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Forum: Equipment Today, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By villageidiot
The aerostich boots are made by sidi. No one else...

The aerostich boots are made by sidi. No one else carries that boot, easy on, easy off, lovely boot to walk around in, not much off road protection, similar to a gaerne balance as far as construction...
Forum: Equipment Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By villageidiot
ime personally.... aerostich one piece road...

ime personally....

aerostich one piece road crafter (pick the flavor you want, light, classic, tactical etc)
aerostich cbt lite boots
shoei rf1200 or qwest helmet..... i have a qwest, its got...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By villageidiot
Build a big wooden form and start filling it up...

Build a big wooden form and start filling it up with clear casting resin. Do the same to a gallon of fresh fuel, so in a hundred years a scientist can have their Jurassic park moment, unleashing a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
For sure. It's a circle and the distance from...

For sure. It's a circle and the distance from pedal to center of axle is the length. I'd imagine once up and spinning there'd be more inertia or gyro, like a heavy flywheel.

Past that, that's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
Tha fuck? Wonder why?

Tha fuck? Wonder why?
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By villageidiot
my size 47 aerostich CBT lites, go into my right...

my size 47 aerostich CBT lites, go into my right leg pretty easily.

as for it touching the ground..... :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
Doesn't have to be motorcycle specific. Just make...

Doesn't have to be motorcycle specific. Just make sure it has the proper jaso rating.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By villageidiot
Not to start an oil debate, but I've been super...

Not to start an oil debate, but I've been super pleased with motul products, sounds like your scoot is still oil injected. Oil injection systems typically inject at 50:1 which a lot of the time is...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By villageidiot
Wrong. Coolant and oil can mix at the water pump...

Wrong. Coolant and oil can mix at the water pump on this engine. And other engines can be at water pump, timing chain casings etc.

Coolant IN THE OIL typically comes from head gaskets, but I guess...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By villageidiot
upjet and do some plug chops, make sure your plug...

upjet and do some plug chops, make sure your plug is like a mocha color.

when i was running crazy tuned 2 strokes, i found a couple tricks to "end" my seizing problem.

most importantly was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
all this large thick washer talk sounds like a...

all this large thick washer talk sounds like a new project for the lathe..... even though i have multiples of the bearing installers i could just use.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 1,513,188
Posted By villageidiot
3x is fast eddie castro. a great racer, and...

3x is fast eddie castro.

a great racer, and an even greater man. one of the nicest guys in the sport of flat track and speedway.

he's got one hell of a battle on his hands currently.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By villageidiot
drain fluids, replace water pump seals, replace...

drain fluids, replace water pump seals, replace flywheel cover gasket

ride 100 miles, drain fluids, fill with fresh, repeat......until the coolant is no longer contaminated, i bet the thing is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
very interesting..... I've never had a problem...

very interesting..... I've never had a problem with sendin em home, but I've not done the bearings on the DR yet. learn something new everyday i suppose.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
how did it go too far? if one bearing is in...

how did it go too far?

if one bearing is in and bottomed, then the preload spacer in the middle, all you do is tap it in till its home and thats that.

am i missing something?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By villageidiot
can't be too concerned due to age. i was setting...

can't be too concerned due to age. i was setting up race bikes for first division speedway riders when i was 14, bikes they were winning main events and getting paid on. at 18 i started wrenching...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
Eh, his 150+80lbs of gear is 50lbs less than me...

Eh, his 150+80lbs of gear is 50lbs less than me by myself. I'd wager he's just fine, no need for frame mods, just some good stout racks.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By villageidiot
After looking at some parts diagrams, lt could be...

After looking at some parts diagrams, lt could be entirely possible you have a bad crankshaft seal behind the flywheel, weeping oil into the flywheel cover, the flywheel appears to be what drives the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By villageidiot
I completely agree. I've never been burned on...

I completely agree. I've never been burned on this forum, and everyone I've dealt with has been a stand up straight shooter. However, not everyone on this forum is a mechanically inclined person. The...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,396
Posted By villageidiot
Honestly, to me it's a case of buyer beware....

Honestly, to me it's a case of buyer beware. Buying a used vehicle with no warranty, you get what you get. Sure it's a shitty situation, but if you'd have spent $100 more dollars having the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
With regard to spring tech being discussed...

