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Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
The stock wind screen is at least equal to the...

The stock wind screen is at least equal to the Cee Bailey I had on my FJR. I was riding the
RT in 85F + temperatures this week. with the screen at it's lowest point. It was a bit to warm
for me,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
szyrider My transmission felt crunchy after the...

szyrider
My transmission felt crunchy after the first 400 Mi. I had the first service at 800 Mi. I had the dealer make a note on the shifting crunch. A simple oil change corrected the shifting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 1,216,732
Posted By mikeysduck
EZ300 It sounds like an exhaust leak, or loose...

EZ300
It sounds like an exhaust leak, or loose valve. Hard to tell from here.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
[QUOTE=LudemJo;26513998]Besides the Touring and...

[QUOTE=LudemJo;26513998]Besides the Touring and Dynamic packages, which are must have options
for me, which other option packages should I consider and why? Thanks for any insight you can provide....
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,786
Posted By mikeysduck
The LA brewery ships all over the US as needed,...

The LA brewery ships all over the US as needed, but primarily So Cal, AZ , Hawaii. It also services the Pacific Rim. Shipping rail car after rail car of draught beer to a small town in Montana, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,650
Posted By mikeysduck
This makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Back together...

This makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Back together at last.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2pyokmp.jpg
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By mikeysduck
At $10 to $20 each = $$$$$$$

At $10 to $20 each = $$$$$$$
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,786
Posted By mikeysduck
I spent my working life at a Budweiser, Van Nuys...

I spent my working life at a Budweiser, Van Nuys / Los Angeles brewery. Beer, 5% Bud, will freeze at 28 F if it's not moving i.e. rail car, truck... Beer can freeze once, and be OK. At least thats...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 240,471
Posted By mikeysduck
I have a HF 16 speed floor model drill press. The...

I have a HF 16 speed floor model drill press. The chuck is turns .002 out of round, it’s always bothered me. I replaced the chuck with #2 Morse taper twice, no help.

I bought a DeWalt 12 speed...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,650
Posted By mikeysduck
shearboy2004, What front master cylinder do you...

shearboy2004, What front master cylinder do you have there? I'm guessing it's an improvement over the stock master cylinder. Any chance you know the size of the piston? I need to replace my 12mm...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 103,662
Posted By mikeysduck
Great Griso feedback. Thanks

Great Griso feedback.
Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 103,662
Posted By mikeysduck
Thanks for the Griso insight. I've ridden my...

Thanks for the Griso insight.
I've ridden my Dad's 1993 Guzzi Daytona. It has a motor that is incomparable to anything else I have ridden. Leaving a stop light you get the impression that you can...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 103,662
Posted By mikeysduck
Griso?

Griso Questions

What size are the Griso handlebars? I think they are 1". I don't know if they are 7/8's, or 1 1/8 at the clamp. Are the controls, throttle, clutch perch, brake master cylinder...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,650
Posted By mikeysduck
How I spent most of my day... Getting the Chinese...

How I spent most of my day... Getting the Chinese Sparks alternator to fit.

I'm posting here to keep my interest level up. I need this thing to run! The iPhone needs more
light for better...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,650
Posted By mikeysduck
Bolting the bottom oil tank mount is easy, before...

Bolting the bottom oil tank mount is easy, before you put the motor in the frame.

http://i57.tinypic.com/feqf5k.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
I'm not sure what plastic tab snapped... Plastic...

I'm not sure what plastic tab snapped... Plastic Aid was rated highly by Motorcycle Consumer News.
I couldn't figure out how to show the youtube in the post.

Click the link "blue ? box" to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
This looks like a great solution. I want one. ...

This looks like a great solution. I want one.
How is the refueling process with the ring mounted? The Calif. vapor recovery fuel nozzles, are a pain. The filler cap doesn't flip back far enough for...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-15-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13,093
Views: 1,777,533
Posted By mikeysduck
http://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_hCJjjRznBDN_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_hCJjjRznBDN_600x450.jpg

Old bikes are cool rides, and fun to look at. I had an orange 1971 ish Suzuki Hustler X6. What I remember is how squirrely that thing...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
My concern is that it just started at 400 Mi. I...

My concern is that it just started at 400 Mi. I thought the shifting was smoothing out. I come to a stop sign, at 428 miles on the ODO, and CLUNK. It's pretty ugly compared to what it was. I'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
Just turned 500 Miles. On todays ride, right at...

