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Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,286
Posted By LuciferMutt
What I was gonna say. Four holes for dowel pins...

What I was gonna say. Four holes for dowel pins or something. Jack it up, insert pins, call it a day.
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By LuciferMutt
I have probably about a dozen adjustable wrenches...

I have probably about a dozen adjustable wrenches in varying sizes. I hardly ever use any of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,189
Posted By LuciferMutt
They only help if people are looking in the first...

They only help if people are looking in the first place. Recent trends seem to indicate drivers are not even looking, so you could be wearing a clown suit riding a 1:4 scale firetruck motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,679
Posted By LuciferMutt
I think there are three issues at play here. ...

I think there are three issues at play here.

1) you are wearing gloves that are too small. Go up a size.
2) check to make sure your brake and clutch levers are adjusted correctly. In your...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By LuciferMutt
Some coolants contain silica. It can precipitate...

Some coolants contain silica. It can precipitate out, as mentioned, and cause problems -- most notably abrading away (basically eating thru) water pump impeller fins. I'd flush the system with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,344
Posted By LuciferMutt
Exactly. Really loud pipes are guaranteed...

Exactly.

Really loud pipes are guaranteed do one thing -- piss people off. Any "safety" effect is passive and wishful thinking at best. Ride in a way that you are not depending on a passive...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 437,195
Posted By LuciferMutt
Get that dog some doggles! A bug or rock to...

Get that dog some doggles! A bug or rock to his/her little eye would not be a fun day for either of you :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 10,688
Posted By LuciferMutt
I've done it. Will probably do it again. ...

I've done it. Will probably do it again.

Only done/will do with clear sightlines on a road I know well, and only if traffic I'm passing is going under the speed limit enough to be severely...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By LuciferMutt
I second the vote to put them in a big plastic...

I second the vote to put them in a big plastic container.

Don't store brake fluid, it will absorb too much moisture out there.

Aerosols would probably be fine in the house. How many people...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,293
Posted By LuciferMutt
X2 If you are getting fling-off with Maxima...

X2

If you are getting fling-off with Maxima chain wax, you are using it wrong.

Put it on right after a ride and immediately wipe off the excess. The heat of the chain draws it where it needs...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,491
Posted By LuciferMutt
Sounds very smooth.

Sounds very smooth.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,460
Posted By LuciferMutt
:fpalm You should have gently enlightened...

:fpalm

You should have gently enlightened him that your K1600 makes more than twice (three times?!) the horsepower of the 103...

I kinda want to get a ride on Road Glide, but I'm afraid to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 535,946
Posted By LuciferMutt
RE center stands -- Left hand on left handgrip,...

RE center stands -- Left hand on left handgrip, right hand on grab handle, then put ALL your weight on the foot lever of the stand while you are pulling BACKWARDS on the grab handle. The most...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 70,360
Posted By LuciferMutt
That shouldn't still be funny, but it is :lol3

That shouldn't still be funny, but it is :lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By LuciferMutt
I didn't even know these existed. Does sound...

I didn't even know these existed. Does sound like a very good idea. Have any recommendations?
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By LuciferMutt
Make sure the caliper slider pins are clean and...

Make sure the caliper slider pins are clean and lubricated so the caliper can float and center correctly. This seems to be a bit of an issue on some of the lil' 250s.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By LuciferMutt
US plastics sells a 1/8" wall beverage tygon...

US plastics sells a 1/8" wall beverage tygon tubing rated for 60 PSI -- how high is city water pressure?

Part of the problem is I need about 60 feet of line of some kind to get from the water...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By LuciferMutt
Yes, this can be missed. A failing rubber brake...

Yes, this can be missed. A failing rubber brake hose can act like a one-way valve.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By LuciferMutt
What fittings for tygon beverage tubing for a fridge?

Finally getting some motivation to fix my stupid fridge icemaker.

I've been looking at the tygon beverage tubing US plastics sells -- should be good for longevity and good water taste.

Can...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By LuciferMutt
Bar risers are clean and very clever; that should...

