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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-04-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,929
Views: 341,914
Posted By mark1305
I swear Jeff, you've had more serious injuries...

I swear Jeff, you've had more serious injuries just casually doing whatever than many of the world class racers I follow. I have to say the kidney incident was pretty spectacular when you got back...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mark1305
Depends on the year range of airheads - for...

Depends on the year range of airheads - for example I discovered the gas cap from my old 95 Town Car fit my 83 R80 ST perfectly. Even the groove in the Lincoln cap that holds the tether exactly...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,495
Posted By mark1305
Kevin I still want to catch up to you around...

Kevin I still want to catch up to you around Thomasville and check out the hot dogs at the Billiards Parlor to compare them to Nu-Way in Macon, GA. (BTW, I've deconstructed their chili recipe pretty...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-03-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,593
Views: 581,665
Posted By mark1305
Speaking of tree cutting, I was walking the first...

Speaking of tree cutting, I was walking the first dog this morning and passed by a neighbor with a tree service at work. Checked out their truck because it had some flashy graphics. Under the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 941,410
Posted By mark1305
Hey Doug, is that auction you have to take off...

Hey Doug, is that auction you have to take off for the one over in Deland?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,495
Posted By mark1305
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Why do I have to...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Why do I have to miss out on the good ones? :cry
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,593
Views: 581,665
Posted By mark1305
I'll bet that ain't the first tree he's cut down....

I'll bet that ain't the first tree he's cut down. But probably the tightest spot he's ever dropped one into. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,495
Posted By mark1305
Yep, went back and checked the article and that's...

Yep, went back and checked the article and that's who it is. He has good taste & judgment in putting together a nice tour with flexibility for certain customers.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By mark1305
Look good to me also, although you wouldn't want...

Look good to me also, although you wouldn't want to lean out your mixture at cruising throttle from what it is now.

Only check I would do is use jeweler's magnifiers to inspect those flaky...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,495
Posted By mark1305
Get a splinter group together from the MOA bunch...

Get a splinter group together from the MOA bunch and lead them on a group ride over to Cruso to broaden their horizons.

Actually, I have to go back and look in the ON, but I saw something about...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By mark1305
Good to know there are some other decent...

Good to know there are some other decent replaters out there. From my research over the years, Millenium Technologies used to be the go-to Nikasil replaters.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By mark1305
Had problems with my idle circuits more than...

Had problems with my idle circuits more than once. Glad you got it sorted.

Nine times out of ten my problems occurred on the left side from crankcase vapors favoring that side because of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By mark1305
I'm with this Inmate. And I only live about an...

I'm with this Inmate. And I only live about an hour and 15 minutes south of the craziness. Used to go to the Daytona 200 every year and the Boxer Cup when it was going on. Occasionally went to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,529
Posted By mark1305
Damn the luck - Booj is back and I have to skip...

Damn the luck - Booj is back and I have to skip this one. :cry
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By mark1305
I will need to renew my crank seal on the 83 R80...

I will need to renew my crank seal on the 83 R80 ST sometime in the foreseeable future - starting to get some weepage and a new bean can seal didn't help.

The bike has just over 50K miles, and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-12-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By mark1305
I made three visits to Daytona BMW all at once:...

I made three visits to Daytona BMW all at once: my first, my only, and my last.

I haven't ridden up through Daytona in a while so don't know about indie shops these days. But I know the GM at...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By mark1305
Also check the main jets, venturi tubes, and the...

Also check the main jets, venturi tubes, and the main jet carrier. When I went through my 83 R80 ST carbs about 6-7 years ago, the carriers that hold the main jets and the jets were literally...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 91,733
Posted By mark1305
Jenna, sorry to hear about the hamstring. Get...

Jenna, sorry to hear about the hamstring. Get well soon.

WRT hog hunting and dressing out, I wish I could explain how I saw a Cajun guy dress one when I was stationed in NOLA. A neighbor and I...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mark1305
Good deal! I know it will take a while longer,...

Good deal! I know it will take a while longer, but once you get the ST together and "right" you will be very pleased. I had planned to just buy mine to try an airhead and the sell it off in 3-4...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By mark1305
That gives me a spark of hope - I got my BA in...

That gives me a spark of hope - I got my BA in '76 also. (I was Class of 74, 75, and finally '76 before I finished the "scenic route" to a degree). Lately I feel old. Maybe I'm not after all. :D
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By mark1305
That is a good idea. Got to file that one away...

That is a good idea. Got to file that one away in case its ever needed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By mark1305
Great job!!! On the ride and the report. You...

