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Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,771
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Hell - the American west would NEVER have been...

Hell - the American west would NEVER have been populated without wooden spokes...!
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,771
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I'm IN too (more on THAT later...:1drink)... and...

I'm IN too (more on THAT later...:1drink)... and I think they're a Big Block and a TKC80, incidentally - the SAME tires I'll be installing next weekend, in AZ, tho' on different ends. (My TKC80 will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - thought you're in Texas...? :huh

Dave - thought you're in Texas...?

:huh
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-09-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
When I 'did' my R1 shock I had a machine shop...

When I 'did' my R1 shock I had a machine shop make up two (a spare) for the easily-removeable bushing, and set up my drill press for the other end (I believe that's the HARDENED end), and went up by...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
On my '08 Versys I had Hepko-Becker crash bars,...

On my '08 Versys I had Hepko-Becker crash bars, but decided to change to SW Motech ones so as to be able to install their "skid-plate". My bolts were not cross-threaded but the nuts turned while...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
...and southern Alberta just had a summer...

...and southern Alberta just had a summer snow-fall of about 20 cms (4 to 5"), which took out trees, branches and powerlines in Calgary....

Oh, and this morning the airport temp here in Kelowna,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-01-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
why we ride... dirt

If you haven't seen it, here's an 8 minute video on why we ride (everyone BUT Dave should watch it...:D).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRQyEBY5YjQ&sns=em

...cause it's for OLD guys....:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
The May long-weekend back in '02 or '03, we were...

The May long-weekend back in '02 or '03, we were camped at Waterton Park (the Canadian part of Glacier...), and got 36" (YES - THREE feet!!!) of snow overnight, probably May 25th.... :eek1

That's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
WRONG county - Joe's in the NEXT one west...! ...

WRONG county - Joe's in the NEXT one west...!

:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
What a coincidence... a TKC front and a BB rear...

What a coincidence... a TKC front and a BB rear arrived in AZ for me a couple of days back....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Will it still move in-and-out, or is it pretty...

Will it still move in-and-out, or is it pretty much solid?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - BTW - how has that "JB Weld" fix for the V...

Dave - BTW - how has that "JB Weld" fix for the V foot-peg bracket worked out?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
"sure it is, pásame otra cerveza fría por favor....

"sure it is, pásame otra cerveza fría por favor. "

And I suppose it has to be a "Bleu"...?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Kelowna, BC is in a desert. Check this link out: ...

Kelowna, BC is in a desert. Check this link out:
http://www.canada.com/topics/travel/story.html?id=f8d104e8-9497-4850-a913-e07ae63a0578
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
A BIT "smokey" lately - the nearest fire is...

A BIT "smokey" lately - the nearest fire is probably 15 miles SW, as the crow flies - but NOT as hot as a week or so ago (got to about 104F).
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I have to MIRROR that response, tho' MY cruise...

I have to MIRROR that response, tho' MY cruise Mach number is PROBABLY a tad lower than yours is....:wink:

The ONLY time I've added oil (M1 car oil) to either of my Vs between changes, was when I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - when you DID lose motor-mount bolts/...

Dave - when you DID lose motor-mount bolts/ nuts... did the bike get FASTER as it got LIGHTER...?

:1drink
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - thanks for posting about your rear wheel/...

Dave - thanks for posting about your rear wheel/ fender liner issue. I was doing something not connected and noticed a "wear" mark on mine. The light-bulb went "ON"....

I lifted the bike a bit,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-10-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Hanging off the back by the tire is a "pink"...

Hanging off the back by the tire is a "pink" croc. MAYBE that's a clue!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
HOLY sh*t, Batman!

HOLY sh*t, Batman!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,555
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Sounds like a STORY is in there.... Post it up! ...

Sounds like a STORY is in there.... Post it up!

:deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,555
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Clinton - IF you end up near Kelowna, BC (Apr to...

Clinton - IF you end up near Kelowna, BC (Apr to Oct), or Florence, AZ (REST of the year) - try to contact me!
I'm on here:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/
nearly every day (IF I'm NOT on a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - a "little" imagination: we all know what...

Dave - a "little" imagination: we all know what it means when someone lifts their middle finger in a vertical position.... Do you know what it means when it's their "pinkie" in a VERTICAL...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I was a connector-guy before I joined the...

I was a connector-guy before I joined the airforce (BTW - 47 years ago...!). IF I recall correctly: Grade 2 bolts have strength against SHEAR (but LIMITED clamping); Grade 8 have CLAMPING strength...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,555
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Clinton - somehow WAY-Y-Y back I thought your...

Clinton - somehow WAY-Y-Y back I thought your report had ended, so till now I had not read the last four (five?) pages.

Glad I found 'em. GREAT report!

FWIW - thanks for letting me try on your...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Kinda sounds like a "built-in" excuse to ME, but...

Kinda sounds like a "built-in" excuse to ME, but what do I know....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - you got REAL crappy luck! I'm not sure how...

Dave - you got REAL crappy luck! I'm not sure how many times I've ridden or driven "Going to the Sun" (six to ten or...?), but it's always been lovely!

Even drove it once, west to east, in my '62...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Totally agree Dave. On some dirt last week, twice...

Totally agree Dave. On some dirt last week, twice I had a side-by-side quad coming WFO using most of the road as I rounded a curve.

:eek1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I have 2" ROX RISERS on both my Vs which will do...

I have 2" ROX RISERS on both my Vs which will do what you want. The anti-vibe ones will allow a bit more rearward movement w/ out needing any aluminum removed.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
NEVER thought I'd see the day when Dave's "rat"...

NEVER thought I'd see the day when Dave's "rat" was on a trailer....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I'm curious whether Dave has "killed" this...

I'm curious whether Dave has "killed" this thread, and started a new one, and somehow I missed the announcement...?
Forum: Alaska 03-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,151
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I've camped at the Kinaskan Lake BC Provincial...

I've camped at the Kinaskan Lake BC Provincial campground (within a days ride from the south end) a few times, as well as Boya Lake BC Provincial campground (90 miles south of Watson Lake).
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
NO WAY Dave - you AIN'T near ugly enough to be...

NO WAY Dave - you AIN'T near ugly enough to be Beeber....
:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
XC - looks (to my untrained eyes...) that you've...

XC - looks (to my untrained eyes...) that you've got a bit of seepage on your left fork leg.

AMAZIN' how Dave makes that Vee Six Forty-Niner look like a 125 Grom...!

:wink:
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - I've installed one of those "single" LED...

Dave - I've installed one of those "single" LED voltmeters (changes color w/ voltage changes), but I like what you came up with. Got a link?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - remember the "Livingston Gap" when you're...

Dave - remember the "Livingston Gap" when you're planning....
:nod
...and then contact FEC...! :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - seems to me I read/ saw that you're using...

Dave - seems to me I read/ saw that you're using the stock aluminum pieces that the footpegs attach to. Have you had any issues w/ them 'rotating' (which will happen if that little aluminum 'tit'...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-22-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I DO recall trying to clear mud from a low-mount...

I DO recall trying to clear mud from a low-mount fender after it became jammed solid (way back when), w/ a branch from a tree.

Shortly after I put a high-mount on it!

NOW I just try to avoid...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
YES!!! And yesterday set a record at 88F at...

YES!!! And yesterday set a record at 88F at PHX!:evil

(What temp did you get...?):rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-17-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,032
Views: 624,414
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
The repair I mentioned was done by Douglas....

The repair I mentioned was done by Douglas....
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