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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-08-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 48,253
Posted By maddmechanic
Thumb +1, they usually don't care, just want your...

+1, they usually don't care, just want your money. Get it plated yet? Love it when old threads don't die.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,699
Posted By maddmechanic
Thumb Cool dude- Maybe when I'm back in Indianer I'll...

Cool dude- Maybe when I'm back in Indianer I'll have someone to ride with.
Forum: Americas 08-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Where are you now?

Where are you now?
Forum: Americas 07-30-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
I will be in Mountain View, CA if you need a pit...

I will be in Mountain View, CA if you need a pit stop...
Forum: Americas 07-17-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Ooo, well, that's your call. I'm about 470...

Ooo, well, that's your call.
I'm about 470 miles north of San Diego, 120 from Sacramento, but it looks like the stop would add almost 90 miles to the trip from San Diego to Sacramento. The direct...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Yeh, it's whatever works for you. Too bad you...

Yeh, it's whatever works for you. Too bad you can't try one out before you go. I actually had a modified MRI screen on mine when I left, and took it off in Kansas. Had no room on the bike so I...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
:rolleyes Well, whatever works for you,...

:rolleyes

Well, whatever works for you, but I hate windscreens, and the bigger they are, the bigger of a sail you have to catch the wind and change your lanes for you, but 22"? :huh

Mine is...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Thumb Hm, it's the 1/2" angle iron that make me not...

Hm, it's the 1/2" angle iron that make me not believe you.
Perhaps it's 1/2" leg x 1/2" leg x 1/8" thick? Must be, if it were 1/2" it would weigh as much as your bike. A bit big for your bike...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Eek I think the box might weigh as much as your bike....

I think the box might weigh as much as your bike. Holy crap.
What are the dimensions? I'm still trying to figure out what to do for a new topcase for mine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,936
Posted By maddmechanic
Question is this thread dead?

I'm pretty new to CA. I'm from PA, got my class M there through the MSF course a few years ago. Splitting is illegal in PA (unless it's changed since I've been there). I've heard everyone's...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Cut the crap and start riding already!! :pierce ...

Cut the crap and start riding already!! :pierce

...and when your done, let me know what jacket, gloves, pants, and boots you used and how they worked out for ya- I'm thinking about getting a...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Thumb Good call. 500 is bad enough on a rough seat,...

Good call. 500 is bad enough on a rough seat, 2000+ x2? You would be -no- fun to be around for a while. Did you have your gear loaded up for you ride? Hm, I wonder how much padding depends...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,341
Posted By maddmechanic
Equal

Might be a bit of a late reply, might not...
I use Equal in my tires, currently Continental TKC80s on my '03 Vstrom, it works great.

http://www.imiproducts.com/equal/tire-balancer.aspx
...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,094
Posted By maddmechanic
Thumb All I'd like to know is where the radiator...

All I'd like to know is where the radiator overflow bottle went. Remounted somewhere? Replaced with a different one? I already have my headlights and gages figured out, I just need to figure out...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
I -so- wish I had worn spandex/underarmor shorts....

I -so- wish I had worn spandex/underarmor shorts. I didn't post a pic of my chapped arse in my report, but I certainly could have. Mostly my inner thighs. I -will- wear them next long ride.
Forum: Americas 06-03-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Lower RPM saves you gas, engine strain, and chain...

Lower RPM saves you gas, engine strain, and chain life, unless you're lugging the motor, then the opposite is true. Just don't gear it too high

high ratio = low number = big front/small rear...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
more Rocky Rash

...on the sidecase. Surprisingly, it didn't break, or open. I have had it pop open before.
Note the missing rear peg bolt. It fell out somewhere in Utah. So if any of you find my peg bolt, could...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
and... some random place in MO

not sure exactly where this was-
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
Forgot the patch...

so here it is.. This is from one of the guys I ate with in St. Louis. Unfortunate spelling error...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Hey, if I'm here, you're welcome. Just let me...

