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Forum: Airheads Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By squish
I believe that the PD version of the G/S and GS...

I believe that the PD version of the G/S and GS are also on the most desirable list, I suspect the R100R, and the first year RS's will be raising a lot in value. With toaster tanks and the standard...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,726
Posted By squish
The 1999 FXDX was different then later year...

The 1999 FXDX was different then later year FXDX's, it didn't get the "better" brakes or the "better" suspension,
The tanks dented real easy due to the dingle dangle turn-signals and the swiss...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,488
Posted By squish
Just yesterday I was out on my DL650 wearing my...

Just yesterday I was out on my DL650 wearing my Aerostich Combat Touring boots.

I came in tight to a driveway that I've been into hundreds of times, only this time there was sand where there never...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By squish
I suspect that there is a correlation =/=...

I suspect that there is a correlation =/= causation going on.
the study said something about a high number of jackets have foam back pads, so that might have something to do with it.
The usmc link...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By squish
You sounds like there is something amiss within...

You sounds like there is something amiss within the latch, catch, lock deal.

Like a busted bit that's blocking the red button from depressing enough to release the latch.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By squish
On the three different Givi's i've used they all...

On the three different Givi's i've used they all have been some variation of
Turn the key, press the red button and pull the case up, then it slides backwards toward the direction of the handle to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,744
Posted By squish
Yea, it might be a good cruiser, save for the...

Yea, it might be a good cruiser, save for the part where it hit every branch of the ugly tree on it's fall to earth.

So what would you use on a goose cruiser a green white and red get back whip?
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By squish
Not that I would recommend it, but if you carry...

Not that I would recommend it, but if you carry something, in your hand while scooting around the pits
It's much nicer to be on an automatic, or at least a clutch-less bike.

Scooters work well in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,782
Posted By squish
Given what this bike was to the market at the...

Given what this bike was to the market at the time
and how rare one is in nice condition, I think we will see an uptick in value in the coming years
especially for the early twin headlight bikes....
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,339
Posted By squish
Digging this old thread out... I was just...

Digging this old thread out...

I was just wondering what the OP thought since mink oiling their jacket...
Has it worked to keep you dry? Or at least less wet?
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By squish
I use the same kind of lock as Markk53 I...

I use the same kind of lock as Markk53

I also have a top box on my bike, between the two I can lock up my gear.

I'm not crazy about locking my helmet to my bike, since early on in my riding a...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By squish
Depending on where in los angels you are, it...

Depending on where in los angels you are, it might be close.

In Long Beach, there is a shop that sells used, on consignment gear

It's called Yellow Devil gear exchange and it's on broadway by...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,444
Posted By squish
If I was told I had to set out and cross the use...

If I was told I had to set out and cross the use on an airhead....

I would do it on the best R100R I could find. The best brakes, the least worst handling and no windscreen so I would be forced to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By squish
Service records are nice, but I don't require...

Service records are nice, but I don't require them
When I buy a used bike, I look the bike over very carefully. all why asking the seller questions to see what kind of rider they are.

I want to...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By squish
With the crap that's put in today's fuel it's...

With the crap that's put in today's fuel it's hard to judge an engine solely based on plug color

These look like text book OK plugs, with a very slight lean condition.

I wouldn't think twice...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By squish
The perfect concept of a system for me would be ...

The perfect concept of a system for me would be
A thin heated liner, made with a windblock shell, no insulation and stretchy side
Designed to be worn over a light to medium weight shirt,
Over that...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By squish
Bummer, I hate when things like this happen. ...

Bummer, I hate when things like this happen.

I would look first at the battery and move my way up from the battery to the ignition switch,

Typically I've found when things go *pop* it's a...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By squish
nothing crazy about this at all. Oil floats on...

nothing crazy about this at all.
Oil floats on water, oil is the medium for lots of paint.

It is also how camouflage ATV's are "painted"
How fake wood grain trim inside cars are painted.

It's...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By squish
Another way that you can clean up aluminum bags, ...

Another way that you can clean up aluminum bags,

I use 3M wet or dry sandpaper, depending on the finish I want I use anything from 400-1500 grit,
For the really fine paper I go to a specialist,...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By squish
Typically I don't use anything, and my boots have...

Typically I don't use anything, and my boots have lasted me a long time.
So I guess I'm doing something right, or at least not too wrong...

