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Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Midnightventure
The Japanese have been cheating on their speedos...

The Japanese have been cheating on their speedos for a long time. I had a 81 650 Maxim that was accurate but every Japanese bike I have had since then was off by about 6mph at 70.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Midnightventure
When I went to China I had to state when I was...

When I went to China I had to state when I was planning to leave and I made sure I left that day. The Chinese people made me feel welcome but I never made any statements like you did.
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Midnightventure
I would go to new tools with Lithium Ion. I...

I would go to new tools with Lithium Ion. I really like my Bosch drill and driver. Also Ryobis 18v Lithiums work in their old Nicad tools so I have a mix of those that I also like. The Lithiums are...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Midnightventure
No wonder California was just voted the state...

No wonder California was just voted the state most people would like to boot out of the union.
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,580
Posted By Midnightventure
I was involved in an accident about 9 years ago...

I was involved in an accident about 9 years ago that did about 10000 dollars worth of damage to my bike. My insurance took care of making sure my bike got fixed and then collected from the other...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8,210
Views: 754,472
Posted By Midnightventure
Coy, did you get a KLR 650? If you did we can do...

Coy, did you get a KLR 650? If you did we can do some curvy paved road riding.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 40,071
Posted By Midnightventure
I was riding my big bike today and met a dual...

I was riding my big bike today and met a dual sport on Hwy 17 going towards Iberia. Anybody from here?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 40,071
Posted By Midnightventure
That is a pretty big prize with no entry fee.

That is a pretty big prize with no entry fee.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,794
Posted By Midnightventure
Don't be afraid to apply solder to the tip. Once...

Don't be afraid to apply solder to the tip. Once it is wet it will transfer heat to the wire better. And as other people have said clean the wire and use a rosin flux. Not an acid flux because it...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,395
Posted By Midnightventure
tire change station

Here is what I use.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frv891YbHgg&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,985
Posted By Midnightventure
I saw that for the few thousand miles that I had...

I saw that for the few thousand miles that I had knobbies on my DR650. Didn't have it before and haven't had it since.
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Midnightventure
I have a vacuum pump and the solder wick. I think...

I have a vacuum pump and the solder wick. I think the wick works easier.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-31-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By Midnightventure
Doc, Is this a Corps of Engineers campground?

Doc,
Is this a Corps of Engineers campground?
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,137,553
Posted By Midnightventure
I haven't screwed the cap back on a DR but I have...

I haven't screwed the cap back on a DR but I have my Venture. I had it up in the air so the forks would be extended with my weight on the floorboards and still struggled with it. Try to at least get...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Midnightventure
I am assuming the black on the light is ground....

I am assuming the black on the light is ground. Hook the green original wire to the blue from the switch. Then hook the red from the switch to the red on the light. Hook the brown to the black/white....
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,496
Posted By Midnightventure
I get sick of reading people telling other people...

I get sick of reading people telling other people that their accident was preventable. When there is time and the amount of time is highly dependent upon the reactions of the person involved then...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Midnightventure
Osage Beach is a fairly spread out small city.

Osage Beach is a fairly spread out small city.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,998
Posted By Midnightventure
I made one with a 14" car wheel. 2x2 tubing...

I made one with a 14" car wheel. 2x2 tubing welded across the bottom with 4 holes in it. Homemade plates in the big vise with 4 pins to match the holes in the tubing. Air cylinder mounted to the...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,217
Posted By Midnightventure
I just used a pair today putting in a water...

I just used a pair today putting in a water heater for my wife's cousin. They were easy and didn't leak. I was half expecting them to blow off and spray water all over. The directions say to mark...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 40,071
Posted By Midnightventure
Some of those areas that are so far off the...

Some of those areas that are so far off the beaten path you have to worry that if something bad happens the deer hunters will find your body in the fall.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,545
Posted By Midnightventure
I bought my Trans Am from an FBI agent. He...

