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Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By bwringer
"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily...

"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily available but will rust and look like ass almost instantly.

You could try this kit from Caswell's, coupled with their Caswell Sealer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17,890
Views: 1,180,979
Posted By bwringer
Another good one to try is Dairyland. ...

Another good one to try is Dairyland.
https://www.dairylandinsurance.com/motorcycle

There's absolutely no rhyme or reason to motorcycle insurance pricing -- just call around or visit web sites of...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By bwringer
Here ya go. However, these are ungraded as are...

Here ya go. However, these are ungraded as are all stainless bolts. They should not be used in load-bearing applications.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,970
Posted By bwringer
I don't know if this has been mentioned in the...

I don't know if this has been mentioned in the thick walls of text here, but consider for a moment how many riders are un-geared, unhelmeted, unlicensed, uninsured, un-sober, and un-nice.

Here in...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,196
Posted By bwringer
You'll be fine. I've towed much heavier with a...

You'll be fine. I've towed much heavier with a Corolla many times.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By bwringer
I have one of the new style ADVmonster H4 LEDs,...

I have one of the new style ADVmonster H4 LEDs, and this is my experience as well.

Same lighting pattern (which in my case was sort of crappy; OK low beam, high lights the tree tops), but holy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,816
Posted By bwringer
In Indiana, these stupid signs are placed on each...

In Indiana, these stupid signs are placed on each side of every metal grate bridge. We have a handful of antique longer metal grate bridges, but almost every one of these bridges crosses a tiny creek...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By bwringer
Inkjets SUCK. All of them. If you don't print...

Inkjets SUCK. All of them. If you don't print daily (or even if you do) they inevitably clog and print like shit (or stop printing and pout until you feed them $100 in ink again) and if you do print...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By bwringer
What sort of conveyance are we discussing here? ...

What sort of conveyance are we discussing here?

I can't find any mention of throttle bodies in my Tohatsu Runpet literature.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By bwringer
Not all bikes require the bearings to be seated...

Not all bikes require the bearings to be seated all the way. Check the shop manual.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,514
Posted By bwringer
I suspect at least part of the truth of the...

I suspect at least part of the truth of the matter is somewhere around here as well. When you can't figure out why something happened, follow the money...


The "we can make you change anything we...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By bwringer
Goddammit, posted to wrong thread. Working on...

Goddammit, posted to wrong thread. Working on nuking...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By bwringer
Wicked BackOff Brake Light Flasher Thingy

Mods, please nuke this thread. My mistake.
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 199,383
Posted By bwringer
Not sure exactly what you mean by "gradual...

Not sure exactly what you mean by "gradual press".

Yes, I have one of these 20 ton presses and it works quite well. I use mine a surprising amount, and not just for wheel bearings. If you're doing...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By bwringer
I have one of those, too -- outstanding stapler....

I have one of those, too -- outstanding stapler. For some reason (probably don't want to pay a ransom to Arrow), the HF stapler can't mention T50 on the package or instructions.

I couldn't find...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,193
Posted By bwringer
Better not ride on them, then.

Better not ride on them, then.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By bwringer
Yep, most locksmiths won't do the work to make or...

Yep, most locksmiths won't do the work to make or adapt a key for an oddball lock. They're keycutters, not locksmiths.

I finally found one -- haven't stumped her yet! (Broad Ripple Lock...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,182
Posted By bwringer
Yep -- the chains all get them rebuilt by the...

Yep -- the chains all get them rebuilt by the same batch of low-rent bozos.

I would have mentioned getting it rebuilt locally, but these companies are getting a little rare and hard to find. That...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,380
Posted By bwringer
Nice! Didn't know there were any three-bangers in...

Nice! Didn't know there were any three-bangers in the US. What will you do with that raging herd of 74 horses?

Yes, I still have a soft spot for the mighty Geo Metro. I had a '91 XFi...

This...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,182
Posted By bwringer
Pretty standard with the cheap Autozone rebuilds....

Pretty standard with the cheap Autozone rebuilds.

I honestly don't know why they even bother selling these shittily rebuilt starters, or how they make any money repeatedly pissing off customers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 225,668
Posted By bwringer
Black stealth deer? :eek1 OMFG, that is the...

