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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,269
Views: 523,358
Posted By AviatorTroy
That bike is trashed! And for gods sake, if you...

That bike is trashed! And for gods sake, if you can't keep it upright and between the lines under ANY conditions, why do you think it's time to sell your "beginner bike" and move up???
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 14,002
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yep, slow down and then punch it to throw your...

Yep, slow down and then punch it to throw your timing off. I killed a dog once tho, it ran out in front of me going about 50 and its head bounced off my foot peg. Felt really and about that, but not...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,449
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hi guys, does the N44 have significantly more...

Hi guys, does the N44 have significantly more chin room than the N43? I have the older style and that's the only thing I dislike about it, I actually had to stick a piece of moleskin on the inside of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,994
Posted By AviatorTroy
On the other side of the coin I have always had a...

On the other side of the coin I have always had a pickup truck and cannot tell you how many times I have walked out of grocery stores, bars, etc and found that someone had used the bed of my truck as...
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,954
Posted By AviatorTroy
That one hits home, I live in Stuart and although...

That one hits home, I live in Stuart and although I don't commute every day, I do ride the bike to work from Stuart to west palm beach airport about once a week. The riding is absolutely awful here,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By AviatorTroy
An odd request for data... 2008 1200GS

I make a choker out of the end loop of my tie downs and go right around the forks above the triple tree. That way you are compressing the suspension but nothing hard is touching anything on the bike....
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,031
Posted By AviatorTroy
I am a super newbie and have only ridden one...

I am a super newbie and have only ridden one outfit (my father's) Wing with California Sidecar Friendship but it has a brake on the chair linked to the front brake and it stops great, nice and...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,640
Posted By AviatorTroy
As has been said before, life is all about risk...

As has been said before, life is all about risk management. Some don't work in the shop without rubber gloves for fear of a stray carcinogen touching their supple skin. Some won't go outside...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,794
Views: 777,891
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is one that belongs in the "craigslist ads...

Here is one that belongs in the "craigslist ads indicating lunacy" thread...

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/mcy/4826848487.html

Let's see, BMW stickers don't add 4000 dollars to the value...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By AviatorTroy
Well, you arrogant fucker, what I see in the...

Well, you arrogant fucker, what I see in the picture are some liscense plates from Eastern bloc countries, none of them being Russia.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 192,758
Posted By AviatorTroy
Jesus, those are beautiful. Like a DiVinci!

Jesus, those are beautiful. Like a DiVinci!
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,986
Posted By AviatorTroy
Would that be the Automotive Enamel line of...

Would that be the Automotive Enamel line of rattle can paints? Just trying to decide what would be the most durable for frames, trailer parts, etc. I used to use and like the Tractor Supply implement...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,698
Posted By AviatorTroy
That is almost exactly what I used to do, but I...

That is almost exactly what I used to do, but I sized the box for 5 tube sand bags which next to each other was the perfect width for the bed. I also used treated 2x4s. Worked really well, when I ran...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,192
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have the same problem, but have recently...

I have the same problem, but have recently discovered Optimum No Rinse. Seriously you can wash a car with 1 gallon of water in a bucket. Great stuff and I use it on the bikes too, except when there...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,986
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing...

Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing and I just got this owners manual for the chair. Hope it's OK to post this link....

http://floridasidecarproducts.com/california_sidecar_parts
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,237
Posted By AviatorTroy
I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I...

I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I every where I go at work they have one of those bulk ear plug dispensers. I pretty much like any foam ones, the orange ones that look like a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,474
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes! ;)

Yes! ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,474
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO...

Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO forum about those cards.

http://forums.officer.com/t164351/

It pretty much affirms the opinion I have always had of them. Pretty much could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,474
Posted By AviatorTroy
Very good tips. And if you look at the true cost...

Very good tips. And if you look at the true cost if you do wind up with a ticket as you have layed out so succinctly, the flat rate $350 my attorney charges me to make it go away is truly a deal!
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,139
Posted By AviatorTroy
I love mine, but I also do use a rubber band...

I love mine, but I also do use a rubber band across the front.


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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By AviatorTroy
Anakee 2 was my favorite, but you can't get them...

