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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,102,708
Posted By engineman
Same thing that holds my screen on. Seems to...

Same thing that holds my screen on. Seems to work great. It's a laminar lip screen and seems to move a lot of air. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/16/68697b8d43c1ced5cf947d3eae1adc9e.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6,413
Views: 415,784
Posted By engineman
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/13/8b8849589b...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/13/8b8849589bb65d3ebaacfb57cdd46f2f.jpg

At my daughter's piano lesson and this is parked outside. 145,000 on the odometer. Really want one of these someday
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-08-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 85,789
Posted By engineman
Picture of my dad in 71 or so. Hill climbing at...

Picture of my dad in 71 or so. Hill climbing at Okinawa, Japan where he was stationed at the time. Suzuki TS250 Savage if I remember right. Brought the bike home from Okinawa broken up into many...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Started the other part of my training for this...

Started the other part of my training for this trip with a 2 mile run this morning. Holy crap I'm in bad shape. Driving a desk is very bad for me
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 62,928
Posted By engineman
Not sure what that is but I want one[emoji1]

Not sure what that is but I want one[emoji1]
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 62,928
Posted By engineman
Very similar to my story. I loved the challenge...

Very similar to my story. I loved the challenge of looking at a pile of scrap iron and broken parts and figuring out how to turn them into something useful. Got a call from dad as I was getting off...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6,993
Views: 1,269,260
Posted By engineman
So I can see the increased CR if you improve...

So I can see the increased CR if you improve cylinder filling. I would guess though that you're only increasing it by a very small amount with these mods. That must mean the engine is very close to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,993
Views: 1,269,260
Posted By engineman
So what's causing the increased detonation risk? ...

So what's causing the increased detonation risk? My understanding of the causes of detonation would be high CR, lean mixture or hot spots in the combustion chamber. Is the concern that the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 62,928
Posted By engineman
Still in customs? A few years ago I had to bring...

Still in customs? A few years ago I had to bring 8 shipping containers full of $4M of machine parts. It took months and dozens of phone calls to get through customs in Chicago.
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
It has become fairly obvious to me that the...

It has become fairly obvious to me that the Austrian engineer responsible for the LC4 oiling system must have had a real fondness for paint chips as a child.

Oil change done, new sprockets and...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
That's my concern. For some reason I am...

That's my concern. For some reason I am unusually concerned about foot and ankle injuries. I'll pack a pair of Keens for walking around in, they pack small and light
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
As long as I could stay off the freeway I...

As long as I could stay off the freeway I wouldn't hesitate to ride my 250 across the country and would bet your wife is significantly lighter and more aerodynamic than me.:rofl

I love that repsol...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
What are you guys wearing for boots? I'm...

What are you guys wearing for boots? I'm shopping for some new ones since I know my squeaky old BMW boots really annoy Brad:D

Currently leaning towards the Gaerne SG-10s

Also debating on the...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I'm really enjoying your old seat:D Probably one...

I'm really enjoying your old seat:D Probably one of the best seats on any bike I've had
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
The one for the filter cover on the right side. ...

The one for the filter cover on the right side. I've never seen an o-ring in a static joint deteriorate like this one was. I wasn't worried at first because there was a package with another one in...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
If it makes you feel any better, you're not the...

If it makes you feel any better, you're not the only one waiting on parts. Now on day 10 for the USPS to get an O-ring from California to Iowa:baldy
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 35,335
Posted By engineman
I'm getting ready to re-create your headlight...

I'm getting ready to re-create your headlight system with the Vision X Optimus lights. Anything you'd do different if you had to do it again? How are they holding up?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 455,277
Posted By engineman
My wife rides the XT. She's 5'-5" with stumpy...

My wife rides the XT. She's 5'-5" with stumpy legs and it suits her well. I've got nothing bad to say about the bike. I've got the IMMIX rack and have hauled firewood and other heavy objects on it...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
It actually is mine. This is how I spent the...

It actually is mine. This is how I spent the October this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpsgf27sqOY
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
How about I just bring over my acetylene torch...

How about I just bring over my acetylene torch and gas powered chop saw, we'll get that thing cut up right quick :rofl
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Put in for vacation today. Aug 29-Sep 7 ...

Put in for vacation today. Aug 29-Sep 7

Feels great to be back on the bike after this winter, just got back from sneaking out of work at lunch to loop around Amana on gravel. I suppose it's time...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I'm going to print and laminate this to put in my...

I'm going to print and laminate this to put in my toolbag
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
So kick start when cold instead of electric?

So kick start when cold instead of electric?
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Love my centerstand :D Tried to start the...

Love my centerstand :D


Tried to start the 640 yesterday in anticipation of above freezing temps later this week but no-go. I do miss having fuel injection.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 62,928
Posted By engineman
Need one of these. Best for holes in thin stock....

Need one of these. Best for holes in thin stock.
http://www.amazon.com/Cobalt-Drill-Metric-Steps-Shank/dp/B00QPE4O5C/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1424025082&sr=1-1
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I assume they're having another grgr this year. ...

I assume they're having another grgr this year. Think you're going to have it ready by then?
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Absolutely. How do you transfer fuel? Siphon...

Absolutely. How do you transfer fuel? Siphon out the top or drain through the petcock?
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6,993
Views: 1,269,260
Posted By engineman
Now that's a great looking bike. You've got me...

Now that's a great looking bike. You've got me thinking about repainting mine now.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Do we have the gpx files? I don't have an iphone...

Do we have the gpx files? I don't have an iphone but I do have my old garmin 60csx. I usually get pretty frustrated trying to use it so I ordered a butler map as well.
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I'm very new to planning a trip of this magnitude...

I'm very new to planning a trip of this magnitude and I've never been to this area before so I appreciate all the input. Fact is I'm willing to let you guys do the heavy lifting on the route...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Sounds like a good plan.

Sounds like a good plan.
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
What is the plan for overnights? I don't have a...

What is the plan for overnights? I don't have a problem with camping or staying in town although I'd usually rather be in a tent than in a sleazy hotel room with a bunch of farting dudes.:D
Forum: Americas 01-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
So after trying this with the 640 today it looks...

So after trying this with the 640 today it looks like the biggest thing I have to work on is my clutch hand strength. I completely destroyed my left forearm on an old DR370 15 years ago and my left...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I just edited my post specifically to address the...

I just edited my post specifically to address the wrangler question
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Some ideas for getting there: I'll have to do...

Some ideas for getting there:
I'll have to do some measuring but my sheep trailer will haul 3 or 4 bikes plus other gear. My primary tow rig is a super cab F250 which might not be the most...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I was wondering about the camping. I'll plan on...

I was wondering about the camping. I'll plan on a pretty similar loadout except I'll have fewer cameras and more tools. I'm going to rely on you to make the coffee with that fancy stove of yours. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By engineman
My wife and I went last spring in Georgia. ...

My wife and I went last spring in Georgia. Awesome time. Great class, great instructors, can't wait to do it again. Unless you are some kind of superman you will hurt alot when it is over but it's...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Looks like I had some old info. Thanks for the...

Looks like I had some old info. Thanks for the link, I'm going to go ahead and order them.

Just got my saddlebags. ...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
I think the 640 uses H1 bulbs which cyclops...

I think the 640 uses H1 bulbs which cyclops doesn't make. H4 is for the 950

Best I've found so far is an HID conversion which doesn't look cheap or easy
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,576
Posted By engineman
Me either. I think Brad went from being the slow...

Me either. I think Brad went from being the slow guy last time to the fast guy this time.:lol3

We'll have to get together to talk about bike setups since we're on roughly the same machines (I...
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