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Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 131,636
Posted By Mambo Dave
I'm 43 years old, been wrenching for about 25...

I'm 43 years old, been wrenching for about 25 years, and have been - up until recently - a bit of a tool snob.

Recent research brought me to head out this morning and buy:

flex ratcheting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mambo Dave
I own a DR650. Love it, but would really like to...

I own a DR650. Love it, but would really like to own both a KLR650 for what I was using the DR for (travel back and forth to work), and the DR for travel to the off-road places to explore and to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27,515
Views: 6,554,172
Posted By Mambo Dave
Please tell me that isn't his actual neck.

Please tell me that isn't his actual neck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By Mambo Dave
Loud pipes saved lives

This is from another thread, and from a long time ago, but it's one of my better deeds on a bike:

Loud pipes save three Chicken lives...



I thought this was comical enough to post it -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,746
Posted By Mambo Dave
One thing is for sure - I'll never head out to...

One thing is for sure - I'll never head out to Sturgis hoping to meet a gal that wasn't rode hard and put away wet.

Neat ride, but all of the gals I saw around his Trail 70 were hard on the eyes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 258,928
Posted By Mambo Dave
I'll tell you this - coming from the days of...

I'll tell you this - coming from the days of using a sport bike as an all-rounder (hard riding, touring, track days, etc.), I found that carburetors either had a ton more modulation, or were a lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27,515
Views: 6,554,172
Posted By Mambo Dave
Two rich doofuses showed up at the Race School I...

Two rich doofuses showed up at the Race School I attended. Both on brand new 750-class sport bikes (the newest version of the GSXR at the time, and a ZX-7 RR), both in brand new race leathers /...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
Eventually I'd like to do a ride & camp up in a...

Eventually I'd like to do a ride & camp up in a place I've found along the Kissimmee River - ideally with others (because of the possibility of getting stuck back there).

Things needed - tent,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,578,631
Posted By Mambo Dave
You obviously missed your opportunity for a...

You obviously missed your opportunity for a little free-love there.

We can help you work on your conversational skills there, big guy.
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mambo Dave
I don't think the underside of this bumper is...

I don't think the underside of this bumper is gonna fit too well into that ... guess it depends on the supporting table(s) around it, but I consider this tool to be on the lines of what a machine...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 482,454
Posted By Mambo Dave
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015179498631...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151794986311994

Seems to be protected by facebook, can't get the actual address other than to the host
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,916
Posted By Mambo Dave
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,116
Posted By Mambo Dave
This sounds more than a little unsafe, and almost...

This sounds more than a little unsafe, and almost like a joke.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,916
Posted By Mambo Dave
This thread is such BS for the new tires I've put...

This thread is such BS for the new tires I've put on.

My last experience, and forst video with my new Gopro camera, was a reminder as to why most of us need to remember to take it easy on new...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mambo Dave
That's pretty fucking cool. :thumb I...

That's pretty fucking cool.

:thumb

I guess I should stop being a pussy about this and just use a well-aimed .30-06 round or two to make my holes :D

Honestly, I've been working my butt off,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27,515
Views: 6,554,172
Posted By Mambo Dave
Do I really need to go into my motorcycle history...

Do I really need to go into my motorcycle history to placate the smaller-brained question-askers here instead of just letting this thread hibernate?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27,515
Views: 6,554,172
Posted By Mambo Dave
Did I write that I had something against them?

Did I write that I had something against them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27,515
Views: 6,554,172
Posted By Mambo Dave
ADV should make a seasonal-thread-shut-down...

ADV should make a seasonal-thread-shut-down function so that, 3 months from now, we aren't reading yet again "this thread is dead - lock it" posts from dumb ff's.

It shuts down every year,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-14-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,519
Views: 442,303
Posted By Mambo Dave
Now isn't that an interesting idea! ... ...

Now isn't that an interesting idea!

...

I'm quite sure the police would have still stopped me that day. :D
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-14-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,519
Views: 442,303
Posted By Mambo Dave
But they're pavement rides, aren't they?

