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Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 94,856
Posted By HiSPL
So wait, there are 2 different ADV'ers traveling...

So wait, there are 2 different ADV'ers traveling from Canadia to Mexico in sidecars with dogs on the great divide right now?

Glad you are OK RP!
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 94,856
Posted By HiSPL
Damn.... ...

Damn....



http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909566
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 860,487
Posted By HiSPL
Bought this for 900 from a guy that had closed...

Bought this for 900 from a guy that had closed down a second hand bike shop and needed to get rid of inventory.

One carb rebuild later and she was screaming.:clap
...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,239
Posted By HiSPL
For the short term, you can just remove the...

For the short term, you can just remove the screen and ride in the wind. It's much better than the buffeting. It takes some trial and error to get the windscreen size and angle worked out for you and...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,247
Posted By HiSPL
Looks like a Beaut! Glad you jumped on it. With...

Looks like a Beaut! Glad you jumped on it. With that kind of maintenance history it was a very good price. Most 7.3's you see are dogged out by the time they get sold and people are still wanting...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,247
Posted By HiSPL
One more thing. Make sure it has the right...

One more thing. Make sure it has the right antifreeze in it. Since this guy is a mechanic, hopefully it will already.

The diesel engine shakes and vibrates like a hound dog shittin peach pits....
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,247
Posted By HiSPL
I have an 02 Excursion with the 7.3. Bought it...

I have an 02 Excursion with the 7.3. Bought it with 140k miles and it now has 245k on it.

There is a Cam Position Sensor that, while it doesn't happen often, goes out and will sideline you. As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,270
Posted By HiSPL
I walked in to the local KawaSuziYamaha dealer...

I walked in to the local KawaSuziYamaha dealer here in town and bellied up to the counter where a spikey haired 19 year old dude-bro said "can I help you?"

I replied, "I need valve shims for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 76,834
Posted By HiSPL
http://www.thegsresources.com/images/hall_of_fame/...

http://www.thegsresources.com/images/hall_of_fame/750CafeRacera.jpg

www.thegsresources.com

All you would ever want to know about keeping the GS alive...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By HiSPL
I have a feeling there were cars there we didn't...

I have a feeling there were cars there we didn't see. He mentioned the "car collection" that was safe from natural disasters.

I hope that the cars were at least cool. This dude just bought one of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By HiSPL
I remember about a year ago an eBay seller had a...

I remember about a year ago an eBay seller had a ton of military surplus UMPC's. They were GPS and topo mapping units that ran Win XP. They were going for 200-300 bucks. I almost bought one but ended...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,300
Views: 3,684,748
Posted By HiSPL
The Givis break. They vibrate until the mounts...

The Givis break. They vibrate until the mounts crack and fall off. They do not protect any better than the Pat Walsh. They do look better though.

Pat Walsh is the way to go for protection, hands...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,581
Posted By HiSPL
The problem with that is the hub would have to be...

The problem with that is the hub would have to be wider to accept the thicker cush rubber. Otherwise you would have rubber sticking out of the hub.

Besides that the chain will flex more than 3mm...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,581
Posted By HiSPL
My bike shifted like crap since the day I bought...

My bike shifted like crap since the day I bought it with <5000 miles on it. It never got any better, no matter how well I adjusted the chain or lined up the rear wheel. I ordered Master Mikes spacers...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,581
Posted By HiSPL
I have replaced my spacers and can tell you it...

I have replaced my spacers and can tell you it makes an absolute WORLD of difference in how smooth the tranny shifts.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,049
Posted By HiSPL
Are you carrying any luggage? Too much tail...

Are you carrying any luggage?
Too much tail weight or not enough preload on the rear shock can do that.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By HiSPL
Older Kawasaki GPZ's had an external fuel pump....

Older Kawasaki GPZ's had an external fuel pump. That's the only bike specific pump I know of.


Good Luck!
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,958
Posted By HiSPL
I hauled my V-Strom on a little trailer with a...

I hauled my V-Strom on a little trailer with a Trek road bike and some other boxes of junk from TX to TN and back and we got about 30 MPG in our VW Golf TDI.

That was with 2 adults and 2 kids and...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By HiSPL
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Fixed:smile6
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Forum: Equipment 06-01-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By HiSPL
Is the First Gear Kili 4.0 the best budget AdvJacket?

After losing 30 pounds since December, I'm shopping for new gear. I'm in Texas and looking for a good year round jacket. We have mild winters and friggin' hot summers.....


