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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By maydaymike
Progressive is funny about some bikes. I had my...

Progressive is funny about some bikes. I had my PC800 insured through them from 2000-2008 for a reasonable premium. They didn't much care for my new 2007 Wee-Strom, as the premium on that for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By maydaymike
I have 100/300/50 liability, 1000 deductible...

I have 100/300/50 liability, 1000 deductible collision, and 500 deductible comprehensive on three bikes. 2013 Triumph Bonneville, 2010 Bonneville, and a 1991 250 Nighthawk. Actually, the deductibles...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,769
Posted By maydaymike
All you need to do is cut the string a few rows...

All you need to do is cut the string a few rows longer than you want the finished product to be. Remove the extra rows of beads after cutting, and then tie off the excess string. Then you can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 223,491
Posted By maydaymike
Wadda you want... I've washed it TWICE already...

Wadda you want... I've washed it TWICE already this year! :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 223,491
Posted By maydaymike
Here's mine loaded up for the Dragon Raid last...

Here's mine loaded up for the Dragon Raid last weekend.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymike_album/20130911_190414_zpsf8788be8.jpg

And one of Mrs. Mayday's new bike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27,549
Views: 6,563,702
Posted By maydaymike
He uses it to haul his camping stuff. I saw it at...

He uses it to haul his camping stuff. I saw it at the Triumph rat raid last weekend. He was talking about adding a nose cone and fins to make it resemble a bomb. :lol3 Fitting, as the bike has a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19,910
Views: 5,618,709
Posted By maydaymike
I noticed the same thing when I put 705's on my...

I noticed the same thing when I put 705's on my Bonneville. After experimenting with tire pressure, I ended up moving the fork tubes up in the triple clamps a little bit (10mm or so). That made it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,032
Posted By maydaymike
:lol3 The same thing happened to me a few...

:lol3

The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Triumph dealer... fork oil... Mrs. Maydaymike rides home on a new Bonneville! Future fork oil purchases will be made from Amazon. :bluduh ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27,549
Views: 6,563,702
Posted By maydaymike
I always thought that they rode side by side so...

I always thought that they rode side by side so that they could hold hands. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,835
Posted By maydaymike
I used to get 14-15 k on the rears on my PC800,...

I used to get 14-15 k on the rears on my PC800, and 9-10k on the Wee-Strom. The one that I ran on the front of the Wee had 31k (miles!) on it when I took it off. It still had some tread left on it,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,123
Posted By maydaymike
Another vote for 2001-up Triumph Bonneville. $4k...

Another vote for 2001-up Triumph Bonneville. $4k Bonnies are kind of rare, but they are out there if you look. I picked up this 2001 (2 owners, 8600 miles) for the wife last weekend for $3800.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By maydaymike
Mine is a little bit abrupt just off idle, but...

Mine is a little bit abrupt just off idle, but it's easy to get used to. It's not any worse than my Wee-Strom was.
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,487
Posted By maydaymike
I have a 6 year old one that is still cranking...

I have a 6 year old one that is still cranking fine in my diesel Benz. It recently started right up after nearly a year of sitting.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By maydaymike
I've used Dennis Kirk the last few times.

I've used Dennis Kirk the last few times.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,907
Posted By maydaymike
One of my buddys took the tupperware off of his...

One of my buddys took the tupperware off of his ST to paint it one spring, , then mounted the gauges and lights back on it and rode it naked all summer. He used a trash bag and duct tape to protect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,208
Posted By maydaymike
26k on 2 wheels in the past year, and less than...

26k on 2 wheels in the past year, and less than 5k on 4 wheels. 115 mile round trip commute really runs up the mileage.
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,488
Posted By maydaymike
Yay... Another Triumph Bonneville thread...:clap

Yay... Another Triumph Bonneville thread...:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By maydaymike
6-01 and 215 also. I just got a large Nomad....

6-01 and 215 also. I just got a large Nomad. It's a little tight across the shoulders when both liners are in, but perfect without the thicker insulated liner. The XL size was way too loose even...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,707
Posted By maydaymike
I used a knock off of the Triumph racks...

I used a knock off of the Triumph racks (available from losi3030 on e-bay) and mounted seahorse cases with homemade pucks made from a plastic cutting board. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 140,300
Posted By maydaymike
Unless something new has popped up in the last...

