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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,944
Views: 479,417
Posted By skeeter650
http://up.craigslist.org/grp/4235383318.html

http://up.craigslist.org/grp/4235383318.html
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By skeeter650
Got a text yesterday from an unknown number...

Got a text yesterday from an unknown number asking about my post in the tent space thread.

I'll be watching this ride report now.

Good luck C-Clamp. I hope Randville was everything you hoped...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 71,835
Posted By skeeter650
PM sent. I'd love to participate in the...

PM sent.

I'd love to participate in the rides, but forces conspire against me
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 71,835
Posted By skeeter650
What time Thursday? (at randville, that is)

What time Thursday? (at randville, that is)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,963
Posted By skeeter650
Here are some helpful UP survival tips: ...

Here are some helpful UP survival tips:
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=fErdLIBi2Jw
Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,467
Posted By skeeter650
i, too, just found this thread - my wife...

i, too, just found this thread -

my wife and i are in a very similar situation - huge amounts of debt, everything going up except our wages. couple that with wife taking 6 weeks off work to have...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,229
Posted By skeeter650
i've had good results drilling a hole in the head...

i've had good results drilling a hole in the head of the screw and pounding in a torx bit:

http://www.rorty-design.com/images/Torx_bit.jpg

then using the appropriate sized socket to turn the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,023
Posted By skeeter650
i have hi-way pegs on both my bikes and like them...

i have hi-way pegs on both my bikes and like them for what they are for - stretching out on the hi-way.

i've had two "oops" moments with them, that i'll share here:

1) feet were on hiway...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 142,490
Posted By skeeter650
I'd be interested if the timing works out. ...

I'd be interested if the timing works out.

Also wanted to mention: please watch out for inattentive drivers on the scenic hiway. The scenery is nice, so they don't watch the road.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-17-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 71,835
Posted By skeeter650
In my neck of the woods (iron mountain/crystal...

In my neck of the woods (iron mountain/crystal falls) we haven't had much snow and its been unseasonably warm this week. I'm sure we'll get our march blizzard, but I'm predicting the woods will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 428,802
Posted By skeeter650
i think harley would be wise to start producing a...

i think harley would be wise to start producing a reasonably priced scrambler. from what i can tell, they're only competition would be triumph, so they wouldn't really get compared to japanese...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 71,835
Posted By skeeter650
count me in for a noobie weekend ride. i can...

count me in for a noobie weekend ride. i can host campers if that makes things convenient.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,870
Posted By skeeter650
irish proverb: you will never plow a field by...

irish proverb: you will never plow a field by turning it over in your mind

i have to say that to myself whenever i'm starting a new and unfamiliar project.

sometimes i also have to remind...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-21-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,476,940
Posted By skeeter650
don't know if this has already been posted here...

don't know if this has already been posted here (105 pages is a lot of checking) but i always got a kick out of this sign:
http://www.realautosport.com/pics/LSPR2000/houghton.jpg

unfortunately,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,091
Posted By skeeter650
you could try introducing a little air to the...

you could try introducing a little air to the rear brake line, or some chain lube on the rear disc :D

but seriously, folks - i second the "hit the rear brake first" - if you have a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,976
Posted By skeeter650
wow - lotsa replies. i don't plan on...

wow - lotsa replies.

i don't plan on jumping my KLR - i'm holding out for an old *cheap* beater bike for shenanigans and hooliganisms (kinda like the one in the video)

i understand, now, how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,976
Posted By skeeter650
how to jump

i've never jumped a motorcycle. i'd like to maybe try it someday.

here's a nice video of how not to do it.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,996
Posted By skeeter650
http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/Smileys/de...

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/Smileys/default/Emoticon.gif
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,996
Posted By skeeter650
furnace air filter

it occurred to me - i can wash and re-use the air filter in my bike, why can't i wash and re-use the air filter in my furnace?

a little internet searching shows you can buy washable filters here:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,491
Posted By skeeter650
that's good to hear. i kinda get the...

that's good to hear.

i kinda get the feeling only way to really learn is to low side a few times, but i don't wanna be fixin up my bike or having the doc's fixin up me.

sort of like "how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,491
Posted By skeeter650
is this really the case? i admit i'm an offroad...

is this really the case? i admit i'm an offroad noob - i recently picked up an '07 KLR. I live on a gravel road, so i can't go anywhere without riding gravel.

anyhow, it has trail (death)...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By skeeter650
I heard that construction on hwy 58 is supposed...

