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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,587
Posted By Kannonball8
How would you actually use that thing? If you...

How would you actually use that thing? If you let go of the throttle to grab and use the whip, the bike slows instantly and your target is gone. The other option might be to reach over and get your...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for the advice, it's supposed to rain...

Thanks for the advice, it's supposed to rain again tomorrow so I'll watch how the lap area is folded.

Bruce
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Kannonball8
Wet crotch in a Roadcrafter

Just bought a used Roadcrafter, suit is about 5 years old but looks like new. I wore it in the rain for the first time today and it kept everything dry except my crotch. I think I remember hearing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33,165
Views: 8,089,788
Posted By Kannonball8
Looks like the left passenger foot peg is about...

Looks like the left passenger foot peg is about to let go. Passenger pegs are usually not as robust as rider pegs, hope it continues to hold her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,673
Posted By Kannonball8
I have a little sign hanging in my office, it...

I have a little sign hanging in my office, it says:

"If you ride motorcycles long enough they will kill you.
The trick is to ride them with enough focus and skill that
you die of old age...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,780
Posted By Kannonball8
I just bought a 41 piece set made by Irwin (Vice...

I just bought a 41 piece set made by Irwin (Vice Grip) from Amazon for $109.00 + 9.00 shipping. Price was right and I believe Irwin is a quality American manufacturer so it should be a decent set. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44,878
Views: 8,691,820
Posted By Kannonball8
Up grade from Trail Wings

It's time to replace the stock 301/302 Trail Wings on my WR. For my type of riding the Bridgestones actually do pretty well. I live in the mountains so have lots of twisty pavement to ride; my dirt...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,785,812
Posted By Kannonball8
I always remove ABS sensors out of habit. I...

I always remove ABS sensors out of habit. I change tires on many different brands of bikes and on a lot of them it's easy to damage the sensor when removing or installing the wheel. It is no real...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,785,812
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks fellows, from your diagram I can see that...

Thanks fellows, from your diagram I can see that I've lost the spacer washer that goes between the carrier and the sensor. I'll have to do a sweep of the shop floor, never saw it come out of there. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21,397
Views: 3,785,812
Posted By Kannonball8
Rear ABS Sensor

I just put a new rear tire on my wifes Tiger 800. Now the ABS Sensor wants to hit the seneor ring. The only thing I can think of is that I got the wheel bearing spacers swapped from side-to-side. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By Kannonball8
Would hooking up an Argon supply in place of shop...

Would hooking up an Argon supply in place of shop air on the plasma cutter make the stainless steel cuts look any better? Anyone tried this?

Bruce
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,027
Posted By Kannonball8
Fuel Injection on the 2014 Urals has nothing to...

Fuel Injection on the 2014 Urals has nothing to do with a power increase - the current Ural engine could not stand much of a power increase. Fuel injection will allow this rather inefficient, air...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Kannonball8
Twilight Error, I wasn't very clear in my post. ...

Twilight Error, I wasn't very clear in my post. I don't use the mini breakers as replacements for the fuse. I only temporarily insert them in the circuit during the time I'm trying to locate a...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By Kannonball8
You can buy resetable panel mount circuit...

You can buy resetable panel mount circuit breakers (Mini-breakers) at Radio Shack. I use them all the time when trying to locate a short circuit on a bike, car or HVAC control system. They have male...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kannonball8
As far as I know Milwaukee doesn't make a...

As far as I know Milwaukee doesn't make a throatless sheer. I may not have been very clear in my question but what I was looking for was a recomendation of either the "can opener" type or the...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By Kannonball8
Throatless Shear Advice

I am going to buy a throatless shear to cut 14,16 and 18 ga. sheet metal. I'm looking at two different types, one has a set of rollers and works kind of like a giant can opener, the other has two...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By Kannonball8
Before you use a gas torch to smooth the edges of...

Before you use a gas torch to smooth the edges of your cut, TEST on the piece you just cut off. I have used a torch many times and it gives a really nice clear finish on most cuts, however, I just...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 125,652
Posted By Kannonball8
Shelf Life?

Does Locktite 242 have a shelf life? I have several small bottles in the shop that may be as much as 10 to 15 years old. The contents are still liquid and look the same as new 242, but will it...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,370
Views: 904,328
Posted By Kannonball8
Anakee 3's on a TEX

Replaced the original Tourance EXP's last week at 4000 mi. - Front was badly triangulated. Rear had very little tread left but was slightly better than the front. I live in the mountains and ride...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,649
Posted By Kannonball8
Does anyone here use a Smithy 3-in-1 machine or...

