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Forum: The Garage 03-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By squirrelnator
I had a similar issue on a honda. I have...

I had a similar issue on a honda. I have discovered that there can be enough of an air bubble trapped in the lines that a miti vac cant pull the fluid throgh and you cannot build pressure with the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,855
Posted By squirrelnator
Honda ST 1300

I have put 97,000 on my 2005. I removed the radiator cowling after 3,000 miles and that solved any heat issues (live in Houston - it gets plenty hot here).

At the time I purchased the bike, it...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,735
Posted By squirrelnator
I buy faded glory carpenters pants from Walmart. ...

I buy faded glory carpenters pants from Walmart. They are cheap and last a good while. Usually the reason for replacement for me are stains, paint etc rather than fabric wear.

I bought Carhartt...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 29,013
Posted By squirrelnator
For what it's worth, Northern Tool has an...

For what it's worth, Northern Tool has an attachment/kit that can be added to the end of a power washer. There are some good reviews on their website. Looks like it cost about $60.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,117
Posted By squirrelnator
A layer or two of cardboard on the floor is a...

A layer or two of cardboard on the floor is a great, cheap isulator as well. Around here I can get all the large carboard boxes I need at the local recycling dropoff (refrigerator, tv, treadmill,...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,151
Posted By squirrelnator
That is a really great idea. :clap

That is a really great idea. :clap
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,151
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, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,416
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By squirrelnator
+ 1 for airsoft beads.:D

+ 1 for airsoft beads.:D
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,478
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 11-18-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 345,107
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,885
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,948
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 602,350
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,631
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,113
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 78,454
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,339
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, 12:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,007
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,515
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,507
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,659
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,704
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, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,935
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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
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, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
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, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
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, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,404
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By squirrelnator
You are going to love it!:clap

You are going to love it!:clap
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 238,663
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, 09:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,478
Posted By squirrelnator
What he said ^^:D

What he said ^^:D
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