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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,615
Posted By slackmeyer
I've been found out. I wonder if I'll get...

I've been found out. I wonder if I'll get stripped of my 3 piece patch and frequent flier miles? Time to go drown my sorrows in another few pints of tomato juice. . . .
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 1,940,901
Posted By slackmeyer
Beautiful 640. Especially knowing it has a FCR41...

Beautiful 640. Especially knowing it has a FCR41 under there. . . .
Forum: Orange Crush 09-19-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By slackmeyer
This. Take some sandpaper to the points and...

This. Take some sandpaper to the points and it'll probably get you going again for a little while.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 121,188
Posted By slackmeyer
Saw a beakless Andrew ride by me this morning on...

Saw a beakless Andrew ride by me this morning on Ashby :wave
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,984
Posted By slackmeyer
I remain dubious about modifying valves to get...

I remain dubious about modifying valves to get more flow. I have some amount of trust in WP engineers, even if I don't really like how the forks were set up originally. I wouldn't modify valve...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,984
Posted By slackmeyer
That's great to hear, thanks for the feedback. ...

That's great to hear, thanks for the feedback. It's nice to hear that someone finally tried this.
Here's what I would say about your thoughts on it:
1.) ride more and get back to us :lol3

2.) ...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,984
Posted By slackmeyer
Uh oh. I don't know what the thread size is...

Uh oh.

I don't know what the thread size is off the top of my head.

For me, by far the most challenging thing about suspension tuning is knowing exactly what you want to accomplish- I can't...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,984
Posted By slackmeyer
Whoah whoah, back away from that ledge/shipping...

Whoah whoah, back away from that ledge/shipping box. It sounds like something is wrong, like you suspect- first test, do the rebound adjusters do anything? Dial them all the way in and see if...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 70,942
Posted By slackmeyer
Yup, we came in pursuit of higher edumacation...

Yup, we came in pursuit of higher edumacation (for my wife). It's a hard place to leave though, even though I don't like being around so many people.
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 70,942
Posted By slackmeyer
Hmmmm, that does look like a great ride.

Hmmmm, that does look like a great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,261
Posted By slackmeyer
Great ride Jeff, and great job on the ride...

Great ride Jeff, and great job on the ride report. Good to see you at lanesplitters last night, wish I had heard more stories from you. . . . but it's good to catch up on the RR and see the photos....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,984
Posted By slackmeyer
That's still what I'm running, haven't changed...

That's still what I'm running, haven't changed the shims in the last couple years. I love how the forks work, but I'm sure there are ways of getting a similar result building up the base valve...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 1,940,901
Posted By slackmeyer
There's also the question of whether it damages...

There's also the question of whether it damages the transmission or the countershaft splines, even if the wheel is ok. I have a non-cush wheel for strictly off road, and cush drive wheel for dual...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 1,940,901
Posted By slackmeyer
It looks like OEM is around $600 with cush hub...

It looks like OEM is around $600 with cush hub and sprocket carrier and everything, RAD MFG is around $800. I think the stock stuff on these bikes is good, and I'd go OEM, but I seem to remember...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 558,418
Posted By slackmeyer
My first reaction would be that this guy is...

My first reaction would be that this guy is obviously just trying to drop links to his company wherever he can. 1st post, and he claims to work for a pipe fitting company, and yet he's asking for...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By slackmeyer
Why do you think it's less abusive to use a...

Why do you think it's less abusive to use a router and a carbide bit than a table saw and carbide blade? The table saw will work fine, I cut 1/8" aluminum pretty often on a miter saw or table saw. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,615
Posted By slackmeyer
No, you just live here. We're not like Pete....

No, you just live here. We're not like Pete. Pete is PetefromBerkeley.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 302,929
Posted By slackmeyer
It's probably a malfunction with that funky...

It's probably a malfunction with that funky exhaust system you put on. I'm not too far away from you, so I could do you a big favor and trade you for my stock system, so that your bike will run as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,761
Posted By slackmeyer
I keep talking with my dad about exactly the same...

I keep talking with my dad about exactly the same thing- he does a ~2500 mile trip once or twice a year, and a lot of local (couple hour) rides, he has a R1100RT for the long trips, but he doesn't...
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 166,123
Posted By slackmeyer
I might make it, don't know. Y'know, after...

