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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-15-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 3,320
Views: 217,227
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: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 2,298
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: 5,081
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: 10
Views: 973
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: 2,298
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: 63
Views: 5,212
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: 1,527
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: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 3,320
Views: 217,227
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
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Views: 275,539
Posted By Tinker1980
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 5,284
Views: 275,539
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: 3,989
Views: 633,299
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: 3,989
Views: 633,299
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: 764
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: 3,989
Views: 633,299
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: 764
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: 2,812
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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,081
Posted By Tinker1980
I feex. On motorcycles and cost of...

I feex.

On motorcycles and cost of commuting, I find that oddly enough, my bigger bike is cheaper to ride to work. My DR650 gets about 40 mpg, but eats a tire in 4,000 miles and blackens the oil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,667
Views: 542,832
Posted By Tinker1980
We have similar problems with excessively...

We have similar problems with excessively courteous drivers in and around Tulsa.

The red light runners here are usually just that Lexus that ran up to the yellow as it turned red and went...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,297
Posted By Tinker1980
This is worth repeating. The lion's share of the...

This is worth repeating. The lion's share of the parts on a Ducati, or ANY bike, (or car) are not made by the manufacturer. They're made by a third party, for several different manufacturers. A plant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tinker1980
This has been my experience.

This has been my experience.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 217,227
Posted By Tinker1980
I wonder how they kept those white splotches so...

I wonder how they kept those white splotches so clean? :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 217,227
Posted By Tinker1980
We all need to avoid our family today.:lol3

We all need to avoid our family today.:lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 217,227
Posted By Tinker1980
Yeah I was about to head off to grab that one...

Yeah I was about to head off to grab that one too. Dangit. Where will it end up, Joe?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 217,227
Posted By Tinker1980
What did it do? I'm sure if i came home with...

What did it do?

I'm sure if i came home with another bike the wife would kill me. Nevermind that she LOVED the last bike I got.

I could lower it a bit and say it's for her...:lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 217,227
Posted By Tinker1980
I might have to hide from the family tomorrow......

I might have to hide from the family tomorrow... Good excuse as any to chase this one down.

crlyhair, it's always nice to see a well-loved KLR. :freakyI miss my '08.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,320
Views: 217,227
Posted By Tinker1980
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,931
Posted By Tinker1980
The wife and I had a long ride down the Arkansas...

The wife and I had a long ride down the Arkansas river on quads. (Date night.) There are parts of the river that I just don't think would be passable on my dr650.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,170
Posted By Tinker1980
"Lost the argument, must now insult his...

"Lost the argument, must now insult his homeland." :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Tinker1980
Are your carbs balanced? (I'm assuming that bike...

Are your carbs balanced? (I'm assuming that bike has more than one carb)

Also, be sure that when you put it on choke, both plungers come out, and when you take it off choke, both plungers go back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,081
Posted By Tinker1980
How much did you spend on tires? :ear

How much did you spend on tires? :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,170
Posted By Tinker1980
In the US, we get told that the US isn't the...

In the US, we get told that the US isn't the whole world.

I doubt Germany is either. Although, on another subject, I heard that in Germany, you can't change the size of a car's tire from stock,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Tinker1980
The voltage you're getting back to that LED - is...

The voltage you're getting back to that LED - is it AC or DC? It may sound silly, but try putting a diode in line with the LED.

I'm sure someone not hopped up on nyquil will be along soon to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,442
Posted By Tinker1980
Not often a video makes me jump. Yikes. :eek1

Not often a video makes me jump. Yikes. :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,170
Posted By Tinker1980
Don't be silly. SOMEONE will be using that...

Don't be silly.

SOMEONE will be using that car, 20 years from now, even if it's not the original owner. Observe:
...
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