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Forum: The Garage 01-26-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By KingdomRider
Thumb Odyssey Battery Life

I have had one in my R1100 GS for over 6 years, no problems. If the bike has sat for a while it goes on the tender for about 1 hr. R100R for over 4 yrs, same treatment. I am located in southern NH...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By KingdomRider
If I were building the tank, I would probably Tig...

If I were building the tank, I would probably Tig weld it, but there is no reason that mig welding won't work fine as well, you will just need to grind and sand a little more. You didn't say if you...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,832
Posted By KingdomRider
Rule # 1 in my shop is; Never, ever weld near the...

Rule # 1 in my shop is; Never, ever weld near the reloading powders
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2004, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By KingdomRider
Just a few thoughts on the materials discussed, ...

Just a few thoughts on the materials discussed,

Aluminum, 6061, the most common alloy is a heat treatable aluminum and should be annealed before cold working to prevent cracking along the outside...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2004, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By KingdomRider
If I were to make my own crashbar, I would use...

If I were to make my own crashbar, I would use normalized 4130 tubing. It has almost twice the tensile strength of the annealed. I would also Tig weld it with a mild steel welding rod of about 70,000...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2004, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By KingdomRider
I have the Piaa 520's on my 95 GS & love them. I...

I have the Piaa 520's on my 95 GS & love them. I have used them quite a bit to set up camp in the dark with. They light up the road with a yellowish light that's easy on the eyes. Only disadvantage...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,511
Posted By KingdomRider
I have had a two piece Roadcrafter for 5 seasons...

I have had a two piece Roadcrafter for 5 seasons now. I ride in temps from the low 30's to high 90's. I like the fact that I don't have to stop when it rains, and havent experienced much leakage with...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By KingdomRider
I have had both the old Duotec and Sycroteck...

I have had both the old Duotec and Sycroteck helmets. Nice fit, the Duotec saved my skull when I went over the handlebars doing 30 on dirt, landed on a rock. The Syncrotec (4 yrs. old) has proved...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2004, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,433
Posted By KingdomRider
Always disconnect the battery. I've welded on a...

Always disconnect the battery. I've welded on a lot of vehicles, though they are the last thing I want to weld on, bikes exempt of course, and have never had a problem with computers. But not being...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2004, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,254
Posted By KingdomRider
Airheads

So, what if you ride both types ? I need the old bike that can be repaired easily, when the oilhead is in need of diagnostics of the fuel injection.
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2004, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,169
Posted By KingdomRider
Thumb CTBs

I bought a pair quite a few years ago and now have 60K on them. I find them extremely comfortable to wear both riding and walking around for hours at events. When I had a Softtail, my feet got hot if...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2004, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,660
Posted By KingdomRider
Have you thought of a used GS? There are some...

Have you thought of a used GS? There are some that languish unused. I picked up a 95 GSA with 5400 miles on it halfway through the summer of 02 for less than 1/2 the price of a new one. I love the...
Forum: Vendors 05-11-2004, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,158
Posted By KingdomRider
My compliments, from one welder to another ...

My compliments, from one welder to another :thumb

Paul
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2004, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By KingdomRider
I've had Piaas mounted for a year and a half. No...

I've had Piaas mounted for a year and a half. No problems with the switch. I mounted it where the RID display would have been. (95 GSA, RID was an option then). I figured that if it was mounted...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2004, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,959
Posted By KingdomRider
Thumb http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/cooltu...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/cooltu.gif Nice job! Please post more pictures. I don't have the experience or the patience to work with composites, so I'm welding an aux tank to snap in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2004, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By KingdomRider
I ride an 1100 GS, as for passenger comfort I...

I ride an 1100 GS, as for passenger comfort I don't get any complaints. My wife has stated that this is the most comfortable bike I've owned. This comes from two perspectives, # 1 More legroom &...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2004, 06:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,449
Posted By KingdomRider
The stuff is a great penetrating oil. I use it...

The stuff is a great penetrating oil. I use it all the time to keep woodstove hinges free, etc. Years ago I poured some down every plug hole of a 6 cyl excavator on a friday, by monday the the siezed...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,655
Posted By KingdomRider
The dirt in Pittsburg is great, interesting...

The dirt in Pittsburg is great, interesting roads. Maine is attainable from there but some of the roads are barred around Azicohos or Parmachenee lakes. I think only camp owners and loggers have...
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