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Forum: Hacks 05-24-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Kannonball8
My wife and I have both owned Urals for about 10...

My wife and I have both owned Urals for about 10 years and ridden them in all sorts of places they didn't belong - had a good time doin' it too! But something I never see anyone mention when...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Kannonball8
Thank you Hunter, that did it. I'm surprised that...

Thank you Hunter, that did it. I'm surprised that Garmin didn't suggest this when I called their tech support, they said it must be a problem with the bike providing too much or too little voltage to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-21-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Kannonball8
Nav IV on GS w/ Keyless Ignition

I just bought a '15 GS with the GPS Prep package. I didn't need all the features of the NAV V so bought a used NAV IV. The NAV IV works fine both in and out of the bike mount until I turn on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,751
Posted By Kannonball8
Final drive fill

Is the final drive fill plug also a level plug or will I need to pour in a measured 180 ml?
Thanks,
Bruce
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks, just wanted to be sure that nothing...

Thanks,
just wanted to be sure that nothing had changed. Didn't know if Motorad had changed to some new wiz-bang super whale sperm lube to help prevent exploding final drives and alien invasions -...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Kannonball8
Final Drive Lube - '15 GS

I'm really disappointed with the owners manual for my new GS, it's unclear on several things and a lot of stuff just isn't there. My current issue with lack of information is, what is the proper...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,874
Views: 1,094,817
Posted By Kannonball8
Short Summer Windscreen for TEX

Hope it's OK to put a For Sale here but I figured this would only be of interest to TEX owners. I have a summer windscreen for an Explorer for sale. It's 4" shorter than stock and provides much more...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,696
Posted By Kannonball8
All I need is a basic GPS, I've used a Zumo 550...

All I need is a basic GPS, I've used a Zumo 550 for the last 8 years and it suits my needs well, however it's getting old and the screen is a little cloudy so I would like to get something new that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,696
Posted By Kannonball8
New GS - GPS Question

Just bought a new GS and it came with GPS Prep. (mount) I really don't want to spend $700 for the BMW Nav IV. Is there another GPS that will work in the supplied mount? I don't really care if the...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Kannonball8
Bell MX-9 ADV

I've had an MX-9 Barricade for a couple of months and generally like it, especially for the price - it's sometimes difficult to find a $200 helmet that fits comfortably and is reasonably quiet. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49,292
Views: 10,337,761
Posted By Kannonball8
Tool tube

Acetone will remove the yellow lettering and pictographs from your tool tube very quickly. It's the only thing I found that works and it's easy and fast. I use these tubes on several of my bikes,...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,228
Posted By Kannonball8
OK folks, just got back from picking up the new...

OK folks, just got back from picking up the new addition to the fleet. Seller agreed to meet me half way so my trip was only 500 miles total. I put 250 lb of sand in the trailer and ran 35 psi in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,694
Posted By Kannonball8
The weight difference between most open face and...

The weight difference between most open face and full face helmets by the same manufacturer is not really that much. An example - Shoei Quest open face = 3 lb 1 oz, a Shoei RF 1200 full face = 3 lb 8...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,228
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for all the replies. I finally got the...

Thanks for all the replies. I finally got the trailer out of the barn yesterday (lot of snow in the way) and this morning I put 300 lb of bagged sand on it, also lowered the tire pressure to 30psi. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,228
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for the suggestions, I can lower air...

Thanks for the suggestions, I can lower air pressure some and also carry some load. I like the water idea a lot better than my idea of bagged sand, whole lot easier to get rid of water than sand...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,228
Posted By Kannonball8
Bouncing trailer

I have a 9' l x 6' w all aluminum flatbed trailer I use for hauling bikes. It has a torsion bar axle on it and tows OK when loaded but bounces so much when empty that it drives me crazy. I can live...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 33,640
Posted By Kannonball8
Mrs. KB and I will be doing Garden Mountain to...

Mrs. KB and I will be doing Garden Mountain to Bluegrass Trail, Dagger Springs to Kelly's Market in Gala for lunch (Best BLT around) then head across Mckinney Hollow to Sharon, pick up the back side...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-05-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5,874
Views: 1,094,817
Posted By Kannonball8
Trentster, If Triumph does agree to a head...

Trentster, If Triumph does agree to a head replacement to keep you as a happy customer (they are much better about that than many other manufacturers) you will get the same head you already have if...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Kannonball8
Roadcrafter lining question

My 8 or 9 y.o. Roadcrafter has a lining in it but if I remember correctly the early ones weren't lined and I think the new RC-3 is unlined. Is this correct? Seems like the ones without a lining might...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32,207
Views: 1,949,866
Posted By Kannonball8
As AB13 says, many of the roads shown belong to...

As AB13 says, many of the roads shown belong to Painter Mountain Hunt Club (blocked with orange gates), I've had some interaction with those folks while on Blue Grass Trail (Public, unpaved) and...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Kannonball8
Thanks for the reminder, I didn't even think...

