Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Just Monkeying Around

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    Mark,

    No we only tow the 5th wheel with it an what ever I need to tow for our own use that the F-250 don't like.

    The KW is titled as a motorhome in Ohio, fridge, Micro wave, TV, inverter for 110, twin bunks in the sleeper, and has motorhome plates, can't tow for hire or could be big buck fine if I'm caught.

    She has a 14.7 liter Detroit that flashes to 625hp and a Eaton 10 speed Auto shift with the top 2 gears over drives. 3.53 gears and 24.5" rubber, speed limiter set at 125 mph and I know she will do it. Fun truck to drive, but then I don't do it for a living, but fun to travel in.

    Built the flat bed for her and haul our slightly moded 40 hp golf cart behind the sleeper, GC has a V twin Kolher that has been blue printed, ported and polished, and a roller cam, carb reworked, lift kit I built and 22" tires, the motors out of a welder and started out as a 25 hp, I built it and had to do some experimenting till it ran like I wanted it, it'll do 51 mph GPSed, it's a real blast in the sand down south in the winter.

    Dave
  2. vivid dadas

    vivid dadas Been here awhile

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    Great pics, I haven't been on here much and didn't know you had made the trip. You take great pictures. I thought you would snowed out in GNP.
  3. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Just Monkeying Around

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    Meef, you shot some truly awesome pics, and the quality is also very good, tell me it wasn't with your commando. Looks like youinz had a tarific time.

    Dave
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Thanks. Canon Elph.
  5. somecallmetim

    somecallmetim Surf &/or Die

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    Just as a point of refrence the other bkes i have put a few miles on were a 01 fz1, 05 dr650, & 01 Guzzi Quota. I loved them all in thier own way.

    I only purchased the nc over the wee strom due to price, I do think the strom is slightly better in most ways. the only advantage the nc has is mpg. I got about 5 to 10mpg better than mark on most of the trip, saving maybe $100. big.fucking.deal. They are making a nc750x for 2014...

    That said, I do love the nc & intend to keep it for a good long while. I only missed the hp of my fz1 going into a 30mph headwind in montana & one foolish pass attempt on Cali rt299. I only missed the dr the 0.5% of the time we were in mud or sand. I only missed the heartbeat of the quota when i was moving instead of tighting the shifter linkage or fixing an oil leak or replacing some other part that vibrated off or not paying for premium gas...
  6. ziggie

    ziggie n00b

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    Those pumpkin shots are crazy kewl.
  7. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2016

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    Nice summary of some nice bikes...love Italian character, particularly on a borrowed bike!



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  8. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    A few of us are going back to Ray Rays (Ace of Cups) for the wings and a Bela Lugosi movie (it is his birthday) tomorrow night. Going to be raining. If you are not doing anything else consider swinging by.

    10/17

    Also looking for a person or two that is interested in going to the pumpkin show for a couple of hours Friday night.

    I am sort of a D-bag, so it would be helpful if you were nice. If you are a D-bag too we will probably fight.
  9. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    You could have just said "Except Whitey"

    :lol3
  10. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    which sort of D-bag are you?
  11. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Probably thought that was a given. LOL
  12. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    So are you looking for people to keep you from being beaten up or a D&D to make sure you don't get arrested for DUI as you leave? :D
  13. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I can take care of myself, but I am getting older & I assume there are some pretty big, ornery, farm boys down there.

    I do not partake in the firewater while operating motor vehicles & (if I had any) guns would also be left in the safe.
  14. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    So you just want people who will cheer you on while you eat a whole pumpkin pie? :lol3
  15. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    One of the things I wanted to do to my newly acquired GS was to direct wire the power port under the seat to the battery. My intention is to use this port to power my gerbings jacket as well as an air compressor in addition to be an access point for a battery tender. I am planning on fusing this with a 15A fuse.

    My questions are: is 15A enough and if so what gauge wire would you recommend? The distance to the battery is less than 12".

    I should clarify: I know the 15A fuse is OK for the Gerbings but I'm not sure about what an air compressor would need.

    Thanks!!
  16. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Most power ports have a 10A fuse. That gives you 120W available (really like 130-140W running). My Slime compressor works just fine on a 10A fuse. You may want to look at your compressor to be sure.
  17. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I've got a 15A in mine, powers a compressor or vest no problem. 18 ga or bigger should be fine.
  18. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    Ruppster brings up a good point (whether he meant to or not) about checking the specs on the compressor. I don't have one yet so what recommendations do any of you have?

    Meef, thanks for the info. I have 16G wire on the shelf and a 15A fuse holder so that should work. Appreciate it!
  19. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Like I said, mine is a Slime brand. Cheapo from Walmart.
  20. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Not sure exactly what gauge, ( I'd guess 16) but I power everything from the battery tender hookup that came with it. I just changed the fuse to a 10 amp one. No problems with an electric jacket and gloves, or a slime compressor.