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Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By bwringer
Pissed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

"Not compatible with your device."

Bitches, I've got an S4 Active running Kitkat. WTF? :huh

Methinks there be bugs afoot...



Great idea if they ever get it working. The web site doesn't...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,748
Posted By bwringer
Go Dumpster Diving

Cut rounded squares from milk jugs or shampoo bottles to use as rim protectors.

I buy green tea in these gallon jugs that are a bit thicker than milk jugs, and they make great rim protectors.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By bwringer
Yep, normal. You really need to get signed...

Yep, normal.

You really need to get signed up over at The GS Resources forum if you haven't already done so:
http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/activity.php
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By bwringer
Stop-n-Go = shit. Not "the shit". Just shit.

Complete failure was exactly my experience as well. The last time I used the stupid thing, I had six pinched-off plug heads bouncing around inside my tire by the time I made it the 60 miles home.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,544
Posted By bwringer
I've used them a few times. No issues, they work...

I've used them a few times. No issues, they work the first time, every time, and they're fast. I make sure to buy an extra remover tool and leave it clipped to the pipe nearby just in case. A little...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By bwringer
EK isn't mentioned on that web site. If...

EK isn't mentioned on that web site.

If it's made by EK, it'll be high quality.

Sure is purty.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By bwringer
Generally, they're short-lived junk. But one...

Generally, they're short-lived junk.

But one thing I can say about Leak-Proof seals is that they will work (for a time) on forks that aren't in perfect condition. Knock the sharp edges off the...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By bwringer
Stop-n-Stay plugs don't work and don't last. ...

Stop-n-Stay plugs don't work and don't last.

Sticky string style plugs work and last.

If you really want the über-best in sticky strings, order up a Nealey Mini Tire Repair Kit...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By bwringer
There's absolutely no need to rebuild or...

There's absolutely no need to rebuild or duplicate that harness.

Clean the connections (Deoxit rocks), bypass or replace any overheated or badly corroded connectors, use dielectric grease inside...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,355
Posted By bwringer
Hi Viz always fades after a time and looks...

Hi Viz always fades after a time and looks crappy. It's the nature of the beast -- since it reacts with UV, there's no way to make a hi-viz dye or paint that doesn't fade with exposure to sunlight.
...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,036
Posted By bwringer
I hear ya. After my Big Bambi Bash, any critter...

I hear ya. After my Big Bambi Bash, any critter near or on the road -- rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk, dog, cat, mouse, large bug -- gives me an extra dose of the willies. It took a while to learn not to...
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,036
Posted By bwringer
FUCK deer

Hit a 7 point buck last November on my KLR. I was going about 45-50mph on a nice sunny warm fall morning when Bambi's shithead cousin decided to leap out directly in front of me. No chance at all to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,520
Posted By bwringer
Yep! Bambi forced a front end remodel... ...

Yep!

Bambi forced a front end remodel...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mjy0wA6y_Ao/U7t1sXRbLpI/AAAAAAAAE-w/a_vdxxFJdqI/w506-h900/20140505_145729.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By bwringer
PM sent to Guano with more details. :evil ...

PM sent to Guano with more details. :evil

Basically, the manual contains several special warnings on the 4WD trans -- it has to be removed as a unit with the engine from below while on a lift....
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By bwringer
Yep, the axles are easy enough to replace when...

Yep, the axles are easy enough to replace when and if needed.

The CV boots split open and made a mess earlier this year on our 335,000 mile '97 RAV4, but so far no noises or anything -- I'll...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By bwringer
Oh I've got small balls I've got small balls ...

Oh I've got small balls
I've got small balls
And they're such wee balls
Dirty little balls
And he's got small balls
And she's got small balls
But we've got the smallest balls of them all!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,520
Posted By bwringer
Found that bridge: https://goo.gl/maps/NvdYL ...

Found that bridge:
https://goo.gl/maps/NvdYL



Holler when you want to go for a wander! :D

Lots of interesting sights out there.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By bwringer
Just what I was thinking. Not my cup of tea...

Just what I was thinking. Not my cup of tea either, but if dealer network and parts availability was the only question, then HD is the undisputed answer. You can have an "adventure" on any sort of...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By bwringer
Agreed. We have a FWD only RAV4 (335,000 miles...

Agreed. We have a FWD only RAV4 (335,000 miles woohoo!), and there's absolutely nothing special about the drivetrain. A bit more room to work than most FWD cars, actually.

The shop quoted you the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By bwringer
For rain pants made with a nylon-ish material,...

