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Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
At the rate we reach decisions, this is probably...

At the rate we reach decisions, this is probably a good time to start the process. :D


I'm ambivalent - I love Phil and Leslie's food and hospitality. Love the location. Not afraid to try...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By mark1305
I agree, these incidents should be reported to...

I agree, these incidents should be reported to whatever highway safety organization applies in your country. They can get Avon's attention a little more quickly than just a few random complainants. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 565,305
Posted By mark1305
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,558
Views: 568,234
Posted By mark1305
From the useless drivel dept.....

No relationship to fishing for sails in WPB, but during the almost 5 years I was stationed in Key West, during the winter months folks would just go out to the sea buoy and troll circles around it...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,153
Posted By mark1305
Here's my R80 ST with stock USA High bars. ...

Here's my R80 ST with stock USA High bars.
http://mark1305.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R80-ST/i-2ZLCRt8/0/M/DSCN0900-M.jpg

Then with Magura Euro low bars which were a little too low and too...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By mark1305
What he said - the neutral light completing the...

What he said - the neutral light completing the starting circuit is a convenience. (And mine only works when it wants to). It's best practice to just always pull in the clutch when starting...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,558
Views: 568,234
Posted By mark1305
Nice 'hoo! And tuna. I'm still waiting...

Nice 'hoo! And tuna.

I'm still waiting to catch my first wahoo - but unfortunately I sold my offshore boat about 11 years ago. :cry

Hhmmm ..... I wonder how my sailboat project would...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 315,007
Posted By mark1305
Not today, but yesterday......... Having...

Not today, but yesterday.........

Having to replace some wasted mast spreaders on my vintage sailboat, had to take the spreader tips to the lathe and center drill and tap them for a 1/4 - 20...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,446
Posted By mark1305
Kevin, that looks like the ultimate setup -...

Kevin, that looks like the ultimate setup - especially if you can rig an easy way to load/offload the bikes.

Back in 1988 when my US Coast Guard career brought me from Key West to here on...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,558
Views: 568,234
Posted By mark1305
He's ALIVE! :clap I was beginning to...

He's ALIVE! :clap

I was beginning to wonder what happened to Scott.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 113,432
Posted By mark1305
Tire choices are like getting an oil thread...

Tire choices are like getting an oil thread started.

My ST came with very old Continental Conti Tours or something like that. I put a set of Avon Distanzias on for mostly road use with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 416,463
Posted By mark1305
Sorry I missed you at Tellico. I didn't get in...

Sorry I missed you at Tellico. I didn't get in until Friday pm.

BTW, I forgot what year the Sporty is? :ear
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
I'm a recovering statistician :deal (habits from...

I'm a recovering statistician :deal (habits from a prior career or two)......

Total round trip was 1,287 miles since I didn't ride anywhere on Saturday.

Fuel was 32.953 gal @ $99.93...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Wayne & Kellie - same thing. Great time and...

Wayne & Kellie - same thing. Great time and great food. Picked up a few new tricks from you Wayne for my own home menus. :evil

Dan, great seeing you again and I'll make an effort now that its...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Just my luck, after loading the bike up this...

Just my luck, after loading the bike up this evening, I went to take it off the Harbor Fright roll-around cruiser stand (which actually works well until tonight) so I could park it next to the garage...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Damned, Andy that is spread all over the shop. ...

Damned, Andy that is spread all over the shop. No backup ride?

See ya next time. :freaky
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-15-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,558
Views: 568,234
Posted By mark1305
Hiya Keith! Where is that overlook pic? ...

Hiya Keith!

Where is that overlook pic? Looks kind of familiar - like one I've been to west of Tellico Plains, TN.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By mark1305
I just replaced a set of Distanzias on my R80 ST...

I just replaced a set of Distanzias on my R80 ST where the front tire was severely cupped. 10K miles on the set.

The front was starting to vibrate like a knobby at low speed or when pushing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Dan, it'll be great to see you again. I think the...

Dan, it'll be great to see you again. I think the last time was probably Jennings back around 2007, or near that time frame.

Phil, count me in for Fri night, Sat am, Sat night, and Sun am.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
The roads from here to there are just straighter....

The roads from here to there are just straighter. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,328
Views: 586,762
Posted By mark1305
I do run mine out of a 20A outlet - it helps. ...

