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Forum: Alaska 07-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Tim McKittrick
In 2009 I used Alaska Airlines cargo and sent my...

In 2009 I used Alaska Airlines cargo and sent my Ducati from Anchorage to Seattle- I think it cost about $550 including the hazmat sticker. I had to deliver the bike to the Anchorage depot with no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,458
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I think the answer here is back to basics- a...

I think the answer here is back to basics- a small dirt bike. I learned to ride on a 250 enduro on gravel roads where the tires were pretty much ALWAYS sliding. If the OP can wrangle more seat time...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,770
Posted By Tim McKittrick
And once again, Advrider shows itself to be...

And once again, Advrider shows itself to be totally awesome! 100 points to Andy!
Forum: Orange Crush 07-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,770
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I had a similar failure and it was the points in...

I had a similar failure and it was the points in the fuel pump burning out- mine came and went a few times and I was able to get the bike home under its own power.

I installed the Dr. Bean kit and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,618
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Here in the north, the issue is less about...

Here in the north, the issue is less about avoiding killer storms than keeping warm, dry, and comfortable.

My best tip is wool socks and trash bags: wear wool socks and put your foot into a small...
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Tim McKittrick
The Alaska ferry website is just.......terrible....

The Alaska ferry website is just.......terrible. I can never make heads or tails of it and have found it best to just call and speak to one of their schedulers. I have made the passage from Whittier...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I've made replacement filters for various...

I've made replacement filters for various machines using uni filter stock and ordinary Wellwood contact cement. The seams need to be painted with a brush, allowed to dry for a few moments, pressed...
Forum: Alaska 06-30-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Your best bet may be to try to get a few spokes...

Your best bet may be to try to get a few spokes fast freighted from either Woodys or Buchanan's. If you only need three or four they might ship in an overnight express envelope.
...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Tim McKittrick
For the curious, I have a little info on the RV...

For the curious, I have a little info on the RV in the hole:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/amazingmrfixit/P1020940_zps32fc2220.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 06-23-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 146,832
Posted By Tim McKittrick
2006 Griso

Still available- and now at a new lower price!

Fully mended after it was dropped last fall- new tires, new agm battery, ready to go. It does have a reconstructed title and the price reflects that-...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I think any XL unit from 1984 on up would do, or...

I think any XL unit from 1984 on up would do, or you could use an aftermarket pressure switch that replaces the banjo fitting:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I had a 250s as my first bike many, many years...

I had a 250s as my first bike many, many years back. As I recall the swingarm bushings were plastic and didn't last very long...... Back then there were aftermarket bronze bushes available which...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I keep a Ducati ST2 in the states and would...

I keep a Ducati ST2 in the states and would recommend against the a Gran Canyon only because of it's required maintenance. The old 2-valve mill is certainly reliable and robust but routine...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I never had that model of 250 but I did work on...

I never had that model of 250 but I did work on its big brother, the XL600r...I had 4 of those over the years. When installing the kickstarter you had to hook the return spring and twist the start...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,103
Posted By Tim McKittrick
He ran the Iron Dog last winter, I think, but the...

He ran the Iron Dog last winter, I think, but the Palins only make the news now if something bad happens.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,103
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Nah- you would be fine. She moved to Arizona...

Nah- you would be fine. She moved to Arizona after the locals quit talking to her.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,103
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I've one for sale- but you'll have to travel.... ...

I've one for sale- but you'll have to travel....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=980467
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,103
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Wait- the posts disappeared. Have I broken a rule?

Wait- the posts disappeared. Have I broken a rule?
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,103
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I've just listed one, if you don't mind...

I've just listed one, if you don't mind traveling;

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24211417#post24211417
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,258
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I've always consider this to be the prettiest...

I've always consider this to be the prettiest standard to come out of Japan.
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Follow up

Alls well that ends well- Bosch finally delivered and installed a new machine and I no longer have to hand wash dishes. They wouldn't let me make the swap myself and insisted on having an appliance...
Forum: Alaska 05-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By Tim McKittrick
My personal experience with both incinerator...

