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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:34 AM
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Views: 163,494
Posted By Randy
Generally, yes, but not always. I bought one for...

Generally, yes, but not always. I bought one for a specific application as noted above. And since most of my wrench spinning involves motorcycles, the vast majority of the fasteners I deal with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 41,709
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I said last year, that I'd go this year... ...

Yeah, I said last year, that I'd go this year... But with what's going on at work, I seriously doubt I'll make it, again... Even if I could, it'd only be a one day quick dash on Sunday, and even...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-13-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 41,709
Posted By Randy
What's the date of the Barber thing? I missed it...

What's the date of the Barber thing? I missed it last year because I didn't hear about it until afterward. Of course, now the project I'm leading is pushing 6 days a week, I probably won't be able...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Glad to see you're still alive, Rod! Haven't...

Glad to see you're still alive, Rod! Haven't seen you posting lately and wondered where you'd been hiding.... But yeah, I know how "real life" can sometimes take over... Lord knows I've had my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't spend...

Yeah, I know what you mean.

I don't spend much time on xlforum at all really. It's mainly a different group of "riders" over there, with a lot of "dude! your shit looks sik!" and such. But,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
While not cheap, I'm happy with the size and...

While not cheap, I'm happy with the size and quality of my Lick's bag. Of course, like you, I didn't want to spend too much and was lucky enough to find one on xlforum, used, but never installed,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
And since you posted this pic, and while I did...

And since you posted this pic, and while I did mention it in the other "project" thread, I'll add here that there's also another small separate bracket not shown in this picture. It's a Z shaped...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
I was curious about this as well... While I...

I was curious about this as well...

While I admittedly have very limited experience with this, my little experience did have me concerned about this subject...

One of my other bikes is a Buell...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,494
Posted By Randy
I can't say either. I didn't expect high...

I can't say either. I didn't expect high quality, but I assumed it would work fine for the light duty use I had in mind. I mean, air is air, right? Compressor regulator was set at 90# and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Thanks for the compliments, guys! ...

Thanks for the compliments, guys!







Not a CHANCE! With my limited tool selection, and VERY limited fabrication skills, if I paid myself minimum wage it'd probably cost $200 for me to...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,494
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I understand buying quality tools. ...

Yeah, I understand buying quality tools. Especially for tools that I use regularly or really "need". Really, I do... But, I've lived without an impact for 50 years. :D

Last year, I thought it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
I picked up a new/"used" Lick's solo bag for a...

I picked up a new/"used" Lick's solo bag for a decent price from a member over on xlforum. Didn't care for the way they mounted so I created a mounting bracket for it. Did a little write-up on it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Awesome trip! Beautiful Sporty too. :thumb ...

Awesome trip! Beautiful Sporty too. :thumb

What seat is that? I'm guessing it must be at least reasonably comfortable? And, it looks good from that angle at least...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,494
Posted By Randy
I agree! The biggest conglomeration of "what the...

I agree! The biggest conglomeration of "what the FUCK were they thinking?" I have ever seen. I'm fair at eyeballing a fastener and picking the right wrench, but that goes right out the window when...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Yep. That's been discussed throughout this...

Yep. That's been discussed throughout this thread... Unfortunately, with the limited available travel of a lowered bike you will pay the price by sacrificing ride quality. Even with premium...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 41,709
Posted By Randy
Is there an appreciable weight difference,...

Is there an appreciable weight difference, considering both the chain vs. belt and the rotating assemblies such as the front and rear "sprockets"?

I guess I'm just curious where this sensation is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 41,709
Posted By Randy
Hmmm... Are you saying you feel the lower...

Hmmm... Are you saying you feel the lower overall ratio, or are you saying that there's a noticeable difference in the chain's efficiency of transferring power? I know that a chain is more...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Ok... Welcome to the club of the...

Ok...

Welcome to the club of the "enlightened". :thumb

But.... this post is worthless without pics!

In case you're not familiar, you'll need to upload your pics to a photo hosting site,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Yeah, I didn't look real hard, but my manual...

Yeah, I didn't look real hard, but my manual wasn't immediately clear about what was required prior to accessing the lifters. It was listed in the the top end tear down section, but I wasn't sure if...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
That sucks... I'll admit that I've never...

That sucks...

