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Forum: Airheads Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 942
Posted By usgser
Not good at all. thats shell/insert bearing...

Not good at all. thats shell/insert bearing material. You've worn though the hard outer wear coating of the bearings exposing the inner material. You're going to need the crank journals ground and...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By usgser
Yeah the 650's can have a weak crank. Best way to...

Yeah the 650's can have a weak crank. Best way to avoid that issue is DO NOT lug the motor. On the alt, yeah some were very unreliable but doesn't mean your will be. The Denso upgrade is a great...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By usgser
Ins Co's use eng size as one of their rate...

Ins Co's use eng size as one of their rate calculations as they do traffic/population density/age etc etc. The cc break point is usually 749cc's. Anything below that is pretty much the same. If you...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,840
Posted By usgser
Sheesh man what are you 12? Move on. Life's too...

Sheesh man what are you 12? Move on. Life's too short to try to get back at an EX.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By usgser
I'm a believer in running both. Back in the 60's...

I'm a believer in running both. Back in the 60's I used to run amateur road rallies. Ran a pencil beam on the drivers side to light up down the road. Key is spending the time to adjust it properly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By usgser
y/ou might try running some Seaform in your fuel...

y/ou might try running some Seaform in your fuel or your fav flavor of fuel system cleaner. If won't fix a buggered system but helps keep it clean. I generally run Seaform in the fuel on everything...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By usgser
I've got a zippered mesh duffle bag that I used...

I've got a zippered mesh duffle bag that I used as a dirty laundry bag when I lived on a boat. Empty it balls up about the size of a softball so stows easy when not in use. I use that to loosely...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By usgser
Heat gun or wifes hair drier.

Heat gun or wifes hair drier.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By usgser
Rather than trying to externally goop connections...

Rather than trying to externally goop connections to keep weather out. Assemble your "clean" connections with dielectric grease. Pretty much mandatory preventive maint for water ingress here in rain...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,209
Posted By usgser
Never used one but my neighbors son hooked one up...

Never used one but my neighbors son hooked one up in his Subaru. Never made a difference good or bad in performance or fuel consumption. Think he ran it through the summer before he removed it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By usgser
Don't know that dealer but if it's the old UralNW...

Don't know that dealer but if it's the old UralNW dealer they know Urals anyway. Since you're in Canada do some homework on the BMW dealer in Kamloops. There used to be a dealer on Vancouver Is, S&N...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By usgser
Perfect job for your small sharp pocket knife....

Perfect job for your small sharp pocket knife. I'm with troidus on using your thumb to roll the wire along the blade to control depth of cut. If you've got a sharp quality set of side cutter pliers ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By usgser
Nothing in the economically functioning countries...

Nothing in the economically functioning countries of Europe is cheap. You'll have to check with Euro vendors for prices but my first thought is no it won't be cheaper in Germany.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By usgser
Define "jumped the battery" Jumped from another...

Define "jumped the battery" Jumped from another bike or from a car? You can jump a MC from a car battery but not if the car is running. Your batt and electrics can't handle the cars alt output.
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By usgser
If you were planning SEP 015, rather than 014 I'd...

If you were planning SEP 015, rather than 014 I'd love to come along. I grew up there till I was 21 when I got drafted in 69. Spent a few months back again in 71 and again in74/75? Yeah it's...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By usgser
I don't know of any easy way to clean the female...

I don't know of any easy way to clean the female part of the connector either. When they get troublesome I just replace the entire connector. Once you get them clean or use new connectors put some...
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,607
Posted By usgser
I'm guessing you don't want the correct tub for...

I'm guessing you don't want the correct tub for the frame?
If price is a major concern a cheap route is an Alum tool box made for pickup truck in bed use. Great for hauling cargo and you can bolt a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By usgser
x3

x3
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By usgser
x2. Heat gun or wifes hair dryer.

x2. Heat gun or wifes hair dryer.
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By usgser
If you've got a quality box and mount set up I...

If you've got a quality box and mount set up I personally wouldn't worry about it. I don't like top boxes but granted they are handy. Just use common sense and keep you tools an heavy stuff low in...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,177
Posted By usgser
I'm no doc but the above list looks pretty good....

