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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
I used these the last time a screwed up a thread....

I used these the last time a screwed up a thread. We have a kit at work so it was basically free. I'll probably go that route again...

http://afs-fix.com/fix-a-thred/04.htm
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:57 PM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
I think I had to pull the air box and then it was...

I think I had to pull the air box and then it was pretty easy.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:36 PM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Still dicking around with this last exhaust...

Still dicking around with this last exhaust header bolt. Nothing seems to be working. Took it to a friends house to get a bolt welded on but couldn't budge it. Drilled it out, slightly off center:cry...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
:ear

:ear
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
I've been through this with both of my scooters...

I've been through this with both of my scooters too so I'm being careful...sort of. Snapped an exhaust bolt on my scoot last year.:lol3
Hopefully the oil will work its way into the treads today and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
I've ridden mine thru 3 winters in NY so far....

I've ridden mine thru 3 winters in NY so far. Much corrosion and abuse here. No way I'm reusing these bolts...if I manage to get them off. One is off, the other will see gun powder in a day or two if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Managed to get the inner bolt off the header pipe...

Managed to get the inner bolt off the header pipe tonight with the Craftsman stripped bolt socket, bought the ones that fit on a socket extension. The other one is refusing to budge but its soaking...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By ride4321
If your women are comfortable with it I'd highly...

If your women are comfortable with it I'd highly suggest a tour of Detroit while passing through. I made a trip out just for that last year and will do it again if I'm ever in the area. There's a bit...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,156
Posted By ride4321
Sweet. Just found this thread but I'm in til the...

Sweet. Just found this thread but I'm in til the end now.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Ah, good advice. So running the engine is the...

Ah, good advice. So running the engine is the best bet?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
I did heat the bolt with a torch first. Think...

I did heat the bolt with a torch first. Think I'll warm up the bike next try though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Haven't tried it yet but did buy the Craftsman...

Haven't tried it yet but did buy the Craftsman stripped bolt sockets and also the HF version. Neither worked on the header bolts. Tonight I'll take a dremel to them and try putting a slot in first so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Interesting, never heard of that. Thanks.

Interesting, never heard of that. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Header pipe bolts

Wow, I knew they would be a bitch to get off but didn't expect them to strip so easily. New hi-flo pipes and exhaust on the way so I guess I'll get them off somehow. Someone suggested these...
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Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 165,576
Posted By ride4321
04 Aprilia Mojito 150 - $1200

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052472

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a470/ride4321/Scooter%20pics/IMG_0546_zpsegs3znrk.jpg
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By ride4321
That could very well be what I end up doing. It...

That could very well be what I end up doing. It will depend on the weather I guess. I tried to hit Savannah my last trip down with the bike but my bike hates coastal roads and always heads towards...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By ride4321
Naw, the auto train is not in the budget. If I...

Naw, the auto train is not in the budget. If I were to do that I'd just fly down. I can fly down for just over $200 and do that fairly often. Just want to get a ride in even if it'll be a boring ride.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
Great, that'll make things easy then. Thanks

Great, that'll make things easy then. Thanks
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By ride4321
I guess it'll depend on the weather. If it's cold...

I guess it'll depend on the weather. If it's cold and wet I'll leave the mountains and head more southerly but if I luck out with nice weather I'll stick to the mountains for as long as possible then...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
GSXR's 40F0 exhaust, Kientech Hi-Flo header/midpipe

OK, I just nabbed the GSXR 40F0 exhaust, Kientech Hi-Flo header & mid pipe on FM last night and can't wait to get it. Should I order the jet kit for the stock carb or can I run without it and just...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By ride4321
If you do go to the ADKs add the Catskills into...

If you do go to the ADKs add the Catskills into the mix. I actually like riding in the Catskills better than the ADK. Although the Finger lake region may not be the best riding there are some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By ride4321
Around here most of the snow is gone but I'm...

