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Forum: Americas Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By kantuckid
read??? post #5:wink:

read??? post #5:wink:
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
Posted By kantuckid
The "maple problem" as I brought it up is about...

The "maple problem" as I brought it up is about the roots, not the seeds & they are "against the law in some cities. Keep it if roots are not an issue for sewer or drainage otherwise it's dig up...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
Posted By kantuckid
What species of tree is growing nearby? It sort...

What species of tree is growing nearby? It sort of appears to be a "soft maple,silver maple,etc."? If so, that is a tree that will take over any in-ground drainage system & they are actually banned...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
Posted By kantuckid
Being from KS, I had to look up the rainfall...

Being from KS, I had to look up the rainfall figures-which are slightly over 30" annually- typical of a politco , he was lying. :wink: I've never lived on the desert but seems odd to me to need...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By kantuckid
I've painted lots of wheels using base coat/clear...

I've painted lots of wheels using base coat/clear coat. Prep em & paint em, if you must.
FWIW, the oem finish on my Tundra, silver, cast alu wheels was bubbling & I got Toyota to repaint them under...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,921
Posted By kantuckid
In a different situation for runoff I have...

In a different situation for runoff I have installed a plastic ground drain that has a grill top and similar to a "gutter in the ground" to head off rain water that comes off a slope onto a concrete...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By kantuckid
Ride the MC or take the tank to a AB paint...

Ride the MC or take the tank to a AB paint supply-one that you've called prior & like the sound of what they suggest- & ask for a paint match. Ducati dealer or online forum may also know what paint...
Forum: Latin America 08-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By kantuckid
What you propose is a good way to pay too much...

What you propose is a good way to pay too much for the MC. It only makes sense based on the fly down, ride back notion, otherwise buy a MC in TX,NM,AZ or CA(or wherever else the deals are) and ride...
Forum: Americas 08-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By kantuckid
Most Walmarts allow overnight parking-listed in...

Most Walmarts allow overnight parking-listed in the atlas they sell-however, 2-3 weeks I don't see them OK'ing that one. Look for an inmate here & in regionals.
Forum: Americas 08-11-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By kantuckid
It might be worth a try- post on Horizons...

It might be worth a try- post on Horizons Unlimited under "riders seeking riders" it gets decent activity there. Another idea would be to contact one of the AZ MC clubs for a ride partner-many there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,425
Posted By kantuckid
I have a TT bracket with a tall Sertao WS(don't...

I have a TT bracket with a tall Sertao WS(don't know the inches @ this moment) on my G650GS & I'm the exact same height-I'm shrinking- as Karmatourer(70+ yrs,married,3 "kids", don't "do" Horo's,dk...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By kantuckid
All the rides from ocean to mtns are among the...

All the rides from ocean to mtns are among the best in Mexico-none are bad. I'd ride toward Patzcuaro/Morelia from where you're located or maybe Oaxaca(city). Then down toward San Cristobal & across...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By kantuckid
You might take a look @ www.motorcycleroads.us...

You might take a look @ www.motorcycleroads.us (http://www.motorcycleroads.us) to see if you need to tweak your route and catch a good MC road. None in particular jump out at me viewing your map as...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By kantuckid
This thread and the OP's concept of an...

This thread and the OP's concept of an entertaining ride-is amusing. Having been to Detroit several times prior it does, however, offer more than abandoned buildings. It is the only place I've...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,425
Posted By kantuckid
Rickjames: +1 The clutch/light operation...

Rickjames:
+1
The clutch/light operation isn't a problem for me, even with my stubby fingers. BMW trannys are clunky but do the job. Neutral can be elusive sometimes, not others. Getting used to...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By kantuckid
#2 nails it. Any time spent other than repainting...

#2 nails it. Any time spent other than repainting is wasted time & money. As CO, ride it until winter, then...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By kantuckid
We have had one of these for several years & use...

We have had one of these for several years & use it all the time for travel or to transport food to family activities. They are very durable & don't leak either. On fly & drive trips we have filled...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By kantuckid
OP has ordered but for others reading this thread...

OP has ordered but for others reading this thread I'm using military crew bags inside my pelicans-ebay or web has them & much cheaper & very sturdy compared to other purpose built bags. Measure & see...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,819
Posted By kantuckid
Hmm. A rotating engine assembly is either in...

Hmm. A rotating engine assembly is either in balance- or not. I honestly don't know but would assume the engine mfg. has a handle on that? FWIW,I once paid serious money (1960's) to balance a...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By kantuckid
With that much sticking out why not just take a...

