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Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By squirrelnator
Take your time and plug it with the sticky...

Take your time and plug it with the sticky strings and glue and it is a permanent fix. I have done it on 8 or 10 tires and have never had one fail/leak. :D
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,689
Posted By squirrelnator
That is a really great idea. :clap

That is a really great idea. :clap
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By squirrelnator
Would a run of the mill electric heat gun be warm...

Would a run of the mill electric heat gun be warm enough to get the hub to 250 degrees? I really dont have any way to measure the temp.:ear
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,689
Posted By squirrelnator
I had the same problem with a honda st1300 front...

I had the same problem with a honda st1300 front wheel. I ended up using a small cut off wheel on the race and then pulled out the pieces.

This worked OK for me and the wheel and bearing work...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By squirrelnator
It is a big challenge to take a bike that is...

It is a big challenge to take a bike that is designed to be covered, reveal the innards and have it look great when you are done. Great job.:D
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,728
Posted By squirrelnator
I carry a ruger lcp .380 in my riding jacket...

I carry a ruger lcp .380 in my riding jacket pocket. I dont expect to use it while rolling.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By squirrelnator
+ 1 for airsoft beads.:D

+ 1 for airsoft beads.:D
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 906
Posted By squirrelnator
We have purchased cannon, hp and brother machines...

We have purchased cannon, hp and brother machines for our home run business. By far the brother machines have been the most reliable and cost effective. :D
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 316,498
Posted By squirrelnator
Check out the secondary master cylinder on the...

Check out the secondary master cylinder on the from wheel brake caliper. If that gets sticky or stuck, so does the rear brake. Sort of common on old ST1300 after all those years. Can rebuild the...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,063
Posted By squirrelnator
I have the Olympia mesh (air-somthing). I have...

I have the Olympia mesh (air-somthing). I have 90,000 miles of riding with it. I would feel OK about a get off while wearing it protection-wise. The arms and sholders are Cordora and the padding...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By squirrelnator
I have the warm and safe heated jacket, and it is...

I have the warm and safe heated jacket, and it is ok. I wear a tall size so the arms work, but are shorter that I would like.

The First Gear Kilamanjaro jacket is really good quality. I think it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,907
Posted By squirrelnator
ST1300 or FJR

I am in coastal texas and we share the same climate and roads. I looked at used Honda 1300 and Yamaha FJR. In the end I went with the Honda. I modfied the radiator cowling (common fix) and really...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By squirrelnator
Torque Specs

My buddy learned the hard way, that if you use other than OEM gaskets, the torque specs may be different. In his case, the aftermarket head gasket (some sort of metal/fiber combo for a HD Sportster)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,204
Posted By squirrelnator
I have a CT on a Honda ST1300. Works great for...

I have a CT on a Honda ST1300. Works great for me.

Since I have actually done it, I feel comfortable in commenting on the fact that it works well and has been safe for over 20,000 miles. It...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-13-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 570,530
Posted By squirrelnator
Houston Texas - (SW) Missouri City

Missouri City Texas = 20 miles Southwest of Houston 60 miles north of Galveston

Guest room w/shower
Garage Space and Tools for Maint/Repairs
WI FI, printer, Computer, Atlas'

ADVRider, ST...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By squirrelnator
I used a jigsaw and a fine blade. Blue masking...

I used a jigsaw and a fine blade. Blue masking tape on each side, trace the line and cut the screen while still mounted on the bike.

Wet sandpaper the cut edge to make it "clear" again. It is...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By squirrelnator
I use the motion pro with the 2 lines and it has...

I use the motion pro with the 2 lines and it has worked well on my bikes. Have not tired he version that screws on. :D
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By squirrelnator
Thanks for taking the time and trouble to record...

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to record and post this info. :clap
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,730
Posted By squirrelnator
When I was in the market for a string timmer, I...

When I was in the market for a string timmer, I started looking at what the professional crews were using here. Echo was used by at least 80% of the crews I saw.

I bought a echo straight 2 cycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 64,993
Posted By squirrelnator
In my actual experience...

My car tire works beautifully on my St1300. I will stick with car tires from here on out on my large/heavy bikes.

