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Forum: Americas 06-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Time in Nor Cal

You should prolly try to book a campsite on the Mendocino Coast, but if you wind up in or close to Fort Bragg for an overnight. Go to a place down on the waterfront called Silvers at the Wharf. They...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Stuff in far Northern California

I don't know what kind of bike you'll be riding or how much time you will be wandering in California, but I live here on the North Coast, and you cant miss riding through the Redwoods. For that, you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Testing switches

Btw the best way to test a switch is to disconnect its connector to the loom, and hook your meter up to the appropriate pins and check continuity. Open and closed. I have found that a flaky switch...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Found it!

Wow, there waas a broken wire going into a connector behind the headlight. It was the red and white wire that is a part of the starting circuit. Vibrated and broke just insde of the stoopid...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Update bike still doa

Sorry this has taken so lomg, but life continues to roll on despite my best efforts
.
Update. So far I have; taken the battery to a battery shop and had a load test, checked out ok. Tested the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By MAKETIMBER
I agree with you Sumi. If the bike is in neutral,...

I agree with you Sumi. If the bike is in neutral, the kick stand switch does not come into play, same for the clutch safety switch. I have the dayoff tomorrow, I am going to try jumping it with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By MAKETIMBER
06' 950a won't start

Looking for some direction here. My 06 950a has had an intermittant problem with starting for the last 6 months. when it does start, it runs fine , no issues at all. The problem is, go to start...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,962
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Prolly should'nt do this but....

How about my 71 Spitfire with an aluminum buick V8, 4 speed, 10 bolt chevy and tons of attitude. Nicely done engine swap if I don't say so myself. I had the engine smoked over before I put it in, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Indian summer has been and the rain bugs are flying

Leave the camp gear and plan to credit card camp. Count on fog, fat air, and chilly wet mornings on the coast, and chilly mornings and evenings inland with middling temperatures during the day. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,290
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Fixer Dave wins in my book. Drinking should come...

Fixer Dave wins in my book. Drinking should come into play here too. Really you should not need much "traction" on the peg, so why not try it. Dave wins the prize. Low tech, everyone has a match. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,290
Posted By MAKETIMBER
How about a simple cone shaped pin welded to the...

How about a simple cone shaped pin welded to the foot peg that fits into a corresponding hole "drilled" into the shoe. Maybe the shape of a cone so that it will find it's own center, and will not be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By MAKETIMBER
The ferry ride is pretty bitchen! If you are on a...

The ferry ride is pretty bitchen! If you are on a ferry for over 24 hours make sure to book a berth. Makes the trip a lot more like a cruise than a bus ride (through the most beautiful place on this...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,807
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Aggressive water ?

On the cause of your leaks, it could be that where it was joined the solder joints were poor to begin with, more likely is that you and your neighbors have a water issue. Copper can wear out in high...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,807
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Pex vs copper

Go with the pex. It will never corrode, like copper it inhibits bacterial growth, if it freezes it will just thaw out no busted pipes. The fittings can be either lead free brass, or plastic...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,471
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Try This

Have you called your local Honda/Mazda car dealer and asked their service manager where they take their broken bolts? A friend of mine has a portable EDM that all the local car dealers call him for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 68,635
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Bitchen idea, hope you get to manufacture these things

If I lived a little closer to Boise, I'd be atcher place drinking your beer trying to figure an angle to get Boise Inc. to finance these deals. Maybe offer to skin them in cardboard or pulp board. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,606
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Thumb Both, two reels one fly rod

Diawa sells a spinning reel that works well on a fly rod, and all you'd need after that would be your box of favorite lures....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-19-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 194,069
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Mullet is in the hoosegow

I think I know what happened to Mullet. He's cooling his heels in the pokey. He has done one of the following things.

1) He kicked the granola out of some hippie fuck bicycle frame and dreadlock...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,766,641
Posted By MAKETIMBER
B4 and After

After having been in my shop for 20 years I figured it was time to do a little tune up on the place.
BEFORE
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,654
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Braze on. I was employed briefly by a company...

