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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
No, that's a (poorly connected) aircooled VW...

No, that's a (poorly connected) aircooled VW front beam. It's hard to see, but it has spindles. However, judging by the way he welded his custom mount to the frame, there's a good chance the whole...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 289,461
Posted By MiteyF
When the grating is close enough to the...

When the grating is close enough to the headlight, the radiant light will fill in the lines and you will typically have no noticeable effect.

As far as acrylic, keep in mind the BMW headlight...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
I've only ever heard "push bike" refer to a...

I've only ever heard "push bike" refer to a children's bike with no pedals... as in, you literally PUSH it

http://gearjunkie.com/images/13794.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
Rare does not equal expensive. I've seen these...

Rare does not equal expensive. I've seen these RX's go for just over $1000 in barely worse shape. Most of them are in fairly good condition because they were purchased more as "novelties" for lack of...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 289,461
Posted By MiteyF
FYI, putting ANYTHING in front of your headlights...

FYI, putting ANYTHING in front of your headlights will hinder their ability to light the way. The reflectors and lenses were all designed very carefully... perhaps skip the acrylic and go with some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 80,567
Posted By MiteyF
If you're buying tires because they're easier to...

If you're buying tires because they're easier to mount, I've got some bad news for you :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 80,567
Posted By MiteyF
This. I know how to change tires too... which is...

This. I know how to change tires too... which is why I don't.

Loving the build, can't wait to see it done!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,359,786
Posted By MiteyF
Fixed

Fixed
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,359,786
Posted By MiteyF
:huh That's one of my favorite parts about the...

:huh That's one of my favorite parts about the great NW, the frequent indian summers (we deserve it since summer doesn't start until July 5th!)
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
Those are them. If you've used an actual Pelican...

Those are them. If you've used an actual Pelican of the same size, you'd know right away they aren't the same quality. The plastic is thinner and not as hard, the latches aren't anywhere near as nice...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
It's a Pelican ripoff (not a Seahorse, I've got...

It's a Pelican ripoff (not a Seahorse, I've got the 720's as panniers though), I want to say Duracase or something similar. Cost me less than $50 shipped.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
Someone asked about hatchets... this is how I...

Someone asked about hatchets... this is how I carry mine. I have 2 clevis pins that go through my topcase from the outside (holes drilled slightly small, so they still keep the water out) with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,050
Posted By MiteyF
Yup. No matter how much salt away and water...

Yup. No matter how much salt away and water pressure I used this last spring, I couldn't for the life of me get ALL of the salt off.

There's a reason I was running 2 fenders last winter!
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,050
Posted By MiteyF
After just one winter riding my Strom, the center...

After just one winter riding my Strom, the center stand and all around the footpegs were quite rusty this spring. The oil cooler is also showing signs of rust (just on the surface ATM), and various...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,359,786
Posted By MiteyF
Assuming you're serious, that makes you quite the...

Assuming you're serious, that makes you quite the redneck methinks :lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 289,461
Posted By MiteyF
I added a new member to the garage. The '62 VW...

I added a new member to the garage. The '62 VW (covered) isn't the only tiny car around anymore. I rode through the snow all last winter, but really hate getting the Strom all rusty and corroded....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,371
Posted By MiteyF
When you can basically copy an engine that's been...

When you can basically copy an engine that's been around for 50 years, build parts in extremely high numbers, with labor costing next to nothing, and sell them in large numbers, you get to keep the...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 289,461
Posted By MiteyF
It also works great for initial bleeds, getting...

It also works great for initial bleeds, getting air out quickly. And you can't say no at <5$
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,371
Posted By MiteyF
Strongly disagree

Strongly disagree
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
Anybody been looking for a $2500, 40 year old...

Anybody been looking for a $2500, 40 year old enduro? Only missing a few parts!

http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_3M67TvRIJ3r_600x450.jpg

1973 Yamaha Enduro RT3 - $2500 (Ypsilanti MI)

This...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 289,461
Posted By MiteyF
It was time for a new tire anyways, but I was...

It was time for a new tire anyways, but I was hoping to wait a week and use a co-workers tire changer. Instead I completed (successfully, with the the aid of alcohol) my first tubeless tire change...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 679,610
Posted By MiteyF
I'll give this one more shot before I go to...

I'll give this one more shot before I go to fleabay and part it out I suppose. I need some $ to fix (or replace) my old Ranger for the winter months (how do you guys deal with all this god damn...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
Found this bad boy today ...

Found this bad boy today

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/4652156721.html

The 3 wheeled Trike has 16k miles, runs and drives good, automatic transmission. Not many of these around, was senior...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
Anyone (even the most minimalist moto-camper) who...

Anyone (even the most minimalist moto-camper) who isn't willing to carry a growler is no friend of mine :freaky
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
Lite beers make for heavy camping, you gotta take...

Lite beers make for heavy camping, you gotta take so damn many of em :evil
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
Any form of Budweiser is NOT an "adult" beverage....

Any form of Budweiser is NOT an "adult" beverage. Hell, I wouldn't even give that to my dogs!
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
They're fucking amazing. I don't take them on the...

They're fucking amazing. I don't take them on the bike (theyre a bit ackward to pack) but the sandwiches (or pies) those fuckers turn out are outstanding, assuming you're not a complete dunce when...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
But that's not the camera you'd take pictures of...

But that's not the camera you'd take pictures of things other than yourself with.

Just sayin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
You know phone cameras are on the OPPOSITE side...

You know phone cameras are on the OPPOSITE side of a makeup-encrusted face, right? :D
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 289,461
Posted By MiteyF
Every bike I've ever ridden/owned with a...

Every bike I've ever ridden/owned with a sidestand switch will not allow the starter to crank with the stand down, in gear.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 679,610
Posted By MiteyF
I've got a '66 suzuki I'll trade ya :evil I'll...

I've got a '66 suzuki I'll trade ya :evil I'll even do the driving. I'm a VW-a-holic and in need of a winter vehicle (only for when the snow's too deep to get the bike out)
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
So then it's NOT a camping setup is what you're...

So then it's NOT a camping setup is what you're saying?
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
I've wondered a lot (a lot) about those...

I've wondered a lot (a lot) about those tent/cots. How do you like yours? Is it big/heavy? I'd love to see it packed with something for scale if you happen to have a picture.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-17-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 80,567
Posted By MiteyF
Did you just say you want something more...

Did you just say you want something more "supemoto" for your "touring" bike? :huh
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,504
Views: 2,564,633
Posted By MiteyF
2 up/2 tent? :huh Who would put someone on on the...

2 up/2 tent? :huh Who would put someone on on the back of their bike for a day if they weren't willing to share a tent that night?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
I love it, "kick starter doesn't turn motor over,...

I love it, "kick starter doesn't turn motor over, but spins"
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,428
Views: 679,610
Posted By MiteyF
PM sent on above garb. I'm in Ypsi

PM sent on above garb. I'm in Ypsi
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4,893
Views: 466,388
Posted By MiteyF
http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/4612004048.html...

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/4612004048.html

This Ninja 250 needs new left side piston springs
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,331
Posted By MiteyF
How often do you shit during a ride? 2...

How often do you shit during a ride?

2 minutes of inconvenience every once in a while isn't worth being warm, dry and safe?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,359,786
Posted By MiteyF
:rofl

:rofl
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