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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By mach1mustang351
I think 2007 was the first year for ABS on any...

I think 2007 was the first year for ABS on any VStrom and that was on the 650 model. As far as retrofitting it will be far more trouble than buying a newer bike with abs equipped. It will require the...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,321
Posted By mach1mustang351
I ride like that and really enjoy it. The way I...

I ride like that and really enjoy it. The way I figure it, I HATE my job and I do that 10-14 hours a day. I LOVE to ride my bike so a 12 hour ride day plan is the greatest. So some its insane but...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Pulled off the masking tape and checked out the...

Pulled off the masking tape and checked out the paint. I'm pretty pleased with it. There was a bit of over spray on the upper black portion. I did some touch up but it is plenty good enough for my...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,087
Posted By mach1mustang351
Rode the Cassiar for the first time this Summer. ...

Rode the Cassiar for the first time this Summer. So awesome. I almost want my summer trip to the lower 48 to become a tradition... just so I could do that road.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
There really isn't a way to test the theory, but...

There really isn't a way to test the theory, but I was talking with a friend of mine who speculated that the side covers instantly reacting to the primer could be because of anti fish eye coating...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By mach1mustang351
I would look into fab shops to build you one...

I would look into fab shops to build you one versus buying a ready to go flat bed. Lots of the pre made use 2x3 steel that sit on top of the frame rails then uses the same as the cross pieces. This...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 938,588
Posted By mach1mustang351
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/hurricane_zps7098012b.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/mach1mustang351/media/hurricane_zps7098012b.jpg.html)

Totally impractical... other...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Very good points on the paint process. I did a...

Very good points on the paint process. I did a little bit of glazing putty and another coat of primer. I wet sanded and exposed some of the putty repairs. "No big deal" I thought. And shot color....
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,321
Posted By mach1mustang351
In 2008 my girlfriend (now wife) did a very...

In 2008 my girlfriend (now wife) did a very similar trip like this from California to Alaska. We took 26 days, 9400 miles and camped most of the way. Averaged 4 camps to 1 room. I encountered a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Well in my previous post I said I would try...

Well in my previous post I said I would try another coat of black and if that didn't cover up the rough spot I would move on... That was a lie. I couldn't help myself and put down another coat of...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,321
Posted By mach1mustang351
I agree 100%. When I rode up in 2008 from...

I agree 100%. When I rode up in 2008 from California I made it 2 up on a vstrom. I did have to buy a new tire in Fairbanks. After 5k miles mine was trash. So keep that in mind. Great ride. I want to...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,321
Posted By mach1mustang351
My bad. Then I have no idea what we're talking...

My bad. Then I have no idea what we're talking about. Get on the bike and make it happen. Sounds like an awesome trip. I'm of the belief that the scenery looks the same , if not better ifthe bike is...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,321
Posted By mach1mustang351
I skimmed this whole thing but didn't read in...

I skimmed this whole thing but didn't read in detail. Maybe someone brought up leaving in June your days are longer the further north you go so the 12 hour day is much easier to swallow.

I would...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Went out to mask the fairing so I could lay out...

Went out to mask the fairing so I could lay out the second color. I had some crappy spots where the primer was thin over the spot putty. I put down another coat of black to help it out. Made me a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Today I planned to work on the Guzzi most of the...

Today I planned to work on the Guzzi most of the day... then I got home from work last night and my wife had a bucket under the sink... not a good sign. So this morning I worked on that. The line...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
I agree 100%. I have a weird thing where I don't...

I agree 100%. I have a weird thing where I don't want to have ugly tore up looking stuff, but it doesn't have to be perfect. I kind of like the body work because its less greasy dirty than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
I have felt like I have gotten beaten down at...

I have felt like I have gotten beaten down at work all week. So tonight I decided to pick off some simple things on the Spada so I could feel like I accomplished something.... kind of depressing now...
Forum: Alaska 01-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,162
Posted By mach1mustang351
Awesome news on the bigger theatre. I'm in!!

Awesome news on the bigger theatre. I'm in!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
I had some good pics I took with my phone of the...

I had some good pics I took with my phone of the process but for whatever reason I cant send them to myself so I can post.