I might make it, don't know.

Y'know, after messing with the tuning on that bike for quite a long time, I pulled it apart, found a leaky head gasket and a couple pulled studs, helicoiled it and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,107,581
Posted By slackmeyer
Take the spring apart (you'll find where one end...

Take the spring apart (you'll find where one end screws into the other if you look closely), cut off about 1/4", and thread it back together so it's a little tighter, then reassemble. Should make it...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By slackmeyer
This would be my first question too. It sounds...

This would be my first question too. It sounds like it's not bleeding off the head pressure, and so it's trying to pump against full pressure when it starts up. If the tank is at 0 pressure and it...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By slackmeyer
I've had good luck with the rubber toughened...

I've had good luck with the rubber toughened (black) cyanocrylate glue. The lumberyards I go to carry it.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 558,418
Posted By slackmeyer
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,615
Posted By slackmeyer
Make it 5:45 and you've got a deal.

Make it 5:45 and you've got a deal.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,615
Posted By slackmeyer
come via that new 4 wheeled thingy you've got. ...

come via that new 4 wheeled thingy you've got. Then you and Eric can each sleep one direction of the drive. . . . .
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,615
Posted By slackmeyer
All right. Looks like good weather for a ride...

All right. Looks like good weather for a ride over the hills.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By slackmeyer
They're made in China I think. My #2 choice...

They're made in China I think. My #2 choice would have been the MAC700, but that thing really weighs a ton for it's output, and it's not very stable, I think it would tip over in the truck or...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By slackmeyer
I don't have a usa made answer to your question- ...

I don't have a usa made answer to your question-
I have two compressors- one is a US made emglo that has been around forever. It'll barely work on a 15 amp circuit, but keeping decent synthetic...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8,904
Views: 1,940,901
Posted By slackmeyer
That seems like how it's always been with the...

That seems like how it's always been with the LC4s, maybe other ktms too- the factory just uses up the stockpile of parts they have before switching to the new part, regardless of production year-...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By slackmeyer
Not kosher, mainly because it's much easier to...

Not kosher, mainly because it's much easier to electrocute a sloppy electrician that flips off the switch and goes to rewire something (you should always check for voltage even if you switch it off)....
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,294
Posted By slackmeyer
I think something like the right size pipe cap...

I think something like the right size pipe cap with a little cable lock locked back to something would work pretty well, and it would require no drilling into any oem parts. Or if a bit of drilling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,107,581
Posted By slackmeyer
They almost never leak a significant amount- if...

They almost never leak a significant amount- if you're going to clean the seal, don't worry about it. If you have to replace, just measure before you dump the old fluid. IMHO. Unless it was a real...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,615
Posted By slackmeyer
Cool. See you there.

Cool. See you there.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 89,537
Posted By slackmeyer
I always go back to Munn racing. Have had...

I always go back to Munn racing. Have had hassles with other places (cheap cycle parts), I haven't tried everywhere though.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,161
Posted By slackmeyer
The plumbers I work with (right across the bay...

The plumbers I work with (right across the bay from you, I think) still won't use pex because of incidences of it being eaten by rodents and causing leaks.

I have seen leaking copper pipes in a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By slackmeyer
It really helps to wedge a flathead screwdriver...

It really helps to wedge a flathead screwdriver between the (loosened) pinch bolts on the side opposite the axle bolt when removing the axle. Then it usually slides out with hand/finger pressure, no...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,928
Views: 447,906
Posted By slackmeyer
Here's a good one: Get yourself up to ukiah,...

Here's a good one:
Get yourself up to ukiah, either by slabbing it up 101 or taking fun roads, your choice. Take talmage exit, and mill creek road (might be wrong about that name) up towards cow...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-15-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,142
Posted By slackmeyer
You mentioned this to me once at pyramid I think,...

You mentioned this to me once at pyramid I think, and it didn't sink in. . . . We should talk about having you build me something for my KTM 640 sometime- not many aftermarket options out there, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,009
Posted By slackmeyer
Voler ...

Voler (http://www.voler.com/store/browse/cat/?cat=mens,bottoms&vm=0)is the best combination of quality, durability and reasonable price that I've found. They're really high quality shorts and bibs....
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