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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,372
Posted By Mechanista
Goddammm!!! Sorry I forgot all about...

Goddammm!!!

Sorry I forgot all about checkin' the Merc! I can't believe I forgot about that.
Your travelling friends will probably still think I'm creepy...:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 44,372
Posted By Mechanista
Hey!

I met that dude and a girl at the hotel in Silverthorne last week! They are traveling the world, right?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Mechanista
Vintage Motorcycle Show

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l492/mechanista/6thannual_zpsbce4510d.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/mechanista/media/6thannual_zpsbce4510d.jpg.html)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,778
Posted By Mechanista
[QUOTE=neepuk;24168270]Thanks for the kind words....

[QUOTE=neepuk;24168270]Thanks for the kind words. Yes, our day can turn in a bad direction quickly. Luckily my coworker that was driving this rig was ok! Sadly though, she lost her nerve and no...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,778
Posted By Mechanista
These are really good pic's for a change. Usually...

These are really good pic's for a change. Usually people don't seem to document the digging out process very well.
I really miss getting to help out with the pass opening these past few years. It...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,457
Views: 586,754
Posted By Mechanista
John's not there any more. I looked over this...

John's not there any more.
I looked over this rig personally for a friend and it is in really good condition. Has been kept inside, and was formerly owned by a nice gal that wanted to get something...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Mechanista
I took off my covers to do some diagnostic...

I took off my covers to do some diagnostic "thumping" of my original electrical relays and never put them back on.:lol3
Forum: 2 smokers 03-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Mechanista
That's what I remember the most about my TC90...

That's what I remember the most about my TC90 when I was a kid! :cry



But seriously, my plugs never really looked bad when the spark went away, but I just carried a six-pack of plugs wherever I...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-08-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By Mechanista
That's waaaayyy nicer than mine! ...

That's waaaayyy nicer than mine!
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l492/mechanista/desert20buffalo.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/mechanista/media/desert20buffalo.jpg.html)

But it is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-31-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,076,776
Posted By Mechanista
When I purchased my Transalp new, it inspired my...

When I purchased my Transalp new, it inspired my brother to do a "scrambler" modification to one of his old CB750's.
He used front end, swingarm, wheels, etc. from an old XR500 honda to try and make...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-18-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,569
Posted By Mechanista
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l492/mechanist...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l492/mechanista/2013show_zps8c500d4e.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/mechanista/media/2013show_zps8c500d4e.jpg.html)


My 1974 TS150 parked next to my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mechanista
Friggin' awesome! Had to put the Ural in 2wd...

Friggin' awesome!

Had to put the Ural in 2wd to get out of my neighborhood, but then things really improved after that, I guess.

Thanks Uli!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mechanista
I checked out the road this evening and it is...

I checked out the road this evening and it is completely dry.
It looks very surreal with a black ribbon winding it's way through the white desert!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,850
Posted By Mechanista
It may be too far, but Leadville is cheap. :rofl

It may be too far, but Leadville is cheap. :rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By Mechanista
I really regret selling, rather than rebuilding...

I really regret selling, rather than rebuilding mine.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mechanista
I think it all started with a drunken carb...

I think it all started with a drunken carb dial-in session about 15 years ago that happened to land on the solstice. Somebodys old Honda 450 twin?
:freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mechanista
SNowpack...

SNowpack...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By Mechanista
Hair is probably right about the filter, but it...

Hair is probably right about the filter, but it is possible that the fire damaged a fuel line to or from the filter as well, causing low fuel pressure to the injection pump. This will cause white...
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Mechanista
End up in Steamboat?

End up in Steamboat?
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Mechanista
Nice job! Now for that Ural trans...

Nice job!

Now for that Ural trans...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,426
Posted By Mechanista
No dude! You have helped a lot in this...

No dude! You have helped a lot in this discussion.
Years ago I watched a video on hack riding technique, it was a great lesson for me when we started riding our /5 Velorex. I think it was from...
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,173
Posted By Mechanista
PREEEEMIUM Ride!!!

PREEEEMIUM Ride!!!
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 13,426
Posted By Mechanista
I think they call it "trail braking", what was...

I think they call it "trail braking", what was described above. It does help a little, (unless it is in the liquor store parking lot).
I have also noticed that when coming into a corner "too hot"...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,986
Posted By Mechanista
For years my wife and I rode rode a '70 R75/5...

For years my wife and I rode rode a '70 R75/5 with a Velorex. We really enjoyed riding it in town, but every time we set out on the open road something would scare the shit outta us or the bike would...
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Mechanista
I own a Ural Patrol...

and I honestly gotta say that I rarely use the 2wd! I sorta wish I would have purchased a Retro.
An old tug such as an older Yammy XS1100, GS Suz, or Honda 1000 would be perfect with a heavier...
Forum: Hacks 06-19-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,204
Posted By Mechanista
Dang!

Man, I wish we were able to go to the rally and meet you there!
Our daughter is in the hospital and we are watching our grandson.
Memphis is one of the places we wanted to see. Our kids played...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 181,893
Posted By Mechanista
Woooo hooooo!!!

My wife and I spotted you guys along Blue Mesa Reservoir with all the big trucks bearing down on you. You are some brave bastards! I hate riding our Ural on that stretch, because the truckers try to...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mechanista
Thanks. I must be going blind, or I've had...

Thanks.

I must be going blind, or I've had too much to drink.
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mechanista
Sorry!

I just realized what type of bearing you are using!
I was thinking they were needle rollers or ball rollers of some type.
I have had some experience with these types of bearings in other...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By Mechanista
I also called around looking for a replacement...

I also called around looking for a replacement bearing that would eliminate the play in both swingarms. It did not pan out either.
I have had some experience with BMW paralever bearings, and the...
Forum: Hacks 05-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,068
Posted By Mechanista
Valencia is starting to show a well earned "road...

Valencia is starting to show a well earned "road patina"! Thanks for the blog link, it is great to keep up on your trials and travels.
I think the (day 38) blog reply in regards to the coil may be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,445
Posted By Mechanista
The Western Co vintage bike show is June 1st this...

The Western Co vintage bike show is June 1st this year in Palisade, CO.
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mechanista
How many K's on your rig now?

How many K's on your rig now?
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Mechanista
Nice report! :clap

Nice report! :clap
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Mechanista
Nice ride! It looks like all the big snow is...

Nice ride!
It looks like all the big snow is waiting for March, this year. :huh
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By Mechanista
Congrats on the purchase! What year/model did you...

Congrats on the purchase! What year/model did you get?
Forum: Hacks 01-16-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,469
Posted By Mechanista
I don't know how I missed that thread in SS!? ...

I don't know how I missed that thread in SS!?
I'm pretty sure we are going to go. We will be tenting it. Go ahead and count us IN!
So far I have spent most of this week trying to start many of our...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,381
Posted By Mechanista
Wow!

That thing is a work of art! I love it.
Are you going to sell plans, or sell finished units, or ? I want one!
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,469
Posted By Mechanista
So, Dana...

How cold was it today?
The sun was shining strong this morning, but still only -11 here in GJ.
That is the only thing I liked about working up in Eagle-Vail during the winter was the cool sunrises....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,313
Posted By Mechanista
I was thinking that Yamaha cylinder looked a...

I was thinking that Yamaha cylinder looked a little big. My wife had the '73 360. She rode that on our first date, out dirt-biking in the desert.
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