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Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,607
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 361,647
Posted By bwringer
Wait, I thought you were supposed to leave the...

Wait, I thought you were supposed to leave the fuses in it while you're running and connecting the wiring, and then wonder why there was a wee spark when a connector lightly tapped the frame while...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,607
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Views: 361,647
Posted By bwringer
Absolutely any auto parts store will have K&N...

Absolutely any auto parts store will have K&N oil. K&N filters are not just a motorcycle thing, ya know.


If it's an emergency of some sort and you truly are stuck in a shack somewhere (but with...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By bwringer
Much love here. I always get my stuff here in...

Much love here. I always get my stuff here in Indy the next day from the Chicago warehouse, and shipping is remarkably cheap.

I really wish they would fix their Android app, or at least make their...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By bwringer
That's the correct valve stem. Just the plain old...

That's the correct valve stem. Just the plain old rubba cheapie 412 -- 99 cents at any Napa. (413 also works fine and is easier to find -- just 1/4" longer.)

It's depressingly likely that the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By bwringer
Fix it right. I've used and can highly...

Fix it right.

I've used and can highly recommend Myler's out in Utah for fixing motorcycle radiators. They'll fix it right -- no globs of epoxy -- they'll fix it fast, and may even be able to beef...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By bwringer
- Plug it in to a charger. - Turn the...

- Plug it in to a charger.

- Turn the brightness all the way up.

- Arrange some sort of sun shield


Also, some phones have brighter, higher contrast screens than others. Supposedly LCD...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By bwringer
A friend and I on a vintage Suzuki board used to...

A friend and I on a vintage Suzuki board used to keep a supply of those cheapo Harbor Freight meters on hand.

We got REALLY sick of eedgits who complained of electrical issues but wouldn't spend...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 248,498
Posted By bwringer
I bought the 5 gallon portable air tank...

I bought the 5 gallon portable air tank yesterday. With a 20% off coupon + tax, I was under $25 out the door. :clap

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-gal-portable-air-tank-69716.html

I'm very...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-28-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19,397
Views: 1,360,410
Posted By bwringer
I took this last fall at the same spot. You can...

I took this last fall at the same spot. You can see the remnants of the car in the middle just to the right of the tree. You can click the photo to go to Photobucket and zoom in....
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By bwringer
Also, get your butt over to theGSresources.com...

Also, get your butt over to theGSresources.com forum and sign up ASAP if you haven't already.

http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By bwringer
I have many, many miles and years of intimate...

I have many, many miles and years of intimate GS850 experience.

Yours is a common complaint, but I have never understood this line of thinking.

It ain't a Harley or a Chevy. It's not hurting....
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,532
Posted By bwringer
I once was able to keep cats out of a garage...

I once was able to keep cats out of a garage (they saw it more as a nice roofed litterbox than a place where people might be trying to work without gagging) by grinding up a couple of pounds of...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,689
Posted By bwringer
This is pitiful, just pitiful... ...

This is pitiful, just pitiful...
http://i.imgur.com/tTBWPrv.gif





Can someone please go over to this poor bastard's house and help him fix this already? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,445
Posted By bwringer
What's REALLY funny is when the goobers on...

What's REALLY funny is when the goobers on CrackList try to sell a five year old shitbox computer for some significant portion of what they paid. :rofl

At least the ignorant goobers are easy to...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By bwringer
Corbin saddles also tend to be shaped for the...

Corbin saddles also tend to be shaped for the more... vertically challenged rider. They don't work for everyone.

If it doesn't work for you, sell or trade -- there will be someone out there...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By bwringer
I've had amazing work done on leather motorcycle...

I've had amazing work done on leather motorcycle gear by a shop that normally specializes in saddles and tack (you know, horse stuff).

The shop I used is no longer there (this was aeons ago,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19,397
Views: 1,360,410
Posted By bwringer
Goddammit, just when I thought it was safe to go...

Goddammit, just when I thought it was safe to go back on ADVrider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,749
Posted By bwringer
Walking away was probably a good decision -- if...

Walking away was probably a good decision -- if it had crappy tires, other upkeep and upgrades have certainly been neglected. Assuming it was otherwise fairly sound, this would have been a very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,749
Posted By bwringer
The only important question. Well, didja? :D

The only important question.

Well, didja? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,749
Posted By bwringer
It's a heavy, fast sporty bike on old, worn,...

It's a heavy, fast sporty bike on old, worn, underinflated tires and you're wondering why the handling was a little wonky? :huh

Rescue the thing cheap, spoon on some new tires, and enjoy. Order...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By bwringer
The only way to deal with squared-off tires is a...

