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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-25-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 215,536
Posted By Tinker1980
Signed. Didn't even know it was being considered....

Signed. Didn't even know it was being considered. There is a HUGE shopping center about a mile away from Turkey Mt. We don't need another. Lets hope they don't get to do it... and lets hope another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By Tinker1980
I know there is only one rider on the road that I...

I know there is only one rider on the road that I can make safer.

And that's me. Somebody wants to ride a 'busa 70 MPH over the limit in their cargo shorts, sandals, and douchebaggiest...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By Tinker1980
Remember the rules when people tell you about...

Remember the rules when people tell you about miracle free energy or improved MPG's:

1.) You can't win.
2.) You can't break even.
3.) You can't even quit the game.

Instead of making some...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tinker1980
www.motoredbikes.com <--- these guys build stuff...

www.motoredbikes.com <--- these guys build stuff like that. Once you can get past the asshats who just tell you to give up and buy the $700 Eagle kit and the others who suggest a cheaper HT frame...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,334
Posted By Tinker1980
How big a deal is it to change the injectors...

How big a deal is it to change the injectors yourself? A silly question I'm sure, but I have a nasty habit of repairing things that are not, allegedly, fixable by the common man with common tools....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,653
Posted By Tinker1980
I've had good luck with my dorky and ugly hi-viz...

I've had good luck with my dorky and ugly hi-viz helmet while riding a big dirt bike on the road. My head is eye-level or above anyone who isn't driving a semi.

I will point out, that cagers seem...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tinker1980
I remember my father saying, when I was a...

I remember my father saying, when I was a teenager wanting a 250 dual sport... I mentioned wanting to ride it to Siloam Springs, a 90 mile one way trip. He spoke thusly: "When you get there, you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 97,425
Views: 18,483,141
Posted By Tinker1980
Loud HORNS save lives... :lol3

Loud HORNS save lives... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tinker1980
My old as dirt EX500 had a 180 degree crank, 8...

My old as dirt EX500 had a 180 degree crank, 8 valves, 2 carbs, was fairly smooth so long as it wasn't idling, and had a 11,000 rpm redline. No idea on the horsepower.

Trying to make a large twin...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 173,583
Posted By Tinker1980
Ahh, you guys.:lol3 I WISH it was in my...

Ahh, you guys.:lol3

I WISH it was in my backyard. *sigh* It's at the Bixby YMCA. Picture is taken from the parking lot, facing Memorial. It's not even the tag I wanted but it was dark.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 173,583
Posted By Tinker1980
Just before Memorial turns left to Highway 64,...

Just before Memorial turns left to Highway 64, look opposite the trailer park and ask yourself "WTF is that?".
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-04-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 173,583
Posted By Tinker1980
Well... Zeke... Truth is I cheated a bit. I'm...

Well... Zeke... Truth is I cheated a bit. I'm only about ten miles from there. Riding across that dew-soaked grass on my bald back tire on a 1400 cc cruiser was the real adventure. :lol3 Then I had...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 173,583
Posted By Tinker1980
Old tag: ...

Old tag:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd142/Oddman1980/20140803_220020_zps48c0ed50.jpg (http://s225.photobucket.com/user/Oddman1980/media/20140803_220020_zps48c0ed50.jpg.html)


New Tag...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 173,583
Posted By Tinker1980
Hey - do night tags count or do I need to wait...

Hey - do night tags count or do I need to wait until daylight? I know where Mr. Rim Man is at. :evil

EDIT: Hell with it. Wife has been on the phone for two hours. Family Drama. I'm going out to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,984
Posted By Tinker1980
Hasn't risen over 75 in the Tulsa area today.

Hasn't risen over 75 in the Tulsa area today.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,702
Posted By Tinker1980
See, this is where I would get into trouble. "Oh,...

See, this is where I would get into trouble. "Oh, you notice me without my helmet, but you're never around when the helmet gets stolen..."

Back to the topic at hand, the weather in this state can...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
Thanks for the information! I didn't know about...

Thanks for the information! I didn't know about the clutch line getting too hot - it's been doing 30 miles or so at a time on flat ground. I can surely upgrade the clutch fluid, and the brake fluid...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
If I lost the carb/airbox under the tank, I'd...