Bar risers are clean and very clever; that should allow for lots of adjustment. Nice.

Now if they can just put some rear suspension on anything not "touring" that has some decent travel...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By LuciferMutt
The folks that hate the Blast have always been...

The folks that hate the Blast have always been expecting it to be something it's not. It's a cheap, entry level motorcycle designed to get people into the realm of motorcycling on something other...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By LuciferMutt
Looks normal to me. You can't really read plugs...

Looks normal to me. You can't really read plugs in a new FI engine.
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By LuciferMutt
My wife rode an 01 Blast for three years. I rode...

My wife rode an 01 Blast for three years. I rode it quite a lot too. It's got great brakes for an entry level bike, and the forks aren't too bad either. It's easy maintenance -- no valve...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By LuciferMutt
I'd really like to know how the cycleshell does...

I'd really like to know how the cycleshell does in the wind. I know PHX gets those crazy haboobs in the summer, and ABQ gets 60 MPH spring winds. Anything not bolted down goes sailing off into the...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By LuciferMutt
You'll be fine. I drove a Land Rover 188K miles...

You'll be fine. I drove a Land Rover 188K miles by dumping whatever oil I had lying around in the crankcase to keep up with the massive leaks everywhere :lol3

I think at one point it had a mix of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,862
Posted By LuciferMutt
My 07 Ninja 250 holds 4.5 gallons!

My 07 Ninja 250 holds 4.5 gallons!
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,183
Posted By LuciferMutt
WR250 (not the motard version).

WR250 (not the motard version).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,579,516
Posted By LuciferMutt
I love waving at kids. Especially when it pisses...

I love waving at kids. Especially when it pisses off their parents. :deal
Forum: Face plant 02-13-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,267
Posted By LuciferMutt
Remind me to never go riding/driving in Brazil. ...

Remind me to never go riding/driving in Brazil.


Also, never get in a fight with a 2 ton car. You'll lose. OP is lucky to be alive and that crazy cabby didn't actually run his ass over.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By LuciferMutt
Wasn't aware you could still get a Frontier with...

Wasn't aware you could still get a Frontier with a four-cylinder. Where are you located?
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 222,255
Posted By LuciferMutt
Not closely following this, but was the Judge...

Not closely following this, but was the Judge discontinued? I liked the styling of the Judge MUCH better than the Gunner :/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,950
Posted By LuciferMutt
Well, your OP made me think you were a little...

Well, your OP made me think you were a little crazy, but now I know you're just plain nuts.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,346
Posted By LuciferMutt
It's extremely hard and abrasion resistant, but...

It's extremely hard and abrasion resistant, but it has poor toughness and fatigue resistance and will fracture and crack under stress and sheer.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,064
Posted By LuciferMutt
Drain the carbs once and be done with it...

Drain the carbs once and be done with it...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By LuciferMutt
This is a good thing, IMO...

This is a good thing, IMO...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,631
Posted By LuciferMutt
Geez I've been running PR2s the whole time the...

Geez I've been running PR2s the whole time the PR3 was out. Heard as much good as I did bad things about the PR3 and never made the switch. Might have to go to a cheaper ST tire for the VFR.
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,064
Posted By LuciferMutt
Easy answer: Don't start it unless you're going...

Easy answer: Don't start it unless you're going to ride it.

Letting it idle for 10-15 minutes does more harm than good. The combustion process creates moisture and acids. The engine needs to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 346,746
Posted By LuciferMutt
Or bad luck. Or chance. Or...basically... life...

Or bad luck. Or chance. Or...basically... life and anything that is out of your immediate control.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,312
Posted By LuciferMutt
Congrats. the ST4 is one of my dream bikes, but...

Congrats. the ST4 is one of my dream bikes, but I have to settle for my 19-year-old VFR at the moment! Still has a V engine :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,913
Posted By LuciferMutt
Those Chinese made bikes can be scary. I read an...

Those Chinese made bikes can be scary. I read an article on Ride Apart about a bunch of Cleveland Cyclewerks bikes that got tested for a day.

The front brake caliper fell off of one of them...
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