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Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By KungPaoDog
You'll get varying opinions on this, but I've had...

You'll get varying opinions on this, but I've had good luck using monofilament thread like fishing line to clean out small jet orifices, and it shouldn't hurt the brass.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By KungPaoDog
Etymotic MC5 Review

I've never liked ear buds, but I've really grown to like my Etymotic MC5 earphones.

They come with four tip options, but I've just stuck with the triple flange silicone tips. I've never been...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By KungPaoDog
Yeah, I just assumed the tank in question was...

Yeah, I just assumed the tank in question was metal. Acetone will eat a lot of plastics.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By KungPaoDog
Cheap riding gloves review

I just bought some new lighter gloves, since I pulled on my light Cortech(spelling?) gloves and they just tore apart at the seam after two seasons. I expected more for $40, but my first hint should...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10,552
Views: 2,295,086
Posted By KungPaoDog
I saw an officer light up someone doing five...

I saw an officer light up someone doing five under in the left lane the other day. I was pretty happy to see that. The officer didn't actually pull the person over, but they got in the right lane and...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By KungPaoDog
Acetone will remove almost anything, automotive...

Acetone will remove almost anything, automotive paint stripper is also fine.

You can do a decent job with rattle cans if you take your time, or a cheap paint gun would be a step up from that for...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By KungPaoDog
I keep thinking that the trick would be to have...

I keep thinking that the trick would be to have the track for the adjustable windshield to be curved forward at the bottom. That way the bottom would go out as the windshield is lowered and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By KungPaoDog
I don't have any BA tents, but we have their bags...

I don't have any BA tents, but we have their bags and their pads and they are the smartest sleeping bag system I've ever seen. I'm partial to our REI tents (two generations of the half dome 2+)....
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By KungPaoDog
It also can be used to effect a repair on old...

It also can be used to effect a repair on old carburetor boots that you can't seem to find anywhere for less than the value of the bike.
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By KungPaoDog
You can get something from Novus Data Loggers...

You can get something from Novus Data Loggers that is designed to collect data and transmit when you want it to, either regular updates or alarms at your set points. It might be easier to set up than...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By KungPaoDog
I think my calipers have the battery number...

I think my calipers have the battery number inside the battery door, unless you lost that too:lol3
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,984
Posted By KungPaoDog
We still have ours, and it's held up great. It...

We still have ours, and it's held up great. It gets used for backpacking and car camping. It's fine for me, wife, and two cattle dogs at the foot. We even spent two days playing cards and ukuleles in...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By KungPaoDog
They may have considered it, and they still might...

They may have considered it, and they still might do one, but I suspect that a 675cc triple would be viewed as to small next to the BMW F800 series, the FZ-09, etc. It would also be pretty close to...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,358
Posted By KungPaoDog
Brilliant post. I got rid of my K75 18 months ago...

Brilliant post. I got rid of my K75 18 months ago for similar reasons, and now that our first child has arrived I'm concerned that my '94 Land Cruiser might go on the chopping block if it acts up too...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,327
Posted By KungPaoDog
Good luck with the property. Many good points...

Good luck with the property. Many good points from others. I'll add that out might be worth going to northern Colorado (Fort Collins) to have access to Wyoming, which is not crowded at all, and...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,427
Posted By KungPaoDog
I want to see Buell succeed, but I didn't buy...

I want to see Buell succeed, but I didn't buy one, so I guess I can't complain. Still, it's a shame. I'd own one if I was in the demographic, right next to my other 20 bikes I don't have.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,392
Posted By KungPaoDog
I got eight or nine years out of the cheapest two...

I got eight or nine years out of the cheapest two stroke I could find for my suburban back yard. Then the pull start busted, so now I have two years on the cheapest replacement I could buy. I don't...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By KungPaoDog
I was hoping for a magic potion in a bottle...

I was hoping for a magic potion in a bottle solution, but this is what I thought I'd be doing to get it right. I'll be the idiot and the monkey on this one.

Thanks for the tips, everyone.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,650
Posted By KungPaoDog
Maybe I should post in the "What bike do you want...

Maybe I should post in the "What bike do you want today" thread, but I want one of these today. Enough power to comfortably do US highways, and one of the lightest bikes on the road. Sold!
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By KungPaoDog
I might go with new base boards, thanks. If...

I might go with new base boards, thanks.

If I go with primer, is there a certain type I need to use? I have a fair bit of Killz latex primer I've been using on the walls.
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By KungPaoDog
I learned the hard way to not always trust the...

I learned the hard way to not always trust the torque values in a book when I did my first brake job. The dumb Haynes manual had 82 ft-lbs for the caliper bolts, which of course led to my first...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By KungPaoDog
Liquid Sander For House Trim?

