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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,966
Posted By icebox
Klim

Klimb, had it wrong for a while. And drive by their HQ once a week. What I struggle with is their prices, ouch. That cheap Revit stuff goes on sale once in a while, and kills bugs just fine.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,073
Posted By icebox
400 lbs.

Not a chance it will be 400 pounds. The street bike is 400 now. Add, more gas, 20 lbs. radiator and engine protection and a small fairing, another 20. Tougher rear subframe made for luggage, another...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,114
Posted By icebox
Tough break

Hope you heal well and quickly,

Don't ride in groups often, but hand signals for a change of behavior works pretty well. I almost always signal both with my hand and or blinkers when I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 112,061
Posted By icebox
pretty classy first post, but isn't using B&W...

pretty classy first post, but isn't using B&W film cheating? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By icebox
Used compressed air and carb cleaner, carb...

Used compressed air and carb cleaner, carb cleaner goes right through the pilot jet, as well as compresed air. Used Stabil over the winter. As long as the bowl was off might as well remove the main....
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By icebox
Pilot lean

DRZ SM sat most of the winter, won't run without the choke on. Very lean off idle. Rotated the carb and cleaned, jets were not dirty or plugged, both main and pilot, still acts like it has a air...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,128
Posted By icebox
sorry

Loss of life is a tough thing, and I am reallly sorry for your loss and your buddies family. About 10 months ago my SO was hit by a left turning car, she lived but is still recovering. Just before...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,323,581
Posted By icebox
shock

Anyone have a shock off the yellow "low" bike to sell. A bit stove up right now and would like to lower my black bike for a bit.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 1,625,272
Posted By icebox
could have shot at f22 and my eyes would have...

could have shot at f22 and my eyes would have been in the same place :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,054
Views: 278,502
Posted By icebox
Ahh, to be so young. Mr. Weasel you win, for now....

Ahh, to be so young. Mr. Weasel you win, for now. My parents also taught me manners, and perchance a bit of patience. Tis a rude and selfish world we live in, on that I would agree. But if you let it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,054
Views: 278,502
Posted By icebox
Not confused, tolerant, well, but older, and grew...

Not confused, tolerant, well, but older, and grew up with yankees who thought they were proper. Cannot imagine how much fun it must be to live life pissed off at almost everyone. Hope a lorry doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,054
Views: 278,502
Posted By icebox
Must be so very nice to be perfect, British...

Must be so very nice to be perfect, British perhaps? Or maybe private New England boarding school?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14,696
Views: 2,160,792
Posted By icebox
Cheap Beta

Took this 95 Techno in a few years ago when a freind needed some Christmas money for his kids. Runs, but to rich up here at 7000'. Added a new tire to the front. Needs some TLC, decent kill switch, a...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 51,146
Posted By icebox
sorry

Aw shit, I am so sorry. Went through something similar last fall, she lived, but I taught her to ride. She Got cutoff by a car, I went through the doubts, blame, what the f could I have done, mad at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-03-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 102,245
Posted By icebox
Gravellys

Road doesn't even open till July 1, even then if we don't get hot dry weather in June, not likelly, the north aspects like Standard Creek will be muddy in shaded areas. Still lots of snow NOW
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6,321
Views: 1,267,256
Posted By icebox
Luck

Luck, every once in a while it works out. saw an craigslist ad in Bozeman for a 93 R100R a week ago. Talked to the owner, he had bought it in 94, had nine thousand miles on it in 21 years. Went down...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 487,771
Posted By icebox
100gs

Added a 100GS into the FleaMarket. Bike is about as new as a 22 year old bike can be. Still has the manufacturers stickers on the rear fender and tool box. Too short and getting too stiff with a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 47,223
Posted By icebox
old man

out the back door, looking south along the Yellowstone boundary

http://icebox.smugmug.com/Other/funfoto/i-ZMfPrXK/3/L/DSC03357-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-26-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,763
Views: 7,050,431
Posted By icebox
Focus

This one has me puzzled. In focus on the front of the bike, out of focus on the back of the bike and you and your wife are sharp as a tack. Great effect. Focus stacking software?
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,352
Posted By icebox
time

