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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,598
Posted By thehomealien
Tourists on rented Enfields ride that pass every...

Tourists on rented Enfields ride that pass every year. A wonderful trip I'm sure, but not exactly the BAM road.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Posted By thehomealien
Synthetic 5W-40 made my '09 start easier in...

Synthetic 5W-40 made my '09 start easier in Illinois winters. By June, oil consumption and oil temperature became unacceptable, so I switched back to 15W-50.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By thehomealien
This. Actually I did it myself. The elastic...

This.

Actually I did it myself. The elastic wore out after 2 years. I would recommend a velcro strap.

My Frogg Toggs elite highway rain suit purchased in August 2012 came with stirrups.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 102,245
Views: 20,000,464
Posted By thehomealien
Just bumping you up so your question doesn't get...

Just bumping you up so your question doesn't get lost. Good luck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,160
Posted By thehomealien
Happiness makes pain go away. :beer

Happiness makes pain go away.

:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,744
Posted By thehomealien
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/sm/custom/3aa909...

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/sm/custom/3aa9090d30.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 34,969
Posted By thehomealien
OK, I'll just keep quipping :D What...

OK, I'll just keep quipping :D



What exactly could cause a bicycle spoke to bend in use? Does this relate to lacing pattern? The answer is yes, but not quite what you're thinking. Forget about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 34,969
Posted By thehomealien
You might try building your next set with...

You might try building your next set with chopsticks for spokes, then. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,927
Posted By thehomealien
duck-walking

The current MSF curriculum calls for "power walking" in some of the early exercises. This means using the clutch and throttle to control speed while using the feet for stability, and the speed is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 34,969
Posted By thehomealien
Hey there Benesesso, you mind defining "spur...

Hey there Benesesso, you mind defining "spur gear" for us? You know, we could look up or make up our own definitions, but wouldn't it be better to have a well-defined problem?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 34,969
Posted By thehomealien
In this thread: Benesesso lays down the law. ...

In this thread: Benesesso lays down the law.






:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By thehomealien
We know this cause 2012 models do not have servo...

We know this cause 2012 models do not have servo brakes (power assist). Not even as an option. Not at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By thehomealien
This is probably the first thing to remember. ...

This is probably the first thing to remember.



Sounds like you've got it figured out. The MSF actively recruits female instructors to make people like your friend more comfortable. Class size...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By thehomealien
But not all of them rip and snort and growl :evil...

But not all of them rip and snort and growl :evil



Her younger sister does burnouts in her boyfriend's Yaris.



Nice to know about the seat. I'll look into the ball joint and the tie rod...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By thehomealien
Deutschkrapmobile

My girlfriend has a pretty cool car.

It's a 1990 BMW 525i that had 150k on the odometer before it broke many years ago. It drinks oil and coolant, the front end shimmies like a tank-slapper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,974
Posted By thehomealien
Wrong. Try it. It's good to know what it feels...

Wrong. Try it. It's good to know what it feels like.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,533
Posted By thehomealien
Oh, cool! You know, I've been cooking for years,...

Oh, cool! You know, I've been cooking for years, and the other day my friend, who's taken classes from the Culinary Institute of America, told me that I should try it. I was pretty skeptical, but it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,533
Posted By thehomealien
What's countersteering? I've been on this forum...

What's countersteering? I've been on this forum for a little while now, and I've never heard anyone discuss it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,381
Posted By thehomealien
pie in the sky

Yep, that's just trashing some bikes.

Here's a bike test I'd pay good money to read.

1. Get several competitive bikes.
2. Rotate the bikes through the staff writers over the course of a year....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,533
Posted By thehomealien
Who gave markk53 so much coffee?

Who gave markk53 so much coffee?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,423
Posted By thehomealien
Wicked The engineers over at BMW are probably pretty...

The engineers over at BMW are probably pretty dumb, don't you think? I bet most people on this forum are better at making motorcycles. So what did those engineers forget?

To lighten the GS (or any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,727
Posted By thehomealien
Some people's attitudes about going down the road...

Some people's attitudes about going down the road confuse me.

Once I was returning from a bicycle ride out in the country, riding a mundane bicycle in street clothes, and an acquaintance asked if...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By thehomealien
It's like a horse. :nod

It's like a horse.




:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,744
Posted By thehomealien
CB650SC? Powerful and fun, but not agile or...

CB650SC? Powerful and fun, but not agile or responsive. Every non-cruiser I've ridden could run circles around my '84 Nighthawk.

Wait, what is this thread about?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,456
Posted By thehomealien
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,456
Posted By thehomealien
Can we just nuke this confuzzling thread and...

Can we just nuke this confuzzling thread and replace it with a link to Jim's instructions?
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By thehomealien
Thanks! That sounds like a test I should run....

Thanks! That sounds like a test I should run. Should I look for low charging voltage under certain conditions, such as a very hot bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,595
Posted By thehomealien
A straight line is a special case of a curve....

A straight line is a special case of a curve. :deal

(Just yanking your curved chain.)
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By thehomealien
I usually push start in 5th or 6th, and that...

I usually push start in 5th or 6th, and that works well for me. Not this time though.

Interesting about the stator. I imagine that after your stator crapped out, your battery did not charge at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 160,221
Posted By thehomealien
John Deere tool holder

I already had a John Deere bike...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8DxSsJ3bTJk/T5g4grbsGrI/AAAAAAAAB3Y/QgGgQnOz-cE/s800/IMG_6353.JPG

so I made a John Deere tool holder. :D
...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By thehomealien
Cool to know, thanks. But I did that. Just like I...

Cool to know, thanks. But I did that. Just like I would get any bike into gear with the engine off. Something special I should do?



Not a dead battery, just low. Enough to run the computer and...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,103
Posted By thehomealien
push starting a Versys

The battery got low on my '08 Versys the other day, so I tried to push start it for the first time. I'm no stranger to push starts, but I couldn't get it in gear. Tried first, tried second, rocked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,061
Posted By thehomealien
It's hard to define "workplace" for me, but if I...

It's hard to define "workplace" for me, but if I restrict it to the 3 employees at my site...

3 of 3 :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By thehomealien
Excellent, thanks for the advice, everyone.

Excellent, thanks for the advice, everyone.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,096
Posted By thehomealien
See what I'm saying? "Function over form" as...

See what I'm saying?

"Function over form" as an aesthetic concept is silly. It just doesn't make sense. Designing a product to appear functional inherently puts form over function.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,096
Posted By thehomealien
Man, did you just throw that together in response...

Man, did you just throw that together in response to this thread? Impressive.

The R1200GS/A looks like a poorly-executed attempt to look high-tech. But why even attempt? BMW bikes have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By thehomealien
advice on the paperwork of selling and buying

This could be a general question, but I'll post it here because it pertains to BMW Bank specifically.

Part 1.
My '09 GS will soon be up for sale, to be replaced by a GSA. BMW Bank has a lien on...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By thehomealien
I use the very same DeWalt frequently at work. It...

I use the very same DeWalt frequently at work. It works quite well, and is sturdily built. It is also compatible with DeWalt's 18V Li-ion batteries if that is important to you.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 586,765
Posted By thehomealien
It's good to hear something about this product...

It's good to hear something about this product other than back slapping.

After riding with the IICE Air for a week and switching it between 0°C and 20°C, I am pleased, but not overwhelmed....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,256
Posted By thehomealien
GaelicDog, have you ridden a few motorcycles or...

GaelicDog, have you ridden a few motorcycles or something? Where are you getting that sensible attitude?

"Bikes are fun. Ride one that you like." Who ever heard of that?
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