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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Never thought about that before. Is lighter...

Never thought about that before. Is lighter better? Easier to control, safer to drop and pick up. Hmmm. Well keep on commuting. It makes the world a better place!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Good day to ride (and by ride I mean wrestle) the...

Good day to ride (and by ride I mean wrestle) the sidecar to work! :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Quit hyjackin my thread! This is for crazy,...

Quit hyjackin my thread! This is for crazy, self-indulged, death-wish types. Oh...wait...you're good.:rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Lol, hey its a lofty goal for a guy who's never...

Lol, hey its a lofty goal for a guy who's never ridden to Alaska!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Man, I could use a stud gun but Philly is kinda...

Man, I could use a stud gun but Philly is kinda far. Does it screw them I'm or blast em?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
I love the idea of having this peace of mind. ...

I love the idea of having this peace of mind. Right now I can't ride if there is any chance of ice.



Voltmeter is a good idea. It's also on my bucket list to ride to work everyday for a whole...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
wow! What type of studs are those? Do you...

wow! What type of studs are those? Do you notice any drawbacks on dry pavement?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
The Santa bike is awesome! One more way to...

The Santa bike is awesome! One more way to positively integrate motorcycles into our culture. Remind folks that we aren't all bad :clap



Sorry to hear about your crash. And glad you are back...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Just an FYI, I picked up the freeze out balaclava...

Just an FYI, I picked up the freeze out balaclava from cycle gear today (they are 10$ and I'm a cheap bastard!). Works well! It was about 30 when I was riding around Manchester and it was keeping...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Well the rest of us might have a shot at second...

Well the rest of us might have a shot at second place! ;)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Well I'll be in South Windsor on the 29th for the...

Well I'll be in South Windsor on the 29th for the free pie!

I also ride because it keeps me sharp, saves gas and makes me a better person. The obvious risks are icy roads and deer. I just read...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Cool! Can't find any info on this. Do we need...

Cool! Can't find any info on this. Do we need to go there on the 29th?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Well that's a helpful background! I wear a...

Well that's a helpful background!
I wear a tourmaster transition 2 jacket with a sweater or sweatshirt underneath, tourmaster winter elite 2 gloves, castle streetwear pants with my work pants...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
2400! Great information misterbee. Thanks for...

2400! Great information misterbee. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Also, I sent an email to NBC Connecticut...

Also, I sent an email to NBC Connecticut yesterday. I tend to watch Bob Maxon in the morning around 6 for the forecast. I asked him if he would make reference to motorcycles in his morning forecast...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
All very good suggestions. I find my dog to be a...

All very good suggestions. I find my dog to be a good therapist. Best listener I've ever met.


I always thought about studs and it would eliminate one more excuse - ice and snow. I spoke...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
We should develop some type of algorithm. Say,...

We should develop some type of algorithm. Say, for every mile of your ride you get 2 points and every degree below 32F you get 1 point and you multiply them together. So this morning my ride was a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,517
Posted By mtrdrms
Winter commuting thread

Got tips? Need advice? Wanna brag about the fact that you are still riding your motorcycle in January? This is the place.
Welcome, my hardcore breatheren. You are among friends. So, who's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By mtrdrms
Are you sure it's the O2 sensors?

Are you sure it's the O2 sensors?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By mtrdrms
Thank you bobbybob! I'm sorting out the birds...

Thank you bobbybob! I'm sorting out the birds nest under the seat now. Will report back with my results.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By mtrdrms
Thank you all for your support. I'll continue to...

Thank you all for your support. I'll continue to post for future searchers.
So here's what I've found. If the maximum number of watts an accessory can draw is, say 55 (a fog light) then you divide...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By mtrdrms
Was kinda hoping I would get help here? ...

Was kinda hoping I would get help here?

Thanks for the info usgser. I think the fog lights have a relay already so can I leave the relay inline and just plug the positive line to the fuse box?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By mtrdrms
Rivco 6 circuit fuse block

I just got a Rivco 6 circuit fuse block and it came with no instructions. Anyone ever install one? Is it canbus safe? It was only $33 and I'd like to make it work.
So its only got one wire...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By mtrdrms
Does it have a title? It can be inspected to be...

Does it have a title? It can be inspected to be titled in ct and aside from the beauricratic nature of these things, its not too bad. I tried the vt and didn't have any luck.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By mtrdrms
Ride it all winter. It makes you a better person.

Ride it all winter. It makes you a better person.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Problem solved. I replaced all 4 spark plugs...

Problem solved. I replaced all 4 spark plugs with iridium ngk dcpr9eix. Runs better than it has in a long while. It's funny because they looked fine and had little wear. I guess it has been...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
This may sound like a silly question but how...

This may sound like a silly question but how would I know if my bike needed a throttle body synch? It hasn't been done in at least 40k miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Thanks for the info guys. The plugs look great. ...

Thanks for the info guys. The plugs look great. No problem there. The valves needed only minor adjusting. So my question is for someone who has or can try it : what happens to your idle or how...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Thanks, Jim. I'm gonna take them out tonight for...

Thanks, Jim. I'm gonna take them out tonight for a look.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Well its not a main coil. I unplugged one at a...

Well its not a main coil. I unplugged one at a time and the bike ran like poo. I'm not sure what's wrong but I did just take out my buddies 1150 and its so much smoother than my bike. Especially...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Thank you. I'll report back tomorrow.

Thank you. I'll report back tomorrow.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
I have no idea. So here's what I did: First, I...

I have no idea. So here's what I did:
First, I rode the bike to work and got it warm and checked the cylinder temp with an infrared laser thermometer. The right aide was consistently 10 degrees...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Ok. I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks.

Ok. I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
Valves were adjusted at 69205. It now has 73115....

Valves were adjusted at 69205. It now has 73115. I've never balanced the throttle bodies- I'll have to search that procedure. How would I know if a coil stick was bad?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
About 5k? I'd have to check my records.

About 5k? I'd have to check my records.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By mtrdrms
07 with a misfire

So I have recently developed a misfire (I think) under heavy throttle. When I twist the throttle to pass someone or accelerate out of a corner, it misses pretty bad. I can't really notice it when...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By mtrdrms
Welcome! And, if you didn't know, 07 was the...

Welcome! And, if you didn't know, 07 was the best year!



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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By mtrdrms
Looks great. How much is a membership?

Looks great. How much is a membership?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 21,716
Posted By mtrdrms
I can vouch for Manchester Honda. I used to work...

I can vouch for Manchester Honda. I used to work there so I know the operation well and since I don't work there anymore, I can be unbiased. They have the largest parts inventory in stock for ktm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By mtrdrms
Kick ass idea Dave! I would love to but I'm...

Kick ass idea Dave! I would love to but I'm signed up for the track day in Thompson that day...:cry
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