I didn't feel like doing any mechanical type work so I did some work on...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Better late than never. :evil

Better late than never. :evil
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By mach1mustang351
but isn't that an airhead already?? :evil

but isn't that an airhead already?? :evil
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,087
Posted By mach1mustang351
I did a 1 way from Alaska to California last...

I did a 1 way from Alaska to California last summer for $100 a day 6 camp sites and 1 hotel.

I did a 9,400mile California to Alaska and back trip in 2008. Riding 2 up we were at about $3,200...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By mach1mustang351
Ive talked with a lot of folks up here in Alaska...

Ive talked with a lot of folks up here in Alaska that really love Bend and want to move there. Most of them are strange so I imaging Bend to have a bunch of strange former Alaskans there. :rofl
...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By mach1mustang351
I would call that normal. Sometimes immediately...

I would call that normal. Sometimes immediately after running the oil might bubble a bit. It takes a pretty extreme condition to foam the oil. Something like way over filled, oil pump issues etc. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9,090
Views: 1,488,907
Posted By mach1mustang351
I haven't posted my Griso in a while. ...

I haven't posted my Griso in a while.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/Griso_zps1401aeeb.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,289
Posted By mach1mustang351
1. Pour out can 2. Fill with desired fuel ...

1. Pour out can
2. Fill with desired fuel
3. Mark can for future reference

... I agree with all advise. The oily feeling is the one I use... then I don't trusr it and I dump the can in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,935
Posted By mach1mustang351
It's got the right engine. I'm partial to the...

It's got the right engine. I'm partial to the 1969-70 body style... I'd rather have your Ducati... once you're done restoring it :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,084,662
Posted By mach1mustang351
It might be because of the 6 months on and 6...

It might be because of the 6 months on and 6 months off riding season we have up here in Alaska, but I usually work a lot on the bike during the winter to get it tip top shape. The summer time it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,386
Posted By mach1mustang351
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang...

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e99/mach1mustang351/are-you-wizard_zps85104138.jpg (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/mach1mustang351/media/are-you-wizard_zps85104138.jpg.html)
Forum: Alaska 12-27-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,975
Posted By mach1mustang351
Good idea Alcan rider. I took the 101 and...

Good idea Alcan rider.

I took the 101 and cut across (forgot which highway) and hooked up with the 97 when I rode up in '08. Very nice look. I liked it. Some very cool sights in Washington in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
I was looking back through at some of the pics of...

I was looking back through at some of the pics of the bikes on the center stand. Mine must be bent too because it looks like the other bikes sit more on the end of the pads and up higher. Mine sits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,649
Posted By mach1mustang351
Every day I go to work I have to make a left turn...

Every day I go to work I have to make a left turn onto one of the main roads in town. It is a 4 lane road. I would say in a 5 day work week 2x a week a pull out because it is clear and I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,649
Posted By mach1mustang351
Why do people drive at night without headlights...

Why do people drive at night without headlights on?? That's another one I see many times a day driving to and from work... scary
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Beautiful bike... not just the center stand ...

Beautiful bike... not just the center stand :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Whats kind of funny is the bike rolls up onto the...

Whats kind of funny is the bike rolls up onto the stand very easily. Hardly any effort at all. So as ugly as the repair is it seems to be okay. Welcome to the board!!!



I'll PM you. I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-25-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,935
Posted By mach1mustang351
This is a tough call to make. Original is great,...

This is a tough call to make. Original is great, but if the bike isn't what you want cosmetically at the end, what's the point??

I've always been a fan of restored, but not "over restored." ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,024
Posted By mach1mustang351
Several pages back I brought up the fact the bike...

Several pages back I brought up the fact the bike leans a bit to the left when on the center stand... I was doing some cleaning and tinkering in the garage... this looks like it could be the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,935
Posted By mach1mustang351
Im in. Work a miracle brother!!

Im in. Work a miracle brother!!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,911
Views: 877,118
Posted By mach1mustang351
Its not my money so I can say it confidently......

Its not my money so I can say it confidently... doesn't matter what it cost it was worth it. :thumbup
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,877
Posted By mach1mustang351
That's amazing. I have a passionate VW hate (no...

That's amazing. I have a passionate VW hate (no great reason for that, born that way I guess) but I think that's awesome.
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