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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Motornoggin
Bump

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Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 442,828
Posted By Motornoggin
A little more clean up. Worked on the KZ440 and...

A little more clean up. Worked on the KZ440 and started the tear down of the QT-50.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
I have on 08' C-14 as well as a new FJ-09. The...

I have on 08' C-14 as well as a new FJ-09. The C-14 is a fire breathing monster if you're willing to twist the throttle, but, the FJ-09 (seat of the pants) feels much quicker.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
No false shifts, missed shifts on mine. Probably...

No false shifts, missed shifts on mine. Probably just a matter of not being used to a different machine.

Installed the front fender extender and barrel shaped grips today. Been snowing for four...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
1250 miles on mine so far. Mileage is hovering...

1250 miles on mine so far. Mileage is hovering around 54mpg.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,116
Posted By Motornoggin
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,116
Posted By Motornoggin
The GM 5.3 tows just fine. They have good power...

The GM 5.3 tows just fine. They have good power and good economy.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,384
Posted By Motornoggin
One of the main reasons I rarely ride in a group...

One of the main reasons I rarely ride in a group any more.

No matter how much "ride your own ride" is stressed, there is always some douche that has to prove his bike is faster/better than any...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By Motornoggin
I've had Herculiner in the bed of my Sonoma for...

I've had Herculiner in the bed of my Sonoma for the last 12-13 years. It is easy to apply and the kit works well. The more effort you put into prep, the better your results will be. I've found it to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Motornoggin
Back to the front page.

Back to the front page.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Motornoggin
An acquaintance, Todd. He and his wife have a...

An acquaintance, Todd. He and his wife have a shop very near there.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 442,828
Posted By Motornoggin
A buddy just bought his very first motorcycle. A...

A buddy just bought his very first motorcycle. A "fixer-upper" Kawasaki 440 LTD. He didn't pay much for it, but so far we've been able to get the carbs rebuilt, new battery, brake fluid flushed and...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By Motornoggin
Nifty! I appreciate the back story as well. Gotta...

Nifty! I appreciate the back story as well. Gotta love good old fashioned inventiveness.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
Good to know! Thanks for the post and the photo....

Good to know! Thanks for the post and the photo. Sure doesn't seem like a big deal.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Motornoggin
I think I know the owner. Based on what it is and...

I think I know the owner. Based on what it is and where it's parked. He has a long history of BMW air heads and oil heads.
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
A little over a thousand miles and can lean on it...

A little over a thousand miles and can lean on it a bit. Wow! Feels really good! It seems like it is never out of usable power. Short shift it, or rev it out, never seems to balk, just goes.

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Motornoggin
A cursory search didn't find another video like...

A cursory search didn't find another video like that. There are many, many lyric videos, but none such as that. It may very well be the first and only so far. Google her name and there are quite a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Motornoggin
She is a friend of a friend. Laramie is turning...

She is a friend of a friend. Laramie is turning out to be a great music town and I'm doing what little I can to help out.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Motornoggin
She has an amazing voice!

She has an amazing voice!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Motornoggin
Back yard concert, Sunday May 24th

Hi all,

Merry Ellen Kirk is doing a mini tour in May and will be stopping in Laramie on the 24th (Sunday). She will be performing for a small audience at my house and I wanted to extend an...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,453
Posted By Motornoggin
Been using an HF version for a a few years now....

Been using an HF version for a a few years now. Have yet to replace the original batteries. Works great.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034
Posted By Motornoggin
'95. TBI 350. Nothing mechanically wrong with it,...

'95. TBI 350. Nothing mechanically wrong with it, really. 65 mph on average, interstate use. CO to MA and back with maybe 2000# of cargo. 6.7mpg. 13,500 GVW van with a standard height box. Lots of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
Nearly 300 miles on the FJ this weekend. Almost...

Nearly 300 miles on the FJ this weekend. Almost 900 total (pretty good for the area and time of year!). Enough break in miles to be able to open her up a bit. So far, I'm thoroughly smitten... I do...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034
Posted By Motornoggin
No, my Isuzu NPR had a TBI 350. Drove it from CO...

