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Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By mfp4073
I have an early /6 with /5 switch gear. Just for...

I have an early /6 with /5 switch gear. Just for curiosity sake, can some tell me what the "nail" switch is?
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By mfp4073
Not sure if you are saying that if you remove the...

Not sure if you are saying that if you remove the key and reinsert it, that then you are able to start it. But if so, consider that the problem may be in the ignition switch.
Forum: Face plant 12-22-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
Bike and myself are almost healed completely. ...

Bike and myself are almost healed completely. All I have left is a few scabs on my knees and the bike needs turn signals that are back ordered.

Thanks for the thoughts everyone!
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
new tank arrived today ;) ...

new tank arrived today ;)

https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/q81/s720x720/1506863_919266951424606_8802272708131485582_n.jpg?oh=53fbd6a6c74071feaa6154fc12fc1e5b&oe=55411F86
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
In my "talk" I actually said and explained the...

In my "talk" I actually said and explained the line "there are old riders and bold riders, but there arent old bold riders".
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
I was taken down by some almost invisible gravel...

I was taken down by some almost invisible gravel last week. In the apex of a turn I take 12 times a week. Wasnt going fast...and couldnt see it in the dark...even while standing over it. Its so...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,143
Posted By mfp4073
Aw...sad face. Miss kirsty....she added so much...

Aw...sad face. Miss kirsty....she added so much to the pogues.
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
Its true. To a new rider (and I can remember...

Its true. To a new rider (and I can remember this now that I think about it) the world is a sensory overload. Just the wind across my arms and shirt and helmet were to some level distracting.
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
His bike was a 2004ish 600cc sport bike. Couldnt...

His bike was a 2004ish 600cc sport bike. Couldnt tell you who made it as they all look the same to me. So not huge..but enough to get into trouble with. I dont even know if my 900bmw can get its...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
Progressive just left. The agent went over the...

Progressive just left. The agent went over the bike and first thing we talked about was salvage title. So he worked with me to get as much as possible without that. Important to keep in mind that...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
I was lucky when I started riding street. My...

I was lucky when I started riding street. My registration date on adv is about the same time I climbed on. I have always been cautious in most things I do, but also even more so due to my age now. ...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
Yeah, from what I read there it sounds like the...

Yeah, from what I read there it sounds like the driver pulled out on him. But I have also heard others around work say he was bragging about doing 120 mph on I4 (Interstate 4 isnt safe at 80mph at...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,936
Posted By mfp4073
New rider gone west already.....

Found out today that one of my coworkers was killed on his motorcycle on the way to work thurs. He was 20 and been riding for less than a month. Good kid, hard worker, nice guy. Last sunday, the same...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
In this case, the shortest trip I could take...

In this case, the shortest trip I could take would be to the circle k.....and I would have had to pass the same corner I went down in on the way home!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,143
Posted By mfp4073
LOL.....yall kill me!

LOL.....yall kill me!
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
I have never had to be convinced of it. I have...

I have never had to be convinced of it. I have always been "cautious" in most things I do. I also had a friend killed a few years back at bike week in daytona. He was wearing a 70s style 3/4. ...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
When you look at the statistics that say that you...

When you look at the statistics that say that you are more likely to get in an accident X miles from home, that makes sense, I dont think its a complacency thing, but more of the amount of your total...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
Nope, on the triumph. I would have rather it...

Nope, on the triumph. I would have rather it have been the airhead. The /6 has been through the ringer and is already road worn. The triumph is the newest, lowest mile, nicest vehicle I have ever...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
I just drove up to the corner to look at "the...

I just drove up to the corner to look at "the scene"

I can now see probably what happened. There is some gravel there...looks like someone recently cut the corner and kicked some out onto the...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
You may be right about the "change" in angle from...

You may be right about the "change" in angle from "helmet to no helmet"


I can promise you I was not "hot" in the turn. Its the turn into my neighborhood. I make that turn 10-15 times a week. ...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,463
Posted By mfp4073
Man down.....helmet and boots probably made a huge difference.

Wasnt going fast, just turned off main road to sidestreet and some loose gravel got me. Front end washed out. Initially right foot was under the bike then flopped over onto my right side, impacting...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By mfp4073
Yes, spacer was added so they would clear the key...

Yes, spacer was added so they would clear the key in the front and to stand them off a bit in the rear.

Those do look close
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By mfp4073
awesome! :lol3

awesome! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,143
Posted By mfp4073
as far as im concerned, if tom says it, its...

as far as im concerned, if tom says it, its gospel.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By mfp4073
Help identifying after market cafe turn signals.

Went down tonight. Hit some gravel that was nearly invisible in a turn and front tire washed out. Im a little bumped, bruised, and bloody...but not too bad. Helmet saved the right side of my face,...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
lol,, well if it dont bother you then cool. But...

lol,, well if it dont bother you then cool. But trying to keep the screwdriver in place, while turning at that upsidedown odd angle next to hot exhaust pissed me off bad several times! Having to...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
Yeah, problem is I havent been to the hangars in...

Yeah, problem is I havent been to the hangars in more than a month. Picked up a second day job. My tools are lonely...so lonely.
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
dont hate the player...hate the game! ...

dont hate the player...hate the game!

Installed them today and did my carb balance. Made it easy to lean over the bike and get the driver on the adjustment screw from the top over the jug. Such...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
Heres what I started with. Btw for the haters in...

Heres what I started with. Btw for the haters in the thead...these are probably the least likely thing to go bad on the bike...not like I destroyed unobtainium....and I did buy 2 new screws for the...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
thanks! Im not worried about it. They are so...

thanks! Im not worried about it. They are so hidden that no one could ever see them anyway.
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
Idle set screws for bing carbs. Normally they...

Idle set screws for bing carbs. Normally they are slotted. So while you are adjusting them you are playing next to hot exhaust trying to adjust and keep your eye on the manometer. Slotted...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,299
Posted By mfp4073
They didnt turn out pretty, but how do you feel about these?

Damn things always drive me crazy and decided to do something about it.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x117/mfp4073/bmw/IMAG2599_zpsc821103b.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 225,527
Posted By mfp4073
I was thinking the same thing an almost asked too?

I was thinking the same thing an almost asked too?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,143
Posted By mfp4073
I must be really really fucked up then...cause...

I must be really really fucked up then...cause the girl was there....and the bike was there...but I was thinking about actual practicality of being able to ride into and out of your apt/loft on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 225,527
Posted By mfp4073
lol, one of the best pieces of advice I have...

lol, one of the best pieces of advice I have taken away from this forum was something like this

"when it comes to deciding to hit or avoid animals, the rule is if you can eat it all in one sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 225,527
Posted By mfp4073
To sidetrack, I would love to see a pic of that...

To sidetrack, I would love to see a pic of that bike!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,143
Posted By mfp4073
Looks like bill paxton in near dark

Looks like bill paxton in near dark
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,143
Posted By mfp4073
https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608018797938609248...

https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608018797938609248&pid=15.1&P=0
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 225,527
Posted By mfp4073
FML, /thread closed. there is NOTHING more to...

FML, /thread closed. there is NOTHING more to post after that......
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,694
Posted By mfp4073
May i suggest something simple and easy to test...

May i suggest something simple and easy to test and point you in the right direction.

Clear fuel filters. Cheap, simple to install. Next time you experience this problem, look down to see if the...
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