Braze on. I was employed briefly by a company that made Lotus 23 race car reproductions, and that is all they used in their frames. I can't remember what type steel tubing they used, but it was all...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,294
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Go for it!!

If you both like the place, go for it. If you can swing a hammer, you should do it. Yep, it'll be expensive, and stressful, but it'll be what you want and you will have the pride of having done it...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,996
Posted By MAKETIMBER
+1 headlamp for sure keep on top so you can grab...

+1 headlamp for sure keep on top so you can grab it
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By MAKETIMBER
I kinda like a skinny, raised, lift. Makes it...

I kinda like a skinny, raised, lift. Makes it easier to get in close and work on and pull engines. The wider lift is nice in that there is a lot of space to put down parts, and jack the bike up. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Lookie here

Found one
http://trailerliftcombo.com/?page_id=4
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Bike lift/trailer in one

Anyone ever see a bike lift that will double as a trailer? I've got two lifts, no trailer, and i'm kinda ready
to build a trailer. If you have seen one please post it up here.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7,704
Views: 1,164,913
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Supermoto nx250

Theees ees my leeetle mule.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,669
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Nx250 Honda set up as a supermoto

Mean looking little thumper.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,687,566
Posted By MAKETIMBER
After five years camping on same bike

This is the rig I have landed on. The orange dry bag holds my tent, sleeping bag, pillow,and single air bed mattress, and ground tarp. I just roll it all up and put the whole deal into the dry bag....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,356
Views: 2,500,606
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,356
Views: 2,500,606
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Bc

Bc
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,356
Views: 2,500,606
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 54,222
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Blue max chair, The Larry chair, front runner...

Blue max chair, The Larry chair, front runner chair
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,781
Posted By MAKETIMBER
I PACK MY SLEEPING PAD, SLEEPING BAG AND TENT IN...

I PACK MY SLEEPING PAD, SLEEPING BAG AND TENT IN THE SAME DRY BAG. BEFORE I START THE TRIP I LAY OUT MY GROUND CLOTH TARP, SET UP THE TENT ON TOP OF THAT, PUT THE SLEEPING PAD IN, THEN THE SLEEPING...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Jas-honkeys all of em

Take it to youor local muffler shop, for 5 bucks they will weld the hole shut. You get to drill and tap the hole yourself.
Or go next size bigger.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,301
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Givi trolly bag

IF YOU FIND THAT THE GIVI TROLLY BAG IS CARRY ON-ABLE I'VE GOT ONE FOR SALE ALONG WITH THE MOUNT http://www.giviusa.com/soft-luggages/Luggage-with-plate/T482 MINE IS A LITTLE OLDER PM ME IF INTERESTED
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By MAKETIMBER
How does the chinbar work?

Kinda thinking about a new helmet, and this may be the one. Their website gives no info on how the chinbar "moves". Does it un bolt? Does it swivel someplace? Is this helmet on the noisy or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,718
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Have you tried raising the seat or maybe a small...

Have you tried raising the seat or maybe a small filler or have you considered maybe some kind of "fabric" from your seat pad to cover the gap? If you do cut the tank, i'd be very interested in how...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,155
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Heya guys, i'm looking for a seat pan for a '71...

Heya guys,
i'm looking for a seat pan for a '71 also. Just got the bike, and it sat in the rain for 12 years. I can hear it rusting from here.
Guess how happy i was when i put a battery in,...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,054
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Go to eBay and look up 7 pc fly rods They'll...

Go to eBay and look up 7 pc fly rods
They'll pack into a side bag easy, and if yOu can find a diawa 40xA spin casting reel along with a conventional fly reel, you can fish for pretty much anything...
Forum: Regional forums 02-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By MAKETIMBER
Hyw 299 in nor cal from redding to eureka works...

Hyw 299 in nor cal from redding to eureka works pretty well for me as far as scenic, and the return trip can be on hwy 36
prolly one of the most technically fun roads around.
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