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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,924
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Posted By smithy1
http://smithy1.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-cvh4S...

http://smithy1.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-cvh4SDm/0/XL/smugshot_188338-XL.jpg

there i were, drinking. When sum ungodly creature pulled up on a BMW with his lovely wive. He mentioned something...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,662
Posted By smithy1
Not really much noticeable noise while riding. ...

Not really much noticeable noise while riding. The shinkos hum quite a bit anyway. They do make quite a metallic head-turning sound going over open grate steel bridges though! :lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,662
Posted By smithy1
yea, I think my first go at it was around...

yea, I think my first go at it was around 50/tire:
http://smithy1.smugmug.com/Other/GSA/IMG2404/1125354150_jHsPo-M.jpg

I then doubled the number. Still trying to be cautious not to hurt the dry...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,703
Posted By smithy1
I started another thread in the equipment forum...

I started another thread in the equipment forum since this one has veered way off the original topic:

tire studs for the winter commuter (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645514)
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,662
Posted By smithy1
tire studs for the winter commuter

I have finally studded the tires on my GS after several years and many close calls during my sub-freezing commute. I have hit black ice, frozen water run-off and light snow but all have scared the...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,703
Posted By smithy1
you need a pretty deep tread to stud. I found...

you need a pretty deep tread to stud. I found that the shinkos are the absolute bare minimum depth, knobbies would be best. I experimented on some used shinkos that I had laying around.



...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,703
Posted By smithy1
My intent is to keep me safe if I encounter the...

My intent is to keep me safe if I encounter the rouge ice patch, not to set my bike up for ice riding. I don't plan to ride out of the garage in known icy conditions...

Here is what I have:
...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,703
Posted By smithy1
I commute near you (upper Bucks Co, PA) and...

I commute near you (upper Bucks Co, PA) and hidden ice patches from run-off and such are a way of life around here.

Just got my hands on a stud gun, new tires should show up tomorrow. Hope to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By smithy1
I have been gearing up to do the mud run at...

I have been gearing up to do the mud run at McGuire this coming Sept. It is hosted by the BUrlington County Military Affairs Committee and the procedes basically benefit our troops.

Hope to see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,093,386
Posted By smithy1
pssst... I lowered the price a tad :D

pssst... I lowered the price a tad :D
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,105
Posted By smithy1
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/DrLewall/XR4...

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l60/DrLewall/XR400/swingarm/PIA014.jpg

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=11606512#post11606512
Forum: Racing 04-30-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,347
Posted By smithy1
grimmy? ...

grimmy?

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff59/El_Ranas/CONTI71.jpg
Forum: Racing 04-29-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,347
Posted By smithy1
Day 1 map: ...

Day 1 map:

http://smithy1.smugmug.com/Other/motley/mexican1000day1/851659373_CDJxt-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
Yes, the speedo drive that mounts on the front...

Yes, the speedo drive that mounts on the front axle fits the same as an xr650R. 2 weeks ago my original speedo drive on my XR400 fell into pieces (the oddest things break when racing enduro's...). I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
I have had my XR400 for about a month now and...

I have had my XR400 for about a month now and raced 3 enduros, love it! Drew from WER tuned up the suspension and it works great!

This past sunday at Delaware State Enduro:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,093,386
Posted By smithy1
one more T-dub on the auction block, see my add...

one more T-dub on the auction block, see my add in the FleaMarket (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12714964#post12714964).
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By smithy1
It is kind of funny how Google went down every...

It is kind of funny how Google went down every street EXCEPT yours!

and yea, pretty much expect a pic of Baghdad :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,514
Posted By smithy1
All I can say is that I don't "commute" nearly as...

All I can say is that I don't "commute" nearly as hard/fast as you ride!!! And that ain't no GS with a chain drive...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,852
Posted By smithy1
I'm in! :ricky

I'm in! :ricky
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
Thanks for chiming in! find it here:...

Thanks for chiming in!

find it here: http://www.<WBR>wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop?<WBR>action=category&cat_id=72 (http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop?action=category&cat_id=72)
second from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
I will be signing up in the AM, probably riding...

