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Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,859
Posted By Jim1960
Great report. Experience IS the best teacher. ...

Great report. Experience IS the best teacher.

If I might ad just a couple of points to what has been mentioned so far, as to preparedness.

Take a map (topo) and a compass and know how to use...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,713
Posted By Jim1960
Here's what worked for me on a muffler; 1)...

Here's what worked for me on a muffler;

1) get the pipe up to temp, to the point the plastic is soft. take as much of it off with a clean rag as you can. Wear good work gloves as the plastic is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,444
Posted By Jim1960
I'll admit to being a SOTGSOTT rider. ...

I'll admit to being a SOTGSOTT rider.

Helmet-always but the type varies i.e.; MX style, full face, or 3/4. depends on the ride and the weather.

Eye protection-always; Goggles, prescription...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,473
Posted By Jim1960
The "anal retentiviness" in this thread is kind...

The "anal retentiviness" in this thread is kind of funny. :evil

The first time that I heard of the 2 second rule was in a "PSA" that the Shell Oil Co. Had on TV (and highway billboards BTW) in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 190,630
Posted By Jim1960
Outstanding! I'm in for the duration. :clap...

Outstanding!

I'm in for the duration. :clap


................... Jim
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jim1960
+1 Have fun! Ride safe! and Good...

+1

Have fun! Ride safe! and Good Luck!! :clap


................ Jim
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jim1960
CA 99 is a great ride - if you're looking for a...

CA 99 is a great ride - if you're looking for a scenic route.

The problem with 99 is that there are areas constantly under construction, the surface goes to sh*t under every bridge because of...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jim1960
Best of luck on the new venture. I think...

Best of luck on the new venture.

I think that it's your partner who's been posting on the "other' forum.

Anyway....... he's posted some spectacular pics of the DR and its local...
Forum: Australia 03-31-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,165
Posted By Jim1960
I used a set of surplus 40mm ammo cans on my Wee...

I used a set of surplus 40mm ammo cans on my Wee 'Strom. Mounted to SW Motech racks.

They work great, are a bit of a pain to lock, padlocks are really the only solution and, when all is said and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,916
Posted By Jim1960
I'm a leftie that's been riding nearly 40 years. ...

I'm a leftie that's been riding nearly 40 years.

I am still more "comfortable" in left hand turns than I am in right hand turns. :evil

My theory is that it's because we drive on the right,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jim1960
PM replied to... .....Jim

PM replied to...


.....Jim
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jim1960
A lot of folks wait till the last minute to bid...

A lot of folks wait till the last minute to bid ... they want to get it for the lowest possible price.

Sometimes you just have to wait it out! :D

If you want, post or PM me the link and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-14-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jim1960
Sorry to hear that. It's not like there...

Sorry to hear that.

It's not like there has been a lack of information on insect infestations and the results.


I'm sure everybody has heard about the Cali wildfires but you might fint the...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 43,716
Posted By Jim1960
Okay then. It must have been an 13mm that I used...

Okay then. It must have been an 13mm that I used to swap back and forth with a 1/2" when I was (still am) a cheap bastard.

Thanks for the correction :D


.......Jim
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,256
Posted By Jim1960
TBC, I wnet through the same things as you are...

TBC, I wnet through the same things as you are trying to make the same decision.

One of the big things for me was "two up". Wifey just liked the feel of the Wee way better than the KLR. Also my...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 43,716
Posted By Jim1960
To answer your question directly - 5/16" = 8mm,...

To answer your question directly - 5/16" = 8mm, 7/16" = 13mm, 5/8" = 16mm, and 3/4" = 19mm.

If I remember correctly, 7/8" = 21mm (this one I am not sure of)


Other than the above, please...
Forum: Regional forums 01-12-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,030
Posted By Jim1960
Get this book; "Route 66 Traveler's Guide...

Get this book;

"Route 66 Traveler's Guide and Roadside Companion"

by Tom Snyder c. 2000 ISBN 0-312-25417-2

It shows how you can most effectively travel the old road from Chicago to L.A. +...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,708
Posted By Jim1960
Dec 31 '07 ...

Dec 31 '07



http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh132/Jimbo60_album/1stride8.jpg

Have since added a Pat Walsh designs skid plate/crashbar/oil cooler guard, and oem zook handguards.

...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 101,809
Posted By Jim1960
Dude ... your geek is showing ...........:rofl ...

Dude ... your geek is showing ...........:rofl


Cool RR though


................... Jim
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Jim1960
Dude - I bought the same jacket. Great buy @...

Dude - I bought the same jacket. Great buy @ $29.99.


Every time that I'm in there, I check the clearance area you can find all kinds of stuff ..... like a blue O'Neil Racing jersey for $8.99...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 324,132
Posted By Jim1960
Does this count? ...

Does this count?


http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh132/Jimbo60_album/trip2000007.jpg




Please ignore the ugly f**ck*r riding it :wink:
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jim1960
Ah.... Lincoln's websit e hmmmm........ ...

Ah.... Lincoln's websit e hmmmm........

That of course would be the definative source :eek1

Its been a few years since I've welded professionally, and if I could remember every machine that...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jim1960
Just my thoughts - for whatever its worth - ...

Just my thoughts - for whatever its worth -

That's a 3 phase machine. Do you have 3 phase power in your shop? If not, you'll need a phase converter = big $, and not that great a solution. That's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Jim1960
I haven't done 29 to Amboy in a looong time, but...

I haven't done 29 to Amboy in a looong time, but was in Amboy this past June. No gas in Amboy then, they were trying to re-open Roy's Cafe, but said that gas was a long way in the future.

No gas...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jim1960
Define "interesting". :lol3 ...

Define "interesting". :lol3




Seriously

.................. Jim
Forum: Americas 12-23-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Jim1960
After you do Death Valley and Las Vegas you might...

After you do Death Valley and Las Vegas you might want to follow this route to the Grand Canyon. I personally prefer the south rim.
...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Jim1960
Okay, I'm the n00b here - hello all. Now,...

Okay, I'm the n00b here - hello all.

Now, more directly. I think this thread has established that for his intended use I-10 sucks.

How about offering some alternate suggestions - like for...
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