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Forum: Beasts 08-15-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,703
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I believe that's the most realistic comment in...

I believe that's the most realistic comment in this thread.

I'd be perfectly happy with my 2007 DL650, if only I had the time and money to take the ride.

Sure, if I had a spare pile of...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,602
Posted By Hamilton Felix
If you can't ride all day on your stock seat,...

If you can't ride all day on your stock seat, then I'd say get one you like.

I seem to have adapted well to my stock seat, but then I only commute about 96 miles a day, round trip. A 300-400...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,616
Posted By Hamilton Felix
LOL! :rofl Well, maybe a few of 'em. :D ...

LOL! :rofl Well, maybe a few of 'em. :D

Personally, I find loud noise annoying when I'm in a car with family. Jerks with subwoofers that rattle MY windows, straight pipes on big V-twins,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,616
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Frankly, I have my doubts about the noise saving...

Frankly, I have my doubts about the noise saving lives. I spent too many years using sirens, mergency lights and other warning devices. At freeway speeds, even a siren is good for only a car length...
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,927
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Talking I'm BAAAACK!!!

Finally got back on the bike July 9th. Just so damned HAPPY to be riding again. I think one's perception level goes up when on two wheels. Suddenly I'm NOTICING all the new "blacksnake" the DOT...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 541
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Blacksnake warning, SR20, 530

Well, I got back on the bike July 9th, after breaking the bones in my lower left leg March 11th (cold rain became snow on the way to work, and I'm too stubborn/stupid to quit). I see a lot more...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,927
Posted By Hamilton Felix
This time the Snow Won

This is my first internet access since Wed. the 10<SUP>th</SUP>. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Thursday morning, March 11<SUP>th</SUP>, it...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,399
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I've had good luck with the gummy rope/gooey...

I've had good luck with the gummy rope/gooey string repairs. And yes, when I ran the prep tool into some of my punctures, the steel belt cords were very obvious.
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By Hamilton Felix
OK, so there's a real heat pump in there, and it...

OK, so there's a real heat pump in there, and it really can heat or cool. But why is it shown on a DL650? That thing will take POWER to run. Maybe a Goldwing...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Hamilton Felix
PeterW said what caught my attention recently....

PeterW said what caught my attention recently. I've only been riding since 1999, and most of my experience has been working on cars and trucks. It was a shock to learn that most bikes don't have a...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,024
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Try the Ozium. I has a good rep. I think a...

Try the Ozium. I has a good rep.

I think a good sized Jacob's Ladder in operation inside the car should definitely scare off car prowlers.
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,963
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Avoid direct drive "oilless." Had one blow...

Avoid direct drive "oilless." Had one blow itself across the shop. Get a "real" compressor in which you can change the oil now and then.

For home use, which is not constant "production"...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,282
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I live where there are lots of trees and brush. ...

I live where there are lots of trees and brush. I've carried surplus OD parachute material -- just look for deals at Sportsman's Guide -- and found that a piece big enough to cover a vehicle will...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,528
Posted By Hamilton Felix
The Tourance I just mounted on the rear, had two...

The Tourance I just mounted on the rear, had two red spots AND a yellow spot a little distance away and more on the inside of the bead. ???

Oh hell, let the Dyna Beads worry about it...:1drink
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I appreciate the cautionary note. At home, I use...

I appreciate the cautionary note. At home, I use the low budget lube: I have a spray bottle of soap suds, the same one I use to check for air leaks or propane leaks. I have tried to minimize the...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 332
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Strom Lightbar Dimensions???

Likes like I'll be making my own lightbar for my '07 Wee (divorce didn't leave me enough to buy farkles). Does anyone have the dimensions for the SW Motech, Motostuff or other lightbar that works...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I have to admit it was mostly the "chicken...

I have to admit it was mostly the "chicken stripe" in the middle that wore out. I commute nearly 50 miles each way, all on rural two lane blacktop, about 4/5 straights and easy curves, about 1/5 fun...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Replaced Rear Tourance & Dyna Beads

I replaced the rear Tourance on my Wee last night. It was down to the wear bars in one place. Unless I've miscounted miles (had it mounted up two different times), I only had a bit over 6,900 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Nice job, but those are fog lights. Why are they...

Nice job, but those are fog lights. Why are they above the driving lights? Fogs should ideally be within a foot of the road surface.
Maybe you're just using them for conspicuity, not really...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Might have been good advice in the past, my...

Might have been good advice in the past, my friend, but most states to day have no fault divorce laws. Court is not supposed to take notice of who did what, only that the marriage is "irretrievably...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,308
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I had to stop before the video was over.:huh If...

