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Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,851
Posted By bwringer
Agreed. It's true that HF sells a ton of...

Agreed.

It's true that HF sells a ton of crappy, useless impacts. Most of their pneumatic stuff is crap, in fact. (Some of the compressors are pretty decent.)

However, their red "Earthquake"...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By bwringer
The Moose guards work fine to extend existing...

The Moose guards work fine to extend existing handguards. I had a set on my KLR for a while (they were strapped to a set of very strong Tusk D-Flex handguards; don't strap anything to the useless...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By bwringer
I put a thin band of heat shrink on mine. ...

I put a thin band of heat shrink on mine.

Electrical tape works as well -- you just want to make the plug a little fatter so it's a friction fit. When I tried this, I had to cut a strip from the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By bwringer
I had a similar issue with my 320mm Warp9 rotor...

I had a similar issue with my 320mm Warp9 rotor on my KLR650.

There were two factors in play:

1) The Warp9 rotor was not countersunk around the rotor mounting bolts. So the rotor bolts stick...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By bwringer
I have a Nealey kit I've carried all over...

I have a Nealey kit I've carried all over creation for at least four years and the remaining plugs are still sticky and in fine shape. The plastic tube finally cracked and started to fall apart.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By bwringer
Hard to tell from the CrackList PotatoCam™...

Hard to tell from the CrackList PotatoCam™ photos, but it looks like it's been down hard enough to damage the bars, pegs, instruments, etc. so check for twisted forks, etc.

And what the heck is...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By bwringer
RAM also makes several "T" and "Y" adaptors. ...

RAM also makes several "T" and "Y" adaptors.

Look under "Components".

http://www.rammount.com/EmptyPages/COMPONENTS/BCOMPONENTS/tabid/1556/Default.aspx

Personally, I think a second mount...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,851
Posted By bwringer
Agreed -- this thing is simply a poor execution...

Agreed -- this thing is simply a poor execution of an absolutely brilliant idea.

Mine works OK, but it's not nearly as nice as their ratchets made in Taiwan.

As with many of HF's tools, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By bwringer
Step 0.5: Obtain some talc powder. Do NOT use...

Step 0.5: Obtain some talc powder. Do NOT use cornstarch or mixtures, or anything marked "talc free" (talc is not great for long-term use on one's nethers, but it's great for tubes and tires)....
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By bwringer
Another solution is to pry your gnarled fingers...

Another solution is to pry your gnarled fingers from the computer mouse, back away from the screen, excavate your owner's manual from wherever your Mom put it, and peruse the information within.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By bwringer
They all use tape and glue to assemble the EPS...

They all use tape and glue to assemble the EPS liners.

What in the world were you expecting -- nuts and bolts? :huh
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By bwringer
Mitas. ...

Mitas.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778949&page=9
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By bwringer
Pissed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

"Not compatible with your device."

Bitches, I've got an S4 Active running Kitkat. WTF? :huh

Methinks there be bugs afoot...



Great idea if they ever get it working. The web site doesn't...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,769
Posted By bwringer
Go Dumpster Diving

Cut rounded squares from milk jugs or shampoo bottles to use as rim protectors.

I buy green tea in these gallon jugs that are a bit thicker than milk jugs, and they make great rim protectors.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By bwringer
Yep, normal. You really need to get signed...

Yep, normal.

You really need to get signed up over at The GS Resources forum if you haven't already done so:
http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/activity.php
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By bwringer
Stop-n-Go = shit. Not "the shit". Just shit.

Complete failure was exactly my experience as well. The last time I used the stupid thing, I had six pinched-off plug heads bouncing around inside my tire by the time I made it the 60 miles home.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,067
Posted By bwringer
I've used them a few times. No issues, they work...

I've used them a few times. No issues, they work the first time, every time, and they're fast. I make sure to buy an extra remover tool and leave it clipped to the pipe nearby just in case. A little...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By bwringer
EK isn't mentioned on that web site. If...

EK isn't mentioned on that web site.

If it's made by EK, it'll be high quality.

Sure is purty.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By bwringer
Generally, they're short-lived junk. But one...

Generally, they're short-lived junk.

But one thing I can say about Leak-Proof seals is that they will work (for a time) on forks that aren't in perfect condition. Knock the sharp edges off the...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By bwringer
Stop-n-Stay plugs don't work and don't last. ...

Stop-n-Stay plugs don't work and don't last.

Sticky string style plugs work and last.

If you really want the über-best in sticky strings, order up a Nealey Mini Tire Repair Kit...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By bwringer
There's absolutely no need to rebuild or...

There's absolutely no need to rebuild or duplicate that harness.

