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Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By bradluke0
Maybe fabricate some kind of guard and use the...

Maybe fabricate some kind of guard and use the oem line . In Tampa there is a company called Amazon Hose that makes all kinds of custom hoses and stuff . Maybe there is a similar company in your area?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 119,499
Posted By bradluke0
Just pulling his leg. We got back to the truck...

Just pulling his leg. We got back to the truck around 2:00 or 2:30 and we all decided to just head back home . I agree about your lunch thoughts ...hard to stay focused with full belly .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 119,499
Posted By bradluke0
Mark wouldn't let us have lunch . So we...

Mark wouldn't let us have lunch . So we downgraded the ride from a "A" to a "C" .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 119,499
Posted By bradluke0
Hey , Me and Mike S aren't fat either.....we...

Hey , Me and Mike S aren't fat either.....we are just short for our weight .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 119,499
Posted By bradluke0
Looks like myself , Mike S and Mike N are coming...

Looks like myself , Mike S and Mike N are coming . Might be some contention regarding lunch , a fat guys' gotta eat .
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,714
Posted By bradluke0
Damn . I was just checking back in to see any...

Damn . I was just checking back in to see any developments , wasn't prepared for this . Very sad .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,512
Posted By bradluke0
^^^ Hey Jon ....glad you can make it . Mike N,...

^^^ Hey Jon ....glad you can make it . Mike N, Mike S and myself are planning on making the trip also.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By bradluke0
Looks like you could put your risers in the rear...

Looks like you could put your risers in the rear position or relocate the key switch . Keep us posted .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 28,252
Posted By bradluke0
Thanks Rich , that is good info . I just added "...

Thanks Rich , that is good info . I just added " accident " insurance for my employees at a cost of $8.10 each per month per person . It adds to the coverage of our standard medical plan . I will...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By bradluke0
I have HDB hand guards on 4 bikes . On the DRZ I...

I have HDB hand guards on 4 bikes . On the DRZ I relocated the ignition switch . On my stepson's 450exc I trimmed a bit of the top clamp . The only downside with their design is that huge top clamp ,...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,187
Posted By bradluke0
There are dozens of comparable speakers available...

There are dozens of comparable speakers available . What you have now is a 4 way speaker , not sure of the type of cross-overs . With the new technology available you could build a much more coherent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,267
Posted By bradluke0
Just a cheaper 3/8" drive torque wrench is enough...

Just a cheaper 3/8" drive torque wrench is enough to get going . I like 6 point sockets vs 12 point sockets . Some fasteners have the torx and a hex head , it is my preference to use a hex if...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By bradluke0
The very best sound proofing stuff is made by...

The very best sound proofing stuff is made by Acousti-blok . They are located in Tampa . It is a heavy rubber like material that you can glue on with 3M 5200 .
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By bradluke0
The pro moto billet racks are really trick ....

The pro moto billet racks are really trick . Still have to find a soft bag for it though .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 28,252
Posted By bradluke0
Thx guys for the offers to help with the Oregon ....

Thx guys for the offers to help with the Oregon . Truth be told I think we would just rather follow along instead of lead . Heck , letting us lead turns into an adventure real quick .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 28,252
Posted By bradluke0
Mike N and myself will be arriving about 1 pm...

Mike N and myself will be arriving about 1 pm tomorrow . I am struggling a bit with getting the tracks sorted out on my Oregon so maybe we can hook up with you guys or another group ? thx brad
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,168
Posted By bradluke0
Same conclusion I have come up with . Except to...

Same conclusion I have come up with . Except to use a gauge with the proper range. Setting a dirt bike tire to 10 psi with a 60 lb gauge does not work , a 20 lb gauge is better .
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,993
Posted By bradluke0
I don't ride trials but I have something to add ....

I don't ride trials but I have something to add . I have a bad SI joint and sometimes ( when I don't go regularly to the chiro ) hurts like hell . I asked him about general dirt riding and if the...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,253
Posted By bradluke0
How about just putting a couple of inches of hose...

How about just putting a couple of inches of hose on your water bottle ?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 28,252
Posted By bradluke0
How can I get the route sheets and/or tracks ? ...

How can I get the route sheets and/or tracks ? thx guys
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 28,252
Posted By bradluke0
Mike N and myself are driving up Friday morning ....

