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Old 03-14-2013, 01:21 AM   #421
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looking good, not much to do now
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:42 AM   #422
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Thanks! Got pics of the Greeves?




No building progress on the bike, but I did go down to the DMV today. I had no title, but after a VIN inspection and filling out a few extra forms and a lot of looking up paperwork codes I got a temporary license plate and paperwork. Real plate and title to be mailed later. Woot!



Apologies to everyone who had to wait in line behind me.
To Paraphrase Mr. Johnny Cash, it took the whole staff and by the time we got done the title weighed 64 pounds! I got it one piece at a time, and it didn't cost mea dime, it's my '74, 76, 77,........... Deserts sled- mobile!....
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:49 AM   #423
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Awesome! The tale of your DMV adventure reminds me of some lyrics from Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time." The exception is to replace "Laughing" with "Gawking in Awe."

So we drove up town just to get the tags
And I headed her right on down main drag
I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around
But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
And when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds.


FUCK! You beat me to it! And you lyrical quotations were so much more accurate! I guess great minds think alike, and you rock, sir.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #424
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I see you shortened the super traps too. Are they fastened on with purpose yet?

Its coming together nicely...
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:32 PM   #425
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Hmmm...I remember getting nothing but shit from Luke when I had a trailer light on my XR....but that light lasted 10 years and cost about 6 bucks.






The bike looks great!! Cant wait to see it tear up some gravel over in Central Oregon....when we going




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Old 03-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #426
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Good find! I see MT250 on the list. And I know someone with a project one. And after today just might be persuaded to take a front fender and/or a handlebar in trade.

The stars are drifting. Will they align? Or will I have to get the clamps out again?
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #427
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not much to do now





I know there isn't, but it sure feels like there's lots.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:00 AM   #428
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I see you shortened the super traps too. Are they fastened on with purpose yet?

Its coming together nicely...

Half attached. They're clamped to the headers so they won't blow off again, but there's no support yet; as-is the header will break if it's ridden for much distance.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:06 AM   #429
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Hmmm...I remember getting nothing but shit from Luke when I had a trailer light on my XR....but that light lasted 10 years and cost about 6 bucks.






The bike looks great!! Cant wait to see it tear up some gravel over in Central Oregon....when we going





Local first. Is there still a two drink minimum to ride Sandlake on weekends?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #430
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On a very important tangent, Rick fixed the heater for his motor home. This will be very nice at the Desert 100, which is in just a couple of weeks.

There's a little switch buried in the back that detects that the fan is working and enables the heat. It was making intermittent contact when we tested it, so it was replaced.



There's a little more work to do before testing it, but I like its chances.
Hey Rick,

Sometimes the sail switch problems mean the blower motor is getting tired.

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #431
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Hey Rick,

Sometimes the sail switch problems mean the blower motor is getting tired.

-John
That makes sense. The inter-web was full of info (mostly good) regarding this issue, main points were making sure the blower motor fan was clean (lots of crud slows it down) and making sure the air flow was unrestricted in hoses etc.

As it turns out, when we tested the switch with an ohm meter, it was definitely faulty, the action inside the switch was pretty "crunchy" and the circuit was intermittent at best. (Much better than finding something only slightly iffy and not knowing if you've found the problem )

All cleaned and reassembled now and working like a champ. If we ever hookup in our neck of the woods,we can at least keep you guys warm and dry!
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #432
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To Paraphrase Mr. Johnny Cash, it took the whole staff and by the time we got done the title weighed 64 pounds! I got it one piece at a time, and it didn't cost mea dime, it's my '74, 76, 77,........... Deserts sled- mobile!....
That is UNREAL-----here in the Nanny state of doped out libs the DMV would have referred you to the CHP who would have been waiting with a firing squad.

I can see the DMV clerk now...... "you want to put THAT on the pristine California highways?"

no way would that ever fly here! lol
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:58 PM   #433
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Believe it or not, you could actually could register a bike like that in CA using form SB100 (special construction vehicles). That's how all the custom-built bikes and cars get license plates. Makes it seem even that much more ridiculous that we can register custom-built vehicles, but cannot convert dirtbikes, doesn't it?
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #434
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Good find! I see MT250 on the list. And I know someone with a project one. And after today just might be persuaded to take a front fender and/or a handlebar in trade.

The stars are drifting. Will they align? Or will I have to get the clamps out again?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:02 PM   #435
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No ride report from Eddieville? You and Doc Sprocket need to give a tiny little update on your race adventures (or mis-adventures---fixed!)
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