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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
shims

Give me an old Concours or an Airhead when it's valve adjustment time. Wrench, screwdriver, and feeler gauge. Done.

The shim thing is an endless dilemma. After years of going back and forth from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
schwanzstucker

If it's not the best, it's very close to the best. Here's my favorite dialogue. It's still puts me on the floor in a fit of laughter every time I think of it.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
How about a completely civil but direct letter to...

How about a completely civil but direct letter to the town of Gorham telling them certain individuals are banning them? Nothing says I have to visit or buy anything in that town. I used to but maybe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Advice needed WR400

Model year 2000, WR400, low miles (3,500) appears to be very clean with new tires. Street legal apparently, perhaps plated by the PO. Assuming it is what it claims, $2,000 seem fair?

I am a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
I am looking at a known good DR-Z400 solenoid...

I am looking at a known good DR-Z400 solenoid right here on my bench if anyone wants to borrow it.

The two low current wires (or one wire and the grounded body depending on the design) power the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-20-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
snowblowers

Here's the ultimate snowblower. It weighs just under 150 tons. Blades are 11 feet in diameter. Moving parts are blasted with live steam to keep 'em from freezing up. Of course the downside is you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Ah ha! Now I get what you're saying. Ever...

Ah ha! Now I get what you're saying.

Ever been on the Green Hill Road in Chatham, NH? Ride over the Hurricane Mountain road west to east. Get to the end, that's the Green Hill Road. (Poacher...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Made in Maine since 1974, Mail Swing®. My...

Made in Maine since 1974, Mail Swing®. My neighbor in Rockland had one. Every time I walked past her house, I could not resist giving it a little push. Or a big one if she wasn't home. This thing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
EC, Glad you sorted it out in short (sorry)...

EC, Glad you sorted it out in short (sorry) order. It's always the damn aux lights. In 2006, going to visit the Backroads Magazine guys, on a brand new 996cc V-Strom, everything but the ignition...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
tupperware in cold storage

How much tupperware is this? Except for the main fairing with the headlight and the trunk/pillion seat assembly, this is just about all of it.

I've never previously owned a motorcycle with even...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
Maybe our brains are frozen so we don't notice...

Maybe our brains are frozen so we don't notice the winter so much any longer. This is all I know. I ride motorcycles roughly 8 months of the year with the infrequent ride during the off months when...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
I do too. Don't even get me started about cursive...

I do too. Don't even get me started about cursive writing.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
That sounds just about right. :deal I'd...

That sounds just about right. :deal

I'd seriously thought about not putting it back at all but it is amazing how quiet these bikes are. I wanted to retain that unique quality even if it meant...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
More progress on the winter PC800 project. I love...

More progress on the winter PC800 project. I love new parts.

Isn't that whole inner engine shroud deal a minor pain in the ass? It does keep heat and noise away from the rider however. Most...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
Holy cow! A mild winter. Good for you! I am...

Holy cow! A mild winter. Good for you! I am glad someone is having a mild winter. Here in New England we're being hammered by snow storm after snow storm. We've had over 6 feet of snow in about...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
There's just a little more to it. It has to do...

There's just a little more to it. It has to do with the real estate in the center of the screw head. The Phillips bit is fluted. On account of that, you can use a JIS screwdriver on Phillips screws...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Mr. Kaw, I use my wife's EZ Pass in my...

Mr. Kaw,

I use my wife's EZ Pass in my pickup truck all the time. No one's ever shot at me or made an angry face. That being said, I honestly don't know if she ever told them she's married to a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Bruce, Why is this such a well-kept secret? ...

Bruce,

Why is this such a well-kept secret? That's a damn good question. I have no idea why.

As a retired military aircraft technician who prides myself on doing mechanical work properly, I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
screw it

Correct. Japanese machinery does not use Phillips screws. They use Japanese Industrial Standard screws. The screws don't suck, you're just using the wrong tools. Ever notice a single punch mark on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
That's one pound, hanging off'n the end of a...

That's one pound, hanging off'n the end of a 12-inch stick.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Someone stole your intake camshaft end cap screw!...

