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Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,860
Posted By DustyRags
Props, yo. I think the feeling of being alive is...

Props, yo. I think the feeling of being alive is exactly why we all ride.
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,860
Posted By DustyRags
Man, that's a great sounding bike!

Man, that's a great sounding bike!
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
Totally cool, you're doing great! :freaky

Totally cool, you're doing great! :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
Well, there ya go. When in doubt, RTFM :D

Well, there ya go.

When in doubt, RTFM :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
Check your temp ranges- should be listed in the...

Check your temp ranges- should be listed in the manual, go by those instead of "summer" vs "winter." Summer in Alaska and winter in Arizona might not be so different.

DO NOT use V-twin oil. Use a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
It must be. I mean... it must? I'd love to have a...

It must be. I mean... it must? I'd love to have a kicker on my NH!
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
More on the Walking Dead bike:...

More on the Walking Dead bike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caCLrn2yDkY
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
Not gonna happen. Take the retaining bolt out all...

Not gonna happen. Take the retaining bolt out all the way (has to be all the way out or it won't budge), slide the lever off the end of the shaft, move it over a knotch, put it back, test it, repeat...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4,931
Views: 1,023,192
Posted By DustyRags
It's on a splined shaft, spin it to wherever you...

It's on a splined shaft, spin it to wherever you want it.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,860
Posted By DustyRags
In!

In!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-25-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Before welding anything to it I'd call one of...

Before welding anything to it I'd call one of those paintless dent removal guys. I hear they can work magic. If not, you can always weld on it later.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
I find that people treat me with respect when I...

I find that people treat me with respect when I treat them with respect. That means letting other adults make adult decisions. Even if/when their decision is "OK, then I won't ride on the back of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-24-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
That's the joy of PSI! 5x5 inches is 25 square...

That's the joy of PSI! 5x5 inches is 25 square inches- at 10 psi, that's 250 lbs. PLENTY to deform thin gastank metal!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
Well, I'm glad that works for you. :freaky

Well, I'm glad that works for you. :freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Saw a post on another forum (SOHC4?) a few years...

Saw a post on another forum (SOHC4?) a few years ago- someone tried the air trick. Basically, it deformed the tank and splayed it out like a butterfly filet long before the dent popped (it never did,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Get a bit of broom stick (maybe 18-24 inches) and...

Get a bit of broom stick (maybe 18-24 inches) and hot glue the end to the middle of the dent. Give it a good, sharp yank. Ya might pull the glue off, but odds are you'll yank the dent. Then bend the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
Your insurance has caps. Beyond that, they can...

Your insurance has caps. Beyond that, they can and will go for you.

And last I checked, just about anything short of being hit by a car is "at fault" on a bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
^^ This. Also- yes, it is your fault if you...

^^ This.

Also- yes, it is your fault if you go down and your passenger gets hurt. Source? Two buddies of mine were in a car- the car crashed. The passenger broke his neck. He survived, and made a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
Another way to see it- adults have the choice not...

Another way to see it- adults have the choice not to wear gear, I have the choice not to give them rides when they choose not to. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
That ^^ is exactly what I do.

That ^^ is exactly what I do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
I find it fascinating to see the debate playing...

I find it fascinating to see the debate playing out here- it looks like we have two camps, but they both come down to a philosophy of responsibility.

Camp one: You're an adult, you get to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
That doesn't work for me. If I'm taking your life...

That doesn't work for me. If I'm taking your life in my hands, in going to be as careful with it as I am with mine. Gear up or get your own damn bike. :P
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Penciled in!

Penciled in!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,725
Posted By DustyRags
Great work and a gorgeous bike!

Great work and a gorgeous bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,197
Posted By DustyRags
^^ good man. You'll fit right in.

^^ good man. You'll fit right in.
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 223,751
Posted By DustyRags
More great stuff! That's hilarious about the...

More great stuff! That's hilarious about the bearing, though- was it frustrating to you at the time, or a relief, or funny, or...?

Woulda loved to see pics of surfing the lunch tray, though....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Good eye, Hohmie! Ordered straight from tapatalk...

Good eye, Hohmie! Ordered straight from tapatalk while naked in bed.

eBay: Modern Convenience, Coming To A Home Near You.

Happy TMI Wednesday!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,161
Posted By DustyRags
Hey, cool, someone read my post! ;) Thanks,...

Hey, cool, someone read my post! ;)

Thanks, typing habit. My bad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,161
Posted By DustyRags
Laugh My parents. Back in the mid-80's when I was a...

My parents. Back in the mid-80's when I was a kneebiter I was handing my dad tools when he repaired the family's '68 VW van. He used to ride a Honda 90 in Costa Rica in the peace corpse, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
At this rate, you might want to ;)

At this rate, you might want to ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,197
Posted By DustyRags
Coupla months ago, a buddy rode up to Canada. I...

Coupla months ago, a buddy rode up to Canada. I joined him on the first day (Oakland to Eureka, CA). It took us 8 hours in a blinding rain storm. It was so wet, I had water cascading down the inside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,237
Posted By DustyRags
My sweetie's looking for her first jacket and...

My sweetie's looking for her first jacket and helmet. At first she was OK with riding in jeans- mostly 'cause of the cost, I think, and was a bit cranky about my rule of full gear for full speed...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Did you ever own a '75 XL350 with a sticker of...

Did you ever own a '75 XL350 with a sticker of crossed shovels on the rear fender by any chance? ;)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Thanks for the tip! I'll probably need it- I can...

Thanks for the tip! I'll probably need it- I can figure out how most anything works, but can't guarantee it'll work when I'm done figuring it out.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
The instructions in the user manual for removing...

The instructions in the user manual for removing the front wheel include "remove speedometer cable lock screw". First, mine stripped out, and even an easy out wouldn't remove it. I ended up having to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-08-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Got the tires changed out!! :clap Also...

Got the tires changed out!! :clap

Also ruined the speedo cable in the process. :cry

Still need to check the wiring, get a new coil in there, new fuel lines, clean the carb, oil cables, install...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
VD#72+X The X is from crashes. I just got my...

VD#72+X

The X is from crashes. I just got my claws into the wee beastie around Christmas, but judging from the warped footpeg and the twist in the rear fender/fender brace, I'd say it's been in at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 21,068
Posted By DustyRags
Crud, my bike and I only make it to 72 :cry ...

Crud, my bike and I only make it to 72 :cry

Whatever, 40 of that's the bike, so I'm golden! :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,725
Posted By DustyRags
^^ This. My '75 XL350 has a little green window...

^^ This. My '75 XL350 has a little green window there that lights up when the high beams are on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,163
Posted By DustyRags
Guess the 30's are the new teens... I can live...

Guess the 30's are the new teens... I can live with that. :evil

Seriously, though, I finally found a girl who'll ride on the back and I'm happy as a clam in mud. Next step- get her a bike of her...
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