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Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Midnightventure
Thanks guys. I will check those sources.

Thanks guys. I will check those sources.
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Midnightventure
Looking for good vacuum line.

I am looking for good vacuum line. On my GMC Sonoma I have had some of the original break. What I bought at O'Reillys to replace it with hasn't lasted very long. Does anybody have any that they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By Midnightventure
I don't hunt but I sure support everybody that...

I don't hunt but I sure support everybody that does. I used to ride the 30 mile rural ride to work up until about late Nov. but in recent years I have started quitting in mid September. The deer...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By Midnightventure
I had an 89 S10 that the 4 wheel drive was iffy...

I had an 89 S10 that the 4 wheel drive was iffy on. Turned out the vacuum reservoir had a big leak and there wasn't enough vacuum available.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 102,115
Views: 19,957,273
Posted By Midnightventure
If you take a small sharp center punch and punch...

If you take a small sharp center punch and punch on the outer part of the screws in the right direction you might get them loose. Light repetitive hits work best.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,914
Posted By Midnightventure
I bought a chain tool (Stockton brand) there on...

I bought a chain tool (Stockton brand) there on sale quite a while ago. I finally used it today and it worked just fine. I have air tools so I just cut the old chain off but the tool worked perfect...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 714,652
Posted By Midnightventure
If you were closer I would think about it. I...

If you were closer I would think about it. I started on a 75 RD250.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,482
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,083
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, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 772,921
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 44,120
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 44,120
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,212
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, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,560
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,540
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, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By Midnightventure
Doc, Is this a Corps of Engineers campground?

Doc,
Is this a Corps of Engineers campground?
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 102,115
Views: 19,957,273
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,694
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,414
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 44,120
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, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,648
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 772,921
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 44,120
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, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
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, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
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, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
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, 05:02 AM
Replies: 102,115
Views: 19,957,273
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
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, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 18,401
Posted By Midnightventure
Coy, Do you have basecamp and City Navigator...

Coy,
Do you have basecamp and City Navigator North America ?
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