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Forum: The Garage Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By squish
Your local ACE hardware or Dollar store might...

Your local ACE hardware or Dollar store might have a fuel safe hand pump siphon.

I've had good luck with this one
American Wick® Hand Operated Siphon Pump (SI-60)...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By squish
Talk to your local Harley independent shop....

Talk to your local Harley independent shop. Especially the custom shops. They should know someone local.

Ask around because Indy paint guys can be a little flaky.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By squish
No common standard for materials in the USA at...

No common standard for materials in the USA at least I think is part of it.
That and really armor is somewhat new. It was pretty rare even up to the early 90s for jackets to come with armor in them...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By squish
Yup, and I have also heard helmet makers say that...

Yup, and I have also heard helmet makers say that a short drop with nothing in the helmet may not cause damage
Since the EPS is not crushed because there was nothing inside the helmet to crush it...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By squish
UW has a solid reputation as a decent school....

UW has a solid reputation as a decent school. With a strong engineering program.

Personally I would rather hire a designer from a good strong state school then someone from Art Center or Center...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By squish
Last I looked it was about $600 to rebuild the...

Last I looked it was about $600 to rebuild the tranny if you only need seals and bearings and the clip done.
And it's around $500 to do the drive shaft.

That extra $1,100 is a serious chunk of...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By squish
We as a species have been using leather for a...

We as a species have been using leather for a very long time

Yet we do not have a clear cut, miracle goop that you can rub on and make the leather waterproof.

Lots of ideas out there.

Over...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,844
Posted By squish
I'm going from memory since I am not at the...

I'm going from memory since I am not at the computer that has the papers on it.
But there was a motorcycle conspicuitiy study done in I think New Zealand.

They found a 30% decrease in the...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,844
Posted By squish
Have you ever had a bike that quit on you?...

Have you ever had a bike that quit on you? Leaving you with no lights?

There's pretty strong evidence that using lighting to increase conspicuity works.

But there are other tools in that tool...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By squish
You are wrong. The shell is there for a number of...

You are wrong. The shell is there for a number of reason beyond just looking good and keeping the EPS in place.
It's there to work in conjunction with the EPS to spread the impact across a wider...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By squish
I would cut out around the GS, either using paths...

I would cut out around the GS, either using paths found on the Internet and making it a little larger so there will be a little black key line around the letters.
Or some stylized reveal that shows...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,052
Posted By squish
I have never had a sidi sole pop, but the wife...

I have never had a sidi sole pop, but the wife has had it happen to her Lei Summer Rose, but after she had worn out the original sole and the boots got re souled the new sole being slightly thicker. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By squish
If it was a sudden failure, truly sudden. That...

If it was a sudden failure, truly sudden.
That makes me think it's a mechanical... Well not mechanical but physical issue.
Like a fuse that looks good but isn't, or a connection that when moved is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,593
Posted By squish
I love me some fuel injection. And ABS, The...

I love me some fuel injection.
And ABS,
The only TC bike I've ridden made the bike boring and just slowed everything way down when you did anything stupid.
But I've heard from sources I trust...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,952
Posted By squish
There's no doubt in my mind that I would have...

There's no doubt in my mind that I would have been happy had I bought the S10, Its a great bike, thats the reason I was shopping it.

I'm just happy the numbskull sales boy gave me enough time to...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By squish
I like my sidi crossfire TA soles for dual...

I like my sidi crossfire TA soles for dual sporting. Much better then dual sporting in hikeing boots or other cleated boot sole.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By squish
Soft sided cooler with a rigid plastic liner, ...

Soft sided cooler with a rigid plastic liner,
Rox straps to hold it in place.

Or my old Marsee bag, one I updated the straps with some higher quality webbing and buckles.


However these days...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,844
Posted By squish
The high levels of uv light vs non uv light...

The high levels of uv light vs non uv light during twilight make them really pop.
But then it gets dark, just as you said.

After 15 years of wearing orange shoei helmets I will be switching to...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,952
Posted By squish
Last year, I was looking to get a nice fancy new...

Last year, I was looking to get a nice fancy new to me, maybe even new bike.
I got a new job and It came with a long commute.

I stopped into a local yamaha shop and was shopping a leftover 12,
...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,300
Posted By squish
I have the kind that you put under the grip of...

I have the kind that you put under the grip of your choice.

Mine were made and or sold by Dualstar a company that if it's still around I wouldn't buy from.

