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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 11:42 AM
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Posted By MiteyF
How about a 1988 Hurricane... for $8k? ...

How about a 1988 Hurricane... for $8k?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/5102695747.html
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,663
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 380,492
Posted By MiteyF
You're gonna squeeze a tennis ball into the...

You're gonna squeeze a tennis ball into the caliper?

That's amazing :eek1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
SOLVED it was the plug between the ignition...

SOLVED

it was the plug between the ignition and main harness. corrosion from the michigan winter i rode = bad connection = high resistance = heat = melted wire. There was still continuity (which...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
time to start looking at shipping costs and plane...

time to start looking at shipping costs and plane tickets i suppose
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
the post i misread was regarding the blk/red...

the post i misread was regarding the blk/red wires at the starter relay. they are good, and have strong voltage.

the ignition plug has full power. the red to orange/yellow connection (made by the...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,088
Posted By MiteyF
Hung mine 50 feet from a (lightly traveled) road...

Hung mine 50 feet from a (lightly traveled) road last Monday. No one was the wiser!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Fuel pump doesn't kick on etc, aka no bump start ...

Fuel pump doesn't kick on etc, aka no bump start

sorry for individual responses, tablet is making things difficult.

dropped the bike at a shop today (i NEVER trust shops)to get a fresh set of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Get weak continuity from red to O/Y, others...

Get weak continuity from red to O/Y, others match. If there were a high ohm resistor in ignition like mentioned, could weak continuity still be acceptable for this connection?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Misread the first time. no power at wires (from...

Misread the first time. no power at wires (from plug, disconnected), full voltage at terminals on relay
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Gauges sweep if you plug in the connector,...

Gauges sweep if you plug in the connector, nothing with key.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
power is good from blk/red terminals to ground on...

power is good from blk/red terminals to ground on battery
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
no chec on dash. ign has full voltage. only...

no chec on dash. ign has full voltage. only connection at ignition thats iffy is red to orange/yellow, but a jumper bypassing ignition doesnt help
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
again, fuse is good. clock powers on and gauges...

again, fuse is good. clock powers on and gauges sweep when the big plug in the upper fairing is connected. the bike has + power, but still NOTHING from the key. maybe i'm back to the ignition switch
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
there are 2 blk/reds going into the 4 term....

there are 2 blk/reds going into the 4 term. starter relay. you mean these? no voltage from either of these to ground w/key on
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
***** all fuses are good!!!!****** just...

***** all fuses are good!!!!******

just jiggled wires, fucked with ignition plug etc for 10 minutes. Turned the key and IT WORKED. fuel pump went, started right up and ran. Tried a few more times,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
my "host" knows this guy, may drop the bike to...

my "host" knows this guy, may drop the bike to him later today for fresh eyes

i'm no slouch in the garage, this has me stumped, feeling like an idiot
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
all fuses are good (multimeter, not just visual...

all fuses are good (multimeter, not just visual inspection). first thing i checked

ruin, i can't find another relay anything like this one on the bike

edit - 04, no abs available. also no...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
ruin, even with wiring diagram, i'm unsure of...

ruin, even with wiring diagram, i'm unsure of where to test. theres hot in (red i think) but 6 other connections, most to cdi

labeled "actuator" i believe
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
even with a bad sidstand switch etc, the lights...

even with a bad sidstand switch etc, the lights should come on, fi light, neutral indicator etc. same with kill switch, tipover sensor...

would the 7 pole relay next to the fuses do this? strange...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-29-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
nothing when i turn the key. no lights, fuel...

nothing when i turn the key. no lights, fuel pump, FI light, gauge sweep etc

battery good, jumped relay kicks bike over
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-28-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Turns out ignition switch is ok, I'm now looking...

Turns out ignition switch is ok, I'm now looking at the relay that sits next to the fuse box. Denso # FE249JR

This is turning into a long ass vacation, and not really in a good way
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Consider it done. This may be better info than...

