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Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By double_entendre
Bueno. Thanks, guys!

Bueno.

Thanks, guys!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By double_entendre
Quick, dumb saddle question

Is there any difference between the GSA and GS saddles?

I'm looking to buy a used upgrade saddle for my 2011 GSA and want to be sure I don't buy the wrong thing.

Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By double_entendre
Well I can definitively state that acetone was a...

Well I can definitively state that acetone was a miserable failure. Too bad; that would have been easy.

I like the blasting idea and that's only about $30-$40 according to a guy I called about...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By double_entendre
The OP said it was paint and given the need to...

The OP said it was paint and given the need to cook the paint, I assume that the nonremovable plastic parts would preclude powder coating.

I'm going to put some acetone on a rag tonight and see...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,055
Posted By double_entendre
What brand are those? Very slick.

What brand are those? Very slick.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By double_entendre
Edit. Ok. WTF. ...

Edit. Ok. WTF.

http://www.kleanstrip.com/uploads/documents/Aircraft_Paint_Remover_C0719.pdf

"DO NOT USE ON AIRCRAFT."

:baldy
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By double_entendre
Good idea! ...

Good idea!

http://www.thebungalowblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/frame-spray-painted.jpg
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By double_entendre
Removing paint from aluminum panniers

PO of my GSA painted the bags black and I'm thinking of stripping them and selling them.

I assume that special care needs to be taken between the nonremovable plastic bits and the aluminum...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By double_entendre
Oh no. The LEDs would be purely high beams with...

Oh no. The LEDs would be purely high beams with no one oncoming. I hate people blinding me when I'm coming at them. Would never do that.

Follow up on the PIAAs. What are they worth in the flea...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By double_entendre
Could be. Wonder what they're worth used. ...

Could be. Wonder what they're worth used.



Bingo. Need to look into these.

I don't doubt the Clearwater, but I'm not inclined to spend a grand on high beams.

Thanks!!!
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By double_entendre
What kind of PIAA are these? What LED lamps to go to?

They're on my GSA I bought "pre-owned" and I'm mulling pulling them off and flea-marketing them in favor of some LED lamps.

I've looked at Clearwater, but what alternatives are there? Not...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By double_entendre
Well let's assume I'm gonna use this 70 amp-rated...

Well let's assume I'm gonna use this 70 amp-rated relay. I need a fuse before the relay that goes to the fuses? What amp fuse?

Thanks--really appreciate all the help here. I don't care what...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By double_entendre
Goes to show what you know. ...

Goes to show what you know.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Scooter_headlights.jpg
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By double_entendre
Thanks, guys. Interesting food for thought. ...

Thanks, guys. Interesting food for thought.

I'm surprised that the data sheet on this relay says it has 1/4" terminals, but if I measure the "power" terminals, they're 3/8". :dunno

Poked...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By double_entendre
Wiring a relay before the fuse block

Looking to wire a relay before my Blue Seas fuse block. Total maximum amperage (based on adding up the fuses in the block I'm replacing) is about 70 amps. PIAA fog and off-road lamps, two heated...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By double_entendre
+1 in the Speed Bleeders. Should have installed...

+1 in the Speed Bleeders. Should have installed them years ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,200
Posted By double_entendre
Heh. I disagree. Someone challenges me to...

Heh. I disagree.

Someone challenges me to a race and the response is, "Sure. Where to? Yellowknife or Tierra del Fuego?" :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,200
Posted By double_entendre
Traffic jam = Weekdays from 6AM to 10AM and 3PM...

Traffic jam = Weekdays from 6AM to 10AM and 3PM to 7PM. :rofl

http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh3vh9QR7v1qzpzfmo1_500.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,200
Posted By double_entendre
They can be. I figure at least 10%-20% move over...

They can be. I figure at least 10%-20% move over to give me more room.

Lots more are oblivious and a very, very few try to block me. All in all, pretty good deal. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,200
Posted By double_entendre
Heavy traffic? What do you know about "heavy...

Heavy traffic? What do you know about "heavy traffic?"

