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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 34,970
Posted By panhead_dan
The distance into the reflector housing will give...

The distance into the reflector housing will give you the focus you need.
If you can measure this distance to the filament in the stock bulb and match that same distance with the new one (to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,540
Posted By panhead_dan
Most manufacturers use proprietary software for...

Most manufacturers use proprietary software for their systems so the whole "I would rather just fix it with a laptop" thing does not fly. I would agree with the statement if it were true, and it is...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,483
Posted By panhead_dan
The best gear for rain is not the one that is...

The best gear for rain is not the one that is waterproof. There is no such thing! If it is truly waterproof, it doesn't breath and you will soon be covered with sweat.

The best gear for rain is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,540
Posted By panhead_dan
The only riders that say EFI is better don't know...

The only riders that say EFI is better don't know how to fix a carb.

Ethanol fuel is not a fault of the carb, it's a fault of the government.

Until ECM's will tell you which sensor or other...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,074
Posted By panhead_dan
Everything is a compromise. It is just a question...

Everything is a compromise. It is just a question of your priorities. For me, it's a matter of expense and reliability. I do all my own repairs and maint so I don't want complex procedures that occur...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By panhead_dan
It is more likely an intake leak.

It is more likely an intake leak.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 57,317
Posted By panhead_dan
"Helmet Replacment after 5 years...WHY?" ...

"Helmet Replacment after 5 years...WHY?"


Sorry I didn't read the whole thread but it was a lot of reading.
The answer is because the helmet has 5 years of stanky in it. You can feel the stanky...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By panhead_dan
These bikes are set up at the factory to run a...

These bikes are set up at the factory to run a very lean mixture. Because of this, every once in a while one will be just too lean. This happens even more often with certain mods. Look into a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By panhead_dan
Your Buell is rebuildable and it will run for...

Your Buell is rebuildable and it will run for exactly as long as you love it. My panhead has been obsolete a long time and it runs just fine. It was 65 yo in December. I have rebuilt it 4 times and...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,676
Posted By panhead_dan
It's not the grind, it's the technique. After...

It's not the grind, it's the technique.
After the boil, let is sit a few seconds and pour some cool water in. Now let it sit for a full minute and the grounds will drop. Mostly.
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,055
Posted By panhead_dan
hide it in an old tire and stuff it in a garbage...

hide it in an old tire and stuff it in a garbage can
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By panhead_dan
or carpet thread or dental floss. Honestly, I...

or carpet thread or dental floss.
Honestly, I never knew you could buy such a thing. It costs nothing to make one.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,733
Posted By panhead_dan
In Newport, Oregon you will want to take in the...

In Newport, Oregon you will want to take in the Rogue Brewery. Not to be confused with the tavern of the same name down by the docks, the brewery is up on the hill not far from there. Ask about the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By panhead_dan
There's gonna be a hell of a sale on new EBR's in...

There's gonna be a hell of a sale on new EBR's in the next few days!
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,038,476
Posted By panhead_dan
I rode jap in the 70's and I thought the cbx was...

I rode jap in the 70's and I thought the cbx was ugly as can be.
BUT I could not see the ugly from where I sat!

'78 - 1/2 CBX.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,962
Posted By panhead_dan
Which is only 2k off the most current price. ...

Which is only 2k off the most current price.
They were not too expensive. They were priced right in the middle for anything comparable at 14k.
He came out with that 40k racebike in order to...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By panhead_dan
for all your led needs; www.ddmtuning.com

for all your led needs;
www.ddmtuning.com
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,295
Posted By panhead_dan
Langletz Leathers in Portland, Oregon has been...

Langletz Leathers in Portland, Oregon has been making them, mostly for Portland police, for about a hundred years. They may even have a used one!
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,641
Posted By panhead_dan
I never said man up and shoot the cat. I never...

I never said man up and shoot the cat. I never even implied that, specifically. What I meant was to man up, as opposed to taking the cat for a ride and turning it loose to fend for itself. Man up and...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,641
Posted By panhead_dan
Please do not take the cat away somewhere and...

