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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,575
Posted By moontower
2013 Nissan frontier sv 4x4

Here is my not so stock Nissan frontier. Still a work in progress, but its getting there. Crappy cell phone pics.

http://insearchofgilead.smugmug.com/Truck/i-srFGgQW/0/L/image-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Finished and up for sale. ...

Finished and up for sale.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985760
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,674
Posted By moontower
Dude you scored bigtime, great shots! Those roads...

Dude you scored bigtime, great shots! Those roads look like a blast, I might have to make a Dublin dr pepper run soon.:evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Talking Bike and bridges and bears OH MY!

I took a little spin around town on Saturday and thought you guys might enjoy some of the pics. I stopped by the Bastrop History Museum downtown before going exploring. If you happen to be in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Thanks! That ride sounds awesome! The closest I...

Thanks! That ride sounds awesome! The closest I have been out that way was Burnet. I have family there and spent a lot of summers exploring the area on an old cushman motorcycle. Ahh the good old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Previous ride through Bastrop

Hey guys, I wasn't able to upload all of the pictures from this weekend, but I should have time tonight. In the mean time, here are some pics from a previous ride with my buddy Tim.

A while back,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Coming up...

Currently working on the next update, but here is a shot from today.
http://insearchofgilead.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-ZKNC2JH/0/L/photo-L.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
There are some real hidden treasures around here,...

There are some real hidden treasures around here, I plan on mapping out a nice long adv route once I get a little better with the gps and basecamp. I'm glad people are enjoying the images, I bought...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Come and take it!

http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/images/2013/05/blogs/democracy-america/500px-texas_flag_come_and_take_it.svg_.png

The above flag has become synonymous with the pro second...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 943,088
Posted By moontower
Gonzales

This is the old barn that a friends great grandparents built on their property in Gonzales Tx.
http://insearchofgilead.smugmug.com/Daytrippin/i-XTXCMFm/0/L/IMGP0113-L.jpg

The other side....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Gonzales is getting a few wildflowers this year....

Gonzales is getting a few wildflowers this year. So far, the best place for wildflowers this year is Bastrop County. They have sprouted up all along hwy 21 and 71. If you take any of the back roads...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Thanks mudclod! I love reading your daytrippin...

Thanks mudclod! I love reading your daytrippin thread! We need to meet up and ride sometime, are you going to be at motogp this year?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Thanks hesaid, your daytripping thread was what...

Thanks hesaid, your daytripping thread was what convinced me to start my own. As far as the 300 goes, its a great bike for the price and very nimble. Not CA plate-able anymore if I'm not mistaken. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Thanks! I wish I could have ridden the bike out...

Thanks! I wish I could have ridden the bike out there, but I'm waiting on new sprockets to come in so it will be more highway friendly. I did a little riding this morning down in the Gonzales area...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By moontower
Deep in the heart of Texas.

Howdy fellow inmates! I thought it was about time that I started my own day tripping thread to share a place that I have come to know and love. Hopefully this will be a good practice run for my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
"I bet you'll do better than 75mpg on average. I...

"I bet you'll do better than 75mpg on average. I have a plated crf230f. Bone stock except for the gearing change. If I go easy on it, it will return a consistent 88 mpg. Would likely break into the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Thanks! The plan right now is for my wife to ride...

Thanks! The plan right now is for my wife to ride this bike on our TAT trip. Packing will be very minimal, and we will bring along a spare countersprocket (13t) for colorado if needed. I was looking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Mega update!

Good news gents! Between work and this project, I haven't had a lot of time to update this thread. That ends now.

I finished the paint on the kickstand and re installed it. 4 coats of color...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By moontower
Thanks for the link. After reading through the...

Thanks for the link. After reading through the page, I believe that this is what applies to my question.



So, periodic discharge is ok, even good for the battery and frequent discharge of the...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By moontower
How bad is this for my battery?

Quick question that I couldn't find the answer for after searching through the forums and google.

