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Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,603
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
turn motor by hand

turn motor by hand or electric starter several turns, and see if exhaust valves rise and fall the same amount, and if intake valves rise and fall the same amount. If like valves differ in rise and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
date?

day and month?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
are these all dirt and single track?

are these all dirt and single track trails, or what?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6,338
Views: 941,495
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Moto Guzzi Griso

Moto Guzzi Griso - in pale green paint and leather seat livery

not practical - but beautiful (like my Forma Adventure boots, which are way more boot than I need around town)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
see you there

see you there
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 173,619
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
lights under the workbench

well, 2 days ago, actually

http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/threads/137911/

and a WD40 spray for the chain on my WeeStrom
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Brotziet

ditto
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yes its a nice ride

And its a $900 tow back to town when the wheels break down out at the point.

Local ranger at "Tuweep" is a real nice guy, so is his sidekick. They ride dirtbikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
yup

this is why they added ditch lights to locos on Caltrain (commuter rail, insecure right of way)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
just write them down

stop effin around and write them down !!!
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,558
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
So true, on my last Grand Canyon hike (4 nites) I...

So true, on my last Grand Canyon hike (4 nites) I left the 4 Lb Thermaest behind and took a large (!) 7 Oz air hight-tech mattress. My Gregory packs is only 3 Lbs (les . And the tent for two is...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 173,619
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
today

took my new rear axle bump stop, purchased off Ebay for a 97 Cherokee (XJ), removed old damaged bump stop and noticed that new one is 1" too tall. Cut it down with a Dewalt Reciprocating saw, and...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,737
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
My 2c

If folks are trained to see you they will - folks are trained to see construction workers, so I have worn a Construction Safety Vest for years now. I have had very little trouble from motorists.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
$3,000 would be an excellent price

and ask the seller if the valves were ever adjusted.

BTW - have someone sit on the rear rack way back to get the front wheel off the ground, and test handlebar movement to see if the ball...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Do you mean the Elka?

Do you mean the Elka?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
is it still at Tuesday, November 12th at The Englander in San Leandro.

Is it definitleyl at Tuesday, November 12th at The Englander in San Leandro. for Nov 12?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,223
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
same in Yosemite

Its the same in Yosemite - no stopping, no looking, no taking photos, no gas (no rangers to give speeding tickets either)
Forum: Americas 08-28-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
guide?

I have bareboat sailed out of Lapaz and stayed in Buena Vista (south of La Paz) - two separate trips - but no moto riding.

Have you thought about hiring a local rider as your guide? It should...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,223
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
lazy?

the # of unknowns suggest that the NPS is lazy or severely underfunded, or that you talked to a know-nothing.

which is it?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
still in

probably in the Miata (yes, its a girlie car!)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
unless it needs a valve job - don't

unless it needs a valve job - don't

get it running!

What do you think the head leakage was due to ? I mean - did you take the head off already?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
I'm in for the 13th

I'm in for the 13th
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Aug 6 no good

I fully expect BART to be on strike and myself committed to non-play activity as a direct result of that strike. It would be nice to be proven wrong.

I missed our get-together at Brotzeit Lokal -...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Showroom Condition!! You answered your won...

Showroom Condition!! You answered your won question on price.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,622
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Nope

I would not do what you propose - you are not "in traffic" - you are in a "queue" to make a transaction
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Hwy 120 to Hawthorn via Bodie

you can ride that on a big bike - we passed a 1200 Boxer on one of the rockier sections.

now if you go - take a detour to East Walker River Hot Springs and camp overnight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,806
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
he learn't nothing

if you had positoned your car so that he would have sioddled sideways into it he might have gottne a wake up call AND lived to tell about it. Just a thought.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
the manual is quite clear on what to do - calm...

the manual is quite clear on what to do - calm down and read it again.

BTW - I had to do this after I accidentally disassembled my actuator while changing the front sprocket. The little...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
totally unacceptable on a 600 mile bike

totally unacceptable on a 600 mile bike - get it fixed when you get back to dealer - do not take "no" for an answer
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
my only recommendation

hike minimum 45 minutes down south Kaibab trail to get a real feel for the GC - its on the south rim - may need a shuttle bus

take water, sunhat

GC is worthless unless you drop down into it...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,553
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
fuses protect wiring

fuses protect wiring, not the equipment at the end of the wire

if wire gage is good for 10A before meltdown, use a 10A fuse
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
thanks

Steve, thanks so much for hosting the evening's get together, nothing like food and BBQ to draw folks in. It was delightful.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
by any chance will you have a digital projector

by any chance will you have a digital projector or TV with USB thumb drive input set up
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 91,307
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
I'm in - I can clean up!

I'm in - I can clean up!

do you need me to bring anything?
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
why change your oil for 8-10k miles

put in new synthetic oil before the trip and a new filter

do your trip

change oil and filter when you get home
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 173,619
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
today

received a new-to-me 2007 ABS Weestrom

took off its main rack and side racks

installed those side racks on a 2008 Wee - with much aggravation and some "adjustment"

now I need to give the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,840
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
Soldier Maadows

I like the hot springs and camping, but there are some tiny biting things out there that nailed me - now I did lounge awhile in my camp chair, buck nekkid, so its my fault.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
add this

from Yosemite go via Bodie in to East Walker River Hot Springs and camp the nite - then go on your way via Hawthorn the next day.

sorry but I can't see how to add photos to this post in Windows 8...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
why low mileage

these bikes go a long ways, so low mileage is not a big deal. And I see plenty for sale here in CA.

I have a 26,000 mile non-ABS blue 2007 Wee which I rashed up a bit due to a low speed low-side...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By kiwi_outdoors
this, maybe? Basically it is the CPU...

this, maybe?


Basically it is the CPU overheating. I think whatever controls when the cooling fan switches on does not do its job with the latest BIOS update (Which IS needed to get the battery...
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