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Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 143,368
Posted By BlueDaksi
Diesel dual sports

A friend of mine snapped a couple of photos of these USMC HDT-USA diesel motorcycles that I gather are modified KLR 650s?

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt226/BlueDaksi/image_zps7da6f878.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Damn... Looks like I've missed a lot of good...

Damn... Looks like I've missed a lot of good pie...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Looking forward to meeting some more of you at...

Looking forward to meeting some more of you at TDC 5! Are fine hand rolled cigars welcome?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Yesterday was not optimal for riding into work. ...

Yesterday was not optimal for riding into work. It was nice in the morning... not so nice in the evening. I need to get my windshield installed soon.




PM sent. Thanks!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Need farkles...

Ok, I passed my road test on my naked FT500 (stupidly did not transfer my M Class from Oklahoma when I moved to NY ten years ago...), now it's time to add some farkles. I really need a rack and some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Training wheels are off...

Well, I passed my NY Class M road test on this crappy, wet, and cold spring day in the Finger Lakes... Glad that's over, and I am once again free to ride... :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
It was a VERY windy day for riding. This was my...

It was a VERY windy day for riding. This was my first 100 mile round trip on the FT500, and I found out that my speedometer reads about 10-15 mph slower than whatever speed I am actually going. I'm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Thanks for the offer. I've since been in touch...

Thanks for the offer. I've since been in touch with a friend who I've been riding with locally, who might be able to go to the Maple Tree Inn with me today. Given the sketchiness of the weather,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Is anybody headed to the Maple Tree tomorrow...

Is anybody headed to the Maple Tree tomorrow going by Livonia? I'd like to go... but... I'm embarrassed to say that when I moved from Oklahoma to New York a few years ago, I did not transfer my M...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-31-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Got out a bit for a short ride with a friend. ...

Got out a bit for a short ride with a friend. I'm SICK of this cold weather...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By BlueDaksi
Fond memories...

I spent many summers of my youth camping at or near Sipapu Ski Resort. It is a beutiful area with lots to do and see nearby. It is one of my favorite places on the planet. I rode on a Honda Trail...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Bike fixed up, and itching to ride

After putting on new shocks and a 17t countershaft sprocket (2 teeth more than stock), my FT500 appears to be successfully rehabilitated and in great shape to ride. I can't wait to ride ridiculous...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Best thread evah! I just emailed my Mom and...

Best thread evah! I just emailed my Mom and asked her to dig out some old photos.




I've driven through PA on 15 many times and never knew about this. It is now definitely on my short list...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Tell me about it! :beer The 1965 Honda Trail 90...

Tell me about it! :beer The 1965 Honda Trail 90 that we restored had a frozen piston when we started. We had it completely apart and by the time we were done, it was like new. We put hundreds of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
WinterCycle Therapy at the Curtiss Museum

The WinterCycle Therapy event was well worth the trip. Some of the later bikes brought back memories.

This 1966 Honda 90 reminded me of the very first bike (1965 Honda 90) I restored from a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,477
Posted By BlueDaksi
Much improved

After putting bigger jets in the carburetor, switching out the 15T countershaft sprocket for a 17T was just the ticket! These along with new 335mm four-way adjustable Emgo shocks, part #EMG1705512,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
I'm probably going to run over to this tomorrow...

I'm probably going to run over to this tomorrow morning.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,477
Posted By BlueDaksi
Nice! While you're in the carb, I highly...

Nice! While you're in the carb, I highly recommend going with bigger jets. Keep us posted on your progress.
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,886
Posted By BlueDaksi
Do not like

Whatever the change, it looks cheap and is difficult to read. Thank you to the OP for sharing the fix.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 118,790
Posted By BlueDaksi
Simple, comfortable, easy to work on

No plastic covered crotch rockets for me, thank you very much. If there were slightly updated new mid-cc UJM bikes in the market, I'd be interested. I'm keen to pick up a Suzuki TU250 soon, but as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,529
Posted By BlueDaksi
This was a good change to split them up. Two...

