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Forum: Beasts 06-05-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Plumbing

Everything is plumbed and the aux tank is working, but it wasn't without its issues. Since the aux is lower than the main tank, I realized I needed a check-valve to stop back flow from the main tank...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Yeah, I use an old drum-brake spring tool; that's...

Yeah, I use an old drum-brake spring tool; that's what Ted used. It really works slick, and you never slip and bash yourself in the nose. :cry
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Aux-tank

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_zv-_IAy15Z4/Tc8Ww2ZhscI/AAAAAAAAKHE/iP6TmKeLnDI/s640/CIMG0688.JPG

I got the aux tank back from the powder coater today, and just had to put it on to check it...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
The 2004 shiny black Wee, aka the one Neal...

The 2004 shiny black Wee, aka the one Neal bought. I actually sold the bags and racks before selling the bike, and I didn't get them in time for Hyder that year. Somewhere I have pictures of the '04...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Is there any reason you can't ride it? Sure,...

Is there any reason you can't ride it? Sure, it'll be down on power, but I once rode a GL500 from Chicago to Portland running on 1 cyl. most of the time. And yes, Montana is VERY big @ 49 mph.
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
I prefer Sir MixALot myself. Oh, my, god....

I prefer Sir MixALot myself.

Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her butt.
It is so big. *scoff* She looks like,
one of those rap guys' girlfriends.
.
.
.
Then turn around! Stick it out!
Even...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Hey, I had those (Hepco-Becker Jr's) on my '04...

Hey, I had those (Hepco-Becker Jr's) on my '04 Wee! Except on the Wee, I had a 30L / 40L set up.
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Pissed '...are you lookin' at me?

Yeah, how come your bustin' my balls about the size of my bags, or the size and location of my tank? :fyyff

The tank is 5 gallons. On my Wee, I had the tank mounted over the back-seat, and a...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Funny guys. :ken I may put a bead of silicone (or...

Funny guys. :ken I may put a bead of silicone (or bacon grease) on the top of the plate, but I'm not worried about the rivets so much, since they are on a vertical plate. :1drink

OK, on to more...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
My previous bags were mounted the same way -...

My previous bags were mounted the same way - never leaked a drop, and I've run them through a "bit" of rain. :evil



If two will work, 37 should be better....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,471
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
I'm not a huge fan of Pro-Caliber, but the...

I'm not a huge fan of Pro-Caliber, but the reality is dealer-wrench time is expensive. If they spent 5 hours working on your bike - regardless of how long YOU think it "should" take - your going to...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Racks and Bags on!

It works and was in the garage. :D

A gaggle of painted parts:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_zv-_IAy15Z4/Tay6ZMGUKpI/AAAAAAAAJqE/nTvMryU6XZA/s640/CIMG0637.JPG

Bags on the bike:...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
..catching up ...

OK, I've gotten a few other things done during the week. I picked up an inexpensive license plate light from NAPA, and made a mount for it on the aux cell.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,577
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
I went from a 650 to a 1K and like it a lot. That...

I went from a 650 to a 1K and like it a lot. That said, I'd swap it tomorrow for a Tiger 800. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
...minor update...

School started back up, so bike work has slowed down. Still, I have got a couple things done. In the last installment, I'd made the left side support strut out of twisted flat steel. Thinking about...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
..held down by the man...

Kind of a slow start today, and I got sidetracked trying to fix an (inconsequential) pinhole, but I did get a few things done.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
..ya' got your beams and struts...

I focused on adding a couple of support struts today, to tie the cross piece to the rear sub-frame of the bike. The two bolts going through the fender are just going through plastic - not really...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
More tank mounting...

I did get some new rod, and it made next to no difference. What did make a difference was re-wiring the new cord I put on so that the welder gets 240V. :shog It is doing a great job now, whew glad it...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Aux tankage

It's been one of those winters. :huh

I picked up a Lincoln 225AC/125DC welder last week, so today I started on the tank mount.

This is the tank:...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Thumb Bags are mounted!

Well, I finally got some time and the same time my fabricator Ernie had (well, MADE) some time for me, so Friday and Saturday we spent is his very well equipped man-cave fabricating up the bag...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-16-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,246
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Thumb Great job! I did my first SS1K on a '82 GL-500...

