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Forum: Beasts Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 946
Posted By Attico
As a GS owner (2006) I believe every conclusion...

As a GS owner (2006) I believe every conclusion one could arrive at from that chart, however I'd buy another in a minute.

An additional fact is the BMW warranty is 3 years unlimited mileage so it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,008
Posted By Attico
The more I look at this bike, the more I love it....

The more I look at this bike, the more I love it. But there are 2 show stoppers. First the diminutive size and the tiny tank. I hope the aftermarket can step up, but not much can be done from a size...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
Those videos are exactly what I used to change...

Those videos are exactly what I used to change the seals and bushings.

Fxi, the moose seals and bushings are half the Yamaha costs. My bushings were in great shape, but I decided to replace them...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
The gold on the forks Vs the gold in you pocket. ...

The gold on the forks Vs the gold in you pocket.

No diffs really. Some early models had fuel pump issues but that's a $200 fix.

If it were me, buy a used one in good stock condition.
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 65,008
Posted By Attico
Needs a giant loop coyote. Maybe we can request a...

Needs a giant loop coyote. Maybe we can request a special order plaid print :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
Quick turn throttle

For those of you crafty or cheap, maybe both, I posted this homemade quick turn throttle a while back

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=798366
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By Attico
My bet is the jumper cables. I left the lights on...

My bet is the jumper cables. I left the lights on my golf tdi on and had a flat battery. I tried to jump start it off a running van and in dice. Couldn't get it to turn over. I had to use 2 sets of...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By Attico
I've used string plugs as a permanent repair. I'm...

I've used string plugs as a permanent repair. I'm pretty sure I'm not dead.

I would probably not use a string plug on the front. I'd maybe use it to get out of a jam, but then patch it from the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
It's a Yamaha. Just change the oil, add gas and...

It's a Yamaha. Just change the oil, add gas and go. Worry not.

Besides,my old only get an uneducated guess at best. Remember you only have 1.3 liters of oil so it gets black fast.

Hope you...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,178
Posted By Attico
Of course it'll be fine. North Americans tend to...

Of course it'll be fine. North Americans tend to think you need a 3500 dually to haul or tow anything. I've towed lots with smaller cars. My golf tdi has a European hitch like the one in the focus...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Attico
I tuck the collar into the jacket. Works great.

I tuck the collar into the jacket. Works great.
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Attico
It's probably residue. Try not to hold the brake...

It's probably residue. Try not to hold the brake when stopped. This used to happen to me until I figured it out.

If you stop holding the brake, it should even out over time and go back to normal.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,907
Posted By Attico
That car is done for I think. I had a similar...

That car is done for I think. I had a similar incident on just the front of my golf tdi and the cost was 8k. Add the rear repair to that and you're in write off territory.

Definitely have the VW...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
Posted By Attico
Use 2 brush seals. a short 180 degree inside...

Use 2 brush seals. a short 180 degree inside (straight) and a 45 degree outside. A 3" bristle should do it outside and 2" inside.

If you don't like that idea and your door is wood, you can scribe...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Attico
Tt

Tt
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 114,014
Posted By Attico
It's a ducati, you just need enough room for a...

It's a ducati, you just need enough room for a bottle of whiskey and a pack of rubbers.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
Guacamole/avocado dispenser and a gps permanently...

Guacamole/avocado dispenser and a gps permanently aimed at Colorado, but other than that it's the same.

All kidding aside, it's the carbon can.
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,736
Posted By Attico
I bet it has more to do with avoiding what warped...

I bet it has more to do with avoiding what warped the rotor in the first place. The manufacturer is assuming the pads may have played a role or the caliber got stuck, etc.

It makes sense if you...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,057
Posted By Attico
Thanks. I'm going to give this a shot.

Thanks. I'm going to give this a shot.
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,057
Posted By Attico
Wow. Maybe I'll try that paint. Did you mask the...

Wow. Maybe I'll try that paint. Did you mask the rotor surface of did you left the brake pad sweep it clean?
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
So I think I solved my problem. They were coming...

