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Forum: Vendors 01-28-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 65,044
Posted By bwringer
I don't have a dog in this hunt (I just enjoy...

I don't have a dog in this hunt (I just enjoy seeing a good dogpile/train wreck), but I noticed this in the FAQs:

http://www.rickmayercycle.com/faqs.html#204
"Do you accept credit cards?"
Due to...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By bwringer
I use one a' dese: "RAM Universal Rugged PDA...

I use one a' dese:

"RAM Universal Rugged PDA Adjustable Holder Cradle"
RAM-HOL-PD3U

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/product/11759/Ram_Phone_MP3_Holders...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,739
Posted By bwringer
AKA "Safe Driver Deferral" in many places. There...

AKA "Safe Driver Deferral" in many places. There are several names for these programs.

As noted above, many times the locality gets to keep more or all of the money if they don't report it to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,712
Posted By bwringer
I understand your dilemma -- with no aspersions...

I understand your dilemma -- with no aspersions cast to the Hogly Fartleson crowd, some of those folks seem to strongly prefer rather sedate open roads with no surprises and plenty of taverns.

As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,128
Posted By bwringer
Same guy, both stories: He's riding his...

Same guy, both stories:

He's riding his immaculate '83 Suzuki GS1100E. Stator craps out about an hour into an all-day ride. He gets a ride on my V-Strom back home. Out of kindness, the other guy...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,452
Posted By bwringer
How they work is not very well, plus they gouge...

How they work is not very well, plus they gouge the shit out of your fasteners. Skip the gimmicks.



And skip the pawn shops, yard sales, CrackList, and other wastes of time -- all you'll find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,586
Posted By bwringer
I've found that if you show up on a similar size...

I've found that if you show up on a similar size bike fully geared up (in other words, if you look like an adult with some idea what you're doing), the "absolutely no test rides" policies suddenly...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By bwringer
"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily...

"Black oxide" with an oil finish is easily available but will rust and look like ass almost instantly.

You could try this kit from Caswell's, coupled with their Caswell Sealer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18,253
Views: 1,222,330
Posted By bwringer
Another good one to try is Dairyland. ...

Another good one to try is Dairyland.
https://www.dairylandinsurance.com/motorcycle

There's absolutely no rhyme or reason to motorcycle insurance pricing -- just call around or visit web sites of...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By bwringer
Here ya go. However, these are ungraded as are...

Here ya go. However, these are ungraded as are all stainless bolts. They should not be used in load-bearing applications.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,739
Posted By bwringer
I don't know if this has been mentioned in the...

I don't know if this has been mentioned in the thick walls of text here, but consider for a moment how many riders are un-geared, unhelmeted, unlicensed, uninsured, un-sober, and un-nice.

Here in...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,439
Posted By bwringer
You'll be fine. I've towed much heavier with a...

You'll be fine. I've towed much heavier with a Corolla many times.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By bwringer
I have one of the new style ADVmonster H4 LEDs,...

I have one of the new style ADVmonster H4 LEDs, and this is my experience as well.

Same lighting pattern (which in my case was sort of crappy; OK low beam, high lights the tree tops), but holy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,036
Posted By bwringer
In Indiana, these stupid signs are placed on each...

In Indiana, these stupid signs are placed on each side of every metal grate bridge. We have a handful of antique longer metal grate bridges, but almost every one of these bridges crosses a tiny creek...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By bwringer
Inkjets SUCK. All of them. If you don't print...

Inkjets SUCK. All of them. If you don't print daily (or even if you do) they inevitably clog and print like shit (or stop printing and pout until you feed them $100 in ink again) and if you do print...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By bwringer
What sort of conveyance are we discussing here? ...

What sort of conveyance are we discussing here?

I can't find any mention of throttle bodies in my Tohatsu Runpet literature.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By bwringer
Not all bikes require the bearings to be seated...

Not all bikes require the bearings to be seated all the way. Check the shop manual.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,729
Posted By bwringer
I suspect at least part of the truth of the...

I suspect at least part of the truth of the matter is somewhere around here as well. When you can't figure out why something happened, follow the money...


The "we can make you change anything we...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By bwringer
Goddammit, posted to wrong thread. Working on...

Goddammit, posted to wrong thread. Working on nuking...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By bwringer
Wicked BackOff Brake Light Flasher Thingy

Mods, please nuke this thread. My mistake.
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 213,135
Posted By bwringer
Not sure exactly what you mean by "gradual...

