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Forum: Vendors 06-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 59,902
Posted By Maccs
Alt. Payment

Is there a non-Paypal way of paying for stickers that you are comfortable with?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21,808
Views: 1,670,279
Posted By Maccs
A Murder of Crows and maybe Steampunk

The website addy vanished with the change of isp's.
Last year, and perhaps on other laps around the Fireball, was a convocation or invasion, or a coming-home-to-roost to the (I remember muddily)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,838
Posted By Maccs


1. How long have you been riding?
51 years

2. Do you ride often?
5-7K mi/yr

3. Have you ever crashed a motorcycle?
per your criteria: no
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,303
Posted By Maccs
I vote for the Permatex non-hardening gasket goo....

I vote for the Permatex non-hardening gasket goo. I've used it for years, and it will gradually firm up over months/years to a clayey/shellac stuff, but for a few months it works well for inducing...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By Maccs
Pannier Postures

Why are panniers so often mounted tilted toward the front of the bike?
Doesn't that make the contents work toward the front/lower part of the panniers? What am I missing in this logic? Why not...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,143
Posted By Maccs
Smoker Smell

In the 60s and 70s we used a castor-(based?, mixed?) oil in our dirt bike premix. I have forgotten what brand of oil that was, but I...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,230
Posted By Maccs
Sportsman's Guide

I've ordered from them several times over the years, and well understand the frustration some of us have with dealing with them.
I have learned that a lot of what they have are remainders/surplus/QC...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 149,332
Posted By Maccs

I bought a pair of "utility dry" boxes from a local gun shop to make panniers from. They seem more closer-to-rectilinear than the taper...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By Maccs
8EEE Foot

And found Danner Striker 8" sidezip boots a few years ago. I found the sidezip to not open the bend from the upper to the lower of the boot enough to get my foot in. If I were to get another boot,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Maccs
Hey! It happened right in my neighborhood!

So I'd best punch up Soundrider for info re next year's event.
Thank you for the excellent travelogue and piccies of areas with which I am well familiar.
Bear Prairie @ 1300 ft elevation...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Maccs
Windshield Design

I'm noodling around with Lexan to replace the useless windshield on my little go-fer bike (Honda Rebel).
I cobbled up a satisfactory shape, with a rounded top, and good bracing. The design's bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,531
Posted By Maccs
Times Awhile Back

You're running some old Good Tapes outta me brain.
I lived in Condon, MT, '91-'93, working at the logyard there, cutting logs with a Jonsred to make spec homes.
Took my '70 DT-1 all thru...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By Maccs
The Best Laid Plans

Sorry to hear of the abort to your Adventure. It seems you drafted out a good plan and the instrument to bring it to life, but life happened despite those plans.
As regards your bike: you didn't...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Maccs
Clocks On Your Clamps

Hit the Whitehorse, et al catalogs. Therein you'll find digital speedos for 'way less than what the bike knackers will winkle outta yer wallet.

Forum: The Garage 03-17-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,874
Posted By Maccs
DIY Exhaust System


I built a 2 into 2 system for my Vulcan using "U" and "J" bends bought from Jeg's. Covered them with fibreglas insulation ribbon from...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,224
Posted By Maccs
Digital Camera Protection

Thanks for the responses re avoiding bugpuke festooning the camera lens.
The windshield will do this for the bike that has one, but one of the other bikes has no such. The pointnshoot in question...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,224
Posted By Maccs
Solid Mounting the Camera

Such as using a Ram system: If you are keeping the camera ready to shoot with this rig, how do you protect it, and its lens from gravel, dust, bug hits, etc...

Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 61,550
Posted By Maccs
A Fast Tractor

From '67 to '70 I was riding (and a whole lot of wrenching) a '57 Enfield-Indian. Very little of the original tin was left when I bought it, for $350.00, I recall. One of its many previous owners...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 31,780
Posted By Maccs
How Old?

67 in October. First rode at 15, first bike (Triumph Tigercub) age 16; WAY more wrenching than riding.
Mostly on the hardtop these days, sharing my time between my '93 Kaw 1500A Vulcan...
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