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Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By jbhawley
I'm a cheap bastard and look to save a dollar...

I'm a cheap bastard and look to save a dollar when I can. If you really like the functionality of the beads but don't wanna fork our 40-50$ for a new set, get a set of the taxi cab seat beads from...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,793
Posted By jbhawley
Dirty carbs and/or carbs out of sync may cause...

Dirty carbs and/or carbs out of sync may cause this too.
A bad spark plug, not properly gapped.

just my .02
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By jbhawley
I purchased a pair of these a couple years ago....

I purchased a pair of these a couple years ago. They are very well made gloves and very comfortable. I used them for a week or so on two different bike. Both bikes had heated grip and one had Hippo...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By jbhawley
They were in Raleigh NC April of this year...not...

They were in Raleigh NC April of this year...not that does you any good now. :evil
I talked to them, tried on many sizes and purchased a R3 Light. Now I am considering replacing my ageing RC onsey...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,682
Posted By jbhawley
IMO these are the best, but very, very hard to...

IMO these are the best, but very, very hard to find...even used. Maybe at a farm or estate auction, yard sale, etc
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/291067660677?lpid=82

TSC has some of the new style...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By jbhawley
ditto. I did the same to my PC800. Doug has good...

ditto. I did the same to my PC800. Doug has good info. I like the LEDs, and I use full Gerbings heated gear in the cold months. I have several of the relays as shown in the second pic on Doug's site....
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By jbhawley
I got a Mmoto rack a couple years ago for my...

I got a Mmoto rack a couple years ago for my PC800. I have a Givi top case attached and commute with this bike daily. The build quality is top notch as is the paint/powder coat. I will not hesitate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 22,438
Posted By jbhawley
Revising an old thread. I have a cousin who is...

Revising an old thread.
I have a cousin who is a NC Highway Patrol Motorman. Here is a photo of their (not him) bike and riding gear.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,041
Posted By jbhawley
I just ordered one of these: ...

I just ordered one of these:
http://www.backcountry.com/eureka-amari-pass-2-tent-2-person-3-season
103$
30 sq ft
4lb 9 oz

...just passing along as this may meet your requirements. Plus at only...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,793
Posted By jbhawley
PCs don't have much extra Stator amperage/wattage...

PCs don't have much extra Stator amperage/wattage so you will have to find lights that have a very low draw...which usually equals very expensive. You can mount them under the headlight area with the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,975
Posted By jbhawley
I too ordered a RC3 Light last week after...

I too ordered a RC3 Light last week after visiting the Raleigh pop up. I am getting a 42R hi-viz/grey with rotated sleeves, so I know my suit has to get built from scratch. I was told 7 weeks, which...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,975
Posted By jbhawley
Yes, just a bit.... Here is a re-post I made...

Yes, just a bit....
Here is a re-post I made from this thread...if you care to read it. :deal
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965052
I've edited to show a few relevant points that...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By jbhawley
Probably waayyyyy more information than you...

Probably waayyyyy more information than you wanted...

ABOUT THE NAME “DARIEN”
A year after our first Darien prototype was complete, another company came out with a similar three quarter length...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By jbhawley
Less is more... Before I drank the proverbial...

Less is more...
Before I drank the proverbial Aerostich kool-aid :1drink I too wanted riding gear with more, if not all, the bells and whistles. After several years and four jackets later, I decided...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,975
Posted By jbhawley
Lynn and I were speaking very candidly, so I...

Lynn and I were speaking very candidly, so I imagine that some of her "insider knowledge" is not spouted by customer service to customers. I took from our conversation that with the sewing staff they...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,975
Posted By jbhawley
Somewhat related... I was at the Aerostich...

Somewhat related...
I was at the Aerostich Pop-Up in Raleigh NC last week looking to replace my very worn RC onsey. I was able to spend quite a bit of time taking to Lynn who was very knowledgeable...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By jbhawley
Care to elaborate on the suggestions you gave?...

Care to elaborate on the suggestions you gave? :ear I am nearly ready to pull the trigger on a RC3-Light to go along with my 10+ year old RC onsey.
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,647
Posted By jbhawley
I understand the SO, Mac, etc tools come with a...

I understand the SO, Mac, etc tools come with a very premium price. I too own some specialty tools that only SO or the like offers. Supply and demand drives the price on those types of tools. Yeah, I...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By jbhawley
I am a recovering Gear Junkie. However, I'm such...

I am a recovering Gear Junkie. However, I'm such a thrifty (my wife says "squeaky") bastard that I never had a ton of gear on hand at one single time. But fuck-me-running, there was a time FedEx and...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,647
Posted By jbhawley
You may be a redneck if your toolbox or lawnmower...

You may be a redneck if your toolbox or lawnmower payment is more than you car is worth. :eek1 (just kidding....sort of). I know a guy that has a car that worth, maybe 1000$ and makes payments on a...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By jbhawley
I made it to the Aerostich pop-up in Raleigh...

