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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By jeffk14
Thanks! I'll check it out. Mind you, I'll never...

Thanks! I'll check it out. Mind you, I'll never give up the iron, but as I get older, I'm more and more open to new ways to be able to "stay in the game".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By jeffk14
I've dabbled a little. VERY little. What resource...

I've dabbled a little. VERY little. What resource would you recommend for a suitable form of yoga to enhance everyday physical functionality? What about Hatha(sp?)? I'm not interested in any of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By jeffk14
Pretty much. Just not much in the way of raw...

Pretty much. Just not much in the way of raw power. Marginal on endurance too methinks. Yoga definitely has a place in the grand scheme of things though. A childhood friend of mine who is over 40 now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By jeffk14
Hey Gforce1

Hey, I picked up a used Concept2 rowing machine the other day for $450. It is as new and I feel like I stole it. This thing rocks! It will add a great cardio component to my routines. I am guilty of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,034
Posted By jeffk14
True, but........kind of.........intriguing????...

True, but........kind of.........intriguing???? In a weird kind of way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,034
Posted By jeffk14
Since I've already got one, I'll say Yamaha...

Since I've already got one, I'll say Yamaha XT225. Lightweight, fairly capable and excellent mileage. I've been averaging just over 78 MPG!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,066
Posted By jeffk14
I think it's WAY too easy for anyone with a pulse...

I think it's WAY too easy for anyone with a pulse to get a DL. In my state, getting a MC license is (relatively speaking) pretty involved. I'd like to see a similar degree of difficulty required to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By jeffk14
Maybe for the eccentric millionaire who collects...

Maybe for the eccentric millionaire who collects bikes with an eye for "art" over function? Still, I'd just have to ask............why?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,410
Posted By jeffk14
I thought they got somewhere in the mid-40's....

I thought they got somewhere in the mid-40's. Personally, I think that's terrible (for a motorcycle). My 1996 VW Passat diesel gets 49-52.

My take is, that if folks are buying bikes for better gas...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,306
Posted By jeffk14
I've got a little adapter that I bought years ago...

I've got a little adapter that I bought years ago to refill them. I do it, but I make a mark with a Sharpie when I refill them. Two marks & they get tossed. I don't trust them inside the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By jeffk14
Gforce1. Ever tried corssfit? Good stuff. They...

Gforce1. Ever tried corssfit? Good stuff. They publish a "Workout of the Day" on their site. www.crossfit.com (http://www.crossfit.com). Just about 99.75% of people will have to adapt a "scaled-down"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,422
Posted By jeffk14
Welcome, Sortadirty. Now go down to Jo momma so's...

Welcome, Sortadirty. Now go down to Jo momma so's you can get stump-broke. DAMHIK :evil
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By jeffk14
Found this...

Found this (http://wiki.seloc.org/a/Oil_Labelling_Explained). Seems to partially support my assumptions. Not entirely though. Now my head hurts.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By jeffk14
No direct experience, but THIS...

No direct experience, but THIS (http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/9317-load-leveling-suspension.html) may shed some light.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,693
Posted By jeffk14
Sears huh? That might be the best looking MC jack...

Sears huh? That might be the best looking MC jack I've seen. Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By jeffk14
DirtyDog, I'd at least do the =Drain / Fill /...

DirtyDog, I'd at least do the =Drain / Fill / Drive / Repeat= thing 3 or 4 times, especially knowing your circumstances, before I gave up on it.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By jeffk14
+1. As cheap as I am, I don't keep old brake...

+1. As cheap as I am, I don't keep old brake fluid around.

It has always been my understanding that when a new DOT or SAE designation comes out, it's always backwards-compatible with the previous...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By jeffk14
My daughter has the exact same car. There's 155K...

My daughter has the exact same car. There's 155K on the odo. I've done all the maint on this car and I also do shadetree work for others.

I'm no engineer, so I can't tell you that the wrong fluid...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,292
Posted By jeffk14
WAY cool stuff! And I really like those little...

WAY cool stuff! And I really like those little bikes. Are they still being sold down there? Our choices for small, street-legal bikes is really limited here in the US.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,414
Posted By jeffk14
+100!! I lived there for 2 1/2 years in the...

+100!!
I lived there for 2 1/2 years in the late '80's. Have to go back every once in awhile for work. What a stinking shithole!
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,790
Posted By jeffk14
After a lifetime of using rope plugs on my...

