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Forum: Road warriors Today, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By hugemoth
I have a GL500 Interstate in the garage and will...

I have a GL500 Interstate in the garage and will go out and measure the bags later this morning. The bags and top box are pretty small. Top box is fairly water proof but the panniers tend to let a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By hugemoth
Not sure who piled up the rocks or why but the...

Not sure who piled up the rocks or why but the black cone in the background is probably Black Butte.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By hugemoth
My daily rider is a 33 year old (1981) Honda...

My daily rider is a 33 year old (1981) Honda GL500, touring version of the CX500. Some parts are NLA from Honda but because so many of these bikes were sold, and because they last so long, those...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By hugemoth
I too have 3XL hands and find these to be pretty...

I too have 3XL hands and find these to be pretty comfortable and cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SW2O2U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By hugemoth
Tons of information on these bikes at...

Tons of information on these bikes at http://cx500forum.com
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By hugemoth
Grips can help a little but bar end weights can...

Grips can help a little but bar end weights can make a bigger difference.
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By hugemoth
Kolob Reservoir Rd north from Virgin Utah(near...

Kolob Reservoir Rd north from Virgin Utah(near Zion) is nice, paved but no traffic. Dirt spur roads, viewpoint from behind the mountains, campground, lots to explore.

Cottonwood Canyon Road south...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By hugemoth
I've never been able to ride on a flat tube type...

I've never been able to ride on a flat tube type tire as they just flop around on the rim. Rode 25+ miles on a flat front tubeless Dunlop 491.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,739
Posted By hugemoth
Riding the logging roads southeast of Bend Oregon...

Riding the logging roads southeast of Bend Oregon a couple years ago I found 28 new Breedlove soft guitar cases, most still wrapped in shipping plastic. I marked the location and informed Breedlove...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By hugemoth
Give it a few years and Chinese bikes will...

Give it a few years and Chinese bikes will dominate the market world wide. I've been riding a 200cc Lifan for 7 years and 52,000 miles and it's been a great bike. $1375.00 new in crate delivered to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,603
Posted By hugemoth
The answer is yes it's dumb to buy from a distant...

The answer is yes it's dumb to buy from a distant dealer unless you're a competent mechanic.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,059
Posted By hugemoth
I have a vacuum pump bleeder but prefer using a...

I have a vacuum pump bleeder but prefer using a pump type oil can and piece of tubing to pump fluid up from the calipers. Works every time.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,185
Posted By hugemoth
What is a vintage bike? How old? My 33 year old...

What is a vintage bike? How old? My 33 year old bike fits all those criteria except cruise control, and it's shaft drive instead of belt.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,861
Posted By hugemoth
If you want to cruise down the highway in comfort...

If you want to cruise down the highway in comfort while carrying a big load, a land yacht bike makes sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By hugemoth
Definitely a sidecar, and definitely single wheel...

Definitely a sidecar, and definitely single wheel drive.

Trying to turn a 2 wheel drive rig with the sidecar wheel engaged is next to impossible. The driven sidecar wheel is really for getting...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By hugemoth
Dyna Beads website says they are not for use in...

Dyna Beads website says they are not for use in cars because today's car tires are wide and flat and the the beads won't take out the side to side imbalance. They are for use in narrow tires like...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,827
Posted By hugemoth
In a way Honda did carry on with the development...

In a way Honda did carry on with the development of the GL500. First it turned into the GL650, then added 2 cylinders for the ST1100, and now the ST1300. Wish they would chop 2 cylinders off the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10,047
Views: 2,093,348
Posted By hugemoth
That's cool! I'd buy it if it was able to be...

That's cool! I'd buy it if it was able to be licensed.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,185
Posted By hugemoth
Do a search of this forum on "fuel pump...

Do a search of this forum on "fuel pump failure".
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,185
Posted By hugemoth
When the fuel pump quits at Murphy's Hogback in...

When the fuel pump quits at Murphy's Hogback in the middle of the White Rim Trail in Utah, who ya gonna call? Gravity isn't going to fail to move gas to the carb.

Fuel injection is great but for...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By hugemoth
My experiment with Airsoft BBs went like this. ...

My experiment with Airsoft BBs went like this.

