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Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Oh, well done!

Oh, well done!
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Impressive build! How's the ride? Any internal...

Impressive build! How's the ride? Any internal modifications, or just ("just" being relative) aesthetics?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 27,024
Posted By DustyRags
Man, I heard that before... But HOLD THE...

Man, I heard that before...

But HOLD THE PHONE! I think I DO have the right spark plug! I dropped in at the local O'RLY (god, I hate that place!) and found some dude who clearly doesn't work there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 27,024
Posted By DustyRags
I HAVE SPARK! Or, more to the point, I...

I HAVE SPARK!

Or, more to the point, I didn't. But I had to try, 'cause y'know, these things run without the battery, so it shouldn't really NEED the battery, right?

Right.

No spark.

So I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
I've done this before (on a stripped plastic...

I've done this before (on a stripped plastic starter switch, using JB Quick Weld), and it does work pretty well, and the screws do come out, but then you've got JB Weld in the hole. And the second...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Thanks! Helicoils occurred to me last night too....

Thanks! Helicoils occurred to me last night too. The new brake pads are a bit tight (there's a bit more drag than there should be, but no real binding) so they need to be seated in a bit. I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Time for another DustyRags Freaks Out post!

OK, so I think I might have really botched something.

But maybe not.

First off, I have no head for numbers. Not only can I not remember them, but I get them mixed up and don't even REALIZE I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 27,024
Posted By DustyRags
*adds "lube sprocket" to to-do list*

*adds "lube sprocket" to to-do list*
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,261
Posted By DustyRags
Yeah, they really do!

Yeah, they really do!
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 237,382
Posted By DustyRags
Awesome! The more the merrier :D Reminds me,...

Awesome! The more the merrier :D

Reminds me, I should get the last of the pics up from last June. :deal myself.
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 237,382
Posted By DustyRags
Ride reports, mofo! :deal

Ride reports, mofo! :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,408
Posted By DustyRags
It really does happen incredibly quickly. I got...

It really does happen incredibly quickly. I got caught in a snowstorm last June, and was riding down out of the mountains through some snow when I hit ice. I was already going down, so my only...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 27,024
Posted By DustyRags
Oh yeah, prioritized for sure! No worries there....

Oh yeah, prioritized for sure! No worries there. If this bad boy isn't gonna chug to life, I'm not gonna bother with the rest.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By DustyRags
I'm not convinced it would have to be heavy. Put...

I'm not convinced it would have to be heavy. Put the footpegs on swiveling plates or sliders or something- a few ounces there. Put some sort of cam under the seat, and leave the bars as-is but make...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 27,024
Posted By DustyRags
Three weeks ago, I moved into my new place which...

Three weeks ago, I moved into my new place which has a garage.

Last weekend, I transformed the garage from a parking space piled in crap to this wonderful little workspace:
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By DustyRags
Yes and no. They're adjustable, but only in the...

Yes and no. They're adjustable, but only in the sense that various parts can be swapped out. I'd love to see something like a seat that can raised and lowered with a lever like a car seat, or pegs...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,261
Posted By DustyRags
Yeah, that'd motivate me too. I love a good...

Yeah, that'd motivate me too.

I love a good low-buck build. Or even a low-buck/energy/commitment build :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Get OEM fork seals. They're cheap and worth it. ...

Get OEM fork seals. They're cheap and worth it.

Good time to adjust your fork oil weight, too. The manual calls for ATF, which is about like 5w oil.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,261
Posted By DustyRags
If the heat shield's rusty, you might as well do...

If the heat shield's rusty, you might as well do that in black too. That'd be a sharp look- chrome behind black.

For the carb tops- I was thinking a high-build primer and a bit of sanding, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,261
Posted By DustyRags
Cool, those pipes look great! If you're...

Cool, those pipes look great!

If you're doing black on most of the bike- do the carb tops in matching black. Better than that funky not-silver. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By DustyRags
Google "sv650 track bike" and report back....

Google "sv650 track bike" and report back. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By DustyRags
Yeah, that's a cool bike! Not all there way there...

Yeah, that's a cool bike! Not all there way there yet, but a move in the right direction.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By DustyRags
I really wish bikes were more adjustable. Cars...

I really wish bikes were more adjustable. Cars have sliding seats- how hard would it be to make motorcycle seats raise and lower a bit? Just and inch or two would be great! Imagine being able to go...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By DustyRags
I hear what you're saying, but for me there's a...

I hear what you're saying, but for me there's a minimum seat-to-peg difference. I'd be seriously surprised if this has it :(
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 18,394
Posted By DustyRags
Make it OD green with red bars and I'd be all...

Make it OD green with red bars and I'd be all over it.

Except... too small for my lanky frame. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Sounds to me like you guys need to FedEx each...

Sounds to me like you guys need to FedEx each other a set of shocks and a kickstand each :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By DustyRags
God, that's gorgeous! Two kicks to start and...

God, that's gorgeous!

Two kicks to start and it requires "a couple of beers"?! That, sir, deserves a bottle of fine whiskey! Excellent job!
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,915
Posted By DustyRags
PROOF OF LIFE!! Posted on 4/1/2015 ...

PROOF OF LIFE!! Posted on 4/1/2015
(http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26490975&postcount=6)
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 237,382
Posted By DustyRags
This trip never ceases to amaze me. :clap

This trip never ceases to amaze me. :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 27,024
Posted By DustyRags
Can't speak for everyone of course, but in my...

Can't speak for everyone of course, but in my experience those are a hell of a lot more fun in mixed company :evil
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,660
Posted By DustyRags
Laugh Who said anything about wasting it? Add vodka,...

Who said anything about wasting it? Add vodka, slosh it around, add tonic, slosh yourself! :freaky
Forum: Trip Planning 04-10-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,660
Posted By DustyRags
That is a very good point. I like to run some...

That is a very good point. I like to run some cheap vodka through my camelbaks every so often. Also, if you're using something like iodine or chlorine pills to sterilize your water, just do it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By DustyRags
:tb

:tb
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By DustyRags
Oh, that is looking gorgeous!

Oh, that is looking gorgeous!
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Yeah, I keep thinking I need to figure out how...

Yeah, I keep thinking I need to figure out how much my rear wheel stand changes my readings and then mark my dip stick accordingly. That'd make it easy! :D

Rotors are expensive. Fact of life. :cry
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Mooz- I think you're fine. Basically, these bikes...

Mooz- I think you're fine. Basically, these bikes are a little more sensitive to oil viscosity than many other bikes because they use the oil as hydraulic fluid to activate the lifters, but they're...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Lotsa jackets on close out right now! I've got...

Lotsa jackets on close out right now! I've got one coming in today, and my girl just ordered one last night.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Hit the reviews. Might be able to upgrade brakes...

Hit the reviews. Might be able to upgrade brakes and save money in one swell foop!
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
I like using Bike Bandit because you can search...

I like using Bike Bandit because you can search for the model. That having been said, look at the part number- hinds likes to reuse parts across different bikes, and sometimes you can find the same...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,034
Views: 1,046,956
Posted By DustyRags
Never had to buy a rotor- can't help there :(

Never had to buy a rotor- can't help there :(
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