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Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By ABHooligan
Givi makes Fazer racks. Buy them and adapt your...

Givi makes Fazer racks. Buy them and adapt your panniers to fit.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By ABHooligan
Did a day ride home once after some asshole...

Did a day ride home once after some asshole sacked my campsite and left one pannier. Tied everything that wouldn't fit onto the seat behind. Cranked the bike up and pulled out just as they were...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By ABHooligan
Also, I recall that you should be sure your new...

Also, I recall that you should be sure your new coolant is the silica-free variety. Correct?
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,026
Posted By ABHooligan
Whatever fix you go with, you should include...

Whatever fix you go with, you should include peace-of-mind in the results. You don't want to be riding over some Andean pass, 200km from a town, worrying about that swingarm breaking and pitching you...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,062
Posted By ABHooligan
Wouldn't it be easier to find a disc-brake front...

Wouldn't it be easier to find a disc-brake front end that would fit the bike? They've been around since the 70's. I recall a thread on here somewhere that listed tons of fork sizes. You also must...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By ABHooligan
I had Thunderbike bars on my 885i. That's a heavy...

I had Thunderbike bars on my 885i. That's a heavy bike, and if the bars are too puny they won't hold up. I can vouch for the stoutness of the Thunderbike bars.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By ABHooligan
Don't have any vids or pics, but I went twice and...

Don't have any vids or pics, but I went twice and thoroughly enjoyed my rides both times. Got lost once or twice, but someone was always along to help me out, and it added to the adventure. Beautiful...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,563
Posted By ABHooligan
I've never known them to actually have fuel when...

I've never known them to actually have fuel when I've stopped in there, which can be disappointing when there isn't another station for what, twenty miles in each direction?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 67,536
Posted By ABHooligan
Some USFS roads are open year-round. Cumberland...

Some USFS roads are open year-round. Cumberland Plateau has some bootleg stuff. Aetna Mountain is always open but muddy (er) in winter. Franklin State Forest is open, I believe. Windrock ORV is open....
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,755
Posted By ABHooligan
You can put me down for one, too.

You can put me down for one, too.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By ABHooligan
Seen some folks use small MOLLE pouches. Doubt...

Seen some folks use small MOLLE pouches. Doubt they are waterproof, but you could line them with a syl-nylon drybag.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By ABHooligan
The second link shows Givi E21 cases on that...

The second link shows Givi E21 cases on that bike. They are a nice shape, but I believe 21 litres. I use them on my fz6, and believe me, they are small when you start packing for a trip.

The v35s...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-14-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By ABHooligan
Rather than attach more stuff in there I don't...

Rather than attach more stuff in there I don't need, I cut and rewelded my attachment arms to bring the racks in. I think I slimmed down about three inches between the two sides (using smaller...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By ABHooligan
Your Cheep's OEM rotors are worn out at 44,000...

Your Cheep's OEM rotors are worn out at 44,000 miles, and you're concerned about finding top-quality replacements? Shouldn't be hard to find some that will meet that standard, probably in the 19.95...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-31-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 64,201
Posted By ABHooligan
I'm not a USFS certified sawyer, but I would...

I'm not a USFS certified sawyer, but I would definitely volunteer to help. Seems for every sawyer, you would need a couple of guys dragging debris to the side, carrying tools and fuel, and swinging a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 67,536
Posted By ABHooligan
Didn't see the post til it was too late-I was...

Didn't see the post til it was too late-I was across the sequatchie valley from P-C that day.

I'd have been riding in your dust anyway. Maybe next time.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By ABHooligan
My first response was going to be a quality knife...

My first response was going to be a quality knife as well, but I've been in the woods many times, with lots of tools, gear, etc, and rarely do I have everything I need. When something breaks (down),...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,959
Posted By ABHooligan
For that much weight, no way would I screw into...

For that much weight, no way would I screw into the mortar. Otherwise, I think the hole would strip before it broke the block face.

Use the proper bit, but just as important, be sure your holes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,508
Posted By ABHooligan
Instead of plastidip, I bought a sheet of...

Instead of plastidip, I bought a sheet of aluminum-backed dynamat stuff from the local stereo shop. One side is adhesive and sticks to the plate. Cut to fit your plate and reinstall. Not affected by...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By ABHooligan
Turn the switch on and stick your tongue on it....