I heard that construction on hwy 58 is supposed to ne done today. Just passing it on.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By skeeter650
i have an '81 seca 750 that i go back and forth...

i have an '81 seca 750 that i go back and forth between loving and hating.

xjbikes (http://xjbikes.com/Forums.html) is the most helpful motorcycle wrenching forum i've ever come across. there's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By skeeter650
i like this guy

i like this guy
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,687
Posted By skeeter650
only by dipping it in gravy. it's ketchup or GTFO

only by dipping it in gravy. it's ketchup or GTFO
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,003
Posted By skeeter650
i find that pulling in the clutch and revving the...

i find that pulling in the clutch and revving the engine scares them off. seems to work a lot better than the horn.
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2010, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By skeeter650
is sounds like one (or more) of your wires have...

is sounds like one (or more) of your wires have become disconnected.

the pinger and other type tools sound pretty cool, but you don't need those to confirm or deny a broken wire:

1 - turn off...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,125
Posted By skeeter650
hey, i wasn't there this year (but definitely...

hey, i wasn't there this year (but definitely plan on attending next year) so feel free to tell me to stfu, but it sounds like the campsite reservations were a cause of confusion - would it be easier...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By skeeter650
well, if it don't bother you, i won't change it -...

well, if it don't bother you, i won't change it - i've been using the id "skeeter" on so many forums for so long that i don't know if i could handle a different one. as far as the primus thing,...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,989
Posted By skeeter650
gas in oil?

hello folks - i recently checked the oil in my 4 wheeler and gave the dipstick a sniff and it seems to smell faintly of gas - i don't have the best sniffer in the world, so i'm not sure if what i...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By skeeter650
i've run into many gates on trails in the UP - my...

i've run into many gates on trails in the UP - my logic is to respect them regardless of what i think is true public right of way or not.

i've found there's enough un-gated trails to keep me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,675
Posted By skeeter650
Derp. I am having a rough day.

Derp. I am having a rough day.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,675
Posted By skeeter650
What day is this ride?

What day is this ride?
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 399,736
Posted By skeeter650
i just read an interesting variation on this for...

i just read an interesting variation on this for *really* hard to reach places.

shave down a stick (something still green, so it is flexible and won't break off inconveniently) and put an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By skeeter650
thanks for the info, cannonshot - and such a fast...

thanks for the info, cannonshot - and such a fast reply.

edit: i agree it is sad to lose some dirt, but maybe the pavement will bring more tourists and help the UP economy a little bit - which...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,386
Posted By skeeter650
Road Closed? - Co Rd 58 in the U.P.

Last week it was dog kicking hot in the UP. Being the we have a new born son and no air conditioning, the wife and I decided it would be a good day to spend in the car. First we headed over to...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By skeeter650
could still be the float: a friend of mine...

could still be the float:

a friend of mine had an ATV that kept flooding. he replaced the needle and seat and it still kept flooding. verified that the float indeed floats and put another new...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 136,439
Posted By skeeter650
what time do most folks hit the road in the...

what time do most folks hit the road in the morning at these shin-digs?

it's looking like i will be a bachelor th 26th thru the 29th. i can't camp cuz nobody is man enough to take care of my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By skeeter650
possibly valve clearances too tight? was it hard...

possibly valve clearances too tight? was it hard to start cold before?

try turning the engine over by hand and see if you feel any unusual resistance. the "clack" noise you describe has me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,963
Posted By skeeter650
Was on the KLR with a friend on Saturday between...

Was on the KLR with a friend on Saturday between channing and Ralph, not sure what "road" we were on but it sort of went from turner rd to 581 - saw, I think 5 ds'ers going the opposite direction....
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