I like the kind that do not use a...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,327
Posted By squish
I am 5'8" tall with a 28" inseam, my wife is 5'6"...

I am 5'8" tall with a 28" inseam, my wife is 5'6" with an inseam somewhere north of 30"

I am comfortable on her R80 for as long as my ass is my knees feel right I don't bash the carbs or heads
...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,052
Posted By squish
Not lites, but my CTB took a long time to break...

Not lites, but my CTB took a long time to break in, even today some 18 years later they don't really show creases.

But they went from being stiff to being not very supportive ankle wise in a short...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By squish
Thankfully most airhead riders are a smart decent...

Thankfully most airhead riders are a smart decent mellow bunch. But yeah the op went to jackalope quite quick.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By squish
Question Really!? A pin that doesn't slip out that...

Really!?

A pin that doesn't slip out that fits into a hole on the bar. Stone simple.
Connecting the cables directly to the throttle tube... Stone simple.
A master cylinder on the handlebar....
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 199,621
Posted By squish
Looks like the 16 might get ABS...

Looks like the 16 might get ABS (http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/26/sneak-preview-2016-moto-guzzi-v7-ii-intermot-2014-first-look/).
Also a 6speed.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By squish
Years ago I bought a pair of Held Steves, They...

Years ago I bought a pair of Held Steves,
They last about 18months before I noticed the finger wearing out.
This was maybe less then 10k miles.
In addition the stickhing was low quality, the...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By squish
There are things like this ...

There are things like this
http://www.seattlefabrics.com/goretex_fabric_repair_kit.htm.

I had decent luck using a gore branded, heat activated patch to cover a burned hole in a leg of my...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By squish
Poke around in the blitz, el solitrare, Edwin...

Poke around in the blitz, el solitrare, Edwin jeans world, there are blogs and lifestyle pages and videos galore.
There are links to makers of bags from there.
And even a short fim ad for some...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By squish
IIRC the "tour" bags will fit all the hi exhaust...

IIRC the "tour" bags will fit all the hi exhaust bikes, but the left back is more narrow then the right bag.

The box tubular racks for these bikes are different, different mounting points and...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By squish
It was 1992 I was fresh into my airhead...

It was 1992 I was fresh into my airhead experience.
I had just pulled apart my throttle to lube the throttle tube chain.
And switch my bars from low RS to GS style bars.

When plink this little...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,076
Posted By squish
Tough but intreresting mentalmasterbataory...

Tough but intreresting mentalmasterbataory excersise.

I would want something air cooled, electronic ignition but easy to swap to points.
Some suspension travel so it could do rough roads....
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By squish
. Hothead PO needs a chill pill, not input...

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Hothead PO needs a chill pill, not input from me.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,092
Posted By squish
Great. now you are going to have a whole bunch of...

Great. now you are going to have a whole bunch of us roadcrafter wearers trying to see if our wings pop out...

On thing I did to eek out a little more space was swap out the old crumbly pads for...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By squish
First stop would be looking at the state where I...

First stop would be looking at the state where I am are buying the bike and the state where I am bringing the bike into.

Then I check with my insurance, I get the VIN from the seller, and let my...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,052
Posted By squish
I found soccer socks to work great they have...

I found soccer socks to work great they have enough stretch to stay up if I'm not planning on doing a lot of walking
Or I can fold the sock over the top of the boot and it will stay up if I walk,
...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By squish
In my experience with airheads a CV carb will...

In my experience with airheads
a CV carb will lift the slide as needed for the air flowing into the intake tract.
If I open the throttle all the way I get enough air to get an accurate reading of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 26,169
Posted By squish
Unless you ride a variety of bikes all the time. ...

Unless you ride a variety of bikes all the time.

I feel that the telelever system is just ok as long as you don't push it, IF you don't mind it being heavy, making the bike feel dead, making the...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,653
Posted By squish
Gleeks are also those who have to have a nickname...

Gleeks are also those who have to have a nickname for their bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 26,169
Posted By squish
And I am very much on the flip side, A 20 year...

And I am very much on the flip side,
A 20 year owner of BMW bikes and I've ridden all manners of their front ends From Earles, to standard normal front ends, to the modern K bikes and the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By squish
At 1.01 in the video clearly shows a California...

At 1.01 in the video clearly shows a California DST plate.
So at least Suzuki USA is playing around with the bike, if only to shoot the promos for it.
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