I know it works for me. I was skeptical before I actually tried it but it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,721
Posted By squirrelnator
The ST is difficult to ride hard enough to get...

The ST is difficult to ride hard enough to get below 45mpg in my experience. The range is really impressive. By the way sometimes it is not when YOU are ready to stop for fuel, but rather how far...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,524
Posted By squirrelnator
It is easier for them

It takes less effort to follow than to lead, to react than to act. These drivers are consciously or sub-consciously letting you do the "thinking" for them. :D
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,310
Posted By squirrelnator
Really nice looking job. I am glad you were able...

Really nice looking job. I am glad you were able to recycle. The RDL can be pretty spendy and it is good to know that it's possible to move the seat to a new bike.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,264
Posted By squirrelnator
OP riding in.... "Sidecar rig under 60mph"...Go...

OP riding in.... "Sidecar rig under 60mph"...Go for the frog tog things. Should be plenty for that situation and may be a bit cooler than some of the other choices. :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,183
Posted By squirrelnator
Another vote for the dark-side. It really does...

Another vote for the dark-side. It really does work well. Try it. You can get a car tire for most large tourers for about $100.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,473
Posted By squirrelnator
I think that if you are a little patient, you can...

I think that if you are a little patient, you can pick up an ST1100 that meets your criteria of lower mileage and your price point. We see them come along every once in a while locally here in...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By squirrelnator
Hand Staples

No need to go electric or air. I have used the regular old inexpensive stanley PowerShot from home depot with 3/8 inch staples in several honda seatpans. It works just fine for attaching the...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By squirrelnator
Thanks DennisM, I will check it out. Appreciate...

Thanks DennisM, I will check it out. Appreciate your help.

:D
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By squirrelnator
Guys, I rebuilt the front forks with new...

Guys,

I rebuilt the front forks with new seals, fluid and bushings at 75K (bike is now at 80K). After the rebuild/refurbish here was a noticeable improvement in my opinion.

The shock on the...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By squirrelnator
Thanks for the replies and help. I have put...

Thanks for the replies and help. I have put 80,000 miles on the bike now and the spring was replaced with a heavier rated spring at about 30,000 due to bottoming out when riding 2 up.

I expect...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By squirrelnator
Transplanting shocks - where to begin??

I have read a number of posts on ADV where inmates have improved the suspension on their bikes by switching out the rear shock with a "better performing/higher spec/more adjustable.." unit from a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,709
Posted By squirrelnator
Honda ST1300

I have put 78,000 miles on my 2005 Honda ST1300 and it has not needed any repair except for the replacement of the thermostat early on. It has not even required a valve adjustment. Just tires, a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By squirrelnator
You are going to love it!:clap

You are going to love it!:clap
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 196,347
Posted By squirrelnator
I have several of the non-electrical tools...

I have several of the non-electrical tools mentioned above as good and I agree. I also have the 8 gallon air compressor and it has been fantastic for several years. It runs small scale air tools...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,162
Posted By squirrelnator
What he said ^^:D

What he said ^^:D
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,024
Posted By squirrelnator
I have had great experiences with shaft drive on...

I have had great experiences with shaft drive on Honda ST1300 and Yamaha VStar1100. Like the others have said, I change the diff oil every other oil change and slap a dab of grease on the drive gear...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,365
Posted By squirrelnator
Honda ST1100 should be cheap, not too hard to...

Honda ST1100 should be cheap, not too hard to bring up to snuff and available.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,360
Posted By squirrelnator
Wife got me a set of tires for the ST1300, just...

Wife got me a set of tires for the ST1300, just the right size too.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,508
Posted By squirrelnator
It is more than just weight, A larger bike like...

It is more than just weight, A larger bike like a ST1300 ( I have one too) really gets you through the miles on the slab, is a great commuter for mid and long commutes and fantastic in foul weather....
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,407
Posted By squirrelnator
i had a v-star 1100 for a few years and it was a...

i had a v-star 1100 for a few years and it was a good bike as far as cruisers go in my experience. The bike really was well put together, very reiliable but a pain in the ass to change the oil. I...
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