Unless something new has popped up in the last few years, Hagon is the only game in town for PC800 shocks, other than OEM. Not going to be air adjustible though. Maybe the air shocks from a newer HD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,622
Posted By maydaymike
I rode an Aprilla at the Honda Hoot several years...

I rode an Aprilla at the Honda Hoot several years ago, and the guy leading the ride warned 'no wheelies past second gear!'
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By maydaymike
It flows more air than my old N102.

It flows more air than my old N102.
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By maydaymike
I've got one of the earlier version N-43's. I'm...

I've got one of the earlier version N-43's. I'm pretty happy with it. The larger view area is great. It looks like they have fixed my two main complaints on the new version. The new chinbar...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 42,536
Posted By maydaymike
Here's my ADV friendly hard bags... ...

Here's my ADV friendly hard bags... http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-technical-talk/189796-large-rugged-waterproof-not-entirely-unattractive-hard-panniers-for-under-200-a.html
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,839
Posted By maydaymike
US spec 250 Nighthawks had tiny cable operated...

US spec 250 Nighthawks had tiny cable operated drum brakes on the front over their entire (91-08) production run. You've got to step up to a 250 rebel to get the 'modern' front disc. There were...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,685
Posted By maydaymike
http://www.pleasurizer.com/lucas_smoke2.JPG ...

http://www.pleasurizer.com/lucas_smoke2.JPG

You may have a leak in one of the cables to the battery or starter. May want to try topping up the smoke before further diagnosis is attempted. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,911
Posted By maydaymike
Definitely Seahorse. You can get a pair of 720's...

Definitely Seahorse. You can get a pair of 720's for $100 or so. They're not quite as rugged as a pelican, but are a step up form a Givi case.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,593
Posted By maydaymike
:photog

:photog
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By maydaymike
Which is which?:dunno

Which is which?:dunno
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,039
Posted By maydaymike
You may want to try to get your hands on a...

You may want to try to get your hands on a service manual. The tupperware has lots of small easily broken tabs in places that you might not expect them to be.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 223,491
Posted By maydaymike
It looks like just your tires are dirty......

It looks like just your tires are dirty... (really only dusty!) I can see reflections in your mufflers even. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 223,491
Posted By maydaymike
Here's one the day I bought it this April... ...

Here's one the day I bought it this April...
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/maydaymike_album/CIMG1100.jpg

And here's one from my trip to Ohio a few weeks ago, via GA, NC, TN, VA, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,623
Posted By maydaymike
I always thought that Harley riders and cops rode...

I always thought that Harley riders and cops rode side by side so that they could hold hands. :D
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,636
Posted By maydaymike
As a previous Wee owner, and a current Bonneville...

As a previous Wee owner, and a current Bonneville owner, I think I can chime in here. The Wee was probably the most practical bike for my normal usage (600 mile/week commuting), but the Triumph has...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By maydaymike
I'm really liking the one that I have on the...

I'm really liking the one that I have on the rear. 1500 miles so far, and the lettering on the tread is just barely scuffed off. I'm hoping to get 10k miles out of it. For the front, I think that...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By maydaymike
You are running the 110/80 radial, correct? I...

You are running the 110/80 radial, correct? I beleive that's the OE size for the Stroms. Most, if not all, of the headshake complaints that I've read were on Stroms, and GS's, which both use that...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By maydaymike
Trail Attack question

I'm currently running a 130/80-17 Trail Attack (radial) on the rear of my Bonneville T-100. While shopping for a matching front, I've found that I can get the stock 100/90-19 size in a bias ply for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,849
Posted By maydaymike
:clap Yaaay... A Triumph Bonneville thread! ...

:clap Yaaay... A Triumph Bonneville thread! - edit - Dammit... 205'd again!
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,265
Posted By maydaymike
Triumph Bonneville/Thruxton/Scrambler. It does...

Triumph Bonneville/Thruxton/Scrambler. It does use valve shims, but stripping the bike down to get to them is maybe a 10 minute job (seat, tank, valve cover.) Due to triumph's fairly unique timing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,654
Posted By maydaymike
I don't know about the BMW, but the PC headlight...

I don't know about the BMW, but the PC headlight sucks, even with higher wattage bulbs. I put Hella 550's on mine so I could spot the deer on the nighttime portion of my commute.
...
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