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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By hugemoth
I have a small pair of Nikon binoculars that have...

I have a small pair of Nikon binoculars that have been carried around on my bikes for about 20 years. Still working fine.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By hugemoth
Lots of interesting levers (and cheap) if you...

Lots of interesting levers (and cheap) if you search Ebay for pit bike levers.
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,264
Posted By hugemoth
July 4th 2013, riding south on the Alaska Highway...

July 4th 2013, riding south on the Alaska Highway about 40 miles south of Delta Junction. Beautiful morning around 11 am, cruising at or near the speed limit of 65 mph, a moose (largest member of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,430
Posted By hugemoth
I'm a big fan of Lifan engines but installing one...

I'm a big fan of Lifan engines but installing one in a CT may be a daunting project for someone with a "pretty basic skill level". Quite a bit of fabrication involved. Repairing the existing engine...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By hugemoth
I suspect 2 problems, elevation and lack of wind....

I suspect 2 problems, elevation and lack of wind. All the places we flew from (PPG pilots attempted to fly) were 4000' to 5000'. There was no headwind for the PPG pilots to take off into or the winds...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By hugemoth
Be darn sure you can fly one before buying one....

Be darn sure you can fly one before buying one. There is a reason used ones go for so cheap.

Our PPC group has had 2 PPG flyers join us for our annual 10 day summer fly-in/camp-outs. One tried...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By hugemoth
You'll find a lot more information on the CT over...

You'll find a lot more information on the CT over at http://hondatrailcts.yuku.com/directory
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,790
Posted By hugemoth
66817 Inverter. Sale price $39.99. Good compact...

66817 Inverter. Sale price $39.99. Good compact 750 watt inverter with cables. Performs up to specs. Fan only runs when powering a substantial load or when hot. USB outlet is nice. Runs drills,...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By hugemoth
My advice is to leave NY asap, ride what you got,...

My advice is to leave NY asap, ride what you got, make it a one way trip. Don't worry too much about gear because you can pick up anything you need on the way.
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By hugemoth
Also most Safeway stores.

Also most Safeway stores.
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,063
Posted By hugemoth
I've been touring/camping alone in the western US...

I've been touring/camping alone in the western US for over 40 years and have never carried a gun, and never wished I had one.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,790
Posted By hugemoth
Most compressors have a check valve screwed into...

Most compressors have a check valve screwed into the tank where the main line comes from the compressor and also a pressure bleed off valve at the pressure switch. Your symptoms are probably caused...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By hugemoth
Last summer on a 9,000 mile Alaska trip the...

Last summer on a 9,000 mile Alaska trip the aftermarket regulator on my 81 GL500 Interstate failed which caused the voltage to swing from 11 to 17 volts. Could have left me stranded had it damaged...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 41,691
Posted By hugemoth
My understanding is that the auto clutch on the...

My understanding is that the auto clutch on the cub type bikes is not so much for inexperienced riders as it is for keeping the left hand free to hold shopping bags, babies, ladders, pigs, etc.....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,430
Posted By hugemoth
The cub frame is smaller than the CT200 but I'm...

The cub frame is smaller than the CT200 but I'm not sure by how much. The CT200 frame is roughly the same size as the CT90/110 but I believe the stamped steel part is narrower.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-30-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,430
Posted By hugemoth
The Cubs, Passport, CT70, and I'm pretty sure the...

The Cubs, Passport, CT70, and I'm pretty sure the CT200 differ from the CT90/110 in engine mount width and mounting hole position. Also the CT90/110 frames are larger than the original Cubs. Lifan...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,605
Posted By hugemoth
I wear glasses and an open face helmet mainly...

I wear glasses and an open face helmet mainly because that's what I've always done. Full face helmets were a new idea when I started riding and modulars weren't invented until much later. Will...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,430
Posted By hugemoth
The 67 and 68 years of CT90 (and possibly the...

The 67 and 68 years of CT90 (and possibly the CT200) had a taller gas tank than the later models, thus the distance between seat and foot pegs is greater. They are more comfortable for longer legged...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,790
Posted By hugemoth
750 watt inverter Item #66817, PASS. On sale now...

750 watt inverter Item #66817, PASS. On sale now for $39.99.

http://www.harborfreight.com/750-watt-continuous-1500-watt-peak-power-inverter-66817.html

Unlike some cheap inverters, the fan only...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By hugemoth
I like the Deluxe version better than the Custom,...