Thanks for the reminder, I didn't even think about checking for an ice maker. Reason I ask about the water heater is because it looks like I'm going to be the one stuck opening and closing this...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Kannonball8
prepairing a weekend cabin for unoccupied mode

I need to close up a weekend/vacation cabin for a friend. Winter temps here can get to single digits at night on occasion, with daytime temps usually in the high 30's/low 40's. Heat and water will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,864
Posted By Kannonball8
Good local lawyers

Wonder if we could create a list of lawyers that are experienced at making tickets go away? This would help many of us who travel, suppose I'm someplace in North Carolina and get a speeding ticket,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49,292
Views: 10,337,761
Posted By Kannonball8
Lowering a WRR for my wife

I found a good deal on a WRR that I would like to get for my wife. She is currently riding an XT-250 and is ready for more power and the better suspension of a WR, however, she has tried to ride...
Forum: Hacks 12-27-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,751
Posted By Kannonball8
My wife and I ride our Urals in snow every...

My wife and I ride our Urals in snow every winter. There are many logging roads, forest service roads and county roads around here that aren't plowed and it's also possible (but illegal) to access...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By Kannonball8
Mike , This was the reason for my post - he...

Mike , This was the reason for my post - he doesn't know what he wants for it (neither of us knows what it's worth) and I don't want to screw him or my self. I have not even suggested the NADA value...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By Kannonball8
Help me make an offer on an '01 KTM 640

An friend of mine has an '01 KTM 640 Dualsport that he is going to sell. He's in his 70's and it's too tall for him to ride anymore. The bike has around 8,000 miles on it an seems to be in nice...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,007
Posted By Kannonball8
Weight in truck bed for traction

I usually put 3 or 400 pounds of weight in the bed of my truck for winter traction (without it truck gets stuck on flat ground if it's even damp out). I put it right over the rear axle but am...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,895
Posted By Kannonball8
I'm sure Mario's system works very well in the...

I'm sure Mario's system works very well in the desert and in most of the western U.S. but don't think it's gonna do much for you in DC - humidity is just too high for evaporative cooling to work...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By Kannonball8
I think "ROCKET" is the last thing you want...

I think "ROCKET" is the last thing you want emblazoned across your back as you have a roadside chat with a trooper or local LEO. I don't think you'll have much luck getting it off your jacket without...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,895
Posted By Kannonball8
Question for Roadcrafter one piece owners

I just bought my first Roadcrafter and have a question about the full length zipper. When putting on and taking off the suit, do you, unzip all the way to the top and split the suit open, or, zip...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-02-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,874
Views: 1,094,817
Posted By Kannonball8
All of us who bought '12 and early '13 TEX's took...

All of us who bought '12 and early '13 TEX's took a chance buying a first year bike. There are almost always some problems in the first year of a new model no matter who the manufacturer is. I have...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By Kannonball8
Harbor Freight lists the above mentioned 20ga...

Harbor Freight lists the above mentioned 20ga stapler but they also have an 18ga unit for a few bucks more. Would the 18ga unit be better for seat covers or is the tool too large to get into tight...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 153,584
Posted By Kannonball8
Old Loctite Shelf life

Dirty, Many years ago (about 10, I think) I got a good deal on 20 10ml bottles of 242. I have about 8 bottles left. I just opened a new bottle and the product still looks good, no signs of drying out...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 49,292
Views: 10,337,761
Posted By Kannonball8
Lowering a WR

On a bike like the WR with a link suspension does lowering the rear by replacing the links also reduce rear suspension travel or does it just drop everything down. I don't have any intention of doing...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Kannonball8
Are you sure it's the tires? I have run 2 sets of...

Are you sure it's the tires? I have run 2 sets of Anakee III's on my Triumph Explorer and my wife has a set on her Tiger 800 neither bike has any unusual tire noise from the A III's. However, this...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,868
Posted By Kannonball8
I'm 62 but have been riding Airheads since my...

I'm 62 but have been riding Airheads since my late 20's. First one was a '74 R90/6 that I bought in '79
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By Kannonball8
Battery Tenders in CA & OR

Just bought a new Battery Tender (old one crapped out after 16 years of hard use) the package has a big red sticker on it that says "NOT FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA OR OREGON". Do these states not trust...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,874
Views: 1,094,817
Posted By Kannonball8
TEX clutch slave cylinder

Just a heads up for TEX owners. My clutch slave went out on me at about 16,000 mi. It's an easy fix but if this happens to you, absolutely make sure you change the engine oil after you replace the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38,402
Views: 10,183,202
Posted By Kannonball8
I put a bungie cord between the closed ends of...

I put a bungie cord between the closed ends of both hooks on the ratchet straps. This keeps tension on the strap so it won't come unhooked if the suspension compresses when the truck goes over a...
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