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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,505
Posted By ABHooligan
Didn't see the post til it was too late-I was...

Didn't see the post til it was too late-I was across the sequatchie valley from P-C that day.

I'd have been riding in your dust anyway. Maybe next time.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By ABHooligan
My first response was going to be a quality knife...

My first response was going to be a quality knife as well, but I've been in the woods many times, with lots of tools, gear, etc, and rarely do I have everything I need. When something breaks (down),...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,355
Posted By ABHooligan
For that much weight, no way would I screw into...

For that much weight, no way would I screw into the mortar. Otherwise, I think the hole would strip before it broke the block face.

Use the proper bit, but just as important, be sure your holes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46,445
Views: 9,333,799
Posted By ABHooligan
Instead of plastidip, I bought a sheet of...

Instead of plastidip, I bought a sheet of aluminum-backed dynamat stuff from the local stereo shop. One side is adhesive and sticks to the plate. Cut to fit your plate and reinstall. Not affected by...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By ABHooligan
Turn the switch on and stick your tongue on it....

Turn the switch on and stick your tongue on it. That's how I check 9V batteries. The bike is only three volts more.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By ABHooligan
Errol. Errol Flynn.

Errol. Errol Flynn.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,084
Posted By ABHooligan
Why not strip it down as much as possible, back...

Why not strip it down as much as possible, back the trailer up to it, use a comealong/hoist to gently lay it on its side on the trailer, then sliiiiiide it into the trailer, perhaps winching it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,637
Posted By ABHooligan
I've never ridden anywhere off-pavement that was...

I've never ridden anywhere off-pavement that was dead-flat-there's always some sort of bump or incline close by. I'm a novice, but I can execute a five- or ten-point turn by riding my front wheel up...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By ABHooligan
I think the way these box stores make money on...

I think the way these box stores make money on lifetime warranty is by counting on people to forget they purchased a lifetime warranty, or the next owner not knowing about said warranty and buying...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,957
Posted By ABHooligan
Some of the jeep catalogs used to sell heaters to...

Some of the jeep catalogs used to sell heaters to compensate for the poor performance of factory units. Some plumbed into engine coolant, some were electric. I prefer the coolant-heated ones, but you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,505
Posted By ABHooligan
You took me out for a candlelit steak dinner,...

You took me out for a candlelit steak dinner, then never called me again???? I guess you really did move to Thailand.:cry
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,678
Posted By ABHooligan
Initially spendy, but long-term pay-offs in...

Initially spendy, but long-term pay-offs in energy savings, as well as a happier HVAC unit (it won't have to work as hard or often).



My local power utility has had this offer for several...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By ABHooligan
Perhaps so, but buying something that arrives...

Perhaps so, but buying something that arrives non-functioning, then buying something else from the company to make it work, seems like a racket. And many report that their fluid develops bubbles...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By ABHooligan
It seems like for everyone that likes a certain...

It seems like for everyone that likes a certain manometer, others disparage it. I ruled out the tube/oil/board type as bigger and more cumbersome than I wanted to fool with. The MotionPro tool is...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By ABHooligan
Flat-stitched or not, a seam is still a seam....

Flat-stitched or not, a seam is still a seam. Wearing a balaclava under your helmet makes it a bit smaller on your head, and a seam pressed into your forehead after a couple of hours begins to to...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By ABHooligan
HDB sells taller risers. I installed these (they...

HDB sells taller risers. I installed these (they still have the reversible offset) and my key fits, but barely. Barely is good enough without having to relocate anything. You may not want or need...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,581
Posted By ABHooligan
Homemade Carb Sync Tool?

I need/want a carb sync tool. I like the Morgan Carbtune, and saw several how-to's where folks made their own out of miles of clear tubing, filled with oil, alcohol, mercury, uranium-235, etc, all...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46,445
Views: 9,333,799
Posted By ABHooligan
Ha! I've been waiting since Sept 26- "Tom is...

Ha! I've been waiting since Sept 26- "Tom is building yours tomorrow!"
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-02-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,357
Posted By ABHooligan
Sad but true. I'm actually nowhere close to the...

Sad but true. I'm actually nowhere close to the ragged edge.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By ABHooligan
Fill to a high pressure with air, then cut very...

