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Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
Okay, I've got to weigh in on this one. ...

Okay, I've got to weigh in on this one.

Perhaps so.
As far as I know, the only function of higher octane gas is to prevent pre-ignition. The process or additives that boost the octane rating is...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
Appreciate the input. I'm aware of the...

Appreciate the input. I'm aware of the logistics/delay factor.

What I'm having trouble with now is trying to source a quality steel aftermarket 51 tooth sprocket for the rear wheel. Anybody go...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 08:06 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
Speaking of maintenance, having just finished an...

Speaking of maintenance, having just finished an 11,000 mile, 38 day trip to Labrador and Newfoundland, the pussy cat needs some attention.
Any recommendations for on-line parts supplier(s)? ...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21,377
Views: 3,777,013
Posted By MapMaster
When declared as "always" the statements are...

When declared as "always" the statements are false.
Even Honda's Common Service Manual got it wrong about lining the tire balance dot up with the stem. You should check the balance of a wheel with...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
I'm not claiming expert m/c wrench status, but I...

I'm not claiming expert m/c wrench status, but I have stayed at Holiday Inn's on occasion, maintain my own bikes, and I spent several years in the Navy operating and maintaining submarine steam...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 06:58 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
I won't venture an uninformed opinion on gas use,...

I won't venture an uninformed opinion on gas use, but not checking how "loose" your valves were while you were in there is not a sound practice.

Valve clearance can fluctuate in either direction....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-10-2014, 04:46 AM
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Views: 2,402,711
Posted By MapMaster
A spur off of the "Million Dollar Highway" maybe?...

A spur off of the "Million Dollar Highway" maybe? :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,852
Posted By MapMaster
:lurk Though, "10 days on an island trying...

:lurk

Though, "10 days on an island trying to kill ourselves" would probably be more accurate.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 378,197
Posted By MapMaster
These days, the chances of both vehicles having...

These days, the chances of both vehicles having chrome or other exterior conductive metal, are slim and none. And slim just left town. :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
From one perspective, I agree, it's a dumbass...

From one perspective, I agree, it's a dumbass sign. But for those not used to travelling out in the country where rr crossings don't always have lights, it's a good way of reminding them that they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
Necessary, no. Easier to do - yes. And sorry if...

Necessary, no. Easier to do - yes.
And sorry if I mis-led you. I wasn't trying to say the Genmars were unsafe, just that there was a limit on how far you can raise the stock bars above them. Put the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
Yeah, I'd say you nailed it. Which may have been...

Yeah, I'd say you nailed it. Which may have been the desired effect the previous owner wanted. I don't have direct experience with GenMars (Helibars went onto to mine in the first year) but I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
I do basically the same thing to lift the front,...

I do basically the same thing to lift the front, but when I break out the straps :whip
I take the tank off and tie off to the frame rails. Allows full front end disassembly.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 07:00 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
I'm not too proud to admit that at first, I...

I'm not too proud to admit that at first, I couldn't figure out what the heck you were talking about. Then the light bulb flashed!

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
Sandpaper is too much work, just drop the tire...

Sandpaper is too much work, just drop the tire pressure and ride it around the block. :D
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 10:47 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
Yeah, but if you want to keep the nitpickers at...

Yeah, but if you want to keep the nitpickers at bay on this issue (a hopeless cause I know), just say "it wore out" :lol3

Actually, I've never had a chain 'stretch' beyond service limits. Link...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By MapMaster
"Am I getting any better at these selfies? ...

"Am I getting any better at these selfies?

http://treynolds.smugmug.com/Labrador/Labrador-Day-13/i-vvdL8kf/0/L/P1080303-L.jpg
"

No, but don't let that stop you. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,478
Posted By MapMaster
I've never seen a tire fail like that before. A...

I've never seen a tire fail like that before. A question, how often were you checking your tire pressure, or do you have a TPMS on the bike and was it working?

I was on an Alaska trip and a...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
Southern English, is that saying, "Y'all dear...

Southern English, is that saying, "Y'all dear chaps."?

(I'm bilingual, I speak American and British English :D)
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
You forgot 'fixings' Thought I was reading a...

You forgot 'fixings'
Thought I was reading a fried chicken dinner recipe when first saw that in the manual. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,478
Posted By MapMaster
The Report is Live, the trip was pre-recorded...

