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Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,524
Posted By AviatorTroy
I like the Battlewings as well, a truly...

I like the Battlewings as well, a truly underrated tire for our bikes. However in my experience they cup just like the Anakees.

The biggest difference I noticed is when I started running 41...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,369
Posted By AviatorTroy
Are you drunk?

Are you drunk?
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By AviatorTroy
That is completely untrue. I did the older route...

That is completely untrue. I did the older route and some of middle TN was paved single lane country roads, but the rest of it from the beginning all the way to CO was dirt, dust gravel and mud, I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,481
Posted By AviatorTroy
Wasn't the origional 1piece Roadcrafter designed...

Wasn't the origional 1piece Roadcrafter designed for this very thing, to wear street clothes and whip it off James Bond style wit a tux underneath?

Seriously I do ride to work in my pilot costume...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By AviatorTroy
I think the idea of taking a cover on a trip is...

I think the idea of taking a cover on a trip is laughable, but then again I wouldn't think of leaving my bike uncovered overnight in my work parking lot so what do I know? Its in kind of a bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By AviatorTroy
I thought of that but didn't have anything lying...

I thought of that but didn't have anything lying around. The tubing is pretty large, I'd say almost 1/4 in ID

The JB weld fix seems pretty darn sturdy so we shall see.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,369
Posted By AviatorTroy
Now I've seen it all. How did we all survive thus...

Now I've seen it all. How did we all survive thus far....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,699
Posted By AviatorTroy
It's illegal in Ohio too. I got pulled over a...

It's illegal in Ohio too. I got pulled over a couple years ago and a young punk state patrol guy started giving me the third degree about wearing ear plugs. I took them out right away and said "huh"...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By AviatorTroy
2009, 40k ish on it.

2009, 40k ish on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By AviatorTroy
Fuel filler neck vent cracked

Hi fellers, I don't think I've read about this one yet. Smelled gas, thought it was the fuel pump flange and had that recall done. Still smelled gas, took my tank cover off and the vent line nipple...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 212,079
Posted By AviatorTroy
You talking about this? I've ssen it before but...

You talking about this? I've ssen it before but can't imagine it working. Let us know if you try it!:deal
Forum: Hacks 04-24-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By AviatorTroy
Almost everyone knows more about this than I, but...

Almost everyone knows more about this than I, but I will say that after a shop "worked on" our rig it was damn near unridable. A few hours in the garage with some string, a tape measurer, and a piece...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By AviatorTroy
On my round trip 75 mile commute, at 70-75 mph...

On my round trip 75 mile commute, at 70-75 mph most of the way. GL 1500 w Frienship 1 chair.

<a href="http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/gl1500/1989/Aviatortroy/357406" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 200,255
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dude they are all a money pit. That's not what...

Dude they are all a money pit. That's not what it's about. Mid range roll on exiting a sweeper, that's what it's about. You have to have no common sense to own one of these. Mine turns 20 years old...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 70,512
Posted By AviatorTroy
My father and I bought an '89 1500 with a...

My father and I bought an '89 1500 with a California Sidecar sight unseen at a farm auction. The carbs were full of what looked like cheese, and there was no spark. A set of carbs from eBay and a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,673
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hey Blesk, I know this is an old thread but I...

Hey Blesk, I know this is an old thread but I sent you a PM about that windshield in case you happen to still have it lying around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,049
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dual sport tires are no problem on dry pavement...

Dual sport tires are no problem on dry pavement and handle surprisingly well. But for the love of God, watch your ass if it's raining..
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have the Wunderlich one on my 1200GS and I like...

I have the Wunderlich one on my 1200GS and I like it but everyone and every bike is different. I think it dos a good job of smoothing airflow off the top of the screen.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 200,255
Posted By AviatorTroy
I once read a magazine article that referred to...

I once read a magazine article that referred to the 2nd generation styling as "a plastic factory that had a fire"
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By AviatorTroy
For what you are wanting to do with the truck,...

For what you are wanting to do with the truck, wouldn't this just be way easier?

http://tire-size-conversion.com/speedometer-calibration/

Print out your calibration card and stick it in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By AviatorTroy
This helped greatly for me. Geared towards sport...

