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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,746
Posted By Vankaye
My advice from 30 years of riding is slow down. ...

My advice from 30 years of riding is slow down. Slow down for intersections.
Slow down when you see somebody waiting to turn left ahead of you. Slow down for car waiting to enter the roadway.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,925
Posted By Vankaye
Electical tape will not work on tools that get...

Electical tape will not work on tools that get dirty.

I just put some on a pair of channel locks that I sliced the blue handle grip of...
I taped it up and put it in the toolbox. Then next time...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Vankaye
Stay away. Every piece of Porter Cable gear I've...

Stay away. Every piece of Porter Cable gear I've bought has failed while new.
Complete junk. I've been having far better luck at Harbor Freight!

Funny how things change eh?
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,925
Posted By Vankaye
The older stamped Craftsman sockets aren't much...

The older stamped Craftsman sockets aren't much better. I have had mine about 25 years and they are so difficult to read I had to put the sockets in a marked organizer so I can find them with out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,775
Posted By Vankaye
Man, I have 5 get-offs everytime I get on my...

Man, I have 5 get-offs everytime I get on my dirtbike :lol3

Don't ride much on the street anymore. I feed my fever by riding in the woods.
I don't have a need-for-speed. I don't miss riding on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,654
Posted By Vankaye
I am not special. Neither are you. Park in a...

I am not special. Neither are you. Park in a parking space, that's what they're for. If it makes sense to park on the sidewalk - why don't they put the handicap spots there? You think your needs...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Vankaye
Why???????? Just my humble opinion but I...

Why????????

Just my humble opinion but I think you will hate it more with vinyl paint than you will the yellow it was intended to be. I just don't see how a spray painted soft bag could possibly...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,303
Posted By Vankaye
I am able to get dry ice at my grocery store. So...

I am able to get dry ice at my grocery store. So I grab a small block that I split and lay my bearings between two layers inside a small cooler over night.

I have also used my greenegg to heat up...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,106
Posted By Vankaye
I also have an RPC sitting on my bench waiting to...

I also have an RPC sitting on my bench waiting to be hooked up. Any discussion about how it's done is a good discusion to me. Of course, minus all the wise-ass-useless-shit.

Thanks for starting...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Vankaye
I am thinking of joining this ride. The...

I am thinking of joining this ride.

The poor guy and his wife were gunned down while trying to enjoy a daytime movie. Probably had the day off together and planned a nice quite afternoon. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By Vankaye
I may head there on Sunday!

I may head there on Sunday!
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,935
Posted By Vankaye
Thanks! I have a grinder. Will grind. ...

Thanks! I have a grinder. Will grind.

Can't wait, I fuckin' hate that thing!
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,935
Posted By Vankaye
I have one that I'm ready to throw away. Grind it...

I have one that I'm ready to throw away. Grind it where? More details please!!!:clap
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By Vankaye
Exactly. These are commonly made up by people...

Exactly.
These are commonly made up by people trying to get a generator connected to their breaker box by back flowing the juice. Very Very Dangerous practice!
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By Vankaye
I had a jump pack that lasted about 3 years. I...

I had a jump pack that lasted about 3 years. I will not buy another. I just assume have a spare battery and a trickle charger. Way more useful.

Batteries come with a handle. The jump pack is a...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By Vankaye
Laptop screws are locktite-ed before...

Laptop screws are locktite-ed before installation. Some times with red locktite which is very difficult.

I use a micro screwdriver set that I have stripped the plastic from and turn the screw...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By Vankaye
http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImag...

http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/7436648-11.jpg

I googled male wall outlet and found a bunch.

Whatever you do... don't make an extension cord with two male ends to cheat...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,501
Posted By Vankaye
/\/\/\/\/\/\ Bingo! Makes easy work of...

/\/\/\/\/\/\

Bingo! Makes easy work of cleaning 4 bikes after a day of riding!
Pressure wash, blower, and a spraybottle of WD40.
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,045
Posted By Vankaye
Ceramic Caliper paint. Painted my RM250 frame...

Ceramic Caliper paint. Painted my RM250 frame with this stuff and it's holding up very well.

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/caliperPaint/
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,064
Posted By Vankaye
All that huffing and puffing and you still don't...

All that huffing and puffing and you still don't know what's wrong with it?

In that case, I will exercise my fuck off option. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,190
Posted By Vankaye
Weight the risk and benefit. I took my...

Weight the risk and benefit.

