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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Vankaye
I can't really call it a rookie mistake as I have...

I can't really call it a rookie mistake as I have done this dozens and dozens of times. It's really more of a mental disorder.

On my 2 stroke... I am constantly forgetting to take this out before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,273
Posted By Vankaye
I have both a RM250 2T and '99 DR350sex While...

I have both a RM250 2T and '99 DR350sex While they are both incredible bikes they are from two different worlds.

The DR350 is a capable off road bike but I have it set up for dual sport and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,072
Posted By Vankaye
putting a motorcycle up against a car in a road...

putting a motorcycle up against a car in a road rage incident will never end well for the bike.

As the vulnerable one on the road it is your responsibility to your own survival to blow off these...
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,023
Posted By Vankaye
I got rid of my street bike for far less reason...

I got rid of my street bike for far less reason than you are contemplating. I had a bad dream about a crash and decided to sell my BMW K1200rs. I've had 30+ years of street riding without a single...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,753
Posted By Vankaye
How 'bout the camera bike getting through the...

How 'bout the camera bike getting through the carnage and hauling ass outta there. Every man for himself I guess... :asshat
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,617
Posted By Vankaye
Tore my '00 RM250 almost down to the frame to...

Tore my '00 RM250 almost down to the frame to rebuild the top and bottom end. My buddy convinced me to powdercoat the frame. He was right. I would not have gotten the bike stripped down that far...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,160
Posted By Vankaye
my problem is... I've bought 7 bikes in the last...

my problem is... I've bought 7 bikes in the last 10 years but only sold one!!! :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,370
Posted By Vankaye
Croom!!! This is where I ride also, This...

Croom!!!

This is where I ride also, This sand is the same sand we see at the beach around here, and just as deep.
There are some tricks to riding in this stuff and every single one of them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,888
Posted By Vankaye
I like to stand while riding on dirt mostly to...

I like to stand while riding on dirt mostly to just allow the bike to move beneath me. Here on the west coast of Florida riding in the sand in the woods is not much different than riding on beach...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,792
Posted By Vankaye
Started riding dirt at about 14 yrs old in 1980. ...

Started riding dirt at about 14 yrs old in 1980. Lots of spills in the dirt since.

Started riding pavement at about 17 yrs old in 1983-ish. No get-offs on pavement. I too have fewer close calls...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,131
Posted By Vankaye
My advice from 30 years of riding is slow down. ...

My advice from 30 years of riding is slow down. Slow down for intersections.
Slow down when you see somebody waiting to turn left ahead of you. Slow down for car waiting to enter the roadway.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,621
Posted By Vankaye
Electical tape will not work on tools that get...

Electical tape will not work on tools that get dirty.

I just put some on a pair of channel locks that I sliced the blue handle grip of...
I taped it up and put it in the toolbox. Then next time...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Vankaye
Stay away. Every piece of Porter Cable gear I've...

Stay away. Every piece of Porter Cable gear I've bought has failed while new.
Complete junk. I've been having far better luck at Harbor Freight!

Funny how things change eh?
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,621
Posted By Vankaye
The older stamped Craftsman sockets aren't much...

The older stamped Craftsman sockets aren't much better. I have had mine about 25 years and they are so difficult to read I had to put the sockets in a marked organizer so I can find them with out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,704
Posted By Vankaye
Man, I have 5 get-offs everytime I get on my...

Man, I have 5 get-offs everytime I get on my dirtbike :lol3

Don't ride much on the street anymore. I feed my fever by riding in the woods.
I don't have a need-for-speed. I don't miss riding on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,594
Posted By Vankaye
I am not special. Neither are you. Park in a...

I am not special. Neither are you. Park in a parking space, that's what they're for. If it makes sense to park on the sidewalk - why don't they put the handicap spots there? You think your needs...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Vankaye
Why???????? Just my humble opinion but I...

Why????????

Just my humble opinion but I think you will hate it more with vinyl paint than you will the yellow it was intended to be. I just don't see how a spray painted soft bag could possibly...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,611
Posted By Vankaye
I am able to get dry ice at my grocery store. So...

I am able to get dry ice at my grocery store. So I grab a small block that I split and lay my bearings between two layers inside a small cooler over night.

I have also used my greenegg to heat up...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,136
Posted By Vankaye
I also have an RPC sitting on my bench waiting to...

I also have an RPC sitting on my bench waiting to be hooked up. Any discussion about how it's done is a good discusion to me. Of course, minus all the wise-ass-useless-shit.

