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Forum: Alaska 09-15-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I rode the old nail up to the same spot today-...

I rode the old nail up to the same spot today- was nice weather for it, and a fun ride!


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/amazingmrfixit/P1030152_zps9d825551.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 09-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I've signed up for Carlile Package Express- they...

I've signed up for Carlile Package Express- they will freight stuff north for really reasonable rates. Has worked well for me so far.

Info:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I had a very similar problem on an older BMW...

I had a very similar problem on an older BMW airhead and I chased vents and such for a long time before I discovered it was a poor flowing fuel filter. If you have an aftermarket inline filter,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,152
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Rats- It turns out I tossed Dad's moldy old...

Rats- It turns out I tossed Dad's moldy old Belstaff, or so it would appear- it's nowhere to be found. I do still have the pants and the waxing kit.

I recently bought a 1972 Yamaha RT2 and I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Tim McKittrick
If it flashes on one side and not the other the...

If it flashes on one side and not the other the flasher unit is good- the same current path is used for both sides. I would make sure the current path throughout the left signals is good- a poor...
Forum: Alaska 08-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I saw a black tri-wheeled Goldwing in Wasilla two...

I saw a black tri-wheeled Goldwing in Wasilla two days ago and noted it as the dual outrigger wheel conversion struck me as odd.... But I was busily staring at the wheel arrangement and don't recall...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Tim McKittrick
In my region T1-11 is available both in primed...

In my region T1-11 is available both in primed and raw, and in various widths. The big box stores tend to only carry one variety, usually the sort you don't need.

Your best bet is to go to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,515
Posted By Tim McKittrick
On my old airhead BMW's the shaft effect was...

On my old airhead BMW's the shaft effect was great enough that adding power would raise the rear of the bike and increase cornering clearance. One technique was to add power and rear brake at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I have had a similar issue with a few machines of...

I have had a similar issue with a few machines of similar vintage- particularly if they have been sitting for some time. In my cases, the issue was the ignition advance mechanism being sticky and...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 303,689
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I just added this to the collection of things...

I just added this to the collection of things that make blue smoke:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t153/amazingmrfixit/P1030027_zps7eaf29e7.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 07-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya!

I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya!
Forum: Alaska 07-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Tim McKittrick
I have a pair of 1975 dt175s- one was purchased...

I have a pair of 1975 dt175s- one was purchased as a parts bike but it's recoverable. The other is about 90%. Neither have a title, but for a trainer they might do what you need. They are a 3/4 scale...
Forum: Alaska 07-24-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 154,870
Posted By Tim McKittrick
Twinmax balancer

Twinmax balancer with various adapters. Very lightly used and in original packaging. $75.
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
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: 69
Views: 4,806
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: 2,059
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: 2,059
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: 4,219
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: 574
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: 658
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: 652
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: 812
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: 1,102
Views: 154,870
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: 440
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: 440
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: 818
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: 412
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: 208
Views: 35,562
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: 208
Views: 35,562
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: 208
Views: 35,562
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: 208
Views: 35,562
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: 208
Views: 35,562
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: 2,442
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: 2,326
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: 1,185
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: 3,621
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: 2,984
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: 2,102
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: 1,387
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: 1,847
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...
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