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Forum: The Garage 05-08-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,645,819
Posted By mmitchell57
WalkingBear, that's going to be really nice when...

WalkingBear, that's going to be really nice when you get there.
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,645,819
Posted By mmitchell57
I moved into this house about 11 months ago. I...

I moved into this house about 11 months ago. I finally got a good picture of the garage!

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/545607_10150953610036204_669916203_11934372_1134983241_n.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 03-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By mmitchell57
If the pathfinder is running strong and it's just...

If the pathfinder is running strong and it's just a light that indicated the issue, go ahead and replace the timing change. While you are in there, go ahead and get some of the bits replaced as well...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By mmitchell57
Thanks for the input! After looking at things and...

Thanks for the input! After looking at things and the offer, it doesn't appear to be the best decision for the family at this time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By mmitchell57
Thanks for the input. I took a "tour" on google...

Thanks for the input. I took a "tour" on google and microsoft maps when digging and it looks like a nice place. Also, I looked it up on the cost of living calculator and it appears to cost about 13%...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By mmitchell57
Radford, VA - What do you know?

Hey, I may have an opportunity to work at a military base up in Radford, VA. However, I want to see what people think of the area. Is it a good place? I see BlacksBurg just north of it. Is Radford or...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 75,694
Posted By mmitchell57
It was intended as a low temp. thermo, but...

It was intended as a low temp. thermo, but obviously the job needed a very high temp thermo.
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 75,694
Posted By mmitchell57
Does using my finger to touch a piping hot pulley...

Does using my finger to touch a piping hot pulley on a vacuum count? I got a huge blister in about 2 seconds from it? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8,360
Views: 1,962,845
Posted By mmitchell57
Here is an updated picture of my thumper. :) ...

Here is an updated picture of my thumper. :) Weird how the mirror looks broken in the picture.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/300503_10150353028401204_669916203_9750447_743294_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
So, i was looking at other posts about KLR's and...

So, i was looking at other posts about KLR's and decided to do some work to my own. Ended up relocating the plate, installing the top box, relocating to the tool box and helmet lock. Here's some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Well, Since the 13th of july I hadn't really...

Well, Since the 13th of july I hadn't really heard anything from HT about the nerf bars. Last week I decided to email them to see what was up. It appears Ed in warranty lost track of things. I got a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Good news about the Nerf Bars. HT copied me in an...

Good news about the Nerf Bars. HT copied me in an email to their warranty department. They are going to replace it free of cost. So, they are consistantly doing good work. I'll keep you updated on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
It's a great screen name! Just as long as your...

It's a great screen name! Just as long as your KLR is not a 2005 KLR in red / black. :lol3 At that point I'll get a little suspicious!
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
After the break in the wire hoop. I pulled both...

After the break in the wire hoop. I pulled both the nerf bars off and went riding. Found 2 places I thought were pretty neat.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Here's a picture of the break. ...

Here's a picture of the break.
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261898_10150311724451204_669916203_9320671_4333346_n.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Danger4u2, I appreciate the feed back. I'm hoping...

Danger4u2, I appreciate the feed back. I'm hoping this is the case for me as well. My tap broke in half, which I found to be really weird. I would have expected it to break at the weld. I got an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
I also hunted down the noise I was hearing. It...

I also hunted down the noise I was hearing. It was simply the chain guard on the swing arm. It was making contact with the tire. I pulled it off and the sound is gone. The rear tire appears to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Nerf Bars....

Well, good news is i've moved to a house with a really nice 2 car garage. So, i've been taking advantage of the extra space and doing a lot of PM. After doing the typical tune up stuff, fork air...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,360
Views: 1,962,845
Posted By mmitchell57
Thanks for the information on the gearing. I'll...

Thanks for the information on the gearing. I'll look into the 16 tooth for now to see how it goes. Hopefully they don't cost to much.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8,360
Views: 1,962,845
Posted By mmitchell57
Well, you know.... *cough* LOL

Well, you know.... *cough* LOL
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8,360
Views: 1,962,845
Posted By mmitchell57
Yep, that's the same type of distance and speed...

Yep, that's the same type of distance and speed I'm looking at. What RPM are you sitting at when doing those speeds? How much does the upgrade ussually cost? I've not looked into it yet since i've...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,360
Views: 1,962,845
Posted By mmitchell57
That bike looks just like.... Wait... Hold on!!! ...

