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Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By rufusswan
I went thru my starter 5 or 6 years ago that had...

I went thru my starter 5 or 6 years ago that had an occasional reluctance to "catch". The brushes were ok and it spun like a dervish when hot wired. So I took apart the solenoid itseld.
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Forum: Americas 07-16-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By rufusswan
You can head to the Ozarks via Memphis or farther...

You can head to the Ozarks via Memphis or farther north in MO around Paducah - Cape Girardeau. If you enter in MO the head to West Plains. From there it is your option getting into Ark. Strait...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By rufusswan
Agreed. Head south on small two-lanes. Stay...

Agreed.

Head south on small two-lanes. Stay west of West Plains and east of Ft. Leonardwood. Then take 76 west to Ava. From there you can go 125 across the ferry into Ark or head east into...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,704
Posted By rufusswan
If you are in the neighborhoods described by the...

If you are in the neighborhoods described by the previous poster then you will, but shouldn't pass by http://www.crosstownbarbecue.com/ in Springfield, Mo. Right off Route 66. Been the same great...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,597
Posted By rufusswan
Yes, much of the old road is gone or just runs as...

Yes, much of the old road is gone or just runs as a 'right of way' a few hundred feet away, but 66 is an idea as much as an actual road. There are tons of little places to see if you do some...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By rufusswan
"Ouachita Mtns ('Washitaw' is how I heard it's...

"Ouachita Mtns ('Washitaw' is how I heard it's supposed to be"

That is the correct pronounciation. You can enter the Ozarks on the river north of Memphis then east thru the bottom of MO and...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By rufusswan
I always carry a wine bota for liquids and a...

I always carry a wine bota for liquids and a child's lunch kit for daily food. Those things are collapsible coolers to make an evening enjoyable.
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By rufusswan
Like you, I use old tubes for tons of different...

Like you, I use old tubes for tons of different things, one of which was to replace the gasket on my /5 tank. Three years use with no decay for exposure to gas. I'm not saying it is a 20 yr. fix...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,171
Posted By rufusswan
No need to use vinegar or Pha if you are using...

No need to use vinegar or Pha if you are using stuff to scrub the inside, water and dish soap work just as well.

Pha (phosphoric) will kill rust but does not necessarily make it go away or...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By rufusswan
For that kind of money the thing should be...

For that kind of money the thing should be cherry, otherwise that is a rip off price.

It may be kinda rare, but that don't make it 'special'. It is just a CB with different bars, tank, and a very...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,171
Posted By rufusswan
Yes. Your tank sounds about like mine was. :D ...

Yes. Your tank sounds about like mine was. :D

Remove the petcocks and take it outside. Rinse it with a garden hose until crap stops coming out. There may be so much crap it clogs the petcock...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,171
Posted By rufusswan
DO NOT use CLR unless you can prove that it...

DO NOT use CLR unless you can prove that it doesn't harm things. Use pinesol or regular vinegar as a first a first pass. Phosphoric Acid is also safe, I buy 'deck cleaner' at Home Depot
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 214,236
Posted By rufusswan
I don't usually speak with ill respute of the...

I don't usually speak with ill respute of the local populace, but folks have never needed or used meth in the past as a requirement for being ass-hats. Just saying' :D
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By rufusswan
Justus, the machine 'head' that does the sewing...

Justus, the machine 'head' that does the sewing in a treadle just sits in there like every other machine in the world :1drink A treadle is the stand, and simply allows the user to turn the head...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By rufusswan
You might find a Sailrite machine, but an old...

You might find a Sailrite machine, but an old treadle machine used by generations of seamstresses will sew canvas and leather. 'Course it takes a bit of skill to sew as well as those bags appear to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 214,236
Posted By rufusswan
The CL listing reads: 1957 Montomery Ward...

The CL listing reads:

1957 Montomery Ward Scooter - $15

The add has no pics but the text is:

"Hello, I have a 1957 Montgomery ward scooter with 6,000 ORIGINAL MILES it's sit it the shed...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By rufusswan
Pick a spot in the geo-center of the country, and...

Pick a spot in the geo-center of the country, and schedule 4 days to have a "meet up".

That allows travel time there and back for everyone, and since the geo-center of the USA is close enough to...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,917
Posted By rufusswan
You just need tires, soft bags, and my period...

You just need tires, soft bags, and my period correct rack for that bike. PM if your interested.
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By rufusswan
There are several dialects of Am English which...

There are several dialects of Am English which will take some getting used to as well as the speed of talking. You might study a bit of regional Am. slang.

As an american I find New Orleans and...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,901
Posted By rufusswan
If you are going to use wood, then treat it (once...