Does anyone here use a Smithy 3-in-1 machine or Shopmaster Bridge Mill? I realize that these are not good machines for real precision or production work but one of them might work for someone like me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,896
Posted By Kannonball8
This was not a block. I was beside the truck...

This was not a block. I was beside the truck when he moved over, I was even with his rear wheel. This was clearly an attempt to run me off the road. As soon as I realized he was coming at me I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,896
Posted By Kannonball8
What made you think I was following too close? ...

What made you think I was following too close? Maybe you never exceed the speed limit or pass on a DY but most of us do on occasion. I live in a very rural area, motorcycles passing on DY is pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,896
Posted By Kannonball8
Driver tried to run me off the road today

On my way home from work today I attempted to pass a phone company truck on a rural road (double line). He made it clear that he wasn't going to allow that, by very nearly killing me. I had a...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,150
Posted By Kannonball8
How much good do glove liners (the thin silk...

How much good do glove liners (the thin silk ones) do? Some people swear by them, but I tried a set once and couldn't tell any difference. Do they really help when used with proper gloves. Rider...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 62,629
Posted By Kannonball8
G19Tony, You mention that the Bilt helmet...

G19Tony, You mention that the Bilt helmet doesn't have slots for goggles, can goggles still be worn with the shield up or does the shield interfere? I would like to be able to wear goggles most of...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5,370
Views: 904,328
Posted By Kannonball8
Jon, where did you buy your Scorpion exhaust? I...

Jon, where did you buy your Scorpion exhaust? I would like to get a little more growl out of my TEX, sounds a bit too sewing machine like at low RPM.
Bruce
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,370
Views: 904,328
Posted By Kannonball8
Is the Powerbronze less noisy than the stock...

Is the Powerbronze less noisy than the stock shield? It looks great. I bought a used stock shield and thought I'd cut it down an inch at a time and see if I can get some noise reduction - this has...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,370
Views: 904,328
Posted By Kannonball8
Bought a '13 Explorer a couple of weeks ago and...

Bought a '13 Explorer a couple of weeks ago and so far I've found a lot to like and very little to complain about. My real use for this bike is as a sport touring machine with a few excursions down...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,370
Views: 904,328
Posted By Kannonball8
Explorer tire size

I will be getting an Explorer to use mainly as a sport-tourer and occasionally on gravel forest service roads. I ride a lot of twisty mountain pavement and ride pretty agressivly so I'm wondering...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Kannonball8
I found JT Sprockets web site but it looks like...

I found JT Sprockets web site but it looks like they don't sell direct to the public. Was hoping to find a manufacturer that sold direct.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Kannonball8
Sprockets for a TW200

Where is a good source for non-stock sprockets for a Yamaha TW200? Just got one for my wife and the gearing is really too low for her riding style. She's pretty light and doesn't need the super low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 1,858,975
Posted By Kannonball8
On turning off headlights or shutting off engine...

On turning off headlights or shutting off engine at stop lights. I have no idea what the savings would be to shut off the headlights but I really think it would be almost too small to measure -...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Kannonball8
Teiz Revolution

My wife bought a Teiz Revolution suit. It really is a custom fit, they requested a full set of measurements plus she had several phone conversations with the company owners to discuss everything...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,024
Posted By Kannonball8
Starting fluid and match trick

I've seen a video of this trick for seating beads but don't know the finer points of getting this done without screwing somthing up. Looks like bad things could happen if not done right. So, where...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 301,206
Posted By Kannonball8
190/55 on a C-14

Time for new sneekers on the Concours so decided to try Metezler Z-8's. I live in the mountains so the bike spends all it's time on some pretty twisty roads and it can be a real handfull. Had been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kannonball8
Tire Pressure Sensor - Kaput

Last Sunday the Yellow warning triangle light activated on my wife's '07 BMW F-800, at the same time the tire symbol came up on the display. When this happens the display should also show the tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33,165
Views: 8,089,788
Posted By Kannonball8
Lethe, is this the place in PA with an...

Lethe, is this the place in PA with an underground coal mine fire? Can you go there or is it closed off? If this picture is from the fire please tell me about the area, I read something about it...
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