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Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,407
Posted By doorman
Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've changed dozens of...

Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've changed dozens of sets of moto tires, trailer tires, car and truck tires, and have never had to warm them up more than room temperature.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-31-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 3,833,971
Posted By doorman
My xt600. Always gets me there. Love it to...

My xt600. Always gets me there.
Love it to death.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/ebb030ea-d57f-479b-9a0c-983a310faecf_zpssfvkhdbh.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,145
Posted By doorman
The early trout season in WI has begun, and the...

The early trout season in WI has begun, and the weather is finally nice enough to get out on the bike.

Loaded and ready
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/DSC_1194_zpswoo9zdiu.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By doorman
I've got a pair of 1430s on my xt600. I like...

I've got a pair of 1430s on my xt600. I like them a lot. Any bigger and the bike would be too awkward I feel. Also, it helps to limit how much junk I carry. The top case is a seahorse. I forget...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,344
Posted By doorman
"When in doubt, throttle out". Best off-road...

"When in doubt, throttle out".

Best off-road advice I ever got
Forum: 2 smokers 02-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
Some progress this week. I cleaned all the air...

Some progress this week. I cleaned all the air cleaner parts and put a new filter in

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/DSC_1158_zps9aisjg5z.jpg

Decided to paint all of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,767
Posted By doorman
Like everyone before me said, with proper...

Like everyone before me said, with proper technique its very doable. I've never had a shop mount moto tires for me, and I've recently started doing my truck tires myself too. Honestly, it takes...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-10-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
It friggin runs!!!! :clap :D Threw...

It friggin runs!!!! :clap :D

Threw everything back on the bike, filled it with fluids, gave it 4 or 5 kicks, and it came to life.

Now we have that out of the way I can start getting it...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
I'd love to bring the bike back to original, but...

I'd love to bring the bike back to original, but I haven't been able to find any of the original decals or other pieces. Plus, I really prefer a more modern look. Thanks for the info though,...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,619
Posted By doorman
Forgot about this thread. Still using mine and...

Forgot about this thread. Still using mine and loving it. Very satisfied!
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
New (used) carb is on the way. Also an axle and...

New (used) carb is on the way. Also an axle and some spacers for my new (used) front wheel.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
I had some free time today, so I recovered the...

I had some free time today, so I recovered the seat.

Off came the ratty purple cover

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/DSC_1137_zpsg1sydmnq.jpg

Foam is in decent shape
...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-31-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
Ladies and gentlemen...we have spark:clap ...

Ladies and gentlemen...we have spark:clap

Also, I haven't done a compression check, but the thumb test was very promising.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-31-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
I spent a little time cleaning up the exhaust...

I spent a little time cleaning up the exhaust today.

No before of the expansion chamber, but here is the after

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/DSC_1128_zpszvlttsoy.jpg
...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-30-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
I do a lot of projects like this for profit on...

I do a lot of projects like this for profit on the side, and I always do well with them. This one, however, is just for my own enjoyment. I know I probably won't benefit financially, but I get a...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
The bearings for the crank weren't locked up. ...

The bearings for the crank weren't locked up. The crank was corroded to the bottom of the case from a little bit of water that got in. All the bearings feel like new. No play in any of them. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,145
Posted By doorman
Sounds like a great trip. Man that fish has some...

Sounds like a great trip. Man that fish has some nice colors!
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,919
Posted By doorman
yz125 resurrection

I've found myself a new project. A 200$ yz125 that hasn't run in years. I thought I would start a thread here to ask questions, and to show my progress to anyone who's interested. Here it is right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 1,417,739
Posted By doorman
The seat cover on my xt was in rough shape, so I...

The seat cover on my xt was in rough shape, so I decided to recover it. While I had the cover off I took the opportunity to reshape and add more support to the awful stock foam. No pictures of the...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,307
Posted By doorman
I'm not an expert by any means, but have done a...

