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Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By machinebuilder
I just remembered the salesman I dealt with was...

I just remembered the salesman I dealt with was Lou Gehrig.......Not the ball player:evil The first person I talked to at the dealer was Ray Varner, I was out riding and thought I'd stop and see if...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By machinebuilder
I don't remember. And I can't get to it. I...

I don't remember. And I can't get to it. I remember it being several thousand less than X Plan (supplier discount)

When I was shopping I ended up shopping for what I wanted more than price. I knew...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 919
Posted By machinebuilder
BS, When I bought my 2011 F150 on X Plan the cost...

BS, When I bought my 2011 F150 on X Plan the cost was under invoice.......

BUT it depends on the vehicle and what the current offering is.

According to the salesman I dealt with when you go in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,923
Posted By machinebuilder
I was going to go, then I ran out of paint for my...

I was going to go, then I ran out of paint for my kitchen.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 188,306
Posted By machinebuilder
AKA Webbs Store (on the Hiwasee river)

AKA Webbs Store (on the Hiwasee river)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By machinebuilder
I ride the ones around Tellico year round, just...

I ride the ones around Tellico year round, just watch your elevation and the snow/ice and have fun. Bring your warmest gear, figure about 10 degrees per 1000'.
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By machinebuilder
Looking at your pictures, and understanding I...

Looking at your pictures, and understanding I really don't know much about this stuff.

The first picture looks like its sloped pretty good, I don't see any ditches to keep the water out of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By machinebuilder
I like them. I used them in New Mexico when...

I like them.

I used them in New Mexico when they were new, they worked well on the rock/loose gravel/sand.

around East TN they work well.

I have about 7500mi on the front and about 4000 on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By machinebuilder
Pick a good bearing mfg, go to their site. ...

Pick a good bearing mfg, go to their site.

SKF is pretty good, NSK, Nachi, FAG, etc all make good bearings, the suffixes vary between mfg's, if there is a question go to there site and look it up....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By machinebuilder
Z means shield, not seal. Look carefully at the...

Z means shield, not seal. Look carefully at the gap next to the inner race.

IMHO get double sealed bearings not shielded
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,917
Posted By machinebuilder
http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-9P3LfgG...

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-9P3LfgG/0/M/i-9P3LfgG-M.jpg

Sometimes you gotta wonder:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,917
Posted By machinebuilder
Interesting place When TVA built Appalachia...

Interesting place
When TVA built Appalachia Dam and Power house, this was a concrete plant used to build the tunnel. It's on topo Maps as Mcfarland.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,050
Posted By machinebuilder
I average about 50mpg with my F800GS, had it up...

I average about 50mpg with my F800GS, had it up to 55mpg in CO
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By machinebuilder
Can't say much about the GSA. You have the newer...

Can't say much about the GSA. You have the newer forks, but on my '09 I think the forks made a bigger difference.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By machinebuilder
Look at Sun rims. Made and sold by Buchanan spoke...

Look at Sun rims. Made and sold by Buchanan spoke and rim (or something like that).

I bought 1 and had it laced to my stock hub for about $500.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,590
Posted By machinebuilder
Great to hear they're talking about next year. ...

Great to hear they're talking about next year.

I drove over Saturday and what was heard at many of the vendors was "we did better than expected".
And I know some businesses where checking it...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By machinebuilder
I don't think you want to use a log splitter...

I don't think you want to use a log splitter valve, Hydraulic valve seals are different than pneumatic valve seals.

Here is one sort of what you are asking for but it's a 3 position detented
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By machinebuilder
I got a good look at these today at overland expo...

I got a good look at these today at overland expo east. They look impressive and I will probably get a set in the future

The mount looks robust yet easy to use and take the bags off very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By machinebuilder
There are quite a few inmates that have the...

There are quite a few inmates that have the Traxxion Dynamics setup and are VERY happy with it.