Mike N and myself are driving up Friday morning . Could not find any hotels in Baker . Is Crestview where the nearest lodging is ? Looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing the CADS guys from...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,512
Posted By bradluke0
I'm in too . I'll see if Mike N and Mike S will...

I'm in too . I'll see if Mike N and Mike S will join us .
Forum: Face plant 09-02-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,044
Posted By bradluke0
I agree with the post above ^^^^ . I did have the...

I agree with the post above ^^^^ . I did have the same thing happen to me a long time ago . Turned out a GS1100E and Dunlop Sport Elites were not compatible , bike went into a speed wobble every...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,424
Posted By bradluke0
Milkyway , Ok with company , should be 4 or 5...

Milkyway , Ok with company , should be 4 or 5 of us on board . Sent you a PM.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,424
Posted By bradluke0
I'm game for Hatfield around late April or May ....

I'm game for Hatfield around late April or May . Maybe if we pester the CADS guys we can have a Wagon Train #2 .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,424
Posted By bradluke0
We are going back to Hatfield on September 5th ....

We are going back to Hatfield on September 5th . I like staying at Ashland Resort , it is central to 3 trail systems. Those 3 are Indian Ridge , Pocahontas and Pinnacle . These are also the only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,707
Posted By bradluke0
In general , for street riding keeping the bike...

In general , for street riding keeping the bike more upright is safer ( sliding your body weight on the seat to the inside of the turn ). For dirt riding the opposite is true . You want to lean the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,424
Posted By bradluke0
Mike N and myself arrived back in Tampa yesterday...

Mike N and myself arrived back in Tampa yesterday afternoon , was an awesome trip . Huge props to all the CADS guys for making this happen . Great riders , great bunch of guys ( and gals ) and fun...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By bradluke0
For a few dollars you can get a large syringe...

For a few dollars you can get a large syringe from a feed store to set the oil height . A 6" crescent wrench will fit between the spring coils to hold that nut , no special tool needed .
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,209
Posted By bradluke0
The last time I let my dealer mount two tires for...

The last time I let my dealer mount two tires for me , the front tire was on backwards and the bill was $ 75 . Two tire spoons = $25 , harbor freight balancer = $39 , towel on top of tool box = $0 ....
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By bradluke0
We stayed there a few weeks ago for a dual sport...

We stayed there a few weeks ago for a dual sport event . Really good food and great folks .
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By bradluke0
Check the pressure before you add gas . If you...

Check the pressure before you add gas . If you have to add gas you have a leak . The stuff just doesn't disappear . Look for oil on the fittings and stuff , that is the sign of a leak .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 27,131
Posted By bradluke0
You guys are 100% right on this one . My plan is...

You guys are 100% right on this one . My plan is to have it done this weekend and ride it a bunch and see what happens . Vico1 ......we went to hatfield mc coy a few months ago , it was very muddy...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 27,131
Posted By bradluke0
Hey John ....good job getting that tire on . I...

Hey John ....good job getting that tire on . I finally got frustrated when the local dealer put my front tire on backwards . I then learned to do it myself ( finally) . This weekend I started...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By bradluke0
If the rest of the bike is solid it is probably...

If the rest of the bike is solid it is probably worth it to rebuild the motor , especially if you like the bike . If you don't like the handling or suspension I would part it out .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,969
Posted By bradluke0
I remember looking at the GVWR on the original...

I remember looking at the GVWR on the original Honda Goldwing many years ago . I think the payload capacity was somewhere around 300 lbs or so . If I wasn't so lazy I would look it up . My buddy and...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,928
Posted By bradluke0
Maybe a bit off but here goes.... Last time I...

Maybe a bit off but here goes.... Last time I wore sandals in public ( 3 years ago ) some jackass walked by and clipped my big toe with his shoe . Peeled back the toenail . Enjoy !
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,106
Posted By bradluke0
I have the Sidi Crossfires and the Alpinestar...

I have the Sidi Crossfires and the Alpinestar Scout boots . The Sidi's are heavy and kinda flexible . Excellent protection but somewhat bulky . I wouldn't want to walk around in them all day . The...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,499
Posted By bradluke0
If you can't / won't do it right don't bother...

If you can't / won't do it right don't bother doing it at all . That means proper insurance , paying taxes , proper license , etc .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 119,499
Posted By bradluke0
I would find a used cover on ebay , then put the...

I would find a used cover on ebay , then put the case savers on .
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