I like the Deluxe version better than the Custom, mainly because of the bigger gas tank.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By hugemoth
I use a tiny 12V fan based pump that plugs into a...

I use a tiny 12V fan based pump that plugs into a cig lighter socket on the bike. It makes quick work of a large air mattress. Picked it up at Harbor Freight a bunch of years ago.
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By hugemoth
The traditional London dispatch bike, CX500.

The traditional London dispatch bike, CX500.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By hugemoth
I always carry a new tube for each wheel (if...

I always carry a new tube for each wheel (if they're different sizes) because I've ripped the valve stem out making the tube unrepairable.
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,193
Posted By hugemoth
The CX/GL650 does indeed have less ground...

The CX/GL650 does indeed have less ground clearance than the CX/GL500 because of it's oil sump. The GL500 has a bit less than the CX500 because of the suspension, but the air suspension is nice. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By hugemoth
I've bought a couple Lifan engines from Larry...

I've bought a couple Lifan engines from Larry Hooper and would recommend him.

http://www.hooperimports.com

The 110 is a sweet, smooth running engine with about the same power as a Honda CT90....
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,695
Posted By hugemoth
81 Honda GL500I. Cheap, reliable, low...

81 Honda GL500I. Cheap, reliable, low maintenance, comfortable, 50+ mpg.

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a583/QDM2/DSCN1736s1_zps726de119.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By hugemoth
Since the TT350 has an oversquare engine (86 х...

Since the TT350 has an oversquare engine (86 х 59.6 mm) it should have no trouble with high revs. It needs those revs to make power.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-18-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By hugemoth
I'd recommend the Lifan 125cc with auto clutch....

I'd recommend the Lifan 125cc with auto clutch. The 125 is better than the 140 or 150 for street use, and much more powerful than the 110 largely because of the bigger valves.

The 140 is great...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,180
Posted By hugemoth
I've been happy with http://www.zennioptical.com....

I've been happy with http://www.zennioptical.com. Low prices and quick shipping.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,811
Posted By hugemoth
Michelin Commander II tires last a long time but...

Michelin Commander II tires last a long time but I'm not sure they make them in your size. So far 18,000 miles on the set on my GL500I and it looks like they could go a few more thousand.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 75,097
Posted By hugemoth
I'm in. I've ridden all the gravel roads around...

I'm in. I've ridden all the gravel roads around there on dual sport bikes but this time I'll be on my old street bike. Tent camping. No meals required.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,068
Posted By hugemoth
I carry a 1 gallon Arizona Tea bottle because...

I carry a 1 gallon Arizona Tea bottle because they're very tough and I like the tea. When more water is needed I carry the plastic bag out of a 5 liter box of wine. Pretty tough too as long as it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By hugemoth
Your best bet is to take a ride along the Cascade...

Your best bet is to take a ride along the Cascade Lakes Highway from Bend. Lots of great campgrounds next to lakes with snow covered mountains in the background. Other options are Trillium Lake or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,554
Posted By hugemoth
A couple years ago I went from a Goldwing to a 33...

A couple years ago I went from a Goldwing to a 33 year old Silverwing Interstate with 50 hp. Just love the way the old CX/GL500s run, and the power and load carrying capacity is adequate for around...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 40,550
Posted By hugemoth
Drop me a PM if you need anything when you get to...

Drop me a PM if you need anything when you get to Oregon. I'm an old time Vespa tourist including a ride to Alaska in 1978 on a Vespa 200. Also worked for Piaggio for a few years back in the 70s.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By hugemoth
Wink I was on Whitehorse Rd last week visiting the hot...

I was on Whitehorse Rd last week visiting the hot springs. Good road except for a few sections of washboard. I wouldn't hesitate to ride it on my street bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By hugemoth
Tapered roller head bearings were relatively new...

Tapered roller head bearings were relatively new when the CX/GL500s were new. They did use them on the old Goldwings though because of the weight. Definitely better than ball bearings for headset...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By hugemoth
http://cx500forum.com/

http://cx500forum.com/
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 158,680
Posted By hugemoth
I needed a lower deck height so I could load my...

I needed a lower deck height so I could load my PPC (ultralight aircraft). Also wanted to use larger wheels and in case of a flat, use the spare tire from my Toyota pickup. My solution was to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,027
Posted By hugemoth
Anything below 35F and there is apt to be patches...

Anything below 35F and there is apt to be patches of ice where I live so I stay off 2 wheels. Used to commute year round on a hack in all weather and temps. Coldest commute to work was -18F. Not fun...
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