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Forum: General Bike Discussion   Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By MikeB
Inexpensive nylon gaiters used for snow sports...

Inexpensive nylon gaiters used for snow sports would do the same thing.
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-08-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By MikeB
There is another "hillbilly" method that can be...

There is another "hillbilly" method that can be used in a pinch or where the bottom retaining bolt just turns the fork tube inside. Remove the retaining clip and spring/spacer; fill one of the forks...
Forum: Technical Discussion   02-08-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By MikeB
3 or 4...es macht nichts. But NOT 5.

3 or 4...es macht nichts. But NOT 5.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-10-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By MikeB
No, just removing that nagging worry about...

No, just removing that nagging worry about getting the first scratch. Now you can relax and not worry about the next one.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-10-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By MikeB
Yes. I had a chance to test this some years ago...

Yes. I had a chance to test this some years ago when I needed a front tire for my 1100 Spirit while passing through Whitehorse on the way to AK. With limited selection there I had to settle for a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-07-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,684
Posted By MikeB
On this forum it's always a good idea to keep in...

On this forum it's always a good idea to keep in mind the intellectual level of certain audience members. In any case, pointing out that facial reconstruction usually has better results when...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-06-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By MikeB
Others may not mind the 4-speed, but it bothered...

Others may not mind the 4-speed, but it bothered the hell out of me when I had my '94 1100 Spirit. Here in Norcal a lot of the riding is on Sierra foothill roads which are both winding and hilly. I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-05-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,803
Posted By MikeB
Remember that dealers and salesmen for the most...

Remember that dealers and salesmen for the most part see two basic types of customers who come into the showroom -- 1) full-time Harley devotees looking to upgrade or get a newer model; and 2) those...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-05-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,803
Posted By MikeB
I think vzshadow's point is that they are all...

I think vzshadow's point is that they are all variations on the basic v-twin cruiser configuration. Yes, you can add some cubic inches, push out the forks, slather on some chrome and conchos here and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-04-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By MikeB
Or do it the easy way. Get one of these and a...

Or do it the easy way. Get one of these and a couple grades of polishing compound. You can have a mirror-like finish in minutes. It's like magic. The only drawback is reaching recessed places where...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   01-03-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By MikeB
Pish, posh....keep your dog-slow crotch rockets...

Pish, posh....keep your dog-slow crotch rockets and supercars. How about 0 to 150-165mph in about 2 seconds?

If you can afford an aircraft carrier and airplane to launch from it you can sneer at...
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-31-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By MikeB
Tragic lack of imagination on my part -- I can't...

Tragic lack of imagination on my part -- I can't picture it.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-31-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,684
Posted By MikeB
It should have been manifestly obvious to all but...

It should have been manifestly obvious to all but the most oblivious (not that I'm pointing fingers :D) that Tom was talking about injured riders who receive medical care at public expense. Of whom...
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-31-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 930
Posted By MikeB
The hex key thing is a new one on me, too. Of all...

The hex key thing is a new one on me, too. Of all the owner's manuals, service manuals and expert advice I've seen the old "measure the slack with a ruler" method is the only one recommended. You...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-31-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,684
Posted By MikeB
Times must have changed since I believed my...

Times must have changed since I believed my parents when they told me that I ought to pay my bills. I'd be a hell of a lot richer if I could take Dave's advice to just blow off debts like that....
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-31-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By MikeB
If it's sweat on your tongue I hope you are...

If it's sweat on your tongue I hope you are licking someone with good hygiene habits. Pretty erotic image, though.>:)
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-30-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 697
Posted By MikeB
Use a piece of white paper or even toilet paper...

Use a piece of white paper or even toilet paper to blot up some of the liquid. If it is bilious green or orange it is coolant. It should not difficult at all to find the source -- just hope that it...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-30-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,684
Posted By MikeB
Well, you might try a snappy comeback --...

Well, you might try a snappy comeback -- something simple and monosyllabic that even H-D riders of limited intellect can comprehend. "F#ck you" ought to suffice.

But a better idea is to avoid...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By MikeB
That's about it. Paid-up insurance is a good...

That's about it. Paid-up insurance is a good idea, too.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-29-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By MikeB
Evel Kneivel dispensing advice on motorcycle...

Evel Kneivel dispensing advice on motorcycle safety is like Hugh Hefner advocating celibacy. There's some cognitive dissonance there.:grin2:
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-29-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By MikeB
File this one under the twin categories of "But...

File this one under the twin categories of "But Why?" and "Too Cool for Words."
I'm leaning toward Too Cool.:smile2:
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,295
Posted By MikeB
Your gloves may have been too tight. When I am...

Your gloves may have been too tight. When I am running the grip heaters I usually wear waterproof gloves without the insulated liners. Heat goes through the thin palms easily (I have to use Lo...
Forum: Technical Discussion   12-27-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By MikeB
It does sound like a stuck carb float. If tapping...

It does sound like a stuck carb float. If tapping the float bowl doesn't help then it may be a worn float valve seat that is allowing seepage (I had TWO Suzukis with that problem:-x) or even a float...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-27-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,295
Posted By MikeB
I prefer grip heaters. Turn 'em on when you need...

I prefer grip heaters. Turn 'em on when you need them, off when you don't -- and they are always with you.

For me the best solution has been the under-grip heating elements like Dual-Star, Kimpex...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   12-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By MikeB
Rand-McNally Road Atlas or AAA map of Michigan?...

Rand-McNally Road Atlas or AAA map of Michigan? You should be looking for designated scenic routes instead of just any secondary roads that keep you off the superslab. Why not hug the Lake Huron...
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