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Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By modre
[quote=ysr612]"modre" you sir give very bad...

[quote=ysr612]"modre" you sir give very bad advice...
I have a hard time believing that anyone leaving a weekend course feels they are an expert rider. [quote]

I give very good advice...you...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,225
Posted By modre
kudos for you...I like the hutzpa. it's a...

kudos for you...I like the hutzpa.

it's a chore but with some tricks and experience it's well within your ability at home...folks did it all along before consumer emasculation became vogue.

the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By modre
it really doesn't matter which bike...the skills...

it really doesn't matter which bike...the skills are learned in the dirt away from collisions with others...the minute you get into society, all bets are off because it's statistics.

now the...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,225
Posted By modre
once upon a time it was the norm for folks to do...

once upon a time it was the norm for folks to do their own tires.

my, my, how times have changed.


under no circumstances are you to gain mastery over useful skills and exclude the...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By modre
the only reason I bought one is I drill holes in...

the only reason I bought one is I drill holes in stuff...lots of holes.

...and yes I had the bench mounted angle swirly gizmo POS and did them by hand for decades with just eyeball...but the Drill...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By modre
exist or live? :rilla

exist or live?
:rilla
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By modre
well, yes I did...twasn't by accident tho...I dug...

well, yes I did...twasn't by accident tho...I dug it apart and put it back together right...with no prior interest...but then I nailed the series 7 license test with an 83 with no prior either...must...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By modre
imagine that... must be more to it than...

imagine that...

must be more to it than meets the eye...but not something I'd build a whole career around...and yet, people do.

my experience is limited to fixing a 1954 fused house with...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By modre
house wiring: main service wires: 3 (maybe...

house wiring:
main service wires:

3 (maybe 4 if it's newer) wires come into the house... black, white. and green or bare copper. here both black and white are 110v hot AT BIG KILLER AMPS and the...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2008, 04:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,432
Posted By modre
scooters...low seat and slide thru leg room with...

scooters...low seat and slide thru leg room with automatic drive and all hand controls out of the box...a 400+ cc scooter will drag your ass down the road just fine.

I don't believe I would go too...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,826
Posted By modre
I started out with screwdrivers and knees for...

I started out with screwdrivers and knees for YEARS..I thought it was a magic when I got mini tire irons

finally bought the HF machine 2-3 years ago on sale for $39 +$39 and now it's nothing like...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,092,963
Posted By modre
Originally Posted by kittycactus When...

Originally Posted by kittycactus
When the jap bikes were first introduced in the states, how were they received; were people excited about them or were they looked upon with distain like the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 1,092,963
Posted By modre
my first dirt bike was a 1966 500 triumph T100C...

my first dirt bike was a 1966 500 triumph T100C single carb 2 into 1 pipe on the left, brother had a BSA 441 Victor...this was before the Japanese dirt bikes cam in.

then had a 72-3 (the grey one)...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 42,939
Posted By modre
> what scooter should i get? i'm about fifteen...

> what scooter should i get?
i'm about fifteen (total noob to cycles:D) and plan on getting a scooter as the first vehicle i've ever bought with my money. I need something low on cash but high on...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,105
Posted By modre
because of the direction dc current flows... - to...

because of the direction dc current flows... - to +, the universe is wired positive ground...does that upset you to know your newer stuff is wired backwards? the original guys knew the proper...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By modre
list is $2K, I just bought one brand new w/1.7...

list is $2K, I just bought one brand new w/1.7 miles on it for mz. modre for $1600 + paperwork and BS...It should be worth a couple hundred less than that depending on local demand.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,917
Posted By modre
are you mad? I was suggesting a Ruckus...

are you mad?
I was suggesting a Ruckus foundation repowered with a 600 silverwing drive is a passable sizzler...and there's the 30hp on 250 lbs. I was referring to...with your butt 18'" off the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,943
Posted By modre
the fuel filter is inside the tank with the fuel...

the fuel filter is inside the tank with the fuel pump. right side inner.
guys re-pipe it to somewhere on the frame after doing that job once...it's not hard, just more tedious than it needs to be.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,943
Posted By modre
no complaints here. ...I sold it and passed the...

no complaints here.
...I sold it and passed the soap opera on to a believer.
I'm happy, I hope they are.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,943
Posted By modre
I had a 02 RT, bro had a 76-75/6 and a 99 S, bro...

I had a 02 RT, bro had a 76-75/6 and a 99 S, bro in law has a LT.

I bought new for around $17K sold 4 years/28K miles later for $7500.

pick one: hydraulic clutch slaves weep, dry clutch tears...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,160
Posted By modre
stop and go traffic says water cooled and nimble...

stop and go traffic says water cooled and nimble (500 lbs or under), the rest says bigger than 500cc (700+ lbs.) and it doesn't matter.

first question is how hot in traffic can you live with?
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,917
Posted By modre
O good...I've been corrected a 3500 lb. car...

