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Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By ABHooligan
There's a dead mouse in the overflow on my old...

There's a dead mouse in the overflow on my old Ford truck. That's all I have.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By ABHooligan
I bought a silver Nelson-Rigg cover a few years...

I bought a silver Nelson-Rigg cover a few years ago for my Tiger1050. Cost was about 40 bucks. It doesn't go all the way to the ground, but it covers the top half, and is waterproof. I don't use it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,565,016
Posted By ABHooligan
Hey.... this guy is riding an Aprilia Pegaso. I...

Hey.... this guy is riding an Aprilia Pegaso. I had one of those once....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 11,993
Posted By ABHooligan
Ya buncha weenies. One small snag and everybody...

Ya buncha weenies. One small snag and everybody starts crying and goes home. This should be viewed as merely another trail obstacle to be overcome, not a party killer.

So what if it's more than...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By ABHooligan
Put the insulation and baffling up there, then...

Put the insulation and baffling up there, then lauan or 1/4" BC plywood. Paint it white to reflect light and brighten the place up a bit. No mudding/sanding required.
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By ABHooligan
The Ninja 300 has conventional forks, not...

The Ninja 300 has conventional forks, not inverted forks. Look it up.
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By ABHooligan
Have some Diamond Gusset pants. It was worth the...

Have some Diamond Gusset pants. It was worth the price to have an American-made garment....

Even Filson and Woolrich use the word 'imported' in their catalogs now.
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By ABHooligan
I bought some small LED's from MondoMotos in the...

I bought some small LED's from MondoMotos in the vendor forum. Great price, great lights. They are small and thus inconspicuous, the matte black finish matches my bike's frame (Yamaha FZ6).
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
I wouldn't categorize Twisty as a slow rider; I...

I wouldn't categorize Twisty as a slow rider; I only see him at rest stops.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,862
Posted By ABHooligan
I think lubing the keyhole isn't the answer; it's...

I think lubing the keyhole isn't the answer; it's often the locking mechanism that gets bound up, and fuel slosh usually washes away whatever I've lubed it with.

I've had keyless caps on two...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Hey folks, We're gonna pound some pavement up...

Hey folks,
We're gonna pound some pavement up to Tellico Plains on Sunday. Meet at the Starbucks on Hwy153, kickstands up at 10AM. Should be a beautiful day for riding.

I ride pretty slow, so...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 142,375
Posted By ABHooligan
I bought a pair of the Toad's lights, but wasn't...

I bought a pair of the Toad's lights, but wasn't sure what to expect from the low cost. I wanted to fill in some areas down the road where my 7" headlight on my naked was kinda shadowy, so I gave...
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By ABHooligan
It's possible that Rocky Mountain charges the...

It's possible that Rocky Mountain charges the restock fee to cover shipping. Doesn't Amazon do free shipping on orders over 35.00? If the seller is required to give you free shipping, then accept...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Sure you were-I bet you're still at home sucking...

Sure you were-I bet you're still at home sucking down lattes.
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By ABHooligan
My old Mercedes had a similar function using an...

My old Mercedes had a similar function using an LED bulb plugged into a socket under the hood- do some tricks, count the blinks, there's your trouble code. However, neither of my OBDII cars have the...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By ABHooligan
Looking for an OBDII Scanner

Hey folks,
Long story short, I get frustrated with mechanics. Take my car in for a service, it sits there for a week or more while other cars come and go. I can't seem to get mine into the rotation...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By ABHooligan
I had an 07, and I have no complaints for what it...

I had an 07, and I have no complaints for what it was. It used no oil, sounded sexy through the TOR pipe, comfortable all day, good fuel economy, and torque like a freight train. Seems like people...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
:ear

:ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-26-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Ride your motorcycle up there! It's not far from...

Ride your motorcycle up there! It's not far from Calhoun to the rendezvous point.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-26-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Saturday is gonna be a beautiful day,...

Saturday is gonna be a beautiful day, weather-wise. I was planning to ride anyway, so I'll probably see you there. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 378,003
Posted By ABHooligan
In my experience, all LED's aren't created equal....

In my experience, all LED's aren't created equal. I bought a pair of modulating LED strips for aux. brake lights on my commuter bike, and while they were LED's in principle, they were disappointingly...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,432
Posted By ABHooligan
I don't usually buy cheap tools, but in the past...

