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Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,131
Views: 543,245
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I'm hoping someone can give me some sage advice. ...

I'm hoping someone can give me some sage advice.

I've enrolled in a welding class at my local vocational institute and had my first class last night, which focused on stick welding. It was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Don't necessarily be put off by the Sargent seat....

Don't necessarily be put off by the Sargent seat. Your thoughts about it mirror my own when I first bought it, however, now I find it wonderful and am suspicious of soft-feeling seats.

When...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I've got about 4k on the JL bushings--no problems...

I've got about 4k on the JL bushings--no problems at all.

Didn't Loctite the inboard pivot pin and only put blue Loctite on the locknut. I marked it and it shows no movement.

My understanding...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Sweatman's BBQ, Holly Hill, SC. Probably out...

Sweatman's BBQ, Holly Hill, SC.

Probably out of your way but it is the best of Southern BBQ.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,712
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Congratulations!!! I'm riding the K1200R...

Congratulations!!!

I'm riding the K1200R Sport right now. Best bike I've ever ridden, bar none. Ride it around town mostly, but it really excels on long trips. It really eats up the miles. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Nice report covering the state of my birth. ...

Nice report covering the state of my birth.

Looking forward to more.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,012
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I've installed a set of the Rubber Chicken...

I've installed a set of the Rubber Chicken bushings and have about 5k on them. So far, so good, although I might have ganked up my inner Paralever threads somewhat trying to get the inboard bushing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,012
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
You might want to pop them open and check. I did...

You might want to pop them open and check. I did this once and found an appallingly small amount of white grease of some sort in one of the two I'd bought. It gave me the opportunity to supplement...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,312
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
This is easier said than done, but my advice is...

This is easier said than done, but my advice is to chalk it up to gained wisdom and forget about it.

I did everything by the book and my FD crapped out anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,335
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I bought one from Sargent...

I bought one from Sargent http://www.sargentcycle.com/that I've spent many thousands of miles upon. The day after I got it I did an 800 mile day without any pain issues, something impossible on the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,335
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
You're going to friggin' love that bike. I...

You're going to friggin' love that bike. I bought mine new in 04 and it's been a love affair ever since. I've ridden it all over the country and I commute on it daily. I think it may be one of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I'm eager to get mine off. It just seems...

I'm eager to get mine off.

It just seems like a bad and hot thing to have suspended within a few inches of one's transmission casing baking away and blocking airflow, and all that.

I run the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
No problem at all. Some folks chose that as their...

No problem at all. Some folks chose that as their permanent solution.

You'll just neet to clamp off the lines if you need to remove the gas tank.

When mine broke--and they all will,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Hey, man. IMO, the key to smooth shifts on the...

Hey, man. IMO, the key to smooth shifts on the 1150 is to preload, as suggested previously, and don't pull too much on the clutch lever. It doesn't need it.

And, also, practice, practice,...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Quest--PM me your address and I'll mail you the...

Quest--PM me your address and I'll mail you the bottle I have.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,152
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
If you can throw it on a 2004 R1150R--which I...

If you can throw it on a 2004 R1150R--which I think you can--I'd like a piece of this action.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,406
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
It's not that incredible...it's the same logic...

It's not that incredible...it's the same logic that sells sports cars, SUVs, 60 inch TVs, those eliptical machines, Rolex dive watches that are waterproof to 1000 feet, vacation homes. . .and on and...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,639
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Look at the Precision Instruments split-beam...

Look at the Precision Instruments split-beam wrenches. You can find good deals online and they're the bomb.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
+1 on replacing the QDs. They will always...

+1 on replacing the QDs.

They will always be a liability so long as you keep the plastic crap versions. Remember, gas will permanently stain your engine casing if yours is painted silver, and...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Congratulations! You'll come to find that it...

Congratulations! You'll come to find that it will be some of the best money you've spent in motorcycling.

I bought the HF lift and it makes me smile every day. :D
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,990
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
This month's issue of Popular Mechanics has a...

