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Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,530
Posted By adkfreeridex
I'm out on a drill rig now, but thanks to all...

I'm out on a drill rig now, but thanks to all these reviews I put a pair of overland pants size 32 and overland jacket size large on hold until I get back at my local shop. I'm 5'9" 170 and am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By adkfreeridex
copy that, thanks guys. I changed the original...

copy that, thanks guys. I changed the original post... makes sense what you all said. If a mod wants to delete thread that's cool too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By adkfreeridex
Rear Ended By A School Bus

Well today I got rear ended by a bus, it sucked.




edited for content.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,274
Posted By adkfreeridex
hold out. not worth having a tiny regret.

hold out. not worth having a tiny regret.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,434
Posted By adkfreeridex
sell harley, buy bmw. then in the middle to late...

sell harley, buy bmw. then in the middle to late summer pick up a shadow or similar for your street cruiser for cheap...you can get away with an older, maybe less reliable bike since this would be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By adkfreeridex
i had an embarrassing and painful incident happen...

i had an embarrassing and painful incident happen the other day. had the bike on centerstand with the sidestand down. I rolled the bike forward to drop it off centerstand and it piledrove the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-01-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By adkfreeridex
you can buy lowering links for the klr for 50...

you can buy lowering links for the klr for 50 bucks. i thought my nx was tall when i started, but as i gained a little skill and confidence, it got smaller under me. i removed the shock and jacked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-28-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By adkfreeridex
you will need to take the course/permit/road test...

you will need to take the course/permit/road test in the state that your drivers licensed is issued. If you will be in CA for a while, just get a CA drivers license. I too am a noob and have only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,645
Posted By adkfreeridex
Tell me about your gear, I like your jacket and...

Tell me about your gear, I like your jacket and Im searching for a decent quality, moderately priced setup for everyday street riding to work in the weather, trail riding, and longer tours.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By adkfreeridex
Two weeks ago bought and F800 and sold my honda...

Two weeks ago bought and F800 and sold my honda NX-650. I'm not motorcycle savvy. Besides those two bikes, I have ridden a r1200gs, three honda shadows, and a harley road king. That said, and in...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,917
Posted By adkfreeridex
you got me on that, ive been misinforming my...

you got me on that, ive been misinforming my customers for years now, i should have been pronouncing that extra S of the acronym. and im sorry to those here that i gave bad information to.


on a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,917
Posted By adkfreeridex
i work part time at sportsmans warehouse and have...

i work part time at sportsmans warehouse and have to explain the differences/pros/cons about all the units to experts and novices. There are two critical points that have not been brought up yet. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,590
Posted By adkfreeridex
I second the action packer. Had it mounted on my...

I second the action packer. Had it mounted on my nx650, and now it's on my f800. Looks sorry ghetto, but it works great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,695
Posted By adkfreeridex
do it! i just bought 2012 f800gs trophy with...

do it! i just bought 2012 f800gs trophy with 6400miles for 10,700. it has all the protection front and rear bars, skids, hands, light and radiator on it. not the best deal, but not the worst. to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
thinking of selling '88 domi

question for you experts out there. I have an nx 650 1988 with 18,000mi on her. she was my first bike, but i want something that can take me longer distances with a payload. the bike has all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,305
Posted By adkfreeridex
Hey guys, I rode a buddies gs a few month ago and...

Hey guys, I rode a buddies gs a few month ago and love it. I wanted one a little newer but one came up on local classifieds for 8900$. It only has 6300miles on it. Thinking of pulling the trigger...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
So the valve adjustment increased mileage by...

So the valve adjustment increased mileage by about 1 mpg. I got 35 for the last 70 miles. I threw in the 165 main, an the engine ran down here (5000') like it does at 8000' with the 155. I think...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
I get 32-34 mpg no matter how I ride the bike...

I get 32-34 mpg no matter how I ride the bike around town. I will be satisfied if I can get 40.

Flick, thanks for the tips on that valve. Bike is back together and it sounds and runs good. It...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
So in an effort to try and find the cause of my...

So in an effort to try and find the cause of my poor mileage and loss of power, I adjusted my valve clearances. All were pretty close to spec, but the right exhaust took about five full turns out...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/adkfreeride...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/adkfreeridex/130865d6-a1b1-4d5c-b7a2-bf53b25edadc.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g162/adkfreeridex/d79162a2-dfa1-461c-b4f6-23ee76ab9214.jpg

here...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
Eek I have not modified my carb yet. Reason being,...

I have not modified my carb yet. Reason being, if bike is stock jetted lean(at sea level), and after market mufflers are on (which should lean it out further), and I'm at 5000' I still might be a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
Hey guys I finally got around into diving into my...

Hey guys I finally got around into diving into my bike to figure out the low mileage issues and poor performance at higher altitude. First, someone regeared it to 13/45. I brought it back to stock...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
600 miles ago I changed the air filter, oil...

600 miles ago I changed the air filter, oil filter, oil, and plug thinking it would help. It did not. It does pop a little if I let off the throttle quickly.
here is the plug...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403090_69...

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403090_694266986521_29007860_34517399_1896683375_n.jpg

i have not messed with any screws. i dont want to screw anything up since it is reliable. at 5500'...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
Carb Issues?

Hi guys, its been a little over the year since I joined up. I have a 1988 NX650 that I bought last march for a grand. The thing is great. It is very reliable, and even the first start up this...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
Broken axle stud

So last night when I was torquing down one of the four studs that hold in the front axle, I snapped it off. What's the fix for this? How are they held into the fork? Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
thank you sir, my first job was maintenance...

thank you sir, my first job was maintenance technician engineer (guy who swept the floor), at a body shop when i was 15. i learned some tricks by watching the guys. ive already gone through 3 tubes...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
so i got some plastic epoxy and some fiberglass...

so i got some plastic epoxy and some fiberglass mesh to repair brakelight/license plate mounting bracket which was barely hanging on. the support bar was completely broke off on both sides so i am...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
the bars are actually brand new, and not bent, i...

the bars are actually brand new, and not bent, i noticed when im riding that the top crown (thats at least what its called in MTB terms) is canted to the left, so i think i need to loosen the axle...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
hey fellas, i finally bought it today and rode it...

hey fellas, i finally bought it today and rode it around. I really like it. he did not take 800$ for it, so i paid 1000$, but is letting me pay 500 today, and 500 in june. i gotta do some cosmetic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
tires...

Hi again, I did a search and got way to many results, and really dont have any terminology to narrow it down since im a newb. i also looked for a tires section in the forum but i dont think there is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
i take it with bikes, gearing is front/rear...

i take it with bikes, gearing is front/rear sprocket teeth ratio? like i said im a super newb. i have a slightly modified tacoma which i had re-geared; thats all in the front/rear diffs tho.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
Alright guys, thanks a bunch. i figured it was a...

Alright guys, thanks a bunch. i figured it was a good deal, and a good bike to start with so im going to do it. ill post some pics once its mine. thanks for the good words.

bob
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3,875
Views: 901,407
Posted By adkfreeridex
first off, i hope im posting this in the right...

first off, i hope im posting this in the right spot (i tried a search but it said it was too much for the site or something), and dont want to piss anyone off. But, im a super newb, ive ridden a few...
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