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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By usgser
Never owned or worked one of those but a couple...

Never owned or worked one of those but a couple thoughts come to mind. 1st being the old adage" most carb problems are electrical" As in ignition either timing or limp parts. 2nd thought, if your...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By usgser
Why not call the company/brand she likes. I would...

Why not call the company/brand she likes. I would think any reputable boot company has a mens/women's size conversion table.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By usgser
Buy the factory shop manual. Do a full tune up...

Buy the factory shop manual. Do a full tune up and scheduled maint and see where you're at. Fix only what needs fixing. Ride it. "maintain it".
Don't get hung up on modifications, improvements just...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By usgser
Not really a trick just SOP, but as you put it...

Not really a trick just SOP, but as you put it together leave all the bolts loose till it's all assembled and hung and adjusted, then go back and tighten everything down. During the disassembly a...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By usgser
August? It's a hot humid MoFu.

August? It's a hot humid MoFu.
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By usgser
I would think a 650 DL would make a good tug. I...

I would think a 650 DL would make a good tug. I would suggest having it pro mounted though. Driving a properly set up hack is pretty weird for new guy to hacks. There is a learning curve to driving...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By usgser
If'n were me I wouldn't bend it. I'd cut it and...

If'n were me I wouldn't bend it. I'd cut it and weld a foot plate on to it.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By usgser
I don't think of the R100RT as an 'upgrade' over...

I don't think of the R100RT as an 'upgrade' over the R750 motor. Yeah sure bigger numbers if you're into barstool racing. Nothing wrong with the 100 but the 75 is a true sweetheart. I had an 81(?)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By usgser
Some good alternates given previously. I love the...

Some good alternates given previously. I love the OR coast cause it is beautiful but I prefer it in winter. Yeah good rain gear is a must but much less traffic and road repairs at least north of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By usgser
I guess he realizes JBLM and Seatlle are 60 miles...

I guess he realizes JBLM and Seatlle are 60 miles apart via I-5. So he'll want something big enough to be comfortable on the freeway 120 miles a day yet nimble enough to deal with insane Seattle...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,305
Posted By usgser
It'a an 800cc/R80 BMW sheesh. It's a reliable...

It'a an 800cc/R80 BMW sheesh. It's a reliable long running adequate performing standard motorcycle. It's NOT a rocket sport/drag bike. Tune it to the nth degree and enjoy it for what it is.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By usgser
Dirty/over oiled air filter. Not tuned correctly.

Dirty/over oiled air filter. Not tuned correctly.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By usgser
Forget conditioning it while it wet. Leather once...

Forget conditioning it while it wet. Leather once soaking wet takes a long time to dry. Hanging it up in the bathroom overnight etc won't remotely come close to drying it out. Gonna need time and air...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By usgser
My Chev C10 is a 1970 and the newest one I've...

My Chev C10 is a 1970 and the newest one I've owned was an 83 C20 so no idea what newer Chevs have but it's common on a lot of later era axles there is no drain plug, just the fill plug.

If...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By usgser
If your state requires ins on mc's you'll need at...

If your state requires ins on mc's you'll need at least the minimum PL and PD. Public Liability and Property Damage(the other guys) to be street legal. You should have that anyway. Bang up scratch a...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-16-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,726
Posted By usgser
I'm not a picky eater so it don't get real...

I'm not a picky eater so it don't get real involved for me. Only thing I "carry" is stuff that keeps like spices, hot sauce, dried fruit, nuts, rice, oatmeal, jerky and a couple dried backpacking...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,517
Posted By usgser
Kinda with your dad on finding a used motor. You...

Kinda with your dad on finding a used motor. You might be able to tow it in gear behind a running truck and free up the motor but even if you do, you or someone is still going to have to go inside...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By usgser
Whats your priority nylon or dry? Nylon unless...

Whats your priority nylon or dry? Nylon unless it's coated is not water proof and barley water repellent. If you need waterproof yeah you'll spend more money for designated dry sacks. I get the...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By usgser
Belray is nothing special. It just a brand name....

Belray is nothing special. It just a brand name. It's a quality brand but again nothing special. Stick with the viscosity recommended by the eng manufacturer and pick a quality brand name flavor of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,955
Posted By usgser
Can't help with the food thing but given your...

