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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By doorman
The signals are bolted to the plastic fender. I...

The signals are bolted to the plastic fender. I need to move them further up though. The way they are now the right signal is starting to melt from the exhaust.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By doorman
Sunday (fair warning, this is going to be picture...

Sunday (fair warning, this is going to be picture heavy)

It rained a bit during the night, and the bugs were horrible in the morning, so I got out of camp quick. I stopped in drummond for fuel,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By doorman
Weekend TWAT

I've wanted to do the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail for a few years now, and this weekend I finally got the chance. After some planning, preparations, and a late start I left my place in Eau...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 30,972
Posted By doorman
Wow, looks like you have some great places to...

Wow, looks like you have some great places to fish.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 30,972
Posted By doorman
Lately I've been leaving all of my fishing gear...

Lately I've been leaving all of my fishing gear on the bike in the event I get the itch to do some fishing. After work a few days ago it paid off, and I hit a stream for about 30 minutes on the way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By doorman
I'm thinking I'd like to stay by the brule river....

I'm thinking I'd like to stay by the brule river. I haven't been able to find any information on backcountry camping in the area.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By doorman
Free camping western/northwestern wi

Anyone know of any free camping areas in northwestern or western wi? I'm heading on a weekend trip and need a place to pitch a tent Friday the 11th.

Any recommendations appreciated!
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By doorman
I'm thinking larger washers are a good idea, so I...

I'm thinking larger washers are a good idea, so I will be doing that soon. I thought about some hand knobs, but couldn't find them locally. Might have to buy some sometime.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By doorman
Looks like it in the pictures, but after...

Looks like it in the pictures, but after extensive testing I've concluded it should never be an issue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
The bike has 11k miles on it. I just looked over...

The bike has 11k miles on it. I just looked over the valve covers and didn't find any cracks. Is that common on these?
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By doorman
Mounting my pelican 1430 cases

I've wanted more storage for my xt600 since buying it, and I recently bit the bullet and bought two pelican 1430 cases and a seahorse 630 case. I went with the yellow pelicans because they were on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
I made some racks for my xt this weekend, and...

I made some racks for my xt this weekend, and mounted some pelican cases up. I went with the yellow cases because they were on sale. I'm really pleased with how it all turned out.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
The windscreen is homemade

The windscreen is homemade
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,637
Posted By doorman
Yeah, ebay is where I get my vinyl. It is...

Yeah, ebay is where I get my vinyl. It is easily removed by just peeling it off.
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By doorman
Just an update for anyone interested. The...

Just an update for anyone interested.

The welder is still working great. I have had a ton of practice with it, and can make some acceptable welds now.

Here is my latest project, a rack for...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 269,884
Posted By doorman
I made a rack for the rear of my xt600 out of...

I made a rack for the rear of my xt600 out of some scrap aluminum

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/IMG_1955_zps4cc8cb1d.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
I decided to give my xt a makeover while I was...

I decided to give my xt a makeover while I was waiting on some parts. I painted the plastics, and vinyl wrapped the tank.

Before
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
I've only owned my xt since this spring, so I...

I've only owned my xt since this spring, so I haven't done any riding in hot weather with it. The past few days it has been around 80f on my commute, and I notice that my legs get hot when riding...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
A few pages back I posted about my 90 xt600e...

A few pages back I posted about my 90 xt600e dying on the highway. I got it home and found that I had weak or no spark. I ran all the tests in the manual and found that everything in the ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
Anyone know what voltage I should see at the...

Anyone know what voltage I should see at the ignition coil when cranking? I have weak or no spark, but the coil tests good. Also, is there any way to test the tci?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
I've got a 90 xt600e that has suddenly stopped...

I've got a 90 xt600e that has suddenly stopped running. I was cruising at 70 mph on the highway and suddenly the bike died. I got it home and the bike will turn over normally but not fire. I've...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 30,972
Posted By doorman
No big report today, but I had some free time so...

No big report today, but I had some free time so I hopped on the bike and got about 30 minutes of fishing in on elk creek.

On my first cast I landed this
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 30,972
Posted By doorman
It was a beautiful morning, so I decided to get...

It was a beautiful morning, so I decided to get out and do a bit of fishing. I stopped by the store to look at flies, and bought a couple wooly buggers to try.

Transportation for today's trip
...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By doorman
You want self amalgamating tape (also called self...

You want self amalgamating tape (also called self fusing tape) to wrap the harness. Trust me. It's the only thing I will wrap a harness with. Far superior to electrical tape. You can find it at...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By doorman
The acrylic came with a protective plastic film...

The acrylic came with a protective plastic film on both sides. That is the opacity you see in the picture. I left it on as long as practical to prevent scratches to the screen.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,857
Posted By doorman
Great work so far. I'm tackling the same job...

Great work so far. I'm tackling the same job soon, so I'll be watching this closely.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By doorman
Motorcycles have been using acrylic windscreens...

Motorcycles have been using acrylic windscreens for years. In the event of a crash, I'm certain the fairing the screen is attached to would pop off before the screen would break.
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By doorman
I wondered if the acrylic in the oven was...

I wondered if the acrylic in the oven was wise/safe, but I'm willing to take the risk. I'm actually baking a cake in the oven as I type this, so I will let you know if I notice any odd flavors :D
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By doorman
Making a windscreen

I just recently bought a yamaha xt600.

A few days after buying it I did a 400 mile round trip on the highway, and came to the conclusion that I needed to address the wind blasting me in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5,738
Views: 1,176,387
Posted By doorman
Here's my 90 xt600e. ...

Here's my 90 xt600e.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/IMG_1947_zps658c97ec.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/IMG_1948_zps1c19a768.jpg

Just under 10k...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 30,972
Posted By doorman
It's the last weekend of the early trout season...

It's the last weekend of the early trout season in WI, and I decided to take the bike out and get a few casts in.

I bought a new bike recently, and this will be the first of many motoflyfishing...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 805,970
Posted By doorman
I bought this last fall for 800$. 2002 triumph...

I bought this last fall for 800$. 2002 triumph tt600 that was dropped and had damage to all the fairings. A lot of time and a couple hundred $ later I ended up with this
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,953
Posted By doorman
58% No... 23% Wait.... 85%

58%

No...

23%


Wait....

85%
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,695
Posted By doorman
I think it's a cop out. The people who quit...

I think it's a cop out. The people who quit because they "had a family", were never that into riding to begin with. Nothing wrong with it. Just call it what it is.
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,637
Posted By doorman
Wow! Great work.

Wow! Great work.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-15-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,680
Posted By doorman
Before: A crashed triumph tt600 with a...

Before:
A crashed triumph tt600 with a ridiculous metal fairing
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/IMG_1722_zpsf13d82d5.jpg


After:
...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By doorman
Just an update. Welder is still working great,...

Just an update. Welder is still working great, and I think I'm really starting to get the hang of tig welding. I've been doing a lot of practice since getting the welder. Welding flat beads, t...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By doorman
I think the 4043 must not be the correct filler...

I think the 4043 must not be the correct filler for my base. I went back to the 5356 and my beads went back to looking like the bottom one here
...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By doorman
So I bought some 4043 aluminum filler and ran a...

So I bought some 4043 aluminum filler and ran a few beads, and they all turned out grainy like this

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/IMG_1889_zps2a997691.jpg

The bead seems to...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,110
Posted By doorman
I guess it helps that I have years of experience...

I guess it helps that I have years of experience in mig and stick.

The biggest problem I'm having right now is feeding the filler. I can do it fine barehanded, but with a glove on I can't keep up....
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