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Forum: The Garage Today, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By tjhess74
+1 on the 3m spray. 4 years now and still...

+1 on the 3m spray. 4 years now and still holding strong. im sure any quality spray adhesive will work just fine however.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By tjhess74
i made the same mistake years ago and found the...

i made the same mistake years ago and found the solution with the head of a rivet. i cut off the stem and filed it smooth. not the most efficient solution, but it worked great!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,278
Posted By tjhess74
historically, ive been anti-extended warranty. ...

historically, ive been anti-extended warranty. however, as machines have become more intricate, electronic based, and complicated i have changed my mind. there are just some things that the shade...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,976
Posted By tjhess74
flaming brakes arent common, but it does happen. ...

flaming brakes arent common, but it does happen. a few guys on the concours 14 forum had that happen to their rear brakes. there were some calipers that were sticky from the factory and maw kaw...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By tjhess74
the issue of no trip, clock, or low fuel warning...

the issue of no trip, clock, or low fuel warning has been fixed and is now on all production models. its a great looking bike and i would consider owning one. the chinese are on a quest to make...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By tjhess74
nology coils are indeed the cure for your...

nology coils are indeed the cure for your ailment. they are stellar products and they do have great customer service! a friend of mine uses their stuff for replacement parts on his triumphs. hope...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,104
Posted By tjhess74
evaporative cooling works wonders. i frequently...

evaporative cooling works wonders. i frequently will get a mouthful of water from my camelbak and spit it down the front of my shirt under my jacket or will spit the water forward and let it 'rain'...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,844
Posted By tjhess74
THANK YOU for posting your trip! i have come to...

THANK YOU for posting your trip! i have come to love nz ride reports. many of your pics reminded me of my trip there back in november. i only had time to rent a bike for the day and cover 600 kms,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,585
Posted By tjhess74
i had a shinko 009 front start to delaminate on...

i had a shinko 009 front start to delaminate on me a couple years ago at the tail end of an 8k mile, heavily loaded trip. western powersports was the distributor and they were excellent in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,461
Posted By tjhess74
when i had problems with mine, i removed it,...

when i had problems with mine, i removed it, opened the plastic case, and put a soldering iron to all the joints. that heated up the solder just enough to fill in any cracks/gaps that developed over...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,507,236
Posted By tjhess74
three things have amazed me: 1. that you...

three things have amazed me:

1. that you undertook this epic adventure and survived!
2. that this rr has lasted all this time!
3. that until yesterday, i had never opened this rr! once i did...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 282,077
Posted By tjhess74
i consistantly get 250 out of a tank while on the...

i consistantly get 250 out of a tank while on the road. with that said, the stock seat was a torture device. i got a rick mayer seat and life has been much better. i seriously considered the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,571
Posted By tjhess74
careful, folks have been lynched for misspelling...

careful, folks have been lynched for misspelling the greatness that is 'guzzi'!:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,606
Posted By tjhess74
not possible, come on, everyone knows they need...

not possible, come on, everyone knows they need to stop every 50-70 miles to stretch, gas up, and buy beer.:rofl

ok yea, someone died. but that someone was stupid, and so are his friends. ...
Forum: New Zealand 12-12-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,914
Posted By tjhess74
i just came back from new zealand last month and...

i just came back from new zealand last month and rented a bike from south pacific motorcycle rentals. i cannot speak highly enough about them and the rental experience. they are super nice and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 247,448
Posted By tjhess74
during my trip to australia and new zealand last...

during my trip to australia and new zealand last month

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/rehess79/New%20Zealand%20ride/171EntrancetoArthursPassNatlPark-1.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,349
Posted By tjhess74
ok, no motorcycles and certainly not very scenic,...

ok, no motorcycles and certainly not very scenic, but rainbows are about as rare as rain in afghanistan. this one is over our base in the middle of nowhere
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,994
Views: 2,344,129
Posted By tjhess74
south island, new zealand hwy 73 ...

south island, new zealand hwy 73

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/rehess79/New%20Zealand%20ride/172WatchoutforKiwis.jpg

The scenery is too beautiful to fall asleep
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 261,542
Posted By tjhess74
the west coast of south island, new zealand just...

the west coast of south island, new zealand just below greymouth during my trip down under last month. [shamless plug] vfr courtesy of south pacific motorcycle rentals[/shameless plug]:evil
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,598
Views: 340,976
Posted By tjhess74
sunrise in Kabul, Afghnistan ...