Can't help with the food thing but given your Academy background and assuming some maritime/history interest I would suggest making a run to Luddington, MI or Manitiwoc, WI and book a ride on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,793
Posted By usgser
Buy a surplus US mil poncho and use it when/what...

Buy a surplus US mil poncho and use it when/what you need it for.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,386
Posted By usgser
Screw techno or cell apps as an easy by-pass for...

Screw techno or cell apps as an easy by-pass for experience short cut. Study up on sidecar handling characteristics, then spend the seat time practicing learning. Unless you're a total idiot, you'll...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,893
Posted By usgser
Nah, new bikes are thought up by the...

Nah, new bikes are thought up by the marketing/bean counter people. Seems Batman lights are what the suits think sells. The Corp bean counters apparently back them up as a marketing strategy. I'm...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,532
Posted By usgser
No advice here, but best of luck finding your...

No advice here, but best of luck finding your friend.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-04-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By usgser
Ever think of calling/asking the...

Ever think of calling/asking the registration/licensing folks IN NEW ZEALAND???
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By usgser
Define "rust"? if it's the normal light fuzzy...

Define "rust"? if it's the normal light fuzzy surface rust I wouldn't get to exited about just run a good inline filter. If it's nasty metal degrading flakey, scaly rust I'd get it out. I'm known...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By usgser
Not up on Ford codes(18?) but the rest of the...

Not up on Ford codes(18?) but the rest of the numbers you posted mean It's a standard non limited slip differential(aka 'open' differential) with 3.08 gearing. IMHO ok gearing for freeway flying....
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By usgser
Not up on Ford codes(18?) but the rest of the...

Not up on Ford codes(18?) but the rest of the numbers you posted mean It's a standard non limited slip differential(aka 'open' differential) with 3.08 gearing. IMHO ok gearing for freeway fliying if...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By usgser
Haven't done it on a bike but back in the day...

Haven't done it on a bike but back in the day before cars/trucks came out with the goofy in-cab hood release nonsense I used to keep a spare key in the air filter housing.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By usgser
Put up properly is good but regardless if ridden...

Put up properly is good but regardless if ridden or stored for years brake fluid sucks up water and goes bad. For safety sake(and preventing internal rusting of expensive brake parts) I strongly...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By usgser
Figure out how many aux circuits you need to run...

Figure out how many aux circuits you need to run and then decide what aux fuse box to use.
I'm a believer of running aux equip regardless if lighting, heated gear, GPS whatever on stand alone...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,556
Posted By usgser
I think what you're looking for is a 'modular'...

I think what you're looking for is a 'modular' helmet? It's a full face but the entire chin bar and shield flips up. I had a cheaper HJC modular that worked pretty good. Now have a a Shoei Multitech...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-27-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By usgser
Break even is a noble goal but don't count on it...

Break even is a noble goal but don't count on it especially with a salvage title.
Sportsters are great bikes but not as an investment. Any money you put into it plan on riding it out in enjoyment...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By usgser
I've used Liquid Electric Tape brand I think?...

I've used Liquid Electric Tape brand I think? Used it on my boat to cover seal the connections between the float switch and bilge pump wires. Wires lay in the salt water bilge. Worked good. Don't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,082
Posted By usgser
How expensive, hard to find are those heads?...

How expensive, hard to find are those heads? Personally if you don't know what you're doing I'd leave it alone or have a pro do it. It's not going to make a noticeable seat of the pants difference....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By usgser
Since we're not all built to the same dimensions...

Since we're not all built to the same dimensions I'd guess it's trial-n-error. On an 05 GS I added Rox risers that were about a inch, inch and half(?) higher with about 1 to 2" pullback. Worked good...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By usgser
Not sure of your intentions so sorry if this...

Not sure of your intentions so sorry if this reply comes off negative to you or others. Riders worldwide are pretty friendly and helpful to other riders in time of need. Key words are "in time of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By usgser
Beautiful soft soothing spring fresh green area...

Beautiful soft soothing spring fresh green area ya got there. :thumb
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,269
Posted By usgser
Sorry to hear that but used vehicles are always a...

Sorry to hear that but used vehicles are always a crap shoot period. Pre purchase inspection/judgement call is on the buyer. Pretty sure in all 50 states when buying any used vehicle "as is" is...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By usgser
Crab/shrimp pot weight.

Crab/shrimp pot weight.
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