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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Today, 03:40 AM
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Posted By halmc
Well for a number of reasons, our Sunday ride has...

Well for a number of reasons, our Sunday ride has morphed into a slow burn ride, probably confined to groomed forest roads with perhaps a fire road (not single track) or two. I'm gonna take my...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Today, 03:21 AM
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Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
I've owned two Yamaha SRX 600's, both of which...

I've owned two Yamaha SRX 600's, both of which had two carbs, IIRC.

This ain't from Craigslist, but I think it's the product of the sort of imagination that would do us all proud:

...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-24-2014, 04:08 AM
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Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
Readin', writin', and 'rithmetic have all come in...

Readin', writin', and 'rithmetic have all come in handy over my career, Danny, perhaps yours too. 'Course a feller shouldn't believe everything he reads, should he? :deal
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-24-2014, 03:31 AM
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Views: 378,128
Posted By halmc
Big Bird 600's are fine. I may have two other...

Big Bird 600's are fine. I may have two other guys on the ride neither of whom are gonna be in a fast burn mood, I would guess.

There is some chance that we'll meet at the defunct gas station...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
This arrives just after I bought a very similar...

This arrives just after I bought a very similar bike. I'm a little skeptical about that six speed, but seller says it is Fla Tagged. He's also fairly kind to himself, re the price; but still, tagged...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-23-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 378,128
Posted By halmc
Pardon me for bringing this up, but any one wanna...

Pardon me for bringing this up, but any one wanna ride in the ANF on Sunday? I have pent-up demand having stumbled up on the "Six Days of Michigan" dual sport ride while visiting up in the Yoop. I'm...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
You're right! I shoulda thought about that a bit...

You're right! I shoulda thought about that a bit more.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
That parallelogram doesn't look all that parallel...

That parallelogram doesn't look all that parallel to me. yes, and the lack of a lockwasher on the shorty pivot bolt is a nice touch.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-15-2014, 04:20 AM
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Views: 378,128
Posted By halmc
Bump . . .

Bump . . .
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-15-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
Didn't T. Woods get his ass whupped with a nine...

Didn't T. Woods get his ass whupped with a nine iron in that 'hood?

Yes, and impeccable taste:

http://photos3.zillowstatic.com/p_f/ISxj1qv9beeshf1000000000.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
The largest BBQ sammich I have ever seen -- and...

The largest BBQ sammich I have ever seen -- and good too -- is available on thu-sun at Jim's Smoking Que, on US 129, at address and coordinates: Gainesville Hwy N34 49.317 W83 54.265
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-11-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Really. I don't think NC28,...

Really.




I don't think NC28, gorgeous as it is, runs between Highlands and Cashiers. It runs north and south through Highlands and doesn't come within ten road miles of Cashiers.

US64...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
I know a thing or two about red Mazdas, but I...

I know a thing or two about red Mazdas, but I figured one battery was enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8XcE7-Ixq8
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Thahks for the link. I think I know those...

Thahks for the link. I think I know those routes, but they may well have some hidden goodies. The copperhead is wildly luxurious for us biker pukes, and is owned by some formerly Tallahassee folk.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-10-2014, 02:41 PM
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Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
That's like measuring with a micrometer, marking...

That's like measuring with a micrometer, marking with a crayon, and cutting with an axe. Precision, logic and rationale have their places, no doubt, but $26,000 knackered Carmaros cry out for knee...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-09-2014, 06:58 PM
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Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Yeah, including the Skyline Drive and the...

Yeah, including the Skyline Drive and the Heintooga, the road to nowhere, and some other attractions, but unfortunately, they're burned in for me too. I don't think there's a navigable road (paved or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
Given the history of the lugs on early F650's; ...

Given the history of the lugs on early F650's; given the several OEM later model forks on eBay, Chain Gang, and other classified sites at seemingly reasonable prices; given the apparent seepage of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 206,970
Posted By halmc
IT 175 Yamaha

I followed this route a couple of years ago on a 1980 Yamaha IT 175, received the Vermont Registration, and after a couple of years, transferred it to a Florida Title and Registration. (!)

I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-09-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
No bridal veil falls on that route. BVF is on US...