What do you...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,724
Posted By HiSPL
+1 on the fuel line. I also carry a...

+1 on the fuel line.


I also carry a multimeter. This one....
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,882
Posted By HiSPL
DL1000K5 bought in October. Just a shade under...

DL1000K5 bought in October. Just a shade under 15k miles.

Pat walsh crash bars
tilted back Givi screen
HT Targhee panniers and rack
Fenda extenda (Great oil cooler protection BTW)
Rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,219
Posted By HiSPL
Thanks Emoto, Just ordered a set for the...

Thanks Emoto,

Just ordered a set for the Strom.....:wings
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,688
Posted By HiSPL
I LOVED my Kershaw tool. Till I lost it.:cry ...

I LOVED my Kershaw tool. Till I lost it.:cry

One handed blade on the outside, and real locking pliers.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By HiSPL
Just like wall riding..... ...

Just like wall riding.....


http://jeffwinston.com/pictures/2002/warehouse112202/images/jeffwallriding.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,558
Posted By HiSPL
If cost is the driving force behind this, then...

If cost is the driving force behind this, then check out panniers for bicycles. The are cheap and plentiful, and you can still have the fun of building your own rack.....
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By HiSPL
I believe that if you could build Dakar inspired...

I believe that if you could build Dakar inspired bodywork for any dualsport or big dirtbike you could make money on the endevour. Every one here wants to ride in the Dakar, and If they can't they...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,395
Posted By HiSPL
For you guys that lube with ATF..... Does it...

For you guys that lube with ATF..... Does it prevent the scunge buildup inside the countershaft sprocket cover? Having detergents you'd think it might prevent that mess, but I wanted to hear it first...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By HiSPL
True enough if your talking about a sine wave,...

True enough if your talking about a sine wave, but you would have a real hard time distinguishing a 1 or 2 dB difference in a broadband environment. Especially with distortion mixed in, such as on a...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By HiSPL
Ya can't go wrong with the Happ Trails panniers!...

Ya can't go wrong with the Happ Trails panniers! The rack itself is a superb industrial design. Super strong....

Get new handlebars before deciding on a handguard setup. The stock bars are flimsy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,458
Posted By HiSPL
If you drop it and flood the motor, DON'T try to...

If you drop it and flood the motor, DON'T try to start it! Take the spark plug out and hit the starter until the water stops shooting out. Then restart the bike. If it's been underwater for more than...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By HiSPL
That's fine, but remember that foam earplugs are...

That's fine, but remember that foam earplugs are rated 33dB reduction at 1 kHz. That's about the most annoying and loudest sounding frequency all other things being equal. The molded earplugs will...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By HiSPL
Ummmm 3 dB is the threshold of...

Ummmm


3 dB is the threshold of noticabilty for human hearing. So if a sound changes from 75dB to 77dB you wouldn't notice it. If it jumped to 78dB you would just be able to tell it changed. 6dB...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HiSPL
I have the targhee panniers on my Strom and will...

I have the targhee panniers on my Strom and will agree that they are top notch. It's a bonus that they make them in house. I was not aware of that....


:thumb
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By HiSPL
Generally because they don't stock everything, so...

Generally because they don't stock everything, so you wait while it's being built by some 3rd party....
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By HiSPL
Go to a junkyard and buy some old 7/8" H-bar...

Go to a junkyard and buy some old 7/8" H-bar clamps. Drill two matching holes in the peli case and use the clamps around the bar. Pass two bolts through the peli and down through the clamps and put...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,479
Posted By HiSPL
Went to the local HD dealer for some s100 stuff...

Went to the local HD dealer for some s100 stuff yesterday and inquired about some muffs for a project I've got. He told me that they used to give them away, but now they're henging on to them due to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By HiSPL
The pre 96's are heavier, but they also have a...

The pre 96's are heavier, but they also have a little more power in stock form....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By HiSPL
$185 shipped for the whole kit. 2 lights, relay,...

$185 shipped for the whole kit. 2 lights, relay, switch, and wiring.

That's a smokin' deal!

http://www.truckcustomizers.com/products/-HM-CM/R4PIA2.2B.html
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,494
Posted By HiSPL
Not to sound crass or anything, But HF sells CRAP...

Not to sound crass or anything, But HF sells CRAP at the cheapest price possible. What on earth made you think that their customer service would be any better than their products?

I buy stuff...
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