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Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
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: 15
Views: 1,324
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: 81
Views: 6,660
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: 891
Views: 59,883
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: 9,915
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: 9,940
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: 2,149
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: 64
Views: 9,288
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: 4,552
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: 4,232
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: 1,621
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: 726
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: 726
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: 726
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: 726
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: 9,169
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: 1,265
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: 902
Views: 158,877
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: 8,886
Posted By squirrelnator
What he said ^^:D

What he said ^^:D
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,537
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, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
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, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,224
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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,004
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,884
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...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,667
Posted By squirrelnator
I agree. Airsoft work great in my bikes. :D

I agree. Airsoft work great in my bikes. :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,222
Posted By squirrelnator
I have put over 60,000 miles on my 2005 ST, no...

I have put over 60,000 miles on my 2005 ST, no top box and more than a few times in triple digit speeds. Never even a hint of a wobble.

Rather than a 2012 model I recommend a good used one. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,198
Posted By squirrelnator
Actually I do run ME880's and other hard compound...

Actually I do run ME880's and other hard compound tires but that is a good point. Roads with curves are few and far between in South Central Texas area - mostly long and strait with long distances...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,198
Posted By squirrelnator
Thumb I did not think of this as a dangerous process,...

I did not think of this as a dangerous process, but I guess for some it could be. If the owner feels that this is unsafe he or she can always just take the bike to a dealer and have the tire...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,198
Posted By squirrelnator
Slackmeyer, You are right, it is a shur-form...

Slackmeyer,

You are right, it is a shur-form type thing I got at Harbor Freight.
I have only done this on street bike tires, Bridgestone, Metzler, Shinko, Dunlop. I don't know why this...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,198
Posted By squirrelnator
I have not taken pictures, but will next time I...

I have not taken pictures, but will next time I do it.

Basically, the bike is on the center stand with the rear wheel spinning in second gear. You are kneeling behind the bike and slightly to...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,198
Posted By squirrelnator
Looks like not too many! :D. In any case, you may...

Looks like not too many! :D. In any case, you may want to give it a shot. It does not add rubber yo your tires, obviously, but can really improve the handling if your tires have become squared off.
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,198
Posted By squirrelnator
Tire shaving - who else does it?

Long, flat, hot roads here can really flatten the profile of my tires, the rear in particular. Every couple thousand miles I put the bike on the center stand, start it up in second gear and...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,105
Posted By squirrelnator
olympia airglide

The best thing I have found is the olympia airglide in neon yellow. The truth is that nothing really works in gulf cost weather above 95 degrees. You just have to be ready to sweat a bit. Good...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,524
Posted By squirrelnator
Talking At 6'4" tall the gold wing cockpit is cramped for...

At 6'4" tall the gold wing cockpit is cramped for me also. Nice bike though.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,948
Posted By squirrelnator
Thumb I looked at the ST, FJR and the BMW sports...

I looked at the ST, FJR and the BMW sports touring bikes and bought the Honda. Best fit for my 6'4" body. Love the V4 smoothness and torque, I do a lot of high speed interstat commuting and light...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By squirrelnator
Dewalt with a cord is really the best option for...

Dewalt with a cord is really the best option for me. Plenty of power for long/hard projects. About $60 gets you a really good drill.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,061
Posted By squirrelnator
I have a hi viz yellow jacket (Olympia) that has...

I have a hi viz yellow jacket (Olympia) that has lasted 4 years. It has defiantly faded from the sun, but the reflective parts still work well. Even with its now lighter color of yellow, it is much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,280
Posted By squirrelnator
ADJUSTABLE roc straps work better than anything...

ADJUSTABLE roc straps work better than anything else I have tried. I have two on the bike at all times, even when not carrying a load.

The non-adjustable straps are really not an improvement...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,514
Posted By squirrelnator
6'4' and 34' inseam. Honda ST1300 and ST1000 are...

6'4' and 34' inseam. Honda ST1300 and ST1000 are both very good fits for me. Great on the highway as well. Solid ride with plenty of power.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By squirrelnator
That's a lot of ma-cheene. Enjoy it!:1drink

That's a lot of ma-cheene. Enjoy it!:1drink
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