With regard to spring tech being discussed above.....

I did all my suspension with rick at cogent dynamics. At the time I was 330lbs, I ended up with .55 front springs and an 8.4 rear. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
Go to Home Depot, find some clear vinyl tubing in...

Go to Home Depot, find some clear vinyl tubing in the appropriate size, buy a foot for $ .37 and you'll have 6 of em.
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By villageidiot
any chance to have a 15" wheel laced to your...

any chance to have a 15" wheel laced to your current hub? i know Chris at boxer metal does it for the BMW rigs. id imagine a 3.5 or 4" rim would allow you a small profile (think old vw, 135r15) car...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By villageidiot
I love my roadcrafter one piece suit. It's the...

I love my roadcrafter one piece suit. It's the only suit I own.

I've never worn a suit, I don't own a suit, and I rarely wear any dress clothes. That said, the roadcrafter is one hell of a nice...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,461
Posted By villageidiot
Yeah, now multiply the car values 5 fold, and a...

Yeah, now multiply the car values 5 fold, and a lot of these people have multiples of em.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 27,292
Posted By villageidiot
i just say, "time and materials, and ill call ya...

i just say, "time and materials, and ill call ya when its done"
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By villageidiot
id swap the complete front end over, triple trees...

id swap the complete front end over, triple trees and all..... I'm sure you can find a bearing with the correct dimensions to go from the stem of the donor bike to the OD of the steering neck on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,461
Posted By villageidiot
i don't even get to/want to go to that kind of...

i don't even get to/want to go to that kind of stuff...... mostly pretentious fancy pants type people. some good folks, but the realm of $$ is not in my comprehension.:deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 136,672
Posted By villageidiot
2003 ttr125L

i picked up this ttr125L to chase my buddies kids around the desert on, and haven't used it. sold my truck and can no longer haul it.

asking $1000.00 firm.

its just had a carb clean, and a new...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,812
Posted By villageidiot
to me, it looks like someone slapped pads on...

to me, it looks like someone slapped pads on rotors that had gone metal to metal and then shipped it.

id do pads and rotors, calipers at 68k are likely fine, but i would also do a complete brake...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,461
Posted By villageidiot
he worked for boyd back in the day, and boyd...

he worked for boyd back in the day, and boyd is/was just like foose is now......

foose was boyds behind the scenes guy, and now foose is the up front guy.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,322
Views: 320,677
Posted By villageidiot
didn't know they were putting the z-tec in...

didn't know they were putting the z-tec in vanagons, its a much more reliable engine as far as I've dealt with. id go that route too.

as for acreage and yurts..... I'm picking up what you're...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,461
Posted By villageidiot
i was at the powdercoater picking up some exhaust...

i was at the powdercoater picking up some exhaust manifolds for a 300sl, and in walks chip foose.

some people swoon over the guy....me, meh:asshat
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By villageidiot
you may try out an ad in the VENDOR section.

you may try out an ad in the VENDOR section.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By villageidiot
a closet at the office to hold your suits so you...

a closet at the office to hold your suits so you can change into them at the office.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6,322
Views: 320,677
Posted By villageidiot
subaru swap

subaru swap
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,288
Posted By villageidiot
maybe something like an xr200 would be lighter,...

maybe something like an xr200 would be lighter, can find them plated sometimes.

a dr250 or 350 i think is lighter, but still about 260 or so.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,443
Posted By villageidiot
i did have some scoots, last year, i had a kymco...

i did have some scoots, last year, i had a kymco people gt300i, and a sh150. i have had a ton of 50cc pedal mopeds (150+), but i have your opposite problems, at 6'2 and 280lbs i find everything is...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,443
Posted By villageidiot
i lost track a long time ago. now i just kinda do...

i lost track a long time ago. now i just kinda do what i want and not keep too much track. I've found a bike I'm very happy with in my DR650, it kinda ticks all the boxes for me, and now that I've...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 109,500
Views: 22,012,019
Posted By villageidiot
got my 19/17 setup back today from the wheel...

got my 19/17 setup back today from the wheel builder.

19x2.15 up front, stock rear.

the front rim is a rear wheel (19x2.15 takasago) from a yz250, a take off rim in perfect shape, re indexed,...
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