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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 02:38 PM
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Posted By MiteyF
Always wanted a CBR250, wish we had them here!

Always wanted a CBR250, wish we had them here!
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
Fuck that, time for 4 beers. Starting a job is 1,...

Fuck that, time for 4 beers. Starting a job is 1, at least a few during, and no less than 1 celebration beer.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By MiteyF
Left small pocket of the tank bag, always :D

Left small pocket of the tank bag, always :D
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,303
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Posted By MiteyF
Thanks! Just posted this pic over in the...

Thanks! Just posted this pic over in the "something you made" thread, might as well put it here too. Finished her up today... a few more holes and a single coat of semi-gloss. Just gotta make some...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By MiteyF
Good call on the hatchet. May I also suggest a...

Good call on the hatchet. May I also suggest a small folding saw? When cutting up small stuff for firewood etc (about 3" or less) a good folding saw can save you a LOT of time, and packs VERY small...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,320
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Posted By MiteyF
Any more pics of this trailer? Really interested...

Any more pics of this trailer? Really interested in the axle setup mostly. I'm planning a very similar single rail build for my 7' dinghy to pull behind the Strom. Also trying to figure out where to...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By MiteyF
When camping, I usually have about 5+ knives....

When camping, I usually have about 5+ knives. They're like lighters, can never have too many.
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
Did a bunch of sanding and drilled 360 holes. Not...

Did a bunch of sanding and drilled 360 holes. Not done yet though!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5/four50hp383chevy/Projects/IMAG1775_zpshbdldupc.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,625
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Posted By MiteyF
K&N... "high flow". You know what "high flow"...

K&N... "high flow". You know what "high flow" means? It means "less filtering". Unless you're adding more surface area to the filter to make up for a finer filter, it's just a more open filter......
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,625
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Posted By MiteyF
Also, don't forget to put the cap back on your...

Also, don't forget to put the cap back on your tool tube before riding off, after getting out the straps inside.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 939,328
Posted By MiteyF
Talk about a bitchin' seat cover! :evil

Talk about a bitchin' seat cover! :evil
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 549,506
Posted By MiteyF
Crankcase AND "Other than that all this bike...

Crankcase AND "Other than that all this bike really needs is a new air filter, plastics, silencer, and new back tire."
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
More boat... conned the paint lady at Lowes into...

More boat... conned the paint lady at Lowes into mixing a quart of white into a pint of gray and one of red... methinks she has a thing for riders :evil

2 coats of resin on the inside are almost...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,460
Posted By MiteyF
Am I to assume you don't sand your tires before...

Am I to assume you don't sand your tires before you ride on them for the first time?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7,839
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Posted By MiteyF
I for one am in the "more open air space is...

I for one am in the "more open air space is better" camp. I like my bikes tidy, with little or no visible wiring/hoses/etc
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
For the last few years I've wanted a boat I can...

For the last few years I've wanted a boat I can tow behind the bike for fishing remote lakes. Sure I could go drop $100 on a CL kayak, but I've spent *lots* of time in both kayaks and other types of...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
I've worn out my fair share of sprockets, but...

I've worn out my fair share of sprockets, but some people really scare me!
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,625
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Posted By MiteyF
Yes and yes. If you're using a pulley, you're...

Yes and yes. If you're using a pulley, you're dispersing the load. However, when you wrap the strap around your handlebar/frame/subframe/wheel/etc, you do not have this "frictionless pulley"...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By MiteyF
Yes again. Perhaps this is overkill, but I think...

Yes again. Perhaps this is overkill, but I think it's an important safety note...

LOOPING YOUR STRAP AROUND YOUR HANDLEBARS/FRAME/ETC WILL *NOT* halve the load, it will NOT halve the force, it...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,625
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Views: 365,368
Posted By MiteyF
Weird joke or poor understanding of physics?

Weird joke or poor understanding of physics?
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,694
Posted By MiteyF
You guys are making quite the case for the top...

