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Forum: The Garage 03-06-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By artk
http://cars.overstock.com/ is a zag service,...

http://cars.overstock.com/

is a zag service, but no membership required.

Get a feel for a good price using zag listings around your area and neighboring states.

Write down all the good...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By artk
Update: After keeping the bike outdoors for a...

Update: After keeping the bike outdoors for a couple months, rust is starting to come through again :cry

I'll try another coat of this stuff since its so easy to apply, but it is not a permanent...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,557
Posted By artk
Sorry for the delay, was a bit busy (boot camp...

Sorry for the delay, was a bit busy (boot camp :huh )

Compared to the nighthawk 750 i am used to, the steering is very finicky and almost like a sport bike.. i dont know if its the gs500 or the...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,940
Posted By artk
Yep, er70s6 is like 2$ a pound at the local...

Yep, er70s6 is like 2$ a pound at the local welding supply.. no reason to roll the dice with tie wire.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,456
Posted By artk
Im too poor to regularly buy stuff from REI, but...

Im too poor to regularly buy stuff from REI, but when it comes to products that are fragile and tend to need replacement/repair every once in a while- REI is actually the cheaper route.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,706
Posted By artk
pics please :deal

pics please :deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,557
Posted By artk
My barbie edition also came with a green horn,...

My barbie edition also came with a green horn, and an additional sticker of a little girl riding a bicycle on the rear fender.

I used Duplicolor Truck bed coating spray.. I bought it at advance,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,557
Posted By artk
Budget ADV bike, GS500

One non running 1993 gs500 - 350$
Carb rebuild kit - 29$
Valve tool - 10$
Carb boot - 10$
2 cans truck bedliner spray - 20$
2 cans appliance epoxy - 10$
Avon distanzia tires - 220$
Acerbis...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By artk
I hauled a gs500 in a 2000 odyssey just fine,...

I hauled a gs500 in a 2000 odyssey just fine, with room to spare. I used tie downs from the back passenger seat hooks, and the little locks on the floor for the front.

measure the bike...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By artk
yeah i have a V and H exhaust laying around but i...

yeah i have a V and H exhaust laying around but i didnt want to deal with jetting and getting pod filters.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By artk
So i had a slight stain on my exhaust

And im too cheap to buy a used one on ebay.



Step 1- Dissasembly and Inspection


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/xncnc/muffla/IMG_2186.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By artk
Another reason to keep the stock tool kit

removing it for 5 weeks would leave an empty space :huh

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/xncnc/IMG_2152.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/xncnc/IMG_2150.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,706
Posted By artk
I was able to weld sheetmetal nicely from a...

I was able to weld sheetmetal nicely from a computer case with 30 amps DC and a 5/64 7014 rod.. much better than i expected a stick welder to.

It is much much easier with tig though, which is why...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,679
Posted By artk
transition 2 is a great jacket, but i will be...

transition 2 is a great jacket, but i will be getting a rain suit in addition to it.. its not waterproof :cry
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,237
Posted By artk
I went to my local (non chain) tire place and...

I went to my local (non chain) tire place and they gave me 2 strips for free.. but heres another option for alittle over 7 bucks.


amazon LINK...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-10-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By artk
sent pm!

sent pm!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By artk
He got instructions from the faq and even a...

He got instructions from the faq and even a webcam so i can help guide him through it, hes just mechanically retarded :huh

no luck, tried the ninja 250 forum and craigslist last week.. :cry
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-02-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By artk
Can anyone near NOVA help install carb on a ninja 250?

A friend of mine's ninja250 was acting up so he took out his carb and mailed em to me.. i cleaned and replaced jets and mailed it back. Now he doesnt remember which hose goes where and cant get the...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,403
Posted By artk
50$!! thanks for giving them the idea...

50$!!

thanks for giving them the idea ronmexico :lol3
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,084
Posted By artk
Yeah i dont think i will have much success...

