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Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By LARK
That's pretty slick!

That's pretty slick!
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By LARK
I'm not familiar with Tekton brand. The business...

I'm not familiar with Tekton brand. The business I recently retired from checked the calibration of all the mechanics torque wrenches annually. I'd guess that was likely 300+ tools. Everything from...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By LARK
Sorry no experience with the Mercury but I do own...

Sorry no experience with the Mercury but I do own a BMG Montana leather jacket. Very well made. Thick leather but super soft. All I need to do is lose about 30 lbs and it'll be my favorite cool...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,770
Posted By LARK
I do the same thing as you if I'm not going to...

I do the same thing as you if I'm not going to step on the foot peg. It lets me lean farther forward which helps me swing my leg over the saddle. Getting old and fat sucks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,770
Posted By LARK
Turning the bars all the way to the left will put...

Turning the bars all the way to the left will put the bike in its most verticle position while in the side stand. Grab the front brake so the bike can't roll. Put the ball of your left foot on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,217
Posted By LARK
On the street torque is your best friend. A Ninja...

On the street torque is your best friend. A Ninja 250? You really want something you'd have to wind the piss out of just to keep fellow riders in sight? I'm not saying go big or go home but reach a...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,795
Posted By LARK
+2 on that. I've had mine about 6 years and love...

+2 on that. I've had mine about 6 years and love them. I'd guess I've ridden about 40k miles in them. They're comfortable to walk around in and really didn't need a break in. Also have the Sidi...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,506
Posted By LARK
All gases, including nitrogen react to...

All gases, including nitrogen react to tempurature changes the same. Because it lacks moisture the pressure/temperature changes are very consistent. That's why NASCAR uses it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,036
Posted By LARK
I've got a buddy I used to ride with quite a bit....

I've got a buddy I used to ride with quite a bit. We're both in aviation. I'm technical he's a helicopter pilot. He retired from the the army and flew about 15 years civilian as well. Out front or by...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,200
Posted By LARK
Thanks Chromius and I appreciate the feedback...

Thanks Chromius and I appreciate the feedback from everyone.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,200
Posted By LARK
I sold my 2012 GSA earlier this year and I'm...

I sold my 2012 GSA earlier this year and I'm considering getting a 2015 model so I'm interested in how the water cooled version is working. From those that own one have you ever been stuck in bumper...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,305
Posted By LARK
Sorry I missed you had already changed them.

Sorry I missed you had already changed them.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,305
Posted By LARK
Oh BTW change the spark plugs. I'm not saying...

Oh BTW change the spark plugs. I'm not saying it'll fix it but by leaving them in you're by-passing a likely culprit. I've seen many cases when a plug that looked good didn't work correctly. It was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,305
Posted By LARK
Diesel fuel is not going to damage hoses.

Diesel fuel is not going to damage hoses.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,997
Posted By LARK
Your local mechanic is flat out wrong. Over time...

Your local mechanic is flat out wrong. Over time the valve will sink deeper in the seat and reduce clearance. Just goes to show that performing maintenance and understanding mechanics don't always go...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,578
Posted By LARK
I've been very happy with Held gloves. I have a...

I've been very happy with Held gloves. I have a pair of Airstream's that probably have 40,000 miles on them with almost no wear showing. They look grungy and faded but the kangaroo palms have held up...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,134
Posted By LARK
I'm partial to Sidi boots but there are a lot of...

I'm partial to Sidi boots but there are a lot of quality boots available. I use Sidi On Roads for long trips where I might get into cool temps. For everything else I use their Canyons. If you haven't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,925
Posted By LARK
Dave, You're getting detonation and...

Dave,

You're getting detonation and preignition intermixed. Detonation occurs AFTER the spark plug has fired. The plug fires and the flame front starts moving across the combustion chamber then...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 913,613
Posted By LARK
Shoei, Helm & Sidi

I've owned a lot of helmets over the years but my Neotec is hands down the best. Typical Shoei fit and finish, very comfortable, great venting, speaker pocket and a great sun shield. Great for both...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By LARK
The locks MAY deter some kid from wheeling your...

The locks MAY deter some kid from wheeling your bike away in hopes of a quick joy ride. Beyond that if someone wants to steal it, forget it, consider it gone. As for the tool kit, likely lots of...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By LARK
I'll wear my Canyon's when I ride my GSA or my...

