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Forum: Hacks 07-18-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,628
Posted By JohnTM
Can I have the crate? :D

Can I have the crate? :D
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,993
Posted By JohnTM
It could have been malicious, but likely the...

It could have been malicious, but likely the diesel came from overfilled tanks or equipment. The fuel sloshes in the turn, somebody left a cap off, and viola, fuel in road. It's just carelessness,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,213,931
Posted By JohnTM
Hi Doug! Just wanted to let you know that...

Hi Doug!

Just wanted to let you know that Poly is fine and all is well at home.




:evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,213,931
Posted By JohnTM
Friend of mine here invited us to go. He used to...

Friend of mine here invited us to go. He used to run some low-rent tour group called Lotus. Now he just pimps for his former tour operators, but his wife's hot, so I'll go. :D

I still have...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,213,931
Posted By JohnTM
Hi Doug! I'll be in Bulgaria next week. ...

Hi Doug!

I'll be in Bulgaria next week. Want me to check on anyone while I'm there? :evil
Forum: EMEA 06-02-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By JohnTM
If you're still looking, you might want to check...

If you're still looking, you might want to check with Kaz at kazoom@kazoom-moto-adventures.com . Kaz is a tour guide that runs a service out of Istanbul. He comes highly recommended to me from a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By JohnTM
If for some reason you want it to look original...

If for some reason you want it to look original (like anyone is gonna look), use a timesert. Just google 'em.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,549
Posted By JohnTM
We have a local here that had a bolt backing out...

We have a local here that had a bolt backing out on his 800's clutch. Caught it in time.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,652
Posted By JohnTM
Depends on where you leave it aimed. :D

Depends on where you leave it aimed. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-14-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 756,122
Posted By JohnTM
Not at all hard to get used to - in fact, it's...

Not at all hard to get used to - in fact, it's quite natural. It's the understanding of the actions involved that seems strange. But understanding can save your life.

Not to be laboring a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,652
Posted By JohnTM
Zin, You got the manual beat all to hell. ...

Zin,

You got the manual beat all to hell. This is a copy-and-paste from the service manual:

Removing the rear wheel
- Remove the RH rear shock absorber
- Remove the silencer and the support...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,652
Posted By JohnTM
You forgot step two: "Pour gin and wait for...

You forgot step two: "Pour gin and wait for ADVRiders to smell it and show up with tools."

:ddog
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,939
Posted By JohnTM
{cone of paid silence=on}Pssst, Shaun! we used a...

{cone of paid silence=on}Pssst, Shaun! we used a vertical knee mill, dumbass. {nomocone}

Thanks for reprinting the directions. To bad we didn't follow them at all. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,939
Posted By JohnTM
Since you've already broken your hands, are you...

Since you've already broken your hands, are you gonna put your eye out as an encore?


PS: I need more donuts...:tb
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 29,681
Posted By JohnTM
For anyone that happens to pre-register - online...

For anyone that happens to pre-register - online registration for the rally is up.

and I think they're out of RV spots. :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By JohnTM
Put v-Strom stickers on it. :evil

Put v-Strom stickers on it. :evil
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,707
Posted By JohnTM
Quit being a dick, noob. :rolleyes ...

Quit being a dick, noob. :rolleyes





Oh, and 800guy, I like that screen. How tall are you? :ear
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By JohnTM
Aah, axle pinch bolts. Just take them on out,...

Aah, axle pinch bolts. Just take them on out, they don't do anything. :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,530
Posted By JohnTM
Well, hell. Why waste grinder disks when the...

Well, hell. Why waste grinder disks when the State Of Tennessee provides a nice grinding surface that I have already paid for! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By JohnTM
Oh, c'mon. You do it. You know how, it ain't...

Oh, c'mon. You do it. You know how, it ain't rocket surgery.

And if you don't screw him too bad, he'll buy you stuff like, forever, man! :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,530
Posted By JohnTM
Whew! Had a nice little ride today. :knary ...