Great job!!! On the ride and the report. You definitely made good time on the old airhead. I did my Saddlesore on my F650 about nine years ago - 1045 miles in about the same time. And I ran the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By mark1305
Back on this side of the country, I'm a big fan...

Back on this side of the country, I'm a big fan of Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC. A few miles north of the BRP on US 276. Great food on the weekends and great owners.

Also...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By mark1305
Once you have to get back on US1 at New Smyna and...

Once you have to get back on US1 at New Smyna and go through Edgewater and then quite a few miles, watch for a fork in the road where SR 3 branches to the left (southbound) and enters the Merritt...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By mark1305
On parts with no bearings or blind passages to...

On parts with no bearings or blind passages to trap sand, I have used extremely light sandblasting followed by Duplicolor 500F Ceramic Engine Enamel in Cast Coat Aluminum. I always let that paint...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 941,410
Posted By mark1305
Which swap meet? Wasn't Webster, was it? Nice...

Which swap meet? Wasn't Webster, was it? Nice Buell.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By mark1305
Along with the different muffler from the NSU...

Along with the different muffler from the NSU pictured, the one in the OP's pic has an open chainguard.

I zoomed way in on the tank, and it almost looks like the name Cirrus followed by an...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By mark1305
An interesting parallel - Jeep YJ Wranglers with...

An interesting parallel - Jeep YJ Wranglers with the AX-15 gearbox had the transmission lube specs changed by Chrysler Corp from 90W gear lube to 10W30 motor oil. Seems to hold up fine.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By mark1305
Can't see the pic. If you're trying to attach...

Can't see the pic. If you're trying to attach directly it doesn't work on here any more. You have to embed a link to pictures hosted on a photo hosting site like Smugmug or Photobucket, etc.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 941,410
Posted By mark1305
Yep, spare bedroom became the "clean room" for...

Yep, spare bedroom became the "clean room" for rebuilding that motor after spinning a rod bearing at the track.

My GF's first husband was a boilermaker by trade, and at times they ran their own...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 941,410
Posted By mark1305
Cool engine stand. That's what I liked...

Cool engine stand.

That's what I liked about Ducati 900 engines - you could mount the engine/bike on the engine stand and literally remove the bike from around the motor, work on the motor, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,529
Posted By mark1305
You'll love it. BRMC has great food on site (I...

You'll love it. BRMC has great food on site (I gained three lbs the first time we held the rally there). Plenty of decent riding all around the location. And the rally regulars are an eclectic...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,529
Posted By mark1305
But I do, Kevin. With a cabin I'm almost getting...

But I do, Kevin. With a cabin I'm almost getting too old and stiff to crawl into. :D

http://mark1305.smugmug.com/Other/Boat-Stuff/Gulf-Coast-20-Sailboat/i-3qkcHQf/0/M/DSCN3876-M.jpg

1972...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,529
Posted By mark1305
Yeah that's what I meant about his Southernisms...

Yeah that's what I meant about his Southernisms without getting too detailed - like many folks around there (and I'm from Macon with all Southern roots) he was specific in referring to you as his...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,017
Posted By mark1305
Good logic on the R65. I have a R80 ST,...

Good logic on the R65.

I have a R80 ST, and if you can find one for reasonable money its a great choice, even without "G/S-ifyfing" it.

Nice and light, low gearing, and when I compared...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-18-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,593
Views: 581,665
Posted By mark1305
That is too cool! By any chance do they...

That is too cool!

By any chance do they know rtwdoug? If he's not on the road, he may be at his place down in Punta Gorda.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,529
Posted By mark1305
I'm guessing that would be Steeny . He seemed to...

I'm guessing that would be Steeny . He seemed to follow Jeff Foxworthy"s guide to Southern speak when I met him that time in McRae in his description of yall's relationship. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,529
Posted By mark1305
Wow! I haven't been to a Chain Gang specific...

Wow! I haven't been to a Chain Gang specific rally since the pre-MOA rally in Greenville, OH back around 2005 I believe. But I have camped in the Chain Gang area at an MOA Rally even though I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 941,410
Posted By mark1305
I may have missed a page somewhere, but what...

I may have missed a page somewhere, but what happened to the first Dirtster Doug? Is it still in the stable after making the Magadan run a reality?
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By mark1305
Duplicolor 500 Degree Ceramic Engine Enamel in...

Duplicolor 500 Degree Ceramic Engine Enamel in either Cast Coat Aluminum or Semi Gloss Black has worked well for me on any engine parts other than exhausts. Cures very hard and chip resistant after...
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