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Forum: The Garage 07-31-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Hot Rodz
You can order online from MSC a set, they have...

You can order online from MSC a set, they have metric. Their catalog/website lists grades from premium to cheap import crap. Buy a midrange price set then replace them as needed from Fastenal. I...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Hot Rodz
I am a tool & die maker by trade and can tell you...

I am a tool & die maker by trade and can tell you drill bits are "Get What You Pay For" I have had good luck with somewhat generic brand called "Fastcut" from Fastenal. they work well and seem to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,509
Posted By Hot Rodz
Same Same

Slightly different but in essence the same. Putting the air cleaner backing screws on a S&S carb on my Harley got distracted, didn't tighten them up. Sucked 2 of them into the front cylinder. You get...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,282
Posted By Hot Rodz
Thumb 09 GSA, never any oil usage 7K miles. Ride it...

09 GSA, never any oil usage 7K miles. Ride it hard or easy depends on mood.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By Hot Rodz
Helicoil +1

Helicoil for sure now your threads are stainless! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,993
Posted By Hot Rodz
Looks Great

Gas cap is awesome and thanks for turning me on to Rizoma! I'm going to get some of their mirrors ASAP.
Thanks for the post. :1drink
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By Hot Rodz
Thumb P.R China

Can't really help on the hat problem for your location you are experiencing but I do feel your pain. I am a China commuter spending about 5 weeks in Guangzhou then 5 weeks at home in the US then a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,486
Posted By Hot Rodz
Wink China Levers

FWIW, I work here in Guangzhou China in the hardware business. I am sure these levers are forged from aluminum then machined slightly. Here forging dies can be made for as little as 300 US, we do it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hot Rodz
Blipping the throttle

I have a bunch of Harley's and not one needs the throttle blipped, they all idle just fine. It is true there is nothing more annoying than some jackass reving his stock Harley motor. Build a 124...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,383
Posted By Hot Rodz
Great report. I know exactly what you speak of...

Great report. I know exactly what you speak of about time vs. money. I am in Guangzhou most of the time, if you need something and I could help or you pass back thru here and want to have some beers...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Hot Rodz
I wheel mine around with a 2 wheel hand truck...

I wheel mine around with a 2 wheel hand truck from the end opposite the wheels, sometimes with a hog on it just not too far.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,407
Posted By Hot Rodz
Harleys In China

I am living in Guangzhou most of the year. I have never seen a Harley or anything over 250cc on the streets here. I notice in the photos the bikes have A plates which indicates they would be from...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By Hot Rodz
I am like you Jeff, I was riding Harleys for the...

I am like you Jeff, I was riding Harleys for the last 20 years, building stroker motors and scatch built customs. I am a proud member of Hamsters USA for a long time so I will stay with the Harleys...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-29-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8,166
Views: 7,774,412
Posted By Hot Rodz
Why in these threads is there always Harley...

Why in these threads is there always Harley bashing? Good people come on all makes and models. If you are a motorcycle enthusiast you look past it all. I see plenty of the posers, I figure they will...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Hot Rodz
Ihave a 09 GSA. It is in the bundle of wires in...

Ihave a 09 GSA. It is in the bundle of wires in front of the steering head down towards the bottom. It is wiretied in 2 spots. Reach above the front fender in the center you will find it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 14,905
Posted By Hot Rodz
Iowa is a no motorcycle law state other than you...

Iowa is a no motorcycle law state other than you have to have a mc licence. Most of my 40 years of riding I didn't wear a helmet unless the law made me. I started in the BMW world back when I bought...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By Hot Rodz
G650GS Lowered Suspension Centerstand Issue

I bought my wife a G650GS this winter. It has the lowered suspension. She is about 5'4" tall and has some trouble getting it on the centerstand. I notice it too as I can pop my 1200GSA on the stand...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6,187
Views: 388,755
Posted By Hot Rodz
Thumbs down Doin Time

I am sitting here at work in Guangzhou China readin posts on ADV Rider bein pissed off I cant ride my new R1200GSA I just got a few weeks back. I was lucky enough to be able to sell my K1200RS as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,353
Posted By Hot Rodz
I got one here

www.repairbooks.co.uk (http://www.repairbooks.co.uk) I paid them via paypal $8.46 they shipped me one right out to America. It is the BMW factory DVD. Works great.

Also just like to say hello as...
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