The only way to deal with squared-off tires is a little high-tech plastic device called "Visa". A similar device called "Mastercard" works well, too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,308
Posted By bwringer
Dumb shit heard at rallies...

"How fast were you going back there?"
"I don't know, man -- 'busa speeds!"



"I like to ride fast and shift a lot."



"I'mfascinatedwiththehumanbodysothat'swhymybikeiscoveredinskulls."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19,397
Views: 1,360,410
Posted By bwringer
Cycle Recycle II in Indy stocks plenty of...

Cycle Recycle II in Indy stocks plenty of Kawasaki 29mm shims.
http://www.newmotorcycleparts.com/motor_parts/valve_shims.html
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19,397
Views: 1,360,410
Posted By bwringer
Yarrrrr, matey. I be plannin' on sailin' through...

Yarrrrr, matey. I be plannin' on sailin' through PirateFest at the fairgrounds Saturday mornin'. :evil

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Hawg Spit polish. :freaky


I mean, there ain't shit else to do.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 138,505
Posted By bwringer
I like the angry reviews from the doofs who...

I like the angry reviews from the doofs who actually believed the temperature ratings. No matter how much the bag cost, every camper learns that temperature ratings are pure fantasy.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 138,505
Posted By bwringer
Can you get one of those sleeping bags out of its...

Can you get one of those sleeping bags out of its box or bag in the store and assess its "squishability"?

Unless you're a wee person, you might also want to make sure it's big enough for an adult....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,875
Posted By bwringer
The point where you stop worrying about whether...

The point where you stop worrying about whether you're "hardcore"...?
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By bwringer
Snoseal Sprays, Nikwax, etc. have all...

Snoseal


Sprays, Nikwax, etc. have all proven utterly useless. Cram some Snoseal into the seams and slather it all over the rest and you stand a chance. A bit of heat helps, as mentioned earlier.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,967
Posted By bwringer
Visit a pasture on the way into town. A...

Visit a pasture on the way into town.

A surrounding miasma of cow shit and flies will guard your steed most faithfully. See if you can arrange a smear of mud across the seat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,887
Posted By bwringer
I thought it was enjoyable. I can definitely...

I thought it was enjoyable.

I can definitely see the point that it may be more useful for explaining things to non-riders. Riders already understand, so things seem very labored at times.

My...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By bwringer
They're simply not reusable. :dunno Bash or...

They're simply not reusable. :dunno

Bash or press it out and replace it. Or leave it alone.
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 100,979
Posted By bwringer
I don't have a dog in this hunt (I just enjoy...

I don't have a dog in this hunt (I just enjoy seeing a good dogpile/train wreck), but I noticed this in the FAQs:

http://www.rickmayercycle.com/faqs.html#204
"Do you accept credit cards?"
Due to...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By bwringer
I use one a' dese: "RAM Universal Rugged PDA...

I use one a' dese:

"RAM Universal Rugged PDA Adjustable Holder Cradle"
RAM-HOL-PD3U

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/product/11759/Ram_Phone_MP3_Holders...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,844
Posted By bwringer
AKA "Safe Driver Deferral" in many places. There...

AKA "Safe Driver Deferral" in many places. There are several names for these programs.

As noted above, many times the locality gets to keep more or all of the money if they don't report it to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,738
Posted By bwringer
I understand your dilemma -- with no aspersions...

I understand your dilemma -- with no aspersions cast to the Hogly Fartleson crowd, some of those folks seem to strongly prefer rather sedate open roads with no surprises and plenty of taverns.

As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,719
Posted By bwringer
Same guy, both stories: He's riding his...

Same guy, both stories:

He's riding his immaculate '83 Suzuki GS1100E. Stator craps out about an hour into an all-day ride. He gets a ride on my V-Strom back home. Out of kindness, the other guy...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,498
Posted By bwringer
How they work is not very well, plus they gouge...

How they work is not very well, plus they gouge the shit out of your fasteners. Skip the gimmicks.



And skip the pawn shops, yard sales, CrackList, and other wastes of time -- all you'll find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,630
Posted By bwringer
I've found that if you show up on a similar size...

I've found that if you show up on a similar size bike fully geared up (in other words, if you look like an adult with some idea what you're doing), the "absolutely no test rides" policies suddenly...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By bwringer
"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily...

"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily available but will rust and look like ass almost instantly.

You could try this kit from Caswell's, coupled with their Caswell Sealer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19,397
Views: 1,360,410
Posted By bwringer
Another good one to try is Dairyland. ...

Another good one to try is Dairyland.
https://www.dairylandinsurance.com/motorcycle

There's absolutely no rhyme or reason to motorcycle insurance pricing -- just call around or visit web sites of...
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