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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By mark1305
Back on this side of the country, I'm a big fan...

Back on this side of the country, I'm a big fan of Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC. A few miles north of the BRP on US 276. Great food on the weekends and great owners.

Also...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By mark1305
Once you have to get back on US1 at New Smyna and...

Once you have to get back on US1 at New Smyna and go through Edgewater and then quite a few miles, watch for a fork in the road where SR 3 branches to the left (southbound) and enters the Merritt...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By mark1305
On parts with no bearings or blind passages to...

On parts with no bearings or blind passages to trap sand, I have used extremely light sandblasting followed by Duplicolor 500F Ceramic Engine Enamel in Cast Coat Aluminum. I always let that paint...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 924,886
Posted By mark1305
Which swap meet? Wasn't Webster, was it? Nice...

Which swap meet? Wasn't Webster, was it? Nice Buell.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By mark1305
Along with the different muffler from the NSU...

Along with the different muffler from the NSU pictured, the one in the OP's pic has an open chainguard.

I zoomed way in on the tank, and it almost looks like the name Cirrus followed by an...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By mark1305
An interesting parallel - Jeep YJ Wranglers with...

An interesting parallel - Jeep YJ Wranglers with the AX-15 gearbox had the transmission lube specs changed by Chrysler Corp from 90W gear lube to 10W30 motor oil. Seems to hold up fine.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By mark1305
Can't see the pic. If you're trying to attach...

Can't see the pic. If you're trying to attach directly it doesn't work on here any more. You have to embed a link to pictures hosted on a photo hosting site like Smugmug or Photobucket, etc.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 924,886
Posted By mark1305
Yep, spare bedroom became the "clean room" for...

Yep, spare bedroom became the "clean room" for rebuilding that motor after spinning a rod bearing at the track.

My GF's first husband was a boilermaker by trade, and at times they ran their own...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 924,886
Posted By mark1305
Cool engine stand. That's what I liked...

Cool engine stand.

That's what I liked about Ducati 900 engines - you could mount the engine/bike on the engine stand and literally remove the bike from around the motor, work on the motor, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
You'll love it. BRMC has great food on site (I...

You'll love it. BRMC has great food on site (I gained three lbs the first time we held the rally there). Plenty of decent riding all around the location. And the rally regulars are an eclectic...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
But I do, Kevin. With a cabin I'm almost getting...

But I do, Kevin. With a cabin I'm almost getting too old and stiff to crawl into. :D

http://mark1305.smugmug.com/Other/Boat-Stuff/Gulf-Coast-20-Sailboat/i-3qkcHQf/0/M/DSCN3876-M.jpg

1972...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
Yeah that's what I meant about his Southernisms...

Yeah that's what I meant about his Southernisms without getting too detailed - like many folks around there (and I'm from Macon with all Southern roots) he was specific in referring to you as his...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,737
Posted By mark1305
Good logic on the R65. I have a R80 ST,...

Good logic on the R65.

I have a R80 ST, and if you can find one for reasonable money its a great choice, even without "G/S-ifyfing" it.

Nice and light, low gearing, and when I compared...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-18-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 577,079
Posted By mark1305
That is too cool! By any chance do they...

That is too cool!

By any chance do they know rtwdoug? If he's not on the road, he may be at his place down in Punta Gorda.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
I'm guessing that would be Steeny . He seemed to...

I'm guessing that would be Steeny . He seemed to follow Jeff Foxworthy"s guide to Southern speak when I met him that time in McRae in his description of yall's relationship. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
Wow! I haven't been to a Chain Gang specific...

Wow! I haven't been to a Chain Gang specific rally since the pre-MOA rally in Greenville, OH back around 2005 I believe. But I have camped in the Chain Gang area at an MOA Rally even though I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 924,886
Posted By mark1305
I may have missed a page somewhere, but what...

I may have missed a page somewhere, but what happened to the first Dirtster Doug? Is it still in the stable after making the Magadan run a reality?
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By mark1305
Duplicolor 500 Degree Ceramic Engine Enamel in...

Duplicolor 500 Degree Ceramic Engine Enamel in either Cast Coat Aluminum or Semi Gloss Black has worked well for me on any engine parts other than exhausts. Cures very hard and chip resistant after...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,720
Views: 369,848
Posted By mark1305
I tripped over excess bike and Jeep stuff ...

I tripped over excess bike and Jeep stuff getting to tools to troubleshoot a lawnmower. :D (Same as most days)

I seriously need to get on track with Jeep and bike projects while we are in...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
Trust me, the ole lady can't handle both dogs due...

Trust me, the ole lady can't handle both dogs due to her physical infirmities. So I'm committed to dog sitting until the owner finishes basic training then Class A tech training. The only out is if...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
You might have a point there, Mark. That worked...

