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Forum: Racing 12-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 98,032
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Go Robby

Plus one on seeing Robby win it. He will have certainly earned it after paying his dues all these years. Last year he had one of his worst times ever with a new vehicle that obviously needed more R &...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 136,061
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Indian Scout

+1

The Scorpion
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 136,061
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Chocolate Swirly Time

My, my, this thread is heading into the toilet with amazing speed.

THE SCORPION
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 90,750
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Hammer Time

Hey,

Glad to see that you are under way. So you got to use your hammer for a sophisticated repair. Cheering for you from my warm dry couch. Have a good ride!

THE SCORPION
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 136,061
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
I Want ABS

I hope Indian reads ADVrider. I rode the Scout at Indian Demo days and noticed that there is even a spot in the speedo display for the ABS status light. Then I looked at the parts fiche on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
The Dome Home

Here's the new tag. If you are out north of Ann Arbor you will have a JOYfull time cruising west on this ROAD. It curves through the woods as it heads towards Dexter. If it turns to pavement, you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Mosquito Alley

Thanks for dropping one in my back yard Fire88dog. Got the bridge over Paint Creek on a lovely evening ride, but I could hardly get out of there fast enough. The place is just buzzing with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7,926
Views: 1,057,954
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Air flow and restriction of flow area

I think the naysayers are worried over nothing. Just because a mesh has 'only' 76% open area, does not automatically mean air flow has been reduced by same amount. The air will flow around the mesh...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 900,628
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Official Supporter

I would like to be an official supporter. PM'd you.

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 922,783
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Laugh I would never do that.

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Familiar Territory

I know EXACTLY where this is, but I am going to let someone else go after it.

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Christ is it cold

Went out this morning at about 9:30 cuz it wus well above freezing, but I still got pretty cold by the time I got here to shoot this picture.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
The Awakening

Gentlemen ... ... ... Start your engines!

The Scorpion
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,579
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Extender looks good

The extender you are attaching looks like it should work well. I made this homemade extender out of a piece of heat formed plastic truck mud flap. I attached this to the stock fender with urethane...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Pray for an early spring

Amen.

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 922,783
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Music Video

Anybody want to listen to a great music video? Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6QIkPYZXA
(KTM 450 rally at full song. Turn up the volume!)

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-13-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 922,783
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Yes It Is

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/5900/zc8g.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-22-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Saline River

Here is the new tag. This is the Saline River.

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/1976/bw4t.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img713/4137/r2mr.jpg

This road heads south off of Mooreville Road west of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-22-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
It's Never Too Wet, Cold, Dark, And Slimey To Go Tagging!

This was just too easy. I go by this spot practically every day on my way home from work.

http://imageshack.us/a/img34/4286/gskh.jpg

And in case anyone wants to know what the historical marker...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 922,783
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Bike

Yes, The smoking girl! :lol3 But all seriousness aside, how about a better pic of the whole bike?

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 922,783
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
KTM Playing Catch Up

Yes there is Kurt trying to keep up with the new Honda CRF450 rally bikes. Even the Alien KTM rider, MC, is eating Honda dust.

Pic is of current leader after five of six days, Barreda.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,757
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Mating Details

Just my two cents. Looking at the gouges in your shift roll detent lever, I would be worried about what caused those. The same thing will probably occur with the replacement part. My guess is that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Eh? Good job on the "Pavement Ends" tag. And yes this...

Good job on the "Pavement Ends" tag. And yes this is a "file photo" I guess. It was shot while out tagging earlier this year. I always shoot a few extra tags in case there is one I don't care for, or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Pavement Ends

Here is another of the 'pavement ends' tags. You'll only have to venture a few feet of the pavement to get it. This East-West road runs like a dotted line across most of southern Washtenaw County. It...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Just Another Funky Day

I was out riding the back roads around Dexter today. I had to stop for a little rest on Gregory Rd. Then I got to thinking: "Boy this scene sure looks familiar. Shot a picture to bring home and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-20-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Yeah

+1 cb.


THE SCORPION
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,587
Views: 698,221
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Farkles

I would put a nice rear sprocket chain guide on that rascal.

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Clues to the moos.

Sorry if the clues might be misleading. The new tag is the cow pasture. The cow pasture is very near the newer tag posted in #466 (the cell tower). The clue there reads: "Cell tower on the first...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 265,082
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Words of Encouragement

Your fan base is rootin' fer ya. Glad to see you made it to Silverton. That's a cool place to hang out if you need to. When you get back on the route, hava good ride! I hope your winch doesn't wear...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
An great evening for a ride

Cruised out west of Saline and picked up this tag.

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/1788/h4uk.jpg

Popped a new tag less than three miles from the last one.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,083
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
G650X countershaft sprocket failure

It is obvious from the picture of the failed sprocket that it was installed correctly (hub facing out). The inner portion of the splines on the sprocket are not sheared off because they are directly...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,083
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Under Seat Pump

As I recall, the under seat pump that comes with the X-Challenge has a lockout built into the end of the barrel near the pump handle. When the 'secondary' piston is locked out, you can use the pump...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,083
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Idle Actuator Positioning In Progress

Ollie,

See the snapshot from page 47 of the Riders Manual. There is no fault, just your bike doing its pre-starting routine. Do not attempt to start the motor until the light quits flashing....
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 265,082
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Shocks?

"Monday morning Doug was repositioning the load in the sidecar box to try to eliminate some of the leaf spring bounce"

After reading this, I got to wondering: "Yeah, leaf springs act like shocks...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
X-Tra Fuel

MT:

Check this post. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8436288#post8436288 Since this post both OEM straps have fatigued and broken. Now I have a 1/8" band iron top strap and an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Judd is Dead

I came to a Dead End. Maybe because a major U.S. highway (U.S.23) lays just beyond the Armco barrier.

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/1272/bksj.jpg

THE SCORPION
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
Went Down to theFarm

Got the Santure tag.


http://imageshack.us/a/img14/1056/l887.jpg

THE SCORPION
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,233
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
X-Challenge Chain Tension

I was reading this ride report with special interest because I own a X-Challenge and I wanted to see how well this bike did. Seems like pretty well. I also picked up on this chain tension debate,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
New Tag

Here is the new tag. Another mosquito infested stop. Hey, I gave blood at lunch. Another beautiful 100% humid 85 degree Michigan day.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9814/2c4p.jpg

This tag...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 62,209
Posted By DESERT SCORPION
West Delhi Road

Tagged, but the mosquitos almost had me for lunch!

http://imageshack.us/a/img4/3539/37dz.jpg

THE SCORPION
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