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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.
BP... you look an awful lot like Michael Douglas. or is it Ryan Gosling?
Danke Dieter! Now is the time in the show Liebe meine Abschminke! beruhre meinen Affen nicht!
That's ok Tony I've realized I don't have one now since I lost my hair but if the lights are just right and my favorite song is play'n I think I can pull off the "Human Jack-o-Lantern fer ye and I've had so much radiation this past year I wont even have to use a match
Overcast and breezy today at Barber's. Perfect weather to watch some vintage racing.
Almost time for my KTM/Ducati demos, see you kids later!
Some discussion on getting tags for a new KTM recently.....might I make a few suggestions along those lines:
A. If you are not going to use it as a dedicated race bike, buy something that ends with "EXC-F" or "W".
B. Personally, I'd recommend a four stroke that is either an EXC-F or ends in "W" but everybody needs to experience a two stroke at some point in their life.
C. If you buy a bike and you want to put a tag on it, ensure the MSO says "Motorcycle" and not anything like "Off Road Only" or "Not for Highway" use.
Why do I make these suggestions:
A. You will be pissed off when you try to put lights on the bike so that it appears to be street legal and you are pulling your hair out trying to figure out how to route the wiring, how to attach the "Kit" you bought that the guy on the phone said is super easy, you get on the pavement and your bike is screaming because your 6th gear isn't high enough, and after riding your bike for a while you are performing the maintenance that is required and everybody else is out riding.
B. Remember that part above about your bike screaming...two strokes just don't run smooth at a constant throttle setting and tend to surge when riding on pavement at a constant speed. Plus you'll be carrying bottles of gas in your backpack, have an oversize tank which will negate your weight savings, or be pushing your bike home. Two stroke don't get the fuel mileage a four stroke does. Now that said, I don't have any experience with the new EFI two strokes and I will admit the YZ 125 I had is still the most fun I have ever had on two wheels so they have their advantages but at this point, if it isn't a four stroke with a magic button, I am not buying it.
C. Nothing is impossible given enough time and money but do you really want to spend that much time and money getting your bike street legal? Even if the MSO says motorcycle, you are in the gray area as far as the DMV is concerned and if you don't check the right blocks you could be in for a surprise. Check them all correctly and it is a piece of cake.
I am passing along what I have learned from experience in the last five years.
Good luck whatever you decide to do.
I'm with ya brother....I'll be there regardless of the weather, riding conditions, you name it...all we need is a campfire, food, liquid courage, and some bench racing.....good times will preside! Can't wait for next weekend!
Got out for a couple of hours this morning. Perdido River then over to Perdido Key for a few minutes.
I've read several complaints lately about Forma boots leaking, but no problem here.
I think I was on that same set of rocks about 1:00!!
Perfect weather for walking the vendor booths and watching some vintage racing!!
well the hard labor Creek Enduro was a dry event. We were praying for rain.All went well with no injuries. The trophies were extra special for this event thought I would show you what they look like, pretty cool!! What a great way to be remembered.
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Just missed you then, had to do my KTM demo at 1pm.
They cancelled the races for Sunday and sent everybody home this afternoon. On my way home, I had my rear axle slide out and lock my rear wheel up at 75mph on I-65. Not fun.
I just can't have a boring motorcycle trip.
Dammit man! At least you're ok I guess. Never heard of that happening.
Alright, how did that happen....did you loose the axle nut?
Important thing is you are alright.
Geez, That sucks!
We left around 1:30 and stopped for bbq near Columbiana. Made it back to Evergreen around 5.
We saw a couple of bikes on the side of the Interstate in Montgomery and saw EMS just arriving, but everybody appeared to be standing and ok. Hope that wasn't you guys.
Hope all are ok. WE have NO POWER. Off since 11 Last night. In camper now making coffee.
Other wise no big deal.
I had put loctite on it and torqued to spec before leaving Thursday too. Never had that happen on a bike before but the factory nut was not a locknut and does not have a cotter pin.
Nah, that wasn't me. I'm fine and was by myself.
It felt like the rear went flat at first then it locked up hard, then came loose and locked up again (wheel cocked to one side then the other). Luckily I was at an exit when it started happening and immediately hit the shoulder and went down the off ramp in a controlled skid.
The threads on that axle shaft are some hard to find pitch so nobody had a replacement in the town I got stuck in, not even the Yamaha dealer. I did the only thing I could think of to fix it at the time.
I bought a die for 5/8 threads and recut the axle shaft threads by hand on the counter in a hardware store. I then put a 5/8 locknut (and lots of loctite) on it and that's how I made it home before the storm around 10pm last night.
The rear tire sidewalls were melted but no cord was showing so I continued on using that tire but it will need replaced.
The tire sidewall is like that on both sides from rubbing the insides of the rear shocks. There were piles of melted tire rubber stuck to everything when it first happened.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need a cup of coffee as I order some parts and maybe a lotto ticket.
Oh, my power just came back on while I was typing this. No damage at my place on the Blackwater.
All fine in Crestview, no power loss. My neighbors trash is in my yard. Soon as it stops raining I will knock on his door to have his dumbass come clean it up.
All of our power in Daphne is run underground. Which is AWESOME! So no power loss. Did wake up early this morning and decided to take a ride in the truck around Baldwin County. Went to Bayfront Park in Daphne, then to Weeks Bay, and on down thru Magnolia Springs to Bon Secour. Also checked on Big Daddy's Grill on Fish River. They looked ok. Might have had some slight flooding overnight but the water had receded a bit by the time I got over there.
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I went to a wedding reception at their house last night off of pine forest road. I didn't get home until midnight. It was and is all good here in pensacola.
Nice Job!! I was planning to go but ended up with my sons friends 3 dogs due to the storm....long unpleasant story. Weekend Ruint!! You racing today too?