I want my baseboards and door trim white. it's natural wood with some type of varnish. It's pretty beat up, and the previous owners got paint all over when they (poorly) painted the house.

I don't...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-14-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,831,545
Posted By KungPaoDog
I'd tell you to stop by and we could do a test...

I'd tell you to stop by and we could do a test ride and swap bikes up one of the canyons, but you're a little ways away from Colorado :)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-06-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,050
Views: 615,078
Posted By KungPaoDog
I watched a Wrangler have some type of...

I watched a Wrangler have some type of catastrophic transmission or center diff failure while I was at a light waiting to cross his direction of travel. I had a front row seat to a loud bang,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-06-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,032
Posted By KungPaoDog
Be a simple kind of man. Crazy, not stupid. ...

Be a simple kind of man.

Crazy, not stupid.

It costs you nothing to be kind to someone, and it may come back to you when you need it most.

Insurance rarely hurts you.

Two wrongs don't...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By KungPaoDog
Haha. To clarify, I'm positive there's nothing...

Haha. To clarify, I'm positive there's nothing foreign in my brakes, and it was new pads on an old rotor (the rotor measured out fine) that made full contact after a few miles. It stops much better,...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By KungPaoDog
FWIW I just did pads and rotors on my Land...

FWIW I just did pads and rotors on my Land Cruiser and I'm sure there's nothing foreign in my brake system, and one rotor looked like that for a few miles until the pads bedded in. You should be good...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By KungPaoDog
Maybe you could move the loft space to one side...

Maybe you could move the loft space to one side of the second story, and still have extra ceiling clearance on the other side of the first floor with the same amount of panels. Perhaps consider how...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By KungPaoDog
Looks like fun! I wanted to build a SIPs house,...

Looks like fun! I wanted to build a SIPs house, but there was no way we could find land we could afford where we want to live around here.

I say you'll never regret higher ceilings or more space....
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 44,490
Posted By KungPaoDog
I'm 6'3", so weight isn't an issue for me. I also...

I'm 6'3", so weight isn't an issue for me. I also considered a V-Strom and others, but my NT700V came lightly used (6,000 miles) with better wind protection, top case, and integrated bags. After...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 22,169
Posted By KungPaoDog
I can't tell if Honda is on the bleeding edge, or...

I can't tell if Honda is on the bleeding edge, or of the design department has taken too much acid. I do think that one of these funky designs will eventually be the next huge thing. Maybe this will...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By KungPaoDog
I really liked the Scorpion helmets I tried on,...

I really liked the Scorpion helmets I tried on, but the head shape was not quite right for me, which is too bad because I really wanted them to fit. They seem like a great value. Relevant because,...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By KungPaoDog
I had two HJC helmets that fit me well, now I...

I had two HJC helmets that fit me well, now I have a Nolan flip face with an integrated sun shield that also fits well that I really like. I got it for around $300, I think, because it was last...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By KungPaoDog
No advice on the rod, but I often put a clear...

No advice on the rod, but I often put a clear bobber behind six feet of clear leader and a fly. It wouldn't take up much space, and really expands your capability on a casting rod, and it's easy to...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,929
Posted By KungPaoDog
I really liked my ride on a Tiger 800. Great...

I really liked my ride on a Tiger 800. Great Engine. It's obviously not as strong as the other two on your list.

If you're open to Italian and want features, the Aprilia Caponord looks like a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-17-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,051
Posted By KungPaoDog
Sounds like you live near me. I have a few...

Sounds like you live near me. I have a few friends who are fine with Tmo, but my MIL had to switch away from Tmo because of no service at her place, same story for some friends in Boulder. If you...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-05-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,631
Posted By KungPaoDog
FWIW the linked brakes on the NT 700V are linked...

FWIW the linked brakes on the NT 700V are linked so that the rear brake also actuates one piston of the six on the front rotors. It's pretty mild, and I don't think you could come close to locking...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,831,545
Posted By KungPaoDog
That looks like the love-child of a Bimota and a...

That looks like the love-child of a Bimota and a John Deere, and I bet it's a pretty fun ride!
Forum: Road Warriors 10-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,441
Posted By KungPaoDog
I think most modern Moto Guzzis have shaft drive,...

I think most modern Moto Guzzis have shaft drive, and they offer a pretty good range: V7, Stelvio, Norge, Griso all seem well loved by the owners.

You mentioned that you'd be okay with a BMW, so...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-01-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,810
Posted By KungPaoDog
I like zombie threads like this because they...

I like zombie threads like this because they offer a nice snapshot of things from a year and a half ago. Unfortunately, we are still pining for the same improvements. Maybe another five years?
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