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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Today, 04:46 AM
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Posted By halmc
At the '77 Two Day at Maplesville, after wearing...

At the '77 Two Day at Maplesville, after wearing my ass out on a 125 Can Am TNT, I encountered "Mountain Man Uhl" a/k/a/ 'Billy' in the pits and noticed two things: 1) that some of my heroes were...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Today, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 152,583
Posted By halmc
It was built by a good bud who was an overt...

It was built by a good bud who was an overt admirer of the US Army's deuce 'n' a half. Many of the engineering subtleties of the deuce, perhaps both of them, found their way into the carrier: ...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:30 AM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
You won't regret entering the DR350 community. ...

You won't regret entering the DR350 community. Welcome!

Although a daunting task, you'd do well to read the entire DR350 thread. It's a really good way to get to know the bike, its strengths...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
The wet bar at K&K

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj271/halmca/KampK_2328.jpg

9/18/2008
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
Random Dipwad here too. Back when I first watched...

Random Dipwad here too. Back when I first watched the YouTube clips of the flick -- a couple of years after first seeing PF, I was surprised with the 'charming MF'n pig, cuz I remembered the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 152,583
Posted By halmc
Gents, an inmate came by to day with a smiling...

Gents, an inmate came by to day with a smiling Benji and the carrier is gone. It was a good one for sure and went to a good home.

I must tender regrets for not coming back here to read about...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
Bingo, more or less.

Bingo, more or less.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
A wonderful scene, and my favorite in the whole...

A wonderful scene, and my favorite in the whole damn movie. BTW, I swear in the version of Pulp Fiction I saw, Jules said, "well, it would have to be one cordial MF'n pig".

You're aware, aren't...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
Buyer's remorse hasn't set in yet, and who knows,...

Buyer's remorse hasn't set in yet, and who knows, it might not!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
An apparent endorsement from M'West is an...

An apparent endorsement from M'West is an apparent endorsement to be cherished.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
Just make sure that if you wave, it's the...

Just make sure that if you wave, it's the approved, disinterested, below the handlebar HOG wave with not even fleeting eye contact.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
Steeped in the finest Harlie tradition: Loud as...

Steeped in the finest Harlie tradition: Loud as shit pipes, do rags, wallet chains, event pins, lard ass tattoo'd women, gray facial hair, conspicuous (and most like faux) patriotic flags including...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
^^^^ +2 A big ass hydraulic press is good for a...

^^^^ +2 A big ass hydraulic press is good for a lot of things, but really excels in getting your ass in one huge hot mess with plenty broken parts laying around. Bearings-in-case yields to finesse...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-27-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
Can't help other than to say that I've known a...

Can't help other than to say that I've known a few folks over the years who have worked there and I've never heard any complaints. It's very isolated, way the hell out and gone to SR 12, north of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-27-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
I've found his prices reasonable. That' bike...

I've found his prices reasonable.

That' bike wasn't exactly chopped out. It was S&S engine and a Sumax frame. A true noise pump, and good only for getting from one bar to the next. It weighed...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-27-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
Is there some rationale for wrapping the exhaust?...

Is there some rationale for wrapping the exhaust? Fascination with Egyptology? What?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-25-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,507
Views: 152,583
Posted By halmc
Your Al-Obama license? Couldn't you just get...

Your Al-Obama license? Couldn't you just get another one in a bag of venison jerky?

On another note, I have a motorcycle carrier that fits into a 2" receiver that carries the bike crossways on the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
Somebody oughta point out that the wages of a...

Somebody oughta point out that the wages of a tight chain are a trashed output shaft bearing. With the chain guide in place, a derailed chain is virtually impossible. In other words, too much slack...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-25-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
Yup. Mark Jefferies at concepts in design is,...

Yup. Mark Jefferies at concepts in design is, IMHO, the equal of anybody. Here's one he did for me a couple of years ago. He's doneabout five bikes for me during my Harlie phase.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
I've offered the following brake and fork...

