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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If new seals are available, why try to save a...

If new seals are available, why try to save a little money by risking your life reusing the old ones? Brakes and tires are 2 areas NOT to be cheap on a bike.
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Not the companies that invest millions into R&D...

Not the companies that invest millions into R&D and then have their products tested to standards. The companies that offer testimonials, they are a different story...
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Umm, that's a 750 Super Tenere according to the...

Umm, that's a 750 Super Tenere according to the ad. Similar, but different...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
They are. Doesn't mean others can't be worse......

They are. Doesn't mean others can't be worse... [emoji57]

Thanks for that report Pepelopez!
Forum: Canada 12-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By 16VGTIDave
But, don't you want a low slung chrome pony to...

But, don't you want a low slung chrome pony to cruise to the local coffee shop? It comes stock with loud pipes to get the biatches to look your way, and an unbalanced engine so your junk rattles and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Reaver is waiting for his turn to see Bec. After...

Reaver is waiting for his turn to see Bec. After the pool boy, gardener, and maintenance guy. That is what he gets for leaving her on her own for so long...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Glad to help. Let us know what comes of this.

Glad to help. Let us know what comes of this.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Read this info...

Read this info (http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/care-center/return-guide) first. Then, if required, call Gore and get an RMA to send it to their CANADIAN warranty center that is in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 862,392
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Oh come on guys! Just a little spit and polish...

Oh come on guys! Just a little spit and polish and that Ducati will look. Well, like someone spat on it and rubbed it in... [emoji1]

I'm also curious to hear the story.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,171
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've found that merino wool socks are cooler and...

I've found that merino wool socks are cooler and much dryer than anything else. Even when wearing A* Toucans and full gear. Merino is also very durable, lasting at least twice as long as other...
Forum: Canada 12-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks! And to you and yours! Dave

Thanks! And to you and yours!

Dave
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,666
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Do you also carry a vacuum gauge, manometer or...

Do you also carry a vacuum gauge, manometer or other such tools to sync your carbs after you adjust the idle mixture? Or is this just a "seat of your pants", "I think that should be good enough until...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,666
Posted By 16VGTIDave
The only way changing fuel may affect the mixture...

The only way changing fuel may affect the mixture on a carb'd engine is if the carbs were jetted for ethanol free fuel (typically only 92 octane premium from a few brands) at lower altitude and one...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,049
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I also recently installed a Denali SoundBomb. Too...

I also recently installed a Denali SoundBomb. Too early to comment on longevity, but it sure works to get peoples attention! :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
:rofl You are too funny! :rofl

:rofl You are too funny! :rofl
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,845
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've read that there is is the potential to cause...

I've read that there is is the potential to cause "target fixation" if one is "overly conspicuous". Obviously we want to be seen, but not to the point that numb/distracted/impaired/ADD cager's drive...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-09-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,538
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Ugh. Strip off all the improvements made in the...

Ugh. Strip off all the improvements made in the past 30 years and reduce the engine to nothing more than a stationary engine? :puke1 That would be a mistake.

The belief that aviation is the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Hey! The one with the ear ring, that's me! Or...

Hey! The one with the ear ring, that's me! Or maybe the one still wearing his lid? I dunno. They are both handsome... :wink:

Glad to hear things are going better for you.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 336,248
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Being able to (only) spend 1.5 hrs making...

Being able to (only) spend 1.5 hrs making replacement parts, as compared to spending $300 and 4 hours replacing the shower doors sounds like a win to me. Well done! :clap
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 248,247
Posted By 16VGTIDave
+1! Looks good, and has given me an idea... ;)

+1! Looks good, and has given me an idea... ;)
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 97,153
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Adventure gear at Walmart?

As does my bike. But, in my case that was specified 30+ years ago. Before synthetic oils were common. I also use it because it flows better when cold. I ride late into the fall, until there is salt...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I have just completed my first season with a pair...

I have just completed my first season with a pair of Toucans. Nothing but good to report. They are comfortable, breath decently, and are waterproof. I just tested that by standing the boots in a...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 97,153
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Lets try to not turn this thread into yet another...

Lets try to not turn this thread into yet another 'oil thread'. Please...

Rotella T6 5W-40 says on the label and in their documentation that it meets JASO MA, among many other specs. That is the...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 97,153
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Shell Rotella. Meets JASO MA spec for motorcycles...

Shell Rotella. Meets JASO MA spec for motorcycles with wet clutches. I use the full synthetic T6 5W40, but a Dino flavor is available for less $.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I haven't worked with that tubing, but I have...

I haven't worked with that tubing, but I have worked with a lot of stainless steel tube when I was an aircraft mechanic. Quite often the cause of a leak is over tightening the fittings. Obviously, on...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,502
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Wow. That is a substantial amount of...

Wow. That is a substantial amount of presumptions, assumptions, and guesses in one paragraph.

Let's try to keep this simple, for the simple folk. Or the children, first responders, lawyers,...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,502
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,502
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Assume all you want kag, but a little reading...

Assume all you want kag, but a little reading goes a long way:
http://rotopax.com/FAQ.html
Water containers are made from FDA approved Polyethylene.

http://rotopax.com/About-RotopaX.html
Fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If that is the excuse you want to use, go for it...

If that is the excuse you want to use, go for it bud. I'd personally opt for something more recurring, like mental health, though: "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy."...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
So, there is market demand for gringo vagabond...

So, there is market demand for gringo vagabond gigolo's? I'm not judging, I guess a guy has to do something for money when he finds himself pennyless and traveling foreign countries... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,502
Posted By 16VGTIDave
If you plan on painting the containers red, why...

If you plan on painting the containers red, why did you buy the white water containers? Just to be contrary?
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks for this! I've begun researching fork...

Thanks for this! I've begun researching fork upgrade or replacement options and the emulators are already on my list. I appreciate you sharing your findings!
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Who woulda thunk Reaver's imaginary friends were...

Who woulda thunk Reaver's imaginary friends were real??? :eek1 I don't want to know how you have been communicating with them across such distances. Must involve witch craft, voodoo, or strange...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Hrmph. I send Reaver off with an adjustable...

Hrmph. I send Reaver off with an adjustable wrench, and it turns out he needs a slot screwdriver and a hammer. Don't it figure? He can probably find a rock... [emoji15]
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,502
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Will you tell us when you try to make a coffee...

Will you tell us when you try to make a coffee with gasoline rather than water? Or when you put gasoline in your water container and end up with 2 white gasoline containers? :rofl

Did you notice...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I'm surprised that this hasn't been mentioned...

I'm surprised that this hasn't been mentioned yet: Disconnecting the battery when the engine is running can cause all kinds of expensive havoc. Computers, TCI modules, electronic voltage regulators,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I'm not familiar with your bike, but have been...

I'm not familiar with your bike, but have been around the block once or twice dealing with FI. First thought is to scan for codes as previously suggested. If that isn't an option, check/replace the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 187,834
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Flexible? Reaver is more of a short and stocky...

Flexible? Reaver is more of a short and stocky build, so flexibility isn't one of his natural attributes. Patient? Ummm, okay... After being on the road for 20 some days and away from Bec even...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 336,248
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I know for certain that the 29mm shim kit I...

I know for certain that the 29mm shim kit I recently bought are hardened steel. RC60 if memory serves me. I certainly wouldn't try to reduce their thickness as it would be very difficult to ensure...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,299
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Sometimes it is benificial to know the difference...

Sometimes it is benificial to know the difference between cold (just above freezing) and dangerous (freezing and below). Road ice can ruin your day in the blink of an eye... :muutt
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