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Forum: Equipment Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By usgser
Instead of searching for collapsable try...

Instead of searching for collapsable try searching for expandable.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By usgser
The manufactures don't look at cop bike sales...

The manufactures don't look at cop bike sales from the short term profit view but more to the long term product exposure benefits. Cheap advertising.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By usgser
Call the State Patrol they'll know. but I'd bet...

Call the State Patrol they'll know. but I'd bet 20 is still closed.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 761
Posted By usgser
Take lotsa pics of "everything. Especially...

Take lotsa pics of "everything. Especially wiring, cable, linkage routing so you'll know rod A goes to lever B but under/over part C. When you remove a component put the bolts in its own ziplock bag...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By usgser
Yeah the chair will keep you from flopping over...

Yeah the chair will keep you from flopping over but slick is slick so other than not tipping over don't expect more control. There is a learning curve driving a hack so learn well before you take...
Forum: EMEA 07-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By usgser
No idea about Italian ferries but here in the...

No idea about Italian ferries but here in the states I carry a couple straps or a couple sections of rope. Lotas times even if the ferry provides rope it's generally really old cheap dirty/oily crap...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By usgser
If you're going to treat leather it needs to be...

If you're going to treat leather it needs to be done often and lightly as regular maint. Waiting till the leather is bone dry shot then overdosing/soaking the leather with oil hoping to magically...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By usgser
Only people that will likely see your passport...

Only people that will likely see your passport are the border crossing officials and hotel people. Otherwise everyone will guess American anyway by your accent, mannerisms, clothing etc.
Be polite,...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,465
Posted By usgser
x2

x2
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By usgser
If you can deal with terminal to terminal,...

If you can deal with terminal to terminal, crating and palletising the motor Forward Air is pretty reasonable for odd heavy items. I've shipped crated V8 motors and truck transmissions with them....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By usgser
If you've got the entire harness off the bike...

If you've got the entire harness off the bike this would be a good time to build a new one. Lay it out on a board, separate the wires with brads, pins whatever you got. One wire at a time duplicate...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By usgser
Rubber gases out and degrades from day one even...

Rubber gases out and degrades from day one even stored in a dark warehouse. Granted UV light speeds the degradation but just cause they're in a garage doesn't stop the process.
I'd look at the DOT...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By usgser
x2 For a bike that size I would go with the...

x2
For a bike that size I would go with the steel Ural chair. You can find Ivan Rider on the Soviet Steeds forum. I think there is a current thread there with a pic of his chromehead with a Ural...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,769
Posted By usgser
The blue one and the white one.

The blue one and the white one.
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By usgser
Yeah if you dump the bike or stand your car on...

Yeah if you dump the bike or stand your car on it's ear anything that holds fluid can leak. A little acid can be neutralized with baking soda and water. Once it eats the paint off though the metal...
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By usgser
Unless I'm having issues I just check mine about...

Unless I'm having issues I just check mine about once a year on everything usually in the fall. Batteries shouldn't be using much or leaking fluid unless it's being overcharged (cooking it). Yeah...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,354
Posted By usgser
I use tin lids. I don't have drawer dividers so...

I use tin lids. I don't have drawer dividers so just got a few rectangular lids from tin containers that stuff like cookies come in. I just stand the sockets with the drive end up so's I can tell...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By usgser
I also vote for the sticky rope over the rubber...

I also vote for the sticky rope over the rubber plugs.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By usgser
Not familiar with those but in general, IMHO the...

Not familiar with those but in general, IMHO the Icon stuff I've seen that friends have is more fashion wear than protective gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,503
Posted By usgser
Too loose isn't ideal either but too tight is...

Too loose isn't ideal either but too tight is bad. If yours are in spec go ride.
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By usgser
Couple of thoughts: Don't fret about you idle mix...

Couple of thoughts: Don't fret about you idle mix screws whether capped or not. At about 1/2 to full throttle the idle/pilot circuit isn't even in play anymore at the upper reach of the throttle...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By usgser
A:/ no it's not normal. Hard to tell from a pic...

