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Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By ArcticDevil
The 400sg is dummy-proof...nothing is adjustable,...

The 400sg is dummy-proof...nothing is adjustable, says the service manual.
Airbox is clean and whole, plugs are new, timing good, jets like new. The ignition wires are pretty leaky, I've been too...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By ArcticDevil
It's a "free bike" that hadn't been run since...

It's a "free bike" that hadn't been run since '99.
I did all the standard exchange of rotted rubber, ran some Sea Foam through fresh oil before doing a full change, new filters wet and dry, flushed...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By ArcticDevil
Top Half of Throttle is Bleh

Alright, and now for the specifics. Little less than halfway to WFO, the carbs on the 400 special just bog down. 3k rpm, max. Plenty of smoke, plugs are blackened beyond firing in 5 blocks.
I had...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By ArcticDevil
That got things jarred loose, been away from...

That got things jarred loose, been away from electronics for too long. Thanks everybody, I think the brain is tracking again.
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By ArcticDevil
That's about what I expected, but i'm still not...

That's about what I expected, but i'm still not convinced I need a relay. I haven't done the arduino thing yet, but it should be simple enough.
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By ArcticDevil
Flasher Circuit Design

I know we have some smart bubbas hanging around here, so please help me out.
I need a dual-rate LED flasher circuit, self-cancelling. I am qualified to build and adjust values, but unsure of where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By ArcticDevil
New hazard to me

Buzzing around the lake this morning, before it got too hot. Just beyond a bump in the dirt road, somebody was nice enough to dig tire-sized holes about 8" deep. Nice thing to find while studying...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By ArcticDevil
The real hell of it is, I want to design a...

The real hell of it is, I want to design a roadable aircraft. Something that really works on the streets, and converts to a flight mode.....A flying motorcycle if you wish. Only pipe dreams and rough...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By ArcticDevil
Engine Weight, F800 and similar

I have it in my fevered brain to use a motorcycle engine in a homebrew aircraft. I will only need 70-85hp, so both the F800 and SV650 engines seem like good candidates to me. The 650 'Strom may also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,379
Posted By ArcticDevil
Plate spoofing would possibly be effective using...

Plate spoofing would possibly be effective using car numbers on your bike, if the clerk running the automailer isn't paying attention. Ridiculously easy to contest, but still burns their time.


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,264
Posted By ArcticDevil
Of course it was a Harley.....lowered

Gaereth and Nubbins nailed it.
I pack daily (and legally), keep a couple ready around the home, but not usually a fan of open carry. I try to have a scaled response to any level of threat. Threat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,264
Posted By ArcticDevil
WrongGATT

I am the last person to rage against firearms and those who carry them, so look at this story in a friendly context on that note. Wish I could have gotten a picture to illustrate.
Hauling the kids...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By ArcticDevil
Desert travel

My camelbak goes under the jacket or is in my backpack, but I like to sip without fumbling to insert a hose under the chinbar. This was my solution.
3 liters of water with each gas stop works out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By ArcticDevil
City touring

The Muell
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/ArcticNemo/Bike/DSC_0011.jpg
Gonna redo it with quick-release mounts, perfect for camping seats.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By ArcticDevil
Thanks all

I guess I shouldn't have worried about running out of stuff to see. Sedona and the surrounding canyons gave us more than enough to fill three days. Grand Canyon was impressive in person, but a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 31,501
Posted By ArcticDevil
Ours was named Nina, God how I loved that little...

Ours was named Nina, God how I loved that little redhead. I always imagined she grew up looking like Jesica Rabbit
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By ArcticDevil
Wisdom sought.....family time ~Flagstaff

All of us are absolutely sick of the desert, so we are spending birthdays in the mountains. What can we expect for weather and activities first week of March?
Any recommendations for hotels or B&B...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,910
Posted By ArcticDevil
Rubatone paint

Makes you wonder if Rubatone helmets have a differential injury rate. I don't know about the goofy injury animations in above video; but it seems that a rotational injury would increase cervical...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By ArcticDevil
Done!