Black stealth deer? :eek1

OMFG, that is the LAST goddamn thing the world needs. Please tell me this was nowhere near Indiana... :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,691
Posted By bwringer
I do this all the time as well. If you're...

I do this all the time as well.

If you're not aware enough or can't see enough of your surroundings to know for sure whether there's a cop watching, you really, really shouldn't be doing this. If...
Forum: Vendors 11-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,315
Posted By bwringer
Took the long way home through the least-lit...

Took the long way home through the least-lit areas of Indy last night.

In a nutshell, I'm very, very impressed.

The lighting pattern was the same as with the H4 Silverstar I had installed....
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,315
Posted By bwringer
Just got mine! I got the new and improved design....

Just got mine! I got the new and improved design. I do not find this as upsetting and downright panic-inducing as some of you... :lol3

It should fit even more bikes now -- I just installed in my...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By bwringer
This jack came with my motorcycle lift, but it's...

This jack came with my motorcycle lift, but it's also available separately:

http://proseriesequipment.com/products/auto-lifts/motorcycle-lifts/acc-pse-tcml-sj.php
...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,380
Posted By bwringer
Mind you, I haven't driven one myself -- this is...

Mind you, I haven't driven one myself -- this is just what I've heard and read -- the Honda Fit is one of the better teensy car driving experiences. And I believe its engine uses a timing chain, so...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,380
Posted By bwringer
Since you stipulate "new", then I'd have to say: ...

Since you stipulate "new", then I'd have to say:

Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla (The 'rolla is just big enough to tow a small trailer easily. Very handy.)

Honda Fit

Mazda 2

Nissan...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By bwringer
When you contacted Forcefield, what did they say?...

When you contacted Forcefield, what did they say?

Er, you have contacted them, haven't you? The manufacturer is the only reliable source for an answer to your question.

I really, honestly,...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By bwringer
Blasphemer!

Blasphemer!
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By bwringer
Since we, The Large, have gathered here anyway......

Since we, The Large, have gathered here anyway...


By the way, does anyone make suspenders worth a shit?

I've tried the Aerostich suspenders. Crap that lasted only a few months. The spike in...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By bwringer
Yes, Aerostich stuff is waterproof. That sort of...

Yes, Aerostich stuff is waterproof. That sort of goes without saying, I thought...

My custom Darien pants with suspenders were fan-freaking-tastic. As they should have been for a titch over $400....
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By bwringer
Fellow FF here. You skinny bastards can...

Fellow FF here.

You skinny bastards can scram. Go on, git!



I agree wholeheartedly there is a pants problem for the FF market. Jackets we can find (although they're few and far between),...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By bwringer
It would be mighty stretched out... 130 is...

It would be mighty stretched out...

130 is about the same as 5.10 in inch sizes, so you'd want a somewhat bigger tube.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By bwringer
There's a 12VDC outlet, but I don't think it has...

There's a 12VDC outlet, but I don't think it has a USB port. Easy enough to stick a $5 adapter in there, of course.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bwringer
Friend of mine wears one of these on all rides: ...

Friend of mine wears one of these on all rides:
http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/product/rib-protector/2350

http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/img/products/medium/Rib%20Protector_M.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 199,383
Posted By bwringer
I do like the idea of poisoning the lawn in order...

I do like the idea of poisoning the lawn in order to make more riding time... :evil
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By bwringer
Nothing wrong with something over the grip. Grip...

Nothing wrong with something over the grip. Grip tape (like on a bicycle) works great, grip puppies and similar foam covers work great, and I saw one guy who wrapped his grips with rope.

There are...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By bwringer
+3 on the Tusk D-Flex. Mine have been through...

+3 on the Tusk D-Flex. Mine have been through some BRUTAL impacts on my KLR650 without budging.

And they're only $30 for the bars, a little more if you want the little plastic air deflectors. Such...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By bwringer
I've found that if you're the sort of person who...

I've found that if you're the sort of person who even asks this question, you're the sort of person who isn't a red-eyed, slobbering speed freak riding the razor's edge of traction.

In other...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,035
Posted By bwringer
Agreed. Mine have attended many a fancy client...

Agreed. Mine have attended many a fancy client meeting in disguise with nary a second glance. Keep them looking nice and they look just like oxfords unless you're up close.
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