Great job! I did my first SS1K on a '82 GL-500 (in '02) and love to see guys keeping these old bikes running and USING them! Two big thumbs up!

:thumb :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Love 'ya Ted, but I sincerely disagree. Life...

Love 'ya Ted, but I sincerely disagree. Life passes by while we wait to gain enough experience to do things. As long as a person goes in with there eyes wide open and a good attitude, I think _doing_...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,833
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Great Adventure!

Sounds like a great adventure!

On lot of this depends on HOW you intend to travel; if you can answer Ceri JC's questions that will help. If you are planning on doing much off-highway travel, I'd...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Coyote

It was amazing how completely unafraid of us the coyote was. I've run across them in the wild before, and generally they look at you and skirt off the other direction. This one got very close, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-19-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Eh? Brrrr....but we got a good breakfast!

The ice was a little off putting. Being older and used to getting up at the butt-crack-of-dawn, I was usually up before T&T and made the pilgrimage to the gas station / store / slot machines for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Antiques

There are antiques, and then there are antiques. This was the vacation house of Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, and many of the antiques are reproductions of European antiques. On the other hand, most of this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Titus Canyon

Titus was amazing. I really wish we had been able to ride the whole road from the East end all the way; hopefully the next time I'm in D.V. the weather will be a little more cooperative and I will.
...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Ted knows me too well. My bikes are never...

Ted knows me too well. My bikes are never finished. I do a shit load of farkling to them, put 35-40K miles on them then sell them and start over. :norton But at least I don't CRASH them.

I hope...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Laugh ribit

I had trouble keeping up with Tedder's pace the whole ride (well, except for one high speed pavement run) so I don't see why I should change now! :evil Actually, I don't have a lot to add, as we...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
LA Trip report

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14951947

I haven't posted in awhile because I went to LA & Death Valley for Christmas, and then started back to school right after I got home. Since the...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Hi Steve, When wiring an SAE that is ON the...

Hi Steve,

When wiring an SAE that is ON the bike (i.e. that you will plug INTO), make sure that the shrouded pin is wired to the positive terminal off the battery. This helps to keep the SAE from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,763
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Wink Ken's trip to LA

I like how he condenses my epic ride from Vancouver, WA to LA in DECEMBER to this simple line: "Ken got into Los Angeles on the 24th..." :huh

Interestingly, Tamara and I were drinking together the...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Probably a good idea, but damn, how am I ever...

Probably a good idea, but damn, how am I ever going to remember the new name? The good thing about the old name was its uniqueness, if not its correctness. At any rate, I'll still be buying from you!
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Hyperlites

:D Heat is good.

Lets see, where were we. Oh yeah, here is where I left the to-do list last night:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zv-_IAy15Z4/TRJERMf46WI/AAAAAAAAHcg/lM6NqrdUSuk/s640/DSCI0002.JPG
...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
She's been on the Wee a couple of times! :norton ...

She's been on the Wee a couple of times! :norton

I realized last night that I had a set of brand new crash guards in the garage that I should really put on before heading to Death Valley. Just in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,046
Views: 640,775
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Thumb Great thread!

Great thread JD! I wandered over and read the one on the Versys forum as well. :D That wasted a few evenings in front of the boob-tube! I've never ridden one of the Kawasaki vert-twins (I'm a 'strom...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,838
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Last three: '03 Aprilia Tuono (Dec '07 -...

Last three:

'03 Aprilia Tuono (Dec '07 - June '09) - Loved it. Bought the Wee because it was too easy to wheelie on the commute. :lol3 Sold because I was laid off. :dood

'03 Sprint ST (May -...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Power Commander, Heated Grips

I spent a little time in the garage over the weekend, but that was mostly correcting some mistakes. :huh I think the PHID's are drawing just enough during inrush (while they warm up) to pop the 15A...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
I didn't realize you were still working for the...

I didn't realize you were still working for the men with the black helicopters. :evil

(it is a joke kids) :rofl

So, this is what I've been up to the last few days. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,037
Posted By DreadPirateKermit
Hi Tim, On the Wee I had the fuze block...

Hi Tim,

On the Wee I had the fuze block under the cowling on the left side. It was a royal pain to get too, and honestly required removing the cowling to do anything with. This location requires...
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