I do run mine out of a 20A outlet - it helps. Obviously opinions are split on this topic, and the folks that have tried and tested in my mind carry more cred than someone quoting numbers.

When...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,328
Views: 586,762
Posted By mark1305
I think you misunderstood why I put the "can't"...

I think you misunderstood why I put the "can't" in quotes and didn't follow the rest of the post.

My point is that too many hobby weldors (and I'm one) take for granted that a machine's rating is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Hey Doc! If I see Steeny when I gas up in McRae...

Hey Doc! If I see Steeny when I gas up in McRae on Thursday, I'll tell him "Hi".

I won't make it all the way on Thur, though. Have to stop over to see some family in mid-GA that night.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 88,625
Posted By mark1305
Hey Doug! Depending on whether you are in AL or...

Hey Doug! Depending on whether you are in AL or FL the weekend of Oct 17-19, drop by the Old's Cool Fall Rally at the usual place (can't remember the new name, but you've been there - formerly...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Back tire done - no drama for a change. Well,...

Back tire done - no drama for a change. Well, the usual drama trying to get the valve stem through the hole in the rim.

Only had time for spin around the neighborhood. Tomorrow I should get...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Trying to get psyched up to go in the garage and...

Trying to get psyched up to go in the garage and do battle with the rear tire. I hope its not glued itself to the rim like the front one had.

On the bright side, the front tire still had...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
I guess I got lucky being the youngster on the...

I guess I got lucky being the youngster on the ward - I swear over 6 different nurses came and checked my pressure bandage and how the plug was holding. Even nurses that weren't on my case. (No...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
First real Fall day down here - cold front moved...

First real Fall day down here - cold front moved through overnight bringing dry air, lows from 40s to 60s depending on where you were. Highs here on the barrier islands stayed in the 70s.

So...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,446
Posted By mark1305
Cool name on that wooden hull vessel..... I just...

Cool name on that wooden hull vessel..... I just looked over my shoulder and glanced at my two volumes of The American Practical Navigator on the bookshelf. By Bowditch, of course.
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,328
Views: 586,762
Posted By mark1305
Another thing that MIG "can't" do is weld things...

Another thing that MIG "can't" do is weld things thicker than the machine is rated for. Case in point - I have a vintage Craftsman hand crank drill (two speed, no less). Bought at a NJ garage...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By mark1305
Now I KNOW you've been hanging around that museum...

Now I KNOW you've been hanging around that museum too long. :lol3

Actually, I know exactly what you mean. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By mark1305
FWIW, I've always been taught that if you have to...

FWIW, I've always been taught that if you have to run a cold compression test, squirt oil all in the cylinder and try to hit all the bore. Helps seal the rings as if the motor were warm.

And...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,013
Posted By mark1305
Chad, that almost sounds like something you could...

Chad, that almost sounds like something you could get one of the volunteers a TICO to make several of. From what you've showed me they have the shop and some apparently have the skill.

Just...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,465
Posted By mark1305
Blatant Spam Alert

I have a pair of Sidi GTS Sympatex, which are like On Roads, but a little different fasteners. Tall and have been fairly waterproof for me but they hit a pressure point nerve on my shins. I'd love...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By mark1305
My R80 isn't all that easy to turn in 4th or 5th...

My R80 isn't all that easy to turn in 4th or 5th gear; plugs out; and turning with the rear wheel. I just kind of keep bouncing the rear wheel in the direction of forward travel and it creeps around...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
You're a health care professional and already...

You're a health care professional and already know, but just be careful if you have a collagen plug holding the red stuff in the pipes.

See ya in Tellico Plains. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,045
Posted By mark1305
I think we have a winner here.:rofl

I think we have a winner here.:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,904
Posted By mark1305
Good luck with the heart cath - I had to do one a...

Good luck with the heart cath - I had to do one a few years back due to ongoing symptoms of chronic unstable angina only while at rest. Apparently the most dangerous kind. Luckily it turned out all...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,446
Posted By mark1305
Kev, definitely post up more pics and info. ...

Kev, definitely post up more pics and info.

Folks like me who are recovering professional mariners are always fascinated. Looks good.
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 113,432
Posted By mark1305
The things I like looking at in profile: Looks...

The things I like looking at in profile: Looks like, but not sure if engine has been raised in front but looks like it; and the straight lines formed from tank through the seat are nice lines to my...
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