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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By phillyrube
I use HDforums a lot. As long as you don't mind...

I use HDforums a lot. As long as you don't mind asking a question and getting dissed for it, it's been good for me. Also use Vtwin forums and roadglide. org for a lot of good info.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By phillyrube
What are These?

Cruising thru Duluth Trading, and saw these? How do they work?

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/torque-tools-metric-wrench-connections-47049.aspx?kw='undefined&processor=content'
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,883
Posted By phillyrube
Without reading all this, how about a couple of...

Without reading all this, how about a couple of military poncho liners?
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By phillyrube
Ok, Let's Talk Skivvies....

Well, I've got a batch of old skivvies to go in my travel bags for the federal medical team I sometimes deploy with. Rather than wash them, I pack the old ones, wear them once and pitch them.

...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,863
Posted By phillyrube
Yep, this is where I got the idea....

Yep, this is where I got the idea....
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,194
Posted By phillyrube
Threw a couple of these on my Pacific Coast. Not...

Threw a couple of these on my Pacific Coast. Not bad for the price, and $270 less than Rigid lights:

...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By phillyrube
Yea, they're all Craftsmen, and I've swapped a...

Yea, they're all Craftsmen, and I've swapped a few over the years. Just thinking of junking the 12 pts and going with 6 pts.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By phillyrube
New Sockets

Going through my 40 some years of tools, and noticing the wear on my old 12 point sockets, so may be time to upgrade. Any good alternatives, something like the Craftsmen Max Access sockets that...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By phillyrube
Pretty true...years ago in the navy I was working...

Pretty true...years ago in the navy I was working on a piece of gear, went to check the fuses. 3 phase power. Found it had 2, 100 amp cartridge fuses and a 1000 amp bolt in there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
Light traffic this morning across the JRB, a...

Light traffic this morning across the JRB, a brisk 37'. Only bike out was mine, but then again, it's a holiday.

Had the motorcycle/pedestrian accident come through the ED this weekend.....yuck!
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,863
Posted By phillyrube
I took two pieces of PVC pipe, 3/4", and dremeled...

I took two pieces of PVC pipe, 3/4", and dremeled out holes for the legs. Pull off the tips and drop the legs into the pipe. Pipe goes in the bag, sticks out a couple inches.
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,151
Posted By phillyrube
Gotta disagree with you here. Any device that...

Gotta disagree with you here. Any device that burns with a flame produces CO. While it's true you can use your gas range inside, it also says not to use it to heat the interior of the dwelling. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-10-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
Looks like this. They have one at Bayside HD in...

Looks like this. They have one at Bayside HD in P-town...

http://www.milweb.net/features/mt350.php
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,151
Posted By phillyrube
This works good for our Virginia winters where it...

This works good for our Virginia winters where it gets cold for a week followed by a 72' day, and the resultant onset of condensation on the cold soaked bikes.

You can also get a bubble:

...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,407
Posted By phillyrube
Roade an R90 from 1974 till 1988, when some blue...

Roade an R90 from 1974 till 1988, when some blue hair pulled out on me. just needed occasional carb work, bike had over 100k on it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-08-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
I'd like to do that, as long as no ones mind the...

I'd like to do that, as long as no ones mind the Harley. Has heated grips and enough juice to run my heated gear.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
Hey, anyone have an old parlor or single room pot...

Hey, anyone have an old parlor or single room pot belly woodstove they want to sell?
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,247
Posted By phillyrube
Changed out the foglights on my wife's 1999 10th...

Changed out the foglights on my wife's 1999 10th Anniversary Miata. What a pain in the ass!

You know those little plastic clippy thingees that hold the shrouds insdie the wheelwells? Had to...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By phillyrube
Thanks. I got rid of a bunch, still have 3 large...

Thanks. I got rid of a bunch, still have 3 large vacuum bags full. I couldn't sell the ones without tags as new, since I wore them once or twice.

Lots of XLs left.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-02-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
Is that on the bluff at Ft Boykins?

Is that on the bluff at Ft Boykins?
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By phillyrube
I use OSPHO. Does the same thing...

I use OSPHO. Does the same thing...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,692
Posted By phillyrube
Yea, I look at bikes now that fit my ergos...bad...

