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Forum: Equipment Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Well alrighty then, sounds like the verdict is...

Well alrighty then, sounds like the verdict is in. Thanks folks. Guess the missus is getting front loaders for Mother's Day!
Forum: Equipment Today, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Best Washing Machine For Motorcycle Gear

Kind of an odd topic but we're in the market for a new washer and dryer. We've always used top loaders with an agitator and can't believe those front loaders really do a better job. Especially on...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6,328
Views: 843,774
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Should I or Shouldn't I?

Think I'm going to get me a low miles Terra to replace my R100GS. I love the GS but it is heavy and the suspension and brakes are lacking. And it's old with everything that comes with being old. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 783,434
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Think I'm going to get me a low miles Terra to...

Think I'm going to get me a low miles Terra to replace my R100GS. I love the GS but it is heavy and the suspension and brakes are lacking. And it's old with everything that comes with being old. I'm...
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Damn cages usually win.

Damn cages usually win.
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'll give you $150 for it and you won't have to...

I'll give you $150 for it and you won't have to worry about posting in the flea market! Those guys can be so rude.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 404,294
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
No prob. It'll be a couple of days. Got a...

No prob. It'll be a couple of days. Got a business trip tomorrow through Sunday.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
[my review]GMax GM54S Modular Street Helmet - 2X-Large

No offense to the OP but it sounded as if this might be his first helmet since he was taking an MSF course and had never heard of a Snell certification. I was very impressed by my first Cortech gear...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 404,294
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
CalSci has a windshield sort of like this but I...

CalSci has a windshield sort of like this but I think mine would work better. Plus, it didn't cost me $185.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/R1150RTprod.html
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
[my review]GMax GM54S Modular Street Helmet - 2X-Large

Some think Snell is to strict a cert and actually results in an unnecessarily rigid helmet. Snell actually backed off their rqts a few years ago and drew closer to Euro certification standards....
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 404,294
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'm happy to supply the templates and more...

I'm happy to supply the templates and more detailed instructions. Should work for any screen just by modifying the upper edge. The lower edge is the important one. All it takes is a jigsaw, a drill,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 404,294
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
R1100/1150RT Windshield Innovation For Vastly Smoother Airflow!

I have sensitive hearing My first street bike, after years of riding off road, was an R1150R. I loved the look. So I was stunned, upon actually riding it, how loud riding a motorcycle can be! It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Like most things, a pressure washer is fine if...

Like most things, a pressure washer is fine if you don't get close and dwell over a single spot. Great for knocking off the mud then follow up with a bucket and sponge if you want that extra shine.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,012
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Vertical and upside down.

Vertical and upside down.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,769
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Sounds like a valuable lesson learned. I spent...

Sounds like a valuable lesson learned. I spent too much time on concrete as a kid to waste time there now. I don't want any more projects, I'd rather have experiences!
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
You can also put them at the base of your...

You can also put them at the base of your refrigerator where the air blows out. Fastest way to dry shoes.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,099
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've been researching earplugs as long as I've...

I've been researching earplugs as long as I've been riding on the street - about six years. I have sensitive hearing that I'd like to protect and my ear canals are small. Here is what I have...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I looked over everyone's input and though I...

I looked over everyone's input and though I didn't get anything on this "list" it did help me frame my choices. I'm a short cuff, textile guy for summer gloves. While there are a lot of choices in...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Do you have a light-colored glove? One of my...

Do you have a light-colored glove? One of my requirements for summer riding gear is a light color to reflect visible light from the sun. The difference in comfort for your hands with light colored...
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 41,319
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Thanks, svflyer. I've gotten into the habit of...

Thanks, svflyer. I've gotten into the habit of whining a lot about things and the whining is keeping me from using what I have to the utmost. I applaud your attitude and thank you for sharing it with...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
1978 r100rs.

1978 r100rs.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
What model is that? I like it!

What model is that? I like it!
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Looking for a good pair of summer gloves

I usually wear short cuff mesh with leather or rubber knuckle guards. I also generally buy good stuff. It lasts a lot longer and is far more comfortable than cheap stuff. Also I feel it would do its...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Looking for a good pair of summer gloves

It's hot in the Southeast in the summer. Hot and humid. But I'm still an ATGATT guy and never ride without gloves. I had a pair of Rev'It mesh gloves that I paid a lot for but didn't last long. They...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,051
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
As our bikes have no fuel gauge I'm hesitant to...

As our bikes have no fuel gauge I'm hesitant to replace my mechanical odometer with satellites and a receiver.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
LED Headlight Fabrication

Forgot to say, if you click on the pic it opens an Instructables plan for building the lights.

I came across this and thought it was pretty cool. I'm not a huge fan of this guy's ultimate...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Thanks for that detailed write up! I'll...

Thanks for that detailed write up! I'll definitely give it a look should I get up that way!
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Sized only to fit women because they are better...

Sized only to fit women because they are better at everything.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Is the 2006 Husky TE610 any good?

I liked the MVAgusta Huskies.
Sort of pissed at what happened. These were awesome bikes. Must have been lacking in the marketing department.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,937,027
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Is there a FAQ on this somewhere?

Is there a FAQ on this somewhere?
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,937,027
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'm thinking about showing up with tools and...

I'm thinking about showing up with tools and just... staying until he'll take less just to get rid if me. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
So... If I got this bike where would I get parts...

So... If I got this bike where would I get parts for maintenance? Engine gaskets, electrical components, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 124,949
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Where do you guys get Husqvarna parts? Engine...

Where do you guys get Husqvarna parts? Engine gaskets, electrical components, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,937,027
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Are repair parts generally available for these...

Are repair parts generally available for these bikes? I have a TE250 that has been bulletproof but a project like this 610 needs a supply chain. I don't even know where to get Husqvarva parts.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 124,949
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Do you mean an optical pyrometer?

Do you mean an optical pyrometer?
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,937,027
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Here's the scoop: There is an '06TE610 a few...

Here's the scoop:

There is an '06TE610 a few hours from me. The owner claims 600 miles. He let it set for a few years and it got pickled so he took it apart intending to fix it and let it sit for...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
GS parts on eBay

These are not mine and I have no interest in them. I just thought it was a good deal since collecting these parts individually will cost about 50% more. They aren't rare but they are not common...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Are you comfortable sharing what you paid for it?

Are you comfortable sharing what you paid for it?
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,937,027
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Do tell! :lurk

Do tell!

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27,025
Views: 3,937,027
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Keep the bike. I've blown my ACL twice and didn't...

Keep the bike. I've blown my ACL twice and didn't get it repaired the second time. I just wear a DonJoy brace now. I can ride, ski, play soccer, and I'm in my late 40's. Just rehab hard but careful...
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