Whew! Had a nice little ride today. :knary

I met up with the local BMW club for a ride today. 15 beemers, one Duc (the leader) and one Piaggio. :D

I'm happy to report that the JCosta...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By JohnTM
Yea! He does! (:spam) :lol3

Yea! He does! (:spam)



:lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By JohnTM
Pam for grills is also a great anti-spatter for...

Pam for grills is also a great anti-spatter for welding and plasma cutting, so I imagine it would hold up to engine temps pretty well too.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,183
Posted By JohnTM
Looking at the last two posts, maybe try two...

Looking at the last two posts, maybe try two rubber bands. One on the can, one attaching the tube to the first rubber band. Total cost - free (if you get the newspaper delivered).
Forum: Battle scooters 03-19-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,530
Posted By JohnTM
Got the seat back. ...

Got the seat back.

http://johntm.smugmug.com/photos/494485265_atQNm-XL.jpg

Not the most aesthetically pleasing thing, but it is a LOT more comfortable. Maybe I can get in a ride today and see...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By JohnTM
Not that tank. :nono It's got this...

Not that tank. :nono



It's got this one:

http://johntm.smugmug.com/photos/494485333_sDwhd-M.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,530
Posted By JohnTM
Looks good! :thumb If you painted the rear...

Looks good! :thumb

If you painted the rear seat surround, it'd look like an 800GS! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By JohnTM
Best is to start over. If it isn't shimmed right...

Best is to start over. If it isn't shimmed right and the shafts don't turn freely, you are going to have problems.

Make a chart with each shaft listed, a line for the clearance measured, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,151
Posted By JohnTM
Nope. You'll need an Earle's fender and the...

Nope. You'll need an Earle's fender and the fender stay. Be careful buying one though, there are two widths, narrow for a single cylinder engined bike and wide for the twins. You'll also need the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,151
Posted By JohnTM
Yep, they are going out of business. Len there...

Yep, they are going out of business. Len there is a real good guy and does great work, but I guess he's tired of it.

You want them /2 forks or not?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By JohnTM
If it is taking that long to warm to where you...

If it is taking that long to warm to where you can turn off the choke it may be that the pilot jets are too small. :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,638
Posted By JohnTM
Shame they don't make bigger flashers. I can...

Shame they don't make bigger flashers. I can barely see them. :brow


Beautiful review, BTW. :thumb
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,339
Posted By JohnTM
I ended up buying that Big Ruckus from Ilmostro -...

I ended up buying that Big Ruckus from Ilmostro - he never opened the transmission case after the Fall tour. Holy moly, it was full of dirt! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,096
Posted By JohnTM
http://docsbill.com/Flamethrower_5.jpg Oops,...

http://docsbill.com/Flamethrower_5.jpg

Oops, missed a shiny spot...:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,339
Posted By JohnTM
Well, to elaborate, I'm about 200 lbs, stock...

Well, to elaborate, I'm about 200 lbs, stock everything on the scoot (at the time). I was on mostly hardpack with some ruts and loose stuff. The fat tires make the loose material much more...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,151
Posted By JohnTM
That one is a new hire. They hadn't crippled her...

That one is a new hire. They hadn't crippled her or done the sex change yet. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,680
Posted By JohnTM
Honda made a folding version of the Trail 90. PM...

Honda made a folding version of the Trail 90. PM Asphalt Outlaw Hero for more info...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,151
Posted By JohnTM
Forks I got, fender I don't. Just tell me...

Forks I got, fender I don't.

Just tell me when to send it. :nod

PS: I got a great striper here. Bastige makes the stripes look TOO good.
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By JohnTM
I don't know your particular wheels, but if there...

I don't know your particular wheels, but if there is a rough surface in the bead that is like a cheese grater, make sure you don't sand it off. It's what keeps the tire from spinning on the rim.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,339
Posted By JohnTM
Big Ruckus does pretty good. :nod

Big Ruckus does pretty good. :nod
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