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06-16-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,683
Posted By moparnut72

There is a guy on the XL Forum who rides a Sporty...

There is a guy on the XL Forum who rides a Sporty in Iron Butt rallies. He goes by Parrothead on that site. I think he is here too, ccomley or something similar. I would have liked to have kept mine...
05-25-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,214
Posted By moparnut72

When I was in the Army, I was selected during...

When I was in the Army, I was selected during basic to go to driver's school to get a government driver's for some motorpool driving. The sergeant teaching the class said at one point "there is no...
05-17-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By moparnut72

"There have been threads in here about who likes...

"There have been threads in here about who likes to ride alone.... I am one of those riders"

I am one of those too. I have a hard time telling someone that I am not interested when they want to go...
05-17-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,825
Posted By moparnut72

I recently lost the covered storage for my 5th...

I recently lost the covered storage for my 5th wheel RV. I cleared a part of my lot to park it but had my doubts due to the tightness of the area. I happened to have watched some truck driving...
05-17-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,401
Posted By moparnut72

I will relate an experience I have been going...

I will relate an experience I have been going through with a couple of dealers, auto type however. One of the tire Pressure sensors quit working in my wife's car. It normally wouldn't be a problem...
05-11-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,508
Posted By moparnut72

I only use the front brake because there is no...

I only use the front brake because there is no way to rotate the rubber pad on the foot brake.
kk
04-26-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By moparnut72

I don't care if it doesn't last as long because I...

I don't care if it doesn't last as long because I no longer have the starter struggling to turn the engine over. Batteries are cheap compared to starters.
kk
04-26-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By moparnut72

I put one of these in my Slim S a couple of...

I put one of these in my Slim S a couple of months ago. It cranks like it never did with the OEM. Of course it is 500 CCA compared to the OEM's 310. I think it was $119 with free shipping.
kk
03-21-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,136
Posted By moparnut72

This is not a 30 minute fix. At least on my bike...

This is not a 30 minute fix. At least on my bike it isn't. You can't even reach the bolts with the tank on and if you could there is not enough room to get them out. It is going to take probably 30...
02-20-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,810
Posted By moparnut72

Yup, nice bike. I love white bikes. I painted my...

Yup, nice bike. I love white bikes. I painted my R75/5 white at one point, fairing and all. Enjoy.
kk
02-09-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,854
Posted By moparnut72

I had a BMW Airhead with dual plug heads. I...

I had a BMW Airhead with dual plug heads. I bought it from a dealer that machined the heads but never installed an ignition system. I rode it for quite awhile with a dummy plug in each cylinder. I...
01-21-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,961
Posted By moparnut72

"Hell. as a kid, my bike wasn't particularly for...

"Hell. as a kid, my bike wasn't particularly for entertainment - it was a means of transportation"

That is a very good point. Same for me. I also had a small boat which was for fun and to go...
12-29-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,146
Posted By moparnut72

I have a 104 that I have been using for the last...

I have a 104 that I have been using for the last couple of years. A very nice helmet and one of the top rated modulars on the market. A few months ago I tried on a 105. It was much better fit wise at...
12-15-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,561
Posted By moparnut72

Cost $16.38 for every mile he rode it, not...

Cost $16.38 for every mile he rode it, not including insurance and registration. Holy crap.
kk
12-15-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 46,580
Posted By moparnut72

I have had a few jobs that involved driving. Two...

I have had a few jobs that involved driving. Two of them were transporting passengers. One was Yellow Cab. During the safety training was it their insistence that you take your foot off the...
11-25-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,169
Posted By moparnut72

I have used a lot of different plugs through the...

I have used a lot of different plugs through the years. I don't like the foam plugs, they start to get irritating after awhile. Years ago I had custom ones made at a gun show years ago. They don't...
11-25-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By moparnut72

Back when I started riding it took all four...

Back when I started riding it took all four fingers to get enough force to get the bike to slow down some.
11-23-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,970
Posted By moparnut72

When I was about 14 a guy I knew had Jawa, came...

When I was about 14 a guy I knew had Jawa, came by the house and gave me a ride in the field next door. He wasn't of age either, I don't remember how he got the there but I have never forgotten that...
11-15-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,083
Posted By moparnut72

I would not be starting my bike in gear, a path...

I would not be starting my bike in gear, a path to destruction. Riding another make for years that had a reputation for clutch cables breaking on a regular basis taught me to be prepared for...
11-01-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,852
Posted By moparnut72

I have test ridden both of these bikes. I liked...

I have test ridden both of these bikes. I liked both of them but neither were right for me. They were both nimble in the handling department. The LR didn't like tar snakes but it was kind of a shop...
10-29-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 56,738
Posted By moparnut72

I enjoyed it as well. Wish I could do a trip like...

I enjoyed it as well. Wish I could do a trip like this. Last one was when I was in the Army, took a 3 week leave and had a blast. That was 47 years ago. Five day trips are all I can do now due to my...
10-21-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By moparnut72

I flipped mine to vertical, looks a lot better. I...

I flipped mine to vertical, looks a lot better. I asked a CHP officer if that was OK, he assured me that it was. Your state may be different. Ask a cop, they are more than happy to keep you legal....
07-27-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 13,070
Posted By moparnut72

This thread has me thinking more about using my...

This thread has me thinking more about using my horn as a warning device. As for an emergency I will stick to my brakes, clutch, throttle and or evasive maneuvers.
kk.
07-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 56,738
Posted By moparnut72

One of the most incredible places I have ever...

One of the most incredible places I have ever been to. Having acrophobia just looking over the edge gave me the Willies.(sp?)
kk
07-12-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By moparnut72

When I was young I wanted to get a motorcycle. My...

When I was young I wanted to get a motorcycle. My mom said no, I bought one anyway. She was so mad she didn't speak to me for two weeks. Thirty five years later she came out to Cal to visit. I lived...
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