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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:05 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Pass on that bike - you can do much much better...

Pass on that bike - you can do much much better with patience. If there are outward signs a bike hasn't been well cared for you can be assured there will be more problems to find.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
No direct experience (yet) but butyl rubber tubes...

No direct experience (yet) but butyl rubber tubes are apparently hard to patch

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15636884&postcount=47277
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Speaking of decals... anybody ever use this...

Speaking of decals...

anybody ever use this stuff on their side panels?
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/4275/i/factory-effex-universal-number-plate-backgrounds

I have a '93 and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Welcome Slip Flickr is bums... To post...

Welcome Slip

Flickr is bums...

To post your picture in message from flickr....
-click on the link you posted
-in the lower right of the grey surrounding your pic you'll see a link for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I ended getting gussets welded in when I recently...

I ended getting gussets welded in when I recently had my frame powdercoated. Gravityisnotmyfriend sent me the template and they fit superbly! :clap

With the gussets I'd say go for the rack you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 04:48 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Rack

Another cycleracks user over here. Very easy to install, stout, and easy to get side panels on/off w/ rack installed.

If you don't plan on welding in the gussets for the weak rear subframe, a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I assumed O/F recently retired and had a lot more...

I assumed O/F recently retired and had a lot more spare time on his hands...but apparently not enough spare time to look at a picture twice.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
On this thread?? Well, I'll be rooting for you!!...

On this thread?? Well, I'll be rooting for you!!

If you find yourself in an Aerostich jacket discussing jesse bags with a couple of GSA owners, send us a postcard. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Lots of things can change back in time. Just...

Lots of things can change back in time. Just don't be too stubborn to shut the door and lock it for good. Sounds like you've done a lot for them and my generation is pretty shitty about picking up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You clean that tire and rim with a toothbrush or...

You clean that tire and rim with a toothbrush or something? Spotless!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You may be able to get a loaner impact gun from...

You may be able to get a loaner impact gun from autozone or advanced auto parts. They will put a hold on your credit card for the value of the tool, but then remove it when you return.

An impact...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You could have been spanking a chick...:pimp ...

You could have been spanking a chick...:pimp Could have turned that into a burn that would have incinerated me:rofl

Sounds like your hand is fixed up which is great!
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Sure you didn't injure your hand in a spankathon??

Sure you didn't injure your hand in a spankathon??
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Next time tell him to bring the parts or tell him...

Next time tell him to bring the parts or tell him there is a 25% additional tax for bitching. You'll get to see if your friend is a quick learner.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:01 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Howdy - that is the left fork. Not sure the fork...

Howdy - that is the left fork. Not sure the fork tubes are side dependent (microfishe does not specify), but they looked identical to me. But, if you check out my last post I might be looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
More fork trouble

Well, after finding marks on my left fork tube I switched gears and started to service the right fork. Everything came apart fine, cleaned, and got the new bushings and seal on.

I seated the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
When you air up the shock to make it stiffer...

When you air up the shock to make it stiffer through the schrader valves on the fork cap. Not sure if many people play with that setting.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
PM Inbound...

PM Inbound...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Unfortunately the short mark is pretty deep. I...

Unfortunately the short mark is pretty deep. I can take the burs out, but I'm pretty sure I'll have a slow leak and I won't be able to hold air pressure for long. I'll see what the XRL inventory is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:47 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Fork Tube Shot?

I set off this morning overhauling my front forks. After removing the fork boots I noticed this:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/16365642505_014b18d3bd_b.jpg

The marks can definitely be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
The smell of cooked batteries would be a step up...

The smell of cooked batteries would be a step up from the mineral spirits when I flushed out my frame. A new fragrance for the shed. Thanks for the tip Steve!

(Hope you wear safety goggles w/...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You happen to have a method to clean an assembled...

You happen to have a method to clean an assembled engine? I plugged up the holes and went over my engine w/ a sos pad (i.e. steel wool and soap). It certainly helped, but still mungy in places. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Last I checked I don't make the rules on who gets...

Last I checked I don't make the rules on who gets to be a country :D

If you want to read up on a weird little country check out Nauru. Once the country with the highest per capita income in the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I believe the Vatican City and San Marino are two...

I believe the Vatican City and San Marino are two additional independent countries enclosed completely within another country.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 81,685
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Posted By vector_dumb
Go away.

Go away.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You using one of the slant FCR41 (non mx) carbs?...

You using one of the slant FCR41 (non mx) carbs? Just curious, where did you end up with your jetting?
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Engines, Engines, and more Engines... busting.

Steve - in your professional opinion is the L's engine not as robust as it should be, or is this par for the course for a thumper?

I've been tracking the thread for a year or so and the number of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:38 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I pick it up with my back to the bike like shown...

I pick it up with my back to the bike like shown here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLkrPkjimo

...but if I'm super pissed about what happened, I have no problem picking up the bike any way I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Same here. Probably should exchange notes on...

Same here. Probably should exchange notes on gear sizing. :lol3

For all those who think we're skinny shits, 165 is actually the middle of the 'normal' body mass index category. Probably the only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
It looked like the inside of the frame was bare...

It looked like the inside of the frame was bare steel. Won't it rust w/ a h20 flush?

...but if I'm getting sand after the next go round with mineral spirits I'll probably need to use the hose and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:40 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I ended up spending yesterday afternoon flushing...

I ended up spending yesterday afternoon flushing the oil tank in the frame after getting it back from the powder coater. I would dump in varying amounts of minerals spirits, shake/tilt/twist, drain...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 81,685
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Posted By vector_dumb
I did note the need to flush the frame from...

I did note the need to flush the frame from earlier in the thread, but the details and pics gave me a much better idea of what to expect. Planning to use the coleman camp fuel I didn't use this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Picked up my frame and some other items from the...

Picked up my frame and some other items from the powder coater. Overall they did a pretty good job, but they powder coated the frame drain bolt and frame oil screen in place. Looks like some razor...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 04:37 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
...and hosers (for our friends to the far north)

...and hosers (for our friends to the far north)
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Bring your own multi motorcycle accident wherever...

Bring your own multi motorcycle accident wherever you go:rofl:rofl:rofl

I love hacks, but using a hack to transport a second bike never crept into my wildest imagination. The weight load plus the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the post. I was flipping back...

Thank you for the post. I was flipping back through the thread and found an old post of yours (#67824). Looks like you've updated the bracket since then. Pretty awesome machine.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Merry Christmas guys. I spend more time with you...

Merry Christmas guys. I spend more time with you then my family. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Fritzcoinc - replaced my wheel bearings as per...

Fritzcoinc - replaced my wheel bearings as per your writeup today. Thanks for putting it out there. I managed not to hamfist anything since I had a good set of directions to follow. :D

Getting...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I can't say I know much about Guzzi's, but I did...

I can't say I know much about Guzzi's, but I did spend a bit of time researching 15w40 in my air cooled bmw r80st (800cc). From what I learned I feel comfortable running 15w40 up to about 90 degrees...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Anybody here mount an 8" LED light bar above the...

Anybody here mount an 8" LED light bar above the headlight? The light bar is a bit heavier than I was expecting, so bolting it to the shroud probably isn't going to work well. I can mount it to a...
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