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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 722
Posted By mach1mustang351
I rode two up to Alaska from Central California...

I rode two up to Alaska from Central California in 2008.

26 days
9,400 miles

$2,900 total including fuel, food, lodging etc. We camped most of the time but hit up a hotel if it rained...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,445
Posted By mach1mustang351
All good suggestions. As far as the...

All good suggestions. As far as the comprehensive tool kit I just wanted to throw out some thoughts I have on this subject. I work at a parts store and I get asked a lot what to take for tools on a...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By mach1mustang351
This I have the 3 piece pliers wrench,...

This

I have the 3 piece pliers wrench, and the 10" diagonal cutters. All are great. I want to get the various water pump pliers next.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 235,186
Posted By mach1mustang351
This is funny. I had a similar thing happen on a...

This is funny. I had a similar thing happen on a ride. I was riding with a buddy in the river bed. We got to a section that was all dredged out and we rode up on the bank onto the trail...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By mach1mustang351
It's hard not to think certain things when on the...

It's hard not to think certain things when on the bike. After all riding bikes is grownups playing with toys right?? :D

Just as a comparison to you passing the GSXR. When I rode the Haul...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By mach1mustang351
So not that I want to be "that guy".... The...

So not that I want to be "that guy"....

The reason USPS is cheaper is because it is the government and it is not run like a business. You are paying the cost difference on that package with your...
Forum: Alaska 03-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,204
Posted By mach1mustang351
Fuel is fairly spaced on the Cassiar. about 150...

Fuel is fairly spaced on the Cassiar. about 150 miles per fuel stop. Nothing spooky at all... amazing road, one of my favorites ever. Definitely the only way up through BC in my opinion. I camped...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
Posted By mach1mustang351
Funny story about used sport bikes. When I sold...

Funny story about used sport bikes. When I sold my 2004 R6 in 2007 it was a well maintained 1 owner bike with 15k miles. No one wanted anything to do with it. Where I was at at the time that was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,125
Posted By mach1mustang351
This depends largely on your sensibilities and...

This depends largely on your sensibilities and bike plans. There are some great bikes out there that are used. One if the issues is maintenance history. How sure are we that the maintenance has been...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
Glad you're enjoying the thread. The tank badges...

Glad you're enjoying the thread. The tank badges are pressed on. There is a pin that goes into a hole. I have a plastic prybar set I use. It didn't take a lot of effort to pry off but I did pry close...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
You're absolutely right, as usual. I dont know...

You're absolutely right, as usual. I dont know how I messed that up. Probably because I sell parts accurately to my customers all day I had to mess one up for myself. I checked and i did order the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
I was getting what I call "work dreads" so I went...

I was getting what I call "work dreads" so I went out to the garage and piddled around a bit.

I did some scraping on the paint after letting the paint stripper do its work for a while. I ran out...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
I'm glad someone is. I am enjoying writing and...

I'm glad someone is. I am enjoying writing and posting it :thumb
Forum: Alaska 03-16-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By mach1mustang351
I did the Denali highway a couple summers ago. I...

I did the Denali highway a couple summers ago. I would like to make another run that way tis summer. Might make a good maiden voyage for the Guzzi... a true adventure has danger and the "unknown"...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,553
Posted By mach1mustang351
First of all, Awesome car. I have had and worked...

First of all, Awesome car. I have had and worked on may old cars but I haven't ventured out of the 60's at all... maybe some day.

I have brought back many cars from the long term sit...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 135,261
Posted By mach1mustang351
That kind of work ethic is hard to deal with. On...

That kind of work ethic is hard to deal with. On Friday I had a couple employees asking me for overtime on Saturday. I couldn't afford it with where my payroll was at but i told them if I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
Im glad to confirm im not crazy with the dual...

Im glad to confirm im not crazy with the dual sport tires. There is just too much gravel and dirt up here during construction/ riding season to have a bike that cant do it.

I had planned to do...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
It got cold today so the garage wasn't the most...

It got cold today so the garage wasn't the most pleasant place to be. I did want to get something though.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/IMG_0043_zpszdwfsqaq.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
That's good to know. I was contemplating the very...

That's good to know. I was contemplating the very idea of rough roads and such with this bike. My V Strom is 3400 miles away and when riding season gets here I'm not sure when I will get a chance to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,610
Posted By mach1mustang351
I immediately thought of this ...

I immediately thought of this

https://youtu.be/gAYL5H46QnQ
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9,625
Views: 1,605,844
Posted By mach1mustang351
I want this one today. ...