Clean the connections (Deoxit rocks), bypass or replace any overheated or badly corroded connectors, use dielectric grease inside...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By bwringer
Hi Viz always fades after a time and looks...

Hi Viz always fades after a time and looks crappy. It's the nature of the beast -- since it reacts with UV, there's no way to make a hi-viz dye or paint that doesn't fade with exposure to sunlight.
...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,463
Posted By bwringer
I hear ya. After my Big Bambi Bash, any critter...

I hear ya. After my Big Bambi Bash, any critter near or on the road -- rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk, dog, cat, mouse, large bug -- gives me an extra dose of the willies. It took a while to learn not to...
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,463
Posted By bwringer
FUCK deer

Hit a 7 point buck last November on my KLR. I was going about 45-50mph on a nice sunny warm fall morning when Bambi's shithead cousin decided to leap out directly in front of me. No chance at all to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,160
Posted By bwringer
Yep! Bambi forced a front end remodel... ...

Yep!

Bambi forced a front end remodel...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mjy0wA6y_Ao/U7t1sXRbLpI/AAAAAAAAE-w/a_vdxxFJdqI/w506-h900/20140505_145729.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By bwringer
PM sent to Guano with more details. :evil ...

PM sent to Guano with more details. :evil

Basically, the manual contains several special warnings on the 4WD trans -- it has to be removed as a unit with the engine from below while on a lift....
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By bwringer
Yep, the axles are easy enough to replace when...

Yep, the axles are easy enough to replace when and if needed.

The CV boots split open and made a mess earlier this year on our 335,000 mile '97 RAV4, but so far no noises or anything -- I'll...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By bwringer
Oh I've got small balls I've got small balls ...

Oh I've got small balls
I've got small balls
And they're such wee balls
Dirty little balls
And he's got small balls
And she's got small balls
But we've got the smallest balls of them all!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,160
Posted By bwringer
Found that bridge: https://goo.gl/maps/NvdYL ...

Found that bridge:
https://goo.gl/maps/NvdYL



Holler when you want to go for a wander! :D

Lots of interesting sights out there.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,461
Posted By bwringer
Just what I was thinking. Not my cup of tea...

Just what I was thinking. Not my cup of tea either, but if dealer network and parts availability was the only question, then HD is the undisputed answer. You can have an "adventure" on any sort of...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By bwringer
Agreed. We have a FWD only RAV4 (335,000 miles...

Agreed. We have a FWD only RAV4 (335,000 miles woohoo!), and there's absolutely nothing special about the drivetrain. A bit more room to work than most FWD cars, actually.

The shop quoted you the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By bwringer
For rain pants made with a nylon-ish material,...

For rain pants made with a nylon-ish material, any outdoor shoppe should carry a patch kit for tents with self-adhesive nylon patches.

Unfortunately, they're usually gray or red, which may not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,890
Posted By bwringer
Around here, the worst weaving texters are the...

Around here, the worst weaving texters are the ones driving cop cars and wearing uniforms... :baldy



Anyhoo, the response to an idjit like this is situation dependent.

In the city, no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,785
Posted By bwringer
When you thwack a 7 point buck that appeared in...

When you thwack a 7 point buck that appeared in front of your bike at a dead run while you're doing 50mph, there's no time to tense up, relax, "go turtle", go limp, drink heavily, stick out an arm,...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,176
Posted By bwringer
It would be awesome if the pipe companies would...

It would be awesome if the pipe companies would start to make some quieter pipes that are lighter than the stock boat anchors.

As noted above, open exhausts seldom do a damn thing for performance...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,692
Posted By bwringer
Use a fine stone, not sandpaper. Knock down the...

Use a fine stone, not sandpaper. Knock down the sharp edges of the nick and you might be OK.
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By bwringer
So you want it cheap, fast, AND good? As...

So you want it cheap, fast, AND good?

As the old saying goes, you can pick any two... :evil


If you want it cheap and good, haunt the clearance section over at http://newenough.com (I refuse...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,394
Posted By bwringer
I'd have to echo the above that Gaerne boots...

I'd have to echo the above that Gaerne boots might be your happy place as far as the fit you need.

Figuring out whether boots are made from leather can be strange -- Gaerne's web site, for...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,994
Posted By bwringer
Another issue with "captive" spoke nipples you...

Another issue with "captive" spoke nipples you describe would be corrosion in the pockets. Any time you have a space that could trap moisture, it will also trap dirt and corrode.

As was mentioned...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By bwringer
No question about it: the Motion Pro Bead Pro: ...

No question about it: the Motion Pro Bead Pro:
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0519/

The two pieces are also tire levers.


Of course, you can also accomplish exactly the same...
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