I made it to the Aerostich pop-up in Raleigh yesterday. I wanted to look and try on the Roadcrafter Light One piece suit. I currently wear the traditional RC onsey (now named RC Classic).

The...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,963
Posted By jbhawley
On your 15a outlet form your house; is that a...

On your 15a outlet form your house; is that a direct connection back to the house panel box? If so what size wire? 14/2. 12/2, etc. If it is 12/2 then...I would do this...

*disclaimer
This is...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By jbhawley
Those look like hitachi connectors. I have a set...

Those look like hitachi connectors. I have a set of these crimpers - first one listed on this page link. 20$. The crimpers have a slot for the bottom and the top crimp as each has its own size, so to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,106
Posted By jbhawley
I can't believe no one has mentioned the Honda...

I can't believe no one has mentioned the Honda Pacific Coast 800 (PC800). The bike was literally made (seriously) to be a commuter bike. All the plastic keep the crud off your clothes, it has tons of...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,994
Posted By jbhawley
Not too hi-jack this thread but to add to the OPs...

Not too hi-jack this thread but to add to the OPs quest to make his own tire changer based loosely on a commercial design. I also made my own tire changer loosely based on the NoMar. Mine was...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By jbhawley
Aerostich PopUp - Raleigh NC

Andy and company just announced that an Aerostich PopUp will be in Raleigh NC on April 9 - 13 at the Pleasant Valley Promenade shopping center off Glenwood.

Link below for details:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,059
Posted By jbhawley
for all intensive purposes, Irregardless, is a...

for all intensive purposes, Irregardless, is a non-standard word.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By jbhawley
the Treds are totally waterproof as they are a...

the Treds are totally waterproof as they are a rubber over boot. They dont pack small and are clunkly to walk in, shift in, etc. But will keep your feet dry in a monsoon.

The nylon pullovers are...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,299
Posted By jbhawley
I am still trying to find on the aerostich site...

I am still trying to find on the aerostich site where CBTs sell for 500$. The list price for the CBTs is 367$ and the CBL is 327$. Plus the price has increased several dollars in "a couple years". I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,919
Posted By jbhawley
I will vote for the Honda PC800....why? I have...

I will vote for the Honda PC800....why? I have one and a Honda Goldwing. The PC800 is by far the easiest to maintain; oil changes, tires, etc, etc of any bike I have ever owned. Plus it looks like a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,793
Posted By jbhawley
I was told the 1st International PC Ride In day...

I was told the 1st International PC Ride In day in Raleigh did happen but there was only 2 riders. That day was extremely cold and windy. I had planned on going...riding of course, but a water leak...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,491
Posted By jbhawley
I wash my used/dirty red shop rags all the time...

I wash my used/dirty red shop rags all the time in my home washer. Yes it will leave a greasy ring. You can follow this procedure to keep your wife off your a$$...

Pre-soak the rags in a bucket...
Forum: Regional forums 12-24-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By jbhawley
2014 International PC800 Ride-In-Day (Jan 4, 2014)

International Pacific Coast Ride in Day...

First ride of the year, New Suggestion. The First Saturday of January, have a ride in to a local big city and meet up for lunch. There are many that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,793
Posted By jbhawley
International Pacific Coast Ride in Day

International Pacific Coast Ride in Day...

First ride of the year, New Suggestion. The First Saturday of January, have a ride in to a local big city and meet up for lunch. There are many that...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By jbhawley
I too cut a lot of aluminum. I don't have a band...

I too cut a lot of aluminum. I don't have a band saw and usually am only making straight line cuts. I use a typical power miter saw/chop saw with a carbide tipped high tooth blade...basically the...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,764
Posted By jbhawley
Yes, this is normal to feel confined with the new...

Yes, this is normal to feel confined with the new RC onsey, especially if you are coming from a 2 piece set up. I may suggest the following to aid in "loosening" the suit up; i.e breaking in.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,793
Posted By jbhawley
I have the K&N filter on my PC and my Goldwing....

I have the K&N filter on my PC and my Goldwing. Since it is so easy to remove the PC filter as compared to the GW I clean the filter every oil change (5000 miles). If you consider the cost of a paper...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By jbhawley
If you know there is water in the gas line and...

If you know there is water in the gas line and the NG provider will not resolve the issue then you can and should put in a drip tap (sediment trap) between the NG line and where it connects to the...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,982
Posted By jbhawley
I had the Bell transition shield on a Bell Arrow...

I had the Bell transition shield on a Bell Arrow helmet a couple years ago. The shield worked OK for about 3 months then I noticed it did not get dark enough...similar to your situation. Eventually,...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By jbhawley
Update

Update...
I took my boots to the local cobbler. He looked over the "rubbed spot" on each boot. After talking a few minutes, he suggested sewing in a piece of pigskin leather to cover the worn holes...
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