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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 907,902
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: I repaired some of my 88's tabs with...

[Carl]: I repaired some of my 88's tabs with epoxy and Fibreglas. Made one new tab from acrylic and Fibreglas. Replaced a lot of screws with SS Acorn head bolts and nylon insert nuts.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By Carl.Custer
Traffic isn't so bad out in the country (Or what...

Traffic isn't so bad out in the country (Or what is left of it around NSA). :wink:
Yeah Merryland drivers are bad. Mostly ignorance IMHO. Poor drivers education. :huh
One of two States that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-06-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,380
Posted By Carl.Custer
I've had Garmins since the E-Map & GPS III+ ...

I've had Garmins since the E-Map & GPS III+
Their mapsource stinks and informing them of errors is a PITA.
So, I'm looking at Tom toms too.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Carl.Custer
Ah hah, here is one of my home-made GPS Master...

Ah hah, here is one of my home-made GPS Master Cylinder mounts.

http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1219495070061629013szqeef
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Carl.Custer
Dunno if the KLR will take the master cylinder...

Dunno if the KLR will take the master cylinder mount. Those work well on my Hondas. I
cobbled two from Home Dee-poo Al bar stock: Heat, bend, grind, drill, paint, bolt on. :wink:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,615
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Just wanted to point out that Jason and I...

[Carl]: Just wanted to point out that Jason and I were the only ones who earned the prestigious "Gold" ribbons. :evil
That's me in the black Sturgis Tee.
2010 70 years -- that's Blum, Springer...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-31-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Yup, Direct fused battery connection is...

[Carl]: Yup, Direct fused battery connection is the way to go.
The GPS stays on while you fuel etc. :evil
Also, you don't run your battery down while plotting and planning. Additional benefits...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 907,902
Posted By Carl.Custer
Discount Honda and Service Honda can get them: ...

Discount Honda and Service Honda can get them:
http://www.discounthondaparts.com/fiche_select2.asp?category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=1988&fveh=3594
Look under wire harness:
MODULE, IGN CONT...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,977
Posted By Carl.Custer
NX 650 Rack

The racks are slightly rarer than hens teeth. :wink:
I gave up and cobbled one from some birch and oak scraps.
Screws, gussets, and Gorilla glue hold it together. :clap
Tried loading pics but...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-29-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,124
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: BuyDig has it for $138 with free shipping...

[Carl]: BuyDig has it for $138 with free shipping
http://www.buydig.com
But the 1250 is not waterproof :eek1
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 254,437
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Abes's of Maine has the 550 for $199 and...

[Carl]: Abes's of Maine has the 550 for $199 and it's waterproof
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By Carl.Custer
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Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 907,902
Posted By Carl.Custer
Nixie, soon to be off to the races! Going to...

Nixie, soon to be off to the races! Going to Labrador Woo!

[Carl]: Same bike south of Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1270404747061629013VLLnzj

You all have fun but...
Forum: Alaska 07-31-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,850
Posted By Carl.Custer
Great trip/ Next time stop and smell the roses...

Great trip/ Next time stop and smell the roses or at least rubberneck. Lots of great views on the Dalton: tress, trees, and more trees until you pass Finger Mountain.
Nada about TOTW Highway? ...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,696
Posted By Carl.Custer
My two piece Roadcrafter will be 12 in August....

My two piece Roadcrafter will be 12 in August. :clap

Commuted downtown DC, year around, for ~ 7 years (Free Metro passes were hard to pass on and I retired in 2007)

The 'Stich was hot in stop...
Forum: Alaska 07-23-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By Carl.Custer
Yeah, with a digital camera, the only pictures...

Yeah, with a digital camera, the only pictures you regret taking are the ones you don't take. :evil
Had two beautiful days July 2-4 on the Ferry Skagway to Prince Rupert (@#$% 3:30 in the morning). ...
Forum: Alaska 07-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,077
Posted By Carl.Custer
Saw a lot of Hardleys in Alaska and Canada last...

Saw a lot of Hardleys in Alaska and Canada last month but they had fenders. Seriously, there is a lot of gravel and chip seal stretches in northern Canada. I'd either find stock fenders or cobble...
Forum: Alaska 07-22-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By Carl.Custer
FWIW, the number that finally worked was...

FWIW, the number that finally worked was 972-620-0929 but it was a Sunday afternoon.
The WiFi doens't work on some floors but the ethernet cable did.
Oh Wally Mart on the way to the Dalton has...
Forum: Alaska 07-22-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By Carl.Custer
Alaska Leather in Anchorage should have your oil...

Alaska Leather in Anchorage should have your oil and filter.
If not, call and order ahead.:evil

Two thumbs up on the free moto camping at the Harley dealership and Gwinnies Alaska IPA on tap,...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By Carl.Custer
Good timing. I should be out of Alaska next...

