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Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
And - "If it's EASY..., you AIN'T tryin' hard...

And - "If it's EASY..., you AIN'T tryin' hard enuff...!" - Fast Eddie :evil
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,522
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
the AZ BDR...

Thanks guys - I 'checked-in' to compare notes on the parts that I covered w/ the "Big Man", jdrocks hisself, in mid to southern AZ, before I "bailed" on him - something to do w/ forgetting my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Yes - and IF it matches the red crayon - you got...

Yes - and IF it matches the red crayon - you got some "issues" coming...!

:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
David: NEVER use "unmaintained roads" and ME in...

David: NEVER use "unmaintained roads" and ME in the same sentence again. Till our recent 'outing' I thought I'd sworn off them MANY years back (when I was about YOUR age...:evil), and figured I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - HOPE you have a GREAT Thanksgiving!...

Dave - HOPE you have a GREAT Thanksgiving! (Turkey instead of "ramen noodles"...?)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/fasteddiecopeman/AZ%20BDR/AZ%20BDR%20Day%202/PA280912.jpg~original...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
...and I believe that around the Florida Beaches...

...and I believe that around the Florida Beaches they're referred to as "Los Tabernacos"....

:wink:
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - I'm SHOCKED, just SHOCKED at your...

Dave - I'm SHOCKED, just SHOCKED at your gratuitous references to drivers from the "Great White North"....

:evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
My thumb's STILL hurting, Dave.... I HOPE...

My thumb's STILL hurting, Dave....

I HOPE the story keeps coming BEFORE it gets better...!

:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Been watching the weather in the SW, Dave. ...

Been watching the weather in the SW, Dave.

Good luck.
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Hate to admit it, but I "wussied-out" on Dave...

Hate to admit it, but I "wussied-out" on Dave Wednesday morning, and 'bailed', just 4.1 miles west of Long Lake where we'd spent the night. The trail at that point (shows on an AZ topo as JUST a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Got your bed set-up for you for tonight, Dave. I...

Got your bed set-up for you for tonight, Dave. I THINK it's steak for supper....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/fasteddiecopeman/TKC80copy.jpg~original...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Yup. You can see the V clutch cover in that pic.

Yup. You can see the V clutch cover in that pic.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Hell - the American west would NEVER have been...

Hell - the American west would NEVER have been populated without wooden spokes...!
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,126
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I'm IN too (more on THAT later...:1drink)... and...

I'm IN too (more on THAT later...:1drink)... and I think they're a Big Block and a TKC80, incidentally - the SAME tires I'll be installing next weekend, in AZ, tho' on different ends. (My TKC80 will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - thought you're in Texas...? :huh

Dave - thought you're in Texas...?

:huh
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
When I 'did' my R1 shock I had a machine shop...

When I 'did' my R1 shock I had a machine shop make up two (a spare) for the easily-removeable bushing, and set up my drill press for the other end (I believe that's the HARDENED end), and went up by...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
On my '08 Versys I had Hepko-Becker crash bars,...

On my '08 Versys I had Hepko-Becker crash bars, but decided to change to SW Motech ones so as to be able to install their "skid-plate". My bolts were not cross-threaded but the nuts turned while...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
...and southern Alberta just had a summer...

...and southern Alberta just had a summer snow-fall of about 20 cms (4 to 5"), which took out trees, branches and powerlines in Calgary....

Oh, and this morning the airport temp here in Kelowna,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
why we ride... dirt

If you haven't seen it, here's an 8 minute video on why we ride (everyone BUT Dave should watch it...:D).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRQyEBY5YjQ&sns=em

...cause it's for OLD guys....:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
The May long-weekend back in '02 or '03, we were...

The May long-weekend back in '02 or '03, we were camped at Waterton Park (the Canadian part of Glacier...), and got 36" (YES - THREE feet!!!) of snow overnight, probably May 25th.... :eek1

That's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
WRONG county - Joe's in the NEXT one west...! ...

WRONG county - Joe's in the NEXT one west...!

:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
What a coincidence... a TKC front and a BB rear...

What a coincidence... a TKC front and a BB rear arrived in AZ for me a couple of days back....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Will it still move in-and-out, or is it pretty...

Will it still move in-and-out, or is it pretty much solid?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - BTW - how has that "JB Weld" fix for the V...

Dave - BTW - how has that "JB Weld" fix for the V foot-peg bracket worked out?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
"sure it is, pásame otra cerveza fría por favor....

"sure it is, pásame otra cerveza fría por favor. "

And I suppose it has to be a "Bleu"...?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Kelowna, BC is in a desert. Check this link out: ...

Kelowna, BC is in a desert. Check this link out:
http://www.canada.com/topics/travel/story.html?id=f8d104e8-9497-4850-a913-e07ae63a0578
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-22-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
A BIT "smokey" lately - the nearest fire is...

A BIT "smokey" lately - the nearest fire is probably 15 miles SW, as the crow flies - but NOT as hot as a week or so ago (got to about 104F).
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I have to MIRROR that response, tho' MY cruise...

I have to MIRROR that response, tho' MY cruise Mach number is PROBABLY a tad lower than yours is....:wink:

The ONLY time I've added oil (M1 car oil) to either of my Vs between changes, was when I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - when you DID lose motor-mount bolts/...

Dave - when you DID lose motor-mount bolts/ nuts... did the bike get FASTER as it got LIGHTER...?

:1drink
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - thanks for posting about your rear wheel/...

Dave - thanks for posting about your rear wheel/ fender liner issue. I was doing something not connected and noticed a "wear" mark on mine. The light-bulb went "ON"....

I lifted the bike a bit,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Hanging off the back by the tire is a "pink"...

Hanging off the back by the tire is a "pink" croc. MAYBE that's a clue!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-09-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
HOLY sh*t, Batman!

HOLY sh*t, Batman!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,242
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Sounds like a STORY is in there.... Post it up! ...

Sounds like a STORY is in there.... Post it up!

:deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,242
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Clinton - IF you end up near Kelowna, BC (Apr to...

Clinton - IF you end up near Kelowna, BC (Apr to Oct), or Florence, AZ (REST of the year) - try to contact me!
I'm on here:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/
nearly every day (IF I'm NOT on a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - a "little" imagination: we all know what...

Dave - a "little" imagination: we all know what it means when someone lifts their middle finger in a vertical position.... Do you know what it means when it's their "pinkie" in a VERTICAL...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
I was a connector-guy before I joined the...

I was a connector-guy before I joined the airforce (BTW - 47 years ago...!). IF I recall correctly: Grade 2 bolts have strength against SHEAR (but LIMITED clamping); Grade 8 have CLAMPING strength...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,242
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Clinton - somehow WAY-Y-Y back I thought your...

Clinton - somehow WAY-Y-Y back I thought your report had ended, so till now I had not read the last four (five?) pages.

Glad I found 'em. GREAT report!

FWIW - thanks for letting me try on your...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Kinda sounds like a "built-in" excuse to ME, but...

Kinda sounds like a "built-in" excuse to ME, but what do I know....

:evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Dave - you got REAL crappy luck! I'm not sure how...

Dave - you got REAL crappy luck! I'm not sure how many times I've ridden or driven "Going to the Sun" (six to ten or...?), but it's always been lovely!

Even drove it once, west to east, in my '62...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 652,660
Posted By fasteddiecopeman
Totally agree Dave. On some dirt last week, twice...

Totally agree Dave. On some dirt last week, twice I had a side-by-side quad coming WFO using most of the road as I rounded a curve.

:eek1
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