A:/ no it's not normal. Hard to tell from a pic but my first guess would be E10 government gas deposits. I've had untreated E10 go bad over a winter and leave a sugar/sand like deposit in...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By usgser
Don't know what bike or what speeds "hwy" means...

Don't know what bike or what speeds "hwy" means to you. On a Ural I like Duro 307's all round. It's a semi knobbie but for just the front the Duro 308 street tread has worked well. My "hwy speeds"...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By usgser
Haven't been on hwy2 since the oil boom but made...

Haven't been on hwy2 since the oil boom but made that run between the coast and the UP a few times. Nice road to travel. Good condition not too much traffic. MUCH nicer ride than any of the...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By usgser
No one bike will do everything well and no one...

No one bike will do everything well and no one bike will have equal worldwide support. Particular bike support will generally be targeted to most popular in that area. No village or small town will...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By usgser
Agreed. Flaky charging system but solid reliable...

Agreed. Flaky charging system but solid reliable motors. These will never be expensive collector bikes so I wouldn't get too concerned about cosmetics and just get it running reliably, maintain it...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By usgser
Don't know anything about your particular...

Don't know anything about your particular brand/model but unless it's an in demand collector bike don't expect much money from a worn out motorcycle. You're pretty much limited to the misguided "deal...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By usgser
Only stripper I've used was Zipstrip and that was...

Only stripper I've used was Zipstrip and that was years/decades ago. Worked good removing enamel paint from steel sheet metal.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By usgser
Rebuilding top ends isn't much to worry about...

Rebuilding top ends isn't much to worry about with modern bikes, better/modern metallurgy and better oil technology. I grew up in the 60's with old Harleys and old brits and back then doing a top...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By usgser
Depends on the rubber bits but on a lot of it I...

Depends on the rubber bits but on a lot of it I occasionally giv'em a spritz with silicone spray. Won't restore, rejuvenate old rubber but "seems" to help with UV protection and keeping it from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 845
Posted By usgser
It's "your" job to check the bike out "before"...

It's "your" job to check the bike out "before" you buy it. No body is going to take a down payment sign over the bike and let you have it for a 30 day test ride. If you like the bike buy it, if...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,969
Posted By usgser
I too don't like carrying a passenger other than...

I too don't like carrying a passenger other than if I "have to"..as in giving a lift to a broken down rider. My solution was buy my lady her own bike. Best money I ever spent on our relationship...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,049
Posted By usgser
No idea what's involved registering or selling a...

No idea what's involved registering or selling a non local BMW or any bike in SA. But IMHO a "good condition" airhead would be a great choice for the trip. Worn out, tired, abused bikes are junk...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,245
Posted By usgser
Don't know about the REI Dome 2 but it looks...

Don't know about the REI Dome 2 but it looks pretty similar to the older REI 1/2 dome I've had for years and it's been a good useable quality tent for the price. You wanna keep your gear inside?...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By usgser
Sweet bike!

Sweet bike!
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By usgser
Gotta agre. Beautiful coast but chock-a-block...

Gotta agre. Beautiful coast but chock-a-block full a tourist traffic. All the used to be little towns on hwy1 are now long bigger towns 3 blocks wide and miles long. Distance between towns is getting...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By usgser
Save your money and future grief. Just pouring it...

Save your money and future grief. Just pouring it into the fuel tank isn't going to get it mixed in the proper proportion and eventually just gums up your carbs. Most of the bikes/cars I've owned...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,197
Posted By usgser
x2 The closer to orig stock the easier it will...

x2
The closer to orig stock the easier it will be to sell. Don't know what you were asking for a price but keep in mind the entire planet isn't ga ga over airheads so not willing to pay stupid...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,424
Posted By usgser
How old of a BS motor? If it's one of the old...

How old of a BS motor? If it's one of the old flathead singles. Pull the head off. With your pocket knife scrape the crud off the valves. Once you get the valves sealing again and get your...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,903
Posted By usgser
Don't know zip about the quality of coils BMW...

Don't know zip about the quality of coils BMW used in 73 but quality oil school coils last a long long time. What kills oils is heat usually caused by corrosion/resistance...aka neglect. BUT with 40...
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