For rain pants made with a nylon-ish material, any outdoor shoppe should carry a patch kit for tents with self-adhesive nylon patches.

Unfortunately, they're usually gray or red, which may not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,491
Posted By bwringer
Around here, the worst weaving texters are the...

Around here, the worst weaving texters are the ones driving cop cars and wearing uniforms... :baldy



Anyhoo, the response to an idjit like this is situation dependent.

In the city, no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,456
Posted By bwringer
When you thwack a 7 point buck that appeared in...

When you thwack a 7 point buck that appeared in front of your bike at a dead run while you're doing 50mph, there's no time to tense up, relax, "go turtle", go limp, drink heavily, stick out an arm,...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,115
Posted By bwringer
It would be awesome if the pipe companies would...

It would be awesome if the pipe companies would start to make some quieter pipes that are lighter than the stock boat anchors.

As noted above, open exhausts seldom do a damn thing for performance...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,379
Posted By bwringer
Use a fine stone, not sandpaper. Knock down the...

Use a fine stone, not sandpaper. Knock down the sharp edges of the nick and you might be OK.
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,193
Posted By bwringer
So you want it cheap, fast, AND good? As...

So you want it cheap, fast, AND good?

As the old saying goes, you can pick any two... :evil


If you want it cheap and good, haunt the clearance section over at http://newenough.com (I refuse...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,065
Posted By bwringer
I'd have to echo the above that Gaerne boots...

I'd have to echo the above that Gaerne boots might be your happy place as far as the fit you need.

Figuring out whether boots are made from leather can be strange -- Gaerne's web site, for...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,681
Posted By bwringer
Another issue with "captive" spoke nipples you...

Another issue with "captive" spoke nipples you describe would be corrosion in the pockets. Any time you have a space that could trap moisture, it will also trap dirt and corrode.

As was mentioned...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By bwringer
No question about it: the Motion Pro Bead Pro: ...

No question about it: the Motion Pro Bead Pro:
http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0519/

The two pieces are also tire levers.


Of course, you can also accomplish exactly the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,885
Posted By bwringer
Like many road hazards, the rider's...

Like many road hazards, the rider's (over)reaction to them is far more dangerous than the actual hazard.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By bwringer
The X-grip is a neat idea, but frankly, it's just...

The X-grip is a neat idea, but frankly, it's just unworkable on a motorcycle.

To fix it, you buy one of these: http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/product/11759/Ram_Phone_MP3_Holders
...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,483
Posted By bwringer
Nice! You didn't explicitly mention this,...

Nice!

You didn't explicitly mention this, but location is another important factor.

I see you've followed the usual guidelines: arrange to have your flats in a location with little to no...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By bwringer
+3. Buy good fuses. The cheapies will drive you...

+3. Buy good fuses. The cheapies will drive you batshit.

Littelfuse or Bussman are the two usual "good" brands; I'm sure there are others.

Auto parts stores have raised their prices on fuses...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By bwringer
An Airhawk seems like a REALLY expensive solution...

An Airhawk seems like a REALLY expensive solution to this problem...

My wife had a similar issue on a trip once and we stopped at Walmart and found a seat cushion intended for use in a tree stand....
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By bwringer
Yep. Depending on what you're riding, get the big...

Yep. Depending on what you're riding, get the big ol' Japanese or Euro kit for, like, $25. Some stuff you'll never use, not everything you'll ever need, but a hell of a good start for cheap.
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By bwringer
Cleaning? What, it doesn't rain around there?

Cleaning? What, it doesn't rain around there?
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By bwringer
Best app for what? What's it do?

Best app for what?

What's it do?
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By bwringer
If you truly have the god-tier unlimited data...

If you truly have the god-tier unlimited data plan that will support streaming on the road (seriously, this shit EATS data), try Pandora and Spotify.

Pandora has artists you might have actually...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By bwringer
Thanks for the link! It's VERY difficult to...

Thanks for the link!

It's VERY difficult to find stainless socket heads in the 10 X 1.25mm thread. You can normally only find 1.5mm thread pitch in 10mm, which is great for US and Euro stuff, not...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By bwringer
Since it happened during a very rough ride while...

Since it happened during a very rough ride while aired down (how far did you air down?), and not when you mounted the tire, I'd strongly suspect either one of the belts or plies inside the tire has...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By bwringer
You can order Givi lock cylinders in keyed-alike...

You can order Givi lock cylinders in keyed-alike sets of up to five locks. I ordered a set of five from Twisted Throttle so that my top box and two sets of side cases would all use the same keys....
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