I want this one today.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/scout_zpssqikqtuh.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/mach1mustang351/media/scout_zpssqikqtuh.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,610
Posted By mach1mustang351
I wouldn't say its a stupid question but it is...

I wouldn't say its a stupid question but it is one I don't know how to answer. The good ole "Is it fast?" question.

I have a 2007 V Strom. It is faster than some stuff... but is it a fast...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,625
Views: 1,605,844
Posted By mach1mustang351
I was checking some bikes out today and this one...

I was checking some bikes out today and this one caught my attention

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/harley%20dana_zpsdquhscbo.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 103,217
Posted By mach1mustang351
What I like best is it looks like it is supposed...

What I like best is it looks like it is supposed to be that way. There is 39 pages of build and amazing attention to detail so the bike can look like it is a stock, factory machine. Great job
Forum: Americas 03-04-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,094
Posted By mach1mustang351
I was riding in Northern California... not even...

I was riding in Northern California... not even sure which road I was on now. I fuelled and got on the road. I saw a sketchy looking gas station about 40 miles into my tank of fuel. I decided to...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,659
Posted By mach1mustang351
I agree with everyone. I got a little fat 2...

I agree with everyone. I got a little fat 2 seasons ago and grew out of my over pants. I had to ride the season in jeans and liners. I hated it. I bought big boy over pants this last season. ...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,473
Posted By mach1mustang351
I made a trip to AK from Central California in...

I made a trip to AK from Central California in 2008 (I enjoyed it so much I live here now). I had 26 days to cover the trip. I worried about being able to see everything I wanted to see. I took 14...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,572
Posted By mach1mustang351
This is common practice for international...

This is common practice for international shipping. My wife works for ups and this is what she does daily. Every country is a little different in the documentation they need but it all needs done....
Forum: Trip Planning 03-02-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,512
Posted By mach1mustang351
Lots of good information here. In addition to the...

Lots of good information here. In addition to the above, I invested in a sleeping pad last season. Before that I would use extra clothes... or nothing. Huge game changer in comfort. I like to ride...
Forum: Alaska 03-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,204
Posted By mach1mustang351
It's not quite that scary but on the Campbell...

It's not quite that scary but on the Campbell highway there is a stretch that long where it is a necessity, the haul road too. The rest of the time there is fuel 120-140 fairly reliably. I do...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-01-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By mach1mustang351
Through mega squirt anything is possible ...

Through mega squirt anything is possible

http://www.megamanual.com/MSFAQ.htm

Depending on your level of comfort with electrical things. I haven't done one with one of these yet but I have...
Forum: Alaska 03-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,204
Posted By mach1mustang351
And it WILL rain on you. That seems to be how it...

And it WILL rain on you. That seems to be how it goes here in the summer time. Strangely enough though, no snow up here this year so far. May be an early riding season... or we will get all our...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
Unfortunately no points to put back in. The bike...

Unfortunately no points to put back in. The bike came with the dyna and no extra parts BUT....

We may have reached a solution!!!:D

I pulled up the installation diagram off the dyna web site and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
Well I couldn't leave well enough alone and went...

Well I couldn't leave well enough alone and went out to the garage to investigate the wet plug situation from last night. I was able to find my spare plugs and I swapped them out. The bike fired up...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
The plugs were definitely wet when I pulled them...

The plugs were definitely wet when I pulled them last night. When I got the battery hooked up to the charger. I will get some new plugs at work tomorrow. I thought I had a few extra but they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,226
Posted By mach1mustang351
I had a 15 mile commute 3 years ago (with having...

I had a 15 mile commute 3 years ago (with having to drive all the way through Anchorage it took 30 minutes on a good day). Riding the bike was boring because once out of the city it was a short...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,610
Posted By mach1mustang351
HAHA that makes me laugh. I work in auto parts...

HAHA that makes me laugh. I work in auto parts and stuff like that happens at work

"I have a classic that needs some parts"
Cool, I love classics, what are you working on and what do you...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By mach1mustang351
Usually there is a some sort of mobile dent...

Usually there is a some sort of mobile dent repair people. They are often brought in my dealerships and things to tidy up the trade ins so they look better on the lot. The good ones are magicians...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 17,566
Posted By mach1mustang351
I decided to mess with the guzzi a bit tonight. ...

I decided to mess with the guzzi a bit tonight. Drained the battery down trying to get her started again. Have it sitting on the charger. Still working off of the test bottle. I did modify it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,388
Posted By mach1mustang351
I would argue that brain was damaged before the...

I would argue that brain was damaged before the "test"... which is why the "test" seemed like a good idea.
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