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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2013, 07:27 PM
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Posted By STARSKEY
Methinks you have a morbid curiosity.

Methinks you have a morbid curiosity.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22,290
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Posted By STARSKEY
Good luck guys. I'm envious. I'm spending my last...

Good luck guys. I'm envious. I'm spending my last week of vacation reroofing my garage. NOT so fun. Take lots of pictures!
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,422
Posted By STARSKEY
I feel your pain....sorta:

Earlier this year I was with some friends in the vast wasteland of the Arizona strip north of the Grand Canyon. In the span of one day I had a coyote run along the side of the road with me, a big...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,053
Posted By STARSKEY
Good job on your first ride report! I'll jump in...

Good job on your first ride report! I'll jump in with a few more details:

All the times I appear to be sleeping/praying.....I'm consulting the map on my tankbag! I used to spend a LOT of time out...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,773
Views: 301,024
Posted By STARSKEY
If none of the locals nab them and you'd be...

If none of the locals nab them and you'd be interested in shipping them (on my dime) to Utah, I'd be interested. I'm working on converting my XL500S to something more aggressive than trailwings, and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15,194
Views: 2,274,088
Posted By STARSKEY
RAWR....wish I had the fundage. I suppose you...

RAWR....wish I had the fundage. I suppose you don't want to trade for a clean '79 XL500S, right? :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
I cannot begin to describe your level of...

I cannot begin to describe your level of awesomeness. With wiring diagram in hand, I gallpod to the grarage and began starting from "the beginning". I start the bike and make sure the signals didn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
Ugh!

First good, long day of riding the XL500S and the turn signals stopped working. :eek1 Could it be something as simple as the fuse? Of course not! Guess it's time to start taking things apart and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22,290
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Posted By STARSKEY
They were quite de-bone....wha? :uhoh

They were quite de-bone....wha? :uhoh
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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Posted By STARSKEY
Cafe Sabor Bear Lake 21 E 75 N, Garden...

Cafe Sabor Bear Lake

21 E 75 N,
Garden City UT 84028


Good Mexican food,decent prices, large covered patio seating on the front of the building so you can oogle your dirty bike while you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2012, 09:03 PM
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Posted By STARSKEY
so, what did YOU do today? Here's what Warp9man and I did:

Asphalt to Monte Cristo, dirt to Garden City, fill up the tummy and the tank, dirt to Hardware Ranch, asphalt to Avon, dirt to Liberty, and then asphalt home again.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Is you is tryin' ta start up sum sorta one a dem...

Is you is tryin' ta start up sum sorta one a dem motorseekle clubs? Ware the peeps all gotta congregate on skedual? Nex ting ya knowe we be payin' due and wareen dem oversized patches stitched on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2012, 08:30 PM
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Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Sunday Ride

Warp9man and I will be departing Clinton on Sunday at 9AM...planning on making Garden City between 12 and 1 if all goes well to catch some lunch before coming back. If you'd care to join us, let me...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Sunday ride

Just hung some Wolfman luggage on the XL500S and I'm going to go give it the "shake down" test run on Sunday. Plan on slabbing up Monte Cristo way, then cutting across the backroads to Bear Lake via...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15,194
Views: 2,274,088
Posted By STARSKEY
gratuitous self bump

gratuitous self bump
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
That's kinda the direction I think I am going to...

That's kinda the direction I think I am going to head. My riding buddy works for Warp9Racing. Think I'm just going to send it in to work with him and let him relace it to a 21" rim and be done with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15,194
Views: 2,274,088
Posted By STARSKEY
DR650 Stock tank.

Next on the Shopping block:

A tank.
Not a Sherman tank, nor a think tank.....a DR650 tank:

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r519/1starskey1/2012-08-231637522.jpg

My friend took it off...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
The hub, axle, and spacers are all different part...

The hub, axle, and spacers are all different part numbers plus the speedo hookup is on the other side.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,178
Posted By STARSKEY
That's a nice offer. If you weren't 8.5 hours...

That's a nice offer. If you weren't 8.5 hours away from me, I think I'd take you up on it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22,290
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Posted By STARSKEY
That's cool how you stop mid-way through a ride...

