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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7,891
Views: 7,318,737
Posted By 2Gordons
Where do you put the key? :evil

Where do you put the key? :evil
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,123
Posted By 2Gordons
Amazon.com was there making deliveries.... :lol3...

Amazon.com was there making deliveries.... :lol3 Seriously, somebody shooting video with a GoPro of riders tooling down main street. I looked briefly for the video on YouTube, but haven't found it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,123
Posted By 2Gordons
No pics from the ride to Leland. I was trying to...

No pics from the ride to Leland. I was trying to keep my friends in view, so the scenery was appreciated, but not recorded. I was riding the ST, so I was not (ahem) at the front of the group. I was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 19,123
Posted By 2Gordons
Nice day for a ride, even if it started off a...

Nice day for a ride, even if it started off a little chilly. Met up with some friends in Oregon for the ride over to Pine Bluff.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 297,751
Posted By 2Gordons
Saw one this weekend at the Slimy Crud Run in WI....

Saw one this weekend at the Slimy Crud Run in WI. They actually look pretty nice in person.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By 2Gordons
Thanks for the tips. Got it stripped down...

Thanks for the tips.

Got it stripped down most of the way- 1 stuck bolt I can't get to. Need to buy a particular wrench, then I'll try and get them off this weekend. There's always one fastener...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By 2Gordons
Old Carb Question

Hey All:

Time to work on the old beater bike that my bride rides occasionally. I went to start it up, and upon turning on the tank petcock, gas started running out the drain-tube on one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,806
Posted By 2Gordons
There was a guy over on ST-Owners who would cut...

There was a guy over on ST-Owners who would cut down windshields to any height or width you want. I had a used shield with a scratch at the top. I had him cut 5" off the top, and round the profile to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,806
Posted By 2Gordons
The previous owner of my bike removed the inner...

The previous owner of my bike removed the inner cowls on my bike- one of the fixes for the heat. Mine must not be bad, but then I never ride in shorts. Hasn't been a problem. Since it snows 9 months...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,345
Posted By 2Gordons
Huh. Going on 3 years with the ST, and haven't...

Huh. Going on 3 years with the ST, and haven't experienced the weave. Most folks over at ST-Owners have not, either. Some have. I'm careful to keep weight out of the top box. I keep the tires aired...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,806
Posted By 2Gordons
Congrats! Fun bikes. I test rode a couple used...

Congrats! Fun bikes. I test rode a couple used FJR's when I was looking to upgrade from the Wee. Found that for the money of a decent Gen1 FJR, I could find several well-sorted ST1300's. Wound up...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,904
Posted By 2Gordons
Good move. You'll really like the bike. I added...

Good move. You'll really like the bike. I added some electrics to mine, for GPS, heated clothing, etc. Put in an Eastern Beaver fuse block to power it all. There's lots of aftermarket support for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,499
Posted By 2Gordons
Bueller: Looks like a dandy ride. Have a...

Bueller:

Looks like a dandy ride. Have a good time, and report back.:thumb

2G
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 297,751
Posted By 2Gordons
2 Weeks ago...

End of Feb. in WI... 2005 model.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/2Gordons/P1010251.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc24/2Gordons/P1010255.jpg
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 80,389
Posted By 2Gordons
Tinks: Good luck with the surgery!!!:thumb

Tinks:

Good luck with the surgery!!!:thumb
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 80,389
Posted By 2Gordons
How can you not check out a thread title like...

How can you not check out a thread title like that?

Too bad it's in "Face Plant." :bluduh

Heal quickly!

2G
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,373
Posted By 2Gordons
On the red custom bike, it looks like a combo...

On the red custom bike, it looks like a combo slotted/drilled brake disc, rear sprocket? WTF?!? "No chain-lube for you!!!" :lol3

20 years ago, a friend and I went to an open house/factory tour...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By 2Gordons
Honda Starter Question?

All:

(Cross-posted from Old's Cool... not getting many looks over there. Apologies in advance for the duplication).

I have a grungy '80 CM400T that is my wife's learner bike. Last couple...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By 2Gordons
Honda Starter Questions?