I'll wear my Canyon's when I ride my GSA or my Road Glide. I also have a pair of On Roads and the Canyon's get the nod most all the time. In hot weather I find the On Roads a little warm.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,489
Posted By LARK
Rode with a Multitech for a couple years. Great...

Rode with a Multitech for a couple years. Great comfort and quality but the venting is poor. Maybe in Washington it wouldn't be an issue but in south Louisiana it was a sweat cap.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 41,612
Posted By LARK
No, it means the engine will tolerate more...

No, it means the engine will tolerate more compression without the ECU pulling timing. That means more power with less chance of detonation.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,265
Posted By LARK
I've got both the Sidi On Road and the Canyon....

I've got both the Sidi On Road and the Canyon. Both are great boots and comfortable. I'd give the On Roads a very slight edge in all day walking comfort. If I were to ride to work and wear the same...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,025
Posted By LARK
Sidi Canyon. Nice cross between a touring and...

Sidi Canyon. Nice cross between a touring and adventure boot. Really like mine. Comfortable and very little break in required.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,932
Posted By LARK
I can only speak to the Evoline helmets. Ive...

I can only speak to the Evoline helmets. Ive owned both the Evoline I and II. The finish on both helmets was very good. Comfort was decent AFTER I removed a little foam pad that was attached unnder...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,748
Posted By LARK
Held Warm & Dry work well. I've used them on both...

Held Warm & Dry work well. I've used them on both my BMW and Harley with heated grips. The Gortex liner is a bonus. With a fairing or hand guards they're 40F+ gloves IMO.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By LARK
No they don't.

No they don't.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,197
Posted By LARK
Ordered one yesterday and should have it middle...

Ordered one yesterday and should have it middle of next week. I'll post feedback probably next weekend.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By LARK
Almost hate to respond because talking batteries...

Almost hate to respond because talking batteries and chargers is almost like talking oil. Oh well here goes anyways. I've used the Battery Tender Jr. on AGM batteries in both my Harley's and BMW's....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-19-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By LARK
I've got voice direction piped into my helmets on...

I've got voice direction piped into my helmets on both my Harley and my GSA. It is nice to have. When I first installed the Zumo 550 on my GSA I rode it for about a month before I got the XM,...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,428
Posted By LARK
I have a pair of Sidi Canyon's and like them very...

I have a pair of Sidi Canyon's and like them very much. Super comfortable and no break-in required. There's more hard core enduro type boots out there for sure but that would have been overkill for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,211
Posted By LARK
Tuckers explanation is spot on. The problem many...

Tuckers explanation is spot on. The problem many have is the fear the bike will tip over so they won't put their full weight on the stand. They'll also instinctively pull the bike toward their body...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,100
Posted By LARK
+1 on these too. I've got about 35,000 riding...

+1 on these too. I've got about 35,000 riding miles on mine and no signs of any appreciable wear. I will say the sun will turn the black leather to gray on the back side of the gloves. If I ever wear...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,404
Posted By LARK
Other than T-Shirts I don't buy BMW or Harley...

Other than T-Shirts I don't buy BMW or Harley gear. I've got Rev-it!, BMG, Aerostich, Held, Sidi, Shark, Shoei to name most. They all work and look great on both bikes. This way I don't have to worry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,977
Posted By LARK
Wobbleside, First off, take all my...

Wobbleside,

First off, take all my questions or comments as genuine. Not a smart ass intention in the lot. It seems bike weight and horsepower are directly related to your comfort level. That's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,598
Posted By LARK
You got that right. It feels like a damn toy...

You got that right. It feels like a damn toy compared to my Ultra.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,324
Posted By LARK
I must admit that waving these days can get to be...

I must admit that waving these days can get to be a bit of a pain in the ass. Especially on a nice day. Oh well it beats getting flipped off by everybody so I always wave no matter what the other...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By LARK
I guess I'm lucky because I've never felt the...

I guess I'm lucky because I've never felt the need for a "boost" when traveling on my bike. I'm usually on the road around sun up and done before sun goes down sipping a margarita. My days are about...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,813
Posted By LARK
+1 me too

+1 me too
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