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Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By hottech
Salvage Price

I wrecked my VW and I was able to buy it back from the insurance agency before they cut me a check for the totaled price. Call your insurance agent before it goes to auction.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By hottech
Valve stem

Take the wheel off the bike and have the shop put a metal valve stem on instead of the cheap rubber one. You will not have to think about for years to come.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By hottech
Tire Pressure Guage

I can not seem to keep a tire pressure guage to work for more than a year. I prefer a digital read out but every one I have craps out. I will even replace the battery but that never fixes the...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,246
Posted By hottech

Do you still have a pair for sale?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By hottech
rear brake pads

I ride a 2004 R1150R with ABS and also found myself replacing my rear pads more often than I expected. The front pads are still original and look as good as new. I am going to replace my rears for...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,685
Posted By hottech
Job Offer

Just be careful who you associate with. 60 minutes did a special on contract workers from the US that were working in Saudi Arabia . They were on the compound watching a VHS of the Love Boat TV...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,149
Posted By hottech
Sportbike luggage delimma

As long as I have my coffee I am good go.
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,810
Posted By hottech
AGM battery

My Odyssey Gel battery went dead after 3 1/2 years of constant use with heated gear. Battery was always on a trickle charge when not riding but still died on me. I hooked the dead battery on to a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By hottech
2003 bmw f650 cs

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Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17,384
Views: 2,226,265
Posted By hottech
2003 f650 cs

Found a 2003 BMW F650 CS that has no first gear for $2400, 13000 miles. What do you think? Should I get involved or stay clear?
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By hottech
Himalayaleather Jacket

I have one of their older leather sport riding jackets and it is one of my favorite for fall & spring riding. Has held up fine and has lots of thick padding in all the right places. Leather is not...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By hottech
Extended Warranty

I almost bought an extended warranty not knowing my bike but realized that to maintain the warranty I would have to let the dealership do all the routine maintaince. I am glad I passed, haven"t had...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By hottech
Belstaff Jacket

I have a Belstaff Challenger in a size Large. They run small and with the quilted liner fits very tightly. I love this jacket but can not wear it in the summer. Is fantastic for winter and late...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By hottech
GPS Mount

What bike do you plan on mounting your GPS on to?
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By hottech
Stick Coil

I bought a used stick coil for my R1150R and was wondering how you would test it out. I know I could pull mine off my bike and try the used one but I would rather keep things running as well as they...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By hottech

I have avery nice pair of Embro over your glasses goggles that are new that I bought years ago that you can have for $20 shipped. Give me your e-mail and I can forward some pictures.
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By hottech
running light modular

Kisan Signal Minder ( also turns your blinkers into running lights. Great company will replace your unit if you ever have a problem....
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,638
Posted By hottech
Window regulator

I bought a new regulator with motor off of for about $50. Pulled the door panel off and loosen all the bolts that held the regulator on. Opened my shop manual and it said to lower...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By hottech
Water Softner

Stay clear of the Sears models, I went through 2 of them until I did some research and discovered that you should never have the electronics on top of the brine tank, Electronics and salt water do...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 20,185
Posted By hottech
heated gear

Can not go wrong with Gerbing, they have the best R&D, reputation and customer satisfaction. You can get some good deals on used Gerbings they recently changed their product line to a micro fiber...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By hottech
Goggles for glasses

I have a new pair that I bought and never used because I always ride with a full face helmet. Bought from Bob's BMW a few years ago for $50 will let you have them for $25. Can e-mail photos and...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,718
Posted By hottech
How long will it last?

I have a huskavarna rider that I bought new in 1990. Kohler engine and I have never changed the oil, plugs or filter. Runs like new but the rest of the frame and deck are falling apart. Just had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,785
Posted By hottech
charlotte dinner

I'm in if the location is not too far from the main hospital down town, I get off at 7:00.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By hottech
Thumbs down Radian ear plugs

The reviews that I read stated that they do not reduce wind noise as well as a pair of cheap foam ear plugs. Sounds like a good product if they would improve the sound dampening property of the...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By hottech
Inexpensive lights

I bought a set of halogens from for about $140. They look just like the $300 PIAAs and the company was very helpful on the phone. They came with all the...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By hottech
Tire Plug

Had 500 miles on my rear Metzler and found a nail dead center in tread groove. Took the wheel off and took it to Midas or Meineke and they put a string plug in it and told me not to tell anyone due...
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By hottech
Avon Tires

Received tires rear was Dec 05, Front was June 06. Will be mounting next week.
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,676
Posted By hottech
Avon Tires

What a deal I just purchased a pair on line.:clap Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By hottech
Water proof gloves

Have been riding in the winter rain and my Rukka Jacket keeps me dry but my gloves are wet and cold. Anyone have a recommendation for a good set of warm and dry waterproof gloves?
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By hottech
Turn around plate

That is exactly what I was looking for. Will head out to lowes tomorrow.
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By hottech
Turn around plate

I remember reading an article on how someone made a turn table to ride their bike onto in the garage and then rotate the bike around so they could ride out. I saw one for sale for $185 but I thought...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,011
Posted By hottech
Gerbing Gloves

My jacket linner gets cooking hot so I have to turn my thermostate down. The gloves never seem to get warm but my hands are never cold. I tried riding with standard non heated winter gloves and the...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By hottech
Car oil

The sherrif was telling me how they took their patrol cars to a local service station for oil changes and the engines where blowing up. Found out the service station was running 20W/40W and the new...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,857
Posted By hottech
por 15

I used the Por 15 on my floor boards that looked like swiss cheese. I painted a coat and then layed fiberglass matting on top. Let it dry and painted another coat on top of the matt. It has been...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By hottech
Thumb Joe Rocket Gear

I hav a Phonenix Mesh jacket with armour and a water proof linning. Wore it most of the summer, thought it was great. Keep me dry in many a down pour, and the armour gave me abit of security in my...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By hottech
Bolts changed

I changed out my rear brake caliper bolts with allen heads after torquing down the original Torx and rounding them out abit. I felt the next time around would be easier with the allens.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,116
Posted By hottech
Long way down

Please put me on the list too.:clap
Forum: Vendors 08-14-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By hottech
Shop Clearance

Do you have a 170/60/17 Meztler or anything similar. Also would like a pair of boots Euro size 42.
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By hottech
Tire changer

I just bought a tire changer from Harbor Tools on sale $39 for the changer and the motorcycle adapter to do the job for another $39 total of $80. Hope to be saving money in the long run.
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,920
Posted By hottech
Plugging Tire

I know you adventures plug your tires. Why does the bike shop refuse to plug? I have 500 miles on a new set of Metzler ZX6's and found a nail in the rear center deep groove. It was an easy fix and...
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