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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 225,514
Posted By MiteyF
Great shot ^

Great shot ^
Forum: 2 smokers 12-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,995
Posted By MiteyF
When I took the fiance out to the garage to show...

When I took the fiance out to the garage to show her the finished product, she said it was "cute"
...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-13-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,995
Posted By MiteyF
Did I put this here yet? One of my recently...

Did I put this here yet? One of my recently "completed" projects. Still needs a few ends tidied up, but she's been around the block under her own power.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,421
Posted By MiteyF
My problem's always the beard. I have a big-ass...

My problem's always the beard. I have a big-ass beard for at least half of the year, which almost completely negates the mask. I just have to cinch the fucker down uber tight, and do the old...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
Once it's too late to fix mistakes?

Once it's too late to fix mistakes?
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,349
Posted By MiteyF
I built these for the fiance's DR for the...

I built these for the fiance's DR for the princely sum if about $40. They may look out of place on a BMW, but have been beaten on and work great. Plus,being riveted and silicone-d, if a panel is ever...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,204
Posted By MiteyF
Either you've taken one of the internet's most...

Either you've taken one of the internet's most popular motorcycle pictures, or that's not yours. I've seen that shot absolutely everywhere!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,204
Posted By MiteyF
Like I said, nice aperture setting. In fact, if...

Like I said, nice aperture setting. In fact, if it were green/tan and blended into the background, all would be good (not that it's not a good shot of course), but the bright colors that nearly match...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,204
Posted By MiteyF
^^ nice lighting, aperture etc, but that...

^^ nice lighting, aperture etc, but that sign/gate really takes your attention away from the bike!
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
^^ and ^^, agree x 2. Galvanic corrosion is a son...

^^ and ^^, agree x 2. Galvanic corrosion is a son of a bitch. SS is hard, but as with most materials, hard = brittle. The brittleness isn't a factor here so much as the corrosion, but it's a useful...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
The guy that cleans our building at work goes out...

The guy that cleans our building at work goes out after MSU football games and collects cans/bottles. The other weekend he said he came home with $160 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 Said he was collecting from 11...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,718
Posted By MiteyF
Ha! I was looking at the location of the poster...

Ha! I was looking at the location of the poster above you! That's why i was so confused... derp :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 88,915
Posted By MiteyF
And "adonde" (actually "a donde") is "TO...

And "adonde" (actually "a donde") is "TO where"
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,718
Posted By MiteyF
^ Dunes N of Ludington?

^ Dunes N of Ludington?
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
My dogs chewed up my old Milton Bradley crib...

My dogs chewed up my old Milton Bradley crib board... I've had this enormous piece of teak laying around for ages, wanting to build a board. The chewed up relic was the straw that broke the camels...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,995
Posted By MiteyF
I almost bought an RGV instead of my TLR a few...

I almost bought an RGV instead of my TLR a few years ago. However, with the commuting and road trips I was planning on doing, I opted for the TL. Kinda wish I had gone the RGV route, but then I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,759,204
Posted By MiteyF
Great shot, although something about the colors...

Great shot, although something about the colors makes me think she's wearing a mask, or has gone overboard with the makeup. The contrast between her face/neck really sucks away from an otherwise...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 862,695
Posted By MiteyF
Denis - that is one of my absolute favorite...

Denis - that is one of my absolute favorite scores of the thread. I've had an eye out for a round headlight GSXR for years now in similar condition. Either there are none available (in reasonable...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,421
Posted By MiteyF
It's amazing how quickly a tool can bite ya, even...

It's amazing how quickly a tool can bite ya, even when you've used it 1000 times before... In fact, that's usually when they get ya, when you're too "used to it" and get complacent. I consider myself...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,423
Posted By MiteyF
No, that's a (poorly connected) aircooled VW...

No, that's a (poorly connected) aircooled VW front beam. It's hard to see, but it has spindles. However, judging by the way he welded his custom mount to the frame, there's a good chance the whole...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
When the grating is close enough to the...

