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Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,205
Posted By RVDan
$111 but totally worth it, and actually only $89...

$111 but totally worth it, and actually only $89 from my dealer

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=636515&group_ID=675130&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By RVDan
I ran over a mattress not long ago. Almost had...

I ran over a mattress not long ago. Almost had to lay er down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,947
Posted By RVDan
When I went to riding school the crappy bikes had...

When I went to riding school the crappy bikes had the idle turned up to ludicrous levels so I don't believe batteries ever went dead.

I kept turning the idle speed down because it annoyed me.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By RVDan
Further research is needed.

Further research is needed.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By RVDan
You're trying to build two KLRs out of two KLRs?

You're trying to build two KLRs out of two KLRs?
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By RVDan
http://www.alltradetools.com/catalog/565-590-large...

http://www.alltradetools.com/catalog/565-590-large/640753-1500-lb-atv-motorcycle-jack.jpg

Works on everything except a full fairing sportbike.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By RVDan
It only has to be strong enough to lift the bike.

It only has to be strong enough to lift the bike.
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By RVDan
Just do it. No discussion needed.

Just do it. No discussion needed.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By RVDan
It would be worth as much as a 12volt cooler.

It would be worth as much as a 12volt cooler.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By RVDan
Manual headlight modulator? You mean manually...

Manual headlight modulator? You mean manually turning the high beam on and off right?
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By RVDan
For me aluminum boxes are the way to go. They're...

For me aluminum boxes are the way to go. They're detachable but why bother. I have a carriage bolt with a wing nut inside the box so they can't be easily stolen. Hinged on one end the Top opens...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,129
Posted By RVDan
I look at the bike and think "If I were a...

I look at the bike and think

"If I were a thief would I want to risk running into the person that rides that bike?"

Around here I lock the steering and put the helmet on the mirror. If I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,253
Posted By RVDan
The maintenance schedule on the XR is pretty...

The maintenance schedule on the XR is pretty intense. I would have.bought one if not for the super short oil change interval requirements. The KRL can be neglected practically forever.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,046
Posted By RVDan
It stops faster sliding on the ground than using...

It stops faster sliding on the ground than using the brakes?

Are you okay?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,361
Posted By RVDan
Like a boss.

Like a boss.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By RVDan
Walmart in the tire section. Brand name Slime. ...

Walmart in the tire section. Brand name Slime. Cheap.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,486
Posted By RVDan
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,288
Posted By RVDan
I haven't done it myself but I wouldn't be afraid...

I haven't done it myself but I wouldn't be afraid of it. Might want to find a place other than your apartment parking lot though.
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,209
Posted By RVDan
Do it at your campsite. Park bike over fire pit,...

Do it at your campsite. Park bike over fire pit, drain oil. Move bike. Light fire.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,697
Posted By RVDan
I would suggest you do what you need to do to...

I would suggest you do what you need to do to avoid crashing.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By RVDan
You need to put some resistors across the...

You need to put some resistors across the terminals to give it a signal at the data terminals.

I did this before you could buy one that works for $3.95.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,351
Posted By RVDan
No kit for the grom :( The grom is awesome...

No kit for the grom :(

The grom is awesome except for the inability to hold highway speed.
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,165
Posted By RVDan
http://www.easternmarine.com/RV-Camper-Access-Hatc...

http://www.easternmarine.com/RV-Camper-Access-Hatches
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By RVDan
Febreeze. I had to ship a used tank. The...

Febreeze.

I had to ship a used tank. The whole Fedex office freaked out like I was carrying explosives.

I took it back home, purged it with air from the shop vac, poured half a bottle of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,435
Posted By RVDan
I'm hitting an all time high in my gross income...

I'm hitting an all time high in my gross income for my home based motorcycle manufacturing and repair business. $660 this year :)

One day maybe I'll get serious about it. In the meantime my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,425
Posted By RVDan
I can't say I've ever encountered a normal road...

I can't say I've ever encountered a normal road with that much bank, you should talk to your local DOT about having it fixed as it sounds like a safety hazard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,005
Posted By RVDan
How do you load the oak tree?

How do you load the oak tree?
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By RVDan
Does the motorcycle tire changer really do...

Does the motorcycle tire changer really do anything other than hold the wheel?
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By RVDan
I'm usually a five year max kind of guy but I...

I'm usually a five year max kind of guy but I picked up a bulk lot of tires new old stock in cardboard boxes. I'm storing them in a cool dark place and going to run them all till they're bald.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,568
Posted By RVDan
I always have trouble with the wheels sliding...

I always have trouble with the wheels sliding sideways on the deck. Maybe it's because I don't want to bottom out the suspension with the straps, maybe my bike sucks, maybe I haven't got a clue, ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 88,555
Posted By RVDan
I often take my hands off the bars and somehow...

I often take my hands off the bars and somehow manage to steer by shifting weight.

I think countersteering is magic and happens all by itself.

In contrast though when I rode a ZX1000R Ninja,...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,995
Posted By RVDan
Get-home-bag Fixing everything minor is a...

Get-home-bag

Fixing everything minor is a given, you'll figure it out when the pressure is on, but catastrophic failure could mean you have to walk out for two days.

Most importantly is know...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By RVDan
Bike thieves aren't normally opportunists. I'm...

Bike thieves aren't normally opportunists. I'm certain most of the crackheads can't even operate a motorcycle let alone break an ignition lock and start it.
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,642
Posted By RVDan
I used to have something Similiar, we called it...

I used to have something Similiar, we called it a tire lifter though
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,294
Posted By RVDan
Just ride on the flat a few blocks and the bead...

Just ride on the flat a few blocks and the bead will break all by itself
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By RVDan
I got some short ones on clearance and I...

I got some short ones on clearance and I lengthened them. You just need a really good sewing machine

Or any place that advertised alterations should be able to handle it.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By RVDan
I don't know if this is real or not but you might...

I don't know if this is real or not but you might want to check it out

http://www.oemdirtbikeparts.com/ktm-400-exc-525-mxc-450-sx-engine-p/443885-686.htm
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By RVDan
What is the question?

What is the question?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 14,390
Posted By RVDan
I stopped for a dog yesterday. I feel like I...

I stopped for a dog yesterday. I feel like I should turn myself in.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,590
Posted By RVDan
They don't have their own bikes? :dunno

They don't have their own bikes? :dunno
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