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Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By 74C5
Should soften with some heat. Heat gun, indirect...

Should soften with some heat. Heat gun, indirect propane torch, etc.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By 74C5
Go low in the torque table and check them from...

Go low in the torque table and check them from time to time.
You do not want a yielded fastener and, when using grease, that happens very quickly. Note that threadlocker is an effective...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By 74C5
Either make a new hole, or use an existing one. ...

Either make a new hole, or use an existing one. Up the sleeve and down to the jacket plug? Down the collar and to the plug? A lot of M/C shops have the extender lines.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By 74C5
Tried to. My R1100RT pump was beyond repair.

Tried to. My R1100RT pump was beyond repair.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,053
Posted By 74C5
Saw something like that on a Kawi head. You have...

Saw something like that on a Kawi head. You have to start working on where the aluminum transfer came from. If the journal, WHY? Could it have been pumped there by a banjo fitting (if equipped)?...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 91,582
Posted By 74C5
Proof that Anonymous includes no motorcycle...

Proof that Anonymous includes no motorcycle riders.
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By 74C5
What JVB says but............... If you ride...

What JVB says but...............
If you ride with a tankbag, velcro is your friend. Attach the controller to the bag with velcro in the winter. Use a really gummy adhesive for the velcro backing...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,028
Posted By 74C5
Saw those on quite a few messenger scooters when...

Saw those on quite a few messenger scooters when vacationing (Germany & Britain) a couple years ago. Makes a ton of sense for that purpose since you'd end up overheated going into buildings and such.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,426
Posted By 74C5
Sorry if this is redundant, didn't read most of...

Sorry if this is redundant, didn't read most of the prior posts.
I'll tap my brakes to get the light flashing while doing a bit of a weave (if possible). In a nutshell, do everything you can think...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By 74C5
Goto guys when you can bypass the dealer!

Goto guys when you can bypass the dealer!
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By 74C5
Fuel, check. Spark, check. Compression,...

Fuel, check.
Spark, check.
Compression, check.
All at the right time? That's the hard part.

Also, check your tank and fuel lines so that you don't have a repeat.
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By 74C5
And maybe 15 minutes away from an awesome ride...

And maybe 15 minutes away from an awesome ride either up or down Lake Koocanusa. 70mph speed limit and no need to drop below that on any curves.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By 74C5
Have you updated the maps?

Have you updated the maps?
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By 74C5
You can throw some layers away with heated gear. ...

You can throw some layers away with heated gear. Keep in mind you might want a layer underneath to disperse hot spots. Outer gear that is very well vented might require an outer layer to keep heat...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By 74C5
+1 and layers. +1 to the unicorn thing too. ...

+1 and layers. +1 to the unicorn thing too.
May not work to -5 but to the +20's is ok using the liners, gerbings and such. I've done lower 30's to 105 on the same day like this.

When it gets...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By 74C5
I have to do this if I want mine to work right on...

I have to do this if I want mine to work right on a Multitec. Each time I flip the shield down and have an inch or two to go, I have to push the pinlock up because the shield seal pushed it down on...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By 74C5
If you want to be seen with a flood pattern,...

If you want to be seen with a flood pattern, there's two ways to do it.
1. Bright lights that shine everywhere.
2. Dim lights that shine everywhere.

#1 might very well get you run over because...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By 74C5
You can do that. However, you are talking about...

You can do that. However, you are talking about spring rate versus damping and, they are totally different....if that is what you mean by the shock rebuild. If you need a shock rebuild, you may...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By 74C5
You have specific questions about...

You have specific questions about generalizations. Or vice versa.
Anyway, mondo motos #10 lamps are floods and can be mounted in any orientation. That is all I know about LEDs.
For cutoff, and an...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By 74C5
Yes. Use a flat, non-serrated, butter-type...

Yes.
Use a flat, non-serrated, butter-type knife (no edge whatsover) and tuck the wire into the area between the shell and the EPS over to the right side. Fold it back on itself to take up the...
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 132,354
Posted By 74C5
Good news Diesel. The bad news is that leg photo...

