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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,859
Views: 581,558
Posted By Tinker1980
I have this problem too - only it's a two lane...

I have this problem too - only it's a two lane undivided highway they do it on.

It's easy to solve when I drive my car, I put a pair of those Cyclops 3800 lumen LED headlights in my Mitsubishi....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-23-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 227,365
Posted By Tinker1980
Is that the facility in Stringtown?

Is that the facility in Stringtown?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 227,365
Posted By Tinker1980
I think that one is in shawnee. I may be wrong.

I think that one is in shawnee. I may be wrong.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tinker1980
I hope the new transmission works out for you. I...

I hope the new transmission works out for you. I *hate* automatics. Every single part of a car has improved drastically compared to 30 years ago. Except the transmission. And they're making vehicles...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,579
Posted By Tinker1980
I'd forgotten about this thread... I've...

I'd forgotten about this thread...


I've managed to get the carbs to play nice together, and for the time being I will keep them where they are.

I installed some clutch springs from IA's...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,622
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,869
Posted By Tinker1980
Bought an axle for a Mazda Rx-7 from a local...

Bought an axle for a Mazda Rx-7 from a local junkyard once. Guy who took it out of the car used a torch to cut all the locating bars/links/shocks/lines. He mentioned that one of the shocks exploded...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 227,365
Posted By Tinker1980
This is what I learned a few months back. :freaky

This is what I learned a few months back. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,189
Views: 456,235
Posted By Tinker1980
I have a very good Black and Decker 20V cordless...

I have a very good Black and Decker 20V cordless drill - have had it for YEARS, and only charged the batteries twice.

This is because I lost the charger.

Can't find a new charger, the 20V...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,131
Posted By Tinker1980
http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-89-962-8-Inch-Rotato...

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-89-962-8-Inch-Rotator-Ratchet/dp/B000HEKV1W

This ratchet wrench is awesome. Ever had one of those instances where you could only turn the ratchet one click before...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-01-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 78,336
Posted By Tinker1980
Well he should be along soon to berate me for...

Well he should be along soon to berate me for riding on memorial with only a helmet and gloves and my trademark overalls. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tinker1980
This. Easier than trying to stand on it or pry...

This. Easier than trying to stand on it or pry it, but watch the tube!

Soon, you'll be spooning the tire off your wife's car in the wal-mart parking lot, because the stiff behind the counter said...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 78,336
Posted By Tinker1980
I saw an inmate in a van.. I feel terrible, as...

I saw an inmate in a van.. I feel terrible, as I've seen said van several times at local get-togethers, and I can't ever remember who goes with the van. It has graphics, green lettering all over it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,586
Posted By Tinker1980
This is always fun. I think, in no...

This is always fun.

I think, in no particular order, my favorites (that were manufactured during my lifetime) are these:

1.) Slant Six (170, 198, 225 ci)

The slant six was an engine that...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,839
Posted By Tinker1980
I use one of these: ...

I use one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/all-purpose-drill-water-pump-34302.html

It's a pump that is run by a drill. Great for emptying things, or filling things with stupid fill plug...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-25-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 227,365
Posted By Tinker1980
I think I know where that's at. :deal

I think I know where that's at. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,859
Views: 581,558
Posted By Tinker1980
Saw a nice new-looking DR650 on the way home from...

Saw a nice new-looking DR650 on the way home from work today. I say "New", it was the most recent color-scheme (Grey) and wasn't completely beat to shit and covered in various bits of the outdoors...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
I'm out this week. Have to straighten out the...

I'm out this week. Have to straighten out the brakes on the wife's car. :bluduh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,943
Posted By Tinker1980
I tend to fall down more in the dirt. :dunno

I tend to fall down more in the dirt. :dunno
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-15-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
Those things work very well. Can be used to lever...

Those things work very well. Can be used to lever off car tires too.:evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
Looks like I'm in too. I'll be late like last...

