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Forum: Equipment Today, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By squish
I would look at used perf leather jackets if I...

I would look at used perf leather jackets if I was looking for a summer jacket.
The jackets the op listed all seem like they are low cost. With used I feel like I get a much better or higher...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,412
Posted By squish
I'm a designer as well, Industrial, focus on...

I'm a designer as well, Industrial, focus on transportation.

And while the OP is doing some things that don't float my personal boat.

He's doing things, and he I hope is enjoying it. and...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By squish
Ehh Troque wrenches are over rated as are...

Ehh
Troque wrenches are over rated as are torque wrenches

Unless you are building things that must have a specific value to seat a bearing or mate a surface

It's much better to understand what...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,356
Posted By squish
I have a handful One 6" that is kept in my tool...

I have a handful
One 6" that is kept in my tool roll just in case I need a second wrench or for what ever trail/roadside repair that needs to happen.

A couple of 8" that kick around the house for...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By squish
Go to cruz tools. Look at their RoadTech B1...

Go to cruz tools.

Look at their RoadTech B1 kit

That is a really good start, build from there as needed.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By squish
There's nothing that's waterproof and easy to...

There's nothing that's waterproof and easy to use.

At least not that I've found.
It's either water resistant and easy to use, or waterproof and a pain in the ass. (or in the case of pelican or...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By squish
I just hit mine with some rustoloum out of the...

I just hit mine with some rustoloum out of the can,
That paint self levels pretty well as long as it's not super hot
and you can do it in place without even masking, as long as you have a steady...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By squish
I went through this very thing, Twice. ...

I went through this very thing,
Twice.

The second time I needed to replace the frame due to the little ball things being misshaped.

Also the headlight adjusting screw, springs are too long,...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By squish
I don't know about their one piece suits but on...

I don't know about their one piece suits but on my airglide pants the knee armor height in the leg was adjustable.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By squish
Here's what I remember of the different Honda...

Here's what I remember of the different Honda polishes
The OG
http://socalsupermoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/prohonda.jpg

There is at least one or two can labels that I'm not showing...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By squish
I like the one piece for commuting, but for...

I like the one piece for commuting, but for greater flexibility I end up wearing my two piece gear way more often.
It only takes just a little longer to put on.

However when I'm looking for easy...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,012
Posted By squish
When checking coils you need to do it both cold...

When checking coils you need to do it both cold and hot.
If the bike's not running you can use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm them up.
Otherwise you might get a false positive and think the coils...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,012
Posted By squish
On all my airheads the left plug always looks a...

On all my airheads the left plug always looks a little darker.
Either the sidestand or the crankcase vents I don't know which.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,012
Posted By squish
Why did you replace the throttle cables? What...

Why did you replace the throttle cables?
What else is different from stock on the bike besides the air "cleaner" and the carbs?
Does the bike still have the stock air cleaner housing with the flat...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By squish
Perforated leather or mesh textile Hein...

Perforated leather or mesh textile
Hein Gericke, and Olympia.

Both have modern armor.

Which jacket I wear depends on my mood when I'm getting ready to ride.
The textile wears a little cooler...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By squish
Totally depends on the quality of the system. ...

Totally depends on the quality of the system.
How reliable is it, how accurate is it.

The TPMS in my cars have been good to alert me when I have a flat, something I already know, but they don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By squish
15 years ago when my grey roadcrafter had to go...

15 years ago when my grey roadcrafter had to go back for some crash repair,
Aerostich told me that the grey fabric is the most challenging to have decent color match on.
So I could either wait for...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By squish
$18? wow, My local MC shop charges under $10 for...

$18? wow, My local MC shop charges under $10 for about 12oz sized cans of at least three different brands of spray cleaners
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,870
Posted By squish
Ok so I guess using gore-tex socks in non gore...

Ok so I guess using gore-tex socks in non gore boots is some kind of superior feet?
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By squish
For years at work I used the Honda spray polish...

For years at work I used the Honda spray polish every day, this is the real OG stuff.
Cases of it.

These days I'm not using it every day, but the Bike Spirits Original, while most likely made by...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By squish
There were some changes to the law regarding...

