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Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mark1305
Yeah, normally that's my rule, but this guy I can...

Yeah, normally that's my rule, but this guy I can trust with tools. Former F-16 mechanic and a straight up guy. And he didn't put the calcium deposits in there.

And some tools do better getting...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-29-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By mark1305
Thanks much!

Thanks much!
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mark1305
Pressure Washer Tip of the Day

I have a 2600 psi Champion pressure washer bought from my local BJ's big box store. First job last year it apparently sucked a paint chip into the un-capped vacuum barb used for soap pickup. Got...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,934
Posted By mark1305
I was afraid someone would bring this up - I've...

I was afraid someone would bring this up - I've been biting my "keyboard tongue" on the F 650 Funduro.

I have a Funduro that was my do everything bike for lots of years and has taken me all...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By mark1305
Any info on the start/end points and the route?

Any info on the start/end points and the route?
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By mark1305
Interesting stuff. I never thought about using...

Interesting stuff. I never thought about using exhaust or head temps before, even though in my USCG career it was common for the engineers to use pyrometer readings to compare cylinder temps on some...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
Not bad. Now if Kawasaki would just put a 19"...

Not bad. Now if Kawasaki would just put a 19" front wheel on to make it a true crossover type bike, that would be the stuff.

There's a guy in my neighborhood about my age that has a Versys...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 952,329
Posted By mark1305
Now that you say that.........hhhmmmm..... ...

Now that you say that.........hhhmmmm.....
:hmmmmm
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
I'm running low on ideas. Last time I looked up...

I'm running low on ideas. Last time I looked up pics of early Presidents and famous scientists from the 1700s-1800s for inspiration.

I think now I would be down to looking up mug shots from...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 584,542
Posted By mark1305
Yeah, they are quite the pair. My only problem...

Yeah, they are quite the pair. My only problem is my GF has really bad knees and can't handle the dogs by herself except for short periods. So I'm kind of out of rallies and trips for a while now. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By mark1305
Don't know if this is applicable, but after...

Don't know if this is applicable, but after getting my first airhead it took a few times to drum it into my brain how to slide that short rubber coupling down onto the air tube, line it up with the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-16-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 584,542
Posted By mark1305
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED. Where have I heard...

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED. Where have I heard that before.

I posted this up a while back, and keeping the foster dog has been cool. My dog seems happier, the foster dog (Kaskae) has...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,627
Posted By mark1305
Wow! Flattered and surprised this thread was...

Wow! Flattered and surprised this thread was uncovered and moved by a mod.

Follow up note: 15K miles later and the gearbox is still working great. Although I do have a little weepage from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
Is that a Grom, or the new model Versys? :rofl...

Is that a Grom, or the new model Versys? :rofl

I have a feeling I'm going to miss out on a good one this time. Dammit!

But like I've said, its for a good cause. Special dogs need...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By mark1305
That right there is quotable material.

That right there is quotable material.
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,147
Posted By mark1305
Wow, I've been out of the loop way long... I...

Wow, I've been out of the loop way long... I didn't even know of the demise of AMA Pro Racing, let alone the downgrading of the 200.

I used to go every year up through 2004. Loved the old...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
Ride what you like. The bikes are as eclectic...

Ride what you like. The bikes are as eclectic as the attendees. The old school part is more about the people and their interests than the bike ridden to the rally.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-04-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,943
Views: 345,594
Posted By mark1305
I swear Jeff, you've had more serious injuries...

I swear Jeff, you've had more serious injuries just casually doing whatever than many of the world class racers I follow. I have to say the kidney incident was pretty spectacular when you got back...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By mark1305
Depends on the year range of airheads - for...

Depends on the year range of airheads - for example I discovered the gas cap from my old 95 Town Car fit my 83 R80 ST perfectly. Even the groove in the Lincoln cap that holds the tether exactly...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
Kevin I still want to catch up to you around...

Kevin I still want to catch up to you around Thomasville and check out the hot dogs at the Billiards Parlor to compare them to Nu-Way in Macon, GA. (BTW, I've deconstructed their chili recipe pretty...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-03-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 584,542
Posted By mark1305
Speaking of tree cutting, I was walking the first...

