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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,981
Posted By mach1mustang351
I just made a trip up the cassiar... yesterday. I...

I just made a trip up the cassiar... yesterday. I payed for my tent spot at the bell 2 lodge. Ride my bike over there and there is a black bear in my spot. I decided to go to the rest room and try ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By mach1mustang351
I figured as such. Thanks for the information. I...

I figured as such. Thanks for the information. I guess I will watch the rpms and be the first guy to complete a trip to Alaska without putting any miles on the clock. Should help with resale :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By mach1mustang351
Wee Strom speedo issue

So I set off for my trip to Alaska and my speedometer stopped working. I found that the wires have rubbed through. Easy fix I thought, I got some wire and connectors and replaced the bad parts. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-22-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 37,230
Posted By mach1mustang351
Absolutely, I'm on a plane tonight, heading to...

Absolutely, I'm on a plane tonight, heading to California to pickup my bike and ride it back to AK. Then I start my new job June 2. Last summer when I rode the bike to California I got a call when i...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By mach1mustang351
I did similar last summer heading from Alaska to...

I did similar last summer heading from Alaska to California. I took the 93, basically all the way from Alberta to Ely then took the 6 all the way to California. It was definitely desert riding. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,245,157
Posted By mach1mustang351
This reminded me of one of my favorite...

This reminded me of one of my favorite interactions I have had with a customer.

A guy comes in with a mid 60's VW bug. He wants the works, asks me for plugs, wires, cap rotor, points, condenser,...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By mach1mustang351
As I read more and gather more info on everything...

As I read more and gather more info on everything I am leaning more and more toward this option. Maybe I can be like a little kid and ask for both of them for my birthday and Christmas and see if...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By mach1mustang351
I didn't want to let my thread title down :D

I didn't want to let my thread title down :D
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By mach1mustang351
Good advise on the comparisons. I see the value...

Good advise on the comparisons. I see the value in the ACR ResQLink as a safety devise. The wife and the mother get a little un easy when I am traveling and there is no cell reception for me to...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By mach1mustang351
worst gear question ever??

This may seem strange. I was weighing the purchase of two very different pieces of equipment for my next trip. I like to ride lots of miles and dont stop often to take pictures etc... so I thought a...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By mach1mustang351
I bought a tap for one of my Gobi bags. I liked...

I bought a tap for one of my Gobi bags. I liked having the water in there. I wouldn't do fuel. I think the plastic would hold out but the vapor in and around your gear, and the combustible issue...
Forum: Alaska 05-16-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By mach1mustang351
How long you planning on taking??

How long you planning on taking??
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,245,157
Posted By mach1mustang351
I don't think it's luck, I think it's mindset. So...

I don't think it's luck, I think it's mindset. So many people expect to have a crap experience that it becomes a self fulfilling prophesy. They come in expecting the parts guy to be stupid, not know...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,981
Posted By mach1mustang351
Yes, but it isn't COOLER... isn't that what's...

Yes, but it isn't COOLER... isn't that what's important??
Forum: Trip Planning 05-15-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,801
Posted By mach1mustang351
I think the key word here is "worth it to me" ...

I think the key word here is "worth it to me" When it comes to what gear to pack, what tent, what jacket, what pants, what camp stove what .... it all comes down to this. My first bike trip, about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,245,157
Posted By mach1mustang351
Sorry all. Didn't mean to start a derail to the...

Sorry all. Didn't mean to start a derail to the parts business. I have been in auto parts for 11 years, and this is my last week. I think these are all valid issues you have all brought up that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By mach1mustang351
I agree with the above post. I would check the...

I agree with the above post. I would check the All Balls site and check your local auctions and salvage yards for a front end that would make the swap. I am excited to see what you do with this. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,245,157
Posted By mach1mustang351
I work at a parts store and it seems like people...