There were some changes to the law regarding cleaners back in about 07
That's when the old good honda spray polish disapeard.
Bike Spirts or Spits or whatever it's called, picked up where the old...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,870
Posted By squish
? Sorry this must be a pop culture reference...

?
Sorry this must be a pop culture reference that is totally lost on me.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,697
Posted By squish
Home depot has a pelican like case for around $40...

Home depot has a pelican like case for around $40 says its water tight.
The call it something like the technicians case.
But you would have to bolt it something.
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,394
Posted By squish
I agree with the "shaft" on the circlip. Just...

I agree with the "shaft" on the circlip.
Just make sure the rear wheel turns nice and smooth.


I can't believe I agree with the shaft...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By squish
Check the wiring, There's stuff done to those...

Check the wiring,
There's stuff done to those bikes that's pretty specialized depending on each departments needs.

Also around here at least the LEO don't so much like the folks who ride or drive...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,965
Posted By squish
You can't find very many normal MC gloves with...

You can't find very many normal MC gloves with these same kinds of protection. Let alone winter gloves, at least not here in the US where motorcycling is mostly a fair weather sport.

But yes you...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By squish
Left side of the bike aft of the rear shock ...

Left side of the bike aft of the rear shock
Here are is a link that shows what it looks like and where it is...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,394
Posted By squish
The R80 uses tubeless rims and tires this is a...

The R80 uses tubeless rims and tires this is a big deal for some in both ways,
The R80 uses electronic ignition, admittedly in a kind of german bent
The R80 uses Brembo front brakes and post 86...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,327
Posted By squish
Making sure the dwr finish is in good shape is a...

Making sure the dwr finish is in good shape is a start.

But this is one of the main reasons I switched back to a high viz vest.
That way when it fads or gets dirty I just replace the vest
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,965
Posted By squish
Yea ski gloves not so much. Ice climbing gloves...

Yea ski gloves not so much. Ice climbing gloves or some mountaineering gloves are a better bet.
There are a number of well made leather palm gloves that have much of the same construction style as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,224
Posted By squish
Thankfully my office when I go to it has a number...

Thankfully my office when I go to it has a number of people who ride.
Including my boss and her boss.

But I just trim it with a number 2
No product. No liners,
If its wet when I put the...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,965
Posted By squish
My one experience with Held gloves left me...

My one experience with Held gloves left me shaking my head at the folk who recommend them as the wholly grail of gloves.less then 2 years and less then 10k miles of use and they were done. Fingers...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By squish
I like my Darien's. Comfortable, easy on and...

I like my Darien's.
Comfortable, easy on and off. Waterproof.
The only draw back is they wear a little hot in the middle of summer. Or spring in So Cal. It was 90 plus here today.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By squish
1500 goldwings had an on board compressor. Try...

1500 goldwings had an on board compressor.
Try finding one of those. I bet they are a decent compressor
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,394
Posted By squish
Someone who is spending 3k+ on a BMW isn't or...

Someone who is spending 3k+ on a BMW isn't or shouldn't be looking based on performance.
There are thousands of mid 90's on sportbikes from Japan Inc, that would run rings around the R80 or the R90...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,394
Posted By squish
I bought an 86 R80 I had just sold a...

I bought an 86 R80

I had just sold a sportbike and was hot for a bike, the Guzzi (V11 sport) I was looking at turned out to be, well a guzzi I got the R80 instead.

It had been tastfully updated...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,285
Posted By squish
First I kept it in my left side pocket of my tank...

First I kept it in my left side pocket of my tank bag.
Or my left outer chest pocket.

Now I got rid of the opener since it made too much noise.

When I upgrade to a quiet opener Im going to go...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,870
Posted By squish
Crossfires with goretex socks, is another way to...

Crossfires with goretex socks, is another way to go.
Pluses it gives you a little more flexibility, so when you don't need goretex you don't wear the socks, the boots are cooler and more...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 888
Posted By squish
Wrists and joints age, as you get older stuff...

Wrists and joints age, as you get older stuff doesn't work right and it can come on fast.

Look at and experiment with bar angle and sweep? Was there a change lately, new bar, grips or something...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,025
Posted By squish
Its still an impressive number for a duc,...

Its still an impressive number for a duc, espcially considering that all the hardware isn't all fluffy with corrosion
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