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    I don't think the point was mislead. Guy has big...

    I don't think the point was mislead. Guy has big power supply and wants to operate an AC device. An inverter would be required. A few wires and a Harbor Freight inverter and you're in business. The...
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    Good thing it's downhill for the way home. Riding...

    Good thing it's downhill for the way home. Riding up slope eats power and so does a heat sink.
    But folks have been cooking with motor heat since the Model T. I've seen some motorcycle examples...
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    Willy, old bean, i can see the copy of the book...

    Willy, old bean, i can see the copy of the book collecting dust on the book shelf. I should re read it my self!
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    Zen and the art of Smithsonian.

    October Smithsonian write up of Robert Pirsigs Honda. 2 plus pages of an article of the book and a nice big picture of the Honda he rode.
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    "You don't play tennis in steel toed work boots...

    "You don't play tennis in steel toed work boots do you? "
    In the Army we did everything in lace up boots. So yes, you can play tennis in boots. May not be ideal but the luxury of having a number of...
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    I've currently got 2 1/2, 1/2 is a salvage spare...

    I've currently got 2 1/2, 1/2 is a salvage spare DL650 I got so cheap. I've had as many as 7 bikes at one time. You are allowed as many as you've got money and room for. Who's going to go tell J Leno...
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    With the boomers dying off and the millennials...

    With the boomers dying off and the millennials not buying motorcycles, it won't make much difference. We got to enjoy the glory days and watch the decline of Moto Journalism and motorcycling. Ain't...
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    My, My how picky. I loved my ST. I changed the...

    My, My how picky. I loved my ST. I changed the mirror position a bit and got a different windshield to suit myself. Found the power plentiful, the fuel economy way better than any airhead I had and...
  9. Nice to hear your episode turned out OK!

    Nice to hear your episode turned out OK!
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    Be careful of that three wheeler idea. If you do...

    Be careful of that three wheeler idea. If you do a motorcycle and sidecar it's a whole new world. Kinda strange too. My rig was a BMW 80/7 with a Ural. A friend had an old Shriners Vespa and weird...
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    Yah, the memories. I recently ran across a volume...

    Yah, the memories. I recently ran across a volume of pictures of a ride we took with the sidecar rig towing a tent trailer to Missoula Montana 22 years ago.
    Memories are good!
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    Sitting in a storage space for a long time Stuff...

    Sitting in a storage space for a long time Stuff gets crudded up from non use. You fuel and water and oil yup. Old tires and rubber bits get tired.Steering head bearings. But all that may be wakened...
  13. Good luck on that. I've been trying to find a new...

    Good luck on that. I've been trying to find a new home for my factory Disk and Haynes manual for years. No one wants to pay for them.
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    You have to be daft to remove the center stand....

    You have to be daft to remove the center stand. What harm is it causing you?
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    Anyone remember which little bike had a 2nd...

    Anyone remember which little bike had a 2nd sprocket mounted and all you did was add/subtract a chain section to make it work?
    Oh, one bike had a transfer case with a movement of a lever the gear...
  16. I used to check the plugs on my air head BMW's...

    I used to check the plugs on my air head BMW's when checking the valves. Rarely needed to change them. I think construction has improved a bit since then.
    A friend took the controller from a...
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    So jealous. Haven't ridden further than 40 miles...

    So jealous. Haven't ridden further than 40 miles from home in too long. I like the camera angle. The face shield shows that the pic is where you really are looking.
    Are these screen shots from a...
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    The relay draws very little amps. It just...

    The relay draws very little amps. It just provides a path for the big power to the fuses.
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    It'd be fun to be the first in your neighborhood...

    It'd be fun to be the first in your neighborhood to have one. I remember seeing guys on heavily loaded 110's out touring before there was ADV bikes.
    I had a '63 Yamaha step through frame trail bike....
  20. DJ, To do it correctly one should go to the...

    DJ, To do it correctly one should go to the dealers and buy the proper replacement from them and have a factory trained tech do the change.
    Yes, a plug can wear and I've seen some degrading over...
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    The bike works the way the designers planned, not...

    The bike works the way the designers planned, not as the owner wants it to. Get a wind tunnel and start experimenting.

    Those mats seem to be a good idea for those who wants strip off the body...
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    I had an 08 ST and at that time the dealer was...

    I had an 08 ST and at that time the dealer was telling prospective customers that the belt was tensioned at the factory and wouldn't need replacing for the life of the bike.
    I didn't have much...
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    I forget if there were a set of meet and greets...

    I forget if there were a set of meet and greets at different dealers or if I got it at the Long Beach MC show and those guys were making the rounds.
    Musta been someplace?
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    I'm on the 2nd, no 3rd ADV style Bilt helmet from...

    I'm on the 2nd, no 3rd ADV style Bilt helmet from Cycle Gear. I really like them but the inner dark shield control lever ends up breaking.
    There is a LS2 Blaze I want to try but I have order in a...
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    A friend with an 1100S had two brothers and it...

    A friend with an 1100S had two brothers and it sounded really nice.
    The weight loss would be the most benefit.
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