Just turned 500 Miles.
On todays ride, right at 400 mi. shifting into first from neutral caused a huge CLUNK. Kind of like riding an old Guzzi, or like the clutch is dragging. The clutch seems to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,550
Posted By mikeysduck
?? I've still got the number plate 80OGT ?? ...

?? I've still got the number plate 80OGT ??

Sold mine too. I had the chance to ride my old F800GT this past weekend. It is a fine bike. Light and easy to ride. Simple controls to scroll the ESA...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
Put about 90 miles of two lane mountain forest...

Put about 90 miles of two lane mountain forest road on the new bike. Dynamic mode, suspension set to firm. I think this RT shares a piece of soul with my long gone Ducati ST3. What a ride! Baby likes...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,462
Posted By mikeysduck
Day Six http://i61.tinypic.com/rgwm7k.jpg

Day Six

http://i61.tinypic.com/rgwm7k.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
You have leads poking out from behind a fairing...

You have leads poking out from behind a fairing panel, or ports in the fairing?
I'm looking at these:

http://i60.tinypic.com/24nk2hd.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
Has anyone installed a panel mounted heat...

Has anyone installed a panel mounted heat controller? Where? Can you share a photo?
I'm thinking of a First Gear or Gerbings power port.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,462
Posted By mikeysduck
I've seen this bike in Rapid's lair. It has a...

I've seen this bike in Rapid's lair. It has a certain panache.
He can't keep his hands off of her.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
Where are you picking up switched power to run...

Where are you picking up switched power to run the relay?
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By mikeysduck
If your current screen is say 2" to short, it can...

If your current screen is say 2" to short, it can be a miracle. A quiet pleasant ride could be in your future. If your screen needs more than 2" you may be wasting your money.

That was my...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
I sold an F800 GT earlier this year. The factory...

I sold an F800 GT earlier this year. The factory power-let would power a 90W heated liner for about 30 minutes before the
CAN bus would reset. The reset took around 10 to 30 minutes. Does the RT...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 254,602
Posted By mikeysduck
I went and did it. I just purchased a 2014...

I went and did it.
I just purchased a 2014 Quartz Blue, RT. It's a hard to find color around these parts. It is fully loaded less the top case. I pick it up Tuesday...
My 10 mi test ride...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By mikeysduck
Go to Death Valley. This route will be a long...

Go to Death Valley.
This route will be a long day out of Long Beach. It will get you out of the city and on some nice twisty mountain roads, time and weather permitting.
Start by heading towards...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,828,424
Posted By mikeysduck
Team Guzzi scores again. Thanks

Team Guzzi scores again.
Thanks
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,828,424
Posted By mikeysduck
I haven't read the entire thread. Re the...

I haven't read the entire thread.
Re the maintenance light on 2012 and newer models... Is the maintenance light reset by some combination on key on key off and button pushing? This would be one...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 283,164
Posted By mikeysduck
Thanks for the CagerOnTwoWheels link. It was...

Thanks for the CagerOnTwoWheels link. It was inspirational. I need to wangle a test ride.
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By mikeysduck
I had a 2002 Le Mans. Purchased used low low...

I had a 2002 Le Mans. Purchased used low low miles. After my first extended ride I pushed it home off the freeway, in the dark, about 3 miles. Thankfully a lot of down hill.

It blew a fuse.....
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 283,164
Posted By mikeysduck
Is anyone familiar with the N700 X? I sold my NC...

Is anyone familiar with the N700 X? I sold my NC for lack of HP. It need suspension, but I could have worked that out.
Anyway can someone compare and contrast the NC vs. the "07" motors?
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 206,608
Posted By mikeysduck
2008 Goldwing AKA Lead-wing Great on the...

2008 Goldwing AKA Lead-wing
Great on the freeway, wow that pig could handle 2 lane back roads pretty good. Parking lots, red lights no good, thing was close to 1000 lbs.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 743,283
Posted By mikeysduck
So, if I did something nuts like go trade in my...

So, if I did something nuts like go trade in my 2014 Tiger 800... Does anyone have a set of stock bags & mounts they want to sell?
I want a red one with bags center stand, heated grips...
The...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikeysduck
I believe it's a 4 speed.

I believe it's a 4 speed.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 43,915
Posted By mikeysduck
Related / Same issue Enjoy the read cure? ...

Related / Same issue Enjoy the read cure?

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r1100s-r1200s-tech-forum/644819-r1150-trans-offset-engine-did-you-fix.html

I didn't read the entire thread. This may...
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