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Forum: The Garage 12-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By mixxedupmedia
You want to use heat-shrink tubing wherever...

You want to use heat-shrink tubing wherever possible when you splice wires if you want better protection, longevity, not to mention a more professional looking result.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Moto Guzzi gussy up

Been working on fixing up the MG Scura over the winter. New pipes (oh, what a noise!), then tossed the hangers and passenger pegs and fabricated some aluminum ones. Also fabbed a new set of head...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,526
Posted By mixxedupmedia
I highly recommend videos and books by Richard...

I highly recommend videos and books by Richard Raffan to help you along on your journey.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,890
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Well, I'm a big roundel fan, but that new...

Well, I'm a big roundel fan, but that new waterboxer sounds like amplified dysentery. Truth be told, most boxers don't sound that great, but the great is in the riding. Big fan of the 1200 motor.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,488
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Bootie call

Here's all you need.

http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff420/mixxedupmedia/7B45871F-5FC8-4FA5-AAB8-5190AE0CDE75-17954-000023F26A27EB72.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Thanks, guys.

Thanks, guys.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By mixxedupmedia
GSA crash bar question

Are the crash bars on the 2008 GSA raw stainless? Or is there some sort of finish on them? Considering having someone weld an additional light bracket on it ...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,967
Posted By mixxedupmedia
So that's what that smell is! I thought maybe the...

So that's what that smell is! I thought maybe the cat had pissed on my tools when I wasn't looking. Damn, never thought I would find the answer to that mystery. ADV rocks!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Ah, seeing a photo of that crazy tank separate...

Ah, seeing a photo of that crazy tank separate from the bike helps me visualize where the hose would need to go. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Is there a way to measure fuel level in GSA?

Is there a way, using a wire or hose, to get a rough idea of how much fuel is in my tank (GSA)? I'm having doubts about my fuel gauge accuracy. (I know I can use the trip meter and estimate mpg,...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Buy it. And when you run out of stuff to...

Buy it.

And when you run out of stuff to do, sell it here and hopefully I will be the first responder.

Meanwhile, I continue to search for that barely used Tig welder that I know I'll need...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,611
Posted By mixxedupmedia
welcome noobie. reminds me to dig out my dvd set...

welcome noobie. reminds me to dig out my dvd set and enjoy it again. altho it has been a nice winter for riding here in the northeast ... not too much cabin fever this yr.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Nice way to start the New Year

Temps got to 50 degrees F today in CT. What a way to start the year.

Took a ride up to Kent, had coffee and met a few other bikers with the right idea.

Found a new dirt road -- River Road --...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,887
Posted By mixxedupmedia
If I were doing my very first chopper, I would...

If I were doing my very first chopper, I would start with a scooter. How awesome would that be!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,866
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Curious ... Why not soda blast all the engine...

Curious ... Why not soda blast all the engine parts?
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Road warrior for the apocalypse

Bumped into this while surfing for sculpture ideas. Love the chain drive option. And of course, the adventure heels. More info here...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Getting a better grip

I recently bought a pair of Aerostich rain covers for gloves, but the material is as slippery as it looks. About the same time, I melted a portion of leather/nylon gloves. Thinking about a solution...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,420
Posted By mixxedupmedia
FYI: If you're looking for the Radians, they...

FYI: If you're looking for the Radians, they don't sell direct to the public, but their products can be found on Amazon, Cabelo's and other sites. (I have no affiliation with any of the businesses;...
Forum: Face plant 02-01-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,908
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Hope you heal up nice and straight. Weird...

Hope you heal up nice and straight.

Weird how sometimes someone can appear from nowhere. I've had few close calls like that. Looking back, in my case anyway, I attribute it to less than 100%...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,675
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Thanks for the AMA link, Dariusz. I couldn't find...

Thanks for the AMA link, Dariusz. I couldn't find that info on CT's DMV site. I think I'll pass on the blinkers for this bike, which will be mostly off-road.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-31-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,675
Posted By mixxedupmedia
As a noob to woods riding (am sorting out a 2005...