I bought my Trans Am from an FBI agent. He insisted on cash. Unless I know somebody pretty well I would do the same.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8,210
Views: 754,472
Posted By Midnightventure
Big difference between a Bobcat and a Mountain...

Big difference between a Bobcat and a Mountain Lion. That would be neat to see. Might make me a little nervous with a mountain lion that close though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 40,071
Posted By Midnightventure
I camped at Paddy Creek years ago. It is kind of...

I camped at Paddy Creek years ago. It is kind of a horse lovers camp. Horse trails in the area. Real close to the Big Piney and not far from the Gasconade too. Nice little primitive campground.
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Midnightventure
My steel trailer is anodized. Your aluminum...

My steel trailer is anodized. Your aluminum trailer might be too.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Midnightventure
I have been running them on my DR650 for a while...

I have been running them on my DR650 for a while and I haven't noticed anything like that.
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Midnightventure
Just north of a little town called Capulin (east...

Just north of a little town called Capulin (east of Raton) is an extinct volcano that you can ride to the top of. Kind of on the way from OKC. Then just west of Taos on hwy 64 is a bridge over the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Midnightventure
The gauge of the wire going to the device...

The gauge of the wire going to the device determines what amperage it can carry. Then you fuse it so that the fuse will blow before the wire heats up. I have a little black book with every thing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Midnightventure
I know a couple of years ago the Adventure store...

I know a couple of years ago the Adventure store in Eureka Springs was renting DR650s because I broke a brake line just outside of Eureka Springs and he sold me one that he was going to put on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 99,804
Views: 19,137,553
Posted By Midnightventure
I took my carb off and cleaned it yesterday....

I took my carb off and cleaned it yesterday. While I had it off I removed the screws that hold the throttle cable bracket on. They had been messed up since I got the bike and being unable to remove...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Midnightventure
I once had one of those cheap fuses cause...

I once had one of those cheap fuses cause intermittent problems until I realized what was going on. The legs were a little bit smaller and weren't contacting well all the time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Midnightventure
Take a look at this thread. I rode several of...

Take a look at this thread. I rode several of these on my only SBR ride. Thought I was doing pretty good until I lost a lense from my glasses because it was so rough. I didn't realise what I had done...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By Midnightventure
This is right. More amperage than needed is fine....

This is right. More amperage than needed is fine. Less than what is called for is not.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 17,653
Posted By Midnightventure
Coy, Do you have basecamp and City Navigator...

Coy,
Do you have basecamp and City Navigator North America ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Midnightventure
All though I think those pictures of the plains...

All though I think those pictures of the plains are pretty my natural pull is toward the hills and mountains. Here were I live is the transition point. South is hills and north is prairie. 90% of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Midnightventure
If you are going to ride that far through the...

If you are going to ride that far through the basically boring plains you really should go a little farther ( OK a lot farther, lots of distance in the west) and see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Midnightventure
I just noticed you are going through Raton N.M....

I just noticed you are going through Raton N.M. Just east of Raton is Mt. Capulin which is an extinct volcano that you can ride to the top of. Worth the side trip. Narrow road with a short rock wall...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Midnightventure
The temps will probably be in the 90s. In MO the...

The temps will probably be in the 90s. In MO the humidity will be high. In Kansas,Texas and OK the wind will be blowing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,210
Views: 754,472
Posted By Midnightventure
I was at Devils Well and slipped climbing those...

I was at Devils Well and slipped climbing those steel stairs. Glad I still had my Aerostich on.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,210
Views: 754,472
Posted By Midnightventure
I am sitting here thinking about a ride my wife...

I am sitting here thinking about a ride my wife and I did a few years ago. We ate at Lamberts and stayed in Ozark. The next day we ended up at Hodgsons at lunchtime. I had my cold chicken left over...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,210
Views: 754,472
Posted By Midnightventure
In southern MO there are quite a few mills and...

In southern MO there are quite a few mills and big springs. A person could map a route to visit several of them and have one heck of a ride at the same time.
Hahatonka
Tunnel Dam on the Niangua...
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