I'm no doc but the above list looks pretty good. I'd add to the list 1. your blood type. 2. your home doctors contact info so they can get a complete official copy of your medical history.
Once...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By usgser
If you're not used to working on bikes/vehicles...

If you're not used to working on bikes/vehicles and don't know what to look for make an appointment with a local shop to have a pre-purchase inspection done. It'll cost some money but better to spend...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,163
Posted By usgser
x2 ^^THIS^^

x2
^^THIS^^
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By usgser
Define "high altitude". What carbs you running?...

Define "high altitude". What carbs you running? If CV's you're golden till at least till 6000 ft with stock settings. Prolly won't notice any power loss till above 7000 ft. Above 8000 you "will"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,828
Posted By usgser
As mentioned, mind set is a big factor. Hoteling...

As mentioned, mind set is a big factor. Hoteling it when needed is a plus as is good gear. I also don't do rigid trip plans/schedules. I hate breaking camp in the rain and stowing wet gear. I ended...
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,291
Posted By usgser
Took me decades to learn but as I got older the...

Took me decades to learn but as I got older the lesson became clearer. If you can't pick it up, the bike is too big for you. Sucks but such is life.
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,954
Posted By usgser
I'm with the keep the XL crowd. Sportsters are...

I'm with the keep the XL crowd. Sportsters are great standard motorcycles and more than capable of dragging a chair. I've had maybe 6 or8 Xl's in my life time but were always kept as solos but...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By usgser
Congrats a 75/5 is a fine all around use standard...

Congrats a 75/5 is a fine all around use standard motorcycle. No it's not a rocket bike but plenty adequate and fun for the needs of us mere mortals. Get her up to good reliable mech condition and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,665
Posted By usgser
What'cha upset at, the speed limit or getting...

What'cha upset at, the speed limit or getting caught? Suck it up and pay the damn ticket.
PS if you think ID speed limits are not your thing. NEVER EVER drive through or even near Jordan Valley, ID.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,192
Posted By usgser
Is there even such a thing as "4 season" gear? ...

Is there even such a thing as "4 season" gear? Been my experience regardless if leather or synthetic gear if its warm dry enough in bad/cold weather, even with a zillion zipper vents it's too damn...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By usgser
Make sure the bottom bead is in the valley of the...

Make sure the bottom bead is in the valley of the rim. I'm big on 3 tire irons even if I have to hold one in place with my elbow or forearm. The 3rd iron lets you take small bites without risking...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By usgser
Never dealt with it on a bike but on old...

Never dealt with it on a bike but on old cars/trucks I've cut the box/frame whatever open enough to weld in a new nut or at least open enough to get a wrench in there to install a conventional nut,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,601
Posted By usgser
Dive in the waters fine. I've had 3 Meridan era...

Dive in the waters fine. I've had 3 Meridan era Triumph twins since I started riding in the 60's, Couple 650's and one 500. Loved every one of them. You'll likely have to sort out some issues, mostly...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By usgser
Never had any "compact" binocs but still have a...

Never had any "compact" binocs but still have a couple standard size Tasco's what they called armored(rubberized) 7x35's. Not not Leica quality optics but pretty damn good for the price. I've used...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,011
Posted By usgser
Instead of searching for collapsable try...

Instead of searching for collapsable try searching for expandable.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,869
Posted By usgser
The manufactures don't look at cop bike sales...

The manufactures don't look at cop bike sales from the short term profit view but more to the long term product exposure benefits. Cheap advertising.
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By usgser
Call the State Patrol they'll know. but I'd bet...

Call the State Patrol they'll know. but I'd bet 20 is still closed.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By usgser
Take lotsa pics of "everything. Especially...

Take lotsa pics of "everything. Especially wiring, cable, linkage routing so you'll know rod A goes to lever B but under/over part C. When you remove a component put the bolts in its own ziplock bag...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By usgser
Yeah the chair will keep you from flopping over...

Yeah the chair will keep you from flopping over but slick is slick so other than not tipping over don't expect more control. There is a learning curve driving a hack so learn well before you take...
Forum: EMEA 07-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By usgser
No idea about Italian ferries but here in the...

No idea about Italian ferries but here in the states I carry a couple straps or a couple sections of rope. Lotas times even if the ferry provides rope it's generally really old cheap dirty/oily crap...
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