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Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By MikeB
OK, the results of my experiment: I put a piece...

OK, the results of my experiment: I put a piece of dark plastic inside to simulate a GPS screen, and placed the case at a slight angle to the overhead sun to simulate about the angle it would be...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By MikeB
Be aware that you can separate the two parts of...

Be aware that you can separate the two parts of the Wolo and mount them in different places with a piece of vinyl tubing connecting the compressor to the plastic horn. I had to do that on the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By MikeB
I got that GPS case from Amazon, but before I...

I got that GPS case from Amazon, but before I installed it began to have second thoughts about the design. This is sunny CA, so we do a lot of solar cooking in the warmer months, and even now (I made...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-30-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By MikeB
In Army basic training at Ft. Dix in '68 we were...

In Army basic training at Ft. Dix in '68 we were still firing the M-14 which uses high-powered (i.e., noisy) rounds. And of course in those days any kind of hearing protection was laughable. Or...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-30-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By MikeB
If it bogs at full throttle under load I'm...

If it bogs at full throttle under load I'm inclined to think it's an overly rich condition. Have you looked at the plugs?

BTW, I love your lawyerly disclaimer.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 970
Posted By MikeB
My wife (the only one:mrgreen:) and I used to do...

My wife (the only one:mrgreen:) and I used to do 2-up touring quite a bit when we had the Goldwing, but now ride tandem only when we are on camping trips in the toy hauler trailer. We use the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-29-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 715
Posted By MikeB
$230 in labor? That must be because after...

$230 in labor? That must be because after installation they fill the tires with dinosaur exhalations painstakingly extracted from ancient arctic glaciers.:mrgreen:

Sheesh! Were they just...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By MikeB
Hmmm....I'm no movie critic but when I think of...

Hmmm....I'm no movie critic but when I think of Peter Fonda's dramatic range I am reminded of something a real critic said of some hopeful starlet who obviously gave her best performances on the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By MikeB
Poor Henry Fonda. A distinguished actor ("The...

Poor Henry Fonda. A distinguished actor ("The Grapes of Wrath") and decorated WWII veteran, but father to Hanoi Jane and this whacked-out hippie, neither of whom could act a lick.

Later in life...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By MikeB
A 21% increase from 60 hp is a whopping 12 hp....

A 21% increase from 60 hp is a whopping 12 hp. $1500 for 12 extra hp works out to $125 per horse. Pretty steep when you consider that $1500 on top of the VTX purchase price could get you a 100+...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By MikeB
I sure wish there was a cheaper alternative to...

I sure wish there was a cheaper alternative to SPOT. Now that I have the KLX250 I'll be riding more up in the cell service-less nat'l forest and like Mark-B I'm less than wildly enthusiastic about...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-25-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By MikeB
It's a cruiser. It's for cruising. Cruisers...

It's a cruiser. It's for cruising. Cruisers aren't supposed to go fast. If it did the suspension and brakes would be inadequate. You can spend a few hundred dollars getting marginal (VERY marginal)...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By MikeB
I kind of like it, too. But I'm a sucker for the...

I kind of like it, too. But I'm a sucker for the "adventure" look, and that one screams Pan-American Highway more than it does Main Street, USA.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-24-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,698
Posted By MikeB
And it made enough noise that you did not need an...

And it made enough noise that you did not need an aftermarket muffler.:mrgreen:

I was driving my little Fiat past the end of the runway at Udorn AFB in Thailand when an F4 with a full bomb load...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By MikeB
"Rigid rear suspension." I'll pass on that. But...

"Rigid rear suspension." I'll pass on that. But how about this?:
Honda Bulldog Motorcycle Concept | Official Specs, Pictures | Digital Trends...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-23-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,258
Posted By MikeB
Weather is warm and pleasant here, but after a...

Weather is warm and pleasant here, but after a 2-3 hours riding washed-out and potholed forest roads sitting on that 2X6 they euphemistically call a seat on the KLX I was ready to stagger over to the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By MikeB
If foam plugs made no difference to you I can...

If foam plugs made no difference to you I can think of only two possible causes:
1) you are already deaf;
or
2) you stuck them into the wrong holes.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,258
Posted By MikeB
Hondaguy, I also experienced a "blast from the...

Hondaguy, I also experienced a "blast from the past" epiphany recently. I got a Kawasaki KLX250 for trail riding, coming full circle back to the style of my very first bike, a Suzuki Savage 250cc...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 430
Posted By MikeB
If you are going to ride on three wheels it's a...

If you are going to ride on three wheels it's a much better idea to have the 2-wheel axle up front for purposes of stability.

I can't recall what they were called, but the first generation of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-22-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By MikeB
If I were looking for a cruiser-style bike for...

If I were looking for a cruiser-style bike for 2-up riding I'd put the VTX1800 at the top of the list. Although an orphan in the Honda line-up you can still get parts and farkles, but the big...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-20-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By MikeB
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Even...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Even if unintended and done simultaneously.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-19-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 551
Posted By MikeB
Strangest experience I have had with wind was...

Strangest experience I have had with wind was while riding down the Gulf coast in Veracruz some years ago. There are a lot of small volcanic cones down there, and sometimes roads circle around them....
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-19-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By MikeB
You may not like this, but it's what I would...

You may not like this, but it's what I would advise my own kids:

Mortgage on a new home? Sure, you need a place to live. New car loan? Sure, you need dependable transportation. Loan for motorcycle...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-18-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By MikeB
Either color. Just keep it on. Please.:mrgreen:

Either color. Just keep it on. Please.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By MikeB
Pro: noisy as hell (if you like that) Con:...

Pro: noisy as hell (if you like that)
Con: noisy as hell (if you don't like that)

Pro: expensive, so your friends will be impressed
Con: expensive, if you have better uses for your money
...
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