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Safety and Riding Tips / Re: making small talk
« on: August 04, 2019, 03:56:24 PM »
Gottcha on the caliper guys....thanks for the explanation.
Tire pressure guages

When buying a new guage do you look for an ANSI certified guage?

Do you know what that really means??

Well here a link to a brief and quick read......it doesn't mean as much good as one would think! (although I still make sure all mine have this certification)
Food for thought for everyone.




Do you have any recommendations?

I have been pretty happy with both the BLUE POINT (snap on) guages I have....one is very early 80's vintage the other is late 80's or early 90's vintage...... both have the 8" flexible hose, one has a 15* angle on the head, the other has about a 45* angle on the head and both swivel......... I use the 15* angled head every day, the 45* a few times a week (mostly on those 90* stems since you are coming at them sideways)

absolutely hate the STOCKTON even though it had good reviews, and I tried 2 different models of these

The MOTION PRO professional, that is the one that reads about 4 psi low all the time compared to both Blue points and the Dunlop tire vendors "professional dunlop guage"

a quick look at snap ons website and I do not even see the same or similar blue point guages I have........ those gauges with the long steel shaft on the end, well I find them to be a royal pain in the ass on motorcycles- probably fantastic on most cars/trucks though....

Thanks.  I purchased a JACO ElitePro Tire Pressure Gauge - 60 PSI.  I like the backlit analog that holds at the peak measurement.  I found it spot on to my other (hard to read in dim light) LCD guages.  We'll see if it lasts.

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Safety and Riding Tips / Re: Tires, safety and age.
« on: July 28, 2019, 04:26:29 PM »
Also make sure you look at the date code of the tires you purchase.  Several years ago I received Bridgestone tires from Dennis Kirk that had a four year old date code.  They did right by me and shipped me fresh tires.  They explained that they don't stock all types of tires on site (these were touring tires for the ST) so they have no control over the warehouse and inventory control from distributors.

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Safety and Riding Tips / Re: making small talk
« on: July 28, 2019, 03:44:48 PM »
Tire pressure guages

When buying a new guage do you look for an ANSI certified guage?

Do you know what that really means??

Well here a link to a brief and quick read......it doesn't mean as much good as one would think! (although I still make sure all mine have this certification)
Food for thought for everyone.




Do you have any recommendations?

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General Banter / Re: WHERE ARE THEY?
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:01:33 PM »
Several years ago, I started a thread that was strictly focused on motorcycle accidents from stats published by the State Patrol.  It was simply a thread to show riders how accidents occur and convey the message about proper training.  I posted these stats for almost a whole season and was shocked how large the thread view count had grown, (132,250 as indicated today).  I suspect the member list might have grown from people who don't even ride and were drawn by the tragedy factor of that thread  I discontinued the practice as these stats are already public on the State Patrol site anyway.

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Safety and Riding Tips / Re: making small talk
« on: April 20, 2019, 06:57:14 PM »
Holy glob of molten metal!

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Safety and Riding Tips / Re: Observations....
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:14:06 PM »
Glad there was consequences.  Personally I would have liked to stood there in person and heard him try to explain why he was over halfway in your lane.  Does it mean anything in your life?  Probably not but it forces him to look you in the eye and admit he f'ed up.

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General Banter / Re: warm weather
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:15:23 PM »
My ZZR is in the bedroom........

I'm not going there....nope.  :D

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General Banter / Re: Amish restaurant.
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:21:42 AM »
TK, Darcy, Ed and myself did a small ride several years ago to the Little Miami.  I led them in on the gravel side, LOL.

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General Banter / Re: SW Wis getting hammered by floods again
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:30:41 AM »
Lacrosse Tribune has updated their photo album with aerial shots of many towns.  Highway 131 is basically gone in several sections.

https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/photos-floodwaters-cause-massive-damage-in-la-crosse-area/collection_2c25194e-178e-5ee3-bd91-0c616f98ba72.html#31

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General Banter / Re: SW Wis getting hammered by floods again
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:41:15 PM »
I read this evening that I90/94 was closed near Mauston.   The pictures coming out of the Coon Valley/Cashton area is horrible.  The Slimey Crud ride will be interesting in a month.

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General Banter / Re: RIP Barney Larson
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:32:10 PM »
Sad to hear.  I bought three bikes from Barney.  RIP

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General Banter / Re: Favorite roads
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:41:30 PM »
Poudre Canyon, CO

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General Banter / Re: 7 of the last 9
« on: July 22, 2016, 07:57:23 PM »
TK, the forum slowed down long before FB was even a gleam in Zuckerberg's eye.  The old MN-Sportbike site logged thousands of posts a week in the early days.  The FB isn't any more active than this forum.  Just keep reminding yourself when a "forum" was a monthly newsletter printed on some crappy word processor.  :)

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They were really nice. They even made me hot chocolate and I was on my way.

"Just feed him something sweet Martha, don't look him directly in the eye and he will be on his way."

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