If you are going to use wood, then treat it (once sanded and drilled for attachment holes) with pure tung oil. Do not use any of the modern things called tung oil finishes. You may use a thinner...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By rufusswan
For all those itty-bitty pieces like nuts, bolts,...

For all those itty-bitty pieces like nuts, bolts, washers, etc. A 1$ jar of women's finger nail 'hardner'. It's just a clear coat in a jar, brush is in the lid. You can touch up without removing...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By rufusswan
Try Hondatwins.net they'll get you to specific...

Try Hondatwins.net they'll get you to specific instructions.
Forum: Americas 09-28-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By rufusswan
It's a hidden gem. From there take 76-65 south...

It's a hidden gem. From there take 76-65 south a few miles then east on 86. A nice ride south of the White River lake system to 23 south where it puts you in Eureka Springs, the little Switzerland...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By rufusswan
While 160 MO is a fine route, around here it's a...

While 160 MO is a fine route, around here it's a big road. You can east/west in SoMo if you take 76 in Willow Springs and take a beautiful old road with little traffic. It joins 160 about 5 minutes...
Forum: Americas 09-27-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By rufusswan
http://www.cruisetheozarks.com/ The correct...

http://www.cruisetheozarks.com/

The correct address works so much better :D
Forum: Americas 09-23-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,285
Posted By rufusswan
Actually that is a decent westerly route thru AR...

Actually that is a decent westerly route thru AR if you want to avoid the slab. East of Hot Springs it is mostly bayou/rice land, but 270 goes thru the lovely Ouacita mountains.
Forum: Americas 09-20-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,285
Posted By rufusswan
If you go Little Rock to OKC then you will have...

If you go Little Rock to OKC then you will have avoided the respite from all the surrounding flat land in the center of the country, or the Ozark Mountains.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By rufusswan
Put an add for a project in CL. I did it, and...

Put an add for a project in CL. I did it, and within a week I drug/dragged home a complete Honda CL200 for $200. Plenty of stuff you can find if you don't wait for it to be dropped in your lap.
Forum: Americas 09-04-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By rufusswan
Per Jamie's comments, you could consider doing a...

Per Jamie's comments, you could consider doing a big figure 8 around the country instead of a loop around the edge. That would at least get you into the Ozark's Mountains at least once!
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,079
Posted By rufusswan
In some states that is how the various...

In some states that is how the various endorsements to your standard Drivers License are referred. I am also endorsed for 'glasses required' and 'you can you can use any body parts deemed ok' after...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By rufusswan
You are essentially out of the mountain riding,...

You are essentially out of the mountain riding, you would have to go north thru Heber Springs or into MO for much else.

I'd say just backroad your way straight east thru rural Ark and cross the...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By rufusswan
Jamie is correct. I know someone who drives...

Jamie is correct. I know someone who drives Boulder to Branson. Totally idiotic since you still spend the next day 'recovering'.

Makes more sense to take a southern route then spend the second...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By rufusswan
You will enjoy riding the Talimena as well as...

You will enjoy riding the Talimena as well as other roads in the Ozark Mountains which is not quite the same as the larger "Ozarks Region".

If I could give some advice, the good stuff is easier...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By rufusswan
Dissimular weight distribution I would think, and...

Dissimular weight distribution I would think, and although 'tractorish' they do love to rev.
Forum: Americas 08-14-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By rufusswan
If you've done any research on this, then you...

If you've done any research on this, then you know everyone starts by carrying too much of everything. You don't need any more than two changes of clothes plus what you are wearing. There are...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By rufusswan
How 'bout using pressure in a different way? ...

How 'bout using pressure in a different way?

Put say 1/2 cup Blaster/vinegar/phosphoric in the cylinder then screwing in an air fitting instead of a plug. 100 or so lbs. of pressure 'pushing'...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,696
Posted By rufusswan
You may be correct in your math and thinking, but...

You may be correct in your math and thinking, but jeez if you can't whack it loose with hillbilly engineering (2x4 and big hammer) I think that I want to be way back from the garage when you apply...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By rufusswan
Very true. I usually wash two or three days be...

Very true. I usually wash two or three days be departure. During or after cleaning you may see things you didn't see.

For the same reason, I pack/prepare to leave two days before departure. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-17-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By rufusswan
Chances are you will not reach your goal as...

Chances are you will not reach your goal as stated, i.e. up to the minute, ultra rich, on the go ..... at the same time that you attempt to enjoy the trip.

You can get a gps 'spotter' and folk...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By rufusswan
I'd be suspicious of a speedo cable shorting out...

I'd be suspicious of a speedo cable shorting out although I had weird problems with mine leaving Indian Point late in 89. While watching the needle 'wobble' at the low speed of 20ish I began to feel...
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