Someone stole your intake camshaft end cap screw! The bastard!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-30-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Sorry man! I thought it was spoada be: " ...

Sorry man! I thought it was spoada be: " 'mericun " or alternatively
" 'Mericun ".

I will not be baited into discussing your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-30-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Hey chute polisher! Right on bro. Large,...

Hey chute polisher! Right on bro. Large, orange, and Made in America here in the Lilac City as well. Got the 28-inch Pro. 420cc, 21 torques. This kind of snow we've been having lately is thrown...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
I'd be careful there, Bob! You and the big guy...

I'd be careful there, Bob! You and the big guy both have a mildly Sasquatch-esque profile! :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
I can't help but my son-in-law, Max, is all over...

I can't help but my son-in-law, Max, is all over this. He's a hardcore mountain sledder from VT, but he's out west several times each year. He's either there now or just back. (I am not exactly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Thumb Fantastic! Sounds just right. Kudos. She could...

Fantastic! Sounds just right. Kudos. She could not have gone to a better home!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
One year ago...

Tin Man, Does this look familiar?

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/45th_Parallel/house-of-strom_zps3320013a.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-19-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Ride Warm

To all you lucky bastards who are in a warm, sunny place... I say good for you!

Personally, I wish I was on Rt 12 in Utah again right about now. As for asphalt? It's the best I've ever...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 105,340
Views: 20,907,672
Posted By MWValley
I hope this isn't out of line and I apologize if...

I hope this isn't out of line and I apologize if it is... I do LOTS of motorcycle wiring for myself and others. I buy good 40 AMP relays (5 pin) with the matching socket connectors by the dozen. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 105,340
Views: 20,907,672
Posted By MWValley
[QUOTE=Molonlabemike;25932819] I was told by the...

[QUOTE=Molonlabemike;25932819] I was told by the Harley guys that loud pipes save lives :huh




Loud pipes annoy the neighbors.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 105,340
Views: 20,907,672
Posted By MWValley
Amen brother. You want gates and bars going up...

Amen brother. You want gates and bars going up everywhere until there are no unpaved places left to ride? Here are two fast ways to do exactly that.

1. Ride with a loud pipe. Enough said.

2....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
KIA Soul burns up in Ottawa home

This is totally off the wall, but if you know anyone with a Kia Soul you might want to know this.

My buddy in Ottawa, Ontario reports his neighbor's house burned down when the therein garaged Soul...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Precisely. Unfortunately the Brownfield Road...

Precisely. Unfortunately the Brownfield Road ticket was real. The Whitehorse one (on a Ruckus) was simulated for humorous effect only. And it was friggin' funny. The cops says, "You're not going to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Leave weapons (firearms) of course at home, but...

Leave weapons (firearms) of course at home, but that includes things like tasers and pepper spray. I watched a US citizen get reamed pretty hard in Nova Scotia back n 2005. He said he had nothing to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
This looks like the kind of bike on which you...

This looks like the kind of bike on which you could get a ticket from the Conway Police Department while riding in the parking lot of Whitehorse Gear. Not everyone might get that but I do! :wink:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
Hey Chris, good job on the F650! I guess the...

Hey Chris, good job on the F650! I guess the family-loaner-demo-ride pushed you over the edge. Congrats. Those machines are icons the world over.

Hey and talk about a small world and an even...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 47,108
Views: 2,879,836
Posted By MWValley
I used to live hours from the Port City. Now I'm...

I used to live hours from the Port City. Now I'm just minutes away. See you there. And Merry Christmas to one and all.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
Too much work and way too much time if you ask...

Too much work and way too much time if you ask me. I can properly fix a tab, crack, etc. and put the panel back on the bike in way under an hour.
PlastiFix can be drilled and tapped, used to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
You can do it that way if you like, but...

You can do it that way if you like, but PlastiFix™ from Urethane Supply company is much, much easier, stronger, and many times faster. Build missing tabs, fix cracks, you can do it all. This stuff...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,630
Posted By MWValley
PC for just one hundred pennies...

There's this nice guy who was the second owner of the bike. He put the lion's share of the 75K miles on this bike. He can't ride heavy bikes anymore due to some injuries and general aging (gets us...
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