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Forum: General Bike Discussion   Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 455
Posted By MikeB
Nonsense. Or maybe it's true in Pasco, WA, but...

Nonsense. Or maybe it's true in Pasco, WA, but that is completely contrary to my many, many experiences on CL.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By MikeB
Nice. I like New England -- really enjoyed my...

Nice. I like New England -- really enjoyed my time living in VT and MA. Trying to talk the wife into a long camping trip later this summer or early fall through there and then up to Quebec's Gaspe...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 458
Posted By MikeB
You try to get off my Wee-strom on the high...

You try to get off my Wee-strom on the high (right) side after deploying the sidestand and you will have a long drop to the ground.:grin2:
Forum: General Bike Discussion   Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 455
Posted By MikeB
Honestly I don't understand why so many people...

Honestly I don't understand why so many people have so much trouble with CL. I have used CL many times without anything more than minor annoyances. In fact, just sold our old Maxima a couple of weeks...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-04-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By MikeB
Ya think?:grin2::grin2: It's funny....I...

Ya think?:grin2::grin2:

It's funny....I really hate the sound of unmuffled exhaust pipes, but I absolutely love to hear the primal howl of a GSXR1000 airbox at 10,000 rpm and on the rare occasions...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By MikeB
I'm amazed I still have all my digits. Back in OH...

I'm amazed I still have all my digits. Back in OH many years ago my dad worked with a fellow whose father was the Justice of the Peace in a small town. Needless to say around the 4th there was a lot...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-04-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By MikeB
Correct. I should have said that the movement...

Correct. I should have said that the movement toward making E15 mandatory has stalled and will not be back.

I will say this much for the AMA -- they have recognized that loud pipes are the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-04-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 484
Posted By MikeB
And don't blow your danged fingers off!:laugh: ...

And don't blow your danged fingers off!:laugh:

I'll be hunkering down this weekend....no riding for me during these uber-hazardous holiday periods. Too much traffic and too many drunks. And a lot...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-02-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By MikeB
Exactly. Why make it more complicated than you...

Exactly. Why make it more complicated than you need to by hooking up to a switched circuit? Another advantage to the cig lighter plug is that you can use it as a convenient and accessible place to...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-02-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By MikeB
It sounds like an electrical problem to me, too....

It sounds like an electrical problem to me, too. The airbox is too well protected to allow the air filter get saturated to that extent.

I'm trying to recall how the Shadow engine is configured...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By MikeB
We have them in our back yard every day, and our...

We have them in our back yard every day, and our next door neighbors went so far as to put a fence around their property because a small herd of 8-10 animals was rather boldly bedding down under a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By MikeB
I did pretty much the same, except that I used...

I did pretty much the same, except that I used eye-bolts attached directly to the metal frame at all four corners as tie-down points. The HF trailer is plenty good enough for everything but the most...
Forum: Technical Discussion   07-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By MikeB
LED bulbs do not offer enough resistance to...

LED bulbs do not offer enough resistance to activate the flasher relay properly, so that's why they are flashing too fast. That's kind of strange, though, because if you still have regular bulbs in...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   07-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 740
Posted By MikeB
Any time you state an unsubstantiated personal...

Any time you state an unsubstantiated personal opinion and then say "This is a fact, not an opinion" I think that fairly represents the highest level of arrogance that can be achieved on these pages....
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By MikeB
No, not both. It says 29 in the front under all...

No, not both. It says 29 in the front under all weight loads and between 29 and 41 in the rear depending on how much load you are carrying. The manufacturer is assuming the majority of the extra load...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By MikeB
All good points, Verndog. Tire manufacturers do...

All good points, Verndog. Tire manufacturers do not make specific tires for specific models -- that would be cost prohibitive. They make tires that meet broad DOT requirements and with general...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By MikeB
I once had to ride my Wee-Strom for a few miles...

I once had to ride my Wee-Strom for a few miles with 0 psi -- yes, 0 according to my digital gauge -- in the rear tire. It felt like riding on the back of a slithering anaconda, but doable.

Of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By MikeB
Clearly the poor fellow has only a marginal grasp...

Clearly the poor fellow has only a marginal grasp of human anatomy.

And it's also pretty certain he is not interested in selling the bike. Would YOU respond to this flaky wacko?
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By MikeB
You didn't check your air pressure for two...

You didn't check your air pressure for two years?! You are lucky not to be riding on the rim. Two months is a long time to go between pressure checks.

I always fill to manufacturer recommended...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-30-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,017
Posted By MikeB
I have watched my former BMW R1150GS piss out a...

I have watched my former BMW R1150GS piss out a little stream while waiting for friends after filling up. I had removed the CA canister, of course.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-29-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,017
Posted By MikeB
Just another reminder for those thinking of...

Just another reminder for those thinking of punching a hole in the filler neck to increase tank capacity. PUNCH THE HOLE, DO NOT DRILL IT. Your gas tank contains vapors and your electric drill makes...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,017
Posted By MikeB
It may not NEED to be adjusted, but a leaner...

It may not NEED to be adjusted, but a leaner setting on needle and main jet will get you better performance and gas mileage. Or you could stay with your OEM carb configuration but still lean it out...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-28-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By MikeB
Movement to introduce E15 is stalled, and it...

Movement to introduce E15 is stalled, and it won't come back. Nobody important cares about what the AMA thinks, but Congress is listening to John Deere, Briggs & Stratton and others with actual...
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-27-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By MikeB
I think it means Big Brother is watching. That's...

I think it means Big Brother is watching. That's more interesting than overdrive, anyway.
Forum: General Bike Discussion   06-27-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By MikeB
I didn't know that it was even POSSIBLE to shift...

I didn't know that it was even POSSIBLE to shift from 3rd to 1st without stopping at 2nd. This after 45+ years of motorcycling and many, many different bikes. The things we learn.......

BTW, I...
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