I will be signing up in the AM, probably riding the back row or so.

fyi - the LED works great! My brother turned me on to it after he used one on a 650. Comes wired with a harness same length as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
Ahh! it's listed under "air cleaner" as a splash...

Ahh! it's listed under "air cleaner" as a splash guard.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
Quick question: I am missing the "inner...

Quick question: I am missing the "inner fender(?)" that covers the lower 1/3 of the rear shock, between the swingarm and the fender. Where do I get one of these???
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
Yup, far north east Bucks Count on River Rd. I...

Yup, far north east Bucks Count on River Rd. I will keep an eye out for you too :thumb .



So, I had a chance to give the new bike a once over. I like it a lot! A few upgrades:
-Cycra hand...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By smithy1
I'm in! who else?

I'm in!

who else?
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 67,516
Posted By smithy1
I only did that so I can say "hey Stagehand, my...

I only did that so I can say "hey Stagehand, my bike has a custom ground camshaft :D !"
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
Skid plate was ordered today along with LED...

Skid plate was ordered today along with LED brake/taillight and brake line switch. I will take picks of the side cover in a day or 2 when I get the bash plate.
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 67,516
Posted By smithy1
and one more thing: be carefull that other bike...

and one more thing: be carefull that other bike doesn't drop on your head from above :huh

http://jasona.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/T5K-Fossa/DSC01017/816986717_aBgW4-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 67,516
Posted By smithy1
I'm sure others will cringe but I cut that stub...

I'm sure others will cringe but I cut that stub off with a hack saw :D
http://smithy1.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/die-ziege/IMG2005/804720305_rWAJF-L.jpg

and you can kind of see in this picture...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,074
Posted By smithy1
I'm in! :D Picked her up last night, '96. She sat...

I'm in! :D Picked her up last night, '96. She sat untouched for the past 5+ years. (reminds me of that '85 XR350 that I had back in the day...:slurp )
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,514
Posted By smithy1
Here is my report: I finally swapped the original...

Here is my report: I finally swapped the original Shinko's off at about 5500 miles of shitty north east back road use. Failure of the rear was eminent. Noticable bulging and seperation. Bulging can...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-16-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,981
Posted By smithy1
this "soon to be a classic" video was just posted...

this "soon to be a classic" video was just posted on the ECEA site:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/AtW63OWCf5Q&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,981
Posted By smithy1
I rode the BMW 650 and finished (mostly due to...

I rode the BMW 650 and finished (mostly due to some creative navigating :D around the lakes/swamps/creeks/wells/culverts/etc). I rode "B-4stroke heavy" to a score of 51. I did not see any other 650's...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,644
Posted By smithy1
Yes, that tube is also notched out and will be...

Yes, that tube is also notched out and will be welded plus there will be a few gussets...


Glad you are enjoying it :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,644
Posted By smithy1
rake+wheelbase+forks+tire size+etc =...

rake+wheelbase+forks+tire size+etc = miscalculation by me :dunno . I often pays to have ALL the components before putting this shit together. Extra work to compensate at this point but the bike will...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 67,516
Posted By smithy1
:augie :hide

:augie





:hide
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2010, 04:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,644
Posted By smithy1
Where have I been?? Well, yes I do have...

Where have I been??

Well, yes I do have other bikes that I play with. This past Sunday was the season opener for the local enduro season and with upwards of 5" of rain Saturday I had to ride it!...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,644
Posted By smithy1
Hours? I would have no idea. Not keeping track...

Hours? I would have no idea. Not keeping track of that.

Parts/$$$? I could add most of that stuff up and probably will eventually but so far the paperwork is just in a stack on the workbench....
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 67,516
Posted By smithy1
Joel Rapose jrapose@thegrid.net is the NA BMW...

Joel Rapose jrapose@thegrid.net is the NA BMW source for these but unfortunately he has not really been into this 100% lately (due to extreme shipping cost?). He has some kits in stock and may be...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,644
Posted By smithy1
looks a like this :D, I will provide full details...

looks a like this :D, I will provide full details when I figure out where/what all this crap does/goes:
http://smithy1.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/die-ziege/IMG1995/803181734_m7DVe-L.jpg


Yea, that...
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