I have a street legal klx300r that I have installed the baja designs dc reg/rec, nicad battery and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10,657
Views: 2,277,721
Posted By moontower
Get sone hand gaurds and and a good set of...

Get sone hand gaurds and and a good set of offroad riding gear. Do not skimp on boots, i wear alpinestars tech7's and have zero problem walking around in them for short periods. The extra protection...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,251
Posted By moontower
No worries. Are you still in the austin area? I...

No worries. Are you still in the austin area? I could always use an excuse to go ride.:evil
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,251
Posted By moontower
I responded in another thread, but I am in...

I responded in another thread, but I am in Bastrop and have a good mechanic or a garage full of tools depending on what you need. If you are still in town, shoot me a pm with your number and Ill see...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 177,646
Posted By moontower
Im guessing you mean mechanic. If so, I know a...

Im guessing you mean mechanic. If so, I know a good guy out in Bastrop. What do you need done?
Forum: Asia 02-19-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,345
Posted By moontower
Need help finding parts.

Hey guys,
I'm looking for a little local assistance with locating some Kawasaki klx150 parts for my klx 140. if anyone could help with translation and parts locating, I would greatly appreciate it....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By moontower
Another option.

Bastrop state park and Lockhart state park are some alternatives to people who might not want to party. Lots of back roads to get you to and from COTA without any traffic as well. I also might be...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By moontower
Thanks for the input! Day 1 was less set in...

Thanks for the input! Day 1 was less set in stone, my plan was to ride into Austin from 969 and maybe grab some food at one of my favorite spots before heading out. You are right though, 290 west of...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By moontower
pic of ktm aux fender tank

http://murgatroid42.smugmug.com/photos/339913837_2oM8m-M.jpg

Here is what Im thinking for the kydex tank.
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By moontower
Thanks! You are right, not DOT legal, but for my...

Thanks! You are right, not DOT legal, but for my application it doesn't matter. I form Kydex at 350 degrees and it begins to turn elastic at 250ish (maybe). I will definitely test it with my laser...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By moontower
Yep, after forming the two halves, i weld them...

Yep, after forming the two halves, i weld them together with abs plastic rods.
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By moontower
DIY Kydex fuel tanks?

Recently, I have been contemplating making a larger fuel tank for my wife's plated klx140. I have a lot of experience with fiberglass and have made gas tanks in the past so I know that I have the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By moontower
Day 3

Day 3...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By moontower
Planning Central Texas route. Opinions appreciated.

Hey guys,
I have the incredible good fortune of having spring break off this year and am planning a trip through central Texas. I was hoping that someone on here might have a little input for my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Monday update.

Over the weekend, my buddy "Special Ed" came up to visit and helped me reinforce the subframe on my klx300 and while he was here we went ahead and welded up a new kickstand for the klx140. We used...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By moontower
And to answer your question, it should have had a...

And to answer your question, it should have had a valve check or two, but i would be surprised if it needed adjustment. The klx line is pretty reliable. When you do get the bike, upgrade to a krieger...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By moontower
6k miles is nothing, barely broken in really....

6k miles is nothing, barely broken in really. Since you have two options, use it to your advantage and negotiate a lower price. If one wont budge or sells to someone else, its not a problem because...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By moontower
When I was a teenager, a friend and I would go on...

When I was a teenager, a friend and I would go on long adventures during the summer and plasma donation was always a great way to get some extra cash. We would skip lunch, donate plasma, take the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Thanks! This bike is really turning into a great...

Thanks! This bike is really turning into a great little scoot for her. We tried a few other bikes, but the klx140 felt like the perfect mix of not too small, not too big and easy enough to upgrade....
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Oil cooler?

I've been thinking of adding an oil cooler to the bike, but I have zero experience with oil cooled bikes. Anyone have any input? I have found a oil cooler kit for the klx150, so it should be possible...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,567
Posted By moontower
Almost forgot.

Finally got around to having it inspected and plated. We're finally street legal!
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