Yea, I look at bikes now that fit my ergos...bad knees, hip cramps, stiff ankle. Unfortunately that limits me to cruisers. Rode my PC800 into work this morning, and had to stand up twice enroute...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,561
Posted By phillyrube
Merry Christmas! Santa brought me a 10000 ma USB...

Merry Christmas! Santa brought me a 10000 ma USB charger for my phone, since I occasionally deploy and may not have access to 115v for my cellphone. I may see if I can swap it and get a kit so I...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By phillyrube
I thought about buying an Eldorado with the load...

I thought about buying an Eldorado with the load leveling system. It has little electric motors or servos in it that go bad, which equals $$$$. There are some aftermarket struts without the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
That's what I do, I occasionally work at Walter...

That's what I do, I occasionally work at Walter Reed...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,629
Posted By phillyrube
Got a hi-viz Motoport. Been down with it twice,...

Got a hi-viz Motoport. Been down with it twice, no injuries where the jacket was. Dinged two ribs from my back-up Glock in a vest holster on one. Being superstitious, I don't wear it anymore. No...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By phillyrube
Knock off the flaky rust, and spray with OSPHO. ...

Knock off the flaky rust, and spray with OSPHO. Once that drys, good ol' Rustoleum.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,259
Posted By phillyrube
I mount an empty 55 gallon drum in the bed of my...

I mount an empty 55 gallon drum in the bed of my F350 dually. The 7.3 will spin the wheels quick. Fill it with water if I know it's gonna get snowy out. Where I'm at that's only once or twice a...
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By phillyrube
I'm checking on mediums, they may be all spoken...

I'm checking on mediums, they may be all spoken for. I have plenty of large and XXL.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
If you duck across te JRB, try Travis' Auto, on...

If you duck across te JRB, try Travis' Auto, on 17 in Carrollton. Same thing, honk the horn, flip the signals. he's used to me and all the bikes I run through him, since he's my neighbor.
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By phillyrube
Harley T Shirts-Lotsa Harley T shirts

I have close to 200 t shirts, mostly XL, some large, a couple mediums, a few XXL. A bunch have never been worn, and still have tags on them. Most are black.
Here's the deal: buy 1 new, never worn T...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,501
Posted By phillyrube
That's what I replaced, Everstart Maxx. Got 8...

That's what I replaced, Everstart Maxx. Got 8 years out of them. Well, 7 since I had to keep them on trickle charge all year.

I charged them up and took them back to Advance to get my core charge...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,247
Posted By phillyrube
Let's see...tools are in the garage. ...

Let's see...tools are in the garage.

Finished wiring an outside outlet to my fountain. Found out the GFI for it was bad out of the package. Back to Lowe's

Worked on the highway peg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21,176
Views: 1,123,823
Posted By phillyrube
Hey all, been in the site for awhile, but would...

Hey all, been in the site for awhile, but would like to get into a group ride sometime. I'm near Smithfield, little burg called Rescue.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,338
Posted By phillyrube
Yep, did that on a couple bikes. For dusty use I...

Yep, did that on a couple bikes. For dusty use I took some foam rubber and a rubber band around the end of the hose, as a filter.

For what it's worth, I put a Harbor Freight mini air horn on...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,501
Posted By phillyrube
Thanks, good stuff. Like I said in the other...

Thanks, good stuff. Like I said in the other post, I managed 7 years out of these batteries (actually 6 since I had keep a trickle charger on them the past year). I usually manage a couple more...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By phillyrube
No complaints on having them go bad, except it...

No complaints on having them go bad, except it stranded me. This started last winter, so I kept a smart trickle charger on them. Got me another year, the cheap bastard I am...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,501
Posted By phillyrube
F350 Batteries

Ok, next question...what do you recommend? I've gone batty reading reviews. Deka, don't buy Deka. Interstate, TRASH!! Optima red top, yellow top, blue top....Duralast, Exide. Reviews running 50/50....
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By phillyrube
Wadenelson had a good explanation about internal...

Wadenelson had a good explanation about internal resistance. I noticed the lights dimming on the donor truck when I connected the cables.

I maintain my gear pretty well. Once a year I pull the...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By phillyrube
Jump Starting a Diesel

Ok, my 2003 F350 with 7.3 won't start, batteries are shot. I got 7 years out of them, so no complaints. So, on a nasty rainy night, I'm stuck in the firehouse waiting for Ms. Rube to pick me up.
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