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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5,318
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Posted By HapHazard
:lol3:thumb

:lol3:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
^+1 The more "practical" (If that's the right...

^+1
The more "practical" (If that's the right term) approach might be something with a hand clutch. It wouldn't be as costly, difficult to use or hard to take off after you're sick of it.:D
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 278,482
Posted By HapHazard
My experience is that it will help Corbin ($)...

My experience is that it will help Corbin ($) more than the passenger.:lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 197,637
Posted By HapHazard
I have some of those in my medicine cabinet - I'd...

I have some of those in my medicine cabinet - I'd say that they are too large (even the smallest size) for the jets or carb orifices I've encountered.

I've found that careful use of the smaller...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 67,285
Posted By HapHazard
Mr Finn is correct. The seat and the pegs are...

Mr Finn is correct.
The seat and the pegs are still bolted to the frame where they were before.
Changing the shock length will raise the seat height, relative to the ground - but not to the pegs -...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 311,961
Posted By HapHazard
It's not as good as it was, but it's better than...

It's not as good as it was, but it's better than nothing.

BTW, there was another quote in the "Off the Record" section I'd missed:
"Harley's Street 750 beats walking but otherwise has zero...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 311,961
Posted By HapHazard
As a point of comparison, it's interesting to...

As a point of comparison, it's interesting to see, quantitatively, how they compare. Of course, you will probably be downshifting a bike like these in a 2-lane passing situation. As you say, real...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 311,961
Posted By HapHazard
Well, it's not what you asked for, but I got my...

Well, it's not what you asked for, but I got my June copy of Motorcyclist (boy, have they gone downhill), and they have a 5-way comparison of the Street 750, Suzuki M50, Honda CTX700N, Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
I was going to ask what color FZ-09 did you get. ...

I was going to ask what color FZ-09 did you get.
Glad to hear that the 07 will keep up with traffic.:D

Good luck with the bike!
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,690
Posted By HapHazard
Except in those cases where a belt works better.:D

Except in those cases where a belt works better.:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,690
Posted By HapHazard
Based on my vahst experience of listening to...

Based on my vahst experience of listening to YouTube exhaust videos, I'd say it sounds decent and well-muffled (except for the computer-generated "music" at the beginning).
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By HapHazard
True, and that's worth way more than the free...

True, and that's worth way more than the free shipping with the low-buck $66 red painted version - I stand corrected.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
Would the "upside-down" (under the bars rather...

Would the "upside-down" (under the bars rather than above) mirror trick work for you?
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,827
Posted By HapHazard
My number 1 problem IS me!:lol3

My number 1 problem IS me!:lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By HapHazard
Not so good a value for the pretty blue one at...

Not so good a value for the pretty blue one at $954.:huh
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
Exactly my thoughts, too. Especially the...

Exactly my thoughts, too.
Especially the engines, which look like a combination of an air compressor and a jumble of cast-off plumbing parts.

Good luck with the new bike - hope it grows on you!
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 2,916,223
Posted By HapHazard
Hmmm, it would color co-ordinate nicely with my...

Hmmm, it would color co-ordinate nicely with my black HF cart...:hmmmmm
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,827
Posted By HapHazard
These are gold. Except #5 - pull ALL the doors...

These are gold.
Except #5 - pull ALL the doors off so you can see what you have and easily access it - as was said, "out of sight...".
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By HapHazard
It seems like it's main advantage is that it's...

It seems like it's main advantage is that it's light and easy to store when you're not using it.

As others have pointed out, it doesn't have much capability beyond cleaning and parking.
So, if...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 238,852
Posted By HapHazard
^I've got an inexpensive (like $12) ...

^I've got an inexpensive (like $12) Campbell-Hausfield branded air hose from WallyMart that works great for me. It's light, it doesn't seize up in cold weather, and it hasn't cracked or leaked in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
^Beauty of an R! What color did they call that?...