But they're pavement rides, aren't they?
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,298
Posted By Mambo Dave
Sailah, that's a hell of a write up considering...

Sailah, that's a hell of a write up considering most of us don't own lathes nor drill presses. It's good info, but it doesn't seem like info that anyone looking into a thread like this could use.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mambo Dave
LOL, thanks guys - and thanks for keeping it...

LOL, thanks guys - and thanks for keeping it humorous.

I'll be looking up a lot of those tools / bits / suggestions. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mambo Dave
Question What, besides a machine shop, is the ideal tool to grind a hole in steel sideways?

What, besides a machine shop (milling machine), is the ideal tool to grind a hole in steel sideways?

Example: Steel aftermarket bumper, a few holes in it are slotted to allow for bolt placement...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
I'm not gonna make it to the Jeep meet tonight. ...

I'm not gonna make it to the Jeep meet tonight. I'm plenty beat up and tired after wrenching on it most of the day.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
I plan on doing my suspension on my own. ...

I plan on doing my suspension on my own.

Painting... not so much.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
Thank you. I take it that a lot of Jeepers...

Thank you.

I take it that a lot of Jeepers and bikers don't have to work on Fridays down here in south Florida, lol.

I just got some tires put on the Jeep, so I may head down.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
Oh really :wink: What time today?

Oh really :wink: What time today?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 346,628
Posted By Mambo Dave
+1 - for every rider, IMHO minimally once every...

+1 - for every rider, IMHO minimally once every ten years. Better to do it once every five years. Riding theory changes, skills get rusty, new (to the rider) instructors focus on different areas,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
I bought an old Jeep Wrangler that I'm focused on...

I bought an old Jeep Wrangler that I'm focused on since I really couldn't find many dual-sports to adventure-ride with (considering that I tend to explore areas slick tires rarely go, and that my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 128,476
Posted By Mambo Dave
I didn't see where you were from before watching,...

I didn't see where you were from before watching, but at 3:30 in I had to stop the video and check - sure enough, it looked like Pittsburgh to me at that point, and that's where you're from.

Very...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 55,285
Posted By Mambo Dave
:eek1 :clap :freaky :wings I got...

:eek1

:clap :freaky

:wings

I got mine before the price went up :D

:*sip* Seriously, though - the helmets aren't worth $199. Period.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,419
Posted By Mambo Dave
Marylander, Donkeys, I disagree with you both. ...

Marylander, Donkeys, I disagree with you both. For over a year and a half I rode 80 miles, nearly exactly, each day (every day - including tropical storms where cars were stopped, water inches deep...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 41,975
Posted By Mambo Dave
Finally! Nice job!

Finally!

Nice job!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-12-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
Hope you're alright, Nice vid, & looks like...

Hope you're alright,

Nice vid, & looks like fun ... sorta? :lol3
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-08-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 28,549
Posted By Mambo Dave
http://imageshack.us/a/img818/1979/41bn.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/1979/41bn.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-07-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
I was just through JW Corbett on Monday. Had a...

I was just through JW Corbett on Monday. Had a great time, and found some probably not so legal areas to be in ... but the GoPro battery died on the way there for some reason.

Took some off-road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,018
Posted By Mambo Dave
That was a really, really good watch. thank you.

That was a really, really good watch. thank you.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-05-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
LOL. I'm not sure I will head south. I...

LOL.

I'm not sure I will head south. I mean, I'm more than willing to do it if there are ares to ride, but the DR650 lets me ride so many areas that the bigger ADV bikes usually avoid that I am...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 91,547
Views: 17,050,923
Posted By Mambo Dave
Just opened this page and wondered why MY bike...

Just opened this page and wondered why MY bike was pictured there at the top of your post. Then I realized that wasn't my bike.

I know the gearing works for you out there, but I'm not used to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-03-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mambo Dave
I had agreed to look at, and try to fix, two...

I had agreed to look at, and try to fix, two simple things today: New screen door & the lock to a sliding glass door.

But then everything changes when trying to fix or alter a 1955 constructed...
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