Yeah i dont think i will have much success cleaning the pilots.. they are ninja 250 so its one of the smallest orifices. I cant poke through with copper wire or a toothpick :eek1
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,084
Posted By artk
carb cleaning- what is this living on the jets?

A friend of mine mailed me his carbs to clean, i opened them up and see these green chia pets living in there. How do i get rid of it? wd40 and gumout carb/choke cleaner dont even soften it up.

...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By artk
flag down a 2000 and earlier harley and ask to...

flag down a 2000 and earlier harley and ask to buy a quart or two from their saddlebag
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By artk
I found these deep cycle batteries... only 3"...

I found these deep cycle batteries... only 3" wide :ear

My laptop battery is 10.8v and 4.4AH and lasts for 3 hours..

so im guessing this battery should be able to do.. ~15 hours after the...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By artk
Do i just install these two inline between the +...

Do i just install these two inline between the + on both batteries? what exactly does that diode do?
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By artk
Im going to be bending some similar tubing, i...

Im going to be bending some similar tubing, i bought a heavy duty ridgid B-1711 bender (30 bucks) and i will try and make something similar to this-
...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By artk
Not really, i was thinking of getting those...

Not really, i was thinking of getting those little scooter batteries, think they are 12ah and under 9 pounds.


edit- just found a 22AH one, 15 pounds
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By artk
Yeah the connector idea is simple and what i...

Yeah the connector idea is simple and what i originally wanted, but if the deep cycle battery is completely discharged and i connect it, wouldnt the main battery be overloaded transferring power to...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By artk
I found a battery isolator system and battery...

I found a battery isolator system and battery separator system on the rv sites. The isolator seems to be very specific to what kind of alternator it likes, has a list of manufacturers so im not sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,125
Posted By artk
if a gs500 mated with a drz400.. and then...

if a gs500 mated with a drz400.. and then sprinkled with touratech crap

speaking of which, back to hunting down that dr front end :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By artk
Possible? auxillary deep cycle battery on bike?

I got this idea out of fantasy land, but maybe the electrical guru's here can explain if its doable..

I would like to put a secondary battery on my bike, a 12v deep cycle battery. The idea is to...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By artk
large dry bags on sale

seen this on slickdeals, large dry bags for the same price as small ones :huh
...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By artk
Theres a KOA near 70.. Kansas City East /...

Theres a KOA near 70..

Kansas City East / Oak Grove KOA
303 NE 3rd Street
Oak Grove MO 64075

mostly rv's but they have a nice corner for tent camping.

was over 20 bucks, even with my koa...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,731
Posted By artk
anyone attempt to adv their gs500's yet? :ear

anyone attempt to adv their gs500's yet? :ear
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By artk
Oh wow.. 11k is awesome. I was expecting around...

Oh wow.. 11k is awesome. I was expecting around 3-4k from reading some reviews. Guess ill have to test it myself :D


Grainbelt, what size is the rear? Definitely interested, looks like your PM's...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By artk
Yeah, i called avon and the dude said the...

Yeah, i called avon and the dude said the 120/70-17 is a soft compound.. Dennis kirk said they dont know anything about it and only posted high mileage cause its what was sent to them.. gotta find a...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,706
Posted By artk
You selling those magic rods? :freaky

You selling those magic rods? :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By artk
sent, if you buy em there better be restoration...

sent, if you buy em there better be restoration pics :wink:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By artk
Some dude on craigslist wanted to sell me a beat...

Some dude on craigslist wanted to sell me a beat up dr200 and a parts bike for ~300 bucks. claims it runs

interested?
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,706
Posted By artk
Hey all, I bought a crappy 120v AC stick...

Hey all, I bought a crappy 120v AC stick welder... I havent tested it out yet as i live in a small apartment..I just stare at the box during the day usually. Once in a while i put a welding rod in...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By artk
Avon distanzia compound

I purchased and received a set of distanzia's in 120-70-17 and 140-80-17 from dennis kirk and am a bit concerned about the tire compound. This tire is advertised as a dual sport high mileage but...
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