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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,573
Posted By beyondhelp
Sounds like they are ramping up enforcement at...

Sounds like they are ramping up enforcement at corbett:


Be careful out there.
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,725
Posted By beyondhelp
That reminds me, refinish patio furniture is on...

That reminds me, refinish patio furniture is on my list of crap I should do around the house to keep the wife happy. Mine is aluminum and cast iron shaped. That means lots of irregular surfaces to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,573
Posted By beyondhelp
I've never hunted but I have threatened to take...

I've never hunted but I have threatened to take up squirrel hunting for that reason. The reports for 2012 were like 3-4 total so my lack of success wouldn't raise any alarms. :D I think the small...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,573
Posted By beyondhelp
I am actually surprised to hear that people are...

I am actually surprised to hear that people are riding there at all. IIRC, they always had specific language in their rules that prohibited driving offroad for anything besides hunting. They also...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,573
Posted By beyondhelp
That's awesome! Besides the front fender and...

That's awesome!

Besides the front fender and tires what else have you changed? Mine is a '96 and I have seriously considered doing the same thing. One thing that I can't see on yours is any oil...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-16-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,573
Posted By beyondhelp
I'll bet it's pretty wet out there now. I work...

I'll bet it's pretty wet out there now. I work next door and the canals are at their top. Don't think my Ninja will make it out there though. That liquid sandpaper they call water takes a toll on...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-17-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 21,573
Posted By beyondhelp
I've been seeing a couple of adv bikes during my...

I've been seeing a couple of adv bikes during my travels and a 'busa that must live nearby that commutes the same places I do. I figured I would pop my head in and say hello.

I work at Pratt &...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By beyondhelp
Cool! I haven't dropped into the forum for a...

Cool! I haven't dropped into the forum for a while and look at what I have been missing.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By beyondhelp
In truth, it will happen at most any constant rpm...

In truth, it will happen at most any constant rpm save for idle. So far I have tried most of the even numbers up to 12k. :D I neglected to mention that this road happens to be my "testing area" and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By beyondhelp
I'll have to check the breather. I don't think...

I'll have to check the breather. I don't think the hose is there. Fuel filler cap vent is possible since I ride it in any weather and it sits outside at work so the cap gets corroded. Have trouble...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By beyondhelp
Ex500 sputtering on long straights?

96 EX500.

My poor little Ninja does something odd. On my commute there's a very long straight road (~5mi?) no stops or side roads etc... If I cruise at one steady speed say 65 it will cough and...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,513
Posted By beyondhelp
Add me to the WD-40 list. I have tried using...

Add me to the WD-40 list. I have tried using soap, never tried ru-glyde or any other tire mounting stuff. No issues with the tire moving, even with the pavement destroying 30#'s of torque my Ninja...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By beyondhelp
I'll bet you could pick up the KLR in your...

I'll bet you could pick up the KLR in your stepfathers garage for about 1500 or so. Especially since it won't be his garage in about ohhh 3 days. The craigslist flipper wouldn't come up the $150 and...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By beyondhelp
Sounds like a stuck float. Or crap in the needle...

Sounds like a stuck float. Or crap in the needle valve. my ninja 500 did that after it sat for a couple of weeks. I not even months because the fuel gummed up in there. I
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By beyondhelp
Exactly what I am looking for. Thanks! ...

Exactly what I am looking for. Thanks!

Little five points looks cool. I spent more time in college reading Old Bike magazine than studying so British in the city is on my list.

My oldest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By beyondhelp
What to see in 4 days near midtown Atlanta (on a budget)

Here's the scoop, The wife is attending some classes daily near Atlantic station. While she's learning, the girls and I will be free to roam about Atlanta.

"Girls" are 13 and 17, enjoy art and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,120
Views: 1,232,973
Posted By beyondhelp
Triumph Scrambler. ...

Triumph Scrambler.

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRktKaZABE_ke_301exFsjttXUSf7kxgdw4F3CPZd56t_uvPWPu

Still comes up number one every time I make a list. There's one on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,321
Posted By beyondhelp
Nice job so far! I really want one of these...

Nice job so far! I really want one of these supermoto and all. I can't wait to see what becomes of this.
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 53,317
Posted By beyondhelp
Wow go away for a bit and look at all the stuff I...

Wow go away for a bit and look at all the stuff I miss. Subscribing so I can go back and catch up. I can't stand to read this sitting in my office chained to a desk. :rofl

Good luck to both of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,195
Posted By beyondhelp
Howdy Neighbor! You'll understand what I am...

