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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By Bikenstitches
In!

In!
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,551
Posted By Bikenstitches
Close, but I think that the OEM stuff is...

Close, but I think that the OEM stuff is stainless, not plated. I know it's sacrilegious, but I've been using s/s phillips head screws due to wide availability and reasonable cost.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 68,908
Posted By Bikenstitches
First bike- 1968 T500 in 1977 ...

First bike- 1968 T500 in 1977
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/scan0008.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TommyTractor/media/scan0008.jpg.html)
first pic of me on my 1972...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
It's 15F here; a car day but still can meet.. ...

It's 15F here; a car day but still can meet..

Yume- I don't know what you look like, but here's me sans collar
http://youtu.be/fMBTR09deUc?list=UU8sTnKG9zrFTzlFaR72g2ew
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
This works.. see you there

This works.. see you there
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Bikenstitches
I use these on my 650 Dakar and 800 Tiger, but...

I use these on my 650 Dakar and 800 Tiger, but did some modifications to make room for my thumb to reach the turn signal switch. Both bikes have stock guards(not barkbusters)...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By Bikenstitches
Thanks for your perspective. A pal had an EXC500...

Thanks for your perspective. A pal had an EXC500 for a few short months and sold it because it was too much to handle. There are a lot of tight and rocky trails in my neck of the woods, leading me to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By Bikenstitches
I just put a deposit on an FE350S, but still not...

I just put a deposit on an FE350S, but still not sure if I should be going with the 501 instead...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,217
Posted By Bikenstitches
Yea - Town Fair Tire in Norwich fixed me up...

Yea - Town Fair Tire in Norwich fixed me up quick; I just removed the other wheel before it suffers a similar fate!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,455
Posted By Bikenstitches
:clap Congrats! :rilla

:clap Congrats! :rilla
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,217
Posted By Bikenstitches
Lil- that looks like the saw shop on 44 in...

Lil- that looks like the saw shop on 44 in Ashford if I'm not mistooken. And I've completed the repair on your well-worn Helds.

Thanks Keith, Trisha and fambly for the hospitality. And while most...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,217
Posted By Bikenstitches
The wasabi punkin seeds came out soooo good,...

The wasabi punkin seeds came out soooo good, thanks to some last minute additions by my lovely wife. Also picked up several pounds of slab bacon from the butcher to add to the break-feast.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 451,377
Posted By Bikenstitches
I adopted the SMIDSY weave about a year ago after...

I adopted the SMIDSY weave about a year ago after seeing someone else doing it, and it is very effective for improving your 'presence' and alerting other motorists that you are approaching, and that...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,333
Posted By Bikenstitches
Thanks-I got it to run by doing just that,...

Thanks-I got it to run by doing just that, including holding some throttle on. The CE light is now lit and need to decide if its safe to ride to the dealer, or trailer it. I did buy the dealertool,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-28-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,217
Posted By Bikenstitches
I'll make you a good deal on my 650 Dakar :evil

I'll make you a good deal on my 650 Dakar :evil
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,333
Posted By Bikenstitches
Of course today is going to be an awesome day to...

Of course today is going to be an awesome day to ride(like most days this time of year)
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,333
Posted By Bikenstitches
first problem ever

Well, I'm having my first problem after 1-1/2 years of owning my '12 XC since new. All geared up for my morning commute this AM, and the motor turns over but no start. It sounds like lack of fuel. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 105,567
Posted By Bikenstitches
Uh, that's a sap collection system on the sugar...

Uh, that's a sap collection system on the sugar maples to make maple syrup
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-23-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,217
Posted By Bikenstitches
Got more shelled pumpkin seeds to roast for this...

Got more shelled pumpkin seeds to roast for this year's event. How's pepitas wasabi sound?:pot
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 105,567
Posted By Bikenstitches
Nice report on your blog Jerry. Glad I baled...

Nice report on your blog Jerry. Glad I baled after lunch at TT. It's an hour ride from there, and I was totally hypothermic by the time I got home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bikenstitches
Well then there were two BMW 650s that...

Well then there were two BMW 650s that crashed:deal; want to buy my Dakar?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9,806
Views: 1,990,650
Posted By Bikenstitches
The Stebel is easy to split into two pieces; put...

The Stebel is easy to split into two pieces; put the compressor out of the elements, run tubing to the horn up front

Horn has a hole that will take a 1/8 npt tap-...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9,806
Views: 1,990,650
Posted By Bikenstitches
^^:nod

^^:nod
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 105,567
Posted By Bikenstitches
I'll see you there-

I'll see you there-
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,249
Posted By Bikenstitches
Or that they have a rubber final belt drive

Or that they have a rubber final belt drive
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,333
Posted By Bikenstitches
+2 :ear

+2 :ear
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,060
Posted By Bikenstitches
I've repaired worn out palms and track-damaged...

I've repaired worn out palms and track-damaged gloves with my machine; some come out prettier than others, but functional.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v193/TommyTractor/1029121258a.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
Yea- I grew up in Bergen Cty, Lavallette in...

Yea- I grew up in Bergen Cty, Lavallette in summer. W. Hartford is a good match if you're used to everything being close by, late night diners, etc. I left for the sticks, where nothing is less than...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
Yea- if you have to work in Hartford, minimizing...

Yea- if you have to work in Hartford, minimizing the commute distance is a time saver, and staying west of the river is that much better. Where in NJ are you from?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
Is your goal to live near ride-able woods?

Is your goal to live near ride-able woods?
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 354,729
Posted By Bikenstitches
:nod

:nod
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
Crap! nevermind; wife reminded me I'm at a...

Crap! nevermind; wife reminded me I'm at a seminar in RI.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 58,511
Posted By Bikenstitches
Golf league has ended for the season; I'm in-

Golf league has ended for the season; I'm in-
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 592,309
Posted By Bikenstitches
I see. I had a set of PIAAs installed, but both...

I see. I had a set of PIAAs installed, but both bulbs blew within a year, and they are $38 ea. So I picked up these. I was going to bolt them to the PIAA mounts that I had bolted to another lower...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 592,309
Posted By Bikenstitches
I just picked up the same lights, but one 10...

I just picked up the same lights, but one 10 degree and one 30 degree; where did you bolt these to?
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,752
Posted By Bikenstitches
Noisy even without mirrors, but working on other...

Noisy even without mirrors, but working on other solutions.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 668,214
Posted By Bikenstitches
CT to MI to CT

I took a 5 day trip last week to see my nephew in Royal Oak, MI. Checked the Martin Guitar factory and Yuengling brewery, then headed towards Cleveland to the R&R hall of fame.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,945,672
Posted By Bikenstitches
I picked up this shim kit because I have three...

I picked up this shim kit because I have three bikes that use them:
http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Cams-Valve-Shim-Kit/dp/B000WJWTM6

Also, for a slightly tight valve, you can thin the shim shim...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,752
Posted By Bikenstitches
wind noise

I have the Madstad 20" and there has been wind noise from the start. I just returned from a 1600 mile trip to Michigan and back, and discovered that if i grabbed the left mirror stalk, the wind noise...
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