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Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
I suspect the most positive factor is actually...

I suspect the most positive factor is actually doing it! one could probably lube it with olive oil on a regular basis and it would out last by far not using anything at all. Just my buck three...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By D-man
We did the NV and OR section in early May 2008, ...

We did the NV and OR section in early May 2008, Nv should not be a problem by end of May but there was still 3-4FEET of snow in parts of the Cascades around Crater lake. There was still 10' on the...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 61,328
Posted By D-man
Just a "by the way" for byways he is too modest, ...

Just a "by the way" for byways he is too modest, but he will work with you on a custom trip also. If you have a certain time frame or a must see area he can also fix you up for that too. starting...
Forum: Vendors 12-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 61,328
Posted By D-man
Thumb Been with Byways on a lot of this route scoping...

Been with Byways on a lot of this route scoping out the trail and making sure it is a advertized.. He will NOT steer you wrong if it is not good for a big bike he means it or if it is doable by...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
Chain guard options

I looked on-line and could not really find any thing I liked for a chain guard.. I like the stock coverage.. in theory the inner flap will keep some of the dust and dirt the rear wheel kicks up off...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,106
Posted By D-man
Ear buds options?

Anyone have a recommendation for ear buds that are comfortable with a helmet on? most of the standard ones like that come with your phone or MP3 player make my ears hurt after about 10 minutes with...
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 99,927
Posted By D-man
This thing is a work of art, it is so good...

This thing is a work of art, it is so good looking I will not want to go riding and get it dirty! you have to quit making it look better and better:D Eagerly waiting to get my hands on one.

Dman
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,412
Posted By D-man
I am not a fan of tie wraps so got a little...

I am not a fan of tie wraps so got a little more permanent with rivets

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg19/dman3998/MACKAY%20REALLY%20LRG/misc/IMG_0680_4000x3000.jpg


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Forum: Vendors 04-08-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 99,927
Posted By D-man
No pressure, but I think you have several...

No pressure, but I think you have several IMMEDIATE sales pending the next batch!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,045
Posted By D-man
even a "bad" day riding is BETTER than a good day...

even a "bad" day riding is BETTER than a good day at work!
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
only problem is it needs to be Viton or Buna...

only problem is it needs to be Viton or Buna material a lot of the "plumbing" o-rings are made from neoprene, which is not resistant to gas and hydrocarbon oils, Viton is the best.

Dman
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
I heard the call also, did about 150miles I dont...

I heard the call also, did about 150miles I dont think it was as warm at 6000' but it was a nice to get out.

Spud will likely recognize some of these I am sure he has been there many times. We...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By D-man
do a search there are probably 200 threads and...

do a search there are probably 200 threads and 5000 posts on this subject

The short answer is about 4 weeks but if you want to see some really cool stuff along the way and extra week or 2 would...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,231,238
Posted By D-man
IMHO just the fact that he is there and doing it...

IMHO just the fact that he is there and doing it already does that, any kind of a finish puts him in a select group that most of us can only have wet dreams about.:super:super:super
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
The reason is you only have a limited time period...

The reason is you only have a limited time period when the cross hatch in the cylinder is rough enough to wear in and properly seat the rings for maximum compression (ie.. horspower)

The harder...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,077
Posted By D-man
Kinda looks exactly like what he is talking about.

Kinda looks exactly like what he is talking about.
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,077
Posted By D-man
I am always worried about getting rear ended in...

I am always worried about getting rear ended in traffic, anything that would potentially lessen that risk would be a good thing.

Do you have a target price range for this device?

Would it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,413
Posted By D-man
I have heard it said as " noisy valves are happy...

I have heard it said as " noisy valves are happy valves" Same difference but I like to think my valves are "happy"
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By D-man
I have a Lincoln SP 125 that is 15 years old and...

I have a Lincoln SP 125 that is 15 years old and still going strong. 110volt and will handle up to 1/4", For a nice job on new steel 25/75 and plain wire gives you a nice clean weld, however around...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
Not only the above but I think the air cooling is...

