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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 05:18 PM
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Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Did anyone else ride the last two days? BGRT and...

Did anyone else ride the last two days? BGRT and I were out for a while on friday. Family kept me busy today, though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Merry Christmas, youse guys! I unwrapped my...

Merry Christmas, youse guys!

I unwrapped my new suspension - my 14yo dragged it all into the house and wrapped it for me. My 16yo gave me some money for tyres. I have sweet, sweet kids.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,703
Posted By atomicalex
I made my own. need to extend them a bit, but...

I made my own. need to extend them a bit, but overall, they work great. They buy me about 15 degrees F.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
This is a dangerous link for me. We are...

This is a dangerous link for me.

We are thinking of downsizing in a couple of years, and want to do a container build. I will get two 20HQ opensides stuck together for my garage.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
I do not have a Christmas sweater. :( That...

I do not have a Christmas sweater. :(

That lift is pretty rad.

What is the wire/cable connected to the bottom of the bike on the dyno for?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,975
Posted By atomicalex
I say to the ZOMG rain peeps "I haven't melted...

I say to the ZOMG rain peeps "I haven't melted yet." or "I'm not that kind of 'itch." If they get that reference, good.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Does anyone have a 3D printer? I need some words...

Does anyone have a 3D printer? I need some words and symbols printed up for my new cookie cutters.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,821
Posted By atomicalex
Absolutely! In fact, this is one of the...

Absolutely!

In fact, this is one of the sensations you should get comfortable with. The whole feeling of the bike pushing up under you. I didn't understand leaning off at all until I got into a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,821
Posted By atomicalex
Hanging off is fun. Bikes are far more...

Hanging off is fun.

Bikes are far more capable than riders, for the most part.

Counter-weighting is very good at lower speeds - you keep control and can use the bike's mass to your advantage....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,975
Posted By atomicalex
I would...... The chorus at work has changed...

I would......

The chorus at work has changed from "don't you get wet?" to "don't you get cold?" To which i reply, yes, a bit, but the bike gets colder. It has to sit outside all day. I get to cozy...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Who said pie? These are not even life size. ...

Who said pie? These are not even life size.

http://www.atomicalex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IMG_1581.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
blah blah blah.. I have two running bikes. Only...

blah blah blah.. I have two running bikes. Only one is dead. And I'm going to fix it. I have a wiring diagram. It's like a map for your wires. So there.




Big bikes..... Compensation?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
You guys are all adorable. Big fluffy teddy bears...

You guys are all adorable. Big fluffy teddy bears decked out in the ribbons of your choosing riding those tiny little bikes..... :rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
I am very close to doing that. It's more than a...

I am very close to doing that. It's more than a bad pin, but it is likely fixable if I can find a good one as a model or at least get teh potting compound sufficiently out.

I found a reference to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Detroit greetings

Hey, Bruno, at least I didn't call it a knock box. What's CDI - computerized digital ignition? I haven't seen it spelled out anywhere yet. Not that I've looked too hard, but....

Whatever. The...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
This bike has about three total feet of wiring...

This bike has about three total feet of wiring harness, all of which checks out fine. Everything but the ECU tests out in spec. Oh well, at least I have a nice refreshed cylinder for when I figure...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Whoa.... I have a 2001. I would very much...

Whoa.... I have a 2001. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to swap a few parts. I will gladly pay in beer or other spirit of your choice, too! :D

I'm going to pick through the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Looks my ECU is questionable. Yay. No other...

Looks my ECU is questionable. Yay. No other Kawasaki vehicle uses it. Ugh.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 813,027
Posted By atomicalex
So, yeah. Has anyone ever pinned out their ECU?

So, yeah. Has anyone ever pinned out their ECU?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Soda can is closest to reality for that gap. ...

Soda can is closest to reality for that gap.

No Braaaaap. No idea wtf is wrong with my little bike. Will sleep on it now.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 813,027
Posted By atomicalex
Anyone have a spare ignition module? I am running...

Anyone have a spare ignition module? I am running out of ideas on why my Sherpa will no longer fire. It sparks, but now wondering if it is sparking at the right time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/05/86cdf03...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/05/86cdf0369048872b49f254f40147eb7a.jpg

Oh, a motor....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/05/3e6b3f2...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/05/3e6b3f29cab61d3e02e9c68eecda3175.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Bearing fit is bearing fit for a reason - it's...

Bearing fit is bearing fit for a reason - it's intended for loaded bearing applications. The idea is to distribute the load evenly around the bearing race so that it is fully supported. Leave it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35,662
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By atomicalex
And I bet they have no idea why there is a...

And I bet they have no idea why there is a problem with it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,356
Posted By atomicalex
How we know you've never been to Detroit....

How we know you've never been to Detroit....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By atomicalex
Learned that in basic performance driving. Now...

Learned that in basic performance driving. Now it's a habit. Talk through the track/road/whatever. I make my kids do it, they hate me for it, but now that they are learning to drive, it's better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,975
Posted By atomicalex
I once told someone "It's like Germany, only with...

I once told someone "It's like Germany, only with more trash cans!"
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-30-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
It will probably taste like assembly oil. :( ...

It will probably taste like assembly oil. :(

Nah.... It will be good. I'm a pie pro. The rest of dinner's gonna be pretty awesome, too.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-30-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Nothing wrong with a vest. Now these...... ...

Nothing wrong with a vest.

Now these......

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/30/fb8f0b5b7a31f72f03ce0a2abdd53d7d.jpg

You all should be at my place tonight....
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-30-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
I want to be playing in the snow!!#

I want to be playing in the snow!!#
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-30-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Argh!! Again waiting for parts, this time a...

Argh!!

Again waiting for parts, this time a chain side head bolt. I got the broken piece out. WTF stupid Sherpa!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,975
Posted By atomicalex
That parts guy was cool. I like that.

That parts guy was cool. I like that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-28-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
The Snap-On one is pretty decent. I am in...

The Snap-On one is pretty decent.

I am in snap ring limbo. It's so bad, I'm considering tearing into the BMW suspension project. The idea of no rideable bike is not making me feel warm and fuzzy,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
I haz honed cylinder! Now I waitz for rings...

I haz honed cylinder!

Now I waitz for rings and gaskets.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Well, I am involved all bets are off. :)

Well, I am involved all bets are off. :)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-22-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Undisturbed. no evidence of combustion. I need to...

Undisturbed. no evidence of combustion. I need to get compression restored before I start on other stuff. It sparks fine out of the cylinder.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Nope. All the rings are out and the piston is in...

Nope. All the rings are out and the piston is in good shape.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 923,183
Posted By atomicalex
Detroit greetings

I am sonicating. I think I found the problem with my Sherpa - the rings are stuck in the piston. Hopefully the sonicator can blast them out so i can at least recover the piston.

edit - my lower...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,843
Posted By atomicalex
I clocked the last guy who reached for me right...

I clocked the last guy who reached for me right on the nose. Dude's nose probably still says "Drexel University" on it. Now, I think I'd just head butt them with my helmet.
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