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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
I so picked the wrong month to ride Colorado. ...

I so picked the wrong month to ride Colorado.

Hope you're having fun out there Lilolita, the riding out there is way different from what we have here.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
That doesn't look like any part of Rhody that...

That doesn't look like any part of Rhody that I've been to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By Twilight Error
All of it. Empty the shelf at your favorite...

All of it.

Empty the shelf at your favorite auto parts store, take it all with you.


Serious answer: I wouldn't take any.

If your bike is losing multiple liters over 1,200 miles, that bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Twilight Error
The SKF bearing is the best you're going to get...

The SKF bearing is the best you're going to get for any reasonable price. I recall a discussion somewhere about a tapered roller bearing that would fit, but it was outrageously expensive at near $1k.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Twilight Error
Snow tires and some practice in an empty unplowed...

Snow tires and some practice in an empty unplowed parking lot during the first storm.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
Small bike ride: Please form an orderly line to...

Small bike ride: Please form an orderly line to the left and proceed to the SBCoR thread.
Big bike ride: You may flop over in any inconvenient location, someone will be along soon to help pick you...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-17-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Twilight Error
You should be able to register your bike in Maine...

You should be able to register your bike in Maine as an ATV, I don't know what the international rate is.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Twilight Error
The brake light is run through the modulator's...

The brake light is run through the modulator's computer. If you disconnect the computer from the valve body, you can simply remove the relay and warning bulbs from the telltale on the dash.

Or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
I don't really care where it starts or goes to, I...

I don't really care where it starts or goes to, I just want to make sure I go to the right starting place this time.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
Meeting again at the Dunk on Rt 3?

Meeting again at the Dunk on Rt 3?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By Twilight Error
If you're on dualsport bikes, the Downeast...

If you're on dualsport bikes, the Downeast Sunrise trail connecting Ellsworth to Calais is quite nice. You'd need a Maine ATV reg to be legal.

I'll second BMWKLR's suggestion of a DeLorme Maine...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
I just took the long way to the DD on 3. ...

I just took the long way to the DD on 3.

I'm not going to mention that I rode past it on my way to the wrong place.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,989
Views: 943,439
Posted By Twilight Error
The New McIntyre Furnace produced 12 tons of Iron...

The New McIntyre Furnace produced 12 tons of Iron every day for two years in the middle of the Adirondack Park until an economic downturn shut it down, never to relight. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Twilight Error
Sliding joint design is complex and has several...

Sliding joint design is complex and has several factors that affect the depth and length of the spline. Don't read too much into the differences between oilhead and airhead splines, this really is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Twilight Error
Ah. Okay, if that's the worst of it, lube it up...

Ah. Okay, if that's the worst of it, lube it up and ride. Keep in mind that you will probably need an input shaft in the future, but you've got time. Now that you have a baseline for the damage,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Twilight Error
The metal in the clutch hub came from somewhere,...

The metal in the clutch hub came from somewhere, and I think that place is the input shaft.

Judging by the rust, it doesn't look like that shaft has been lubed in a while. I think you're in the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
Thanks for waiting anyway, I really don't know...

Thanks for waiting anyway, I really don't know why I had it fixed in my head that the meet was up there. I ended up doing half of a half-hearted loop through Arcadia and just headed home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
Yeesh, I'm like the frickin' hokey pokey - in,...

Yeesh, I'm like the frickin' hokey pokey - in, out, and now back in.

This time for real, I just put the dirt wheels back on, I'll see you guys at the DD @10.

So it turns out I was on time at DD...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Twilight Error
When I took my ride through the southwest two...

When I took my ride through the southwest two months ago, I set up my spot lists with one or two people in each ADV region I was going to be riding through. The Custom message is dedicated to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
Annnnnd I'm out. Sorry guys, have fun out there.

Annnnnd I'm out. Sorry guys, have fun out there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
I think starting down in patchaug and finishing...

I think starting down in patchaug and finishing up by the Mass line could be a lot of fun and a good stretch of the legs.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
It had my attention right until I saw the words...

It had my attention right until I saw the words "not big bike friendly".
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
Iirc, most pcv systems route the ventilation...

Iirc, most pcv systems route the ventilation downstream of the air filter, so a little bit of oil on that side of the intake is normal.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 249,007
Posted By Twilight Error
The Sunday forecast...

Is warm with a 0% chance of being stuck in a steel tube all day.

Anyone else want to ride? Don't really care where, don't really care for how long, I just need to get out of my comfortable rut.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,618
Posted By Twilight Error
Trunions, not pins. You've got the needles...

Trunions, not pins.

You've got the needles part right, so partial credit.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-07-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
There are a lot of good twisty back roads in that...

There are a lot of good twisty back roads in that area, and the paving is so bad on many of them it will be *like* riding in the dirt...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
That sounds like a very fun way to spend a...

That sounds like a very fun way to spend a weekend... I think I need to spend some time with the maps and see what I can come up with for dirt between Burlingame and Hopkinton...

I've got nothing....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
*shudder*

*shudder*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Twilight Error
Unfortunately, rear end/driveshaft failures...

Unfortunately, rear end/driveshaft failures aren't easily fixed on the road.

You can almost rule out the bearings by rocking the wheel like Marki_GSA described, just remember the 1200 final has a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Twilight Error
I have a thread in the Rockies regional section...

I have a thread in the Rockies regional section where I detailed the results of a chain tensioner failure in a bike with 125k on the old style piston and 2500 miles away from home.

Look for Broken...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Twilight Error
Regarding fuel and lodging, Abol Stream...

Regarding fuel and lodging, Abol Stream campground (its private and not in the park) is just a couple miles down the Golden Road. You'd pass a sign stating motorcycles are prohibited, but at dusk...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By Twilight Error
If that commercial was shot with the camera, the...

If that commercial was shot with the camera, the sound engineers *really* need to go back to work on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Twilight Error
There are two limits to braking power - whichever...

There are two limits to braking power - whichever combination of pads/rotors you happen to have, and traction.

A stickier tire will allow you to run a larger rotor and more aggressive pads,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
I'd suggest you can get by with only one lobe of...

I'd suggest you can get by with only one lobe of liver, but I think you need all of what's left...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Twilight Error
I think a lot of the lack of turnout had to do...

I think a lot of the lack of turnout had to do with the weather, the clouds were pretty ugly down on the coast when I left and it rained quite hard for part of the way.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,667
Posted By Twilight Error
Patience, matt, patience. Reentry into the world...

Patience, matt, patience. Reentry into the world from vacation needs to be done gradually. Rushing the reacclimatiization process can lead to serious strains and tears of her thinker.
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,667
Posted By Twilight Error
Good looking ride! The head gasket is...

Good looking ride! The head gasket is disappointing, but nothing like as bad as not having any gear above 2nd.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
I have a feeling the bike was going to be a year...

I have a feeling the bike was going to be a year coming up no matter if she rode it then or now.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 83,563
Posted By Twilight Error
You can't make an adventure without breaking some...

You can't make an adventure without breaking some parts!

Welcome back!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By Twilight Error
Because pulling the transmission is a lot more...

Because pulling the transmission is a lot more work even after the swingarm is off. The first time is pretty daunting, but with practice the full job can be done in a day.
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