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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:53 AM
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Posted By atomicalex
Thank you, that makes perfect sense to me. I...

Thank you, that makes perfect sense to me. I neglected to put the resistances on the schematic - which clarifies it nicely. I will seek out an LED wedge.

The blinkers, which look nice and light up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By atomicalex
Provence. Hands-down. Access to the Alps,...

Provence. Hands-down. Access to the Alps, Pyrenees, etc. Beautiful weather and scenery. Lavendel everywhere.

Yes, Provence for me.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By atomicalex
Couple of bits to consider - oil in the...

Couple of bits to consider - oil in the alternator could affect the stator windings - the seal on that side is known to be a bit weak and you can end up with an alternator cover full of oil.

The...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
Ok, gimme some advice here. I'm picking...

Ok, gimme some advice here.

I'm picking through the wiring harness on my goofed up Derpa, because honestly, I'm better at working harness than anything else. One thing I did last night was add...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
I order from Motosport, and a lot of stuff is...

I order from Motosport, and a lot of stuff is from Japan. I get the email asking if I want to cancel because of no ETA, and then have to convince them to leave the order open. About three weeks...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
Once I get the Derpa running!! Not on my F again....

Once I get the Derpa running!! Not on my F again. Too much bike.

Anyone want to come over and listen to me swear at it? I'll be home from Germany in a week and I'll even make tamales.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
I've dropped everything twice already. Next up is...

I've dropped everything twice already. Next up is pull out the wiring harnesss and replug all of the connectors.

Meh. The GS is soooo awesome now!!!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
I tweaked my forks and back. Still one of the...

I tweaked my forks and back. Still one of the best days I've had on a bike!

The back thing is old swimming injuries coming back to haunt me and that damned Dakar seat. I fixed it by raising the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,308
Views: 299,991
Posted By atomicalex
I raised my F650GS to stock normal from stock...

I raised my F650GS to stock normal from stock low. I guess I'm not that short, because at 0 clicks preload, I can still flatfoot the thing if I stand right. This is a big surprise and very pleasant...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 05:29 PM
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Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
I might need to head over the there. I still want...

I might need to head over the there. I still want to get my german frame sorted out.

FWIW, I rode with Bruno once. I'm still in physical therapy from it. lol
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
No. I ended up ordering a bowl gasket and float...

No. I ended up ordering a bowl gasket and float valve assembly from Motosport.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,720
Posted By atomicalex
He has a helmet on. Decent riding. I hope...

He has a helmet on.

Decent riding. I hope they catch him, but I'm having trouble actually hating on him. I'd love to go tearing through a mall. It would be like the movies!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,123
Posted By atomicalex
Why is this a problem?!? You should sit him...

Why is this a problem?!?

You should sit him down and say.. ok, I want you to find a class to take, then I want you to come in the garage with me and work - oil changes, battery swap, etc. Once you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,134
Posted By atomicalex
I hope the EPA finds the guy and crushes him. ...

I hope the EPA finds the guy and crushes him.

A way smarter move on his part would be to get a permit like Newcomb's Ranch has and set up shop at the top to rake in cash from the riders and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,647
Posted By atomicalex
What's funny is when you actually did drive the...

What's funny is when you actually did drive the racecar to work.... It works best with LeMons/ChumpCars. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
OMG, I am going to kill this damn thing. It won't...

OMG, I am going to kill this damn thing. It won't run again. It's trying to fire, but not there yet.

I pulled the carb (seriously less than ten minutes now), put the stock jets back in, set it to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,647
Posted By atomicalex
The WSJ article on splitting reminded me of this...

The WSJ article on splitting reminded me of this one from a coworker whose morning was apparently not going as well as mine, over the summer, upon arriving at work:

"Why are you so damn happy?"
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,236
Posted By atomicalex
This is it. Imagine what it would do for...

This is it. Imagine what it would do for productivity if more people arrived at work happy? Imagine the rift it would create when the riders all show up grinning! I know I've heard "why are you so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,170
Posted By atomicalex
I had no idea there was such a thing as an...

I had no idea there was such a thing as an "adventure" rider until I showed up here. I was just going out to see stuff and explore. It was like my eyes opened up when I started poking into little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
Oh, Lord, yes. Take the tank off. Mine was off...

Oh, Lord, yes. Take the tank off. Mine was off for so long that I forgot that step.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
A Crowbar. sit next to the bike on the left...

A Crowbar.

sit next to the bike on the left side. Push the rear boot off the carb horn and into it, then to the far side. Gently (two spanners for the Haynes crowd) pull the carb toward you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,476
Posted By atomicalex
I usually wear my pink leathers on my dirt bike....

I usually wear my pink leathers on my dirt bike. I haven't found a sufficiently silly regular dirt suit yet. I, for one, think silly attire is fabulous!


Who cares? I mean, I know it's winter and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,647
Posted By atomicalex
Fixed it for you...

Fixed it for you...
Forum: Upcoming 02-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,292
Posted By atomicalex
BGRT will want to at least bunk it. She's not as...

BGRT will want to at least bunk it. She's not as open-air as I am. Get ahold of her and see what she is thinking.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
I run Rotella in everything and I are a...

I run Rotella in everything and I are a tribologist, so....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,647
Posted By atomicalex
Depending on how old the kid was.... <10...

Depending on how old the kid was....

<10 probably ok, and worth explaining to.
>14 probably just stupid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 527,409
Posted By atomicalex
Old Lexus reminds me of a saying in Germany -...

Old Lexus reminds me of a saying in Germany - "only missing the hat". It refers to the construct of an old man wearing a hat while driving a Jetta. This is pretty much the worst case driver scenario...
Forum: Upcoming 02-02-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,292
Posted By atomicalex
You're coming with me!

You're coming with me!
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
Your local bearing shop should have something.

Your local bearing shop should have something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,739
Posted By atomicalex
If you want to rail corners, consider track days....

If you want to rail corners, consider track days. Actually, they should be called crack days, because they are that addictive!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,647
Posted By atomicalex
I grew up in Watertown. We smile kindly at people...

I grew up in Watertown. We smile kindly at people who think the Catskills are "upstate".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,647
Posted By atomicalex
Where's upstate? Please at least be north of...

Where's upstate?

Please at least be north of the Thruway...... :ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
I bought a whole new Rotax 652 for that!! ...

I bought a whole new Rotax 652 for that!!

But rarity is an issue. Does it come with all accessories and so forth? I would expect a starter, intake, possibly carb, and all levers for that.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4,857
Views: 874,919
Posted By atomicalex
OK, did my rejet with the #20 pilot and the #130...

OK, did my rejet with the #20 pilot and the #130 main. Will run the bike either tonight or on the weekend.

Also replaced the float valve. All I can say is don't buy gas in NJ!!
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-30-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
Sherpa is rejetted and float valve replaced -...

Sherpa is rejetted and float valve replaced - don'*t buy gas in NJ!!
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-29-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
I soooo want to try this.

I soooo want to try this.
Forum: Upcoming 01-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,292
Posted By atomicalex
Katherine here!! I want in!!

Katherine here!! I want in!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By atomicalex
My dad used to play, then later on, he reffed...

My dad used to play, then later on, he reffed college and league games. You could always tell when he'd had to drive the Zamboni because he would come home giggling.

Did you know that for quite a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By atomicalex
Try the Central Forum up in Regional.

Try the Central Forum up in Regional.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12,003
Views: 975,446
Posted By atomicalex
I know how to do that... I ended up...

I know how to do that...

I ended up finalizing my stereo work in the house. By the time I realized how nice it was, I was beat.

Tomorrow, if the snow holds off?
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