Good timing. I should be out of Alaska next Thursday.
I've brought rain every day. Yesterday I brought sleet and snow on the Tok bypass. :huh
Grabbed a room in Mentaka Lodge last night to warm...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Bet it's pretty when not socked in by fog...

[Carl]: Bet it's pretty when not socked in by fog and drizzle.
Left Denali Park Tuesday in rain. Got occasional peaks of peaks but that was about it.
Was happy to see gas in Trapper Creek. Two...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,039
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: The section between Haines Junction has...

[Carl]: The section between Haines Junction has some interesting bits. A couple in the Haines Junction Inn bar (Yukon on tap) coming south said it was the worse they had experienced.
The two of...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Carl.Custer
Great housing. Several AdvRiders there. ...

Great housing.
Several AdvRiders there.
Chatted with one Monday before doing the Dalton (even wilder than doing the Charleston).:D
I was concerned about fuel. Google, Mapquest etc. listed nada...
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Thanks, Third call worked like a charm....

[Carl]: Thanks,
Third call worked like a charm.
Can see the midnight sun outside the dorm window:clap
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Carl.Custer
University of Alaska Dorm

Dang me.
Thought I had captured the phone number to call for dorm rooms in Fairbanks. But I didn't. :eek1
Help?
Carl Free WiFi in Destruction Bay, Yukon :clap
301-801-9724
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 907,902
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Yeah Plastic old enough to buy likker is...

[Carl]: Yeah Plastic old enough to buy likker is a problem.
Mine has a lot of JB Weld holding tabs in place.
I used a handful of SS Acorn bolts and Nylon insert nuts to hold stuff together. ...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,058
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: I'll be spotty. Verizon has a map of...

[Carl]: I'll be spotty. Verizon has a map of their coverage.
I was in Red Deer a few weeks ago (4 wheels) and I was on roaming.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Carl.Custer
I cobbled a chain guard for my 'Ceptor from one...

I cobbled a chain guard for my 'Ceptor from one inch alloy "L" stock.
Pop-riveted the pieces together.
It's worked fine for many years and miles.:evil
You can see part of it behind the muffler...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11,374
Views: 699,991
Posted By Carl.Custer
From the other side. The town east of here on...

From the other side.
The town east of here on main street has an Olde Town Restaurant that is a great meeting place for rides.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,374
Views: 699,991
Posted By Carl.Custer
Next Tag is not too far away. These Gemini gave...

Next Tag is not too far away.
These Gemini gave the road its name.
It's just east of a place that sells "the stuff you need out here"
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11,374
Views: 699,991
Posted By Carl.Custer
Had to run some gas through the ST's carbs . ....

Had to run some gas through the ST's carbs . . .soo
Forum: Trip Planning 05-16-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,844
Posted By Carl.Custer
I have about 15,000 miles on my Thinkpad. I...

I have about 15,000 miles on my Thinkpad. I store it off, in it's IBM case, in the Givi topcase.
I picked a Thinkpad T41 on recommendations from Horizons Unlimited about 2-3 years ago as the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11,374
Views: 699,991
Posted By Carl.Custer
If Banneker was 100, then Price's Distillery ford...

If Banneker was 100, then Price's Distillery ford was 101, and Nottingham is 102?:huh

Crossed Price's Distillery on my '85 Sabre one October. But, there was a lot less water. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3,884
Views: 907,902
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Very likely the starter button contacts...

[Carl]: Very likely the starter button contacts need cleaning.:huh
Basically the starter button rides on contact rails. When the button is pushed in to engage the starter relay contacts, the...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By Carl.Custer
I've rolled my suit, couple of shirts and ties...

I've rolled my suit, couple of shirts and ties plus shoes and socks into a garment bag. Strapped it to the rear saddle and went. Hung everything it the closet when I arrived and all was well the...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,050
Posted By Carl.Custer
Core muscles seem to be the key to avoiding back...

Core muscles seem to be the key to avoiding back pain.
Pilates etc will help.
Strong back and stomach muscles will help you keep from leaning on the bars.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Good idea. I've never run into a...

[Carl]: Good idea. I've never run into a campground that didn't have tent space. Once in Italy, they gave us a spot in the back next to a fence. Near Boston, they opened up a field. :evil

For...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By Carl.Custer
FWIW, for my planned trip to AK and maybe Inuvik....

FWIW, for my planned trip to AK and maybe Inuvik.
Leaving home June 5, need to be in Grapevine, TX July 12.
I set up a spreadsheet:
Dates in column A
Destinations in column B
Mileage twixt in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By Carl.Custer
Enough with the paens to the ST1100. Looks here's...

Enough with the paens to the ST1100. Looks here's the nasty reality.
You're going to have a lot more power than the K75 --
There's a phenomenon called "St nominal". It's traveling at 80 mph and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By Carl.Custer
[Carl]: Even though the fork legs don't look...

[Carl]: Even though the fork legs don't look pitted, you could test by running a silk scarf or old pantie hose across the surfaces. Any nasty bit will snag the fine cloth. :evil
Also a...
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