I will wipe them down with a damp rag fairly often, and...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By squish
When I went into South Bay Triumph and got what I...

When I went into South Bay Triumph and got what I think was the last Lufty saddlebag tank

Matt Capri (former owner of Lufty)

Tried to explain it to me...

And wholly hell was it complicated....
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,726
Posted By squish
I had a built 1999 FXDX (highest performance...

I had a built 1999 FXDX (highest performance engine et al that was still covered by factory warranty)
I bought the bike for a screaming deal in 2001,
I kept it for a couple of years and sold it for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By squish
I really like the giggy sevenfiddy its a great...

I really like the giggy sevenfiddy its a great balance of performance, physical size and weight.
But if I was in the market for a go fast bike, i would get a bandito grande and call it a day.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By squish
Los Angeles is flooded with them. Burts mega...

Los Angeles is flooded with them.
Burts mega mall
Del amo
Cycle gears
Chaparral.

All have big selection, but most of them have selections based on what sells so if you are looking for...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By squish
I am a cheapskate and I only get the back pad and...

I am a cheapskate and I only get the back pad and hip armor when I get a stich. (either road crafter or Darien)
I did replace my onsie armor with forcefield stuff, since the oem armor was 15 years...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By squish
Understand you are on a board that is focused on...

Understand you are on a board that is focused on ADVenture bikes
You are going to get some biased answers.

The Yamaha ST is a solidly decent bike,

I like it over the BMW oil and wasser heads...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By squish
My bike is a few thousand miles away, so I can't...

My bike is a few thousand miles away, so I can't help you with the hose swap.

but here's something to chew on. If that hose is bad, is there a chance other hoses in the same area are bad?
If you...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By squish
On thing that opened my eyes to the downside of...

On thing that opened my eyes to the downside of the onsie,

When you get to where you are going and you need just a jacket. you don't have one unless you pack one and that's a lot of extra baggage...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
Posted By squish
Milton made in the USA stick, for on the bike and...

Milton made in the USA stick, for on the bike and a cruz tool dial for the shop.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,593
Posted By squish
I too am in the Monarch camp, I got it on sale...

I too am in the Monarch camp, I got it on sale for $35 or some such deal.

I've got a funny thing where I like to slouch in straight back chairs and I have wide shoulders so a Kermit is both over...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,916
Posted By squish
I have both a one peice Roadcrafter and a Darien...

I have both a one peice Roadcrafter and a Darien get up.

For me and my riding, the RC is great for short hops, commuting and using the bike for functional around town or day long trips.

The...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,713
Posted By squish
If you are close to Long Beach, There is a...

If you are close to Long Beach,
There is a used gear consingment shop, it's on broadway near temple

Yellow Devil gear exchange.

They are a good place to find some decent priced gear.
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,920
Posted By squish
Weigh all the gear. Use that plus the weight of...

Weigh all the gear.
Use that plus the weight of you plus your passenger in your normal riding kit.
Add clothes, tools, fuel, water and food to the total weight and I bet you will be close to max...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By squish
I dont know what your inseam is, but Mine is...

I dont know what your inseam is, but
Mine is 28" and I've had good luck with thicker soled boots
and lots of slow speed practice

I ride an R100GS and a DL650 and often use an airhawk on either...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,446
Posted By squish
I've not seen one in person but Sidi makes their...

I've not seen one in person but Sidi makes their cobra street/RR boot in a real GTX version,
Under four bills and looks to have a high level of protection.
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By squish
She sometimes has fittings at yellow devil gear...

She sometimes has fittings at yellow devil gear exchange which is also in long beach on broadway at temple.
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By squish
Totally depends on the gear and what i am riding...

Totally depends on the gear and what i am riding in.

But day to day street clothes over boots and gear over street clothes.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,488
Posted By squish
So look at it like this, You are willing to...

So look at it like this,

You are willing to get a GOOD pair of hiking boots for, one would guess hiking, since they are better for hiking vs say a pair of running shoes.

But running shoes some...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By squish
I know enough to get by with this stuff but every...

I know enough to get by with this stuff but every time I use it I have to re-learn how to do it.

First
Gel coat as other have said is what's in the mold and is the top surface of many types of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,012
Posted By squish
What do you mean by Dual Sport? This...

What do you mean by Dual Sport?

This umbrella term covers everythign from a racebike with lights all the way to a barely off-roadable bike.

In the dirt with a talented rider and good tires the...
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