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Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,594
Posted By Big Red One
Don't forget the early VFR's. I've got an 84...

Don't forget the early VFR's. I've got an 84 VF700F; ergos are just right for me. 40 mpg, plenty of power, nice big gas tank.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 109,421
Posted By Big Red One
Ok, that hurts just to look at. What did you DO?

Ok, that hurts just to look at. What did you DO?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,509
Posted By Big Red One
Bitte weiter! Love Germany but have never...

Bitte weiter!

Love Germany but have never gotten to spend any time there. Someday...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Big Red One
What he said. That's an awesome route and you...

What he said. That's an awesome route and you won't regret riding it, although Yellowstone is already filling up. I might suggest slabbing it from Bozeman to Columbus, then south through Absarokee...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10,921
Views: 1,546,340
Posted By Big Red One
Could be, could be... didn't think they made it...

Could be, could be... didn't think they made it to fit the '87 though - and of course that's what mine is. Did the wheel stay the same in later years?
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10,921
Views: 1,546,340
Posted By Big Red One
deejay, if you've got it written up somewhere,...

deejay, if you've got it written up somewhere, please point me to it, but what I'm really interested in is your hub/wheel/brake setup; what did you do to get that front rotor to work? It looks huge!...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10,921
Views: 1,546,340
Posted By Big Red One
Not to change the subject or anything, but this...

Not to change the subject or anything, but this is what my XR wants to be when it grows up. Yowza! Where can I find some details on this?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Big Red One
This. Incredible road.

This. Incredible road.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By Big Red One
GTTS road closure

Officials: Glacier NP road stay closed until Thursday<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Posted: Jul 18, 2012 11:18 AM by Mark Thorsell - MTN News...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By Big Red One
Where's Bannack? Well, it's... you know, that's...

Where's Bannack? Well, it's... you know, that's a darn good question!

Bannack is west of Dillon, south of MT-278 a few miles on a dirt road. Not bad dirt, but still dirt. Look for Bannack State...
Forum: Americas 07-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big Red One
East Glacier is cool; we stayed in one of the...

East Glacier is cool; we stayed in one of the little cabins and the kids and I stacked rocks in the riverbed after dinner. Prince of Wales gets our endorsement as well. Also, if you are in the area...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15,499
Views: 2,378,725
Posted By Big Red One
PM sent on the Tubliss.

PM sent on the Tubliss.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,098
Posted By Big Red One
End of August? Ought to be cherries along...

End of August? Ought to be cherries along Flathead Lake; make sure you try some - it might be worth running down the east side of the lake a few miles to get to the orchards. Not doing...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By Big Red One
Got it! We have brakes and a moving Polaris. ...

Got it! We have brakes and a moving Polaris.

I ran all over town today looking for a syringe to do an upside-down bleed. local farm and ranch store was out, hardware store pointed me to the feed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 99,421
Posted By Big Red One
Lemhi should be pretty easy going, it's dirt but...

Lemhi should be pretty easy going, it's dirt but not bad. I haven't been on the ID side (L&C HIghway).
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By Big Red One
The bleeder valves are all clear. I pulled the...

The bleeder valves are all clear. I pulled the rear (longest line) bleeder, taped it, re-installed to tight then half a turn open. Applied vacuum; fewer (almost no) bubbles in the clear tubing to...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By Big Red One
It's an '89 Polaris 250 Trail Boss. Brake lever...

It's an '89 Polaris 250 Trail Boss. Brake lever operates all three brakes, but there is a foot pedal as well for the rear brake (which is a single disc for both rears).

I'm heading out with a...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By Big Red One
Please help me bleed these brakes!

So I'm trying to fix up an old ATV for the wife to use around the place; it needed a new brake line (along with lots of other stuff) which came this afternoon. Someone loaned me a vacuum pump (never...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Big Red One
I think I'd plan on another 3-4 hours to go over...

I think I'd plan on another 3-4 hours to go over Lolo, especially if you get stuck behind a log truck or something slow. Plenty of light in the evening this time of year with the sun not setting...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Big Red One
The way I see it, you have two options. The first...