The Report is Live, the trip was pre-recorded :lol3
That's what I've settled on for my reports as well. I did a long trip and created the report as I went and it required too much time away from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,478
Posted By MapMaster
Well I'm heading up there myself in August. If...

Well I'm heading up there myself in August. If R-Rick or Mtl_biker come up dry, I'll try to find you one.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,478
Posted By MapMaster
Screw applying it, I wouldn't even buy it until I...

Screw applying it, I wouldn't even buy it until I was at my final exit point, and even then I'd cross my fingers. (Superstitious - Me? Naaaaaah :lol3)
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
And that new ground sucks. Get a centerstand. I...

And that new ground sucks. Get a centerstand. I ordered the shop manual and the factory stand the same time I agreed to buy the bike. I had one bike w/o one and vowed "never again".
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By MapMaster
What you've got looks pretty good. Since it's...

What you've got looks pretty good.
Since it's all new, no point in trying to highlight a bunch of alternatives. Like I said earlier, there's a lot of territory to explore - enough for multiple...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,711
Posted By MapMaster
I want the 3 minutes and 32 seconds that I just...

I want the 3 minutes and 32 seconds that I just wasted back. :lol3
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By MapMaster
You're most welcome. And welcome to the asylum. ...

You're most welcome. And welcome to the asylum.

I know what you mean as far a types of trips go and for purely twisty road riding it's hard to beat WV and the Appalachians. But variety being the...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By MapMaster
Can't hardly go wrong with any of your choices,...

Can't hardly go wrong with any of your choices, and I could offer suggestions for all but the Nags Head area. But since it was an edit, something of north central PA must of twitched the radar and I...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By MapMaster
Red Point Provincial Park on the east coast was...

Red Point Provincial Park on the east coast was very nice.
Lots of private campgrounds near the water around the island as well.
I have fond memories of the Moonlight campground near Cap Egmont...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 01:15 PM
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Views: 2,402,711
Posted By MapMaster
Spent a couple of weeks in the Czech Republic on...

Spent a couple of weeks in the Czech Republic on a work assignment.
One of the engineers I worked with told me an RAF pilot's quote:
'Czech isn't a language, it's a throat disease!'

Seeing a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,711
Posted By MapMaster
'pends on how many cuzins y'all got thar. :lol3 ...

'pends on how many cuzins y'all got thar. :lol3








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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,711
Posted By MapMaster
Naming it easy, pronouncing it - not so much. :D ...

Naming it easy, pronouncing it - not so much. :D
I'd guess that it looks like Czech, but there's too many vowels.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 505,135
Posted By MapMaster
You forgot to do the wheels.

You forgot to do the wheels.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21,377
Views: 3,777,013
Posted By MapMaster
I can't address dirt, but my street tires have...

I can't address dirt, but my street tires have always had them.
Avon is the only brand I'm aware of that don't mark their tires (as reported to me by a friend that used them).
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 06:39 AM
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Views: 505,135
Posted By MapMaster
Nah, that'll buff out. :evil It seems...

Nah, that'll buff out. :evil


It seems to be an odd damage pattern. What happened? :ear
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21,377
Views: 3,777,013
Posted By MapMaster
:nod

:nod
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21,377
Views: 3,777,013
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks for the input, but I'm all set on the tire...

Thanks for the input, but I'm all set on the tire changing process itself.
Bead breaker is a 5' 2x4 lever, a 4 to 6" 2x4 block, and an immovable anchor :evil...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 505,135
Posted By MapMaster
Could be a rotor, but that is more usually...

Could be a rotor, but that is more usually evidenced by pulsing in the brake lever when hitting the whoa button.
Wheel bearings are also a possible source, but a more likely cause could be the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21,377
Views: 3,777,013
Posted By MapMaster
Tire Tube choices?

I'm about ready to order some new rubber and figured I'd get a set of tubes at the same time. Chaparral has been my go to source for tires, but I can't find a one there sized specifically for the...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,204
Posted By MapMaster
Mike, A most excellent tale, and it's great to...

Mike,
A most excellent tale, and it's great to have such a touchstone to your dad. But you've left one pressing question un-answered. What was mom's reaction to losing her 'queen's' perch? :D.

A...
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