I took my daughter for a couple of rides when she was 8-9 years old. Guess what... she didn't even like it. No benefit for a lot of risk. Never again.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 530,806
Posted By Vankaye
254 pages and I finally have a question!

I am new to welding. I have been very inspired by this thread and I've read the whole thing!

So, I have this chrome rack that I took off an 83 Nighthawk. I want to cut it up and use the pieces...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,064
Posted By Vankaye
A proper set of Ford gaskets with all the...

A proper set of Ford gaskets with all the trimmings, oil, coolant, and maybe some belts and hoses while you're at it is gonna put you right at 400 bucks.

You should also maybe swap your heads for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,831
Posted By Vankaye
Let me get this straight... Re-write the purpose...

Let me get this straight... Re-write the purpose of a parking space to read that its more considerate NOT to park there... while making up your own parking spot in an area that was not intended to...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,926
Posted By Vankaye
OMG! Imma start doing this right away! Any...

OMG! Imma start doing this right away! Any suggestions of how to shampoo with the helmet on?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,247
Posted By Vankaye
I am big on trades. Swapped cars with a buddy...

I am big on trades. Swapped cars with a buddy when I was 16. We were both very happy!

Have done many many since then. Here's the thing. I have always been happy with the trades I made because...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,212
Posted By Vankaye
As usual, this thread is right on time and right...

As usual, this thread is right on time and right in my wheelhouse as I am considering lengthening a tank I just got for a cafe build.

Part of me was thinking it was way too big of an undertaking...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 223,766
Posted By Vankaye
Not today but this past Sunday. I started...

Not today but this past Sunday. I started another bike build.

This one is an '83 Honda CB450sc (nighthawk)

This is how my wife found it at a yardsale for $200 with a dead battery. Nothing...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,968
Posted By Vankaye
This is BY FAR my favorite forum post in the...

This is BY FAR my favorite forum post in the whole world. I just had tears in my eyes reading it to the tenth time.

Mostly, because I did almost the same damn thing by sitting 3 feet in front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,831
Posted By Vankaye
Why do riders park their bikes on sidewalks at...

Why do riders park their bikes on sidewalks at hotels?

Same reason people park in the loading zone at Home Depot. They have a false self-importance that allows them to think that their own needs...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Vankaye
Thats what I'm talking about! Bag'em and Tag'em....

Thats what I'm talking about! Bag'em and Tag'em. I have enough work to do on these bikes to play around with chemicals and acids and stuff. I will be contacting Specialty Plating. Already checked...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By Vankaye
Zinc plating - DIY or Outsource?

I am building two bikes at once. I am interested in zinc plating nuts, bolts, and brackets to restore the pieces to look new.

I have seen the small kits and watched some youtube stuff on plating...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,219
Posted By Vankaye
Two years ago I got my wife (of 20 years) a 05...

Two years ago I got my wife (of 20 years) a 05 Yamaha XT225 for Christmas.
After a month I said to my buddy (who I have been riding with for 10+years)
Lets take the plated bikes up to see a trail I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,324
Posted By Vankaye
BINGO! Well said!! I love to wheelie my...

BINGO!
Well said!!

I love to wheelie my dirt bikes. My streetbikes... meh... not as fun and really risky for the paint work and shiny parts...

For the DR owner: Slide your butt back on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,881
Posted By Vankaye
I've never seen a motorcycle I didn't want to at...

I've never seen a motorcycle I didn't want to at least try to ride...

I'm not comfortable on many of them... but they're all fun. Period.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,042
Views: 2,608,437
Posted By Vankaye
Now I know why I have resisted hanging things...

Now I know why I have resisted hanging things from my ceiling. I instinctively knew I would never be able to stop!!! :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-11-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By Vankaye
You are partially correct. He also said "Groomed...

You are partially correct. He also said "Groomed Trails" which is definitely "off-road". My point was not defining the terrain but merely suggesting that he may be able to trade his road bike for a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-10-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By Vankaye
BigIron, I hate to discourage anyone from...

BigIron, I hate to discourage anyone from building the bike they want to build but I have to ask why on this one!! Everything about a nighthawk 250 is NOT suited for off-road use...
It seems like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By Vankaye
You are correct sir. There is no mark. This is...

You are correct sir. There is no mark. This is the document that led me to believe that signals are NOT required equipment in FL. But there are conflicting write ups on the web and the law...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,618
Posted By Vankaye
Oops... looks like it is required here in...

Oops... looks like it is required here in FLorida. Ok... new plan! :D

I have been operating on some incorrect data and even got pulled over with no mention of my lack of turn signals. (The...
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