This hits to close to home, your friend had a good life, and a great friend to remember him. Hope Idaho is tougher than Montana on the fool who caused this.
Sometime this summer I will drink a beer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,629
Posted By icebox
worst

When someone you know or Love is hurt badly on one, through no fault of their own. Just some dipshit in a car who can't get their hands off their phone or someother distraction.
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Progress

Was going to let Laurie update this from now on. She has been a bit preoccupied with trying to start working on a limited schedule the last few weeks. Plus back to Billings for two outpatient...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Who's Laurie

Thought I would post up a few pictures from the last few years

Learning to ride, my little DRZ SM, maybe a perfect first bike. borrowed pants just a bit to big, borrowed jacket, but her own...
Forum: Face plant 11-12-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Updates

Latest news is, Out of the hospital, all hardware removed from the mouth including the braces on the lower teeth. Bladder is holding, another cystogram this week, some problems continue with scar...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By icebox
$$$

If you want to save some money and have the stock racks you can just buy the hoops from TouraTech. I made my own this way. Took the stock racks off, then placed them on a flat steel welding table and...
Forum: Face plant 10-29-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
update

MTgrrl just got her extra plumbing removed, bladder passed a cystogram (pressure test w/ dye) so one less PIA to deal with, still crutches, still braces on the lower jaw, but not wired closed....
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 90,653
Posted By icebox
Damn

Diesel, hope it turns out well for you, till recently haven't spent much time on face plant, that is until my gal got whacked by a failure to yield MFer. Your determination in the face of adversity...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Crazy

Crazy thing is she already wants to ride again, even though she can barely walk.
I haven't ridden a bike since the Sunday before her wreck, bad weather, and with all the driving and health care...
Forum: Face plant 10-22-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Someday

Thanks for all the encouragement, both for her and for me. Laurie is out of the Hospital and at her Dad's house in Billings, close to the out patient PT facility. Still has a catheter, but is...
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
update on MTgrrl

Laurie had the wires removed from her teeth/jaw today, just over a month in the Hospital now. Sore, can't open her mouth very far, but another step toward normalcy. Still very weak, slow progress,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By icebox
Spring?

Why wait, the best deals are in January, put it in your living room and drink beer and stare:::1drink
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Recovery

Some good news and some not so good news this last week. The good news, on last Wednesday I got a call and was suprised to hear Laurie on the other end, and she called again last night, this time on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 102,245
Posted By icebox
Black Butte

Late in the year for the Gravellys, there is some serious snot up there. It's been pretty wet lately.Thanks for stoping by today. Sorry I missed you, off to Billings in the AM.
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
Updates

Back at work in West Yellowstone, 240 miles from St. Vincent's in Billings. Montana is wonderfull except in times like these. The good news is via Phone I was able to talk to Laurie today, she was...
Forum: Face plant 10-01-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,355
Posted By icebox
understand

Understand, right now I would ride off the deep end if I could, but I have someone who still needs me even if she is there in only flashes of conscience. I can still see her smile, even if she isn't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 185,494
Posted By icebox
pans

Any one using a Gigapan? Bit bulky to carry around on a bike, but should take out the errors, my screw ups, on multiple shots with a longer lens. Really hard to get the top and bottom borders even,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-28-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 102,245
Posted By icebox
updates

MTgrrl is in ST. V's rehab unit now, progress is slow, at times cognizant behavior seems to be coming along. At others I wonder how far we may get. The other driver has no means and had MT minimum...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
criminal

My understanding from the investigating officer is thst the most common charge in this type incident is "negligent driving resulting in bodily harm"
up to $1000 fine and up to 30 days, days usually...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 91,151
Posted By icebox
I was not riding behind her, she was going from...

I was not riding behind her, she was going from West to Bozeman on a Monday morning, I was working. When the Blazer pulled across her path it apppears that she veered to the right to try and avoid as...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Posted By icebox
Left turn

If she actually saw the bike rider and turned into him anyway her liscence ought to be revoked, WTF. Negligent Homicide should be filled by the CO. Attorney.
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