I'll admit that I've never dealt with lifters on any vehicle. Is this a huge job? Kinda hard to tell from a cursory look at the manual.
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
For me, it depends on the shield and bike in...

For me, it depends on the shield and bike in question. I have bikes with and without shields.

There are advantages of course...

As already mentioned, at freeway speeds they mitigate the...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,494
Posted By Randy
Is this a high speed tool, or just a buffer? Is...

Is this a high speed tool, or just a buffer? Is the switch a "dead man" type, or a "lock on"?

The reason I ask is, I will only use grinders with a switch of some sort that requires constant...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Well, if we're going there... Here's mine: ...

Well, if we're going there...

Here's mine:

http://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu93/ThePosers/Motorcycles/Buell%20S1/IMG_3187-1.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Not that there's not lots of helpful and...

Not that there's not lots of helpful and knowledgeable folks right here on ADV, cause there is! There's several regular posters right here in this thread that could probably answer all your...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
:doh Well, that cherry finally got popped! ...

:doh

Well, that cherry finally got popped! I went for a little ride today. Weather was nice and the forecast wasn't really calling for much chance of rain. Didn't venture too far actually......
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Probably 205, but my mom just sent me this: ...

Probably 205, but my mom just sent me this:

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10479042_491097904359910_4447808288366431473_n.jpg


While it may be a cliche, can't argue......
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
I'm definitely not the person to answer your...

I'm definitely not the person to answer your question, since I've never tried it. But, just looking at the pics, I would think that with longer bolts you should be able to install the throw-over...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
OK, so now a question about tires... maybe a...

OK, so now a question about tires... maybe a weird question, but that's just me...:wink:

Ok, so, the pic of the Hookie bike I posted a little earlier...

It's still on my mind. There's just...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 163,494
Posted By Randy
Same here! I figured I was the only duffus so I...

Same here! I figured I was the only duffus so I didn't say anything originally. Glad to know I wasn't the only one!:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Yeah, everyone responds differently to things...

Yeah, everyone responds differently to things like this on an emotional level. Motorcycling has been my number one passion for as long as I can remember. I don't have the miles logged that many...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Maybe, but on a curvy road I'd say some form of...

Maybe, but on a curvy road I'd say some form of distracted driving more likely. Probably took his eyes off the road just long enough to wonder into your lane. But who'll ever really know? Main...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
OMG, Sarah! That's terrible! I'm so glad you're...

OMG, Sarah! That's terrible! I'm so glad you're on the road to recovery. My best wishes for a complete and speedy one.

How on earth did the other driver manage to cross into your lane and hit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Along with that, there's...

Along with that, there's http://www.shopronniesharleydavidson.com/OEMpartfinder.htm

Not sure how their prices compare to my local dealer, but their online fiche helps in finding the right part and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Hmmm... I had assumed that Goodyear made a decent...

Hmmm... I had assumed that Goodyear made a decent belt. Hell, I even figured they might be the OEM supplier for HD... I had planned to use one when I decided to replace my stocker but now I'll have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Ummm... That was a pretty old post dating...

Ummm...

That was a pretty old post dating back to 2010. In fact I believe I remember bloodweiser selling his Sporty a while back. I'm real glad he bought one and started this thread though! ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Street bike, or Scramster? That makes a...

Street bike, or Scramster?

That makes a couple of belts replaced for you doesn't it? Do you know what caused it?
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Yeah, lots of choices in a 17"/19" combo. That's...

Yeah, lots of choices in a 17"/19" combo. That's what I have on my GS. But tubeless 19" rear tires are pretty limited. At least in the tires that I might choose to run. Going tubeless is my only...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Well, after a cursory look around, I guess that...

Well, after a cursory look around, I guess that my original plan of spoked wheels will stick. I like the look of the cast wheels on the Hookie bike, and they're available fairly cheaply. Converting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
Thanks for the info. I'll look into that. ...

Thanks for the info. I'll look into that.



Yeah, that is my main concern. Outside of dirtbikes and flat trackers, there's just not many bikes that use a 19" rear rim...
!8" is better but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 847,153
Posted By Randy
The EZXL uses the stock wheels which are 16"...

The EZXL uses the stock wheels which are 16" rear, 19" front, the only two sizes available in those wheels. The Hookie #2 uses a 19" front wheel for both front and rear. Compare the two bikes and...
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