That's cool how you stop mid-way through a ride to re-oil your air filter element. We could all stand to learn a little something from your attention to preventative maintenance!

:clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2012, 03:34 PM
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Posted By STARSKEY
Here's a listing of their local training...

Here's a listing of their local training locations and contact info:
http://nm.msf-usa.org/msf/ridercourses.aspx?state=UT
My wife and I took the one at Newgate Mall in Ogden a few years ago, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
?

I can't find anyone saying one way or the other, but I presume the Cheng Shin probably isn't DOT approved?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-19-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15,194
Views: 2,274,088
Posted By STARSKEY
3.00-23

I am in need of a DOT legal 3.00-23 tire for my old Honda. It's hard to justify spending $72 + shipping :eek1 for a front tire on a $500 motorcycle. Anyone have one lying around that needs a good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2012, 10:47 PM
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Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
tyres

:eek1

If the 23s keep getting more scarce and more expensive, I fear I may have to relace the front hub to a 21, and maybe even drop my rear to a 17 to try and keep the steering geometry right.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,189
Views: 584,024
Posted By STARSKEY
Rawr?

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r519/1starskey1/2012-07-29120324.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22,290
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Posted By STARSKEY
?

You mean like pedaling and stuff, right? :huh
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By STARSKEY
On/Off/On again

If you like to bounce back and forth between street and dirt, this can be a fun route, even for a big bike:

-Ogden to Liberty (via the North Ogden Pass)-street.
-Liberty to Avon-dirt.
-Avon to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15,194
Views: 2,274,088
Posted By STARSKEY
Thumb Sold

I bought these brand new a few years ago. Label says size 36, I wear a 36, so I bought them without trying them on. Got home, ripped the tags off, jumped into them and..... WRONG! They fit more like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Big Day!

Well, big evening I guess is a better description. After final bolt check/fluid check/happy with what I've added and adjusted check, I took the new-to-me old bike out on it's shakedown run. On the...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,933
Posted By STARSKEY
I ran a pair of dirtbagz on my DR650SE for a...

I ran a pair of dirtbagz on my DR650SE for a year, and never had a single problem with them, even after dumping the bike and landing so hard on the right side that it melted my number plate into the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
That's a great park....hidden enough to avoid...

That's a great park....hidden enough to avoid most of the uber-annoying tourist traffic.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,178
Posted By STARSKEY
Anyone found a good luggage setup for this bike?...

Anyone found a good luggage setup for this bike? Looks like dirtbagz doesn't make a bag frame for this thing.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-30-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Eek Uh, yeah. What was the thing about super-sized...

Uh, yeah. What was the thing about super-sized front tires in the late 70s and early 80s? I'm sure I can find replacements, but something tells me they are way less abundant than 21"

I wonder how...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
I kickeded it over cold with no choke. It lit on...

I kickeded it over cold with no choke. It lit on the second try.....that's part of what told me this might be "the one"...ya know? I was teaching my wife to start it this afternoon (she got spoiled...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,178
Posted By STARSKEY
Thumb Well lookie here:

Given this morning's purchase:

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r519/1starskey1/2012-07-29120324.jpg

I think I shall be on this forum a lot in the near future.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Wink I'm baaaaaaaaaack..........

After almost two years of not riding due to lack-of-bike-due-to-lack-of-money (had to sell our matched set of DR650SE's to buy the wife a car) I am happy to announce that I picked up this little...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Hey U-tards!

Just wanted to pop on the site and say hello. I miss riding with you peeeples and I hate to admit it but I even miss the crappy jokes and harassment too.

Sadly, this crap-tastic economy...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99,906
Views: 19,175,108
Posted By STARSKEY
Bluhduh Just in case.......

...........if any of you fine people are looking for another good DR650, I'm having to get rid of mine. It's in Utah. It's Farkled. I'm gonna miss it.

Take a look: :huh
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,439
Posted By STARSKEY
Bluhduh Sad Day

As some of you might have noticed (or maybe not at all) I have been quite absent from the riding scene this season.

Sadly, we had to trade off my wifes DR650 early this year, and I have just not...
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