I work at a parts store and it seems like people that have a "chevy" never know what it is. Typical conversation: </p>Me: Hello, what can I do for you? Them: I need brakes for a Chevy. </p>Me:...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
We all like pics and thread updates. </p> I...

We all like pics and thread updates. </p> I drained the differential.</p> http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/IMG_0142_zps0vgk0e5j.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Good enough for me. I will drain and refill...

Good enough for me. I will drain and refill measured amounts.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Thanks guys. What is the reason here??? Sometimes...

Thanks guys. What is the reason here??? Sometimes I like to know the science.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Huh. No one told me. I will drain and refill.

Huh. No one told me. I will drain and refill.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Got the final drive filled and the rear wheel...

Got the final drive filled and the rear wheel installed. I need to get a spacer for the left shock and should be able to hang the brakes in the rear. </p> ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
I tried to finish installing the front end. It...

I tried to finish installing the front end. It seems as if I have lost the bottom allen bolts that bolt the assembly into the slider. I cleaned up the garage to look for them and tore it back apart...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Had a late night tonight. Went back to the...

Had a late night tonight. Went back to the garage to get some work done. </p> I Installed my fancy stainless steel bolts </p> ...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,784
Posted By mach1mustang351
Very cool build. I'm glad I found it today. ...

Very cool build. I'm glad I found it today. Keep up the good work. I always like red and black together. Maybe the metal knee inserts with a red and black theme on the rest of the tank.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Got a triple in the mail and measured it up. The...

Got a triple in the mail and measured it up. The bearing was just as tight at the top of the stem. I set about massaging it and getting it to have the correct clearance.</p> ...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 37,230
Posted By mach1mustang351
I made the choice to change jobs and go on a ride...

I made the choice to change jobs and go on a ride before the next one starts... not really the same thing, but I am excited none the less.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
I worked on my trip tonight. I'm thinking this...

I worked on my trip tonight. I'm thinking this route. I have run the 97 through Oregon and Washington so that won't be new to me. Other than that it is a pretty decent run I think. In the Yukon...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
I am also trying to plan a bike trip. I left my...

I am also trying to plan a bike trip. I left my trusty V Strom in California last summer and Will be riding it back to AK at the end of the month. I have 8 days to make it back. Working on a route...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Didn't get a ton done yesterday. In a holding...

Didn't get a ton done yesterday. In a holding pattern with the triple clamp issue. I did some work on the badges. </p> Before: </p>...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 94,158
Posted By mach1mustang351
The 36 is pretty sketchy on fuel stops right?? ...

The 36 is pretty sketchy on fuel stops right?? If so, I think I did that and it was Awesome!!.........other than the fuel.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
It's all good. I have that trouble sometimes too

It's all good. I have that trouble sometimes too
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,140
Posted By mach1mustang351
Sorry to start a hijack but that was a great ride...

Sorry to start a hijack but that was a great ride report. I was struggling on a my trip to California last summer. Wind was blowing and I was fighting it. I got passed by a vision that was going a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Not sure where I was at last lime you checked in....

Not sure where I was at last lime you checked in. Yesterday I posted about how I destroyed my lower triple clamp. So I have some drama there. Other than finding a new one I am close to taking it...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
I had a tough day on the Guzzi today but I...

I had a tough day on the Guzzi today but I decided o get something done to get my confidence back. So I installed the new shocks and drained the final drive oil.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
I paid to have them mounted. I thought I got...

I paid to have them mounted. I thought I got gouged a bit at $50 a tire but after reading your post I might have done good :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
You ever have one of those days where everything...

You ever have one of those days where everything you touch turns to crap??

I effed up the bearing earlier this morning and went down to the store to see if by chance we had a cone I could use. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 27,805
Posted By mach1mustang351
Wanted to install the forks today. I messed up...

Wanted to install the forks today. I messed up and forgot the bottom spacer. When I pressed the bearing down it was locked up and wouldn't move. Realized what I did, and hammered the bearing off. ...
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