This month's issue of Popular Mechanics has a write up on a work bench that I think I'm going to build. It uses threaded steel piping for the legs and a maple butcher-clock top (which I might...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,619
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
My wife uses a product called K2R Spot Remover...

My wife uses a product called K2R Spot Remover which is pretty incredible. We get cans of it at ACE Hardware.

It sprays on and dries as a powder, which seems to release and absorb the grease and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Thanks, everyone, you've put my increasingly...

Thanks, everyone, you've put my increasingly feeble mind to rest.

I just didn't think I'd have to heat the livin' shite out of the pivot bolts like I did--concentrating all that heat in in one...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Am I Riding A Bomb?

I was wondering whether anyone had heard of a Paralever swingarm failure attributed to overheating the FD pivot bolts to unlock the Loctite thread sealer.

I read on another forum that overheating...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Bluhduh Gas stains on the silver paint are there for...

Gas stains on the silver paint are there for good. I have them on my Roadster too where my QD implolded. Chalk such stains up to "patina."
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
After trying every conceivable type of cleaner, I...

After trying every conceivable type of cleaner, I did what I should have done first. Re-paint the area. I think it's the only solution.
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Wow! Great ride report that's got me all...

Wow! Great ride report that's got me all daydreamy. You rode through some of my favorite places on Earth and it looks like you guys had a blast, too.

That road from Highlands to Franklin is...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I've used with much sucess: ...

I've used with much sucess:

http://www.novuspolish.com/

Check these super-high grit papers, too:
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,735
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
+1 on the throttle body sync. post valve job. I...

+1 on the throttle body sync. post valve job. I find it gives me that "extra fresh" feeling. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,181
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
And what can I say, maybe I just look better in...

And what can I say, maybe I just look better in leathers than you do!


Oh yeah. . .you really do!! Reeeeeer!:raabia
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,463
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Such beautiful pictures of your adventure!! ...

Such beautiful pictures of your adventure!! Can't wait to see more. . .
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Assuming they can be fixed with oil (I bought an...

Assuming they can be fixed with oil (I bought an aluminum jack for $169 at Sears that was made in China--it failed me by hemorraging oil from a seam and could not be fixed), there should be a small...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
From my experience, there's no way to clean it...

From my experience, there's no way to clean it off. I had a leaking FI clamp on my R1150R while under warranty and BMW said the only option was to repaint or replace the transmission. The dealership...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,667
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
A few years ago, my brother and I applied the...

A few years ago, my brother and I applied the UCoatIt product to his garage floor and the results were excellent--a good weekend project. The UCoatIt kit was really complete and came with everything...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I know that a company called Omega makes a QD (I...

I know that a company called Omega makes a QD (I think its chromed, though) for about 80 bones a pair. Smallparts.com sells a German-made brass version that is sold for 40. I bought a pair (from...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,460
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
+1 on the Precision Instruments wrenches. I...

+1 on the Precision Instruments wrenches. I bought their split-beam wrench for around $150 on Amazon and it's been great. The nice thing about the split beam is that it's accuracy is the same over...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,351
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Great stuff, isn't it? I've got kind of addicted...

Great stuff, isn't it? I've got kind of addicted to the stuff. About a year ago the bracket that attaches my garage door to the opener pealed off, the sheet metel screws literally shredded the metal...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-09-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I live in Sarasota (a really beautiful town,...

I live in Sarasota (a really beautiful town, worth a look-see) and 41 through Sarasota is predominately poor riding IMO--a lot of stop-and-go traffic. I'd very much recommend 41, however, for...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,213
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
Bluhduh Two words

Kid blood, applied liberally.:becca
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By The Velvet Monkey
I think the biggest thing is to make sure you get...

I think the biggest thing is to make sure you get a really good fit. It should be suprisingly tight around your cheek pads, which will eventually loosen up a bit. Now that there is been some...
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