Speaking of tree cutting, I was walking the first dog this morning and passed by a neighbor with a tree service at work. Checked out their truck because it had some flashy graphics. Under the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 952,329
Posted By mark1305
Hey Doug, is that auction you have to take off...

Hey Doug, is that auction you have to take off for the one over in Deland?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Why do I have to...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Why do I have to miss out on the good ones? :cry
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-27-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 584,542
Posted By mark1305
I'll bet that ain't the first tree he's cut down....

I'll bet that ain't the first tree he's cut down. But probably the tightest spot he's ever dropped one into. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
Yep, went back and checked the article and that's...

Yep, went back and checked the article and that's who it is. He has good taste & judgment in putting together a nice tour with flexibility for certain customers.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By mark1305
Look good to me also, although you wouldn't want...

Look good to me also, although you wouldn't want to lean out your mixture at cruising throttle from what it is now.

Only check I would do is use jeweler's magnifiers to inspect those flaky...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,794
Posted By mark1305
Get a splinter group together from the MOA bunch...

Get a splinter group together from the MOA bunch and lead them on a group ride over to Cruso to broaden their horizons.

Actually, I have to go back and look in the ON, but I saw something about...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By mark1305
Good to know there are some other decent...

Good to know there are some other decent replaters out there. From my research over the years, Millenium Technologies used to be the go-to Nikasil replaters.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By mark1305
Had problems with my idle circuits more than...

Had problems with my idle circuits more than once. Glad you got it sorted.

Nine times out of ten my problems occurred on the left side from crankcase vapors favoring that side because of...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,074
Posted By mark1305
I'm with this Inmate. And I only live about an...

I'm with this Inmate. And I only live about an hour and 15 minutes south of the craziness. Used to go to the Daytona 200 every year and the Boxer Cup when it was going on. Occasionally went to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,753
Posted By mark1305
Damn the luck - Booj is back and I have to skip...

Damn the luck - Booj is back and I have to skip this one. :cry
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By mark1305
I will need to renew my crank seal on the 83 R80...

I will need to renew my crank seal on the 83 R80 ST sometime in the foreseeable future - starting to get some weepage and a new bean can seal didn't help.

The bike has just over 50K miles, and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-12-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By mark1305
I made three visits to Daytona BMW all at once:...

I made three visits to Daytona BMW all at once: my first, my only, and my last.

I haven't ridden up through Daytona in a while so don't know about indie shops these days. But I know the GM at...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By mark1305
Also check the main jets, venturi tubes, and the...

Also check the main jets, venturi tubes, and the main jet carrier. When I went through my 83 R80 ST carbs about 6-7 years ago, the carriers that hold the main jets and the jets were literally...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 95,253
Posted By mark1305
Jenna, sorry to hear about the hamstring. Get...

Jenna, sorry to hear about the hamstring. Get well soon.

WRT hog hunting and dressing out, I wish I could explain how I saw a Cajun guy dress one when I was stationed in NOLA. A neighbor and I...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By mark1305
Good deal! I know it will take a while longer,...

Good deal! I know it will take a while longer, but once you get the ST together and "right" you will be very pleased. I had planned to just buy mine to try an airhead and the sell it off in 3-4...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,885
Posted By mark1305
That gives me a spark of hope - I got my BA in...

That gives me a spark of hope - I got my BA in '76 also. (I was Class of 74, 75, and finally '76 before I finished the "scenic route" to a degree). Lately I feel old. Maybe I'm not after all. :D
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By mark1305
That is a good idea. Got to file that one away...

That is a good idea. Got to file that one away in case its ever needed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,885
Posted By mark1305
Great job!!! On the ride and the report. You...

Great job!!! On the ride and the report. You definitely made good time on the old airhead. I did my Saddlesore on my F650 about nine years ago - 1045 miles in about the same time. And I ran the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-29-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By mark1305
Back on this side of the country, I'm a big fan...

Back on this side of the country, I'm a big fan of Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC. A few miles north of the BRP on US 276. Great food on the weekends and great owners.

Also...
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