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Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Midnightventure
I made one with a 14" car wheel. 2x2 tubing...

I made one with a 14" car wheel. 2x2 tubing welded across the bottom with 4 holes in it. Homemade plates in the big vise with 4 pins to match the holes in the tubing. Air cylinder mounted to the...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,397
Posted By Midnightventure
I just used a pair today putting in a water...

I just used a pair today putting in a water heater for my wife's cousin. They were easy and didn't leak. I was half expecting them to blow off and spray water all over. The directions say to mark...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
Some of those areas that are so far off the...

Some of those areas that are so far off the beaten path you have to worry that if something bad happens the deer hunters will find your body in the fall.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,205
Posted By Midnightventure
I bought my Trans Am from an FBI agent. He...

I bought my Trans Am from an FBI agent. He insisted on cash. Unless I know somebody pretty well I would do the same.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 722,635
Posted By Midnightventure
Big difference between a Bobcat and a Mountain...

Big difference between a Bobcat and a Mountain Lion. That would be neat to see. Might make me a little nervous with a mountain lion that close though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
I camped at Paddy Creek years ago. It is kind of...

I camped at Paddy Creek years ago. It is kind of a horse lovers camp. Horse trails in the area. Real close to the Big Piney and not far from the Gasconade too. Nice little primitive campground.
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Midnightventure
My steel trailer is anodized. Your aluminum...

My steel trailer is anodized. Your aluminum trailer might be too.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Midnightventure
I have been running them on my DR650 for a while...

I have been running them on my DR650 for a while and I haven't noticed anything like that.
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Midnightventure
Just north of a little town called Capulin (east...

Just north of a little town called Capulin (east of Raton) is an extinct volcano that you can ride to the top of. Kind of on the way from OKC. Then just west of Taos on hwy 64 is a bridge over the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Midnightventure
The gauge of the wire going to the device...

The gauge of the wire going to the device determines what amperage it can carry. Then you fuse it so that the fuse will blow before the wire heats up. I have a little black book with every thing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Midnightventure
I know a couple of years ago the Adventure store...

I know a couple of years ago the Adventure store in Eureka Springs was renting DR650s because I broke a brake line just outside of Eureka Springs and he sold me one that he was going to put on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 96,049
Views: 18,094,156
Posted By Midnightventure
I took my carb off and cleaned it yesterday....

I took my carb off and cleaned it yesterday. While I had it off I removed the screws that hold the throttle cable bracket on. They had been messed up since I got the bike and being unable to remove...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Midnightventure
I once had one of those cheap fuses cause...

I once had one of those cheap fuses cause intermittent problems until I realized what was going on. The legs were a little bit smaller and weren't contacting well all the time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Midnightventure
Take a look at this thread. I rode several of...

Take a look at this thread. I rode several of these on my only SBR ride. Thought I was doing pretty good until I lost a lense from my glasses because it was so rough. I didn't realise what I had done...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Midnightventure
This is right. More amperage than needed is fine....

This is right. More amperage than needed is fine. Less than what is called for is not.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 16,230
Posted By Midnightventure
Coy, Do you have basecamp and City Navigator...

Coy,
Do you have basecamp and City Navigator North America ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By Midnightventure
All though I think those pictures of the plains...

All though I think those pictures of the plains are pretty my natural pull is toward the hills and mountains. Here were I live is the transition point. South is hills and north is prairie. 90% of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By Midnightventure
If you are going to ride that far through the...

If you are going to ride that far through the basically boring plains you really should go a little farther ( OK a lot farther, lots of distance in the west) and see the Black Canyon of the Gunnison...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By Midnightventure
I just noticed you are going through Raton N.M....

I just noticed you are going through Raton N.M. Just east of Raton is Mt. Capulin which is an extinct volcano that you can ride to the top of. Worth the side trip. Narrow road with a short rock wall...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,699
Posted By Midnightventure
The temps will probably be in the 90s. In MO the...