With that much sticking out why not just take a small pair of vise grips and move it? You said you had 3/4 turn-that's enough for an easy removal. If they are newer it helps as the jaw teeth grip...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,819
Posted By kantuckid
Silly boys in St Louis... :lol3 Kind of hard to...

Silly boys in St Louis... :lol3 Kind of hard to believe that ALL shops in a town that big march in lock step? Higher rate is total BS.
I've used them for years & like the beads. Bought mine in bulk...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,896,603
Posted By kantuckid
r.e., "nearly learnt"-we called it "the brown...

r.e., "nearly learnt"-we called it "the brown eye" in the army:rofl
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By kantuckid
FWIW, I have a plier type punch specifically used...

FWIW, I have a plier type punch specifically used for sewing leather-makes a hole of about 1/16", similar to the holes on a baseball cover.
Tires are tough items! I remember when the Mexicans used...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,425
Posted By kantuckid
My thoughts on speedo conversion: your question...

My thoughts on speedo conversion: your question reminds me of the customs broker in Ontario that wanted me to pay him $800 USD to put a kilometers to MPH decal on the speedometer of a Canadian BMW...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,862
Posted By kantuckid
Torx bit as an extractor? I suppose in a pinch,...

Torx bit as an extractor? I suppose in a pinch, maybe. Extractors get a bad wrap-any of us that have pulled wrenches for a living know they do break & can be harder to get out at that point than the...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,862
Posted By kantuckid
Any engine or machine part can be delicate-just...

Any engine or machine part can be delicate-just depends on the what & the where! Not to "look down at your skill set" but the very nature of this thread , i.e.,understanding torque values & BIG...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By kantuckid
You are telling the owner of that tool- that used...

You are telling the owner of that tool- that used it to sew leather, how to sew? Not a worthwhile effort.
Sewing a tire is a comical waste of time!
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By kantuckid
Yes, they're a great tool but i don't see using...

Yes, they're a great tool but i don't see using one to sew a tire. Tires are tough on purpose & not gonna be logical to insert thread into a tire with a stitcher! carry a tube, patch or spare tire. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,836
Posted By kantuckid
My feet are old & like the cushioning of...

My feet are old & like the cushioning of Smartwool socks, plus they wick moisture & I'm a sweater. I also like Thorlo's but both are pricey & thotlo's don't have the lifetime thing. I bought some...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,848
Posted By kantuckid
Tire plugs aside & for the fun of it: Can you...

Tire plugs aside & for the fun of it: Can you suggest "In the world of" "autoparts" , a part that's sold for an onroad vehicle in your store, that's unsafe for me or my family? I know vehicles &...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By kantuckid
There is a "switch" on the market, made in China-...

There is a "switch" on the market, made in China- that's the best value out there for stationary tool switch. It's the switch used on Jet tools & sold separately by many on ebay & web cheaply. Sealed...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By kantuckid
I've done this for years-I'll ad that I keep a...

I've done this for years-I'll ad that I keep a spray water btl close by to cool the "weld" and keeps the work stable as you go. Can help to "tack" plastic welds just like with metal. Also works well...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By kantuckid
If it's not sawdust-as mentioned, or a bad...

If it's not sawdust-as mentioned, or a bad capacitor you'll get more motor for your money on the web or ebay. There are USA made motors on the web for cheaper than the Chinese @ HF! Ebay has them...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,848
Posted By kantuckid
This has been one of the better "tire repair...

This has been one of the better "tire repair threads" I've read based on contributions from
people in the tire trade- & some people that choose to :huh ignore:huh the huge pool of experience herein.
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By kantuckid
Look @ sierra trading post for a long sleeve...

Look @ sierra trading post for a long sleeve wicking shirt for year round use & good price.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,806
Views: 432,425
Posted By kantuckid
I find it logical to carry a "real" screwdriver...

I find it logical to carry a "real" screwdriver style torx in my kit-& a few other real tools. ebay is cheapest
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,862
Posted By kantuckid
If it helps do the job more easily by removing...

If it helps do the job more easily by removing the part-remove & place in a vise when possible or necessary. Good advice so far! I'll ad that a very small dental burr can create a tiny spot in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By kantuckid
I like my Roadgear bag & they come in various...

I like my Roadgear bag & they come in various sizes. Well made!
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By kantuckid
Based on your type of ride-pavement, combo or off...

Based on your type of ride-pavement, combo or off road,etc., look at cases that fulfill your need best. Then, go looking at that type AND! size of case & what holds it to YOUR MC!-as the racks are MC...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By kantuckid
I read the article & must add that my experience...

I read the article & must add that my experience with owning THAT! same, Jeepster Commando model vehicle for several years, was far less inspiring than that report. It is/was the most uninspiring...
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