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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,943
Posted By atomicalex
Sometimes I forget where I am and just split...

Sometimes I forget where I am and just split anyway. Then, I sort of feel guilty, but not. :1drink
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
MRIs are in. Two bad discs, one old and not...

MRIs are in. Two bad discs, one old and not really that much worse, one new.

Looks like my trail riding career is probably on hold for a while until I get this sorted. :(

I'll still be in for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By atomicalex
Bifocals, you say? For the price, these are...

Bifocals, you say? For the price, these are great, and yes, I use them.

http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/bf34.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,693
Posted By atomicalex
Yeah, I know the feeling. A57 north - I was...

Yeah, I know the feeling. A57 north - I was trying a new route home from work and didn't know where I was. Pitch black, tons of traffic, construction zone, drownpour, all of it. I don't think I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,577
Posted By atomicalex
OP, glad this happened when you had an instructor...

OP, glad this happened when you had an instructor with you.

Now you know first hand why these kinds of practice are so important. I', glad that you got right back on the bike - that is a good sign...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 37,766
Views: 9,971,776
Posted By atomicalex
FWIW, those are actually in style now in the EU....

FWIW, those are actually in style now in the EU. So I would call her a bit fashion forward. :norton
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
Bring it to me, I'll culture it.

Bring it to me, I'll culture it.
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 151,246
Posted By atomicalex
NZ, see if you can find Loctite BlackMax. It's a...

NZ, see if you can find Loctite BlackMax. It's a toughened material, so some give. I'll try to remember to check the book when I get home next week.
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 151,246
Posted By atomicalex
The expiry dates are a bit generous, 90 days...

The expiry dates are a bit generous, 90 days should not be an issue espcially since it is unopened. A good cleaning should suffice.

:fingerscrossed: for ds, I know he's working a couple of good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 559,558
Posted By atomicalex
Snob. Looks like a Piaggio MP3. They lean,...

Snob.

Looks like a Piaggio MP3. They lean, some complex suspension geometry up front. Centerstand is usually a habit, scooters generally do not have side stands and use a centerstand instead, this...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
Wooooo, we need an imagination check in aisle 16!!

Wooooo, we need an imagination check in aisle 16!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,593
Posted By atomicalex
They know that if woman sets her mind to it, it...

They know that if woman sets her mind to it, it is done. So they have to give the guys a shot at something. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,416
Posted By atomicalex
For me, it is money. I have two teens and wish to...

For me, it is money. I have two teens and wish to help them through college. That is a major funding suck. My spouse is neither a rider nor an adventurer, so I have to consider his wishes.

All in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
As far as I know it's waste spark. Crank sensor,...

As far as I know it's waste spark. Crank sensor, so it pretty much has to be. The coil is a good idea, I can see if I can borrow one from a local. Plugs are cheap, hence I've been through a few.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 559,558
Posted By atomicalex
I was out with my 16YO doing supervised driving...

I was out with my 16YO doing supervised driving hours today, and he asked me about that - why is this stupid SUV hanging off my right rear corner, mom?

I had him switch lanes a few times just to...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
Detroit greetings

It's firing now, just not catching. Big improvement.



These things are apparently stupidly finicky. Whatever. At least now it's lighting off.



Time to go to the garage!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
Good heavens, I need to print that out and read...

Good heavens, I need to print that out and read it a few times, that is awesome.

I imagine it's rather old. It's my first thing to do to them. Well, to have done. Hahaha, one of these days I will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
I literaly ran out of swingarm. Top to...

I literaly ran out of swingarm.

Top to bottom, it was ok, plenty of suspension travel. And width-wise, it fit into the swingarm pocket almost completely, but the hub was too far back to get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 559,558
Posted By atomicalex
Thank you! I love them. I completely, unashamedly...

Thank you! I love them. I completely, unashamedly admit to loving my leathers. Both sets. Everyone should have leathers they like!

She's going to love you for it. Let me know if you have any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 559,558
Posted By atomicalex
http://www.atomicalex.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/...

http://www.atomicalex.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_2134.jpg
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
lol at Fords... It's trying to fire. I am...

lol at Fords...

