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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,580
Views: 2,606,595
Posted By MapMaster
'Taste like ass' made me laugh! Though I...

'Taste like ass' made me laugh!

Though I have to wonder, how do you know? :lol3

fwiw, it was motocopter's response that prompted my 'dissing employee's observation.

But I wasn't taking...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 197,702
Posted By MapMaster
I won't be looking that closely. :eek1 ...

I won't be looking that closely. :eek1

Congrats on paying off the mortgage.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,580
Views: 2,606,595
Posted By MapMaster
Welllllll, real picture, or photoshop? :dunno I...

Welllllll, real picture, or photoshop? :dunno
I haven't seen that style sign and the insert tag for # of billions sold for a looong time. But that may be only because I don't get out much. :lol3...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
I'm not knocking them, but three days on a KLR...

I'm not knocking them, but three days on a KLR was 1 too many for me.
A wee-strom would have been my current mount if the 800XC Tiger hadn't come along.
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
I did the trip in 2000 with my '96 VFR. The...

I did the trip in 2000 with my '96 VFR.
The bike can do it - but in a few years parts availability will be even more of an issue than now, so a more recently-in-production/better supported bike may...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Also, check out the wrenching forum here for...

Also, check out the wrenching forum here for maintenance info.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Check out MotionPro chain tools - any on-line...

Check out MotionPro chain tools - any on-line parts outfit - RonAyers Chaparral, Bike Bandit etc. the description will tell you if it's only a chain breaker or also a breaker/riveting tool. Get the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Removing the swing-arm would only be necessary if...

Removing the swing-arm would only be necessary if you wanted to remove a chain to clean it and then reuse the same chain. And that only if you didn't want to cut a link and replace it with a master...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Beg/Borrow/Steal or break down and buy :evil the...

Beg/Borrow/Steal or break down and buy :evil the Honda service manual for your VFR AND their Common Service Manual.

Read through the pertinent sections while lounging in an easy chair drinking a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 197,702
Posted By MapMaster
World's End SP for me. First trip of the...

World's End SP for me.

First trip of the season.
:ricky:ricky:ricky
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
Some suggestions on gear. Not m/c specific,...

Some suggestions on gear.

Not m/c specific, but Red Wing has several models of stout work boots that would be fine on a cruiser and the two pair of waterproof ones that I've had were/are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Finest First Post Ever! Welcome to the...

Finest First Post Ever!


Welcome to the asylum - now get me a beer and a sammich :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 197,702
Posted By MapMaster
11:30 for a late lunch? And I thought I worked...

11:30 for a late lunch? And I thought I worked odd hours. :D

That'll work, see you there
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 197,702
Posted By MapMaster
Where and when did you have in mind?

Where and when did you have in mind?
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
I'm running with 450ml in each leg. Belray 5w ...

I'm running with 450ml in each leg.
Belray 5w
With .9kg aftermarket springs (racetech I think) and am quite happy (running around 220# with gear)

So 5W should be fine for you as well, the one...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,580
Views: 2,606,595
Posted By MapMaster
Looks like a London Cab to me. Definitely in...

Looks like a London Cab to me.
Definitely in the land of drive on the left - note the traffic circle sign (not art) :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
First, try to get better confirmation on what...

First, try to get better confirmation on what temp should kick the fan on.
224 might be the norm, but if so, there can still be some variation/tolerance that could just be putting you above, but...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21,969
Views: 4,256,124
Posted By MapMaster
:nod I was not tempted to try the side stand -...

:nod I was not tempted to try the side stand - too unstable for my tastes.

And after rolling to a stop with a deflated rear over a bit of distance, the bead was pretty easy to break with the tire...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
I'll be the out of shape old phart rolling along...

I'll be the out of shape old phart rolling along with a PA inspection sticker on the fork and a license renewal sticker on the plate, mentally composing incredibly witty bon mots to post in my report...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Lots of stuff is still available, and the...

Lots of stuff is still available, and the aftermarket can cover other areas, but water pumps are no longer available for 4th gens (and I believe not for 3rd gen either). Two summers ago, no radiators...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21,969
Views: 4,256,124
Posted By MapMaster
I like the Full Bores. The front's a piece...

I like the Full Bores.

The front's a piece of cake.

The rear is more difficult to pop the bead and spoon a new tire on but not impossible. At home I use a short 2x4 on the tire and lever it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
Define major :deal Aside from valve checks and...