After a lifetime of using rope plugs on my cars/trucks, I bought a Stop-n-Go a few years back. I got the full-size one with the gun. I found that it was more trouble to use than the rope plugs and,...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,734
Posted By jeffk14
Is that necessarily a bad thing?? Oh BTW, before...

Is that necessarily a bad thing?? Oh BTW, before I get started, I'm NOT a union member (YET). I do shop at WM from time to time, but I look for other alternatives first. This is a relatively new...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,906
Posted By jeffk14
Maybe a little off target, but I always go for...

Maybe a little off target, but I always go for simple and CHEAP. I occasionally buy a case of 20 oz bottled water from WM. I freeze the bottles & toss them in a soft cooler when I leave the house...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 50,180
Posted By jeffk14
FWIW, when I bought my 2002 XT225, the PO stated...

FWIW, when I bought my 2002 XT225, the PO stated that he was running Amsoil. The bike shifted O.K. but felt a bit "klunky" going through the gears. When I changed the oil, I used the Rotella 15-40...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By jeffk14
The quality is reasonable. I've seen worse and...

The quality is reasonable. I've seen worse and better. It's not mil-spec or anything, but I think it will hold up O.K., especially for 10 bucks. I rode about 10 miles in a light rain the other day &...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 61,808
Posted By jeffk14
Yes, it's a term I've heard all my life for a...

Yes, it's a term I've heard all my life for a siphon hose. The term is an old one from back when people mostly just bought gas with an oil company issued credit card. Sort of predates the whole Visa...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By jeffk14
Yeah, I've got a couple hundred miles on the...

Yeah, I've got a couple hundred miles on the modified butt pad now and it makes a huge difference. For anyone wondering about the modified WM pad, look here;
...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By jeffk14
$10 Tank Bag!

Well, I wanted a Wolfman bag, but I'm CHEAP and they're $$$, so I improvised. First stop, WalMart.

The "Protoge Day Pack". It's sort of a sissyfied mini-backpack. $9.97.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 61,808
Posted By jeffk14
CETME, it does you no good now, but a "Georgia...

CETME, it does you no good now, but a "Georgia Credit Card" would have come handy in your fuel emergency and you wouldn't have needed to damage the gas tank. After reading your story, I may include...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,899
Posted By jeffk14
I don't know, but it's probably a closely guarded...

I don't know, but it's probably a closely guarded secret. I did have a detail guy tell me years ago that Armor-All would actually "leach" the polymers?:confused? out of vinyl. At his advice, I...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By jeffk14
Yeah, the prickly, plastic (hook) side pretty...

Yeah, the prickly, plastic (hook) side pretty much doesn't wear out. The soft, fuzzy (loop) side will.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By jeffk14
An MSRP of $1,195 seems WAY too expensive for...

An MSRP of $1,195 seems WAY too expensive for what it is. There's just not that much to it. Northern Tool has a 3-rail MC trailer for like $699 (I know, apples & oranges).
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,092
Views: 296,929
Posted By jeffk14
Mr Cob, I've been following your adventure from...

Mr Cob, I've been following your adventure from the beginning and have enjoyed it very much.

As for the statue with the soldier holding his hands out, I can certainly see and respect your opinion...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,472
Posted By jeffk14
I've got 1 piece of the material left.

I've got 1 piece of the material left.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 63,369
Posted By jeffk14
My WM ATV seat pad helped, but not enough. Here's...

My WM ATV seat pad helped, but not enough. Here's how I fixed it. It's comfy now.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381436
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,472
Posted By jeffk14
WalMart ATV seat pad REDONE

After putting the ATV seat pad on my XT225, it was much better, but still not too comfortable on long rides. After lots and lots of looking, I was able to find some closed-cell foam locally that will...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,014
Posted By jeffk14
:huhGimme a friggin' break! The guy was out in...

:huhGimme a friggin' break! The guy was out in the middle of nowhere and this was an isolated incident. What was done ROUTINELY 25 years ago by MANY, MANY PEOPLE, ALL the time is now all of a sudden...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,817
Posted By jeffk14
I totally agree with all the above. Your rides...

I totally agree with all the above. Your rides are similar to mine (relatively short one-day affairs). You may end up getting a bigger bike, but by all means, KEEP the little 100. You'll never beat...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 97,547
Views: 18,517,673
Posted By jeffk14
nepuk wrote: Well I'll be danged. That's a...

nepuk wrote:
Well I'll be danged. That's a purty cool idea.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 97,547
Views: 18,517,673
Posted By jeffk14
If I may ask, what is that...

If I may ask, what is that forked-stick/crutch-leg looking thing underneath the container?
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