No, my Isuzu NPR had a TBI 350. Drove it from CO to MA with a light load. Averaged 6.7 mpg over the whole trip. Made a lot of noise, used a lot of fuel, didn't go anywhere very fast. Nothing wrong....
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,034
Posted By Motornoggin
I had a '96. First or second year of EFI,...

I had a '96. First or second year of EFI, intercooled, 145hp. 3.9L four. Mine had an upsized Timpte box that caught a lot of wind. 14,500# GVW, etc...

It was bulletproof. Ran great! It was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,826
Posted By Motornoggin
Keep an open mind. HD motorcycles perform their...

Keep an open mind. HD motorcycles perform their intended jobs very well.
If you compare them with completely different machines, then keep the bike you already have.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Motornoggin
It didn't feel happy because huge V-twins hate...

It didn't feel happy because huge V-twins hate having their neck wringed out to keep up! :lol3

It really wasn't geared for highway, at least comfortably. It did it, didn't seem to hurt...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Motornoggin
I had a leftover 87' that I bought "new" in '89....

I had a leftover 87' that I bought "new" in '89. It was a four speed and wasn't all that happy on the highway. Great torque and very tractable power. I did have trouble with the pilot jet getting...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 442,828
Posted By Motornoggin
This weekend in the garage... Tore out...

This weekend in the garage...

Tore out the bad garage door opener and installed a new one, including all the modifications needed to make it all work long term.

Installed a ceiling fan...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
Had a beautiful weekend in these parts! Rode...

Had a beautiful weekend in these parts! Rode Saturday and today. Accumulated enough miles to perform the first service. 601 miles. Mist be a good omen as this the first motorcycle I've been able to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
I'm 5'-10" 200-ish# with 32" inseam and I can...

I'm 5'-10" 200-ish# with 32" inseam and I can flat foot it with the seat in the low position. I have not had a chance to ride a lot, but the windscreen seems effective, but I happen to like clean air...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By Motornoggin
I've had a Makita for about 20 years now. Two...

I've had a Makita for about 20 years now. Two heat settings and six fan settings. Used it in my sign business almost every day. Still hasn't failed. It was spendy at the time, maybe $60 or so, but...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 442,828
Posted By Motornoggin
F****CK! Even with the eyes installed, it...

F****CK!

Even with the eyes installed, it still wont close properly. It will get within 2-3" of the floor, stop then return to open. I figured maybe the spring tension was too high, so I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
I can read, therefore I follow the manufacturers...

I can read, therefore I follow the manufacturers recommendations. They didn't spend millions on R&D to mess up a break in procedure.

When we raced boats in the APBA and IOGP, we always broke...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 442,828
Posted By Motornoggin
A friend gave me a garage door opener, gratis....

A friend gave me a garage door opener, gratis. I've had it stored for a couple years and decided to install it today. Not as easy as one would think, but it's in. It will work with the manual button...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,315
Posted By Motornoggin
I had an 86' Ranger PU with the guts out of a...

I had an 86' Ranger PU with the guts out of a T-Bird Turbo. After a bit of hot rodding, it would make 460hp on good gas, 25psi boost. I ran Evans coolant in it and didn't have any troubles.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 442,828
Posted By Motornoggin
Hung out. Listened to music, and drank a mixed...

Hung out. Listened to music, and drank a mixed vodka.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,665
Posted By Motornoggin
Very nifty. Been mulling over building a single...

Very nifty. Been mulling over building a single rail trailer as well. Light, low, easy to load and tow.... Some good ideas on that one. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
I'm not panicking, just disappointed. I (as were...

I'm not panicking, just disappointed. I (as were many it seems) was misled. Is information withheld the same as a lie? Gray area I guess.

I propose that for every limited motorcycle, ten...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 437,732
Posted By Motornoggin
Bluhduh The arbitrary speed limit bothers me. Will I see...

The arbitrary speed limit bothers me. Will I see high speed often? Probably not, but it still bothers me. I asked the dealer on several occasions if this bike was limited in any way (regarding the...
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