Fill to a high pressure with air, then cut very quickly.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-28-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,357
Posted By ABHooligan
I had my sprocket carrier (?) welded to my hub,...

I had my sprocket carrier (?) welded to my hub, and it will easily loft the front wheel. I like to ride beyond the ragged edge.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,165
Posted By ABHooligan
You have to remove that nut, holding the bolt on...

You have to remove that nut, holding the bolt on the other side. You then thread the bolt into the threaded end of your crashbar. The nut is not re-used.

And I would not think that the frames...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By ABHooligan
Not necessarily, but I hate to throw good stuff...

Not necessarily, but I hate to throw good stuff in the landfill just because the box possibly wants to upsell me on pads. I can afford to supersize my Big Mac, but does that mean I should just...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By ABHooligan
New pads when replacing a rotor?

I bent a rotor sunday, and the box for the new rotor insists on NOT using the rotor with the old pads or the rotor will warp. Now, I'm not a cheapskate, but I hate to replace parts that don't need...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,387
Posted By ABHooligan
Do you still do the disc guard adapter? I didn't...

Do you still do the disc guard adapter? I didn't see them on your site.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By ABHooligan
Been traveling through there all my life "Same as...

Been traveling through there all my life "Same as it ever was, same as it ever was..."

Bunch of militant pricks from the cops on up through the judges. I go around their town every time now.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,074
Posted By ABHooligan
I don't like carrying a backpack while riding-my...

I don't like carrying a backpack while riding-my camelbak classic is the most I want to carry. But for around-town errands, I like my Timbuk2 messenger bag. Easy on and off, and you can slide it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 35,577
Posted By ABHooligan
I sent my stock seat to Sargent after a painful...

I sent my stock seat to Sargent after a painful trip to SC. Had the seating area flattened, widened, and dished a bit. It made a huge difference right out of the box. Corbin has always felt too firm...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,940
Posted By ABHooligan
Maybe your timing is 180degrees off?

Maybe your timing is 180degrees off?
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By ABHooligan
Who is chip foose? The local powdercoater...

Who is chip foose?

The local powdercoater her does moto parts, but he also blasts and p-c's a lot of patio furniture. Pretty cheap, looks good, lasts a long time.

Any job worth doing at all,...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By ABHooligan
A lot of what I want to protect against isn't...

A lot of what I want to protect against isn't rocks and roost but the sandblast effects of small road debris. I went with a plastic cover, even though it doesn't look as poserish hardcore as the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By ABHooligan
The ignition switch in my 00 Tiger had this...

The ignition switch in my 00 Tiger had this problem intermittently. Then it started to die for a brief second here or there while riding. Always on left turns. I found the problem to be the solder...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By ABHooligan
They are still in business because a bunch of...

They are still in business because a bunch of people, like me, buy them once. I think they should change their name to Leak Prone. The only good thing about them is ease of install and removal, which...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,690
Posted By ABHooligan
This tool has never failed me, even on 180...

This tool has never failed me, even on 180 sportbike tires. Simple, no moving small parts. You have to work an area of the bead, not just one spot, but it has always worked for me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,505
Posted By ABHooligan
I believe you have too mant qualifications listed...

I believe you have too mant qualifications listed for a painter.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 63,505
Posted By ABHooligan
Cheap beer anyone?

I hate to divert this thread away from motorcycles, but here's a shot in the dark... Laughing Skull in the big bottles, in 12ozers. Anybody want to buy a bunch of it (locally) pm me. I'm not much of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-15-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,338
Posted By ABHooligan
I run mine the same way (upside down I guess)....

I run mine the same way (upside down I guess). Looks better, and may possibly protect you from speed/redlight cameras that are prevalent in our area.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,165
Posted By ABHooligan
I use a gun lock too. Small, light, and compact....

I use a gun lock too. Small, light, and compact. Recently my state Highway Patrol was giving them away in their office (part of a statewide safety program), but new handguns come with one in the box...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By ABHooligan
Hey thanks. I guess my searches didn't turn that...

Hey thanks. I guess my searches didn't turn that one up, as everything is listed as BRR on the site.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-13-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 117,530
Posted By ABHooligan
It's not even been viewed by the public yet, and...

It's not even been viewed by the public yet, and Touratech already has a complete accessory package for it!
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