Define major :deal
Aside from valve checks and adjustments, the engine is untouched.
Everything else is a wear item:
Original battery - 60k
Original water pump - 100k
Original clutch - 100k...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
+1 on taking the radiator off for ease of access...

+1 on taking the radiator off for ease of access to the forward head.

Good luck on finding cam cover head gaskets - they may be out there, but parts availability on the 3/4 gens is becoming an...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,789
Posted By MapMaster
Even if I manage to get there earlier, I doubt...

Even if I manage to get there earlier, I doubt that the report will be out in time to serve as pre-trip briefing. :deal

However, the possibility of some real-time reportage of this year's hoped...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21,969
Views: 4,256,124
Posted By MapMaster
That's really spiffy. I really like the how the...

That's really spiffy. I really like the how the pink accents carry through from the seat to the frame to the fork nut and grips.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
I didn't mean to imply that getting both...

I didn't mean to imply that getting both shouldn't be done. Not living close to the border, I just couldn't see the use case. What you say makes sense, thanks.

I'm always counting the pennies,...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
If you're going to pay the higher price for the...

If you're going to pay the higher price for the regular passport book, I don't see any benefit to spending even more to get the card as well. :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
It's the mounting tabs that take most of the...

It's the mounting tabs that take most of the abuse and patching/plastic welding/re-enforcement with fiberglass screening, only goes so far. I replaced all of my rear body work at 100k miles and got...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
Regarding passports - Getting a passport card is...

Regarding passports - Getting a passport card is a cheaper option, but it's limited to driving and (I think) ferry transportation (not positive about the second).
Why does this matter? If the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
I like the E21s from Givi, but I don't know of a...

I like the E21s from Givi, but I don't know of a current source for a rack to hold them (the old X-wing rack is butt ugly when the bags are mounted).

I strongly urge that you find something in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 134,294
Posted By MapMaster
I've been working away from home for the past two...

I've been working away from home for the past two months, and didn't bother reading any new posts during that time because my dinky netbook wouldn't do the pictures justice.

I'm back home, caught...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 590,078
Posted By MapMaster
:amazon :D On it's own, the 6th gen is a...

:amazon :D

On it's own, the 6th gen is a fine bike.
But to owners of earlier VFRs, the 6th gen went off the rails in terms of what made the VFR special. Honda got rid of gear driven cams and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,789
Posted By MapMaster
Mike, Awesome that the PT is underway! :clap ...

Mike,
Awesome that the PT is underway! :clap
(Yeah, being excited over the pain you're going to endure is a bit counter-intuitive, but the pay-off is well worth it.)
COTU may be an overly...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By MapMaster
Hyner Run SP near Renovo PA. Hyner View, 4...

Hyner Run SP near Renovo PA.
Hyner View, 4 miles up the mountain, has the view, but no camping.

Possibly more equitable in terms of a mid-point between you and your NYC partner would be south...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
Well I already know that the family fudge doesn't...

Well I already know that the family fudge doesn't travel very well, so unless I get kitchen access with a good candy thermometer, you'll have to settle for the beer. :lol3
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
(sigh) No matter the time budget, it's never...

(sigh) No matter the time budget, it's never enough.

I'm not slamming the road to Valdez - I didn't choose rancid goat turds for the comparison point. :lol3
But I'm willing make amends for the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,789
Posted By MapMaster
You're most welcome. It was a fantastic ride! I...

You're most welcome.
It was a fantastic ride! I can only hope at conveying a small sense of the wonder of it all. Hope you continue to enjoy the telling of it.

I have to chuckle at your user name...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,789
Posted By MapMaster
Glad you liked it. Telling more stories over...

Glad you liked it.
Telling more stories over beer?
Sounds like a great plan to me! :freaky
Timing is the issue at the moment - got a few 70+ hour weeks staring me in the face (got's to mine the...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
Noted, I wasn't intending to dis Valdez, and the...

Noted, I wasn't intending to dis Valdez, and the road to it is very nice. Great scenery and I even got to walk on a glacier!
A good baloney sammich is not to be dismissed lightly, :D

But just...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 47,065
Posted By MapMaster
I haven't read the 26 pages in between, so I...

I haven't read the 26 pages in between, so I don't know if the reasoning for the change in route is covered.
But choosing Valdez over Denali would be like opting for a baloney sandwich instead of...
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