Alexandria, VA: Population: 148,892
Los Angeles, CA: Population: 3,884,307

(Yes, yes....Alexandria has a higher population density....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,200
Posted By double_entendre
Bingo. Going from Orange County to Downtown Los...

Bingo. Going from Orange County to Downtown Los Angeles at rush hour, I can cut an hour off the time between being solo in my car and on the bike. Absolutely absurd that more states don't allow...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By double_entendre
Parasitic battery losses and wiring a fuse block

Two questions in one post:


What is a normal amount of parasitic loss from a battery on a bike when it's turned off and how do I measure it? I've had a battery die "prematurely" because I...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By double_entendre
Thanks, folks. :thumb Y'all leave Google in...

Thanks, folks. :thumb

Y'all leave Google in the dust. :deal
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By double_entendre
Where to buy sheet/plate metal

I'm looking at making an attachment that I can fasten to my 1200GSA's pannier racks. My thought is that some 1/8" aluminum plate would be perfect for the job.

Where would be the best/cheapest...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 43,127
Posted By double_entendre
"They all do that."

"They all do that."
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,132
Posted By double_entendre
Not sure why you'd want a collapsible guardrail...

Not sure why you'd want a collapsible guardrail that allows cars to cross over into oncoming traffic. Something solid like concrete wouldn't snag anything, but would be substantially more expensive,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By double_entendre
Most folks run stone stock because they don't see...

Most folks run stone stock because they don't see a correlation between perceived phallic endowment and decibels.

You're going to do what you want to do regardless of a lack of proven usable...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,319
Posted By double_entendre
Please quit plugging the hack job o-ring...

Please quit plugging the hack job o-ring solution. I need to put my throttle lock in the flea market now that I've got the MC Cruise.

The semi-hostility about cruise control is kind of weird....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By double_entendre
I bought a used take-off MC Cruise here and am...

I bought a used take-off MC Cruise here and am very happy with it. Pain to install, but it's motorcycle specific.

Does it work better than the generic Audiovox unit on my FJR? Nope. But I'm not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,097
Posted By double_entendre
I'd have to take it off to see and I'm not...

I'd have to take it off to see and I'm not anxious to do that, though I'll "have to" at some point to clean up the wiring.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,843
Posted By double_entendre
Might buy GSA, but leery of BMW

Not having ridden the Katoom, how smooth are they at speed? I'm pretty impressed with my GSA in that department.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,097
Posted By double_entendre
Ah yes. Haven't updated my thread on this, but...

Ah yes. Haven't updated my thread on this, but here is as good a spot as any.

It's installed on my 2011 and it was complex, but easy. The directions were more or less idiot-proof, but if you're...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,359
Posted By double_entendre
You misspelled "Starbucks."

You misspelled "Starbucks."
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,843
Posted By double_entendre
Well it's clear you need at least two more bikes...

Well it's clear you need at least two more bikes in the stable. Maybe more. :evil

Feel free to PM with any questions. Happy to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,843
Posted By double_entendre
Haven't seen a TL;DR on the thread yet--read some...

Haven't seen a TL;DR on the thread yet--read some of it this morning, but thought I'd throw my $0.02 in since I own an 2005 FJR and a 2010 GSA.

I put over 45k miles on the FJR and it is a great...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By double_entendre
Aftermarket Exhaust

You're that guy who tells folks in the audience how the magician's tricks work, aren't ya?

:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By double_entendre
The LDS used to pester me, but one day I ripped...

The LDS used to pester me, but one day I ripped one a new one while wearing a t-shirt with "Atheist" emblazoned across the chest.

Never seen one since.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By double_entendre
It does seem they did a lot of picking and...

It does seem they did a lot of picking and choosing. Show us the whole powerband.


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By double_entendre
Do dyno runs before & after. Seat of the pants...

Do dyno runs before & after. Seat of the pants is what Jenny McCarthy uses to argue against vaccinations. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,128
Posted By double_entendre
Possibly stupid question ("There are no stupid...

Possibly stupid question ("There are no stupid questions, just stupid people").

Does where HP is measured make a difference?

The old V Max claimed 145HP, but I don't think anyone ever saw that...
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