You might have a point there, Mark. That worked out well for GSBS. :deal :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,179
Posted By mark1305
Good time to start planning.... only four months?...

Good time to start planning.... only four months? Damn!

Anyway, unless something changes I'm out for this one. But for a good cause. I'm temporarily fostering a Catahoula Leopard Hound through the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,917
Views: 437,414
Posted By mark1305
Merry Christmas Kevin! Oh.... that was...

Merry Christmas Kevin! Oh.... that was yesterday.....

And Happy New Year!
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,386
Posted By mark1305
I just use 1/4 inch Tygon clear-yellow fuel line....

I just use 1/4 inch Tygon clear-yellow fuel line. No clamps or zipties needed. I do change it out about every 18 months or so as the ethanol hardens it up. But until it hardens it is nice and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,160
Posted By mark1305
The R80 G/S and ST models came stock with 37/11,...

The R80 G/S and ST models came stock with 37/11, but both use the three lug hub rather than four lugs.

I believe that is the lowest ratio for airheads.

That 107 at 7K sounds right ...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,238
Posted By mark1305
Here's a thought: (rare for me) My R80 ST...

Here's a thought: (rare for me)

My R80 ST has occasional problems with the idle circuit on the left carb (more than the right side). The configuration of the breather tubes inside the airbox...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By mark1305
Yeah, I'm doing the MMO in the fuel, too. ...

Yeah, I'm doing the MMO in the fuel, too. Figured cover all the bases.

The first oil change after starting the MMO came out looking like it was carrying a lot of gunk in it.

I may try...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By mark1305
I live in Merritt Island and agree with Waybill's...

I live in Merritt Island and agree with Waybill's suggestions as to where to alternate on and off I-95, US1, and old Dixie Highway.

The roads up around Rome, GA described are good choices, but...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By mark1305
I had one collect a bit of sludge or something in...

I had one collect a bit of sludge or something in the tiny little passage. I cleaned it out and put it back and no more problems. But when the idiot light flickers and then comes on while riding,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By mark1305
I always thought Marvel Mystery Oil to be a snake...

I always thought Marvel Mystery Oil to be a snake oil, but after my Jeep started fouling plugs big time in two cylinders and using oil despite good and even compression readings I suspected stuck...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,402
Posted By mark1305
Mods: Thanks for all you do to improve and keep...

Mods: Thanks for all you do to improve and keep this place optimized.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 649,151
Posted By mark1305
I've never heard anyone testify to it working,...

I've never heard anyone testify to it working, but if the Ascot clutch doesn't work out, it may be possible to soak the old plates in either mineral spirits or kerosene for a while. Maybe even clean...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 649,151
Posted By mark1305
Something else to consider if the extra power is...

Something else to consider if the extra power is making the clutch slip: BMW F650s (at least the older carbed Funuros/STs) don't tolerate EC rated oils. They will make a stock motor slip the clutch...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 577,079
Posted By mark1305
Thanks. The wife passed back in 2002. I worked...

Thanks. The wife passed back in 2002. I worked into 2003 then became Mr Mom full time. It was time well spent, but it appears that now my daughter is 22, she inherited the worst genes from both...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 577,079
Posted By mark1305
Thanks. I hope so - need some. And I needed...

Thanks. I hope so - need some.

And I needed to make up for being a slacker. My late wife made lots of donations and volunteered a bunch to help out kids when our daughter was in elementary...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 577,079
Posted By mark1305
What Have I Got Myself Into This Time?

Saw a news story recently on one of the Orlando stations about a website Dogs on Deployment (DoD.com). I had been trying to convince the GF we should try and foster another dog to give my...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,318
Posted By mark1305
At the rate we reach decisions, this is probably...

At the rate we reach decisions, this is probably a good time to start the process. :D


I'm ambivalent - I love Phil and Leslie's food and hospitality. Love the location. Not afraid to try...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By mark1305
I agree, these incidents should be reported to...

I agree, these incidents should be reported to whatever highway safety organization applies in your country. They can get Avon's attention a little more quickly than just a few random complainants. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 577,079
Posted By mark1305
From the useless drivel dept.....

No relationship to fishing for sails in WPB, but during the almost 5 years I was stationed in Key West, during the winter months folks would just go out to the sea buoy and troll circles around it...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,156
Posted By mark1305
Here's my R80 ST with stock USA High bars. ...

Here's my R80 ST with stock USA High bars.
http://mark1305.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R80-ST/i-2ZLCRt8/0/M/DSCN0900-M.jpg

Then with Magura Euro low bars which were a little too low and too...
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