Hey, if I'm here, you're welcome. Just let me know what day you'll be in the area so I know if I'm traveling. Here's my, um, 'ride report'....
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
Custom clutch lever

I'm still using this one-
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
Complements of the Flash Flooding Thunderstorms in the Rockies

..would have been far worse without the Hepco Becker crash bars, as it is, it's pretty much nothing.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
Rear TKC80 with about 1800 miles on it

Not terrible, considering it's a ~500 lb bike with 165 lb rider, and another 130 lb of crap on it, doing 80+ 800 miles at a time. It's pretty much shot after 2500 miles though-
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
Nevada sky, across from gas station above-

Some of the brief blue sky after Kansas-
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
Taking a break in NV

Gas and Gatorade-
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By maddmechanic
~Spencer, IN to ~San Jose, CA in three days

Just did it over Memorial Day weekend, wouldn't really recommend it, especially during non-stop thunderstorms on I-70 through Colorado and Utah.<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> ...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Sounds like you're all set, you'll be fine. As...

Sounds like you're all set, you'll be fine. As for my ride report... I don't like it, it's too long, and more of a boring short story than a report, but, I guess I'll post it tonight for those that...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
+1 on gearing. I forgot to mention gearing. I...

+1 on gearing.
I forgot to mention gearing. I removed my 16T and replaced it with a stock 17T before the trip, and I wish I had gone down to a 38 or 39 in the back (41=stock). I averaged around 40...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Hey- I wrote that 'report' last night, then...

Hey- I wrote that 'report' last night, then realized it was 5 pages in Microcrap Word. I sure as hell wouldn't read anything that long. I'm going to read through it tonight and see if I can trim it...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
It is pretty damn bright. You may want to buy a...

It is pretty damn bright. You may want to buy a mirrored one before you go, seriously. Even with sunglasses you could end up with wicked sunburn on your face, and before I got my mirrored visor I...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
Some more from my recent trip- (sorry for the...

Some more from my recent trip- (sorry for the length)
On my route there were some pretty long distances between gas stations, luckily all of them were there, and open. There were two I can recall...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
I'm back. Wow. ~2400 miles in 3 days. I'll...

I'm back. Wow. ~2400 miles in 3 days. I'll post something in reports this week maybe, but one piece of advice (don't remember your planned route), avoid I-70 in CO and UT if there is 'chance of...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
tires?

jscompto-

You decide on tires yet? I have Continental TKC80s on my '03 DL1000, and that's what will be on it for my trip starting this weekend. I've heard so many varying mileage reports on...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9,166
Views: 3,569,480
Posted By maddmechanic
Nice. I like the color. If you want a more...

Nice. I like the color. If you want a more aggressive tire, I highly recommend the the TKC80, extremely capable and completely quiet on the road.

No windscreen, CR High bars, Two Brothers carbon...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,057
Posted By maddmechanic
I'll be doing ~Spencer, IN to ~San Jose, CA...

I'll be doing ~Spencer, IN to ~San Jose, CA starting on 22-May-2009. I'm doing it to get my bike out here (CA), and ... to clear my head a bit, four days I'm guessing, maybe three. I'll be sure to...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,094
Posted By maddmechanic
Cry Sorry, never did. I travel for work (when I'm...

Sorry, never did. I travel for work (when I'm lucky enough to find it in this crap economy) and I've been away from my bike and dog, and everything else that matters for too long. I am still...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-25-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By maddmechanic
Scooter Accident on Morton and Kirkwood, Sun-24-Aug-2008, Bloomington, IN

Does anyone know anything about the guy on the scooter last night? The crazy horse waitress apparently saw it and said a guy on a scooter just got run off the road. He was in bad shape, serious...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,094
Posted By maddmechanic
Still no fender, although I did make a braket for...

Still no fender, although I did make a braket for it. No pictures either. I got tired of working on it, I wanted to ride. There is a guy on Stromtrooper that mounted a fixed KTM fender, and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 98,579
Views: 18,789,903
Posted By maddmechanic
Hopefully you've fixed the problem by now, but I...

Hopefully you've fixed the problem by now, but I had a similar problem with my DL. All the lights worked, but the fuel pump didn't run, and it wouldn't crank. Battery voltage checked ok. I checked...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,094
Posted By maddmechanic
ag_streak: Diasaster waiting to happen indeed,...

ag_streak: Diasaster waiting to happen indeed, that's why this idea is scrapped, but, like I said, I have two other ideas.


Zqpp22: I am getting cheap used fenders off eBay, that's definitely...
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