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Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Mr. B
I think that is cool! Personally, I would make...

I think that is cool! Personally, I would make it no bigger than the current decal, and even 2/3 to 3/4 that size.

BTW, will your badge be perfectly flat? I think the quarter panel is fairly...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Mr. B
Looks sharp! BTW, I've been told that all...

Looks sharp!

BTW, I've been told that all the cool Helix owners remove that "Helix" decal on the rear quarter...just sayin'.

(Mine is still on, too).
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
As others have said, people are shocked when I...

As others have said, people are shocked when I tell them the tank holds 8.5 gals. Their mouths quite literally drop open.

I have friends with GSAs, and I was always the one who needed a gas stop....
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,202
Posted By Mr. B
You're not married, are you?

You're not married, are you?
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,807
Posted By Mr. B
I will be the dissenting opinion. I had a two...

I will be the dissenting opinion. I had a two piece RC and it was a PITA when I zipped it together, so I stopped doing it. I know there are benefits to the one piece RC, but it's not for me. Now I...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Blah, blah, blah... The only reason to pick...

Blah, blah, blah...

The only reason to pick orange is if black isn't available:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mr. B
I'll add something else. YMMV, as they say and...

I'll add something else. YMMV, as they say and this is coming from a fairly active 62 year old who exercises daily. Anyway, you need to be relatively fit to teach a BRC. Don't underestimate the...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Mr. B
I had the same problem

The first time it happened a couple years ago I sent it to Gerbings and they said it was something internal in the jacket, not the glove, and fixed it free. It worked for a year until it happened...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mr. B
I have done it for seven years and I'm burning...

I have done it for seven years and I'm burning out; I'm probably going to quit this year. The RiderCoach Prep training was very hard; something like 70 hours, with lots of reading, studying and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,294
Posted By Mr. B
We sometimes see those temps in April when we...

We sometimes see those temps in April when we start. In MN a lot of classes get cancelled in April, but again, that's because there's still some snow or ice on the range. Even if it's actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,294
Posted By Mr. B
Your location says "lets ride some red...

Your location says "lets ride some red dirt"--where is that?

We don't teach past mid-October in most of Minnesota.

(edit) I guess that regardless of location, if the range is safe, meaning no...
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 57,767
Posted By Mr. B
OK, late reporting back, but it's like everyone...

OK, late reporting back, but it's like everyone has said here. Nicely made, and works well. I filled a couple bike tires and topped up my truck tires with it. Nice piece of equipment.

I...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Likewise here. I only attach the TRAX boxes when...

Likewise here. I only attach the TRAX boxes when I'm taking a trip or I need to get carry something big with the bike. I really don't like the "Hippo" look and I tend to bang my knee on them when...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Somehow I missed it.

Somehow I missed it.
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Leaking air from spoked wheels?

I know a lot of us are concerned about the design of the Alpina spoked tubeless wheels with the rubber seals at the spokes.

A friend of mine has a 2012 NTX and had a problem with a slow leak. Has...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mr. B
I saw the other responses, but let me put you at...

I saw the other responses, but let me put you at ease. That's a common complaint, but it usually there's nothing wrong--it's the nature of the beast. Mine feels kinda snakey in grooves too, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35,541
Views: 8,980,816
Posted By Mr. B
Aerostich no longer gives 10% for purchases at...

Aerostich no longer gives 10% for purchases at the store. They do have various sales/discounts at times, but the flat 10% reduction is a thing of the past.

I lucked out when I showed up in Feb...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By Mr. B
Looking good SC. I have the small "Biker's...

Looking good SC. I have the small "Biker's Friend" on mine.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mr. B
That price doesn't sound bad for a dealer. I...

That price doesn't sound bad for a dealer. I paid a little less for one in similar condition from a private owner here in MN. BTW, I guess in some parts of the country, e.g. the northeast, they go...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mr. B
Love the yellow! It was my first choice, but they...

Love the yellow! It was my first choice, but they aren't as common and harder to find. I see you've added a few things to your dash.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mr. B
There is a Honda Helix forum (of course), but...

There is a Honda Helix forum (of course), but it's not very active.
http://www.slonaker.net/helixforum/viewforum.php?f=4

There's also a yahoo group email list for it, too.

I've learned quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mr. B
It's the "Biker's Friend"and it was designed for...

It's the "Biker's Friend"and it was designed for cruisers. It comes in several sizes with a couple different attachments to suit the rider.
http://www.bikersfriend.com/pages/hondagallery.htm
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,168
Posted By Mr. B
I just got one, too.

2006 with 4,900 miles. I agree that the Helix is retro/geeky cool, and it looks like something George Jetson would ride.

BTW, there aren't many scooters that get 70 MPG and do 70 MPH! The long...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
I find the "velcro mystery" a pleasant diversion...

I find the "velcro mystery" a pleasant diversion in this thread. Now I'll go check under my seat and return with a full report.:D
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,123
Posted By Mr. B
I have 8 years and many thousands of miles on my...

I have 8 years and many thousands of miles on my Steves. I cleaned them the way Held recommends above, but I've only done it about three times. Mine are in good shape.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Uh, what?:huh

Uh, what?:huh
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 57,767
Posted By Mr. B
Cautious late adopter. Ordering mine now.

Cautious late adopter. Ordering mine now.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Are you still stranded in Montana? Did you find...

Are you still stranded in Montana? Did you find the problem?
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Two things: Guys are really helpful here, but you...

Two things: Guys are really helpful here, but you may have better luck with Wild Goose Chase http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=80a944993c808241a645eaadf8626464&board=1.0 or...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Light mounts--Cheap fix?

One of my driving light mounts cracked early on and I had it replaced under warranty. I put some rubber washers under the mounts and they haven't cracked again at 11,000 miles. Last year I bought...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your...

Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your Stelvio(!)...or is that kilometers?

I saw the triangle 3 or 4 times in the first couple thousand miles, but I haven't seen it since. I'm coming up on 11,000...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Mr. B
So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks....

So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks. it actually took more torque than recommended to get the water pump gasket to stop leaking.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Mr. B
I already had that manual downloaded. I do not...

I already had that manual downloaded. I do not see the torque for the water pump cover listed in your links. The torque for every other bolt is listed but not that one.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Mr. B
Honda Helix Owners, I Need Help

I'm a new Helix owner. I had to replace the water pump gasket but I can't find the torque specs for the three bolts holding the water pump cover. I can't find it in the online shop manual. Does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,416
Posted By Mr. B
Moto Guzzi Norge: "Moto Goot-zee...

Moto Guzzi Norge:


"Moto Goot-zee Nor-gay"
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
I wouldn't say a Stelvio is "simple," but it...

I wouldn't say a Stelvio is "simple," but it certainly lacks the whiz-bang electrogimmickry that you'll find on a newer BMW. Even their scooters suffer from this. I guess that's what most BMW buyers...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Thanks! That looks easy enough.

Thanks! That looks easy enough.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
I cleaned the battery terminals and the cables at...

I cleaned the battery terminals and the cables at both ends, but still have the problem.



Yes, please; I'd like to see the TSB. Is the starter easy enough to remove and re-install?
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
Yes. I did a load test while starting and...

Yes.


I did a load test while starting and the voltage only dropped to 10.8.

I did not clean the connections, but I can do that. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11,846
Views: 1,603,349
Posted By Mr. B
"Flaky": the very technical term describing how...

"Flaky": the very technical term describing how my bike responded when I pushed the starter button.

When I push the button I hear the starter begin to turn, but stop. Push the button again and...
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