My personal experience with both incinerator toilets and composting toilets would lead me to recommend against them- especially for Tok. The composter was a disaster as it never had enough heat to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,382
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I'll try to get some audio when it goes to the...

I'll try to get some audio when it goes to the track- first event is on May 17th.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,784
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I concur if the object is to learn how to be...

I concur if the object is to learn how to be faster and have more control. The beauty of a machine like the Ninjette is that it makes you concentrate on utilizing the energy and momentum you already...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I have a few pairs of these and they are among my...

I have a few pairs of these and they are among my favorite tools. The leverage ratio is good enough that they can be used as a wrench and can even squeeze rivets. They have smooth jaws so won't mar...
Forum: Alaska 04-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By Tim McKittrick
From the Cordova side you can not even get to the...

From the Cordova side you can not even get to the Million Dollar bridge anymore. The road was washed out a few summers ago and DOT evidently has no plans to repair it.

When you could get to the...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By Tim McKittrick
My inclination would be to make your run from the...

My inclination would be to make your run from the panel in the garage- I would try to provide a pair of 20a circuits from the panel to do away with the need for the tiny sub panel in the shed. Split...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Bosch is allegedly going to replace mine in full-...

Bosch is allegedly going to replace mine in full- their customer service folks claim there is some paperwork on the way that needs filling out and that after some period of time they will grant the...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tim McKittrick
The recall dates from 2009, so it's probably...

The recall dates from 2009, so it's probably worth looking into.

I still think Bosch makes a good machine- as my wife said: "I liked the dishwasher just fine up until it caught fire."

Given...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-30-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,382
Posted By Tim McKittrick
My current racer is a 1995 RS250 Honda- alleged...

My current racer is a 1995 RS250 Honda- alleged to be making about 70 HP on the pavement and good for 160 or so with proper gearing- its now geared to top out at 135 or a little better but would...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Bosch dishwasher recall

While this might not be the best place to post this (mods please move as required), anyone in the forum who has an older Bosch dishwasher should really know about this:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-30-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,382
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Race bike resurrection

My slightly older brother Kelly passed away about two years ago and among the few things he left behind was a pile of old RD bits. They were in the shop of a mutual friend, back in a corner,...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 636,748
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Well, I admit I didn't know about the Protar...

Well, I admit I didn't know about the Protar kits.... now I want to build one!
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 636,748
Posted By Tim McKittrick
That's a Tamiya kit. 1/12 scale.

That's a Tamiya kit. 1/12 scale.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I have been researching these for the past few...

I have been researching these for the past few weeks (I've been looking for an RT2) and I suspect most parts are compatible between the 72 and 73. The 73 has a larger front tire and some other detail...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 65,867
Posted By Tim McKittrick
My conclusions: - I'm a crappy advocate -...

My conclusions:
- I'm a crappy advocate
- Motorcycle safety is a strange oxymoron with highly polarized views.


I'm in nearly the same boat- but I have at least managed to convince two other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Drain and replace oil and filter. You may have...

Drain and replace oil and filter. You may have corrected the carb problem allready and the engine is trying to get rid of all the extra volume in the case. Once you have the proper amount of fresh...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Another thought- you haven't mentioned how far or...

Another thought- you haven't mentioned how far or how much you have tried to drive since you had the first float issue. Have you checked the oil? If your leaking carb dumped a full load of fuel into...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I'm going to wager your carb is overflowing...

I'm going to wager your carb is overflowing because of a faulty float valve- it's allowing fuel to overflow up through the carb and it's running back to and out of the airbox. If you have had the...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Tim McKittrick
You can also now get fiberglass batting that is...

You can also now get fiberglass batting that is contained within a plastic sleeve. It's not amazingly pretty, but it's better than loose pink stuff and keeps the itch factor down.

In place of...
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