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Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
Necessary, no. Easier to do - yes. And sorry if...

Necessary, no. Easier to do - yes.
And sorry if I mis-led you. I wasn't trying to say the Genmars were unsafe, just that there was a limit on how far you can raise the stock bars above them. Put the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 03:51 PM
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Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
Yeah, I'd say you nailed it. Which may have been...

Yeah, I'd say you nailed it. Which may have been the desired effect the previous owner wanted. I don't have direct experience with GenMars (Helibars went onto to mine in the first year) but I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 12:13 PM
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Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
I do basically the same thing to lift the front,...

I do basically the same thing to lift the front, but when I break out the straps :whip
I take the tank off and tie off to the frame rails. Allows full front end disassembly.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
I'm not too proud to admit that at first, I...

I'm not too proud to admit that at first, I couldn't figure out what the heck you were talking about. Then the light bulb flashed!

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By MapMaster
Sandpaper is too much work, just drop the tire...

Sandpaper is too much work, just drop the tire pressure and ride it around the block. :D
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By MapMaster
Yeah, but if you want to keep the nitpickers at...

Yeah, but if you want to keep the nitpickers at bay on this issue (a hopeless cause I know), just say "it wore out" :lol3

Actually, I've never had a chain 'stretch' beyond service limits. Link...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,823
Posted By MapMaster
"Am I getting any better at these selfies? ...

"Am I getting any better at these selfies?

http://treynolds.smugmug.com/Labrador/Labrador-Day-13/i-vvdL8kf/0/L/P1080303-L.jpg
"

No, but don't let that stop you. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,823
Posted By MapMaster
I've never seen a tire fail like that before. A...

I've never seen a tire fail like that before. A question, how often were you checking your tire pressure, or do you have a TPMS on the bike and was it working?

I was on an Alaska trip and a...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21,191
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Posted By MapMaster
Southern English, is that saying, "Y'all dear...

Southern English, is that saying, "Y'all dear chaps."?

(I'm bilingual, I speak American and British English :D)
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
You forgot 'fixings' Thought I was reading a...

You forgot 'fixings'
Thought I was reading a fried chicken dinner recipe when first saw that in the manual. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,823
Posted By MapMaster
The Report is Live, the trip was pre-recorded...

The Report is Live, the trip was pre-recorded :lol3
That's what I've settled on for my reports as well. I did a long trip and created the report as I went and it required too much time away from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,823
Posted By MapMaster
Well I'm heading up there myself in August. If...

Well I'm heading up there myself in August. If R-Rick or Mtl_biker come up dry, I'll try to find you one.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,823
Posted By MapMaster
Screw applying it, I wouldn't even buy it until I...

Screw applying it, I wouldn't even buy it until I was at my final exit point, and even then I'd cross my fingers. (Superstitious - Me? Naaaaaah :lol3)
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
And that new ground sucks. Get a centerstand. I...

And that new ground sucks. Get a centerstand. I ordered the shop manual and the factory stand the same time I agreed to buy the bike. I had one bike w/o one and vowed "never again".
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By MapMaster
What you've got looks pretty good. Since it's...

What you've got looks pretty good.
Since it's all new, no point in trying to highlight a bunch of alternatives. Like I said earlier, there's a lot of territory to explore - enough for multiple...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 2,380,162
Posted By MapMaster
I want the 3 minutes and 32 seconds that I just...

I want the 3 minutes and 32 seconds that I just wasted back. :lol3
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By MapMaster
You're most welcome. And welcome to the asylum. ...

You're most welcome. And welcome to the asylum.

I know what you mean as far a types of trips go and for purely twisty road riding it's hard to beat WV and the Appalachians. But variety being the...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By MapMaster
Can't hardly go wrong with any of your choices,...

Can't hardly go wrong with any of your choices, and I could offer suggestions for all but the Nags Head area. But since it was an edit, something of north central PA must of twitched the radar and I...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By MapMaster
Red Point Provincial Park on the east coast was...

