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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By MikeB
That one is too short for a full-sized bike, and...

That one is too short for a full-sized bike, and the 8" tires are probably only rated for 50mph or so. I have this one:
4' x 8' Utility Trailer - 1720 Lb. Capacity...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By MikeB
Surely, Jackk, you are aware of the time-honored...

Surely, Jackk, you are aware of the time-honored cliche' about the "trailer-queen" Harleys being towed to Sturgis and unloaded in time to roar into town like seasoned road warriors. No?

Man,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By MikeB
This is a Honda site, not Harley. You must have...

This is a Honda site, not Harley. You must have wandered here by mistake. :mrgreen:

I have a Harbor Freight trailer rated to about 1000# which has never caused me any problems. The 12" wheels,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By MikeB
Pray for December. That's all you can do.:mrgreen:

Pray for December. That's all you can do.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By MikeB
I'm very surprised to hear that dealerships there...

I'm very surprised to hear that dealerships there are so clueless...after all, there are about a million motorcycles and scooters on the road in BKK alone (though on a recent visit to Hanoi I saw...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By MikeB
If you have the wheels on hand the best way to...

If you have the wheels on hand the best way to find out is just to try to install them. If they fit right on, fine, if not you can see what you will need in the way of spacers, etc.

But doesn't...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By MikeB
Honda VT400...

Honda VT400 (http://www.drive.com.au/bike-reviews/honda-vt400-20090821-14t8b.html)

If you can't get a manual from any Honda dealer in Thailand you may be able to find one from Australia, perhaps...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By MikeB
I believe that is known as cognitive...

I believe that is known as cognitive dissonance.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-20-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 657
Posted By MikeB
If I put armor in my shorts it will be a codpiece.

If I put armor in my shorts it will be a codpiece.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-20-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 644
Posted By MikeB
Pray for rain. Washing a V-Strom is strictly...

Pray for rain. Washing a V-Strom is strictly prohibited by ownership regulations. Violations are punished by requiring the owner to attach some kind of shiny chrome accessory which will subject him...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-20-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By MikeB
Unless your bike's piston rings are looser than a...

Unless your bike's piston rings are looser than a *****'s morals you won't get much oil leaking into the cylinders from a brief rest on its side. Maybe after an hour or so of repose it might be a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 657
Posted By MikeB
Removable sleeves? That gives gimmickry a bad...

Removable sleeves? That gives gimmickry a bad name.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-19-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 657
Posted By MikeB
All the time. Why would you not?

All the time. Why would you not?
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 598
Posted By MikeB
Right, tool kits normally contain completely...

Right, tool kits normally contain completely disposable tools except for the plug wrench and hex wrench for the rear axle nut. I replace everything else with decent stuff. You can get complete socket...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 598
Posted By MikeB
Maye you can borrow an OEM plug wrench from...

Maye you can borrow an OEM plug wrench from another bike's tool kit. Except for special jointed ones needed to get into inaccessible places they are pretty much alike, so much so that I've got mine...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-18-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By MikeB
I read an article recently that said the water...

I read an article recently that said the water level was down 150'. I'm going to try to get over there this summer while there is still some water left. I'll be in my Zodiac with miniscule draft so...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 598
Posted By MikeB
Use the spark plug socket wrench that came in...

Use the spark plug socket wrench that came in your tool kit. It's often the best or only way to access plugs in narrow or difficult to access recesses.

But if you need to buy an aftermarket socket...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-18-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,759
Posted By MikeB
Nine dead creeps and no civilian or police...

Nine dead creeps and no civilian or police casualties. It's pretty rare these days to find good news in the papers.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-16-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By MikeB
I can't go along with the "bigger is better"...

I can't go along with the "bigger is better" solution for rough roads. Both cruisers and big touring bikes have fairly limited suspension travel, and both will bottom out pretty easily on bigger ruts...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By MikeB
When somebody from LA complains about Dallas...

When somebody from LA complains about Dallas traffic you KNOW it's bad!:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 575
Posted By MikeB
If that means you get a better product if you pay...

If that means you get a better product if you pay more for it, that's the most inaccurate statement I'm likely to encounter this week (unless I listen to some politician's speech).

If there is a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-15-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By MikeB
Good advice for a standard or dirt bike, but I'm...

Good advice for a standard or dirt bike, but I'm not sure that keeping your weight over the pegs with a foot-forward cruiser is a good idea. That simply weights the front end more and exacerbates the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By MikeB
All of the above. Keep a loose grip on the bars...

All of the above. Keep a loose grip on the bars and steady throttle. I found when riding my little RD350 on gravel roads in Mexico some years ago that scooting back on the seat loads the rear a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-13-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By MikeB
Necessary? No, not until you need it. At which...

Necessary? No, not until you need it. At which point it becomes at a minimum highly desirable.

Of course, you can say the same for protective clothing, helmet, liability insurance, smoke detectors...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 05-12-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 778
Posted By MikeB
Since the officer's performance evaluation is...

Since the officer's performance evaluation is directly related to the number of tickets s/he issues, that IS a quota by another name.

What happens if an officer doesn't see the required number of...
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