I had to stop before the video was over.:huh If space was really such an issue I couldn't carry a roll of duct tape (I do, with black tape or smaller items inside it), I'd just buy that flat...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,283
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I might add, to my cargo pants recommendation,...

I might add, to my cargo pants recommendation, the 5.11 tactical shirts. they have "document pockets," large hidden areas under their regular pockets. That all-et would slip into a document pocket...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,875
Posted By Hamilton Felix
You might try the Stebel Nautilus Compact. It's...

You might try the Stebel Nautilus Compact. It's a bit larger than most stock horns, but still feasible for motorcycle mounting. I bought one for my bike, but let Kathleen hear it first -- now it's...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,283
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Cargo Pants I never thinned down my junk. I...

Cargo Pants

I never thinned down my junk. I actually carry two wallets. But I do NOT carry anything in back pockets any more.

I finally got it through my head that, whether riding or...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 414,667
Posted By Hamilton Felix
You guys are just FILLING me with confidence!...

You guys are just FILLING me with confidence! :rofl My 705's still sit in the garage. I thought I'd wear out my rear Tourance by now, and swap to the 705's for winter. The Tourance has a little...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Uh, is this like a... Beemer envy thing??? ...

Uh, is this like a... Beemer envy thing??? :rofl

Sorry, but I only see the Fenda Extenda as making sense (having looked at bikes with and without side by side after a dirty ride). I don't see...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Uh huh, sure. And I have a bridge to sell you,...

Uh huh, sure. And I have a bridge to sell you, cash and small bills...

"Dynolicious uses the hardware built-in to your iPhone..."

Not having one, I can't SWEAR there's no G-meter or...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Good luck, Chad. I discovered, after 28+ years...

Good luck, Chad. I discovered, after 28+ years of marriage, and completely by accident, that there was a woman in the world who was Made For Me. I could not have sat down with a sheet of paper and...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,259
Posted By Hamilton Felix
RoachFan stated one side. The other side is: if...

RoachFan stated one side. The other side is: if she's that ticked about something YOU wanted, you can see the shape of your future life with her.

I'm probably the wrong one to ask, as I approach...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Oh, I'm definitely thinking about HID conversion,...

Oh, I'm definitely thinking about HID conversion, after talking to Stever Loser at Wingman Ent. and looking into the small excess capacity of my bike's charging system.

...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Question Wee Headlights Died shortly after Service

I took my 2007 DL650 in for my 30K prepaid service. I'm working no days off right now, so had Kathleen pick it up and trailer it home. That evening, I took it off the trailer and put it on...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,239
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Well, I've long held that I was very concerned...

Well, I've long held that I was very concerned about changes to the beam pattern, particularly on low beam. I ride a lot of rural two lane, in all sorts of weather, including fog at night.

...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,992
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I have Suzuki heated grips on my '07 Wee. I had...

I have Suzuki heated grips on my '07 Wee.
I had the bike at the dealership one time, and said go ahead and install factory heated grips. Later, I learned I could have gotten more heat for a lot...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Well, the 'strom is no beauty, though I've gotten...

Well, the 'strom is no beauty, though I've gotten used to the look of my Wee (I'm a function over form sort of guy).

I don't see any way you'll gain in the gravel and offroad department, without...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By Hamilton Felix
I am very happy with my DL650 (I'm 5'10" 220). ...

I am very happy with my DL650 (I'm 5'10" 220). But for a lot of two up on highway, I'd go with the DL1000. My Machinist buddy, who is just over 6 feet, also rides a DL650. He made a nice set of...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Hamilton Felix
ROTFLMAO! That is SO right on! :lol3

ROTFLMAO! That is SO right on! :lol3
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,026
Posted By Hamilton Felix
OK, you guys have convinced me: No more carrying...

OK, you guys have convinced me: No more carrying my .45 in deep concealement; I need to have it where I can reach it right away while on the bike. Accidents are one thing, but these attacks are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,936
Posted By Hamilton Felix
He who dies with the most toys --- is still dead....

He who dies with the most toys --- is still dead.

I am interested in the numbers. For nearly two years now, I've been on an EXTREMELY restrictive budget (sometimes known as "Divorce Hell"),...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,821
Posted By Hamilton Felix
As I found out, when I ticket I had DISMISSED...

As I found out, when I ticket I had DISMISSED showed up on my record as "at fault accident," when THEY screw up, it's YOUR responsibility to straighten it out if you can. Besides, the purpose of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By Hamilton Felix
Thumb I made some mounts to grab the 1" Givi crash bars...

I made some mounts to grab the 1" Givi crash bars (yes, one side is further from the tank than the other -- Givi "quality').

I just took some piecs of 1" x 2" aluminum bar, drilled 1" holes to...
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