Red Point Provincial Park on the east coast was very nice.
Lots of private campgrounds near the water around the island as well.
I have fond memories of the Moonlight campground near Cap Egmont...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 2,380,162
Posted By MapMaster
Spent a couple of weeks in the Czech Republic on...

Spent a couple of weeks in the Czech Republic on a work assignment.
One of the engineers I worked with told me an RAF pilot's quote:
'Czech isn't a language, it's a throat disease!'

Seeing a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 2,380,162
Posted By MapMaster
'pends on how many cuzins y'all got thar. :lol3 ...

'pends on how many cuzins y'all got thar. :lol3








:hide
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 2,380,162
Posted By MapMaster
Naming it easy, pronouncing it - not so much. :D ...

Naming it easy, pronouncing it - not so much. :D
I'd guess that it looks like Czech, but there's too many vowels.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:30 PM
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Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
You forgot to do the wheels.

You forgot to do the wheels.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
I can't address dirt, but my street tires have...

I can't address dirt, but my street tires have always had them.
Avon is the only brand I'm aware of that don't mark their tires (as reported to me by a friend that used them).
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 06:39 AM
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Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
Nah, that'll buff out. :evil It seems...

Nah, that'll buff out. :evil


It seems to be an odd damage pattern. What happened? :ear
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
:nod

:nod
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 11:20 AM
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Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks for the input, but I'm all set on the tire...

Thanks for the input, but I'm all set on the tire changing process itself.
Bead breaker is a 5' 2x4 lever, a 4 to 6" 2x4 block, and an immovable anchor :evil...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
Could be a rotor, but that is more usually...

Could be a rotor, but that is more usually evidenced by pulsing in the brake lever when hitting the whoa button.
Wheel bearings are also a possible source, but a more likely cause could be the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
Tire Tube choices?

I'm about ready to order some new rubber and figured I'd get a set of tubes at the same time. Chaparral has been my go to source for tires, but I can't find a one there sized specifically for the...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,034
Posted By MapMaster
Mike, A most excellent tale, and it's great to...

Mike,
A most excellent tale, and it's great to have such a touchstone to your dad. But you've left one pressing question un-answered. What was mom's reaction to losing her 'queen's' perch? :D.

A...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
I understand that some choose not to bother with...

I understand that some choose not to bother with valve checks, that's their choice (in my opinion a poor one, but I'm not in the market for a used one, so it will never be an issue for me).
I did...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
Start here and follow it for a couple of pages: ...

Start here and follow it for a couple of pages:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23943853&postcount=2734

Though the first check discussed is to test the r/r, I think it better to test...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
About 32,000 miles. I'd say that sucks. My...

About 32,000 miles. I'd say that sucks.
My batteries and chains last longer than that.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
Stators - well some do fail, but I went ~165K on...

Stators - well some do fail, but I went ~165K on my original one.

Reg/rect are more of an issue if the contacts throughout the main charging system aren't kept clean.
My original lasted 80K,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
#1 - Are you asking specifically about the VTEC...

#1 - Are you asking specifically about the VTEC engine itself? If so, it's pretty solid, but a major PITA to do valve maintenance on, and cam chain tensioners are a wear item (30k was about the norm...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 371,421
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, was hoping there was some inside...

Thanks, was hoping there was some inside reference going on there, but it looked ill-intended. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 371,421
Posted By MapMaster
:huh I thought the kick-start comment was...

:huh
I thought the kick-start comment was pretty funny and obviously tongue-in-cheek. What was so offensive that you had to :puke2 all over it?
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 499,290
Posted By MapMaster
From a distance, she looks pretty good (can't see...

From a distance, she looks pretty good (can't see the wrinkles :lol3)
Painted over decals ?!!? Well I guess that even a tool can have a VFR.
In stock trim, the speedo is about 9% optimistic...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21,191
Views: 3,719,826
Posted By MapMaster
You have to cut him some slack, if the pics came...

You have to cut him some slack, if the pics came before the ride, he'd be a poser. :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 2,380,162
Posted By MapMaster
No graphite fishing poles. :evil

No graphite fishing poles. :evil
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