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Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By MikeB
The OEM tool kit plug wench is usually the only...

The OEM tool kit plug wench is usually the only part of the kit I keep, and even then it's just in the kit I carry for emergency on-the-road service. Everything else gets replaced with REAL tools.
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By MikeB
Ummm.....every engine I have ever worked on was...

Ummm.....every engine I have ever worked on was in black and white (or actually metallic silver) and varying shades of gray. Only the wiring is in living color.

A carb tear-down and cleaning IS...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By MikeB
To be fair, that is one of the most...

To be fair, that is one of the most traffic-congested spots in all of Bangkok. While motorcycle accidents are not uncommon there they tend to be low-speed brushes and are probably less frequent than...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By MikeB
Beast! Animal! I'm reporting you to PETOM (People...

Beast! Animal! I'm reporting you to PETOM (People for the Ethical Treatment of Motorcycles).

A group which I just started. Donations welcome.:wink:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By MikeB
That's why insurance companies are so quick to...

That's why insurance companies are so quick to total a bike with cosmetic damage -- they have to pay full retail replacement price for parts, and things like tanks and seats are REALLY overpriced...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By MikeB
"Can do it" is not much of an endorsement. I...

"Can do it" is not much of an endorsement. I spent a day wrestling my '04 R1150GS around sand washes in the Mojave and would have preferred a cage match with a mountain gorilla.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By MikeB
They will almost certainly total it. Usually you...

They will almost certainly total it. Usually you will have the option to "buy" it back from them with a deduction from the settlement amount. Depending on the type of damage and whether you are...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By MikeB
Your thinking apparently fails to include the...

Your thinking apparently fails to include the possibility that the bike's many flaws cannot be corrected except at great expense -- or maybe not at all. The fact that the owner has not addressed...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By MikeB
That's not the point. BMW's boxer GS series bikes...

That's not the point. BMW's boxer GS series bikes are pigs, too, but they just have to hint at off-road capabilities, not actually be useful in that regard.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By MikeB
Didn't the 1100 Spirit come with OEM...

Didn't the 1100 Spirit come with OEM semi-buckhorn bars? I'm a big believer in bar comfort, but even with my 32" reach I found the bar ergos on my '94 Spirit just fine once I installed a driver's...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By MikeB
Naah...too many unanswered questions as raised...

Naah...too many unanswered questions as raised above. Also these bike were prone to second gear shifting fork problems as well as top end oiling deficiencies that resulted in excessive cam wear (I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,092
Posted By MikeB
That instructor must have balls the size of...

That instructor must have balls the size of grapefruits. I know I wouldn't stand there and let a doofus newbie take a run at me.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By MikeB
Does anyone know what this guy is trying to say? ...

Does anyone know what this guy is trying to say? There may be some coherence to his narrative but I can't detect it.

But in any case, I think the OP's question is satisfied and we better leave...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,316
Posted By MikeB
Hondaguy is completely correct about the extended...

Hondaguy is completely correct about the extended warranty. There's not a consumer organization alive that would recommend it and, unlike health insurance which provides protection against truly...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-11-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By MikeB
It's not clear why you are showing a manual for a...

It's not clear why you are showing a manual for a bike different from that of the OP, or why you think his is the same as yours (if this manual is for your bike). A bike with fuel injection and ABS,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By MikeB
Yeah, and idiot light pressure switches (as...

Yeah, and idiot light pressure switches (as opposed to gauge switches) are pretty cheap so it's worth a try to change it out. But flickering at idle IF the switch is working properly is not a good...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By MikeB
I don't think there are any "system check" lights...

I don't think there are any "system check" lights on either the temp or oil pressure sensors. In the case of the temp sensor a thermal switch attached to the radiator closes a circuit when coolant...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,323
Posted By MikeB
That, of course. But another very important tip...

That, of course. But another very important tip is to LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO instead of at the road surface 50 feet ahead of your front tire. That means to fix your attention on the very exit of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By MikeB
I don't think Vulcans are that bad.:mrgreen:

I don't think Vulcans are that bad.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,316
Posted By MikeB
iconoclast (noun): Someone who posts on a Honda...

iconoclast (noun): Someone who posts on a Honda forum that he has bought a Harley, and on the Harley forum that he actually wants an Indian.

The extended warranty sounds good, but it typically...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By MikeB
Almost all of them, I would venture. It's the...

Almost all of them, I would venture. It's the same principle as falling off a building -- it's not the fall, it's the sudden stop. Of course, the velocity at which you are traveling JUST BEFORE the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By MikeB
Hmmm...good idea. Since my daughter is an ER...

Hmmm...good idea. Since my daughter is an ER nurse a pic of her in her scrubs would have double meaning for me.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By MikeB
Redneck? That ain't redneck. When you remove the...

Redneck? That ain't redneck. When you remove the axle nut and lay the bike on its side to draw out the axle, THAT'S redneck.:mrgreen:

BTW, laying it down is an easy way to change out the dogbone...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-06-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,266
Posted By MikeB
Count me out, too. If I were to participate...

Count me out, too. If I were to participate there is the danger that someone would notice I live pretty close to Folsom Prison.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By MikeB
I don't have much to say about tattoos, in line...

I don't have much to say about tattoos, in line with what was once said about the Pope's position on birth control: "He no play-a da game, he no make-a da rules." That's when Popes were all Italian,...
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