Around here most of the snow is gone but I'm guessing the trails and back roads still have a lot of ice. I'm right on the border of NY/PA in Binghamton NY. The good news is the town roads are so bad...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By ride4321
NY to FL, the flat way down

Heading to Florida to see my kids in a few weeks. Since I only have a week (9 days actually) I going to make it as straight a shot as possible so I won't be able to ride the Appalachian Mt route....
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By ride4321
Everyone should have a different map I'd think...

Everyone should have a different map I'd think but the mentality is the same as these group "art?" classes...

http://blog.seattlepi.com/eastsideuptown/files/2012/03/palettes.jpg

Just doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 106,550
Views: 21,184,988
Posted By ride4321
I'm on my 4th set of 244's. Obviously I'm happy...

I'm on my 4th set of 244's. Obviously I'm happy with them. Not sure how many miles I'm getting out of them but they're cheap enough it doesn't really matter.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By ride4321
I have a pair of 46's and I normally wear a 45 in...

I have a pair of 46's and I normally wear a 45 in a BMW boot that I currently own. I should have gone with a 45 in the Forma. The 46 is a little big on me but wearable. Like already said, they run...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,596
Views: 1,408,824
Posted By ride4321
My two scoots. The black one will be going soon...

My two scoots. The black one will be going soon and I'll miss it but they're too similar to keep both.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ride4321
Before this one came up I was getting ready to...

Before this one came up I was getting ready to drive to Boston for a beautiful white '99 50cc. They wanted too much so I went with this one. I sort of wanted a 50 2T.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By ride4321
Definitely. I used a saw case on my scooter. ...

Definitely. I used a saw case on my scooter.

http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a470/ride4321/P1030116_zps20c2ae6c.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ride4321
Ever had any issues with it? From what I'm...

Ever had any issues with it? From what I'm reading extended high revs aren't good for these engines but for normal use they are very reliable.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ride4321
I think I'll just get a dry bag that can fit...

I think I'll just get a dry bag that can fit under the seat and keep a few bungies in the top case. I need room for groceries and beer basically, a cheap dry bag will work just fine. I'll keep the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ride4321
I like it a lot. No underseat storage though and...

I like it a lot. No underseat storage though and the top case isn't very big. I'd like to find some panniers but the only OEMs I see are in EU and shipping would be expensive. Maybe some textile...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,564
Posted By ride4321
I love those things and would own one but my...

I love those things and would own one but my garage just isn't big enough.:evil Nice scoot!!!

I too was influenced into scoots from this Battle Scooter section of ADV. Never knew what I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By ride4321
Scarabeo 150 thread! I can't be the only one...

So I just picked up an '02 Scarabeo 150. It's only got 5800 miles on it and needs all fluids changed, just replaced what look to be the original tires. I'm very happy with my find and I'm almost...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-13-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,052
Posted By ride4321
DR. Just rode the new scoot in today though....

DR.
Just rode the new scoot in today though. Normally the DR is my winter ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By ride4321
Saw my first pair Monday and then another Weds....

Saw my first pair Monday and then another Weds. The weds squid was in perfect form fully redlined going around 40mph. :D
I like having the roads to myself all winter long.:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-12-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,052
Posted By ride4321
I hit a nice patch of ice at the ATM this morning...

I hit a nice patch of ice at the ATM this morning and down I went. Bitch picking the bike up on such smooth ice. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,052
Posted By ride4321
Still going strong here but I wasn't riding every...

Still going strong here but I wasn't riding every day. Once or twice a week for the last month and a half. Just had a wheel bearing go yesterday so am missing one of the warmest days of the year...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By ride4321
Yep, you're heading into some of the best riding...

Yep, you're heading into some of the best riding this country has to offer. Add a few more days and play around in the Smokies. But as someone else mentioned, be aware of many tight turns and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 24,173
Posted By ride4321
Just used some 1x3 furring strips screwed...

Just used some 1x3 furring strips screwed together. Made it the width of the bedliner so it couldn't move around. Worked great for a $3 wheel chock.:D
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