This was a good change to split them up. Two stroke singles are not "thumpers". :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
I'm a noob to this group too, and live in...

I'm a noob to this group too, and live in Livonia. Less intense? You ought to see how hardcore they are when it comes to the topic of eating pie!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-18-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
I think I could easily keep trailer + kayak...

I think I could easily keep trailer + kayak weight well under 200lbs. Thanks for the links and info. I've spent some time head-scratchin' about ways to put a hitch on the FT500. I've got nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,186
Posted By BlueDaksi
:muutt :lol3

:muutt :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,186
Posted By BlueDaksi
Fu

:boid :flip Unfortunately, the OP, whose skinny ass, no doubt, I could kick... :D has a point. But fortunately for me, I've lost over 100lbs in the last year, which is why I'm back on a bike :ricky ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,477
Posted By BlueDaksi
The FT500 has a balancer - an improvement over...

The FT500 has a balancer - an improvement over previous iterations of this motor in the XR500 and Xl500, but vibration is most noticeable above 5000 rpm. There is a smooth spot between 3000-5000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,868
Posted By BlueDaksi
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 59,477
Posted By BlueDaksi
Change your 30-year-old brake fluid

One of the bright spots for the rehabilitation of my FT500 has been that the brake calipers and rotors appear to be in great shape. Brake fluid in the rear reservoir looked to be relatively clear,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Wicked But... But... But... I just got it, have it...

But... But... But... I just got it, have it running and tuned up! It's in relatively good mechanical shape, but has some cosmetic problems, dings and missing paint on gas tank, cracked side cover,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Winter ride on a beater bike

I finished replacing my fork seal and bushings, got it put back together, took it to get the state inspection sticker, and then for a short ride out to Canadice Lake. Where were all the other...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By BlueDaksi
If you haven't seen Niagara Falls, it's...

If you haven't seen Niagara Falls, it's definitely worth a look. In my opinion, Buffalo is a run-down crappy city and there's not much there to stop for. That said, the Anchor Bar is a common...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Ok, I've come back down to Earth regarding towing...

Ok, I've come back down to Earth regarding towing a kayak trailer with my FT500. I'm sure that it's possible and within my abilities to build a way to do it, I just think it's best to get at least a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Happier than a three- peckered billy goat

I've got to admit, I'd be happier than a three-peckered billy goat if I could SAFELY tow a kayak behind my bike. I would love to take some longer trips to remote locations on my bike and be able to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
I have a very lightweight trailer. You're right....

I have a very lightweight trailer. You're right. That might be a great project! How crazy would it be to haul a 13' long 60lb kayak behind a 378lb 500cc thumper?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Hmmm... That actually looks doable. How wide is...

Hmmm... That actually looks doable. How wide is your trailer? I have zero experience pulling a trailer behind a bike. That could change. :1drink
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-12-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Ha! Don't think for an instant that I haven't...

Ha! Don't think for an instant that I haven't considered all of the above ideas for hauling a kayak. I think a nice inflatable kayak would be a more realistic option...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-11-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Awesome, a fellow kayak angler! I'll plan on...

Awesome, a fellow kayak angler! I'll plan on coming for the tech session on April 27th, and fishing whenever if you're interested. I'm not too far away, in Livonia Center.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-09-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Thanks for the welcome. I would like to attend...

Thanks for the welcome. I would like to attend the tech day. I'm sure I'll still be working on my FT500... I plan to tinker with it and ride it as much as I can, but also plan to get a dependable...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Damn... Old farts AND ugly to boot... If this...

Damn... Old farts AND ugly to boot... If this is representative of the group, I might fit in a little too well. One of these photos reminded me of something besides kayak fishing that I enjoy,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-08-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 416,908
Posted By BlueDaksi
Here is a more recent photo of my river fishing...

Here is a more recent photo of my river fishing kayak, the X-13...
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt226/BlueDaksi/image_zpsff199445.jpg

So, what about you guys? What do you do besides ride...
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