No bridal veil falls on that route. BVF is on US 64 (just north of Highlands) a route worth avoiding at all costs, IMHO, other than to cross it. It's choked with cager tourists and construction...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-09-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Indeed. However, speed traps, Harley Pylons, and...

Indeed. However, speed traps, Harley Pylons, and oncoming/out of control sport bikes demand (at least to me) that the Dragon be enjoyed (if at all) on Monday through wed during the summer, and Monday...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-09-2014, 03:41 AM
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Posted By halmc
Smokey Mountain Riding

I've been up a buncha times, blithely riding right through Clayton, GA, on the way to my usual lodging at Franklin, NC -- more or less centrally located to some of the best riding in North America.
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-09-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
It's an interesting trend on CL and even...

It's an interesting trend on CL and even sometimes on ADV: ya beat the shit out of your potential market, all the while expecting buyers to line up on their knees with US currency in their hands.
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-07-2014, 03:30 AM
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Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
No airbag to blow up in your face. What's not to...

No airbag to blow up in your face. What's not to love about a 747 disk brake rotor -- to say nothing of the Statue of Liberty's skull. Daym.

Nice find. It has me wondering what the difference...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
Don't fix it even when it is Baroque.

Don't fix it even when it is Baroque.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
Koubla Links 2"

I have a pair of Koubla Links that were on my bike for about three hours of riding time. They lower the rear of the bike about 2". They did not work for me because of the terrain I ride. They would...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
It ain't economically feasible from any place. ...

It ain't economically feasible from any place.

The theory is, you send them both sprockets and chain, wait until they get around to telling you it's not their fault, then wait 'till they ship it...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-04-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
It's amazing that you P'cola guys can put...

It's amazing that you P'cola guys can put together rides so consistently. Next time, damn the six hours round trip on the slab: I'm in!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-04-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 432,000
Posted By halmc
When I cut myself, I bleed orange -- thanks to...

When I cut myself, I bleed orange -- thanks to buzztail. PM sent.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Getting that helmet off and letting the gray hair...

Getting that helmet off and letting the gray hair show is a splendid tension reliever. That's ironic in a way, cuz most of us old farts are packin'. But we do have some measure of restraint...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-01-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
I was a-hopin' someone would catch that.

I was a-hopin' someone would catch that.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-29-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
FAst burn v. slow burn

There's two truisms that might need addressing, and they are similar, at least in a logical way, and a good thing to keep in mind always:

1) No matter how fast you are, somebody, somewhere...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Demolition of Escambia Bay Bridge

This ain't got jack to do with motorcycles, but it might be of interest to some p'cola folk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdIFEZlLj5A
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
Damn, I got impatient and ordered something...

Damn, I got impatient and ordered something vaguely similar fom Cowdung province, China. I should have waited for your good advice. Mighta saved me some jack.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
Have 'em made in China and sell one to me. BMW...

Have 'em made in China and sell one to me. BMW does something very similar, why can't you?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-27-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 378,128
Posted By halmc
LOL! I've ridden the road he was on and it's not...

LOL! I've ridden the road he was on and it's not a good place for a failure of any sort. Don't know about y'all, but when I leave the house, a melted swing arm is not among the risks I imagine.
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28,753
Views: 2,104,313
Posted By halmc
Your memory mo' better than mine. The '99 EXC...

Your memory mo' better than mine. The '99 EXC 300 had the best sand tars I've ever ridden.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-26-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 378,128
Posted By halmc
I still don't see how you're gonna run fuel...

I still don't see how you're gonna run fuel through the battery cable.

WTF happened to that KLR? Doesn't look like Do-hicky damage to me. Damn!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-26-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 378,128
Posted By halmc
Yes: fuct. Quote: <TABLE...

Yes: fuct.



Quote:

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset;...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
Bar risers?

Having lowered my bike 2" in the back, I can lower it only 1" in the front cuz the fork tube caps hit the bars. (2006 Dakar)

I need some bar risers -- simple ones, nuttin' fancy. Any...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14,582
Views: 1,698,009
Posted By halmc
I think it's quite normal and nothing to worry...

I think it's quite normal and nothing to worry about.
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