I don't usually buy cheap tools, but in the past I had need for a die grinder, and later a right-angle die grinder (I was away from home) and bought them at harbor freight. Both are still going,...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By ABHooligan
Your local hardware store sells galvanized cable,...

Your local hardware store sells galvanized cable, as well as ferrules and stops that you can crimp onto the cable. Easy to do yourself.

Or try an place that sells rigging equipment, like...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,249
Posted By ABHooligan
Read again. I recommended wrapping a heavy...

Read again. I recommended wrapping a heavy blanket around the strap to damp the energy of the cable if it broke. I also had in mind to apply steady pressure, and allow the jarring of the hammer to...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,249
Posted By ABHooligan
What is it with you people and the chains? Those...

What is it with you people and the chains? Those things will kill you in a heartbeat. Doesn't anybody own a heavy tow strap?

And driving around the neighborhood pulling a trailer is begging for a...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By ABHooligan
I've tried several, but the Giant Loop Fandango...

I've tried several, but the Giant Loop Fandango bag is my vote for the Tiger800. The base fits the curve of the tank, and it unzips partially from the base so you can lay it over for fueling, without...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20,078
Views: 3,402,094
Posted By ABHooligan
I hate the f'in wrenches!!!!

I hate the f'in wrenches!!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Monte and Twisty having a lot of forward...

Monte and Twisty having a lot of forward momentum? Not those guys. Respecters of traffic laws at all times. It was probably somebody else.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,044
Posted By ABHooligan
It's because bikes parked on the sidewalk are...

It's because bikes parked on the sidewalk are invisible to thieves. They respect the sidewalk as 'off-limits' to their work.

But seriously, I would guess it's an entitlement thing, rather than...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By ABHooligan
I had a Bone for a while, but it was mostly used...

I had a Bone for a while, but it was mostly used on concrete. It would roll over cords and other detritus though. Over time it started to crack around the wheel mounts, and I got one of these:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Tellico

We'll be somewhere on North River Road, probably not in the North River Campground, as I'm too cheap to pay for camping. Look for a white Tacoma with a roof-top tent. We may not have motorcycles this...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,690
Posted By ABHooligan
This is what I would do. Cheap, effective. If the...

This is what I would do. Cheap, effective. If the shed settles over time, jack up the low spot and shim it. I think y'all are overengineering the project-it's a plastic shed, not a house.
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By ABHooligan
Of course you can lower the odometer. If you...

Of course you can lower the odometer. If you watch Ferris Beuller's Day Off, they show you how. Which is why the movie is banned in 49 states.
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By ABHooligan
I work at a small retail shop, and can't say how...

I work at a small retail shop, and can't say how many times people have showed up while I was closing the gate in the evening.

"Can I just get...?"
"I hate to drive across town..."

Their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,565,016
Posted By ABHooligan
Access roads and muddy fields maybe... but actual...

Access roads and muddy fields maybe... but actual trail riding in that pig, I doubt it. Those running boards would be the first thing you'd lose.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 44,173
Posted By ABHooligan
Part of Aetna Mtn is still open for riding....

Part of Aetna Mtn is still open for riding. Edwards Point. Franklin State Forest has a few trails. Houston Valley. Beasley Knob ORV in Blairsville. Coppinger Cove in Sequatchie. Estill Fork and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,699
Posted By ABHooligan
Some things I Wonder about when coming To a...

Some things I
Wonder about when coming
To a flooded road include
Is a thin layer of mud over asphalt gonna
Make the road surface veerrrrryyyy slippery
Knee-deep isn't too bad unless I
Wander...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By ABHooligan
When I bought mine, no hop. Changed to a K60...

When I bought mine, no hop. Changed to a K60 front at 5k miles and got the hop. I've checked everything, changed fork oil, added dynabeads, spin-balanced, still have the hop. Hope to change tires...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By ABHooligan
On bikes, I usually have a hard time with...

On bikes, I usually have a hard time with grounds. I always run the grounds back to the battery on m/c's.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By ABHooligan
I use an old old Coleman aluminum funnel with a...

I use an old old Coleman aluminum funnel with a fabric filter in the bottom. It too, automatically prevents fuel from spilling out everywhere, and here's how it works.

Add some fuel to the funnel...
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