Thanks for starting...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Vankaye
I am thinking of joining this ride. The...

I am thinking of joining this ride.

The poor guy and his wife were gunned down while trying to enjoy a daytime movie. Probably had the day off together and planned a nice quite afternoon. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By Vankaye
I may head there on Sunday!

I may head there on Sunday!
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,671
Posted By Vankaye
Thanks! I have a grinder. Will grind. ...

Thanks! I have a grinder. Will grind.

Can't wait, I fuckin' hate that thing!
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,671
Posted By Vankaye
I have one that I'm ready to throw away. Grind it...

I have one that I'm ready to throw away. Grind it where? More details please!!!:clap
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,777
Posted By Vankaye
Exactly. These are commonly made up by people...

Exactly.
These are commonly made up by people trying to get a generator connected to their breaker box by back flowing the juice. Very Very Dangerous practice!
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By Vankaye
I had a jump pack that lasted about 3 years. I...

I had a jump pack that lasted about 3 years. I will not buy another. I just assume have a spare battery and a trickle charger. Way more useful.

Batteries come with a handle. The jump pack is a...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By Vankaye
Laptop screws are locktite-ed before...

Laptop screws are locktite-ed before installation. Some times with red locktite which is very difficult.

I use a micro screwdriver set that I have stripped the plastic from and turn the screw...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,777
Posted By Vankaye
http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImag...

http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/7436648-11.jpg

I googled male wall outlet and found a bunch.

Whatever you do... don't make an extension cord with two male ends to cheat...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,817
Posted By Vankaye
/\/\/\/\/\/\ Bingo! Makes easy work of...

/\/\/\/\/\/\

Bingo! Makes easy work of cleaning 4 bikes after a day of riding!
Pressure wash, blower, and a spraybottle of WD40.
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,792
Posted By Vankaye
Ceramic Caliper paint. Painted my RM250 frame...

Ceramic Caliper paint. Painted my RM250 frame with this stuff and it's holding up very well.

http://www.duplicolor.com/products/caliperPaint/
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,467
Posted By Vankaye
All that huffing and puffing and you still don't...

All that huffing and puffing and you still don't know what's wrong with it?

In that case, I will exercise my fuck off option. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,039
Posted By Vankaye
Weight the risk and benefit. I took my...

Weight the risk and benefit.

I took my daughter for a couple of rides when she was 8-9 years old. Guess what... she didn't even like it. No benefit for a lot of risk. Never again.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 597,125
Posted By Vankaye
254 pages and I finally have a question!

I am new to welding. I have been very inspired by this thread and I've read the whole thing!

So, I have this chrome rack that I took off an 83 Nighthawk. I want to cut it up and use the pieces...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,467
Posted By Vankaye
A proper set of Ford gaskets with all the...

A proper set of Ford gaskets with all the trimmings, oil, coolant, and maybe some belts and hoses while you're at it is gonna put you right at 400 bucks.

You should also maybe swap your heads for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,568
Posted By Vankaye
Let me get this straight... Re-write the purpose...

Let me get this straight... Re-write the purpose of a parking space to read that its more considerate NOT to park there... while making up your own parking spot in an area that was not intended to...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,334
Posted By Vankaye
OMG! Imma start doing this right away! Any...

OMG! Imma start doing this right away! Any suggestions of how to shampoo with the helmet on?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,647
Posted By Vankaye
I am big on trades. Swapped cars with a buddy...

I am big on trades. Swapped cars with a buddy when I was 16. We were both very happy!

Have done many many since then. Here's the thing. I have always been happy with the trades I made because...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,736
Posted By Vankaye
As usual, this thread is right on time and right...

As usual, this thread is right on time and right in my wheelhouse as I am considering lengthening a tank I just got for a cafe build.

Part of me was thinking it was way too big of an undertaking...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,617
Posted By Vankaye
Not today but this past Sunday. I started...

Not today but this past Sunday. I started another bike build.

This one is an '83 Honda CB450sc (nighthawk)

This is how my wife found it at a yardsale for $200 with a dead battery. Nothing...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,267
Posted By Vankaye
This is BY FAR my favorite forum post in the...

This is BY FAR my favorite forum post in the whole world. I just had tears in my eyes reading it to the tenth time.

Mostly, because I did almost the same damn thing by sitting 3 feet in front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,568
Posted By Vankaye
Why do riders park their bikes on sidewalks at...

Why do riders park their bikes on sidewalks at hotels?

Same reason people park in the loading zone at Home Depot. They have a false self-importance that allows them to think that their own needs...
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