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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 304
Posted By MikeB
My favorite line from that movie is where...

My favorite line from that movie is where Skywalker is about to enter a dark, scary-looking cave and asks fearfully, "What's in there?"

"Only what you take in with you" says Obe Wan Kenobe.

It...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,371
Posted By MikeB
Nice choice of pic -- that guy has legs 18 inches...

Nice choice of pic -- that guy has legs 18 inches long.:mrgreen: It's a wonder he can reach the pegs at all. A person of normal proportions would have his knees bent a lot more than that.

I think...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,371
Posted By MikeB
I know. I have ridden a couple. But my point is...

I know. I have ridden a couple. But my point is that the 1800 got killed by Honda BECAUSE a fast cruiser is an oxymoron that did not find a market niche.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-22-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,371
Posted By MikeB
Horsepower statistics aside, it seems that there...

Horsepower statistics aside, it seems that there is a fairly limited market for big-displacement cruisers. Not only has Honda discontinued the VTX1800 but Kawasaki dropped the Vulcan 2000 a few years...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 699
Posted By MikeB
Some pix must be missing. All I saw was you...

Some pix must be missing. All I saw was you sitting at the bottom of the dirt pile. Please post the part where you went up and over.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By MikeB
Overheating can result from several things, but...

Overheating can result from several things, but if the bike was starting and running well before it overheated it sounds like a timing or carburation problem is not the likely culprit.

That...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 560
Posted By MikeB
TV ads currently running in CA have a CHP officer...

TV ads currently running in CA have a CHP officer explaining that lane splitting (actually lane sharing) is legal in CA and drivers must be aware of it. I think the incidences of a driver cutting off...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,754
Posted By MikeB
A desire to help the economy is commendable, but...

A desire to help the economy is commendable, but to call the pimply-faced 18-yr-olds working for minimum wage in the back room "pros" is a real stretch most of the time. We have all seen horror...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By MikeB
What you need to correct directional deficiency...

What you need to correct directional deficiency like that is a GPS.

Then input Fairbanks as a destination. That will cure your unfortunate tendency to end up at the office. :mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-19-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By MikeB
Yup, that seems a backwards move. But the good...

Yup, that seems a backwards move. But the good news is the OP should not have any trouble finding someone who wants to upgrade from spoked to alloys. If he posts the trade offer here I'll bet he gets...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By MikeB
Same in CA. I've never understood the apparent...

Same in CA. I've never understood the apparent schizophrenia at work here with regard to vehicles -- if you so much as fart while driving you are in violation of emissions regulations (be sure not...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By MikeB
The spark from the plug ignites the gas/air...

The spark from the plug ignites the gas/air mixture in its immediate proximity, and that explosion in the combustion chamber carries across the piston crown in a manner predetermined by engineers....
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By MikeB
The OP said it's spark knock, so I'm terribly...

The OP said it's spark knock, so I'm terribly impressed by your ability to better diagnose the condition from such a great distance and not hearing it for yourself. You ought to open a shop with...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By MikeB
I can only make three comments on that: 1) Good...

I can only make three comments on that:
1) Good luck with both your butt and the weather
2) I hope you are a young fellow
3) I'm glad it's you doing it and not me.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By MikeB
It shouldn't actually be lugging at that speed in...

It shouldn't actually be lugging at that speed in 4th gear, but could be turning over slowly enough to cause pinging. I know you don't have a tach, but I can give you the rpm figures for my 1600...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By MikeB
Screw the guy. I want to find out where to get a...

Screw the guy. I want to find out where to get a ladder like that. I can't believe it held up under that much weight. Take a look at the load limit sticker on any ladder in your garage.

But an...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By MikeB
She was until the bike's owner slapped the sh#t...

She was until the bike's owner slapped the sh#t out of her.:mrgreen:

Pretty much the only time I remember to pick up my cell phone is when I'm going out on the bike, for the reason El Dorado...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,954
Posted By MikeB
Yeah...sure. And Warren Buffett asked me for a...

Yeah...sure. And Warren Buffett asked me for a loan last week.:mrgreen:

Or maybe you should not let your grandmother ride that Gixxer. She might get her apron caught in the sprocket.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-14-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By MikeB
Quick find a date before the swelling subsides....

Quick find a date before the swelling subsides. That's known as male enhancement.
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By MikeB
In this country the universal convention -- and...

In this country the universal convention -- and the one gas stations are required to use -- is RON + MON divided by 2; in other words, the average of the two.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By MikeB
Q: Why does a Scotsman wear a kilt? A:...

Q: Why does a Scotsman wear a kilt?

A: Because the sheep run when they hear a zipper.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By MikeB
Let me correct that for you, SPawn: A...

Let me correct that for you, SPawn:


A motorcycle forum is a terrible place to seek medical advice.
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By MikeB
Coolant expands when heated. You can see this on...

Coolant expands when heated. You can see this on a car radiator if you are start the engine while filling. After the radiator is full coolant will start to run over as the engine heats up. Your...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,507
Posted By MikeB
I resent that! Who's PRETENDING?...

I resent that! Who's PRETENDING? :mrgreen::mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 620
Posted By MikeB
One of the reasons most people report an...

One of the reasons most people report an improvement when they change to new tires is because they are NEW tires, not because they are different brands.

I've used them all, and the only...
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