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Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   10-01-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Even if you have adequate insurance it still...

Even if you have adequate insurance it still doesn't protest the rest of us - when insurance companies have to pay out large claims they simply raise everyone's rates to cover their loss. The only...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
It might say "91 octane RON" - octane numbers can...

It might say "91 octane RON" - octane numbers can be stated as Research Octane Number or Motor Octane Number, depending on who is stating them. Here in the USA we use (RON+MON)/2 to make things even...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-13-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
We owned a Ural sidecar rig for about 6 years...

We owned a Ural sidecar rig for about 6 years before moving up to our GL1500SE sidecar 3 years ago - that's 9 years experience with sidecars. They definitely take some time to get used to - the...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-28-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,678
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
"Wig wag" lights are illegal unless you are a...

"Wig wag" lights are illegal unless you are a police or emergency vehicle. The "Back Off" products available for the brake lights flash the brake lights, but are not "wig wag" lights. By definition...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-21-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Okay, I stand corrrected - it just seems that...

Okay, I stand corrrected - it just seems that posting information on how to start a bike/car/truck without using a key is just asking for trouble!
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-20-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I guess this method can also be used to start a...

I guess this method can also be used to start a bike you might like better than your own? Might want to think twice before posting bike theft instructions...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-17-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,678
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
This debate is kind of funny: modulators are...

This debate is kind of funny: modulators are designed to make the bike more noticeable, and then some people complain because bikes with modulators are annoyingly noticeable... >:)
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   07-13-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Years ago we redid our kitchen the lazy way:...

Years ago we redid our kitchen the lazy way: bought replacement doors at Home Depot and replaced everything. They even have veneers that match the doors so you can add it to the cabinet framework,...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   07-13-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,678
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
That was a Firebird - I know: same car with...

That was a Firebird - I know: same car with different badges but still...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   06-05-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Alternately: If it isn't broken, fix it until it...

Alternately: If it isn't broken, fix it until it is...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,098
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
My '94 GL1500SE gives a pretty consistent 30 mpg,...

My '94 GL1500SE gives a pretty consistent 30 mpg, using the crappy 87 octane gas that California insists we use. But then I'm dragging around a sidecar that probably adds a couple of hundred pounds...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   05-24-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 767
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
There is a difference between "junk" and "stuff":...

There is a difference between "junk" and "stuff":


"Stuff" is the junk you keep, and "Junk" is the stuff you throw away...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
That would be $(X-1).99 ...>:)

That would be $(X-1).99 ...>:)
Forum: Computer Talk   05-05-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I was able to get AdBlock+ running again by...

I was able to get AdBlock+ running again by clearing all the cookies, and history.
Forum: Computer Talk   05-04-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Found this article also:...

Found this article also: https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/firefox-extensions-glitch/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds that helps explain it. Thanks everyone!
Forum: Computer Talk   05-04-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Something changed with Firefox

So, I fired up the laptop yesterday and opened Firefox. When it came up there was a notice that some of my apps are not compatible with Firefox, and they have been de-activated - one of those is...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   04-22-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I wonder how fast he was moving? the "canyon"...

I wonder how fast he was moving? the "canyon" carved in the ground indicates that it moved forward for some distance, with the axle assembly in pieces so it wasn't getting any drive power. Presumably...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-11-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,542
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I agree - I tried putting a 195 on my '94 but...

I agree - I tried putting a 195 on my '94 but decided to do some measuring before I went to the trouble of mounting the tire. The swingarm has about 185 mm of clearance so a 195 mm tire is going to...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-11-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,542
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I agree - I tried putting a 195 on my '94 but...

I agree - I tried putting a 195 on my '94 but decided to do some measuring before I went to the trouble of mounting the tire. The swingarm has about 185 mm of clearance so a 195 mm tire is going to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Forum   03-10-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,142
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
DST is like having a blanket that is too short -...

DST is like having a blanket that is too short - so you cut a foot off the bottom and sew it onto the top...
Forum: Computer Talk   03-02-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I'm running Mint Cinnamon - you can install a...

I'm running Mint Cinnamon - you can install a package called "KPatience" using the Software Manager that contains Freecell, along with 11 other solitaire games.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,350
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
It's been a while, and I don't remember all the...

It's been a while, and I don't remember all the details, but we had to remove the tupperware from the front of the bike, the sides of the bike, and the top of the bike. You need to remove the cooling...
Forum: Computer Talk   02-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,161
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I'll take a look at this, but it seems to defeat...

I'll take a look at this, but it seems to defeat the purpose of getting away from the Windows environment. If I'm going to have to run and open-source Windows I may just as well stay with "real"...
Forum: Computer Talk   02-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,161
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
Now, if a savvy linux guru would take the...

Now, if a savvy linux guru would take the Microsoft Streets & Trips program and port it to linux, then support it with regular map updates they would make a lot of money! It used to be one of the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-06-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,350
Posted By Alan_Hepburn
I get a jerk on my GL1500SE every so often - but...

I get a jerk on my GL1500SE every so often - but I just take a deep breath, and give myself an attitude adjustment, and everything is good again... >:)
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