Not sure exactly what you mean by "gradual press".

Yes, I have one of these 20 ton presses and it works quite well. I use mine a surprising amount, and not just for wheel bearings. If you're doing...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By bwringer
I have one of those, too -- outstanding stapler....

I have one of those, too -- outstanding stapler. For some reason (probably don't want to pay a ransom to Arrow), the HF stapler can't mention T50 on the package or instructions.

I couldn't find...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,638
Posted By bwringer
Better not ride on them, then.

Better not ride on them, then.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By bwringer
Yep, most locksmiths won't do the work to make or...

Yep, most locksmiths won't do the work to make or adapt a key for an oddball lock. They're keycutters, not locksmiths.

I finally found one -- haven't stumped her yet! (Broad Ripple Lock...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By bwringer
Yep -- the chains all get them rebuilt by the...

Yep -- the chains all get them rebuilt by the same batch of low-rent bozos.

I would have mentioned getting it rebuilt locally, but these companies are getting a little rare and hard to find. That...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,595
Posted By bwringer
Nice! Didn't know there were any three-bangers in...

Nice! Didn't know there were any three-bangers in the US. What will you do with that raging herd of 74 horses?

Yes, I still have a soft spot for the mighty Geo Metro. I had a '91 XFi...

This...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By bwringer
Pretty standard with the cheap Autozone rebuilds....

Pretty standard with the cheap Autozone rebuilds.

I honestly don't know why they even bother selling these shittily rebuilt starters, or how they make any money repeatedly pissing off customers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 229,512
Posted By bwringer
Black stealth deer? :eek1 OMFG, that is the...

Black stealth deer? :eek1

OMFG, that is the LAST goddamn thing the world needs. Please tell me this was nowhere near Indiana... :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,882
Posted By bwringer
I do this all the time as well. If you're...

I do this all the time as well.

If you're not aware enough or can't see enough of your surroundings to know for sure whether there's a cop watching, you really, really shouldn't be doing this. If...
Forum: Vendors 11-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 84,358
Posted By bwringer
Took the long way home through the least-lit...

Took the long way home through the least-lit areas of Indy last night.

In a nutshell, I'm very, very impressed.

The lighting pattern was the same as with the H4 Silverstar I had installed....
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 84,358
Posted By bwringer
Just got mine! I got the new and improved design....

Just got mine! I got the new and improved design. I do not find this as upsetting and downright panic-inducing as some of you... :lol3

It should fit even more bikes now -- I just installed in my...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By bwringer
This jack came with my motorcycle lift, but it's...

This jack came with my motorcycle lift, but it's also available separately:

http://proseriesequipment.com/products/auto-lifts/motorcycle-lifts/acc-pse-tcml-sj.php
...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,595
Posted By bwringer
Mind you, I haven't driven one myself -- this is...

Mind you, I haven't driven one myself -- this is just what I've heard and read -- the Honda Fit is one of the better teensy car driving experiences. And I believe its engine uses a timing chain, so...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,595
Posted By bwringer
Since you stipulate "new", then I'd have to say: ...

Since you stipulate "new", then I'd have to say:

Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla (The 'rolla is just big enough to tow a small trailer easily. Very handy.)

Honda Fit

Mazda 2

Nissan...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By bwringer
When you contacted Forcefield, what did they say?...

When you contacted Forcefield, what did they say?

Er, you have contacted them, haven't you? The manufacturer is the only reliable source for an answer to your question.

I really, honestly,...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By bwringer
Blasphemer!

Blasphemer!
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By bwringer
Since we, The Large, have gathered here anyway......

Since we, The Large, have gathered here anyway...


By the way, does anyone make suspenders worth a shit?

I've tried the Aerostich suspenders. Crap that lasted only a few months. The spike in...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By bwringer
Yes, Aerostich stuff is waterproof. That sort of...

Yes, Aerostich stuff is waterproof. That sort of goes without saying, I thought...

My custom Darien pants with suspenders were fan-freaking-tastic. As they should have been for a titch over $400....
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By bwringer
Fellow FF here. You skinny bastards can...

Fellow FF here.

You skinny bastards can scram. Go on, git!



I agree wholeheartedly there is a pants problem for the FF market. Jackets we can find (although they're few and far between),...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bwringer
It would be mighty stretched out... 130 is...

It would be mighty stretched out...

130 is about the same as 5.10 in inch sizes, so you'd want a somewhat bigger tube.
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