As a noob to woods riding (am sorting out a 2005 KTM 450 EXC that I just bought) I'm looking forward to this trail.

I'm planning to plate this bike. But one question to those who ride regularly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,075
Posted By mixxedupmedia
What the hey. You only die once.

What the hey. You only die once.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Woah. On second thought, I want some of those...

Woah.
On second thought, I want some of those meds.:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,923
Posted By mixxedupmedia
I'm hoping for better service from Max. ...

I'm hoping for better service from Max.

The first time I took my GS in to Cliffs for a minor repair and safety inspection, they lost my insurance card, registration, and a tool. Apparently...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By mixxedupmedia
I've got the Sears version. It's plenty stable...

I've got the Sears version. It's plenty stable unless you don't center the bike. Also, if you're really putting a lot of force into a stuck fastener, you can twist the bike -- or tillt the bike --...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,196
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Nice build! There is something so very satisfying...

Nice build! There is something so very satisfying about going into your shop and building exactly what you want because nothing out there quite meets your needs. It's not so much about the time or...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Ah ... so it's breathability is also its flaw in...

Ah ... so it's breathability is also its flaw in cold weather.

I guess I'll try putting a windbreaker on over my Gerbing next time and see how it works. Unfortunately, next time might be awhile...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Air leak in Aerostich

Anyone know if it's possible to keep an Aerostich Darien jacket truly air tight? It's fine until about 30 degrees F, when I really feel cool air slipping in, under my arms. Even with a heated Gerbing...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Travesty or practicality?

I installed a pair of cheap highway pegs on my GS this summer.

I can't say they add to the aesthetic appeal to my 1150 GS, but for $22 they sure do the job of letting me stretch my legs out on...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,297
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Man, you really nailed this one. The proportions,...

Man, you really nailed this one. The proportions, small details, everything, just go together like they were meant to be.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Perfect ADV bike -- can fill 'er up at the...

Perfect ADV bike -- can fill 'er up at the McDonald's deep fryer!

But seriously, I bet the torque of this beast would be a blast to put to use. Now if the price would just come down ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Thumb So easy a caveman could do it

Oh yeah, I like this style of wrenching!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By mixxedupmedia
GS 1150R tuneup trick

Putting that little rubber plug back onto the side of the engine housing of a GS 1150R after finding TDC is a royal PITA. My trick is to screw a long deck screw partway into the rubber plug; then...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 15,660
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Have you looked at Goldwings? They look pretty...

Have you looked at Goldwings? They look pretty knarly with a set of knobblies and a TT skidplate.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Seems like the consensus is on Skype and finding...

Seems like the consensus is on Skype and finding local Wifi. I'll give that a try, with payphones as a 2nd option, if they still exist. I've haven't been in a payphone booth in years. And if memory...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Phoning the U.S. from Canada

Planning a 10-day trip to the Maritmes in Canada from the U.S. What's the cheapest way to call home from Canada? I looked at the options AT&T has, but it seems I could spend a fortune using my...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,016
Posted By mixxedupmedia
Yes, I've done this many times, in the back...

Yes, I've done this many times, in the back country and public campgrounds without any mishaps. Leave no food or valuables behind, just the basics. And be sure to pay ahead if it's a for-pay...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By mixxedupmedia
problem solved

You guys were right -- the problem was with one of my throttle cables. The sleeve had gotton stock on the ferrule and was sticking partially open. Electronics are fine! Whew!. Thanks again, everyone.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By mixxedupmedia
That's not a bad price. You always pay more at a...

That's not a bad price. You always pay more at a dealer. What I always look for is the level of accessories that come with a used bike. If you need to spend another thou to get it to where you like,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By mixxedupmedia
OK, thanks eveyone. I will look at the throttle...

OK, thanks eveyone. I will look at the throttle cables this upcoming weekend.
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