O good...I've been corrected

a 3500 lb. car with 450hp = 7.7 lbs./hp
would be something corvette-ish...a performance minded oiffering

a 500 lb. bike with 90hp =5.5 lbs./hp
would be a real hot...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,917
Posted By modre
mz. modre just got a Ruckus for Christmas...she...

mz. modre just got a Ruckus for Christmas...she loves it...reports say up to 115 mpg...have y'all been following Wan's cross country trip on one? I think these scooters are the future, these and the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 357,437
Posted By modre
at 10 or so I started out building 1/2 dozen+...

at 10 or so I started out building 1/2 dozen+ woods-mini-bikes...learned to weld, fit, tear Briggs engines down and put them together, and ride sideways. last ones were 80cc Yamaha powered with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,658
Posted By modre
>What I'm trying to do here is to gather...

>What I'm trying to do here is to gather information that will help keep government safety-nazi's off of your ass,

photos with hookers are tried and true.

>>wading through a batch of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By modre
while I'm sure it could be done, I haven't...

while I'm sure it could be done, I haven't investigated that...the low sets started when I needed a better position on my T100 for my arthritic...if you've hit that age, the rear sets can only get...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,658
Posted By modre
a 250cc single cylinder dirt bike for the view,...

a 250cc single cylinder dirt bike for the view, nimble weight, and peppy enough torque to compete...with a 9/1 compression ratio for the cheap gas...possibly a lightweight dual sport sidecar to keep...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By modre
you CAN have your cake and eat it too $50 for...

you CAN have your cake and eat it too
$50 for the set + $6.25 Priority Mail.

Here's the feedback:

I have received the lowering brackets and installed them tonight. They are awesome! They...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2007, 03:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,059
Posted By modre
I make 2" peg lowering sets for the new...

I make 2" peg lowering sets for the new bonnevilles that have rave reviews from tall and bad knees.

http://www.triumphrat/bonnie-owners-forum/71528-bonnie-footrest-kit.html

email me at...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,429
Posted By modre
I didn't see this brought up... I would check...

I didn't see this brought up...
I would check the oil level for gas smell and see if it's higher than you left it as well. If you have a float valve stuck open, it can run right into the crankcase....
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,429
Posted By modre
I see what you're saying, but in a side wind the...

I see what you're saying, but in a side wind the force is applied against the bike end of line B at 36" leverage no matter what. all the load is at issue...even the lowest weight.

a lower hitch,...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,429
Posted By modre
that may be true from the operator's perspective...

that may be true from the operator's perspective under sterile lab conditions.

however the height of the hitch is the leverage distance the load can input it's influence over the wheel...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2007, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By modre
here's a lift I made for around $100...raises to...

here's a lift I made for around $100...raises to 33" or so...it's one of the handiest things I've ever made, in use daily for everything from mcs to garden tractors to fabricating table to coffee...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,429
Posted By modre
a couple things I don't like...with a hitch point...

a couple things I don't like...with a hitch point that high, any weight or wind has a leverage advantage to throw the bike side to side...much like an unruly passenger who won't sit still...I'd drop...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,215
Posted By modre
I bought a new 02 RT for all the right reasons...

I bought a new 02 RT for all the right reasons and $16+ big ones.
Bro had a '75-ish 75/6, then a '99 1100S and bro-in law had a '00 LT.
biggest POS I've ever owned.

I came to the conclusion BMW...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By modre
1) Easier with a lift, or on the floor? on a...

1) Easier with a lift, or on the floor?

on a lift 30" high...with a place overhead to raise the rear section, tho you can rope it to the handlebars. the rear upper acts like a car hood.

2)...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By modre
is that the same circuit the attic fan, sump...

is that the same circuit the attic fan, sump pump, ceiling fan, microwave add ons and 1/2 the original house lights are on?...and is it run in 14ga, wire on a 50A screw in fuse?

it's nice to run...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By modre
probably a good call in this case...unless the...

probably a good call in this case...unless the wife has been misbehaving and we're in the penalty phase...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By modre
first, tap on the endo to break the freeze and...

first, tap on the endo to break the freeze and penetrating oil even before you try twisting...this may or may not do it...

if vice grips slip, try a small pipe wrench...they grab harder with...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By modre
there's 2 "hots" and 2 grounds. the white is...

there's 2 "hots" and 2 grounds.
the white is called the neutral and serves as the electrical ground.

the red and black are each 110v making the 220v for the heater and maybe the pump.

the...
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