You guys are making quite the case for the top quilts, I must say, and I really appreciate the input! As most of us here know, there's nothing worse than buying something, only to find out it's not...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,460
Posted By MiteyF
My biggest gripe with the 705's is their seeming...

My biggest gripe with the 705's is their seeming hatred of tar snakes. I've never run any other tire that will so readily try to kill you if you so much as *look* at a tar snake. If it weren't for...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,028
Views: 939,328
Posted By MiteyF
After moving temporarily to Michigan from NW WA,...

After moving temporarily to Michigan from NW WA, I can honestly say there seem to be far fewer reasonably priced bikes here than there were back home. Not to mention, almost nothing worth buying that...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,694
Posted By MiteyF
Hhmm... I suppose on one of my pre-trip hammock...

Hhmm... I suppose on one of my pre-trip hammock sleeping sessions I'll have to give something like this a try. Perhaps just give a regular down blanket a go, and if it's close to working, grab some...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2015, 04:39 PM
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Posted By MiteyF
Wait, what?

Wait, what?
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,694
Posted By MiteyF
Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I just can't...

Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I just can't imagine a top quilt working for me... Every time I imagine sleeping in the hammock with a quilt, I imagine a stiff breeze blowing through and...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 42,460
Posted By MiteyF
After going through this thread I may just have...

After going through this thread I may just have to pick up a set of these for the Strom next, pre-June moto-trip. I was never terribly impressed with the 705's, but after having spent most of my play...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By MiteyF
When using Seahorses for my panniers, and top...

When using Seahorses for my panniers, and top box, I ground the ridges off. No reason not to the way I see it
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,065
Views: 404,694
Posted By MiteyF
I'm new to the hammock camping world. In fact,...

I'm new to the hammock camping world. In fact, haven't even camped in my hammock as of yet. With that said, I'm hanging in my new Dutch on the porch as I type this. Got one for me and the fiance,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 3,656,128
Posted By MiteyF
The operative term here is "modern" sportbike....

The operative term here is "modern" sportbike. MOST "modern sportbikes" are inline engines, 4 cylinders with big, peaky power. They can be purchased off the showroom floor for (given the performance)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 902,948
Posted By MiteyF
Not hard on the expressway early in the...

Not hard on the expressway early in the morning... not that I would know or anything :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 3,656,128
Posted By MiteyF
While some of your assertions are true, a few...

While some of your assertions are true, a few notes.

To be fair, you "see where modern sportbikes come from" because the CB750 WAS the precursor to the modern sportbike... however, it was a...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
Been getting the Strom ready for "riding season",...

Been getting the Strom ready for "riding season", as well as a 3k-ish mile trip to Maine in June. Valves checked, new (old, and temporary) front tire, new chain, oil and coolant, and a very thorough...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 3,656,128
Posted By MiteyF
I haven't found a set of "regular" mirrors that...

I haven't found a set of "regular" mirrors that work half as well as a properly weighted and mounted bar end. Besides the sumo, they're all I've used for the last 50k or so miles, and you will never...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 3,656,128
Posted By MiteyF
Because most of them flop and vibrate rendering...

Because most of them flop and vibrate rendering them nearly useless, and I have trained myself to do regular head checks and typically move a bit faster than traffic to avoid most dangers from...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7,839
Views: 3,656,128
Posted By MiteyF
You're bitching about mirrors? Half of the bikes...

You're bitching about mirrors? Half of the bikes I ride don't have mirrors
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
You're mad about dust?

You're mad about dust?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5,458
Views: 549,506
Posted By MiteyF
This thing looks like a fucking death trap! :eek1...

This thing looks like a fucking death trap! :eek1 I'm shaking just looking at it
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,625
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Views: 365,368
Posted By MiteyF
I cut 4 of the 5 tendons in the top of my right...

I cut 4 of the 5 tendons in the top of my right hand in half (the ones that you use to open your hand), as well as 2 ligaments and 2 joint capsules, and still have very little feeling there. Thanks...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 476,919
Posted By MiteyF
Harley front tires tend to be a *bit* wider than...

Harley front tires tend to be a *bit* wider than any 21" I've ever encountered :lol3
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