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Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Rider seat was recontured and padding added by a...

Rider seat was recontured and padding added by a local motorcycle seat specialist. Pass seat recovered to match.

Rider seat bolts replaced with Velcro to allow thicker padding at the rear.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/bawfcco/201...

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/bawfcco/2015/P1000467_zpsdd54ac04.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/bawfcco/2015/P1000450_zpsb882b1ce.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
"Kill two birds with one stone". Wire a female...

"Kill two birds with one stone". Wire a female 12v socket to the battery and attach a male 12v plug to the battery charger.

This way you have power for 12v accessories, heated gear, etc and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
I bet that thing stinks when all of that hair...

I bet that thing stinks when all of that hair gets wet!:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
My '08 has been lowered by the factory method for...

My '08 has been lowered by the factory method for 8000+ miles. Additionally, I lowered it further about 4000 miles ago with lowering links and front fork drop.

I ride 99% street and the total...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
If you can fit a hat under your helmet the helmet...

If you can fit a hat under your helmet the helmet is probably too loose.

Google "balaclava"
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Question Is there any reason not to switch to...

Is there any reason not to switch to full-synthetic at the 600 mile service?

:ear:ear
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 05:04 AM
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Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
:ear:ear

:ear:ear
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 101,173
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Posted By Porky
:rofl:freaky

:rofl:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Did You Know?

FYI----------The MT 07 has an Immobilizer system with 3 keys and ABS.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Question I agree with you on the cost! $$$$$$$$$$$ Like...

I agree with you on the cost! $$$$$$$$$$$ Like your idea to raise the instruments


"the bars only have about an inch of adjustability before longer wires/lines/cables will be needed"

Do you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Omarius - Regarding your comment about having to...

Omarius - Regarding your comment about having to look down to see the instruments--------you might be interested in this:

...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
I concur with your observations and would add a...

I concur with your observations and would add a couple more which are probably complaints peculiar to me (at age 73).

3. Not enough stock cable/hose slack to add a 1" up and 1" back bar riser...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Have seen those but don't want to buy two new...

Have seen those but don't want to buy two new (expensive) levers when one lever matching the existing brake lever would do.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 178,668
Posted By Porky
Yamaha needs to come out with an adjustable...

Yamaha needs to come out with an adjustable clutch lever (to match the adjustable brake lever already on the bike) for those of us with smaller hands.:thumb

I know Triumph sells a matching...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:38 AM
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Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
I wonder if "Golden Boy" is the best brand name...

I wonder if "Golden Boy" is the best brand name for any product.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/Sixxpak/D...

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/Sixxpak/Dualsport%20rides%20--%20Northland/P1130135_zps8e73b857.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:35 AM
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Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
6000 pages!--------:eek1

6000 pages!--------:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
The point is you "said" the IU 31A was...

The point is you "said" the IU 31A was recommended for the DR. Perhaps it is ok to use in the DR, but it is not recommended by Denso.

I "said" Denso recommends the IU 31 iridium and provided...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Yes, I see/have seen the pictures you posted,...

Yes, I see/have seen the pictures you posted, however, the fact remains that Denso recommends the IU 31 iridium plug.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Derek - Not to argue because I do respect...

Derek -

Not to argue because I do respect your opinions and knowledge BUT

Denso recommends the IU 31
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Question Correct spark plug gap

I have 2 Denso Iridium plugs (IU 31 5364) to install before riding season.

The question, "what should the gap on these plugs be?", has been asked and answered previously on Adv Rider.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
The connections on the bottom side of the toggle...

The connections on the bottom side of the toggle switch on my heated grips are open to the elements and over a 6 year period have had no problems. Knock on wood.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
' No resistors needed for the LED license...

'

No resistors needed for the LED license plate bolts.

Got mine 3 or 4 years ago from http://www.customdynamics.com/illuminatorz_licence_plates.htm#LED_Tag_Bolts

By cutting the plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Is there any real good reason for having the...

Is there any real good reason for having the rubber boots/gaiters on the front forks if the bike is not used off-pavement?:ear
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
The heat on my '08 DR is absolutely nothing...

The heat on my '08 DR is absolutely nothing compared to my '11 Triumph Tiger 800. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Do you use the stock plug gap?

Do you use the stock plug gap?
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Mine is both lowered as prescribed by the factory...

Mine is both lowered as prescribed by the factory AND lowered further by 1 1/2" lowering links and a fork drop of 3/4". This works just fine on the street and for light off-road use.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
I have a Corbin seat that has been modified to...

I have a Corbin seat that has been modified to add a gel pad. I find the foam on the Corbin (even with the gel pad) to be as hard as a rock.

How does the Corbin compare with the Sargent seat in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Mine looked exactly like this at 6100 miles! ...

Mine looked exactly like this at 6100 miles! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Use one on all my bikes--I cut them down so there...

Use one on all my bikes--I cut them down so there is more room for my hand on the grip.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
GREAT IDEA :clap Have been thinking about...

GREAT IDEA :clap

Have been thinking about thicker grips but want to retain my Cramp Buster. Your idea will enable me to keep my Buster.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
+Harley dealers have lots and lots of parts in...

+Harley dealers have lots and lots of parts in stock.

Had to order a clutch cable from the local dealer for my DR.:eek1 In his words, "we don't normally stock any cables".
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Regarding all of the recent comments about the...

Regarding all of the recent comments about the 800xc, let me give my opinion after having owned the 800 road version.

They are hot, especially on the right side---hotter than ANY new bike I have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
My '08 has a little over 6000 miles on the...

My '08 has a little over 6000 miles on the original Trailwings. At about 6500, or so, both front (cupped) and rear will need to be replaced. I would like to replace them with some sort of street...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Just fall with the stock hand guards and the...

Just fall with the stock hand guards and the levers are automatically shortened.

I like the brake side better broken and have left it for several years.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21,682
Views: 3,933,769
Posted By Porky
CUT THEM OFF.......... ...

CUT THEM OFF..........

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/bawfcco/Bikes/P1000106.jpg


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b339/bawfcco/Bikes/P1000105.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21,682
Views: 3,933,769
Posted By Porky
Were ECU adjustments required?

Were ECU adjustments required?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 101,173
Views: 19,585,491
Posted By Porky
Question Speaking of turn signal indicators, mine started...

Speaking of turn signal indicators, mine started flashing rapidly and I found both of my front turn signals were out. Other than both bulbs going bad at the same time, what else could be wrong?
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