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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,390
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Hopkins guy here. Yeah... don't move to Hopkins....

Hopkins guy here. Yeah... don't move to Hopkins. I cannot wait to bail out and move back to Houghton to finish with school. Eden Prairie has some nice neighborhoods. Flipped a house with my dad...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Boy that's a tough one. Last fall I drove a '79...

Boy that's a tough one. Last fall I drove a '79 Toyota pickup from Fairbanks to Minneapolis. I took the Alcan for a ways and then took secondary roads from Jasper onwards. Took 6 days to do the trip....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Yeah, it is the only real way to do it in my...

Yeah, it is the only real way to do it in my opinion. I have gone this route with snowmobile tanks a couple of times. But it is easy to hide on something like that. To really clean out a motorcycle...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,238
Posted By FistFullofDirt
While I've made my share of silly mistakes, here...

While I've made my share of silly mistakes, here is one that really sticks in my mind.


Once a few friends came over to my shop to wrench on bikes and shoot the breeze. I opened up a beer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Well boys, I said screw it and gave it a try....

Well boys, I said screw it and gave it a try. Worked OK, couldn't find a better nozzle to stick in the tank however. So I was really only able to get the upper sides of the tank and not the bottom...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,874
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Looks like you have a good project on your hands!...

Looks like you have a good project on your hands! You will have fun, don't get discouraged with any hangups that you may have getting the bike going.

A word of caution on stainless hardware. It...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Hmmm all good ideas. Maybe I'll make some type of...

Hmmm all good ideas. Maybe I'll make some type of 'Tilt table' to rock a tank back and forth with rocks in it. The tank in question looks like maybe it had some type of coating at one time.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,987
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Sandblasting inside of tank?

Howdy everyone in internet land,

I am working on a Yamaha JT-1 right now and the inside of the tank is sludgy/ rusty. In the past I have used gravel or nuts and bolts sloshed around to clear crap...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Very cool! I love pre WW1 bikes, but photos and...

Very cool! I love pre WW1 bikes, but photos and oil stains are about all I can afford if you know what I mean.
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Anyone taking the Ferry May 17th?

I'm hopping on the ferry at Bellingham May 17th, anyone going to be joining me?
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By FistFullofDirt
No don't mind at all, it is going to be peatland...

No don't mind at all, it is going to be peatland research. The university has had a program there since the 80s that I will be working on. Getting sent there from Michigan Tech/Forest service. Right...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Hmm that is a good point maybe I should go West...

Hmm that is a good point maybe I should go West in the states for a while and then North.

Is the Alcan kind of the not cool route? My boss has driven up there many times and said that some roads...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Where to start?

So. I applied for a summer job in Fairbanks Alaska for ten weeks, and I just got it. (!!!!!!!!!!)

This of course means that I now have to figure out how to get there on my motorcycle. The only...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,732
Posted By FistFullofDirt
I am using these right now... ...

I am using these right now...
http://shop.hammarhead.com/products/hammarhead-vmx-gloves


...and really like them. They were nicer in the summer than now however, it is starting to get cold...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,690
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Have had a set of Darien jacket and pants for all...

Have had a set of Darien jacket and pants for all summer now, and I would say that they work well. I would argue that the jacket is pretty ugly, but it is waterproof and has lots of good pockets. It...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,819
Posted By FistFullofDirt
I was thinking about that crack on the engine...

I was thinking about that crack on the engine mount. When I was a kid one of the engine mounts on our mini enduro broke off, and after it was welded back up my dad put softer bolts on the mounts. The...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By FistFullofDirt
British Customs High header kit

Howdy folks, just wondering if anyone is running or has run a set of british customs high headers on their triumph. I was thinking about adding them to my bike (scrambler), but figured opinions...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,850
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Well 1300 seems a little steep, but the prices on...

Well 1300 seems a little steep, but the prices on these 70s Honda machines have gone through the roof. If the muffler is still in good shape that could be a huge selling point. Not easy to find, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 537,592
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Thank you much DoubleBit!

Thank you much DoubleBit!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 537,592
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Tire size -xl 175

Sorry to interupt a good build thread here, just a quick question

Looking for new tires for a 74 xl 175, and I think / what I have found out is that the front should be a 2.75 x 21, and the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Thanks for the advice, I have been seeing tons of...

