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Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,484
Posted By ldsgeek
The Interstate and the Aspencade had the same...

The Interstate and the Aspencade had the same luggage, top-loading bolt on bags, and that fairing. This bike looks like a naked that someone (maybe the original owner) upgraded from the Hondaline...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,500
Posted By ldsgeek
Young drivers will improve...

if they survive, while elderly are losing the skills needed to be safe every day. Also, while younger drivers may speed, drive recklessly, whatever this usually means that they also get seriously...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,040
Posted By ldsgeek
Torque at 0 rpm

Simply attach a scale/spring/other to the end of a lever attached to the shaft and make sure the scale/spring/other will read up to the max you expect. The motor won't be able to complete a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By ldsgeek
I smell...

Male bovine fecal matter, in large quantities. Scalloped tires can be caused by low pressure and/or front suspension problems, perhaps extremely bad roads. I have never heard of a tire brand/model...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,913
Posted By ldsgeek
Goldwing

Any well maintained Goldwing will do everything you want. They were available as a naked up to 1984. 250,000 miles with only basic maintenance is common with these. Just have someone you trust (who...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,724
Posted By ldsgeek
Carbs work for me

As I don't have any experience with FI on bikes I can only mention that my 1982 GL1100 Interstate typically starts faster than the 2 DL650's an the Triumph 675 Daytona that my coworkers ride. Dump...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,926
Posted By ldsgeek
A little shorter

I ride 35 miles each way, almost all back roads. The ride is about an hour and I suggested to my wife that I get a bluetooth for the helmet, she said "no, that time is for you to unwind". God how I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,722,011
Posted By ldsgeek
Amen to that. Whatever Mother Nature doesn't wash...

Amen to that. Whatever Mother Nature doesn't wash off belongs there (and why bother washing when you can be riding).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,014
Posted By ldsgeek
Also try this one...

Coopers Motorcycle Salvage http://mcsalvage.com/coopers.htm in Franklin, NH. Mostly vintage Japanese parts. It's a nice ride from Concord, NH, just take Route 3 north and drive til you see the red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,756
Posted By ldsgeek
I don't think that everybody else wants to kill...

I don't think that everybody else wants to kill me, that would be paranoid:lol3. I do, however, ride like they don't/won't/can't see me, which is effectively riding like they want to kill me. Even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 98,956
Posted By ldsgeek
1982 Cm250c

I bought the bike for $250, repainted it and put about 10K miles on it. In Connecticut you got a learners permit good for 30 or 60 days (i forget which) which limited you to daylight, no passenger...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By ldsgeek
Another "Green" option

A company called HDT in California is making diesel/JP8 powered KLR650 conversions for the Marines. Run the thing on biodiesel and that's green enough for me. The disadvantages are 1)Acceleration is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,327
Posted By ldsgeek
1982 Goldwing

It's Honda reliable, gets 45+ MPG and allows me to strap my tool box on the back to do service calls for work. Doing that gets me .40 per mile so I actually MAKE money by riding a motorcycle, now...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 781,615
Posted By ldsgeek
The Goldwings are super comfortable and handle...

The Goldwings are super comfortable and handle better than anything that heavy has a right to. You can get decent early ones (GL1000 and GL1100) for $2K and nice ones for under $4k if you look. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,520
Posted By ldsgeek
Not afirearm but...

I have a hard case for my bow which I just strap to the back of my Goldwing, where the trunk would mount.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By ldsgeek
Until you said single I was thinking one of the...

Until you said single I was thinking one of the RD series. As far as I know they were all twins down to the 125. Some of them were labeled Daytona Special, 350s and 400s I think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,362
Posted By ldsgeek
Depends on how it was pinched/where

If the lower leg was crushed off it is entirely possible for many of the blood vessels to be crushed closed. If it was involving the femoral artery that can drain the body in less than a couple of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By ldsgeek
Fake deer

I have a couple of places that have fake deer that I always slow down for on my daily ride. I know they are there and at one place the deer (archery targets) are sometimes falling apart but still I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,488
Posted By ldsgeek
Junebugs and mosquitoes

When I was a bit younger (like 25 years ago) riding a moped (don't laugh, it worked) I took a junebug right in the forehead at about 30mph. I don't know how big the bug was but I was bruised when I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 43,711
Posted By ldsgeek
Cool2 Still working on it

This is my 1982 Goldwing Interstate. It was given to me :clap in November of 07. I currently have about $1000 and still need to finish the cosmetics and replace the forks. It had about 72000 mile...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,533
Posted By ldsgeek
Question short adventure rides

Does riding a 1982 Goldwing through Boston, including the tunnels, during rush hour? That can get exciting real fast sometimes.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 69,453
Posted By ldsgeek
Do old tourers count?

1982 GL1100i
45 around town/back roads
50+ highway:clap
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By ldsgeek
Thumb 3D printers

Yeah, I work on those for a living. They are neat machines and you can build working mechanisms if you get the clearances right, the support material dissolves in a sodium hydroxide bath. The only...
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,723
Posted By ldsgeek
It happens to the best

Years ago (70s or early 80s) an entire Thunderbirds Aerobatic flight team was lost because they were trained to follow Number 1. Unfortunately, Number 1 had a mechanical problem which prevented him...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 781,615
Posted By ldsgeek
Free bike are good

I have a 1982 GL1100 Interstate that I got for free. A friend had this in a shed (roof but no door or window in the openings) for 6.5 years. He had a running issue which turned out to be an o-ring...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 208,443
Posted By ldsgeek
I had a squirrel try to run between the tires of...

I had a squirrel try to run between the tires of a CM250C I was riding. Notice I said try, that was the first time I remember hitting a bump with the rear tire that I didn't hit with the front.
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