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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Feb 20, 2022 at 5:18 PM
    slodoug

    slodoug Well-Known Member

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    would love one of those in a blue.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2022 at 5:44 PM
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    Went to prime my bike with oil to get her on the road again after troubleshooting 1500 problems..

    removed the oil quill to prime some oil to the big end. Snugged it down and the thing shattered in multiple pieces.

    instead of firing her up, I spent the afternoon tearing it apart to retrieve the broken pieces, all in all it’s fine, but what a let down.

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  3. Feb 20, 2022 at 8:16 PM
    SliMbo4.0

    SliMbo4.0 Well-Known Member

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    BP51, BAMF hangers, BruteForce HC, SCS, Vagabond Drifter
    I was able to get an old Pelican case I had laying around and BD S1 lights(which needs the final wiring) mounted up. Not my original position for the lights but I think it worked out well.
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  4. Feb 20, 2022 at 9:24 PM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Selling this guy in June/July/August timeframe this year, just in case anyone near eastern South Dakota has any interest. Peace.

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  5. Feb 21, 2022 at 4:13 AM
    423 TACO

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    She's a beaut.
     
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  6. Feb 21, 2022 at 6:05 AM
    uurx

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  7. Feb 21, 2022 at 7:15 AM
    grdgz97

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    No more riding?? ADV?
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2022 at 8:14 AM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Going back to my UJM/DS roots. Love the bike. Will miss it. May have another someday. But for the same price I can grab 3-4 bikes in my short list which will give me projects to work on. I miss having a project bike I can chop up, weld on, make parts for, mess with, etc. while have a couple to ride at the same time. Right now all my toy money is in one bike that’s no fun to work on and would leave me with no second/third to ride when I do.

    Rides like a dream. I don’t even have to touch the handlebars until it’s time to turn ha. Love the bike, but want to fire up the angle grinder and welder and feel bad chopping this one up.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2022 at 8:25 AM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Same reason I sold my 2012 Tacoma in 2012 and bought a 93 project truck haha. Never learn my lesson, I guess!
     
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  10. Feb 21, 2022 at 8:41 AM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    What are y'all's favorite CRUISE CONTROL solutions for bikes that don't have it? I've admittedly grown addicted.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2022 at 9:27 AM
    spencermarkd

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    Not technically cruise control, but on my F800GS I have a Kaoko throttle lock. Can't really tell it's there until you roll it on or off. Downsides are that it's expensive and bike specific (unless you feel like making your own spacers and caps and stuff..), you can't take it with you when you move bikes compared to a $20 crampbuster or something.

    https://kaoko.com/
     
  12. Feb 21, 2022 at 9:33 AM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    I’ll do some research, thank you.

    I’m not worried about cost or compatibility IF it’s the most useful user experience. I’ve never had cruise until the Chief and it really helps my painful hands/arms/back to be able to sit up and move around all I want. Thank you again!
     
  13. Feb 21, 2022 at 9:36 AM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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  14. Feb 21, 2022 at 10:26 AM
    BkerChuck

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    I used one of these on several Iron Butt certificate rides when I had my '07 FJR.

    https://www.amazon.com/Go-Cruise-GC...le+Locks+Cruise+Control&qid=1645467712&sr=8-9

    Works well enough to let you give your right hand a break on reasonably level highways. Had a few times out west when the road was clear, level , and straight where it held steady speed for probably 10 miles or more. Now that I have my '14 FJR with electronic cruise though I can't ever go back. Gave my old throttle like like that to @w.adventures when he flew up to Philly and then was riding that SV home. Ask him how it worked for him.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2022 at 10:47 AM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    It was a hand saver for sure! If I was looking for something permanent I would look into that one @spencermarkd linked to.
     
  16. Feb 21, 2022 at 10:55 AM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Good to know, thank you both for the feedback.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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    The Kaoko and Throttlemeister units both work very well and are nicely designed to integrate into the bike cleanly but on that note are bike specific so you can't take it with you if you change bikes. All of these are simple throttle locks simply holding the throttle at a set point so you can rest your hand for short stretch. There are some others out there like Brakeaway that work really well and have a nice "push button" off that may make some riders feel safer as it's really fast to release in an emergency situation. I know over on ADVRider.com I've seen another one called Atlas being made by one of the members over there that also looks pretty slick.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2022 at 2:45 PM
    Artruck

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    When I used to commute to school, I bought a thick o-ring slightly smaller than my bar end, but thicker than the gap to the grip. I filed a little notch in the bar end, and when I needed to hold a throttle position, I would roll the o-ring into the grip and it would stop it from moving on it’s own. It was under a dollar and worked well enough for me at the time. Not sure I would do it again, but if it’s for beater bike…
     
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  19. Feb 21, 2022 at 2:53 PM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Maybe it’s just me, but I have a little chuckle to myself every time I see HDs new offering

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    I always think, that looks ironically familiar (to me, anyway)…

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    …to the bike that almost ixnayed HD’s existence entirely, if not for their lawyers haha.
     
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  20. Feb 21, 2022 at 3:55 PM
    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    His:
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    Hers, also known as also his:
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    Just in case anyone is selling :D


    1 on-road, 1 off-road, 1 weld-project, each :)
     

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