This helped greatly for me. Geared towards sport touring bikes, but still applies. Even on the GS I have to remind myself not to slouch. This article has a good explanation.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,421
Posted By AviatorTroy
Even at your asking price, that is a great deal...

Even at your asking price, that is a great deal for someone!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,389
Views: 539,252
Posted By AviatorTroy
That bike is trashed! And for gods sake, if you...

That bike is trashed! And for gods sake, if you can't keep it upright and between the lines under ANY conditions, why do you think it's time to sell your "beginner bike" and move up???
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,226
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yep, slow down and then punch it to throw your...

Yep, slow down and then punch it to throw your timing off. I killed a dog once tho, it ran out in front of me going about 50 and its head bounced off my foot peg. Felt really and about that, but not...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,185
Posted By AviatorTroy
Hi guys, does the N44 have significantly more...

Hi guys, does the N44 have significantly more chin room than the N43? I have the older style and that's the only thing I dislike about it, I actually had to stick a piece of moleskin on the inside of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,668
Posted By AviatorTroy
On the other side of the coin I have always had a...

On the other side of the coin I have always had a pickup truck and cannot tell you how many times I have walked out of grocery stores, bars, etc and found that someone had used the bed of my truck as...
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,648
Posted By AviatorTroy
That one hits home, I live in Stuart and although...

That one hits home, I live in Stuart and although I don't commute every day, I do ride the bike to work from Stuart to west palm beach airport about once a week. The riding is absolutely awful here,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By AviatorTroy
An odd request for data... 2008 1200GS

I make a choker out of the end loop of my tie downs and go right around the forks above the triple tree. That way you are compressing the suspension but nothing hard is touching anything on the bike....
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,146
Posted By AviatorTroy
I am a super newbie and have only ridden one...

I am a super newbie and have only ridden one outfit (my father's) Wing with California Sidecar Friendship but it has a brake on the chair linked to the front brake and it stops great, nice and...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,811
Posted By AviatorTroy
As has been said before, life is all about risk...

As has been said before, life is all about risk management. Some don't work in the shop without rubber gloves for fear of a stray carcinogen touching their supple skin. Some won't go outside...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,015
Views: 821,134
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is one that belongs in the "craigslist ads...

Here is one that belongs in the "craigslist ads indicating lunacy" thread...

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/mcy/4826848487.html

Let's see, BMW stickers don't add 4000 dollars to the value...
Forum: Europe 01-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By AviatorTroy
Well, you arrogant fucker, what I see in the...

Well, you arrogant fucker, what I see in the picture are some liscense plates from Eastern bloc countries, none of them being Russia.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 200,255
Posted By AviatorTroy
Jesus, those are beautiful. Like a DiVinci!

Jesus, those are beautiful. Like a DiVinci!
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,421
Posted By AviatorTroy
Would that be the Automotive Enamel line of...

Would that be the Automotive Enamel line of rattle can paints? Just trying to decide what would be the most durable for frames, trailer parts, etc. I used to use and like the Tractor Supply implement...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,888
Posted By AviatorTroy
That is almost exactly what I used to do, but I...

That is almost exactly what I used to do, but I sized the box for 5 tube sand bags which next to each other was the perfect width for the bed. I also used treated 2x4s. Worked really well, when I ran...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,377
Posted By AviatorTroy
I have the same problem, but have recently...

I have the same problem, but have recently discovered Optimum No Rinse. Seriously you can wash a car with 1 gallon of water in a bucket. Great stuff and I use it on the bikes too, except when there...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,421
Posted By AviatorTroy
Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing...

Dom, my father has that same sidecar on a Wing and I just got this owners manual for the chair. Hope it's OK to post this link....

http://floridasidecarproducts.com/california_sidecar_parts
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,489
Posted By AviatorTroy
I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I...

I get to try LOT of different ear plugs because I every where I go at work they have one of those bulk ear plug dispensers. I pretty much like any foam ones, the orange ones that look like a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,698
Posted By AviatorTroy
Yes! ;)

Yes! ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,698
Posted By AviatorTroy
Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO...

Here is a very interesting discussion on an LEO forum about those cards.

http://forums.officer.com/t164351/

It pretty much affirms the opinion I have always had of them. Pretty much could be...
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