Please do not take the cat away somewhere and turn it loose. To do this is to be as bad or worse than the irresponsible pet owner. There is a large feral cat problem pretty much everywhere. It...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By panhead_dan
They all do that. No, really!

They all do that.
No, really!
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 203,752
Posted By panhead_dan
That looks like an enfield indian.

That looks like an enfield indian.
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By panhead_dan
Nice setup! Any info on the coleman pot thingie?

Nice setup!
Any info on the coleman pot thingie?
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,475
Posted By panhead_dan
The sound of a Buell XB with the muffler removed...

The sound of a Buell XB with the muffler removed is surprising. It sounds like a fuel dragster. An uncorked CBX is a spine tingler for sure.

Tempting to start another thread about the worst...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By panhead_dan
I've been seeing quantities of bald eagles out on...

I've been seeing quantities of bald eagles out on this part of the Columbia river for 3-4 weeks now.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By panhead_dan
If it was me, I would rent a bike and ride to the...

If it was me, I would rent a bike and ride to the beach. Really.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By panhead_dan
Let me guess- any screws used were square drive,...

Let me guess- any screws used were square drive, correct?
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10,310
Views: 1,755,264
Posted By panhead_dan
What bike do you want today? I would have...

What bike do you want today?

I would have given a Trak a really close look if they had not gone TU....
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,133
Posted By panhead_dan
Speaking only of Sportster or Buell. many riders...

Speaking only of Sportster or Buell. many riders have had stators fry for no reason but Mobil 1 or fill in the blank. Much less failure with Formula+. Most synthetic motor oils leak or seep out of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,133
Posted By panhead_dan
Just compare API ratings and forget what folks...

Just compare API ratings and forget what folks say on the internet. In fact, compare API ratings on the HD oil with API ratings on Delo 400.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By panhead_dan
WOW this all sounds so confusing! Imma git me a...

WOW this all sounds so confusing!
Imma git me a walkman....
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By panhead_dan
+1. These Buell lights are the best all...

+1.
These Buell lights are the best all arounders. Nearly indestructible, good looking, function perfectly and cheap. Not as cheap as they used to be ($6.50) but cheaper than anything else that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 1,017,135
Posted By panhead_dan
You need to learn to do the tps reset yourself....

You need to learn to do the tps reset yourself. Borrow a laptop, buy a cord and download ecmspy. If you can't get into doing work to your Buell, you are likely not going to get along with this bike....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,113
Posted By panhead_dan
If you're in to hunting and fishing, Huntington...

If you're in to hunting and fishing, Huntington is a great place to live. They used to have a whole lot of pics in the tavern as well as helpful advice on the latest action. Catfishing during hot...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By panhead_dan
If it's running ok with no herky jerky hesitation...

If it's running ok with no herky jerky hesitation issues, all you need to do is lower the idle. There is an adjuster on the left side just inside the scoop near the front. Set it to 1050/1150 with a...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,621
Posted By panhead_dan
If you discharge them too far, it's bad for them....

If you discharge them too far, it's bad for them. At least one of the two I lost was killed because of this. They will not charge in the hot sun. They are pretty useless below freezing.
I've had...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,021
Posted By panhead_dan
Seems funny to compare these two. It's close to...

Seems funny to compare these two. It's close to apples and oranges. Maybe the way to do it is to find out what it's like to own and use them day to day for the long haul. We have already exploited...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,076
Posted By panhead_dan
I used the K and N oil filter just one time....

I used the K and N oil filter just one time. Never again. That "nut" is just bait. Don't fall for it, use a filter wrench.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,621
Posted By panhead_dan
I got three years of heavy use out of the harbor...

I got three years of heavy use out of the harbor freight one. It's actually the first tool of any kind from them that didn't fail on the first use. The tool concept is awesome and has so many uses I...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,558
Posted By panhead_dan
I have used led's from ddmtuning.com and been...

I have used led's from ddmtuning.com and been very satisfied.
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