That bike looks just like.... Wait... Hold on!!!

JK. lol Do you have a 16tooth on there yet? I've still got the stock 15 but I want to slap on a 16 for the highway running i've been doing.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,645,819
Posted By mmitchell57
I'm moving into the new house with it's really...

I'm moving into the new house with it's really nice man cave. i'll have pictures once things get settled a bit more. Talk about excited. :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 87,704
Posted By mmitchell57
That didn't work for me the one time I tried it....

That didn't work for me the one time I tried it. It just reminded me how much time I wish I had to work on the bike at the time. I ended up getting ride of it and buying a bike that already ran. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,645,819
Posted By mmitchell57
:lol3 I did about 60 miles on the KLR this...

:lol3

I did about 60 miles on the KLR this morning between work and meeting up with the building contractor. After doing the doohickey I really like the ride. Also, after buying this house, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Happy Easter everyone! :) In the picture ...

Happy Easter everyone! :)

In the picture below, you'll see the doohickey is attached in the below picture. However, there is no spring to hold tension to it. It's super loose and I could rotate...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Well, the doohickey is done. The engine is back...

Well, the doohickey is done. The engine is back together. I don't have any spare parts or bolts laying around. The bike fired right up and idled. I got some pictures i'll post up. I want to test ride...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Well, I'm off to do the dohickey. Wish me luck....

Well, I'm off to do the dohickey. Wish me luck. i've watched a couple vid and as long as I keep track of things it shouldn't be to bad. Hopefully I can go for a ride tomorrow.
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,645,819
Posted By mmitchell57
Thanks for all the good comments. The house is...

Thanks for all the good comments. The house is about 1900 sq feet on the inside. Compared to what i'm used too, that is huge. Either way, i'm looking forward to filling the cave up with tools! :)
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,645,819
Posted By mmitchell57
Well, good news. I'll hopefully be upgrading my...

Well, good news. I'll hopefully be upgrading my man cave. As a result, I'm being forced to upgrade the rest of the house via wifes orders...:lol3

I'm upgrading this.......
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Good to note. Your the second person to point...

Good to note. Your the second person to point that out so I may make it happen. I figured i'm a slow fart on the bike so it shouldn't be to big a deal, but it seems it's seems a common issue. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Isn't that the damn truth. on another...

Isn't that the damn truth.


on another note, it looks my like my top box has had the ride of it's life... I live in Fay, NC where the tornado's hit last week. Due to the bad weather, the top box...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
:lol3 My knee already made friends with the side...

:lol3 My knee already made friends with the side of one of the boxes. That hurt for a good day and a half. The panniers also caught my calf once or twice already. I may have to copy you on pipe...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206...

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206938_10150224693336204_669916203_8536438_8227744_n.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Danger4u2, thanks for the heads up on the...

Danger4u2, thanks for the heads up on the concours. I am finding out that I am more of a tour type rider on the KLR then anything else. I enjoy the dirt roads and getting lost when the options are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By mmitchell57
I don't know about all the piping on the edges of...

I don't know about all the piping on the edges of all the surfaces. Plus that fairing ..... doesn't appear to flow with the bike.

If i remember right, the side bags you have drop on to spools...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,151
Posted By mmitchell57
Geez man. How in the heck did you get things that...

Geez man. How in the heck did you get things that light. I did a 2 day hike and ended up carying 9 liters of water and a pack around 40lbs. It was my first hike in so I have a lot to learn. At the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,687
Posted By mmitchell57
I love my KLR... It had 12k miles, 2005, and I...

I love my KLR... It had 12k miles, 2005, and I paid 2500 dollars. I felt it was only worth 2k, but figure the guys honestly with the bike made with worth the extra. Go look at it, if the guy seems...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,879
Posted By mmitchell57
I used to have that issue. I started using...

I used to have that issue. I started using contacts, but got tired of them. I ended up sucking it up and getting laser eye surgery. I realized you are using bifocals, but a certian amount of people...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,793
Posted By mmitchell57
Well, the rear panniers are on the biken now....

Well, the rear panniers are on the biken now. They are very stable. Also, they are directly above the rear axle for good weight distrubution. Based on how bad they hurt when you ram your knee into...
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