Good news Diesel. The bad news is that leg photo will never make it into Toxic Britney....or maybe that is good news too?
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By 74C5
If all else fails, silicone self fusing tape...

If all else fails, silicone self fusing tape (SFT). The Loctite product is very thin but, still works if only 1/4 overlapped on wraps to get a better build up.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,930
Posted By 74C5
I suggest you do a BBB, yelp, complaints type of...

I suggest you do a BBB, yelp, complaints type of search on each of the trailers. You will find data that will drive you away from one of your initial choices.
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By 74C5
If you want to carry stateside, find a licensed...

If you want to carry stateside, find a licensed gun dealer/repair shop near your border crossing and leave it with him for "repair". Pick it back up when done with the great white north.
When in...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By 74C5
Went from full face to Multitec. Been wearing...

Went from full face to Multitec. Been wearing earplugs ever since. One thing that cut down on noise with the full face was a noj helmet skirt. Can't put one on the flip up though. So, not all the...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By 74C5
https://thetankslapper.biz/oc/index.php?route=prod...

https://thetankslapper.biz/oc/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=405&search=
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By 74C5
This. Also, get an extra 4 to 6 square feet of...

This. Also, get an extra 4 to 6 square feet of the 3M material to fix any f-ups and cover areas that aren't covered by the kit. BTW, the side cases are a bitch to do.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By 74C5
I have air mesh pants. I had Wayne add a layer...

I have air mesh pants. I had Wayne add a layer of stretch on the ass because the mesh was damaging the leather on my seat. Still looks like a diaper but, I'll be back in those soon enough anyway...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,619
Posted By 74C5
Smart phone with a good camera and lens built in....

Smart phone with a good camera and lens built in. Done and done.
Search this site for GPS apps. I got all around Germany using OSMAnd and Oruxmaps (I think) with preloaded maps so, didn't have to...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By 74C5
Perhaps there's another way. Portable phone...

Perhaps there's another way.
Portable phone charger/battery pack. They're fairly small and usually have only about a 6 inch cord. Piece of velcro on the helmet and mate velcro on the battery pack....
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,631
Posted By 74C5
Underneath works also in distributing the hot...

Underneath works also in distributing the hot spots but, you do want something keeping the heat in.
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,707
Posted By 74C5
IMO, neither. Did the 10 inch "table" saw thing...

IMO, neither.
Did the 10 inch "table" saw thing a couple of times. They actually mean you have to bolt it to a table to keep it from moving around but, you've already figured that out.
I used my...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,817
Posted By 74C5
Then hold it on your lap and don't overthink it. ...

Then hold it on your lap and don't overthink it. Unless there is a forum for that.
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,817
Posted By 74C5
There are usually two hex nuts, maybe three...

There are usually two hex nuts, maybe three involved in pulling the bar and then the chain. Just do that. It'll take, what, 10 minutes (MAXXXXX), to put it back together for use.
Doing so...
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,711
Posted By 74C5
To help you understand how tire pressure varies,...

To help you understand how tire pressure varies, and doesn't, with air temperature I suggest the following:
Check the calibration of your gauges against each other. Then decide which are good. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By 74C5
It is actually a larger artifact of air density. ...

It is actually a larger artifact of air density. The engine controls prevent running lean. Dense winter air give a lean mixture without added fuel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,665
Posted By 74C5
The above posts are each lacking at least one...

The above posts are each lacking at least one "eh" at the end of a sentence or two.
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,339
Posted By 74C5
The key to doing something dumb, surviving and...

The key to doing something dumb, surviving and telling about it is.....not doing it again.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By 74C5
Cool but, expensive. Also, an axe or hatchet...

Cool but, expensive. Also, an axe or hatchet tends to suck when the blade isn't inline with the center of the handle i.e. moment of inertia. It's going to twist on impact.
The cheapest one can be...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By 74C5
What is normally done in these cases, where there...

What is normally done in these cases, where there is ample money, is to test. So, scale down the test. Pick an area, clean it with appropriate environmentally harmful solvents....no toluene or...
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