sunrise in Kabul, Afghnistan

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/rehess79/Afghanistan/IMG_3056.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 282,077
Posted By tjhess74
there was a fellow c14 owner in charleston that...

there was a fellow c14 owner in charleston that had one a couple years ago, havent seen him since as i think he sold his connie.

it was a well built box and was handy for minor storage. in my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,527
Posted By tjhess74
there is no way this will harm dealers. if...

there is no way this will harm dealers. if anything it helps them by not having to bicker with people that dont do their homework prior to walking through the door.

its the same setup as the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,191
Posted By tjhess74
really? i thought my old c10 was great on...

really? i thought my old c10 was great on gravel! she wiggled a bit but handled rather well for a heavy road bike. on the other hand, i think my c14 is atrocious on gravel. ive done some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,591
Posted By tjhess74
me thinks these guys are morons instead of the...

me thinks these guys are morons instead of the blame resting with the equipment. case in point, in the picture, why doesnt the big dude just sit on the bike and both brakes while the other dude...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,736
Posted By tjhess74
ive used the various offerings of rotella oils...

ive used the various offerings of rotella oils for the past 15 years in every bike ive had in that time. no issues, good performance, so on and so forth.

rule of thumb...you can use ANY oil for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 50,989
Posted By tjhess74
when i lived in colorado springs back in the...

when i lived in colorado springs back in the 90's, i stopped on two occasions to help some sons of silence members with their broken down bikes. one was a fuse which i just happen to have and the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-13-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,187
Posted By tjhess74
have a good time! i get to eat goat when im out...

have a good time! i get to eat goat when im out and about with these clowns!

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/rehess79/Afghanistan/talkingtoAfghanArmysoldiers.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,454
Posted By tjhess74
yes, road is almost entirely paved now :( ...

yes, road is almost entirely paved now :(

best advice is to go early in the morning, as weather changes quickly and usually closer to the afternoon. it can get bad up there, especially exposed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,772
Posted By tjhess74
this may shock you, but guys that want a harley...

this may shock you, but guys that want a harley will only buy a harley, and guys that want a bmw will only buy a bmw. you cant really compare the two in terms of 'numbers on the road'. besides they...
Forum: New Zealand 08-28-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By tjhess74
awesome! thanks guys! new question...based...

awesome! thanks guys!

new question...based on time and distance, it looks like ill plan a trip through arthurs pass and up to paparoa park and spend the night, returning to christchurch the...
Forum: New Zealand 08-19-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By tjhess74
visiting in early november

hi! ive read most of the threads here and have learned alot about nz and riding there. im currently in afghanistan and will have an r&r trip in early nov. my wife has family in australia so we will...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,208
Views: 98,187
Posted By tjhess74
i would skype dinner with you guys, but that...

i would skype dinner with you guys, but that would be 2:30 am...and that aint gonna happen! enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By tjhess74
try a metal fab shop, maybe they can patch it?? ...

try a metal fab shop, maybe they can patch it?? try the electrolysis rust removal method and that will give you an idea if its worth repairing. since it will leak, put it in a container to do the...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,494
Posted By tjhess74
where are you at??? im at fenty in jalalabad for...

where are you at??? im at fenty in jalalabad for now. here and bagram have a shitload of those things. i would start contacting mx's at other bases and seeing if you can get parts piggy backed on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,025
Posted By tjhess74
my original review was copied over to the bmw...

my original review was copied over to the bmw owners forum. it took some nasty comments over there for being 'too critical'. its nice to see that others (mcn included) came to the same conclusions...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,916
Posted By tjhess74
i had about 2000 miles on my pr3's before i left...

i had about 2000 miles on my pr3's before i left for overseas. gotta be honest, im not a big fan of them. they seem abit too soft (as in rigidity) for the c14. she is a bit wobbly in handling with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 156,598
Posted By tjhess74
i see youre missing the antenna. i used the fm...

i see youre missing the antenna. i used the fm whip antenna from a harley electraglide on mine. it worked perfectly and looked better imo. lots to be had cheap at any dealership and sometimes on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,456
Posted By tjhess74
im in mock street fights all the time. takes...

im in mock street fights all the time. takes hours of practice to make sure no one gets hurt! 'flash fights'...:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,259
Posted By tjhess74
..,.is in my garage-8,000 miles from me :cry

..,.is in my garage-8,000 miles from me :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,867
Posted By tjhess74
i prefer bushmaster p-mags with inline followers...

i prefer bushmaster p-mags with inline followers for my m-4...oh wait, thats not what you meant...:D
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