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by Gadjet
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: I'm back

top 10 list? hmm. Not sure if I can make a list of ten, but.... Gen 1 Kawasaki KLR650 BMW F650GS (the older version, with the 650cc Rotax single cylinder) Kawasaki Versys 650 Honda Africa Twin Transalp Right now though, I will take pretty much anything as long as it is running, street legal, and dir...
by Gadjet
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm back
Replies: 2
Views: 795

I'm back

Hey everyone, I'm back. Not moderating anymore, and still bike shopping, but thought I would get a headstart on catching up on here.

Owen
by Gadjet
Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Gear bag you can leave with the bike
Replies: 2
Views: 4391

couple questions: What kind of bike do you have? Do you have a means of mounting locking sidecases or a topbox? In a pinch, you can always get a decent cable lock and run the cable through the chinbar on the helmet, then through the sleeves and pantlegs of your riding gear and locking them to the bi...
by Gadjet
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: How much should I pay to have a front fender painted?
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

that sounds about right. I spent $250 to have a gas tank painted.
by Gadjet
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Problems with the key jamming in the ignition
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

graphite lubricant. You should be able to get some at your local auto parts store (Napa, Pep boys, what have you)

If you're not sure what it is that you are looking for when you go in, just ask the parts guys; they'll know what you will want for your purposes.
by Gadjet
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Cruzer form??
Replies: 1
Views: 4313

there are brand-specific forum sections here, but no specific sections for cruisers, sportbikes, etc... Check out the section for your manufacturer and I'm sure that somebody will be able to help you out with your specific bike or will be able to point you in the direction of a model-specific forum....
by Gadjet
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Dear Massachusetts State Police.
Replies: 6
Views: 3262

I'm thinking that it might be a good time to take a stroll over to the cop the next time that he is waiting for you and ask what he's doing. Get his badge number and car number and write up a nice polite report to his superiors. If it isn't the same cop all the time, get all their numbers. Maybe get...
by Gadjet
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What are the chances of recovering a stolen bike?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

hate to say it, but I agree with Flesher; the bike will have been stripped by now. Check ebay and other online auction/sale sites - you mind find some of the parts listed.
by Gadjet
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Reuse cotter pins for rear tire bolt nuts
Replies: 12
Views: 5979

I never reuse my cotter pins. I bought a bulk pack at one of my local liquidation places for only a couple bucks. I always carry several spares on the bike in case I need to do some chain adjusting on the road. (or to help out someone who needs one)
by Gadjet
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: White stuff on chain - Problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

it's chain wax.

I used to use the same stuff on my chain, but while it lasted a long time, it also collected road gunk really well (I used PJ-1). I now lube my chain with a multipurpose spray on lube that works really well.
by Gadjet
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Yamaha 535 CC Cam chain tension question
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

if you have fuel leaking into the crankcase, then you have a problem with the carb. It is filling up and allowing fuel to flow into the cylinder, then past the rings and into the crankcase. As for the cam chain, it should have an automatic tensioner, but the rubbing blocks may be worn out. You might...
by Gadjet
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: bike total miles before brake or tire replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 7940

changed my first rear tire at 6000km, the front at 16000km. I run a dual sport so my tire life varies by style. Lowest I got was 2000km out of a Maxxis 6006, longest was 12000km out of a Kenda 760 (these are on the rear) Longest I've run a front tire was 23000km out of a trailwing 41. As for brakes,...
by Gadjet
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcycle Jacket for Hawaii
Replies: 12
Views: 3372

Grey Thumper wrote: Plus, the mesh helps keep you from getting sunburned.
I can attest that this is incorrect. The sun still gets through the mesh to your skin. I found that out when I went to Arizona and Mexico two years ago. T-shirt and mesh jacket and I still got a bit burned on my arms.
by Gadjet
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Automated Parking Garages
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

having worked in the parking industry, I can give you a couple reasons why a lot of parking lots don't allow motorcycles 1. the loop sensors that control the ticket printers and gates won't always activate for a motorcycle, and if they do, they may close prematurely, hitting the rider or bike. 2. lo...
by Gadjet
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Garage or Do it yourself
Replies: 11
Views: 7182

I try to do all my own work unless it is something that is covered under the warranty, then I'll let the shop deal with it.
by Gadjet
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: TMW minor site design. Need your opinon on Screen Resolution
Replies: 8
Views: 5395

I'm running 1280x800 on my laptop
by Gadjet
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: My chain costs $130 WTF!? Is That Right
Replies: 17
Views: 3575

what kind of chain is it? chain prices vary by manufacturer and specs (series, number of links, o-ring/x-ring)
by Gadjet
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Help: Trying to take off a very rusted chain
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

try an angle grinder. you're not trying to save the chain anyway.....
by Gadjet
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: bad regulator/rectifier and stator????
Replies: 10
Views: 5602

respliced the wires and now I am getting 14v at 5krpms. I am a happy camper now. that would explain why adding any "addons" to this thing it would kill the battery. Electrical add-ons will only kill your battery if they draw more Watts than your charging system puts out - then they start draining t...
by Gadjet
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: And yet another "Billy Hunt"
Replies: 13
Views: 4070

Here is my Billy Hunt of the week. (who is Billy Hunt?) I was walking to my local neighbourhood mall last week and as I got near I spotted this "Mr. Cool parked on the sidewalk. As you can see, there are also pedestrians here. It is often quite crowded with people walking there. http://farm4.static...