Consider it done. This may be better info than how to fix my bike! :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
I think i can hotwire (found diagram) but would...

I think i can hotwire (found diagram) but would prefer to not drive over 1000 miles with it ghetto rigged. if i have to i will though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Bike kicks over w/ relay, but the switch still...

Bike kicks over w/ relay, but the switch still works the fuel pump etc
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
Ignition switch itself, '04 strom 650

Ignition switch itself, '04 strom 650
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,071
Posted By MiteyF
DESPERATELY need help in Maine - BROKE DOWN 1500 MILES FROM HOME

Short post, on tablet, at bar, hard to type.

DL650 ignition switch shit out in Belfast Maine, during trip from Ann Arbor MI. Shops don't have one until at least Wed. and want $400. Fiance has to...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,088
Posted By MiteyF
I try to avoid camp sites in general, and just...

I try to avoid camp sites in general, and just take some FS roads out into the sticks. That way, there's no one to bother you about what's "allowed"... just you and your own noggin (which for most...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,088
Posted By MiteyF
In my short time hammock camping, I've realized...

In my short time hammock camping, I've realized that (at least the places I camp) it's no more difficult to find an appropriate place to hang as it is to find a place appropriate for a tent (no big...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 417,088
Posted By MiteyF
I've got the poly and the lady has the argon. I...

I've got the poly and the lady has the argon. I prefer the texture of the poly (quilt slides with you and not with the hammock) but like the stretch of the argon. I'd be plenty happy with either...
Forum: Photos 06-07-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 1,925,289
Posted By MiteyF
These don't really belong here in the thread of...

These don't really belong here in the thread of "bests", but since you asked, here's an example.

And yes, I really AM trying to help, even if you think I'm just being a dick.

When you leave...
Forum: Photos 06-06-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 1,925,289
Posted By MiteyF
Warning: constructive criticism to follow! ...

Warning: constructive criticism to follow!

When shooting moving targets, it generally helps to allow more space in *front* of the subject than behind. Give it a go, I think you'd be pleased with...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,466
Views: 3,085,614
Posted By MiteyF
I found out how to make my fiance pack light for...

I found out how to make my fiance pack light for moto trips... I put all the camping gear in the top box and tank bag, and give her one whole pannier to herself. I tell her "you can take ANYTHING you...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 509,940
Posted By MiteyF
That Tramaha is pretty badass too... I love bikes...

That Tramaha is pretty badass too... I love bikes with engines that they shouldn't have. I almost bought a DR350 with a CB350-4 in it :lol3 Pointless, but the "what the fuck, that's awe...some?"...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 961,296
Posted By MiteyF
Always wanted a CBR250, wish we had them here!

Always wanted a CBR250, wish we had them here!
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 509,940
Posted By MiteyF
Fuck that, time for 4 beers. Starting a job is 1,...

Fuck that, time for 4 beers. Starting a job is 1, at least a few during, and no less than 1 celebration beer.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,894
Posted By MiteyF
Left small pocket of the tank bag, always :D

Left small pocket of the tank bag, always :D
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 509,940
Posted By MiteyF
Thanks! Just posted this pic over in the...

Thanks! Just posted this pic over in the "something you made" thread, might as well put it here too. Finished her up today... a few more holes and a single coat of semi-gloss. Just gotta make some...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,894
Posted By MiteyF
Good call on the hatchet. May I also suggest a...

Good call on the hatchet. May I also suggest a small folding saw? When cutting up small stuff for firewood etc (about 3" or less) a good folding saw can save you a LOT of time, and packs VERY small...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,466
Views: 3,085,614
Posted By MiteyF
Any more pics of this trailer? Really interested...

Any more pics of this trailer? Really interested in the axle setup mostly. I'm planning a very similar single rail build for my 7' dinghy to pull behind the Strom. Also trying to figure out where to...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,894
Posted By MiteyF
When camping, I usually have about 5+ knives....

When camping, I usually have about 5+ knives. They're like lighters, can never have too many.
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