All:

I have a grungy '80 CM400T that is my wife's learner bike. Last couple times we've run it, it seems as if the starter won't disengage. After 3-4 tries, it does, then the bike runs fine.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 954,052
Posted By 2Gordons
Awesome Stuff...

Kamchat:

You do have the gift of the "artist's eye." Wonderful pictures... I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Nice to see the Pan European hidden in one of the shots.:thumb

Thank you again-
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,756
Posted By 2Gordons
Wee

I'll limit my thoughts to the Wee...

At your height you'll need to consider at least a 'Zuke Gel seat. Something else if you're really going to pile on the miles. I'm 6' and I needed the gel seat...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,387
Posted By 2Gordons
Weight?

I'm waiting for the "Vance" endorsement... :lol3

2G
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 297,751
Posted By 2Gordons
El Guero: Heli's are not made for the...

El Guero:

Heli's are not made for the ST1100 anymore, so there's a lot of demand for them on the used market. I'd play around with them a good bit to see if you like them.

If you don't,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,132
Posted By 2Gordons
Ditto

Lots of good advice above.

Give yourself time to learn before you put yourself in difficult situations. Riding is a complex set of skillsets that all work together to make it fun, enjoyable,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 45,795
Posted By 2Gordons
Xx?

What year is that color?

Just beautiful...:tb
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By 2Gordons
I wondered where that was... Thanks!

I wondered where that was...

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By 2Gordons
If you've pushed them back in, can you feel a lip...

If you've pushed them back in, can you feel a lip of corrosion or junk that might be holding them in?

I just did this with a single piston CM400 caliper, and I couldn't push it out with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,456
Posted By 2Gordons
Cm400

Going through one right now, a 1980 version. I agree with others on pricing... $500 tops, give or take.

With most of these bikes, little to no maintenance was usually done. So you can assume new...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By 2Gordons
Flood: Thanks! Are you saying to use the...

Flood:

Thanks! Are you saying to use the brake lever to push the piston out of the caliper? What would be a good material to use to polish the piston with, that won't create scratches or other...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By 2Gordons
Honda Caliper Rebuild

Hello All:

I'm gradually tinkering with my wife's rat-bike '80 CM400T. It was purchased from a relative, and is a total shit-pile.:lol3 But, it's her first bike, and she loves it. It's rideable,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,992
Posted By 2Gordons
"Bitter... Party of one?" :lol3 ...

"Bitter... Party of one?"

:lol3

Lemme guess... You own a Toyota, too... Dont'cha?
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,007
Posted By 2Gordons
Yowza! Beautiful bike. I'll just take it...

Yowza!

Beautiful bike. I'll just take it around the block... I'll be right back... honest.

2G
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,992
Posted By 2Gordons
Nt

If the NT is dull, then the Wee Strom must be dull and miserable.

Don't get me wrong... I had my DL-650 for two years, riding it as a sport/light-touring/commuter bike. It's a great machine......
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,942
Posted By 2Gordons
Shep: PM sent with questions. Thanks! ...

Shep:

PM sent with questions. Thanks!

2G
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By 2Gordons
That nailed it. I tried it on my desktop at home,...

That nailed it. I tried it on my desktop at home, and it recorded fine. I should have thought of that, but I was trying to have all of my music files in one place, on the laptop.

Interesting...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By 2Gordons
Windows XP Media Center. Windows Media Player.

Windows XP Media Center. Windows Media Player.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By 2Gordons
CD Question

For all you audiophiles out there...

Well, it is time. I have dragged myself kicking and screaming into the new century, and now have an i-pod. I've been ripping a few cd's to my laptop and doing...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By 2Gordons
I wondered if the cupping was the steering head...

I wondered if the cupping was the steering head bearings getting loose, but I'm not feeling a lot of play in the forks. Other than the forks flexing, that is.:lol3

The bike has a cheapie...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By 2Gordons
New "Old-Bike" Questions

All:

We have picked up an '80 Honda CM400T for my wife's first motorcycle. She recently passed her MSF course and got her license- I'm really proud of her. This is all her idea, I'm not pushing...
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 13,182
Posted By 2Gordons
Shep: Any tips on grinding for a...

Shep:

Any tips on grinding for a coffee-n00b?

2G
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