A cheap bitdriver that I happened to have about was exactly the diameter I needed for the head. Simply dremeled off an appropriate length and cut a slot for the cable to insert into.
I broomed the...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By ArcticDevil
Cable Tip Repair

The ball tip broke off my clutch cable, and it will be a few weeks until a new one shows up. Any way to fix this now?
The cable broke right at the lever, and I have plenty of slack to use it with a...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 100,166
Posted By ArcticDevil
Thanks Tomm

Yeah, really...I was totally gonna post that first.
The 2008 looks pretty hot, the earlier ones were styled a bit like the new KLR:puke2
I think they may have to get Ewin and Chuck to convince...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,235
Posted By ArcticDevil
Spagthorpe

Spagthorpe
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArcticDevil
Thanks Phuph, good links, I had forgotten how...

Thanks Phuph, good links, I had forgotten how useful tweezers are. I already have a slight scar on my hand that I had closed myself while hunting. It wasn't worth coming off the mountain early, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By ArcticDevil
Well done DIY bike

It might not be the coolest or fastest, but I like the way he thinks.
LPG fuel, and the rims unbolt from the spokes for quick tire swap. Called the Greenfly....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By ArcticDevil
Everyday kit

I have two nalgene-type knockoffs that I want to turn into riding kits. Ideas for a first-aid and survival stash? :ear
First-Aid: Have; a selection of medium and large strips, some bleed powder,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,761
Posted By ArcticDevil
Safety Issue

I first used the cheapo Wal~Mart lights on my DR650. The lights are fine, but the wires are for shit, easily burning up under a full load.
Spend the money for a relay (~$5.50) and enjoy a smaller...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By ArcticDevil
Perfect day for a 'Stitch

It doesn't rain so often here, and drainage is not so much an issue for road engineers. This is my front lawn today.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/ArcticNemo/Bike/DSC_0134.jpg
Not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2008, 05:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,931
Posted By ArcticDevil
It's one of those mortar fireworks. They blast...

It's one of those mortar fireworks. They blast out of the tube and go all pom-pom over your backyard
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,935
Posted By ArcticDevil
Bug

Everything forward of the forks needs to be reworked
But even then.....PASS!
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By ArcticDevil
Profiling

How about those cute little stickers like in Japan? Can you imagine the furor if we expected drivers to be in control of their vehicle and their faculties?

Around here, we watch for...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By ArcticDevil
Update

Well, it's been a couple months, and we're through the crucial stages. My aunt has lost about 40% of her hearing on one side, and still goes to speech therapy at the VA a couple times a month.
No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,776
Posted By ArcticDevil
Are you trying to tell me that if I have less...

Are you trying to tell me that if I have less than 300 horsepower and a throttle that isn't wide open at 10 degrees of arc, that I am less likely to blip into the side of a car?
Or did you mean the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By ArcticDevil
Yawn

:snore
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By ArcticDevil
Take the course!

Got a family email this weekend, my aunt (8 years younger than me) decided to learn how to ride on a friend's dirt bike. She had previously ridden only around an empty lot, with me sitting behind and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,017
Posted By ArcticDevil
Damn Echo, you really know how to show the...

Damn Echo, you really know how to show the attitude in those chaps.
You should get an agent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By ArcticDevil
Whatever

+1 for making stuff up

I like using John Denver......
You fill up my windshield, as my plane spirals downward.
I've now got no hope of, regaining control.......
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 536,153
Posted By ArcticDevil
Gas welding Aluminum

Acetylene will give you a flame that makes it nigh impossible to keep the work clean long enough. That said, we did some aluminum projects in my airframe class in high school using Oxy/Acetylene....
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By ArcticDevil
Goddamn Eric Buell!

Slapped a Kenda 657 on the rear. Stock is 120/80, I used a 120/90...and it rubs on the front of the swingarm at speeds over 45. Three feet of clearance on both sides, and they couldn't be bothered to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,726
Posted By ArcticDevil
Biker guy probably rants how no one wants to let...

Biker guy probably rants how no one wants to let him merge onto the freeway, ironic.
Motorcycle at fault, not the rider....the seat is obviously causing blood to pool in his ass, depriving the brain...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,160
Posted By ArcticDevil
The new Marine combat boot (rough side out...

The new Marine combat boot (rough side out leather) is pretty damn good all-around. They have a temperate and hot-weather version, plus steel toe for safety. The temperate boot works well to about...
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