Not only the above but I think the air cooling is an advantage with less parts, less parts to break down and no radiator to get a tree limb stuck into. Very few reliability Issues, a little on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,337
Posted By D-man
I have close calls all the time and have been...

I have close calls all the time and have been ridding for over 35 years, got hit broad side when I was 16, just not hard enough to kill me. you just never know when its your time. not knowing the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
Not usually but one time it somehow disappeared...

Not usually but one time it somehow disappeared and a suitable immediate replacement was not possible so I wrapped MANY turns of Teflon tape right at the head end of the bolt and presto it sealed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,071
Posted By D-man
The bottom line is: "If you have to ask, you...

The bottom line is:

"If you have to ask, you wont get it anyway":D

it just is.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
I rode a stock L thru CO on the TAT trail, no...

I rode a stock L thru CO on the TAT trail, no problems per se but it sure is a dog when your up to the 12k-13k range. was pretty flat and did not have much power over 3rd gear but it ran without...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
I LIKE IT! I just cut off about 3" so it dosen't...

I LIKE IT! I just cut off about 3" so it dosen't look droopy and vented the backside. I also added some metal supports on the underside so it can support the tool bag. Not that the tool bag it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 61,868
Posted By D-man
This started as a helmet thread, the latest...

This started as a helmet thread, the latest discussion belongs in Jo momma.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By D-man
Thanks for all the replies. it turned out to be...

Thanks for all the replies. it turned out to be the neutral switch, nothing to do with the kill switch. just happened at the same time as a tip over took it out and back in and presto started to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By D-man
bump

bump
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By D-man
Fellow inmate needs help south pass

INMATE Byways bike KLR650 is dead. no crash hit kill and now no start. anyone with KLR knowledge could be helpful, cell possible but not 100% 208-524-4245 tony.

he is about 3-5 miles north...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By D-man
be pretty hard to do the charts backwards, best...

be pretty hard to do the charts backwards, best thing is to buy the complete maps and transfer them to a GPS backwards.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
I can second that break-in procedure, I just did...

I can second that break-in procedure, I just did my top end last fall and followed it to the letter. rode it like I stole it for the first 100 miles. have been very happy. a definite seat of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
That is one sweet tool, I have used it for a...

That is one sweet tool, I have used it for a couple years, very nice! gets you zeroed out very fast and accurate
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
looks like the view into Inkom from the back side...

looks like the view into Inkom from the back side of Chinks peak. I ride all the same places you do, I am really surprised we have not crossed paths out in the middle of the boonies, I ride around...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By D-man
Just based on experience, you can forget about...

Just based on experience, you can forget about Oregon. probably still 15'-20' of snow in the Cascades, with all the storms this year may not have snow out till late June.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-17-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By D-man
The only problem with a GPS that is not designed...

The only problem with a GPS that is not designed for a bike is they are not usually waterproof. the latest Zumo is a 660. not cheap but I think well worth it.

I am sure there are others that are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74,787
Views: 7,853,848
Posted By D-man
Hey Spud, where was that at? the one with the...

Hey Spud, where was that at? the one with the quakies looks kinda like north on Rapid Creek and up through the Res.

Dman
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-15-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By D-man
problem with an I phone is you cant Google while...

problem with an I phone is you cant Google while you are riding, at least very safely. I use a Zumo 550 but there are a few others that work pretty well also. comes with a bar mount and is designed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 75,556
Posted By D-man
Your pics never fail to awe and inspire! as does...

Your pics never fail to awe and inspire! as does this beautiful land we live in...

thanks for sharing
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,619
Posted By D-man
I have heard about the failure so I keep a new...

I have heard about the failure so I keep a new one wrapped in plastic inside the air box. dosen't seem to effect anything

does this fail mostly show up on starting, or can you be riding along and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,129
Posted By D-man
The one thing I have found out about CL is NEVER...

The one thing I have found out about CL is NEVER put in your email address. and I always spell out a few of the numbers on my phone. stops all the harvesting programs from picking up your mail and...
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