When the grating is close enough to the headlight, the radiant light will fill in the lines and you will typically have no noticeable effect.

As far as acrylic, keep in mind the BMW headlight...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,689,540
Posted By MiteyF
I've only ever heard "push bike" refer to a...

I've only ever heard "push bike" refer to a children's bike with no pedals... as in, you literally PUSH it

http://gearjunkie.com/images/13794.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,423
Posted By MiteyF
Rare does not equal expensive. I've seen these...

Rare does not equal expensive. I've seen these RX's go for just over $1000 in barely worse shape. Most of them are in fairly good condition because they were purchased more as "novelties" for lack of...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
FYI, putting ANYTHING in front of your headlights...

FYI, putting ANYTHING in front of your headlights will hinder their ability to light the way. The reflectors and lenses were all designed very carefully... perhaps skip the acrylic and go with some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 137,143
Posted By MiteyF
If you're buying tires because they're easier to...

If you're buying tires because they're easier to mount, I've got some bad news for you :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 137,143
Posted By MiteyF
This. I know how to change tires too... which is...

This. I know how to change tires too... which is why I don't.

Loving the build, can't wait to see it done!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,862
Posted By MiteyF
Fixed

Fixed
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,862
Posted By MiteyF
:huh That's one of my favorite parts about the...

:huh That's one of my favorite parts about the great NW, the frequent indian summers (we deserve it since summer doesn't start until July 5th!)
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,689,540
Posted By MiteyF
Those are them. If you've used an actual Pelican...

Those are them. If you've used an actual Pelican of the same size, you'd know right away they aren't the same quality. The plastic is thinner and not as hard, the latches aren't anywhere near as nice...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,689,540
Posted By MiteyF
It's a Pelican ripoff (not a Seahorse, I've got...

It's a Pelican ripoff (not a Seahorse, I've got the 720's as panniers though), I want to say Duracase or something similar. Cost me less than $50 shipped.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,689,540
Posted By MiteyF
Someone asked about hatchets... this is how I...

Someone asked about hatchets... this is how I carry mine. I have 2 clevis pins that go through my topcase from the outside (holes drilled slightly small, so they still keep the water out) with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,314
Posted By MiteyF
Yup. No matter how much salt away and water...

Yup. No matter how much salt away and water pressure I used this last spring, I couldn't for the life of me get ALL of the salt off.

There's a reason I was running 2 fenders last winter!
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,314
Posted By MiteyF
After just one winter riding my Strom, the center...

After just one winter riding my Strom, the center stand and all around the footpegs were quite rusty this spring. The oil cooler is also showing signs of rust (just on the surface ATM), and various...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,862
Posted By MiteyF
Assuming you're serious, that makes you quite the...

Assuming you're serious, that makes you quite the redneck methinks :lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
I added a new member to the garage. The '62 VW...

I added a new member to the garage. The '62 VW (covered) isn't the only tiny car around anymore. I rode through the snow all last winter, but really hate getting the Strom all rusty and corroded....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,342
Posted By MiteyF
When you can basically copy an engine that's been...

When you can basically copy an engine that's been around for 50 years, build parts in extremely high numbers, with labor costing next to nothing, and sell them in large numbers, you get to keep the...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
It also works great for initial bleeds, getting...

It also works great for initial bleeds, getting air out quickly. And you can't say no at <5$
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,342
Posted By MiteyF
Strongly disagree

Strongly disagree
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,018
Views: 491,423
Posted By MiteyF
Anybody been looking for a $2500, 40 year old...

Anybody been looking for a $2500, 40 year old enduro? Only missing a few parts!

http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_3M67TvRIJ3r_600x450.jpg

1973 Yamaha Enduro RT3 - $2500 (Ypsilanti MI)

This...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 336,972
Posted By MiteyF
It was time for a new tire anyways, but I was...

It was time for a new tire anyways, but I was hoping to wait a week and use a co-workers tire changer. Instead I completed (successfully, with the the aid of alcohol) my first tubeless tire change...
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