Bought an old GL500 with tubeless tires. Front wheel had several weights on it. Pulled the weights off and went for a ride. Badly out of balance....
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,185
Posted By hugemoth
Very reliable, long lasting, low maintenance,...

Very reliable, long lasting, low maintenance, easy to work on, that's what I want. Tubeless tires, shaft drive, liquid cooling, electronic ignition, all contribute to the above list.

I totally...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,157
Posted By hugemoth
I don't know about that particular bike but the...

I don't know about that particular bike but the stickers on my Lifan were covered with clear coat paint making them very difficult to remove. Fortunately the "Cool Boy" lettering was only on the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 10,885
Posted By hugemoth
My old 33 year old GL500 Interstate is probably...

My old 33 year old GL500 Interstate is probably my last street bike. It does everything I need from long distance touring to grocery store runs. Cheap, reliable, low maintenance, comfortable. A...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,211
Posted By hugemoth
The 26mm Sheng Wey copy of a Keihin carb on my...

The 26mm Sheng Wey copy of a Keihin carb on my 140 has a 94.5 main jet.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,211
Posted By hugemoth
The balance shaft shouldn't affect longevity one...

The balance shaft shouldn't affect longevity one way or the other as the rest of the engine is the same.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10,047
Views: 2,093,348
Posted By hugemoth
Great looking old Atlas. Wonder if there is a way...

Great looking old Atlas. Wonder if there is a way to keep your teeth from rattling out of their sockets while riding?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-04-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,211
Posted By hugemoth
2M indicates the balance shaft model. Valve...

2M indicates the balance shaft model. Valve clearance increases on these engines as they heat up so as long as the valves are touching the seats when cold, all is good. They do make some valve noise...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,211
Posted By hugemoth
The owners manual says to set both valves cold to...

The owners manual says to set both valves cold to .002".

Did you get the 163FML-2M engine?
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By hugemoth
Most likely cause is a sticking spark advance.

Most likely cause is a sticking spark advance.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 28,743
Posted By hugemoth
Are the maple leaves turning color yet up by the...

Are the maple leaves turning color yet up by the pass on the Aufderheide? Think I'll do the loop on Friday when it's supposed to be warm and sunny.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By hugemoth
I started riding while standing on the floorboard...

I started riding while standing on the floorboard of my dad's Vespa at about 2 years old, and I've been riding ever since. My daughter started riding in my Vespa sidecar when she was about 1, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,452
Posted By hugemoth
I wore out a rear Shinko 244 in 1,800 miles on a...

I wore out a rear Shinko 244 in 1,800 miles on a Trail 90. All those burn-outs must have taken a toll.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-29-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 152,166
Posted By hugemoth
Yes, there should be 2 wires going to the switch...

Yes, there should be 2 wires going to the switch with connectors on the right side of the bike under the plastic down tube cover. Just unplug the wires and connect them together.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10,047
Views: 2,093,348
Posted By hugemoth
TW200 $1350 in Madras. Listed under motorcycle...

TW200 $1350 in Madras. Listed under motorcycle parts and accessories rather than under motorcycles.

http://bend.craigslist.org/mpo/4682676481.html
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 62,943
Posted By hugemoth
CXs are pigs on the dirt, top heavy with street...

CXs are pigs on the dirt, top heavy with street suspension. One thing they have going for them is good ground clearance, and they are really rugged. That being said GSs are pigs on the dirt too IMHO.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By hugemoth
My usual method is a jig saw with wood blade, low...

My usual method is a jig saw with wood blade, low speed to prevent melting the edge, followed up by belt sander and finally flame polishing. Helped a friend do it once with a trim router and that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,452
Posted By hugemoth
21,000 so far on Michelin Commander II tires on a...

21,000 so far on Michelin Commander II tires on a GL500. Maybe another 3,000 left in there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,444
Posted By hugemoth
Turning a Ural while the hack drive wheel is...

Turning a Ural while the hack drive wheel is engaged is quite a challenge, it really wants to go straight. I've tried it.

For several years a hack was my year round transportation in snow country....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,444
Posted By hugemoth
Only way I know to ride somewhat safely on snow...

Only way I know to ride somewhat safely on snow and ice is with a sidecar.
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