Thanks for the advice, I have been seeing tons of brands out there and wasn't sure which way to go.

That TS185 is a pretty fun bike!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Rear shock replacement?

Hey folks, just wondering if any of you could shed some light on an idea of mine.

I have a 74 Honda xl 175 that I have been planning on doing some trail riding on this summer, and I would like to...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 37,707
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Awww sad that it got left out to rust. Hope to...

Awww sad that it got left out to rust. Hope to see it on the road again soon!:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,092
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Holy Crap! and a Cell phone-rib cracker? I am now...

Holy Crap! and a Cell phone-rib cracker? I am now starting to check my pockets before heading out!
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,092
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Anyone ever get stabbed by stuff in pockets?

So I was adjusting my chain the other day and at some point I put a wrench in my back pocket and forgot about it. Later on I sat down and that wrench tore a hole right through my jeans. Damn.

It...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Thanks for the help on this one guys, I could...

Thanks for the help on this one guys, I could always exchange the jacket if it didn't fit, but that is kind of a hassle here at school. I think I might go with the medium in Don't-Hit-Me Yellow.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Question Olympia AST 2 Size question

Well after much deliberation I think that I have decided on the Olympia AST 2 jacket, and I was looking for a little advice on the sizing.
I have read that the Medium is for the 5'3'' to 5'10'' and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By FistFullofDirt
That is awesome in one way, and really sucks in...

That is awesome in one way, and really sucks in another.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 32,120
Posted By FistFullofDirt
I live in Houghton now that I go to Tech, looking...

I live in Houghton now that I go to Tech, looking forward to riding here this summer!
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Yeah, that 175 rig is what I had in mind. ...

Yeah, that 175 rig is what I had in mind.

I'm not quite sure what that swing axle is... I'll investigate further and see if it is simple to build.

It looks like I'm going to have to go dig...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Homebuilt help

This summer I am thinking about building myself a sidecar, to make my motorcycle more usefull around town and.... who am I kidding, I've got a list of girls a mile long that would love a ride.:deal ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By FistFullofDirt
I like this X class deal, seems like something...

I like this X class deal, seems like something that I could do without looking to foolish.
And only $10!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By FistFullofDirt
I'm interested in the vintage classes because the...

I'm interested in the vintage classes because the the bike I'm riding is an '82 XR200. I guess any race would do, but I think it would be more fun to see some of the older stuff.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Vintage racing in MN

Hello everybody out there in ADV land,
I'm looking to get into some vintage racing this summer in MN, so I'm throwing out a line to see if anybody else does this. Something like cross country or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Question XR 200 kickstarter repair

I have an '82 XR 200 with a broken kickstarter, and I'm wondering what kind of job it is to repair. It still works I would say 3/4 of the way around, then sometimes it "slips" at the top of a kick...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By FistFullofDirt
Question XR 200 doesn't run worth a sack of... whatever isn't worth much

... Like the US dollar, for instance
Anyways, got a '82 XR 200. The problem is that when you try and turn the idle down to a reasonable rpm, the thing just stalls. I'm thinking that maybe it has sat...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By FistFullofDirt
O'neal Typhoon Enduro jacket

The O'neal Typhoon enduro jacket
I searched this a little bit on ADV, didn't see anything so I'll start one off.


Does anybody have one of these? I think I would like to see one in person, it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By FistFullofDirt
If you can find somebody that could tell you how...

If you can find somebody that could tell you how big the carb should be, you might be able to source a Mikuni one instead of stock. My XL 175 has a mikuni instead of the honda one, and it runs just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By FistFullofDirt
I don't know what all the 210cc kit has going for...

I don't know what all the 210cc kit has going for it. I *think* I read that you take the motor apart, let it sit on the workbench for 5 years and when you put it back together it feels like you have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By FistFullofDirt
well... that sort of isn't the stock pipe... Not...

well... that sort of isn't the stock pipe... Not sure what it is supposed to be on, but my dad found it on ebay for me after I bought it. The bottom was rusted out so I welded that back up, and made...
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