The temps will probably be in the 90s. In MO the humidity will be high. In Kansas,Texas and OK the wind will be blowing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 722,635
Posted By Midnightventure
I was at Devils Well and slipped climbing those...

I was at Devils Well and slipped climbing those steel stairs. Glad I still had my Aerostich on.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 722,635
Posted By Midnightventure
I am sitting here thinking about a ride my wife...

I am sitting here thinking about a ride my wife and I did a few years ago. We ate at Lamberts and stayed in Ozark. The next day we ended up at Hodgsons at lunchtime. I had my cold chicken left over...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 722,635
Posted By Midnightventure
In southern MO there are quite a few mills and...

In southern MO there are quite a few mills and big springs. A person could map a route to visit several of them and have one heck of a ride at the same time.
Hahatonka
Tunnel Dam on the Niangua...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8,071
Views: 722,635
Posted By Midnightventure
Are you planning to leave from Whiteman and spend...

Are you planning to leave from Whiteman and spend a few days riding and camping?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,242
Posted By Midnightventure
I was there in August a few years ago and it got...

I was there in August a few years ago and it got below freezing at night.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,242
Posted By Midnightventure
Famous Daves. If you are going up I35 there is a...

Famous Daves. If you are going up I35 there is a place with great cinnamon rolls on the right as your headed north. Tobies in Hinckley.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Midnightventure
Each fuse actually has a little resistance. You...

Each fuse actually has a little resistance. You can put a lead on each side of the fuses and check for voltage drop. If there is one with more drop than the others then that is probably the one that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,411
Posted By Midnightventure
I think it is an instinct that is uncontrollable....

I think it is an instinct that is uncontrollable. I have saved a bike a couple of times at much slower speeds by doing that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 96,049
Views: 18,094,156
Posted By Midnightventure
The plug on the back of the headlight has become...

The plug on the back of the headlight has become dislodged a couple of times on mine.
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By Midnightventure
Air moving in a closed space will actually raise...

Air moving in a closed space will actually raise the temperature. Especially with the electronics the air needs to be changed or air conditioned.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By Midnightventure
Sounds like it might have multiple problems but I...

Sounds like it might have multiple problems but I would start with a voltmeter and check to see if the battery is putting out more than 12v with the engine off.
Then start the bike and see if it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,919
Posted By Midnightventure
I am 58. I am hoping that riding a motorcycle and...

I am 58. I am hoping that riding a motorcycle and continuing to play basketball will keep my coordination and motorskills up to an acceptable level. I also hope that if they go away that I recognize...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Midnightventure
I have had the SAE and a Widder connector on mine...

I have had the SAE and a Widder connector on mine for years with no problems.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,791
Posted By Midnightventure
I didn't bother to read this whole thread so...

I didn't bother to read this whole thread so somebody probably said this already. I use a mixture of gases that includes 78% Nitorgen. Works well for me. Cheap to.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
I bet they will be coming up 50. If I think of it...

I bet they will be coming up 50. If I think of it maybe I will ride home from JC to California instead of my normal C to V to A to 87. I don't think I would be able to run to Sedalia on a Wednesday.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
Looks like it will come real close to us. If I...

Looks like it will come real close to us. If I see a bunch of pre 1936 bikes I will know whats up.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
My wife and I were out there a few years ago....

My wife and I were out there a few years ago. Stayed in Deadwood. Middle of summer in an area that was short on rain. It rained every day. Sure took some of the fun out of riding the scenic roads.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
It was a 2003 Kawasaki KX500. Since Hank.sd said...

It was a 2003 Kawasaki KX500. Since Hank.sd said he didn't want it I could post some of the pictures I took if somebody was interested. Just let me know.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 32,337
Posted By Midnightventure
I never got around to asking. How much was he...

I never got around to asking. How much was he wanting for it anyway?
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 96,049
Views: 18,094,156
Posted By Midnightventure
You know, I think I already knew that.

You know, I think I already knew that.
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