company now and have younger employees . it's great that you had the self discipline to not have bikes but...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,020
Posted By calmod
where are peoples heads at

i read some of these responses and wince. I grew up in central illinois and graduated high school in 1975. everyone had health insurance and made a living wage. that is done and over with. the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By calmod
I plan on all fluids, valve adjust, new filters,...

I plan on all fluids, valve adjust, new filters, rebuild leaking front caliper cylinder, new rotor, new pads, new tires. I then plan on riding it for at least 1000 miles to see if I like it. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By calmod
help with 95 r100 gs

Hello all. I just bought a 95 r100 gs with around 9000 miiles. It needs a bit of work as it has been sitting for long periods. It starts and runs well enough. The brakes suck. I have ordered a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By calmod
keep em coming

Thanks for the input. currently looking at a 77 r75/7, an 80r100rt, and possibly a higher dollar such as a r100s. never thought about the gs models till it was mentioned by lars. i am on a quest ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By calmod
thanks

thanks for all the replies keep them coming:ear
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By calmod
best year and model for custom cafe

Hello all advriders. I am new to this list, not new to motocycles. I ride mostly offroad but want to build a light cafe based on an airhead. Which model and year range will work best as a starting...
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