^Beauty of an R! What color did they call that? I've never seen that combination - very sharp with the silver motor. :thumb

I know what you mean about selling stuff - that's why I keep everything!
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 443,050
Posted By HapHazard
Used the shop vac to pick up a huge amount of...

Used the shop vac to pick up a huge amount of winter sand, grit & small gravel.

It took FOR-EVER.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,632
Posted By HapHazard
Other that that, they sound terrific!:lol3

Other that that, they sound terrific!:lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By HapHazard
Congratulations! Super, very finished look!...

Congratulations! Super, very finished look! :thumb

Any measurements on the ground clearance, seat & peg height? How's the heft at the bars feel? (the engine seems up a ways above the axle line).
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,632
Posted By HapHazard
Maybe the Norton had more rust in it, but I used...

Maybe the Norton had more rust in it, but I used the elixir on a Corvair motor that sat for 18 years and a HD Softail that sat for 8 years, and they both freed up by rocking them in top gear. I let...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 238,852
Posted By HapHazard
+1 A friend of mine "returned" a broken pair of...

+1 A friend of mine "returned" a broken pair of pliers he found in the road. No problem.

Sears might be "circling in the bowl".
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
AJ.., I like your seat plans (and past project). ...

AJ.., I like your seat plans (and past project).
Have you seen this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680757

I have to do something with my seat situation. I have a HD...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,690
Posted By HapHazard
2013 Leftover in Boston Area

$7499+ the usual fees

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcd/4935275322.html

Get out the snow shovels Bostonians!
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 656,171
Posted By HapHazard
Perhaps it soldiers on in Sweden, however here in...

Perhaps it soldiers on in Sweden, however here in 'Murica 2013 was it's curtain call.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 656,171
Posted By HapHazard
http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-conte...

http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-Suzuki-GSX-S750-USA-2.jpg?resize=635%2C423


Okay, there's a SLIGHT resemblance...:rofl

But you've got to admit, the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 656,171
Posted By HapHazard
I stand corrected.:lol3

I stand corrected.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,184
Views: 656,171
Posted By HapHazard
Suzuki's on the bleeding edge, competing with the...

Suzuki's on the bleeding edge, competing with the FZ-8 that was discontinued 2 years ago.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
Always the master of understatement.:lol3 I...

Always the master of understatement.:lol3

I like how you used (my favorite) Lucas-style taillight on the 350. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 443,050
Posted By HapHazard
First, that's a really nice welding job. :thumb ...

First, that's a really nice welding job. :thumb

Second, I've used that same chock with a 650 lb Harley Softail Standard, and never thought that it needed to be narrowed... :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
For Your Entertainment

I found this bike here:
http://www.jamiescustoms.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?veh=3242&pov=3599170
It has some appeal, just from starting out as a 1200S, but I think that if you want a Kawasaki, then...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,690
Posted By HapHazard
Uh oh! I just remembered that the last time...

Uh oh!

I just remembered that the last time that there were deals like this on Japanese bikes, be got tariffs and 700cc bikes!:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 784,690
Posted By HapHazard
From their website: 40% Savings on this special...

From their website:
40% Savings on this special factory purchase - New 2013 Honda CB1100 - Won't last long!

http://www.hondaofcrofton.com/new_vehicle_detail.asp?veh=332503&pov=4157229
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
Do it yourself, get the HD factory manual and a...

Do it yourself, get the HD factory manual and a Haynes (different views can be a help), go to HF if you need tools, watch videos, ask questions at ADVRider or XLForum if you're unsure.

Does this...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 443,050
Posted By HapHazard
Shhhh! Stealth!:wink:

Shhhh! Stealth!:wink:
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,318
Views: 1,076,414
Posted By HapHazard
It depends on the seat - I'm 6'5" and she's 5'8"....

It depends on the seat - I'm 6'5" and she's 5'8". I also have highway pegs. The bike still handles well (unlike the Softail)
It works for us, but we're not heading for Tierra Del Fuego...:D

Oh,...
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