If I lost the carb/airbox under the tank, I'd have more room for fuel, naturally... But there is someone who already makes 4-5 gallon tanks for the intruder. I won't build when I can use an off the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
The motorcycle I kick myself every time I think...

The motorcycle I kick myself every time I think about it, was my 1992 750 Vulcan. Shaft drive, hydraulic valves just like the intruder, but the carbs and air filters were where you could get to them,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
Seems like the engine runs more evenly (both...

Seems like the engine runs more evenly (both cylinders) the more its warmed up. Sure does pull hard when its above idle... just coming off idle is when I sometimes get a misfire or stutter off the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
To me, it appears that Suzuki really did tour an...

To me, it appears that Suzuki really did tour an Isuzu plant when designing the 1400 Intruder. As most of you are probably fortunate enough to never have owned an Isuzu, you likely don't know that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,805,690
Posted By Tinker1980
I call that a win!:lol3 </points>

I call that a win!:lol3
</points>
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
One of the first things I do with a new-to-me...

One of the first things I do with a new-to-me motorcycle is check to see if it has fuel filters - and put one there if it doesn't. Looks like I have two lines from the tank that feed into a petcock...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
I'm working on a set of straight handlebars for...

I'm working on a set of straight handlebars for it right now. Found a good looking piece of 1" OD .065" wall 304 stainless tubing. The stock handlebars have me leaning too far back, and I like to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
Thankfully, my neighbors are quite far away. And...

Thankfully, my neighbors are quite far away. And if the dude down the road can have a dozen Min Pin's, I can have a loud motorcycle for a few weeks.

I have the capacity to build my own mufflers,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 215,536
Posted By Tinker1980
It seems that there is about to be a schedule...

It seems that there is about to be a schedule change where I work... will be working 3-12's getting paid for 40. Day shift as well. So you guys might end up seeing my ugly mug as soon as next week.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tinker1980
Tinker's Intruder project -or- "Does this thing even run?"

I recently acquired a 1994 1400cc Suzuki Intruder. The wife's cousin had it, and had another, newer example of the same bike. He wanted a 4 wheeler, I wanted something I could perhaps fix up, and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 215,536
Posted By Tinker1980
Not necessarily. I have added another bike to the...

Not necessarily. I have added another bike to the collection that has, without my notice, developed. I've been going through it to get it straightened out and running correctly. It's nice to see a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
That's the way! Start them early!:clap

That's the way! Start them early!:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
I think I'll work on teaching her to walk first....

I think I'll work on teaching her to walk first. :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-06-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
The wife wants her to have something like...

The wife wants her to have something like this.:lol3

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd142/Oddman1980/PW115A_zpsb9332def.jpg...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
Her first fireworks show. Don't dogpile me,...

Her first fireworks show.

Don't dogpile me, she didn't ride there on the DR. :lol3

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd142/Oddman1980/20140704_215958_zpsc65616ae.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,805,690
Posted By Tinker1980
Don't know about bikes, but flooding is just one...

Don't know about bikes, but flooding is just one of the magical tricks the Isuzu 4ZE1's EFI will do to you. And there is always some helpful FF who tells you "Carbs do that, just floor it and it will...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 215,536
Posted By Tinker1980
*sigh* As I listen to the turbines in the laser...

*sigh* As I listen to the turbines in the laser howl up to speed, I find myself at work again. Perhaps next week. Someone drink one for me, ok?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
I just might have to fix the brakes on my husky...

I just might have to fix the brakes on my husky for the next one.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-23-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
Meh. The highway pegs were silly anyhow. ...

Meh. The highway pegs were silly anyhow.

Somewhere during the bike dropping tree bangfest yesterday my headlight stopped workong. Im sure its just a lose wire somewhere between the bike and the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
Ghu, dont post my score

Ghu, dont post my score
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 215,536
Posted By Tinker1980
Made it home without further incident. Glad I...

Made it home without further incident. Glad I got to meet some of you guys, put faces to the names.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to lay on the couch like a decaying corpse for the next...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
About to mount up and head that way. Lets see how...

About to mount up and head that way. Lets see how far I get.:rofl

I'm the guy in the pressure suit, metal gloves, day-glo helmet, with a dirty white DR650.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,710
Posted By Tinker1980
Be glad to join you gentlemen, but I've got a...

Be glad to join you gentlemen, but I've got a small reason to stay here and leave early in the morning... I don't get to see the daughter much during the week.
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