Howdy Neighbor! You'll understand what I am talking about if I tell you I rode to and from work every weekday this month. It has been challenging. I have a 75mi round trip and all of it would be...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,445
Posted By beyondhelp
When I'm not checking the temp of my boat or...

When I'm not checking the temp of my boat or utility trailer tires and hubs, I use it as a remote control for the dog. She will chase that thing all over the place.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By beyondhelp
This is basically what I did when reaffixing the...

This is basically what I did when reaffixing the nearly unobtanium rear seat cowl on my '91 VFR. I used button headed bolts and a T shaped metal bracket from the hardware store to bolt on and act as...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,268
Posted By beyondhelp
Careful with oven cleaner around anodized...

Careful with oven cleaner around anodized aluminum. It will discolor or even remove the anodizing.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,967
Posted By beyondhelp
I have the same issue with my boat. I run helmet...

I have the same issue with my boat. I run helmet speakers and a $9 mp3 player on my bike, but it's not ideal.


On my boat I'm considering this, sells for like 100 on amazon etc...
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-26-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 558,256
Posted By beyondhelp
Wow! That's one way to get rid of crabs... :rofl

Wow! That's one way to get rid of crabs... :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-20-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 558,256
Posted By beyondhelp
I agree.... Get well Dad!

I agree.... Get well Dad!
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By beyondhelp
Looks great but the corners look like they might...

Looks great but the corners look like they might be hard on your toes or ankles. I like those rollers, gives me a few ideas too.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-20-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 558,256
Posted By beyondhelp
From my first trip to the scrub in '06 ...

From my first trip to the scrub in '06

http://beyondhelp.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Advrider-Ribtoberfest-2006/P1010012/104776098_JRVD7-L.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-20-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 558,256
Posted By beyondhelp
I'm severely lacking in the mountain bike dept. I...

I'm severely lacking in the mountain bike dept. I have a Specialized hard rock hardtail my brother built me. We have both worked in the bike industry but he still does. I have a really old Bianchi ht...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-18-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 558,256
Posted By beyondhelp
Thanks! After several years of dealing with...

Thanks!

After several years of dealing with the pain I'm finally getting both hands fixed.

When I'm healed it's back on the dirtbike, mountain bike and hopefully headed down your way for some...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-16-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7,520
Views: 558,256
Posted By beyondhelp
That's a great recommendation to anyone, Santos...

That's a great recommendation to anyone, Santos was fun. I wish I wasn't so far away or I'd be there regularly. Nothing like it around here and the carpal tunnel problems kicked me off the mountain...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By beyondhelp
My Ninja 500 would drop a cylinder when cold....

My Ninja 500 would drop a cylinder when cold. Made it tough to start. Once it was running it was ok.

My fix was to replace the spark plug wire between the boot and the coil. Runs like a champ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By beyondhelp
My 96 Ninja 500 had issues with the kickstand...

My 96 Ninja 500 had issues with the kickstand switch and the clutch switch. I cant remember all the symptoms cause it has been a while but I know it wouldn't run when I let the clutch out so I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-25-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,563
Posted By beyondhelp
Passed through here quickly, cooled the garage...

Passed through here quickly, cooled the garage off nicely while I was changing tires. Hope it's done so I can ride to work tomorrow. Can't afford to be wet for the company meeting.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-25-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 457,379
Posted By beyondhelp
Ok so can anyone tell me a bit more about...

Ok so can anyone tell me a bit more about Corbett? I have been there camping and was always under the impression that it was a no-go for bikes. Are you staying on the main grade when riding there or...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-20-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 457,379
Posted By beyondhelp
I'm willing to try. :D

I'm willing to try. :D
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By beyondhelp
I'm in the same situation, IT Guy ride to work...

I'm in the same situation, IT Guy ride to work 90% of the time in Florida. I was given a handful of golf style shirts and I'm happy with them so far. They don't seem to wrinkle too badly, they look...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-20-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 457,379
Posted By beyondhelp
I need to get something other than a Ninja 500 or...

I need to get something other than a Ninja 500 or a tag on my WR so I can join y'all. Looks like it was fun.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-09-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 131,017
Posted By beyondhelp
Thanks DualSportDad! If I end up going that...

Thanks DualSportDad! If I end up going that route, I'll let you know.


On another note, I have a pair of FirstGear textile / mesh pants cluttering up my closet. I figured I'd offer them here...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 131,017
Posted By beyondhelp
If you're successful, I'd love to hear about it....

If you're successful, I'd love to hear about it. I've got a wr426 and I'd love to have a tag on it (legally ish) It works so well in Ocala but I hate looking over my shoulder the whole time...
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