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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,128
Posted By MikeB
That's what I did to mount my cheap-o-rino side...

That's what I did to mount my cheap-o-rino side cases. The topbox just got bolted to the existing luggage rack.
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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 245
Posted By MikeB
While driving around Iceland in a rental car I...

While driving around Iceland in a rental car I was thoroughly paranoid over the ubiquitous speed cameras, which at least had conspicuous warning signs and lights that flashed when you were over the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 403
Posted By MikeB
You will never see many TV shows related to...

You will never see many TV shows related to motorcycling except dramatic series like SoA which (I guess, because I've never seen it) is more about gang life and crime than motorcycles.

There is a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By MikeB
Interesting. I can pin my 1600 in 5th at 50mph...

Interesting. I can pin my 1600 in 5th at 50mph and it won't bog....but it won't accelerate much, either.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By MikeB
No, it's just a tiny crack . Maybe if you tipped...

No, it's just a tiny crack . Maybe if you tipped our head back it might, but I did not ship any water.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-16-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 378
Posted By MikeB
Some FF shields don't have a detente to allow...

Some FF shields don't have a detente to allow just a small crack for ventilation. It's either fully closed or too wide for comfortable riding at highway speed. My solution to this on the last AK trip...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By MikeB
Rubbing alcohol to both remove and install. Never...

Rubbing alcohol to both remove and install. Never had a problem with either procedure.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By MikeB
I hear 'ya, John. When I get off the Wee-Strom...

I hear 'ya, John. When I get off the Wee-Strom and onto the Vulcan I have to remind myself to think slower and plan ahead for maneuvers. Likewise, when I go from the Vulcan to the Wee I find myself...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By MikeB
Put the right price on it and you can sell...

Put the right price on it and you can sell anything. Easily.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By MikeB
In my book that does not constitute "very good"...

In my book that does not constitute "very good" handling. Like most cruisers its limited ground clearance precludes brisk riding. But as I said, ridden within its performance envelope it is an...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By MikeB
Yes, well, that and $4.00 will get you a cup of...

Yes, well, that and $4.00 will get you a cup of Starbucks coffee.

All claims of condition can be ignored, sometimes because the seller is lying and (to be fair) sometimes they just don't know...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By MikeB
My '03 Vulcan 1600 Classic has been converted...

My '03 Vulcan 1600 Classic has been converted into a full bagger (with fairing as well) so the platform is pretty similar to the newer Nomad with the exception of 100cc less displacement.

Big...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 10-01-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 682
Posted By MikeB
We bought a new Honda Civic last summer, and of...

We bought a new Honda Civic last summer, and of course I neglected to read the owner's manual. So when I saw a coupon for oil change at the Honda dealership I took it it for the first change, feeling...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,035
Posted By MikeB
There are really two considerations here:...

There are really two considerations here: physical size and power.

The size thing can be dealt with through practice, although the slow earning curve if you start out with a big and heavy bike can...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By MikeB
Some deer got to Hawaii? That's a hell of a swim.

Some deer got to Hawaii? That's a hell of a swim.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By MikeB
I rarely ride at night...too many deer.:mrgreen:

I rarely ride at night...too many deer.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By MikeB
During daytime? Naah. And anyway, they are...

During daytime? Naah. And anyway, they are SUPPOSED to panic whenever they see a predator -- that's their protective reflex.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 654
Posted By MikeB
A strange thing: if I walk out into my back yard...

A strange thing: if I walk out into my back yard and surprise a deer it will run away from me. Why not?...I might be a predator.

But if encounter one on the road while riding it is as likely to...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 427
Posted By MikeB
We have an early generation Cardo ScalaRider...

We have an early generation Cardo ScalaRider teamset. Works fine, and pairs with a cell phone.

It adds a lot to the ride to be able to say, "Hey, look at that beautiful rainbow over there." Ain't...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By MikeB
Lonnie Mack said: Hmmmmm....I'm trying to...

Lonnie Mack said:

Hmmmmm....I'm trying to picture that but I'm stuck with the visual image that at least one side must be up if the other side is down.


But....but....:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 623
Posted By MikeB
Of course you must drain and refill with oil...

Of course you must drain and refill with oil before trying to start it, since there's no way to know how much (if any) water is sitting at the bottom of the crankcase and will get stirred up when it...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By MikeB
Yeah, and it's a latte at Starbucks, about half a...

Yeah, and it's a latte at Starbucks, about half a tub of popcorn at the movies, and a liter of imported water with bubbles. Total cost of the ingredients for the above-mentioned items is probably 6-8...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,221
Posted By MikeB
Or $20 if you do it yourself. There are probably...

Or $20 if you do it yourself. There are probably less dented repairable tanks on Ebay right now.

For $900 I'd definitely take it -- if I wanted another project, which I do not. But everything is...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,988
Posted By MikeB
Harryc is absolutely correct -- the rear brake is...

Harryc is absolutely correct -- the rear brake is nothing more than an adjunct to the front for braking and should NEVER be relied on for primary braking, ESPECIALLY in a panic situation. If you had...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 09-22-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By MikeB
Curious that they made it so tiny. A "large" bike...

Curious that they made it so tiny. A "large" bike does not have to be heavy. My Wee-Strom feels dimensionally larger than my Vulcan 1600 and has a much larger cockpit space, but weighs about 300 lbs...
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