AR-NWA ADV BS thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    Enjoy the ride you Old Git. :D
  2. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    Happy bday joe!

    Have a safe trip OJ!

    Doc we are busy today bit may ride to Eureka tomorrow. Ill let you know if we do.
  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    If you ask nicely and buy me dinner maybe. :lol3
  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Would love to but I figure it's gonna be a couple more weeks before I start riding dirt.
  5. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    ok..please ride with me, taco bell is on me and you bring the lube! :evil
  6. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    oh..okay then...:cry
  7. MountainMoto

    MountainMoto Ain't Life Grand

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    Are you riding the DR Charlie? I could probably go if mostly backroads/county road. The XT is rarin' to go. It has been in the hot sun at the front porch since the big ride and a shorter ride, and I barely get the button pushed and it fires up perfectly, without choking! Anyway the XT is ready, I am ready, now I just gotta find the (all day) wiggle room.

    Fortunately since the ex likes to claim she has Elly on holidays (and me the other 97%) Mem day might be free for me and I can clear my head and remember. I actually would not mind a chunk of pavement (to avoid the dust) if 55-60 was enough vroom.

    this is a big fat maybe on the ride monday, as always. But let us know the meeting loc if the ride happens. I will know either way by sunday(ish) :lol3

    Now back out to the flea-market of a yard I have, getting hot, :puke1

    ALSO: Standing over the bike pondering this Sat morning, here is a bit of XT trivia: The front fender can do a 120 degree backbend for a bit and be back to perfect original (I assume most fenders can do this). Now for a plastic gas tank and skid plate.

  8. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Taco Bell????? I'm easy, not cheap. :lol3
  9. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    I'm both, take me. :freaky
  10. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I fixed the muffler bracket on XTique. Well sorta, its not going to fall off. :norton
    I cut a piece of stainless pipe down the length of it.
    Made a strip about 3/4" wide from it and rolled it around the muffler.
    Its not as tight as I'd like but its good enough till I think of something else. :deal


    Pulled the madmax tank from the shed and doing some welding on it.
    Trying to fix the few leaks it has and clean the welds up and start filling
    it and hope I can make it look somewhat presentable. It will take XTique
    from 3.1 gallons to 5 gallons. :D
  11. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Productive day for everyone it seems. I got up at 5:00 this morning, and piddled around the house until 8. McDonalds hash browns and coffee with ice-cream (have to order separate and ask them to combine it), and McSkillet burrito to brighten the day. After that I had to go around town chasing new ignition points for the van.... 2 hours later, and I had the van running again.. :evil If the van is rocking, no need to be knocking!
  12. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    Thanks Ted and Chuck. What did ya get me?:ear
  13. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    so..are you home in the USA finally?? :thumb

    well lets see... a few of these :flip :flip :flip


    and a bunch of this .... travis will return it to you with the dog :rofl

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  14. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    IF, and thats a big IF, we ride tomorrow, want me to send you a waypoint of where to meet us in HSV?
  15. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Got my R5 out for a ride today. I was planning to go to NWA Motorsports new place and pick-up a sparkplug wrench to keep on the bike. (It is a 2 smoker after all):jose
    I wasn't sure where there new place was so I overshot it going East on 412. No problem, I turned around next door to that place that boards dogs and sells pirate costumes. Wait for about 60 bikes to go by Westbound,:clap and a few cars, then I pull out Westbound and run up through a few gears. I start braking and downshifting while looking in my mirror to make sure I don't get squashed from behind, and almost overshoot the driveway. (should have:huh). Trying to turn in I get unsettled by the curb-thing that so many driveways have at the entrance, and run wide into the grass.:eek1
    Yeah.. I was still on the front brake....yeah.. I washed out the front and did a nosedive into the grass with the bike on it's left side.:muutt :rofl
    I was going maybe 5mph at the time, talk about embarrassing.:shog
    Unfortunately my left foot was pinned under the bike, that wouldn't have been to bad except the toe of my boot was pointed to the rear.:eek1
    I turned my body (by rolling around like a pig in mud) and my foot came free. I stood-up while taking "personal inventory" and everything still worked, but the ankle did hurt. Started to pick-up the bike, and didn't get it halfway before one of the NWAM guys was there to help.
    MUCH THANKS!!! :clap:thumb
    He pushed the bike up to the front of the shop, after asking if I was OK, and we gave the bike a quick once-over.
    No broken levers, no split grips, no bent or broken gear shift lever, but the forks/bars are tweaked.:cry

    So I limped into the store, had a look around, and purchased a spark-plug wrench. Then kicked the old girl a couple of times, she started fine, and limped her on home. I WAS looking forward to some two-lane blacktop ridding today, but shit happens.:D

    The bike did fine on the four-lane power/speed wise, but my fingers did get a bit tingly by Tontitown. I think I'll try the silicone/lead shot trick on my "new" bars.

    Now I have a goose-egg on the outside of my left ankle, I have done two rounds of the ice/heat therapy. I think I will put-off getting it x-rayed until at least Monday and see how it goes. After a couple of more ice/heat cycles I'm wrapping it up in an Ace bandage and going to tinker with my bike.:wink:
  16. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!!!:freaky
  17. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    am wondering if any of you NWA guys know how to ride :rofl

    way too many injuries lately! :huh
  18. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    a sonic double cheese burger sure sounds good! :clap


    do I have one or get one? NOPE! :cry
  19. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    If the bars are tweaked, just loosen the triple clamps on the tubes and retweak em the other way. I would almost bet you just smack it against the stop once or twice and they will straighten too.
  20. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    Yes, that's exactly what I plan to do. I have spent some time riding with tweaked fronts from playing in the dirt.
    I thought I had that out of my system. LOL

    The swelling had gone down on my ankle....until I hobbled around the kitchen fixing a late lunch. Back on the ice-pack.