There are several threads on it and one of us had a big hand in developing it.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By machinebuilder
Last time I looked mine has over 1200hrs. It...

Last time I looked mine has over 1200hrs. It does seem to use antifreeze now, but not much.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,590
Posted By machinebuilder
Thanks I never could find it on the website,...

Thanks

I never could find it on the website, but according to Google it's about a 3 hour drive so i won't get there much before 9ish
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,590
Posted By machinebuilder
Does anyone know the hours on Saturday?:ear ...

Does anyone know the hours on Saturday?:ear

I just looked through the website and didn't see any hours for a day pass
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,590
Posted By machinebuilder
Um I hope you figure it out before Friday night. ...

Um I hope you figure it out before Friday night.

My plan is also to day trip, try to get an early start saturday

Mossy maybe we can meet up for dinner?
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By machinebuilder
The best advice I can give Get a good set of...

The best advice I can give

Get a good set of fixed tip pliers. I have never seen a replasable tip that works well.

I finally got a set of proto from eBay and the first time I used them...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By machinebuilder
I've got a F725 Front Deck John Deere, I've had...

I've got a F725 Front Deck John Deere, I've had it for 10 years, and I bought it when it was about 10 years old.
The only problem I had with the Kawasaki engine is the fuel pump.
When I replaced...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 188,306
Posted By machinebuilder
That's why we ride, Damn I am sore I've...

That's why we ride,


Damn I am sore I've got to do something about the seat on my DR
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 188,306
Posted By machinebuilder
I was mistaken about where the tag is. It's not...

I was mistaken about where the tag is. It's not on hinch mountain rd.


I still had a great day riding:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 188,306
Posted By machinebuilder
I know about where it is. I've been mowing till...

I know about where it is. I've been mowing till dark this week maybe I can get it Saturday. I need to check some file photos
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,336
Posted By machinebuilder
keep your torch handy for the next time,...

keep your torch handy for the next time, Antiseize or grease might have been a better choice
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-21-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,923
Posted By machinebuilder
It was great to see ya'll Here's a better...

It was great to see ya'll

Here's a better picture from Hatfield Knob

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/Other/Tennesee-misc/i-J72TkrL/0/M/elk%209-20-2014-M.jpg

a cell phone is not a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,923
Posted By machinebuilder
I don't think so as long as it's plated

I don't think so as long as it's plated
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,923
Posted By machinebuilder
I'm thinking about hatfield knob, the elk should...

I'm thinking about hatfield knob, the elk should be bugling
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,923
Posted By machinebuilder
I am planning on being there. But my planning...

I am planning on being there. But my planning sucks sometimes
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By machinebuilder
I found my previous thread ...

I found my previous thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974095
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By machinebuilder
There's a thread here somewhere where I fabbed a...

There's a thread here somewhere where I fabbed a repair for mine.

I'm not near a computer so I can't find it for you.

I agree it's a poor mount design. I think the bottom left broke on mine...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 188,306
Posted By machinebuilder
It's an interesting museum in the building, You...

It's an interesting museum in the building, You can learn a lot more of the story in there.


If I use my grab picture from the previous time the tag was there is it considered a file photo?:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By machinebuilder
it has to come off to change the filter. ...

it has to come off to change the filter.

It's not that big of a deal, just don't over tighten the nuts on the rubber mounts, and take the 2 bolts out of the front mount. it might take 3 min.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 615
Views: 37,923
Posted By machinebuilder
That would be cool to see, I can't make it...

That would be cool to see, I can't make it though.


I see RTWDOUG has a thread for it
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By machinebuilder
I think that's the one I have. It seems to be...

I think that's the one I have.
It seems to be working great, but I don't think I hit it on rocks very often.
I only have a few scrapes on it.
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By machinebuilder
almost every bearing manufacturer has slightly...

almost every bearing manufacturer has slightly different suffixes (many mean the same thing)

here is a link to a SKF master interchange guide, the first several pages explain bearing nomenclature....
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