I've offered the following brake and fork protectors for sale in the ADV Flea market here (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26001347&postcount=1). The ACERBIS items. They are complete with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
oversize fuel tank choice

I'm contemplating doing the great divide trail (again) but this time on my DR. But not with its stock, limited fuel capacity.

Does the conventional wisdom of the DR community settle on any...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-22-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
Good observation. And I don't think his idea of...

Good observation. And I don't think his idea of humor is gonna occasion a change in his luck.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25,612
Views: 4,542,915
Posted By halmc
Gentlemen, I have received several inquiries on...

Gentlemen, I have received several inquiries on these items, which I prefer to sell in one whack. I plan to deal with each inquiry in its turn, sorta first come, first served. I have your PM's and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25,612
Views: 4,542,915
Posted By halmc
DRZ400 stuff for sale

I have three DRZ400 items which I no longer need: 1) Corbin seat 2) Clarke oversize tank 3) and an FMF exhaust. All three are in excellent plug-and-play shape. I'm looking for $350 + shipping for...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-17-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
I'm gettin' to where I cower in the face of cold....

I'm gettin' to where I cower in the face of cold. 33F is about forty degrees too few. If it doesn't warm soon, I'll have my own carby issues.

You might consider the nearby Sopchoppy, FL P/O...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-14-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
There was a time when I enjoyed freezing my ass...

There was a time when I enjoyed freezing my ass off on a bike, but it is long (and mercifully) gone.

And Jawja clay has never been lotsa fun. About five miles south of Thomasville on Millpond...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-14-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
LOL! good careful reading. How about, "trade...

LOL! good careful reading. How about, "trade for a nice motorcycle", which he, presumably, does not now have.

Also love the mirror mounts.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
In the lap of luxury -- no extra charge for the...

In the lap of luxury -- no extra charge for the drink holder, or for the double ended steering

Somewhat reminiscent of a Cushman Eagle. I kinda like it.

...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-13-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
The main trouble with fads: ...

The main trouble with fads:

http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_fNpyvkEsuIW_600x450.jpg

The Jesse James look is passé as is the value. Still, hats off to the dude or dudes who endured...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-13-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
"1996 shitbox noise pump. It's purple." ...

"1996 shitbox noise pump. It's purple."

LOL!

Not much street riding in this weather, and it puts a dent in clay road riding too, cuz of the slick-ass Jawja clay.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-11-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
Seems reasonable enough, no -- tho' the picture...

Seems reasonable enough, no -- tho' the picture is not terribly recent . . .

http://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_226jxwJdMBM_600x450.jpg


http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mcy/4842710517.html
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
You're out of control.

You're out of control.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
That's strike four, statute boy.

That's strike four, statute boy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 14,715
Posted By halmc
WTB 21" front wheel, 17mm axle

Lookin' to buy a 21" front wheel for DR650, gotta have 17mm axle. The more complete the assembly (rotor, spacers, bearings, etc.) the better. But beggers can't be choosers, so PM me with whatcha...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 29,594
Views: 3,661,160
Posted By halmc
Very nice contribution to DR350 lore. Stuck in...

Very nice contribution to DR350 lore. Stuck in the boonies with no back up to the magic button is no fun. thanks!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-05-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
Civil infraction at most. No criminal charges...

Civil infraction at most. No criminal charges from riding an improperly licensed moped, motorized bicycle or other POS. Unless you stole it.



+1. Even tho' it's circular.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-04-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
A statement from a special interest group which...

A statement from a special interest group which itself identifies the piece as a "position" is by no means a definitive statement of the law. Once again, statutes are a good starting point for legal...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-03-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6,299
Views: 510,205
Posted By halmc
Reading statutes is a great point of beginning...

Reading statutes is a great point of beginning for understanding the state of the law, but it's hardly the end. Without knowing how courts have interpreted those statutes, you're batting around in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
The gps affords the best way to communicate...

The gps affords the best way to communicate routes among folks. If I send you a *.gpx file, and if your device is capable, you can ride every foot I rode, which is a real advantage over word of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-02-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 410,969
Posted By halmc
Quite a bit. How are your gps skills? ...

Quite a bit. How are your gps skills?

LOL!!!
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