Anakee 2 was my favorite, but you can't get them anymore, at least in the US. I had no problems with the Battlewings either, just a good, predictable, affordable tire. Never been a dunlop fan, but...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,483
Sticky: Tet
Views: 152,000
Posted By AviatorTroy
Every fall I ride from Ohio to FL ride back in...

Every fall I ride from Ohio to FL ride back in the spring. My intent is to utilize some of the TET-S route into my biannual commute. Every year I try to come up with a different route but I'm...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-04-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,483
Sticky: Tet
Views: 152,000
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have been waiting almost 2 months for the TET S...

I have been waiting almost 2 months for the TET S file, sure would like to have it but I understand how the guy does this as a favor to the community so if I get it great, if not that's fine too.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,383
Posted By AviatorTroy
That sucks that you are having that experience,...

That sucks that you are having that experience, the bike gave over 100k happy miles for the PO, and you got 200 miles into it so far. Hope you get this resolved, it's a beautiful bike and you deserve...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By AviatorTroy
My 09 has had an Akropovic since before it left...

My 09 has had an Akropovic since before it left the dealer new. It's pretty quiet with just a solid throaty growl. Sounds good without being at all obnoxious. Real reason I love it is that it's about...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By AviatorTroy
Tire balancing beads

Heeeere we go again!

Yes they work. Some people swear they don't. I think those people didn't put enough in. You have to err on the side of too much, any excess beads will just seek their own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,566
Posted By AviatorTroy
I don't remember him talking about any particular...

I don't remember him talking about any particular issues with it but I think he rode it locally around Cincinnati for the most part. I think it was a couple years later, '22 if I recall.


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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 11-18-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,483
Sticky: Tet
Views: 152,000
Posted By AviatorTroy
I never got them either, guess I'll have to wait...

I never got them either, guess I'll have to wait until next year. :(


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,566
Posted By AviatorTroy
Actually I also found it available on Kindle for...

Actually I also found it available on Kindle for a whole 2.99$. I went ahead and did that so I could read it off line.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,189
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes all my vintage Hondas tell me when they need...

Yes all my vintage Hondas tell me when they need an oil change, my 550 especially gets a gear box of false neutrals and the real neutral disappears! ;) Actually, I run Rotella in everything except my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 98,591
Posted By AviatorTroy
I hate tires that have that damn "wear strip"...

I hate tires that have that damn "wear strip" down the middle. Very disappointed to see that here. Bad traction in loose stuff, and you can't tell how much rubber you have left.
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 38,396
Posted By AviatorTroy
Wife and I rode our GS out to one of the last...

Wife and I rode our GS out to one of the last Shuttle launches a couple years ago and out of the 400,000 or so people there, that couple on that Airhead pulled up and asked us if they could hang out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,467
Posted By AviatorTroy
Well after reading the idea behind your poll, I...

Well after reading the idea behind your poll, I went with Honda. I do not own any modern Hondas and feel that others more suit my needs, but I do own 3 vintage Hondas and feel that as a whole, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,025
Posted By AviatorTroy
Light to normal traffic, car is faster because it...

Light to normal traffic, car is faster because it takes me forever to throw my stuff in the panniers, put in all my gear, and all that crap whreas I can just jump in the car and go. Heavy traffic,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,566
Posted By AviatorTroy
1919 Crossing of America on a Henderson

Thanks so much guys for bringing this to attention. I just started reading tonight, this is very special read for me because right around the same time (1922 I think) my grandfather was 18 and drove...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By AviatorTroy
Mine sure does. Don't know why. Viscosity of the...

Mine sure does. Don't know why. Viscosity of the transmission lube maybe?
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,243
Posted By AviatorTroy
Excellent way to spend $20k to cut your resale...

Excellent way to spend $20k to cut your resale value in half. Yuck!
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hey it might be very helpful for reference...

Hey it might be very helpful for reference purposes if you post here or in G Spot the web site where you were able to order the lens. I myself might need one in the future, my lense has a chip in it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,776
Posted By AviatorTroy
I do that exact thing in my shop and am...

I do that exact thing in my shop and am comfortable with it.

On another note I was stuck behind a bad wreck in stop and go traffic for about 45 minutes the other day in 90 degree weather and the...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By AviatorTroy
Fantastic find! I know this is a big money item....

Fantastic find! I know this is a big money item.

PS, don't use GS and issues in the same sentence, it will start a fecal storm around here ;)


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