I'm not an expert by any means, but have done a couple motorcycles now, and all I can say is some parts just can't be done with one continuous piece of vinyl. With practice, and the proper...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,844
Posted By doorman
I carry a smith 637 .38 in my hip pocket. It's...

I carry a smith 637 .38 in my hip pocket. It's always there whether on or off the bike. I've always found that the simpler the carry, the more likely I am to carry it. No fuss no muss.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,145
Posted By doorman
Looks like you had a good time. I'd love to hook...

Looks like you had a good time. I'd love to hook into a trout like that one day.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By doorman
The signals are bolted to the plastic fender. I...

The signals are bolted to the plastic fender. I need to move them further up though. The way they are now the right signal is starting to melt from the exhaust.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By doorman
Sunday (fair warning, this is going to be picture...

Sunday (fair warning, this is going to be picture heavy)

It rained a bit during the night, and the bugs were horrible in the morning, so I got out of camp quick. I stopped in drummond for fuel,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By doorman
Weekend TWAT

I've wanted to do the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail for a few years now, and this weekend I finally got the chance. After some planning, preparations, and a late start I left my place in Eau...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,145
Posted By doorman
Wow, looks like you have some great places to...

Wow, looks like you have some great places to fish.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 48,145
Posted By doorman
Lately I've been leaving all of my fishing gear...

Lately I've been leaving all of my fishing gear on the bike in the event I get the itch to do some fishing. After work a few days ago it paid off, and I hit a stream for about 30 minutes on the way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By doorman
I'm thinking I'd like to stay by the brule river....

I'm thinking I'd like to stay by the brule river. I haven't been able to find any information on backcountry camping in the area.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By doorman
Free camping western/northwestern wi

Anyone know of any free camping areas in northwestern or western wi? I'm heading on a weekend trip and need a place to pitch a tent Friday the 11th.

Any recommendations appreciated!
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By doorman
I'm thinking larger washers are a good idea, so I...

I'm thinking larger washers are a good idea, so I will be doing that soon. I thought about some hand knobs, but couldn't find them locally. Might have to buy some sometime.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By doorman
Looks like it in the pictures, but after...

Looks like it in the pictures, but after extensive testing I've concluded it should never be an issue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 1,417,739
Posted By doorman
The bike has 11k miles on it. I just looked over...

The bike has 11k miles on it. I just looked over the valve covers and didn't find any cracks. Is that common on these?
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By doorman
Mounting my pelican 1430 cases

I've wanted more storage for my xt600 since buying it, and I recently bit the bullet and bought two pelican 1430 cases and a seahorse 630 case. I went with the yellow pelicans because they were on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 1,417,739
Posted By doorman
I made some racks for my xt this weekend, and...

I made some racks for my xt this weekend, and mounted some pelican cases up. I went with the yellow cases because they were on sale. I'm really pleased with how it all turned out.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 1,417,739
Posted By doorman
The windscreen is homemade

The windscreen is homemade
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,307
Posted By doorman
Yeah, ebay is where I get my vinyl. It is...

Yeah, ebay is where I get my vinyl. It is easily removed by just peeling it off.
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,619
Posted By doorman
Just an update for anyone interested. The...

Just an update for anyone interested.

The welder is still working great. I have had a ton of practice with it, and can make some acceptable welds now.

Here is my latest project, a rack for...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 471,081
Posted By doorman
I made a rack for the rear of my xt600 out of...

I made a rack for the rear of my xt600 out of some scrap aluminum

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l225/Fretleysix/IMG_1955_zps4cc8cb1d.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 1,417,739
Posted By doorman
I decided to give my xt a makeover while I was...

I decided to give my xt a makeover while I was waiting on some parts. I painted the plastics, and vinyl wrapped the tank.

Before
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,257
Views: 1,417,739
Posted By doorman
I've only owned my xt since this spring, so I...

I've only owned my xt since this spring, so I haven't done any riding in hot weather with it. The past few days it has been around 80f on my commute, and I notice that my legs get hot when riding...
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