Turn the switch on and stick your tongue on it. That's how I check 9V batteries. The bike is only three volts more.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By ABHooligan
Errol. Errol Flynn.

Errol. Errol Flynn.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,748
Posted By ABHooligan
Why not strip it down as much as possible, back...

Why not strip it down as much as possible, back the trailer up to it, use a comealong/hoist to gently lay it on its side on the trailer, then sliiiiiide it into the trailer, perhaps winching it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,124
Posted By ABHooligan
I've never ridden anywhere off-pavement that was...

I've never ridden anywhere off-pavement that was dead-flat-there's always some sort of bump or incline close by. I'm a novice, but I can execute a five- or ten-point turn by riding my front wheel up...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By ABHooligan
I think the way these box stores make money on...

I think the way these box stores make money on lifetime warranty is by counting on people to forget they purchased a lifetime warranty, or the next owner not knowing about said warranty and buying...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By ABHooligan
Some of the jeep catalogs used to sell heaters to...

Some of the jeep catalogs used to sell heaters to compensate for the poor performance of factory units. Some plumbed into engine coolant, some were electric. I prefer the coolant-heated ones, but you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 67,536
Posted By ABHooligan
You took me out for a candlelit steak dinner,...

You took me out for a candlelit steak dinner, then never called me again???? I guess you really did move to Thailand.:cry
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,103
Posted By ABHooligan
Initially spendy, but long-term pay-offs in...

Initially spendy, but long-term pay-offs in energy savings, as well as a happier HVAC unit (it won't have to work as hard or often).



My local power utility has had this offer for several...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,144
Posted By ABHooligan
Perhaps so, but buying something that arrives...

Perhaps so, but buying something that arrives non-functioning, then buying something else from the company to make it work, seems like a racket. And many report that their fluid develops bubbles...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,144
Posted By ABHooligan
It seems like for everyone that likes a certain...

It seems like for everyone that likes a certain manometer, others disparage it. I ruled out the tube/oil/board type as bigger and more cumbersome than I wanted to fool with. The MotionPro tool is...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,637
Posted By ABHooligan
Flat-stitched or not, a seam is still a seam....

Flat-stitched or not, a seam is still a seam. Wearing a balaclava under your helmet makes it a bit smaller on your head, and a seam pressed into your forehead after a couple of hours begins to to...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By ABHooligan
HDB sells taller risers. I installed these (they...

HDB sells taller risers. I installed these (they still have the reversible offset) and my key fits, but barely. Barely is good enough without having to relocate anything. You may not want or need...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,144
Posted By ABHooligan
Homemade Carb Sync Tool?

I need/want a carb sync tool. I like the Morgan Carbtune, and saw several how-to's where folks made their own out of miles of clear tubing, filled with oil, alcohol, mercury, uranium-235, etc, all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48,224
Views: 9,934,508
Posted By ABHooligan
Ha! I've been waiting since Sept 26- "Tom is...

Ha! I've been waiting since Sept 26- "Tom is building yours tomorrow!"
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-02-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 644,839
Posted By ABHooligan
Sad but true. I'm actually nowhere close to the...

Sad but true. I'm actually nowhere close to the ragged edge.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By ABHooligan
Fill to a high pressure with air, then cut very...

Fill to a high pressure with air, then cut very quickly.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 644,839
Posted By ABHooligan
I had my sprocket carrier (?) welded to my hub,...

I had my sprocket carrier (?) welded to my hub, and it will easily loft the front wheel. I like to ride beyond the ragged edge.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 4,194,959
Posted By ABHooligan
You have to remove that nut, holding the bolt on...

You have to remove that nut, holding the bolt on the other side. You then thread the bolt into the threaded end of your crashbar. The nut is not re-used.

And I would not think that the frames...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By ABHooligan
Not necessarily, but I hate to throw good stuff...

Not necessarily, but I hate to throw good stuff in the landfill just because the box possibly wants to upsell me on pads. I can afford to supersize my Big Mac, but does that mean I should just...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,916
Posted By ABHooligan
New pads when replacing a rotor?

I bent a rotor sunday, and the box for the new rotor insists on NOT using the rotor with the old pads or the rotor will warp. Now, I'm not a cheapskate, but I hate to replace parts that don't need...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,542
Posted By ABHooligan
Do you still do the disc guard adapter? I didn't...

Do you still do the disc guard adapter? I didn't see them on your site.
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