So I think I solved my problem. They were coming in up the corner of the vinyl siding, into the soffit. I filled the hollow corner with great stuff pest control foam and so far so good. They also...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,057
Posted By Attico
If it's going to see winter, there is no real...

If it's going to see winter, there is no real solution. I tried the caliber paint and it took 6 months for the rust to come back. I had cleaned it really well.

I have Zimmerman rotors and the...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
Fortunately as dramatic as it feels, I think I'm...

Fortunately as dramatic as it feels, I think I'm dealing with a much more reasonable problem than what you posted...

Here is a question...can they push their way through a well sealed threshold? I...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
Got home checked the shed and there was one in...

Got home checked the shed and there was one in the snap trap.

I'm pretty discouraged. I'm starting to obsess over this now.

How likely are they to eat wires? That's really my main concern?
...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
this weekend I completely cleaned out the shed....

this weekend I completely cleaned out the shed. Washed all the wood in a heavy bleach and water solution. Get out all the shit and didn't find any more nests -- last week I found 1 nest in a folding...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
My biggest fear is the airbox nest or munching on...

My biggest fear is the airbox nest or munching on the wires on my bikes
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
I've got a peanut butter can in a 5 gal bucket. I...

I've got a peanut butter can in a 5 gal bucket. I catch 1 daily, yesterday 2....how many more of these guys are there? They are coming in because it's impossible for 10 of them to be in there...
...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
it is wasn't cruel...as much as I hate cats!

it is wasn't cruel...as much as I hate cats!
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
Yes, for sure. The plywood overlaps the wall and...

Yes, for sure. The plywood overlaps the wall and floor seams. Corners are tight. Everything is sided in vinyl and aluminium. It's only 8x12 so it's easy to inspect it in detail.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,172
Posted By Attico
I wear them on my bicycle and my motorcycles. ...

I wear them on my bicycle and my motorcycles.

You'd be surprised on the bicycle how much roar you get. This is how I developed tinnitus in my youth. With the plugs in, you hear other sounds like...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Attico
Mouse issues

Hi all,

I've got a tracrite roll up corrugated door and I've got mice working their way around the sides. The space between the guides and the corrugations make any flat vinyl seals useless.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Attico
^^^^ yup Or ride in work attire with a...

^^^^ yup

Or ride in work attire with a armour jacket. Pack rain pants. It's not attgat but maybe that's ok
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Attico
Pillion plate

Anyone know where a deal can be had? No real brand preference...best rest, altrider, gsessories...as long as it fits an '06.

Backstory is I bought a tailgunner tail pack in the flea market and I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
Ya, it's great. It keeps my bag off no problem. I...

Ya, it's great. It keeps my bag off no problem. I have a friend who needed 2 on his ktm because if the rear side covers, but on the wr only 1 is needed. I can reposition it up and down the pipe...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,870
Posted By Attico
Anything sidi. I've got 2 pair of goretex...

Anything sidi.

I've got 2 pair of goretex sides and mountain bike shoes. They're very durable.
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By Attico
Best managed by going to fuel injection :evil ...

Best managed by going to fuel injection :evil

Kidding aside, that looks like a good way. Maybe use a pegboard or drill holes in some thick fibreboard?
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
You have a cycle gear in SF.. Been there, just...

You have a cycle gear in SF.. Been there, just south of market. They have the bolts you need, probably cheaper than the hw store.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Attico
Check the battery connect, check operation of the...

Check the battery connect, check operation of the clutch and side stand safety switch. Quit warming up the bike so long. Start it, put your gear on, then leave. 30 seconds is more than enough. Just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46,423
Views: 9,322,075
Posted By Attico
You need something. I currently use a giant loop...

You need something. I currently use a giant loop hot springs, but in the past I've used everything from a soda can to a high temp line with safety wire.

If you look at the supermotard guys, they...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By Attico
There are 2 problems with that. You're trying to...

There are 2 problems with that. You're trying to juggle a bunch of smaller bags, and the bigger issue is leaving an expensive piece of luggage on the bike overnight. I trust no one. The second issue...
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