Looks like I'm in too. I'll be late like last time.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 227,365
Posted By Tinker1980
That IS a good hint... now to find it. Not...

That IS a good hint... now to find it.

Not sure I can.:lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
Not... so much. It's a 1400 intruder that...

Not... so much.

It's a 1400 intruder that came to me in pieces. There are some missing parts. Most notably the mufflers. Hence the embarrassing part. It runs quite well, and corners well...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
Is that the one at 71st and yale? I haven't...

Is that the one at 71st and yale?

I haven't been there and can offer no opinion - I'm just trying to plan my day. :lol3 I may ride my embarrassing Intruder, I need to get it out and run it a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tinker1980
Perhaps. I do know soon after that, there...

Perhaps.

I do know soon after that, there was a rash of vehicle break-ins in the same lot, each time security saying "We aren't allowed to play the tapes back" or some such excuse. The very next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,820
Posted By Tinker1980
And wipe off the inside of the chin bar when you...

And wipe off the inside of the chin bar when you stop.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Tinker1980
You should try it on a KLR. I didn't even...

You should try it on a KLR.

I didn't even try to dodge him. He managed not to spray me, but he sure stunk when I rode by the next day on the way to work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tinker1980
That was interesting to read. Living where I do,...

That was interesting to read. Living where I do, I think "professional" bike thieves are less of a problem than stupid teenager bike theives.

I remember a nice gsxr being stolen from work, when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,252
Posted By Tinker1980
I'd read about this in the local news, they all...

I'd read about this in the local news, they all seem to have a different story.

There seems to be more and more reports of "driver moved left of center for an unknown reason". Any time I read that...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tinker1980
Don't use the "Applicator kits" that are on the...

Don't use the "Applicator kits" that are on the shelf next to the cans of herculiner. The roller will come apart in the paint job and it will look terrible.

I painted an old chevy truck in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-10-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
Taking my DR650 anywhere is an adventure. :lol3

Taking my DR650 anywhere is an adventure. :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,487
Views: 227,365
Posted By Tinker1980
SOME of us have jobs. And small children....

SOME of us have jobs.

And small children. :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
It's OK I had my DR out there after this picture...

It's OK I had my DR out there after this picture was posted. Got out there kinda late as I expected. Nice to see everyone.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,354
Views: 284,605
Posted By Tinker1980
I'm back on day shift for now... I'm going to be...

I'm back on day shift for now... I'm going to be brave and show up this time.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 665,413
Posted By Tinker1980
Tinkerwife could easily lift this BW200... We...

Tinkerwife could easily lift this BW200... We live right by the river, and she would love it if we had either two ATV's, or our polaris and this BW. I'm working on it. :lol3

It looks like the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 665,413
Posted By Tinker1980
Oh, I can successfully withhold sex. I'll...

Oh, I can successfully withhold sex.

I'll point out that she liked having an old minibike. And that this is just a bigger, faster minibike. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Tinker1980
I went back out today, tried standing up and...

I went back out today, tried standing up and leaning back a bit.

Made a big difference. Still hard to get going in the soft stuff. Managed to spill it trying to turn, at least sand is soft to land...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,065
Views: 665,413
Posted By Tinker1980
I just found out one of my neighbors has a BW200...

I just found out one of my neighbors has a BW200 he would be willing to part with. :evil

Looks like to run it will need a clutch cover, kickstarter, and an airbox. Engine spins when you turn the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Tinker1980
Trying to stay upright in the sand...

After a disastrous and short trip to Little Sahara in OK this year, I decided it would be nice if I could learn how to handle sand a little better on my DR650.

So easter sunday, when my wife had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By Tinker1980
Lets see... 1986 Honda XL250R - $500. First...

Lets see...

1986 Honda XL250R - $500. First bike. I miss that thing, it was reliable.
1977 Husqvarna WR250 - $300. Still have it.
1992 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 - $2500. LOVED this bike. Not a...
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