The way I see it, you have two options. The first is to take this route:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Big Red One
Ahhhh, the exploded view. Thanks very much!

Ahhhh, the exploded view. Thanks very much!
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Big Red One
You know this thing doesn't exist without pics.

You know this thing doesn't exist without pics.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 115,868
Posted By Big Red One
Not sure if there is gas in Jackson, but I know...

Not sure if there is gas in Jackson, but I know there is gas in Wisdom, 18 miles North. Next closest would probably be Wise River, or Dillon.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Big Red One
Sounds cool; personally I think I'd try to...

Sounds cool; personally I think I'd try to resurrect it, although it would probably be smarter to part it out. No one ever said I was that smart though.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,098
Posted By Big Red One
Where are you unloading at? Also, how dirty do...

Where are you unloading at? Also, how dirty do you want to get?

Some standard advice is to hit Beartooth, and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway. The road from Red Lodge to Absorokee and Columbus is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Big Red One
October - expect snow at higher elevations,...

October - expect snow at higher elevations, possibly at lower elevations as well. Very likely to be snow in the shade and definitely on the mountains in Yellowstone. It may freeze at night or be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By Big Red One
I really like the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway...

I really like the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway between Cody, Wyoming and Cooke City, Montana. Then Beartooth over to Red Lodge, take a left onto MT-78 to Absorokee and Columbus. After that, it depends...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By Big Red One
Well, let me pull them off and find a box. When...

Well, let me pull them off and find a box. When I get them ready, I'll PM you for your address and let you know what shipping will be.

The prevailing thinking is that I didn't post a price in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By Big Red One
I wheeled it out of the garage and took some pics...

I wheeled it out of the garage and took some pics yesterday afternoon. Close one eye and don't look real close, and it's not too bad...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By Big Red One
It probably wouldn't have been so......

It probably wouldn't have been so... "unreasonable" was the word she used, I think... if I hadn't just brought home a different bike in a box two days before. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By Big Red One
Where do old bikes go when they die?

While talking bikes at work the other day, an occasional listener spoke up with the news that there was an old enduro at his place of residence; free to the first person who would come get it. "It...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Big Red One
mcma111, I'll take you up on that. Thanks,...

mcma111, I'll take you up on that. Thanks, Steve. PM me and I'll send you funds to cover it.

techforlife - I did measure at the piston crown. I'll check it following your directions as soon as...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Big Red One
XR600R in a box!

Having recently come into a little money, I was searching for an addition to my garage... a fun project. Here's what I brought home last night. It's a '96.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 856,565
Posted By Big Red One
I'll play...

I need to get some better pictures, but here's my $1000 1984 VF700, the most expensive bike I've ever bought:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t195/TreborSnave/Motorsports/DSCF1819.jpg

and my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,826
Posted By Big Red One
Gramps retired from the seed company in Genessee...

Gramps retired from the seed company in Genessee when I was real small. I remember the old road down into Lewiston - one day I'm gonna ride that sucker.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 115,868
Posted By Big Red One
You're welcome...

for this beautiful spring weather we're having.

I pulled the carbs off a bike on Saturday. Ahh, there's nothing like cleaning jets in front of a roaring propane heater!

So anyway, I'm taking...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Big Red One
Mount Rushmore is ok and there is plenty of...

Mount Rushmore is ok and there is plenty of camping locally, but my kids went crazy for Devil's Tower in Wyoming last summer. The drive from Ranchester, WY to Greybull, WY is spectacular (stop at...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 122,210
Posted By Big Red One
No degrees in Montana this morning. Colder...

No degrees in Montana this morning. Colder tonight.

Dress warm.

If you come through Helena, let us know; there's a small but dedicated group of ADV'ers here who'd love to check the Mog out. I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,481
Posted By Big Red One
Ahh... very nice! I need to clean the carbs...

Ahh... very nice!

I need to clean the carbs on my '84 VF700 and get her back on the road.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By Big Red One
'84 VF700 won't idle down!

Some background - last summer the magic button died. I parked the bike and didn't mess with it until this spring, found a new right side switch assembly on ebay and installed it. The gas had gone...
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