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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By shovelmike
My vote is hwy 24, very scenic through the flint...

My vote is hwy 24, very scenic through the flint hills.
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,498
Posted By shovelmike
Glad you're OK

Thanks for reminding us of that hazard. I too tend to zip through the roundabouts with gusto. Glad you and the bike came through with minimal damage.
Forum: Face plant 03-11-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,606
Posted By shovelmike
A lesson learned, your friend has probably lost...

A lesson learned, your friend has probably lost traction under similar conditions in the past, thus the more cautious speed. I'm glad you came through fairly well.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-06-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 53,711
Posted By shovelmike
With Grandfather

http://i45.tinypic.com/d6s28.jpg

On my grandfather's 68 Honda 125 Scrambler. Soon afterwards I bought a beat to death 160 Scrambler and rode everywhere on it, on and off road.
A tribute to dad...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,661,760
Posted By shovelmike
The copper should be OK, my line from tank to...

The copper should be OK, my line from tank to furnace is copper, over twenty years and no issues.
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,401
Posted By shovelmike
Thanks

I enjoyed your ride report. I spent part of my childhood in Springfield, MO. and remember one of the old restaurants along the route in town, The Stuffed Pig, served a very juicy and flavorful...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,064
Posted By shovelmike
Wow

Great ride report. I'm glad the Lifan is holding together for you.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,140
Posted By shovelmike
Thanks for the correction, I'm pleased to hear...

Thanks for the correction, I'm pleased to hear that they are Italian made.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,140
Posted By shovelmike
If it matters to you, Vespa's are manufactured in...

If it matters to you, Vespa's are manufactured in China now. I was thinking of buying one myself, but that changed my mind......they sure charge a lot just because of the name plate.
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,595
Posted By shovelmike
Prayers said

Andmoon: I am encouraged to read that Johnnyx is showing some progress, I will pray for him and his family.
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,428
Posted By shovelmike
Kidding I hope

Bamboo contains cyanide.
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,443
Posted By shovelmike
I'm glad you came through that in decent shape,...

I'm glad you came through that in decent shape, it could have been a whole lot worse.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 80,206
Posted By shovelmike
Cool

I've spent hours reading this thread, great pictures and ride report.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-13-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 71,233
Posted By shovelmike
http://i41.tinypic.com/24gsjrs.jpg Me in 71 on my...

http://i41.tinypic.com/24gsjrs.jpg Me in 71 on my Honda 160. I had been riding my grandfather's bike since I was 15, finally hounded my parents into letting me buy a bike at 18.
...
Forum: Face plant 02-10-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,059
Posted By shovelmike
Tough Fellow

Thanks for sharing your story with us.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 122,201
Posted By shovelmike
Thanks

Great ride report, wonderful photos.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 82,032
Posted By shovelmike
Great stuff

I am really enjoying your ride report, just the thing to get me through this Missouri Winter.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,534
Posted By shovelmike
2 guages

For good accuracy, I use a pencil style 0-20 psi for the low pressure stuff...ATV and lawn equipment.
I have pencil style and dial guages for 0-60, I personally have no use for anything over 60...
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,198
Posted By shovelmike
I am an enthusiastic Harley owner, but It amazes...

I am an enthusiastic Harley owner, but It amazes me how many people "customize" their bike with aluminum grips. Hot to the touch in Summer, cold in Winter, low coefficient of friction....absolutely...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,105
Posted By shovelmike
Sorry that you had bad luck with your Deka...

Sorry that you had bad luck with your Deka battery, I got 7 years out of mine, and only replaced it because I was going on some long trips and figured I would run out of luck in the worst time and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 136,213
Posted By shovelmike
Cool

I am really enjoying your ride report, great pictures and vivid descriptions make me feel like I'm along for the ride.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By shovelmike
Anchor

Anchor, in Belton, MO did mine. Most reasonable of the three quotes I got and did good work, 4 piers across the front and 2 supporting the fireplace. $6,000, other bid for piers was $17,000, a...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By shovelmike
Hype

From what I've heard the pulse plug is just advertising hype and not worth the money.
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,626
Posted By shovelmike
2nd the motion on off roading

I agree that some experience riding off road would be helpful. I live on poorly maintained gravel roads and ride a Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic. A person must become accustomed to the bike...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,913
Posted By shovelmike
Regardless of what pace he might have been...

Regardless of what pace he might have been traveling it's a terrible shame anytime a motorcyclist dies. Most of us have tested the limits from time to time. My prayers are for his family and friends.
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,063
Posted By shovelmike
I've been using the red and black Craftsman for...

I've been using the red and black Craftsman for about 10 years now and am very happy with it. My 73 Superglide is very stable on it, the 85 Ironhead Sporty less so because the frame of the bike is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 313,648
Posted By shovelmike
Nice RR

I've been enjoying the stories of your travels, Miriam, I hope the mechanical problem can be easily fixed.
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,637
Posted By shovelmike
I second the motion, bad tools = screwed up tool,...

I second the motion, bad tools = screwed up tool, fastener, and knuckles.
Buy good tools and they last a lifetime.
Forum: Face plant 05-14-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,596
Posted By shovelmike
Watch out

More and more cities are deciding to put in roundabouts here in the states. The main hazard is that most people don't know how to negotiate them. You are to yield to the vehicle in the roundabout....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-08-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 50,876
Posted By shovelmike
Love that kind of thing

I often do the same thing here in Missouri. Interesting to see the names and a little glimpse at a life lived long ago, short epitaphs for children who were victims of the flu epidemic, a young man...
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,768
Posted By shovelmike
Very sad

So sorry, Defens, to hear of the tragedy. I will add my prayer to the many being said for your whole family. It will be a long hard healing process for your Brother in Law both physically and the...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,750
Posted By shovelmike
Glad you had the right gear on, and came out in...

Glad you had the right gear on, and came out in pretty good shape.
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By shovelmike
Clutch

I agree with Marchyman, the clutch is malfunctioning. If this began just after servicing it is possible that the servicing tech maladjusted the clutch or left the locknut on the adjuster loose. After...
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,040
Posted By shovelmike
Too bad

Sorry to hear about your crash, Chucky. I am blessed by living in a rural area with great lightly traveled roads. I still encounter my share of idiots, but try to avoid heavy traffic.
God bless...
Forum: Face plant 04-07-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,548
Posted By shovelmike
Glad you came out OK

Glad you came out OK, the spousal support issue is a big one. My wife is a nurse, they see it all. I was an avid rider long before we met, she strongly encouraged me to stick with dirt riding for a...
Forum: Face plant 03-29-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,464
Posted By shovelmike
Yep, what he said. Glad you came through it in...

Yep, what he said. Glad you came through it in pretty good shape.
Forum: Face plant 03-27-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By shovelmike
Learning experience

It is great that you were wearing the good gear. It is to your credit that you are analyzing and using it to make your riding technique safer. The no start situation....perfectly understandable under...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By shovelmike
I just now Googled "630 drive chain" and got a...

I just now Googled "630 drive chain" and got a lot of hits.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,371
Posted By shovelmike
Cool

Very cool.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,941
Posted By shovelmike
A terrible tragedy, I hope the driver isn't...

A terrible tragedy, I hope the driver isn't allowed behind the wheel again.
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