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Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,329
Posted By MikeB
Put an ISIS flag on there and you will REALLY get...

Put an ISIS flag on there and you will REALLY get attention.

Maybe even police escort.:grin2:
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By MikeB
I use ATF. The bright red color makes it easy to...

I use ATF. The bright red color makes it easy to read. It's oil, after all.
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-26-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By MikeB
Yeah, sometimes you have to improvise. The manual...

Yeah, sometimes you have to improvise. The manual assumes you have all the special tools. Getting that bolt broken loose before removing the fork cap and spring is best. Soaking it in penetrating oil...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-25-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By MikeB
I hope the gadget is more accurate than their...

I hope the gadget is more accurate than their spell-checker. I still don't see what's wrong with the homemade version which relies on the laws of physics to be 100% accurate all the time.

If I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-24-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,402
Posted By MikeB
Besides the two motorcycles: 2013 Honda Civic...

Besides the two motorcycles:
2013 Honda Civic for wife's short commute to her day care job
2008 Tundra 4X4 for towing the toy hauler (best truck I've ever had, BTW)
2005 Camry Solara convertible...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By MikeB
Hey, hey...I invented sex, on the spacious back...

Hey, hey...I invented sex, on the spacious back seat of my dad's borrowed 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88. Or if I wasn't actually the original inventor that didn't diminish the experience at all.

To be...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By MikeB
U.S.Army, 1967-71, signal intelligence. Ft. Dix...

U.S.Army, 1967-71, signal intelligence. Ft. Dix (basic training), DLI (language school), Ft. Devens (intelligence school), Ft. Meade (don't ask), several posts in SEA. That's the patch over there,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By MikeB
Slapping jets into a carburetor is easy -- even a...

Slapping jets into a carburetor is easy -- even a monkey can do it if you give him a screwdriver. Correct jetting which involves a lot of factors such as intake and exhaust configuration, altitude,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-19-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By MikeB
Carbs vs. FI? FI is clearly better for several...

Carbs vs. FI? FI is clearly better for several reasons, but with stock bikes in OEM factory form I would say there isn't enough difference to be a deal-breaker assuming the price was right.
...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 990
Posted By MikeB
Yes, the longer the better both to prevent...

Yes, the longer the better both to prevent "suck-ups" and to buffer pressure changes that cause the ATF column to jump. Since air is elastic and compressible the longer air column in the tube takes...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-18-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By MikeB
I've used it on both a car dash/console and my...

I've used it on both a car dash/console and my motorcycle's gas tank. A couple of things to note:
1) go to YouTube and take a look at some of the tutorials on how to apply the stuff -- it will you...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-18-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,893
Posted By MikeB
How is that possible? Tranny sensor counts...

How is that possible? Tranny sensor counts revolutions at the output shaft, thus larger diameter rear tire = more road distance covered with each revolution = lower indicated speed than actual speed....
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-18-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,081
Posted By MikeB
The pic must have loaded incorrectly...I couldn't...

The pic must have loaded incorrectly...I couldn't find a good-looking one in there.:grin2::grin2::grin2:

Looks like it was a nice day for a ride on the Dragon.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,893
Posted By MikeB
For one thing it makes it more difficult to...

For one thing it makes it more difficult to falsify total mileage. All you had to do traditionally was unhook the front wheel hub drive to the speedo sensor and your bike magically neglected to pile...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-17-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By MikeB
For me rapid delivery is not very important. Even...

For me rapid delivery is not very important. Even after the part arrives it will probably take me a week to work up the gumption to install it. I'm so tired of working on bikes and cars I could...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By MikeB
Yeah, stick to Viagra. Those repeated electric...

Yeah, stick to Viagra. Those repeated electric shocks will take a toll.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-16-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By MikeB
What Is Battery Acid? Car Battery Chemical...

What Is Battery Acid? Car Battery Chemical Composition (http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalcomposition/f/What-Is-Battery-Acid.htm)

Battery acid pH is .08. If anyone thinks that doesn't burn...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-16-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By MikeB
This is supposed to be a joke, right? If not, I...

This is supposed to be a joke, right? If not, I can only conclude that you have never had battery acid on your skin.
How to Treat a Battery Acid Burn (6 Steps) | eHow...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-16-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,494
Posted By MikeB
Remind them of that famous headline from "The...

Remind them of that famous headline from "The Onion":
Death Rate Holds Steady at 100%

And if they persist you could suggest they attempt an anatomically impossible autoerotic act.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By MikeB
the operative part of that article is, "When it...

the operative part of that article is, "When it was all complete, I had spent more than $1000 on the Suzuki. Between the parts bike, a set of new tires, the rebuilt carbs, and various odds and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By MikeB
What's wrong with tried-and-true GoJo? I have...

What's wrong with tried-and-true GoJo? I have even been able to get epoxy off my hands with it when nothing else will work.

But not routinely or daily. It's too harsh for that, and I always use...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-15-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By MikeB
Exactly. I'm sure this happens a lot as people of...

Exactly. I'm sure this happens a lot as people of a certain age -- I won't get more specific:grin2: -- indulge their middle-or-late-life crisis and try motorcycling. It's why I have always urged...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By MikeB
I'll second the Capitol Beltway and associated...

I'll second the Capitol Beltway and associated arteries as the scariest in the US, even taking into account all the I-5 tributaries in LA.

A couple of times -- I can only plead temporary insanity...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-14-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By MikeB
Sounds like the PO may have removed the...

Sounds like the PO may have removed the driveshaft at some point and damaged the seals upon reinstallation. Or they were buggered during factory assembly. Ain't no way seals would fail that quickly...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,513
Posted By MikeB
And your inability to understand even the...

And your inability to understand even the simplest explanation indicates a serious cognitive deficiency or more likely personality disorder. There was a guy on the V-Strom forum just like you --...
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