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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
I can attest to that. My first crossing I...

I can attest to that.

My first crossing I found that hole in the center. Front wheel disappeared and all I could do was roll on and try to carry through.

I found it again two years and change...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
You're on the right track with heat but boiling...

You're on the right track with heat but boiling water is all you really need.

Use a tea pot and slowly bring the whole carb up to temperature (over your sink, use gloves etc.). Once it's up to...
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 175,333
Posted By mnd
Pertinent to "modifications required for...

Pertinent to "modifications required for installation", I found that installing the metal H4 "dish" in my Bosch H4 headlight and then mounting the LED assembly was the only way to get the retaining...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
They do just fine.

They do just fine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
I've got a KX80 cylinder that needs to be bored...

I've got a KX80 cylinder that needs to be bored and honed to accept the next over piston. Anyone have a local recommendation? Closer to Stafford would be better.
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,147
Posted By mnd
That's a possibility. It could probably use...

That's a possibility.

It could probably use a wash.
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,147
Posted By mnd
Anyone else have the velcro in the arm cuffs...

Anyone else have the velcro in the arm cuffs become useless?

I'm thinking that an adjustable strap and a small buckle might be in order to prevent sudden unexpected underarm ventilation.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
Indeed. I'm still inside the NoVA ToR area, but...

Indeed. I'm still inside the NoVA ToR area, but only just. Any further south and I'd be out of bounds.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
Skip all that stuff and check out Grok's...

Skip all that stuff and check out Grok's "Harmonizer" (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701625)

I've got one but I haven't managed to unpack it from moving yet.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-09-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 78,496
Posted By mnd
You're going to weld that plate to the square...

You're going to weld that plate to the square tube right?

Weld some caps over the bolt holes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
I might just do that...

I might just do that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-21-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
Ha! Found you guys.

Ha! Found you guys.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
Didn't make it to Cannan, but did do Public Road...

Didn't make it to Cannan, but did do Public Road #18/Douglas Road, which is across the river and goes from the fire tower access road to just north of Davis along the north side of the river.

It's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-02-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
https://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Co+Route+35%2...

https://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Co+Route+35%2F14&hl=en&ftid=0x884ad052d9338d7d:0x3bb79ee87e881475

Probably a little far west for a day trip.

Both Google and Garmin believe that the road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
Just don't get lost on Carr's Camp road, unless...

Just don't get lost on Carr's Camp road, unless you want an epic water crossing!
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,147
Posted By mnd
Well, the Hi-Viz Lombard clearly has kid appeal: ...

Well, the Hi-Viz Lombard clearly has kid appeal:

Coming out of a store I hear "Dad! He drives RACE CARS ON THE ROAD!"

Dad was quick to correct but I chuckled all the way home. In 14 years I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By mnd
Should be the same size (150/70r17) I've got...

Should be the same size (150/70r17)

I've got a tire changer and can assist, but I suspect you've got one too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
Anyone have a tire for this guy...

Anyone have a tire for this guy (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19603306)?

Google says 150/70r17.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By mnd
Bump. Someone must have something in their...

Bump.

Someone must have something in their take-off pile.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 365,173
Posted By mnd
I was (poorly) expressing my desire to see your...

I was (poorly) expressing my desire to see your original take on QD pannier mounting vs. using some other system that places knobs inside the cargo area.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 365,173
Posted By mnd
If I had to make my panniers over again, I'd use...

If I had to make my panniers over again, I'd use .120 for the backside and .090 for everything else (instead of .090 all around.)

That said, if you're building racks and panniers together, why not...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,568
Posted By mnd
I've done a bunch of welding with the same model...

I've done a bunch of welding with the same model welder on 1/2" EMT which is even thinner wall than what you're dealing with.

- Use good wire.
- Use good tips.
- Get a better ground clamp.
-...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
Decompression lever would be useful for that! ...

Decompression lever would be useful for that!

How coked up is the top end that you got enough of a hot spot to sustain a runaway?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
So what was the after action on the F7? I...

So what was the after action on the F7?

I just picked up a '70 CT1 yesterday and had it running this afternoon. It's got a title too, so after a little more sorting I'll have it streetable too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
It's also got lots of people just whipping out on...

It's also got lots of people just whipping out on to Bristow without looking.
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 365,173
Posted By mnd
It actually works better than you'd think. ...

It actually works better than you'd think.

http://www.jurai.net/~winter/cx500/img/457224_380810038607818_878349395_s.jpg

I'd also rather the rack or pannier frame bend before the motorcycle...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 365,173
Posted By mnd
Building out of 1/2" EMT would save you ~3.5lbs. ...

Building out of 1/2" EMT would save you ~3.5lbs. I've found it plenty durable for racks and such.
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 235,037
Posted By mnd
This. I pulled mine out to check the balance...

This.

I pulled mine out to check the balance it was still dead on.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
If I get it running, will you take it back? I'm...

If I get it running, will you take it back? I'm mostly out of room for bikes :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
I've ridden most of the NoVA gravel/dirt roads on...

I've ridden most of the NoVA gravel/dirt roads on a scooter, FWIW.

They're enjoyable, but only really challenging if you're trying to run them at a (too) fast pace.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,757
Posted By mnd
I've got one and it's fine for buzzing around...

I've got one and it's fine for buzzing around town, but I avoid anything resembling a highway.

You're going to top out at 50-55.

A bigger bike might not be a bad idea, but only because the KE...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9,324
Views: 1,872,009
Posted By mnd
Neat, but I've always wanted a cartridge start...

Neat, but I've always wanted a cartridge start lawnmower.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
So which two inmates do I keep passing on...

So which two inmates do I keep passing on Bristow/Joplin in the morning?

Grey/black R1200GSs?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
It came up on CL last week or so. I'm...

It came up on CL last week or so.

I'm guessing it went quick.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
Was that the $500 one in Manassas?

Was that the $500 one in Manassas?
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,949
Posted By mnd
Just ride it. ...

Just ride it.

http://www.jurai.net/~winter/cx500/img/IMG_5084.jpg

(I've had the even less modified CB650SC in some pretty hairy places.)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
I'm game. What did you want to try? ...

I'm game.

What did you want to try?

Welding up the nuts and re-tapping them?

Cutting the footpeg "box" off and welding on new nuts? A variation on that?

With as small of a welder as I've...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,011
Views: 285,181
Posted By mnd
I wonder if someone was straightening a corner. ...

I wonder if someone was straightening a corner.

The Park HQ entrance always makes me nervous.

(I'm on Joplin twice a day during the week.)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 129,693
Posted By mnd
I've done just about the whole route, except for...

I've done just about the whole route, except for the water crossings on a 250CC scooter.

You'll do fine.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 1,062,169
Posted By mnd
I think the point I was trying to make was that...

I think the point I was trying to make was that Guzzi didn't originate the configuration and that the Marusho-Honda connection probably had more to do with things than copying an engine configuration...
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