It's trying to fire. I am pretty happy, will go at the carb hard tomorrow.

GS is finally cleaned up and looking the part. New forks wallow a bit at highway speed, guess I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,108
Posted By atomicalex
I just saw a KLR the other day on the road. I was...

I just saw a KLR the other day on the road. I was riding shotgun in my spouse's car and wanted to wave, but the TDI was too powerful and we left Mr MilkCrate in the dust.

j/k!!

But he did get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,724
Views: 559,558
Posted By atomicalex
I got dirty looks today..... Just relaxing,...

I got dirty looks today.....

Just relaxing, enjoying the commute, whatever... Looking into the cars around me to see if I am going to get cut off or something, etc.

Holy cow, jealous chicks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,166
Posted By atomicalex
I think it's more with how I'm dressed than which...

I think it's more with how I'm dressed than which bike I'm on.

On the GS, I'm usually wearing textiles and look like a marshmallow. Puffy and harmless. Kids wave, riders wave, etc. Everyone is...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
Oh, rats! I missed Jon's post. I got the...

Oh, rats! I missed Jon's post.

I got the bugger to fire, but not catch. I'll probably be back at it on Sunday.

Monday, the damn BMW rear MC failed again, but this time, I knew how to deal with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Qwazert - although the profile is different, my...

Qwazert - although the profile is different, my opinion is that that only impacts the absolute number of turns. So you just find the setting that works and leave it. Whether that is two, three, or a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,950
Posted By atomicalex
It's been a while since I posted this. Appa...

It's been a while since I posted this.

Appa x4 - bench bleeding is getting the air out of the component prior to installing it into the system.

Anyway, my rear MC seized up again on two rides....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By atomicalex
I am trying to get some, supposedly it is not so...

I am trying to get some, supposedly it is not so durable, though.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
One link is really two and it's sadly more space...

One link is really two and it's sadly more space than the stock sprockets allow on mine.

I thought the same - what's one link? On my F bike, no big deal. On the Sherpa, uh, nope.
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
One link will run you out of swingarm. :(

One link will run you out of swingarm. :(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,877
Posted By atomicalex
On maintaining an out.... The first time I...

On maintaining an out....

The first time I split lanes, I learned (all by myself, it was truly a miracle) to look for space instead of looking for other vehicles. Looking for white instead of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Ok, now I know that Tapatalk does not show me the...

Ok, now I know that Tapatalk does not show me the post titles. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Super Sherpa thread

What are these?

A 4.50x18 IRC TR8 does not fit. If anyone needs one, LMK!
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Here is a quick photo series I did on how to get...

Here is a quick photo series I did on how to get the carb out without killing yourself in frustration. (http://www.atomicalex.com/?p=1365)
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Yeah, it's all in spec. It's just testing me. ...

Yeah, it's all in spec. It's just testing me.

I just went out there and it tried to catch. It fired a couple of times, but no catch. I'm going to drain all of the fuel tomorrow and start afresh...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Super Sherpa thread

It just wouldn't run one day.

It had inhaled the air filter, so I ended up rebuilding the top end and carb, getting the CDI box repaired (it was failing), and going through the harness with a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
I think I give up.

I think I give up.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 907,238
Posted By atomicalex
Dude, I have close to 30 hours into a Sherpa that...

Dude, I have close to 30 hours into a Sherpa that just up and quit running. I'm actually close to giving up on it, which sucks, because it was a ton of fun while it was running.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By atomicalex
Track days run anywhere from 300€ to about 1500€,...

Track days run anywhere from 300€ to about 1500€, depending on inatruction and so forth. Laps of the Nordschleife are 27€ and the GP track is 25€ for 12 min, I think.

Thise are last years lap...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12,238
Views: 1,002,721
Posted By atomicalex
I'm going to lay into the damned Sherpa tomorrow...

I'm going to lay into the damned Sherpa tomorrow afternoon again. I went through the entire harness and it's good. Not sure where I'll start, but if anyone has time and wants a good laugh, I could...
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